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  • Guide to Gearhead: Carburetor/Direct Injection

    Guide to Gearhead: Carburetor/Direct Injection

    Gasoline only burns when it is mixed with oxygen.  A bucket of gasoline lit on fire would be unlikely to explode, but instead the fire would sit on top of the liquid as the vapors burned.  If the bucket was left in the room for a period of time, the room would fill with gasoline vapors and the room may explode… So, don’t try it at home. If we want to run a combustion engine using gasoline, we’ve established that we need to mix the fuel with air.  This is why we need a carburetor.  A carburetor is actually a very simple […]

  • Guide to Gearhead Week 1: HEMI

    Guide to Gearhead Week 1: HEMI

    What’s man’s best friend? Here’s a hint… It doesn’t shed or poop on your living room carpet. The answer is cars. Nothing else in the history of mankind has changed our individual lives more dramatically. If you’re one of those guys who answered dogs, keep reading. Have you wondered what a Hemi is? Don’t understand why your dad’s car had a carburetor, but yours doesn’t? Want to know why your mechanic charges so much to refill your blinker fluid? These articles are for you. The Guide To Gearhead column will teach you everything you need to know to start looking […]