Slow Motion: AWD Launching Edition

AWD DSM Launches in Slow Motion

When watching drag racing, the last thing that’s on your mind is what the race would look like in slow motion.  Luckily, there are people out there that are thinking about this, and even capture it on video for people like us to enjoy.  On YouTube there are dozens of slow motion videos of rear wheel drive cars launching, which is pretty cool, but I find all wheel drive to be more interesting.

You can actually see the transfer case putting in work.  First, the front wheels start to slip, then the power is transferred to the rear, which often slips, and then back to the front it goes again. It is an amazing seesaw of power within a blink of an eye.  Focus on the spinning of the front and rear wheels vs. the distance the car travels for total amazement. Oh, and yes……… this is why stuff breaks.

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RPOTD: Ocean View 1966 Pontiac Bonneville

Random Picture Of The Day

Have you ever taken your car to the beach, and then forgot about it …… like …… forever?  It’s ok, that’ll buff right out.  Photoshop or not, I think it’s a cool picture.

Image borrowed from:

http://weburbanist.com/

UPDATE: AWD Mitsubishi Turbo Dune Buggy!

Back in August we had and entire week of amazing automotive projects, and many readers asked for updates as they progressed. Since 1A Auto never disappoints, and Don never stops working on this thing, we bring you Round 2 of the AWD Mitsubishi Turbo Dune Buggy (See Round 1 Here if you missed it).  Since the first 1A Auto blog post, I have gotten to know Don a bit, and he is one of the most creative and resourceful builders I have seen.  There are not enough thumbs on my hands to give him the amount of “thumbs up” that he deserves!  Keep up the great work!

As you can see:

– Many many hours of fiberglass work has been done
– Body mounts have been made
– Front bumper installed
– Strut braces have been made
– Radiator and mounted
– New tires and wheels!

RPOTD: Muddy Porsche Edition

Random Picture Of The Day


Freshly Washed!

Freshly Washed!

EEEEK!  Throw it Back!!!

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http://pcarblog.com/

1998 Ford Explorer How-To Video Suggestions

1A Auto Wants Your Suggestions!

1998 Ford Explorer

Over the last few months, 1A Auto has recorded several hundred high definition how-to videos on our 1A Auto YouTube Channel and we are adding dozens more each week.  We want to give our customers all the guidance that they may need when replacing the typical do-it-yourself auto parts like the ones that we provide.   Our YouTube videos are all 10 minutes or less and they cover everything from the tools that you will need, to the time that it should take, and all the tips and tricks that we have learned along the way.  They show you how auto parts are replaced in a real world environment, not in the fantasy TV land of rust-free metal and easy to turn bolts.

Most recently, we acquired a 1998 Ford Explorer that we will be breathing some much deserved life back into.  It has typical mileage, normal wear and tear, and makes a fantastic winter vehicle in New England!  Over the next month or so, we are going through it and making dozens of helpful how-to videos about the entire process. This is where you come in! We are looking for “how-to video” suggestions for this Explorer project.   » Continue reading more of this post…

This is how you run 6′s at 210 mph.

When the boost arrives.

This video was taken yesterday by a friend of mine at New England Dragway.  It was a test & tune day, and one of the cars there ripped off a 6.92 at 210 mph.  Twin turbo, G-Body, pulling the front wheels when the boost arrives. These DMC  guys deserve a round of applause, and many high 5’s.  Well done!

RPOTD: Racing to the track edition

Random Picture Of The Day

 

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