Category Archive: XL Drivetrain Tech, XL Engine Tech, XL Spotlight, XL Videos

In This Episode Of Finnegan’s Garage The C10 Gets An LT4 And Magnum T56!

Mike Finnegan is so much cooler than any of you people out there know, if all you know him for is Hot Rod and Roadkill. In fact, if you are fans of his, only because of those two titles, he should be...

If You Are Thinking About Rebuilding Your Own 4L80e Like We Are, Watch This

I’ve built automatic transmissions several times. My first was a PowerGlide, the easiest automatic ever, and I’ve also built TH350 and Th400, and a couple of 700r4’s. But I’ve...

See How A Dynatrac ProRock 80 Full-Float Rear Axle Goes Together From Start To Finish

A lot of us have rebuilt our own rear axle assemblies, but very few have built one from scratch at this level! From the raw materials to the finished products, the guys at Dynatrac show us how a...

4L80e Transmission Rebuild Part 2 – The Complete Rebuild Video From Start To Finish

Yesterday we showed you how to tear down your 4L80e transmission, and today’s video shows you the complete rebuild from start to finish. This is a complete 2-hour video that shows every step,...

Transmission Tech: How To Disassemble Your 4L80e Transmission

Since we are working on plans to install a fresh engine in the $200 Hauler, our 2000 Suburban low buck tow vehicle, we’ve been debating on what to do to the 4L80e that’s in it currently....

Project Cheap 10: How To Build A Gear Jamming, Budget Minded, Classic C10 In A Month With Our Pals At American Powertrain

(Words and photos by American Powertrain/Matt Graves) – Let me start off by saying all this is Greg “Snaps” Schneider’s fault. Greg works for Ridetech as owner Bret Voelkel’s...

The Bottom Dollar Blazer Project: Resurrecting a Yankee K5 Blazer From The Creeping Death

I have always loved the K5 Blazer, but I have two problems: (1) 99.9 percent of the K5s available have been treated to hockey puck lift kits and chrome directional wheels.  (2) I’m cheap, and...