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Antibiotics for a Gearhead

Combustion and Internal Medicine

Hospitals are like courthouses, nobody wants to be there. William’s good luck had landed himself in for some needed medical attention these past few weeks. Not to worry, he’s doing much better at home and trying to re-organize his workbench now. So, that is the reason for no podcast recordings the past 3 weeks. On
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Flaming River – Jumper Cables

Professional Jumper Cable Kit These Professional Jumper Cables are heavy-duty, 23 feet long, and ultra-flexible. Robust brass clamps are designed to hold firm and thick, yet flexible cables allow you to safely jumpstart your vehicle. The jumper cable set comes with one black and one red cable with clamps. Conveniently stores in a rugged carrying
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PRW Industries – Harmonic Damper Bolts

Perris, CA – PRW Industries Inc. has developed extra-strength (Custom 4135 Chromoly;  rated at 200,000 psi) damper bolts.  These fasteners are designed to lock the damper in place, while the damper absorbs the kinetic energy that results from crankshaft torsion and twist.  Each damper bolt is complemented by a 0.250” thick wide area washer of
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Ron Francis Wiring Kit – Mustang Coyote Wiring Kit

Ron Francis Wiring is proud to introduce this complete wiring kit for 2011 to 2014 Ford 5.0L Coyote engines. This wiring kit comes with all of the sensor connections pre-installed on color coded and printed wire which attaches to the engine and transmission using the factory ECM. Supports manual and 5R55S automatic transmissions. Comes with
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Thrush Rattler Muffler

New Thrush® Exhaust Rattler Series Mufflers is ‘Loud & Proud’ Bringing to life the statement “This Bird is Loud and Proud,” the new Thrush Rattler muffler series brings a very aggressive sound to the Thrush Exhaust brand. Available now at performance retailers across the U.S. and Canada, the Thrush Rattler muffler is a 100-percent welded
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Classic Industries – 1979-81 Camaro Dash Pad

New Reproduction Dash Pad Revitalizes 1979-81 Camaro Interiors Classic Industries Makes Replacing a Cracked or Faded Dash Easier Than Ever Before Huntington Beach, Calif.  – Second-generation Camaro owners know that a cracked, faded dash is often an unfortunate side-effect of their cars’ age. Year after year of harsh sunlight take their toll on the original
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Falken Azenis FK450 All-Season Ultra High Performance Tires

Product Description: Falken’s all new AZENIS FK450 All-Season is specifically designed for today’s premium sport coupes and sedans. Through an array of advanced technological features including Falken Tire’s exclusive Tension Control Technology (TCT) process, engineers achieved an excellent balance of handling, high-speed stability and confident all-weather traction. With 48 available sizes ranging from 16- to
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Meguiar’s Mirror Bright Automobile Shampoo

Nostalgic Automobile Shampoo Joins Line of Recrafted Car Care Products Irvine, Calif. (2016) – Mirror Bright™ by Meguiar’s® introduces Mirror Bright™ Automobile Shampoo, a new product that sets the foundation for the recently launched line of recrafted car care products. Meguiar’s uses modern technology and nostalgic design to meet the needs of seasoned enthusiasts and
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Champion Classic and Muscle Engine Oils

High Zinc Synthetic Blend Motor Oil Purpose Built Performance CHAMPION CLASSIC & MUSCLE synthetic blend motor oils contain high levels of premium- ZDDP anti wear protection required in hot rod, muscle, vintage, and clas.sic cars Especially those using flat tappet or roller cams operating at high RPMs and requiring high-pressure (stiff) valve springs. CHAMPION CLASSIC
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Project Nickel N Dime – Engine Build

302 Engine Build Videos

Time to get back in the time machine a bit for Project Nickel N Dime. Davis has been trying to get some old videos edited down to smaller bites sizes. Check out some of these regarding oil pump, oil pan, crank damper, cylinder heads and valvetrain installation. Thanks for checking these out and tell a
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Episode #164: Goodguys West Coast Nationals

Alameda County, Calif.

  Episode #164   We took a road trip up the California coast to the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, California to check out the Goodguys West Coast Nationals. This was our first trip up to this particular event in the bay area. Pleasanton is the home of Goodguys and its publishing company, the Gazette
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Episode 159: F-100 Western Nationals

All Ford Trucks

   Episode #159   Link to Photos of the Event The guys at Pickups Limited of Orange County, California always sponsor a good show for the ever growingly popular Ford F Series truck. If you own a 1950-75 Ford truck, you should spend some time at the Canyon RV Park situated near the Santa Ana
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F-100 Water Pump

William’s 65 truck with the optional 352 FE was in need of some more attention after the warped head issues a few weeks back. He needed to replace the water pump. The weakest component to most any water pump is the bearing. Once that goes, all hell breaks loose and you have a mess of
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Flashback Project F-100

Revisit a truck

We’re jumping back a few years and revisiting our everyday cars and projects. Call it the “Flashback Series”.   Lots of stuff done to this rig over the years, I am still finding bad work by the hillbilly that owned it before me. 352 FE car engine (I know that because December 18th 2012 the
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Tech Tip: turn signal bulb replacement

Got a burned out turn signal light bulb? Stubborn removal or difficult installation? After spending more than 15 minutes trying to get a 1157A bayonet light bulb to go in and turn clockwise a few degrees in my Mustang, I was determined to figure out a Tech Tip. Some turn signal buckets are tight and
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Episode #20: Ventura Nationals

Our turn and burn trip to the 2011 Ventura (Primer) Nationals at the Ventura Fairgrounds. Killer cars, motorcycles, bands and good people. We ran into Bill Garrettero from Phoenix and did a quick interview. Check out his blog for Arizona happenings. CORRECTION: ROCKABILLY REUNION dates are October 28, 29, 30 in Tempe, AZ. website Met
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Davis’ late 60′s Schwinn Tandem Build

I got this tandem from a friend’s sister’s boyfriend who owned a VW way back in 1994. He got it from a Goodwill store in Orange I think. Anyway, I told my friend “that guy’s gonna need some dough for that VW, cuz it’s gonna breakdown.”   Either that or they’d break up since they
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Episode #5: Podcast

William’s house windows, Galaxie ignition options, update on website, Seal Beach car show, Eagle Field Drags update, Davis proposes an actual movie for “William’s Movie Review”, plan for OC Speedway and Planes of Fame Air Show, Ranchero update, Long Beach bike lanes.   Episode 5 (click to listen, right click and “save link as” to
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Episode #4: Podcast

William has ignition problems, Long Beach bike license update, Long Beach Roller Derby interviews, William’s Triumph update, why Kilz Premium Primer is better, Davis’s bathroom update with mirrors and cabinet, Davis’ Ranchero gets ready for Edelbrock car show, Eagle Field Drags update. Episode 4 (click to listen, right click and “save link as” to download. 
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Episode #3: Podcast (Weird Dust)

William’s Spitfire, Long Beach Auto Swap meet with video, Davis defines some “weird dust”, Long Beach bike licenses, Pub -N- Pedal proposed. Episode 3 (click to listen, right click and “save link as” to download.  Better yet, subscribe on iTunes.) SHOW NOTES: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/   http://www.toppingevents.com/cycleswap.asp http://www.orangecountyfairspeedway.net/ http://www.eaglefielddrags.com/ http://www.riteaid.com/ http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/   http://www.gplb.com/ http://www.lbtransit.com/services/passport.aspx http://www.belmontbrewing.com/ Pub and
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Episode #2: Podcast

We discuss house interior painting, William’s truck shifter, the curse of “weird dust”. What goes on during “Friday Eve” activities and Long Beach Roller Derby. Episode 2 (click to listen, right click and “save link as” to download.  Better yet, subscribe on iTunes.) SHOW NOTES: Good Guys: http://www.good-guys.com/ Johnny Winter: http://www.johnnywinter.net/ Eagle Field Drag: http://www.eaglefielddrags.com/
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Episode #1: Our First Podcast

Why the hell are we making a podcast? How did we come up with the podcast name. Cool cars, old motorcycles, bikes and old houses all have primer. Episide 1 (click to listen, right click and “save link as” to download.  Better yet, subscribe on iTunes.) SHOW NOTES: The Picture that Started This Mess: Ventura
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Long Beach Roller Derby

Primer Podcast went to check out the Long Beach Roller Derby at the Queen Mary last Friday night. The last time I saw any roller derby was on channel 5 KTLA waaaaaay back in the 70′s. We gave it a thumbs UP! Check out the video here:
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