Category Archive: 1320 Tech Story, Apex Tech Stories, Metal Fabrication, TECH, Tech Stories, Tools, Videos, XL Tech Stories

Can A $200 TIG Welder Really Keep Up With A $2000 TIG Welder?

We’ve talked about it a lot over the past few years, the fact that you can get better and better reasonably priced equipment for your shop or garage. From floor jacks to hand tools to tool...

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 4: Pistons And Rods Are Going In!

It’s back for Part 4! The pistons and rods are ready to be installed, and in this part of the build series that is exactly what is going to happen! Watch this 428 Ford engine build as it gets a lot...

The Fab Forums New Fox Body Project: Four Eye, Stick Shift, Street Driven, And Cool.

This new build from Kyle over at the Fab Forums should be fun to watch. He’s open as to how this thing ultimately ends up, with a couple of exceptions. He’s steadfast on the fact that...

THE 540cid TWIN-TURBO BBC FOR FINNEGAN’S 1961 CADILLAC COUPE DEVILLE IS HERE!

Whenever you get a new engine, whether in a crate, or in pieces from the machine shop, the moment when you see it all together in front of you is pretty special. Invariably there are engine noises...

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 3: Installing Icon Forged Pistons On Connecting Rods & File Fitting The Rings.

It’s back for Part 3, after getting the crank installed in preparation for hanging rods and pistons on it in Part 2. In this one, the rods and pistons get prepped, including mounting the pistons to...

LS9-THE MOST POWERFUL FACTORY LS CAM! WILL IT WORK ON A DESTROKED (4.8L CRANK) TURBO LS3 OR NA 5.3L

There are a jillion different camshafts to choose from for an LS engine, but takeout camshafts are cheap and even new factory camshafts can be had for cheap. The LS9 cam has been a longtime favorite...

Rebeldryver’s Garage Gets Their 1965 Impala SS Running Again With Help From American Powertrain!

Rebeldryver, AKA Scott Liggett, is one of the early BangShifter’s and his ’65 Impala has been a staple on these pages since the beginning. Scott has written about upgrades and tons of...

FINNEGAN RESCUED A 1963 SPLIT WINDOW CORVETTE HIDDEN IN A BASEMENT FOR 20 YEARS!

Finnegan’s got a Corvette and he’s going to put his 711 cubic-inch Chevrolet Hemi in it to go drag racing! The best part about it is that it ISN’T replacing the Caddy or slowing...

ABANDONED 1955 Chevy Nomad Update – COLD Storage To HOT ROD! The Internet’s Favorite Nomad Is Now A Gasser!

Well, the forgotten project Nomad is moving right along! It’s less car than he thought it was, but that just means the progress on this thing is sort of fluid. And so is the plan for it, which...

Real Good At Doin’ Stuff Extreme Tactical Interview 2!!! Finishing Up The Interview With Torque Converter Specialist Greg Slack!

Here is Part 2! Peter Harrell from the Real Good At Doin’ Stuff YouTube channel, and Harrell Engine and Dyno, is an engine building and tuning expert. He’s been building and tuning racing engines...

SPARK PLUG HEAT RANGE TEST-JUNKYARD LS. HOT PLUG v COLD PLUG-DOES IT MATTER? TAPERED VS GASKET PLUGS

We recently shared a video from Richard Holdener where he tested spark plug gaps to see if a tight gap vs a normal gap vs a super wide gap made any difference in horsepower in an LS engine. The...

Real Good At Doin’ Stuff Extreme Tactical Interview 1!!! First Part Of A Two Part Interview With Greg Slack!

Peter Harrell from the Real Good At Doin’ Stuff YouTube channel, and Harrell Engine and Dyno, is an engine building and tuning expert. He’s been building and tuning racing engines for...

Chronicles of BeerMoney: Episode 1 – 6 Things You Gotta Have To Be Successful In No Prep Drag Racing

No-Prep drag racing is ultra simple, in principle. I mean all you need to know is that the track doesn’t have any glue or prep done to it before the race starts so as to mimic the streets as...

SHOULD YOU RUN YOUR JUNKYARD 5.3L LS HOTTER OR COLDER FOR MAXIMUM POWER? 116 DEGREES VS 180 DEGREES!

Over the past 50 years, automobile manufacturers have made a lot of changes to engines in order to make more power, more efficiently, and with fewer exhaust emissions. There are a lot of physical...