Why Throttle Gals?

Throttle Gals exists solely to empower others. Throttle Gals Magazine features inspiring women racing, driving, building, fabricating and teaching tech. Our educational opportunities open up the floor to learn through hands on experiences in a safe and comfortable environment. Finally, our Throttle Gals Wearables feature empowering statements and images to encourage the idea that Girls Can _____ Too! You can fill in the blank. Our shirts are made to wear, so many of our photos were taken while we were working on our vehicles. Our shirts may be dirty, Yours will ship clean. Get ‘em dirty and wear with pride!

All Throttle Gals tees, tanks and magazines are PROUDLY made in the USA!

Tach tips — don’t take the internet articles as a Bible.

The other day I was requested to install an aftermarket tach to my father in laws ’61 Chevy with a 235 Inline 6. The issue for me was that this tach had been purchased from a swap meet a while ago, with no instructions or information. Now, I am from the Google generation. If I don’t have instructions, I’ll just Google the numbers on the part for more information. However,…

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Vintage Torque Fest May 3-5 2013

Come down to Dubuque IA and visit us at Torquefest! Doni will be there with all things Throttle Gals! Make sure to check out the show at www.vintagetorquefest.com   Hope to see you there!

Issue 6 release date

Throttle Gals Issue 6 will be released at Autorama Extreme 2013 (basement). Ads are being accepted. Make sure you get in! We are currently an annual publication, and highly sought after! We are now also in Australia, expanding your advertising reach. Got ad questions? Hit me up at doni@throttlegals.com.

Throttle Gals Australia

Yup, we’re going Down Under! We are currently working with a bloke who will be operating Throttle Gals Australian distribution. Apparently there is a large showing of Gals who love their vehicle out there. Look for more content from them in the mag. If you haven’t seen the cover story about the Sidecar Racers from Down Under (issue 5), I strongly urge you to check it out!

Issue 5 going into PRINT!

The time has arrived! Issue 5, featuring racing gals (along with other cool chicks and vehicles) will be going into print in about 10 days! We plan to have them for sale at Detroit Autorama. Thanks for your support and patience! Doni and Trish

Black Friday Sale!

Yup, we’re doing it too! If Toys R Us can open at 9 on Thanksgiving to start their sale, we figure we can beat that! Sale starts now, ends midnight on Black Friday. Saturday, regular prices are back. Pricing will be adjusted after point of sale, as a refund back to you. (I can’t figure out how to do a temp price adjust without recoding the whole site… sorry!) 50% off all shirts, 25% off hoodies and necklaces. Shipping is still the same, as the post office won’t discount that. Have fun, buy a ton of stuff for all the Gals on your list, and help us get issue 5 printed! Cheers! ~Doni

New shirts are here! For kids too!!!

Issue 5 and Subscription updates:

Good morning all. I am posting this update to make sure that everyone who may have a misunderstanding of issue 5 can be informed on the status. We are still working out financial issues, and cannot print issue 5 until some of these issues are resolved. Yes, the subscription option on this website is still active, as some people have requested it to be open in order to assist us and support us through this time. We notify anyone who subscribes that this magazine is on HOLD and will resume when finances become available. That may mean as early as January, it may be another year, although I really hope not. We are not closing, or quitting. We are simply working our ways for cash flow, using day jobs, merchandise…

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Updates – New Merch and Issue 5 info

Hey there! First to answer the question of when issue 5 will be released. Issue 5 is ready for print, however we are still working on financial issues to get back on track. I sincerely apologize for the delay, however this is a step that had to be taken. We will be ready to print as soon as we are restructured. Second, we have a new ladies cap – tee style coming out! It is a version of the “Girls can wrench too” tee, available in pink, gray, black and purple. Front has a simple Throttle Gals type over right chest. Keep an eye out for the new merchandise, which does help fund issue 5 😉 Thanks Doni Langdon

Our Friend Jeni Witte in the NEWS! :) Watch for the EarWheels

Tach tips — don’t take the internet articles as a Bible.

tachThe other day I was requested to install an aftermarket tach to my father in laws ’61 Chevy with a 235 Inline 6. The issue for me was that this tach had been purchased from a swap meet a while ago, with no instructions or information.

Now, I am from the Google generation. If I don’t have instructions, I’ll just Google the numbers on the part for more information. However, when Googled, the number 997SW6V came up with nothing worth noting. I knew it was a Stewart Warner, however that was about it.

After a short conversation with a tach ‘expert’ named Chris, I had the instructions I needed to set this tach up.

The first bit of confusion for me is that the tach was set up with a red, green, black and another red (light) wire. I could easily see the second red wire was for the light installation, but didn’t know what part of the harness to tap into for the rest of the wires.

An internet search told me to wire the red (ignition) wire to the battery. WRONG! This red wire needed to be installed to the ignition switch to the ‘key on’ position. NOT directly to the battery!

The black wire, according to this article was to be rerouted to the negative of the battery. This is not necessary, the black wire is simply a ground. Because the body is grounded to the engine, a bare metal bolt going through the firewall should be sufficient. I used one, with an appropriately sized eyelet on the wire, and added a nut to the back side.

The green wire attached to the tach side of the square coil that was installed with the mini HEI from Langdon’s Stovebolt. This is the wire that actually sends the RPM information to the tach.

So, red= power, black= ground and green= engine data.

The point here is not that you shouldn’t research this type of application through the internet, but you certainly shouldn’t take the first article you see as fact. You may be looking at a different product, or a different application. Or someone who is actually installing said product incorrectly. So, do your research, check multiple sources, and if still in doubt, contact an ‘expert’.

-Doni

Issue 6 release date

cover_PosterThrottle Gals Issue 6 will be released at Autorama Extreme 2013 (basement). Ads are being accepted. Make sure you get in! We are currently an annual publication, and highly sought after! We are now also in Australia, expanding your advertising reach. Got ad questions? Hit me up at doni@throttlegals.com.

Throttle Gals Australia

Yup, we’re going Down Under! We are currently working with a bloke who will be operating Throttle Gals Australian distribution. Apparently there is a large showing of Gals who love their vehicle out there. Look for more content from them in the mag. If you haven’t seen the cover story about the Sidecar Racers from Down Under (issue 5), I strongly urge you to check it out!

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Issue 5 going into PRINT!

The time has arrived! Issue 5, featuring racing gals (along with other cool chicks and vehicles) will be going into print in about 10 days! We plan to have them for sale at Detroit Autorama.

Thanks for your support and patience!

Doni and Trish

Black Friday Sale!

Yup, we’re doing it too! If Toys R Us can open at 9 on Thanksgiving to start their sale, we figure we can beat that! Sale starts now, ends midnight on Black Friday. Saturday, regular prices are back. Pricing will be adjusted after point of sale, as a refund back to you. (I can’t figure out how to do a temp price adjust without recoding the whole site… sorry!) 50% off all shirts, 25% off hoodies and necklaces. Shipping is still the same, as the post office won’t discount that. Have fun, buy a ton of stuff for all the Gals on your list, and help us get issue 5 printed!

Cheers! ~Doni

Issue 5 and Subscription updates:

Good morning all. I am posting this update to make sure that everyone who may have a misunderstanding of issue 5 can be informed on the status.

We are still working out financial issues, and cannot print issue 5 until some of these issues are resolved. Yes, the subscription option on this website is still active, as some people have requested it to be open in order to assist us and support us through this time. We notify anyone who subscribes that this magazine is on HOLD and will resume when finances become available. That may mean as early as January, it may be another year, although I really hope not. We are not closing, or quitting. We are simply working our ways for cash flow, using day jobs, merchandise sales, etc.

Trish and I really appreciate your patience and loyalty, and we will make a great magazine for you folks to enjoy!

Thanks,

Doni Langdon

Updates – New Merch and Issue 5 info

Hey there!

First to answer the question of when issue 5 will be released. Issue 5 is ready for print, however we are still working on financial issues to get back on track. I sincerely apologize for the delay, however this is a step that had to be taken. We will be ready to print as soon as we are restructured.

Second, we have a new ladies cap – tee style coming out! It is a version of the “Girls can wrench too” tee, available in pink, gray, black and purple. Front has a simple Throttle Gals type over right chest.

Keep an eye out for the new merchandise, which does help fund issue 5 😉

Thanks
Doni Langdon