I have purchased
many parts from RockAuto to restore
my 1987 Renault GTA.
very difficult to find for these
rare cars and RockAuto has been
a wonderful resource.
Gregory in Florida
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Red Hot &
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Eastern Catalytic Direct-Fit Converters
Eastern direct-fit converters are
built to exact OE dimensions with
flanges and flex assemblies. They
feature Eastern's proprietary catalytic
chemistry and high-flow design that
maximizes engine output and catalytic
Direct-Fit Converters include Eastern’s Value Pack™ installation
kits with everything you need for
a fast, easy installation:
- Air tube and hose clamps
- Manifold nuts and bolts
- Fuel injector air tube connector
- Air tube plug
- Complete installation instructions
You will find these parts and more
in the "Exhaust" category of the
Forum of the Month
Explorations website was
launched in 1996 by Rick Horwitz
of Phoenix, Arizona. Serious Explorations
now has a registered membership
of over 85,000 members.
represents everything from stock,
to highly-modified off-road, street-cruising,
and drag racing Ford Explorers,
Mercury Mountaineers, Mazda Navajos,
and Ford Rangers.
Owners and fans of these vehicles
maintenance tips, modifications,
and plan enthusiast events across
country and around the globe.
of Serious Explorations has not
gone unnoticed. Several
Ford Motor Company engineers accompanied
our group for our off-road exploration
of Moab, Utah; Colorado’s
ghost towns and 13,000 foot peaks;
and the Southern California desert’s
Truck Haven Hills.
In addition to having a great
time, Ford's engineers learned
much about how we challenge our
vehicles off of the pavement.
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Repair Mistakes & Blunders
many moons ago, my high school cruiser
was an ol’ hot rod ’67
Camaro. Lacking funds and common
sense, I would sometimes cut corners
and jury-rig something just to get
it to work. On one such occasion,
the lack of experience and common
sense got the best of me and a buddy.
We were trying to raise the back
of the car in an effort to install
rear traction devices. Because neither
one of us owned a hydraulic floor
jack, we decided that a pair of bumper
jacks would be more than adequate
to lift the rear of the car high
enough for one of us to slip in a
pair of jack stands under the rear
frame (at least we were smart enough
to use jack stands). To accomplish
this task, I was working the left
side bumper jack, while my buddy
worked the right side (in synchronicity
of course). We managed to get the
car high enough to slip the jack
stands under the gas tank but not
high enough to place them under the
frame. So as we continued our raise-the-rear-of-the-Camaro
or bust attitude, without any warning,
the base of each bumper jack suddenly
lost traction on the smooth
concrete floor of my parents’s
garage and shot in under the car
and dropped my beloved Camaro onto
awaiting jack stands.
To this day, I count my blessings
on how fortunate we were during this
incident because no one was under
the car, I had left the tires on
the car, the jack stands were not
set high enough to puncture the gas
tank, and the bumper jacks did not
slip and shoot towards us, etc.
I believe that from that day forward,
whenever I had any bright ideas about
cutting corners, the big dented gas
tank was a reminder for me to get
the right tools for the right job.
Steve in California
$2 a Gallon
Breaking news! There
is a vehicle for sale in the United
States today that runs on 100+ octane
fuel available in most homes for
less than $2 a gallon (gasoline gallon
equivalent or gge). It can haul six
people and their luggage while getting
over 20 miles per gallon on the highway.
It emits about 90% less carbon monoxide
and 25% less carbon dioxide than
a similar gasoline powered vehicle.
Best of all, replacement parts are
already available from RockAuto.com!
Where can you buy this economic,
green and even stylish vehicle?
Buy one right now at most big city
yards. Look for retired, 2005 or
older Ford Crown Victoria police
cars with a compressed natural
gas (CNG) cylinder in the trunk.
the winning bid to be around $4000.
Be sure to check the interior for
offensive stains and smells before
Recent headlines about new horizontal
drilling methods tapping potentially
huge natural gas deposits in the
US got me curious about CNG powered
cars. I knew RockAuto stocked parts
for CNG Dodge, Ford, GMC, etc. vehicles
built since the 1990s. But after
1995, new CNG powered autos nearly
all vanished from the RockAuto.com
catalog. The Honda Civic GX is the
only 2008 CNG car I could find.
CNG powered vehicles need special
fuel tanks and a few unique few fuel
system parts like pressure regulators.
Otherwise CNG cars are identical
to gasoline cars. In many countries
cars have two fuel tanks and can
run on either CNG or gasoline.
CNG has these advantages
over gasoline: higher octane, lower
price and lower
emissions. CNG powered motors may
last longer than gasoline engines.
The US already supplies much of its
own natural gas. The natural gas
that is imported mostly comes from
friendly Canada and Mexico.
CNG has disadvantages,
but most appear likely to go away
volumes of CNG vehicles were on the
road. CNG is natural gas compressed
under high pressure. There are currently
few high pressure, CNG fueling stations.
Machines can pressurize natural gas
in homes, but filling a car’s
tank at home might take all night.
CNG tanks are bulky, heavy and compromise
interior space especially if the
car was originally designed for gasoline.
CNG tanks can typically only hold
enough fuel for 200 miles of driving.
Low volume, CNG vehicle replacement
parts can be expensive.
The CNG pros
seem to outweigh the cons, so why
did US car manufacturers
drop their CNG vehicle offerings?
Why isn’t CNG in the spotlight
along with bio-diesel, ethanol, fuel
cells, electric vehicles and other
greener alternatives to imported
gasoline and diesel? Look at any
old CNG cop car, bus or forklift
and it is easy to see CNG vehicles
are further developed than the alternatives.
CNG might not have as many cheerleaders
because despite being cheaper, cleaner
and greener, it is still a fossil
fuel. Hopefully, CNG will get more
political and public attention if
the vast, new natural gas deposits
turn out to be real and exploitable.
I only buy old cars and a 1999 CNG
Dodge van seems much more attainable
than the other technologies still
RockAuto Collector Magnets
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are given out at car
shows and other events.
Vintage or high
tech street machine, trailer queen,
or daily driver - all
types are encouraged! Send a high
resolution image and a short story
about your car and what parts you
have purchased from RockAuto to email@example.com.
If your vehicle is chosen, we will
make sure to send you plenty of magnets
to share with friends and family,
and make you the envy of your car
1975 Bricklin SV1
recently bought a 1975 Bricklin SV1
that needed a lot of front end parts.
I was surprised to see this very
rare car listed in the
RockAuto catalog. A friend recommended
RockAuto, and I have been completely
satisfied with their service.
has a 351ci Ford engine, Ford
transmission, AMC suspension, and
will be fixing it with the
help of RockAuto.
Vito in New York
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