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Know Your Gearbox: This Walk Around Of A Tremec Magnum Six Speed With American Powertrain Is Great

Knowledge is power and when it comes to selecting large components for your project car, that power is important to have. How do you know what the right transmission is for your project? Well, if you...

Happy 3/25! It Is The Day We Celebrate The 5.3L LS Engine – Yes It Measures 325ci!

For a generation of hot rodders, this IS their small block Chevy. The 5.3L, 325ci LS engine was the bread and butter of the company’s line up for more than a decade and many, many millions were...

Wanna Know What A Blueprint 540 Makes On Nitrous? With A Roots Blower? With Twin Turbos? With A ProCharger? Watch This.

When Blueprint Engines came out with their power adder series of crate engines we got one of the very first off the assembly line. It was their 400 cubic inch traditional small block featuring forged...

Tim McAmis Talks Driver’s Compartments: Why Do So Many People Put This Area On The Back Burner?

When building a race car there are tons of things to do, and lots of priorities, but why is it that the driver’s compartment often seems to take a back seat? Sure the suspension geometry is...

Suspension Tech Video: How To Calculate Spring Rate With The Guys At QA1 – Get It Right The First Time

We live in a world where the high performance aftermarket can service every single one of your needs, especially when it comes to suspension. We don’t live in a world where people have...

Great Video: RideTech Tells You How To Avoid The Top Five Problems That Come Into Play When Lowering A Vehicle

Changing the suspension of your car or truck may be physically “easy” and one with bolting on parts but the math and physics involved is tough stuff. The engineering side of things is...

Take A Look At The Basics Of Pushrod Length Importance When Building An LS Engine

Our pal Richard Holderner is the star of this video for COMP Cams which takes you through a quick two minute tutorial on the critical nature of selecting the proper length pushrods for your engine....

Dyno Test Video: Measuring The Gains Of Roller Rockers On A Hot Rod Stroker Jeep Inline Six Engine

It’s the age old question that hot rodders have asked themselves since the dawn of time. “Are they worth the money?” This goes for basically any part of parts that people have to...

More 2020 Pro Mod Rules Explained: Tim McAmis Talks About Trans Tunnel Rules

For 2020 the NHRA has come out with some pretty significant rule changes with regards to Pro Mod chassis and more. These new rules are intended to combat some of the recent issues with parts on cars...

NHRA 2020 Pro Mod And Pro Stock Rules Modifications: Interior Carbon Roof Panels To Protect Drivers

Five years ago rules changes were made to include an additional “headliner” carbon fiber panel in Pro Mod cars that would be an additional level of protection between the driver and the...

Will Procharged Pro Mods Make Roots And Nitrous Combos Go The Way Of The Dinosaurs? Tim McAmis Thinks They Might. Watch This.

When Procharged Pro Mod combinations were first approved in the Mid West Pro Mod series, everyone was wide eyed and paying attention as the first race featured a Proline Procharged combination that...

NHRA Has Been Making Chassis Tech Changes In 2020 And Tim McAmis Is Here To Explain What They Mean To You.

For 2020 the NHRA has come out with some pretty significant rule changes with regards to Pro Mod chassis and more. These new rules are intended to combat some of the recent issues with parts on cars...

Junkyard Boost Battle: Who Will Reign Supreme? Mopar, Ford, Or Chevrolet?

The battle over brand superiority has been being waged since the first two people started making and selling the same product. From that moment on, brand battles have been a thing, but perhaps none...

Project Hay Hauler Update: Bringing New Life To My Old 383 Stroker

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) When we last left off on the Project Hay Hauler’s build, we had just replaced the broken Dana 44 with a junkyard scored 12 bolt, then replaced the entire...