Drag Illustrated Issue 182, May / June 2023 - Page 88




■ ARP ’ s unique accessory studs with a rounded “ nut starter ” nose are available for an ever-increasing variety of applications . These include specially designed studs for securing bellhousings , carburetors , distributors , headers , timing covers , valve covers and more . An important benefit of using studs is being able to accurately position gaskets and hold them in place during the assembly process .
They are available in polished stainless steel or black oxide finished 8740 chrome moly and nominally rated at 180,000 psi tensile strength — fully 20 % stronger than Grade 8 hardware . Kits include a choice of hex or 12-point nuts and washers .
M8 and M10 metric studs are offered in a variety of lengths in a choice of 4 , 8 , 10 or 16-pack configurations . They are commonly used for Sport Compact intake and exhaust manifold installations and are also hex-broached for ease of installation . Being stainless steel , they are virtually impervious to the elements .
All fasteners are manufactured in-house at ARP ’ s California facilities to the industry ’ s highest standards . Details can be found online at www . ARP-bolts . com and a printed copy of the latest catalog is available free upon request . Personalized tech assistance is available by calling 800-825-3045 .
■ SPEEDtubeTV has officially rebranded as POWERtube TV Network ( watchpowertubetv . com ). This is in preparation for their move into the FAST ( Free Ad Supported Television ) and VOD ( Video On Demand ) TV market . The move is intended to distinguish the popular automotive television content destination from other OTT networks utilizing “ Speed ” in their title .
Brian Bossone , CEO of Boss One Media LLC , stated , “ The fans have spoken , they ’ ve already consumed one million watch hours in just a few short months on YouTube . Creating our own streaming network gives viewers more options to watch and more control of our content distribution . Additionally , the change corrects a misinterpretation that our network would only air classic Speed Channel shows . We simply don ’ t want this to overshadow our new creator partners ’ content .”
Coming this June , POWERtube TV will air all of its content on their web-based FAST network . Immediately following launch , the network will expand onto multiple platforms such as ROKU , Amazon Fire TV , Android TV and more . Enthusiasts will be able to access some of the best automotive , motorcycle and powersports racing and build shows at one location .
Fan-favorites PINKS “ Lose the Race , Lose your Ride ”, PASS TIME , PINKS ALL OUT , PINKS ALL OUT OUTTAKES and Drag Race High will only be a small part of the network expansion . Upcoming shows like Webb ’ s Offroad Garage , BURNOUT , Gearheads , Dream Garages , Cars & Coffee Exposed , Nichols Paint & Fab and tons more new programming will be airing every month .
“ With the name change comes an all-new format to access our programming ,” said Ray Iddings , Head of Development at Boss One Media , POWERtube TV ’ s parent company . “ Along with POW- ERtube TVs main FAST channel , we are going to be offering each show its own individual channel directly on the website . Plus , we are now working with 23 new content creators for new programming that will appeal to every type of auto enthusiast .”
New programming on POW- ERtube TV includes but is not limited to :
Drift America : Famed Drifter Scott Umbreit explores the drifting lifestyle both on and off the track , giving viewers a unique inside look at the sideways racing way of life .
Webb ’ s Offroad Garage : Watch as Offroad Builder Chris Webb builds amazing 4WD vehicles in his home garage and then sees them head off for rugged 4x4 adventures .
Nichols Paint & Fab : This new series follows Justin Nichols and his crew during their wild custom builds and crazy antics at their new shop in Illinois . You may recognize these guys from their show on Motor Trend called Wrench ’ d . If you liked that show you ’ re gonna love this one !
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