Mike Mavrigian

Mike Mavrigian has written thousands of technical articles over the past 30 years for a variety of automotive publications, in addition to writing nine automotive technical books for four different publishers. Mike also owns and operates Birchwood Automotive in Creston, Ohio, where he builds custom engines, street rods and performs vehicle restorations. Mike can be reached at 330-435-6347 or birchwdag@frontier.com . Birchwood’s website is www.birchwoodautomotive.com.


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    Nov 1, 2014

    Wet Film Graphics

    In the days of old, if you wanted custom graphics applied to an intake manifold, a set of wheels, a…READ MORE

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    Oct 3, 2014

    The Science and Art of -AN Plumbing

    We've covered the topic of -AN plumbing in previous issues, but the subject always bears repeating. The -AN (stands for…READ MORE


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    Aug 22, 2014

    Engine Pre-Oiling

    A new engine represents a major investment, so it makes no sense to put it at risk before it ever…READ MORE

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    Aug 7, 2014

    A Look at LS Cylinder Heads

    The range of original equipment GM LS cylinder heads offers decent performance out of the box, the mostly notable of…READ MORE


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    Jun 12, 2014

    Brake Fluid Tech

    Sadly, brake fluid is all too often viewed as a "generic" aspect of most builds and restorations. Too many enthusiasts…READ MORE

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    May 22, 2014

    Aluminum Anodizing

    We're all familiar with the term anodizing, in terms of obtaining an aluminum component that features an applied color. Examples include aluminum…READ MORE