Tuesday, March 5, 2019
***Blatant Sales Pitch: My employer, CarTech Books thought for some crazy reason, that I might like the new Hemi book, so they gave me a free shipping discount code (ScatPackClub) to share with you all.***
Since I became a doctor of Hemitology back in 2013, I've been following the trends and mods that go hand and hand with the GenIII Hemi. I've owned three of them now, and I absolutely love them. I've had my ears to the ground, looking for that Craigslist score on a 5.7 Hemi in need of work.
I consider myself pretty handy and always attempt to do mechanical work myself (until it's proven I can't do it), but rebuilding an engine has always been outside of my wheelhouse. The task just seemed too daunting.
Well that's where the new book from Larry Shepard & CarTech Books comes to the rescue. It takes what seems like an impossible task (to me) and lays it out in a way that makes even me seem like it can be done. Larry is no rookie either, he's been a master of Mopars long before I could walk, let along show off my gold "doctor's" chain. Larry cut his teeth as an engineer, parts manager and racing coordinator - he's also the author of many other very well received rebuild and max performance books in the CarTech catalog.
Being a visual person, I've always thought books were not well suited for my style of learning. Well, with over 400 color photos to go along with the very step-by-step procedure shown in the book, I was wrong. Also, being able to easily reference this while working on a rebuild is invaluable. I've done the whole "print out forum posts" and it turned into a nightmare of formatting and wasted pages, and photos deleted. Plus, Larry can't get mad and delete this and remove the pictures, like some forum posters have been known to do. Once this book is in your hands, it's yours forever.
After reading and re-reading this book, my search for a rebuildable 5.7 has only intensified. Once I find my GenIII Hemi, you can bet your ass this book will be at my side during the rebuild!
Thursday, April 12, 2018
I don't "blog" as much as I used to, but it is something I've wanted to get back into for a while now. Dodge was gracious enough to let me have a crack at it, and I am very appreciative of the opportunity.
Hopefully this is the beginning of many more fun articles posted at DodgeGarage.com and elsewhere. As I say in the article...
BRAVING THE MINNESOTA COLD FOR CARS AND COFFEE SEASON OPENER
Sunday, April 1, 2018
There you sit in silence. Cool. Unruffled. But
you're about to be discovered, @nosoul_392.
That menacing looking grill. The
Scat Pack Bee badge. The four piston
Brembo brakes. Electronically
controlled active exhaust. Your secret’s
out. That’s no kiddy car... take it out to the
strip where the men are. Class will tell.
STANDARD CHARGER R/T SCAT PACK
• 392-cid Hemi (n-a) V8, 485hp
• State-of-the-art 8 speed TorqueFlite©
• Dual exhaust with performance manifolds
• Performance fixed-rate Bilsteins shocks
• TFT center display and 8.4 Uconnect
• Dynamics Package with 6 piston
Brembos and 275/40/20
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
As a way of highlighting some of the coolest Scat Packs on Instagram, I thought I'd turn their cars into a remake of original ad campaign for the Scat Packs from the 60s. So look for more of these in the coming months.
@BoostedScatPack is pushing his car beyond the limits more owners would dare take their car. Make sure you're following him this summer as he hits the track with his new MMX heads & cam. Yeah, that's in addition to a supercharger and a healthy 200 shot of juice.
When he hooks, get ready for the earth to skip a beat...
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Our friends at Billet Technology have been making the best billet accessories for over a decade now and perfection is what they strive for. If you want best in the game, get BT. many imitators have popped up, yet none come close to the fit and finish you can expect from Billet Tech.
Hit up the Featured Links to order from the best in the business.
Hit up the Featured Links to the right to get your own. Get it with the Scat Pack Club logo, or anything you can think of.
I get asked a lot for the links that were up once in the @scatpackclub IG account for different items, well, I thought it would just be easier if I had my own site to direct people to.
It's not much now, but in time this will have a great collection of products and information that could only come from the best damn curated Instagram account!
Keep smoking those tires!