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The Electrifying Truth Behind Mopar Ignition Ballast Resistors As Told By Uncle Tony

There are certain parts that just get maligned over the years. People blame them for everything, even stuff they had nothing to do with, and they just kind of become the brunt of jokes that that they...

Bars, Bars, And More Bars! Alex Taylor’s ’55 Chevrolet Is Getting Closer And Closer To 6 Seconds At 200 MPH.

Measure, cut, notch, fit, notch, tweak, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat… You get the picture. Right now Alex is in tubing hell as the custom tube chassis comes together in her...

Parts, Parts, And More Parts! Alex Taylor’s 6-second 1955 Chevy Project Gets Big Turbos, And All Kinds Of Other Goodies Plus More Chassis Work!

It’s on! Alex and Dennis Taylor are in a mad thrash to get Alex’s newest project, her big tire 1955 Chevrolet, ready to run in the 6’s and go 200 mph in the quarter. To do that...

Flywheel Tech: Listen Up As Will Baty Of Centerforce Drops All Kinds Of Knowledge On The Hows and Whys Of Flywheels

You may be thinking, “Flywheels, what do I need to know about them?” The answer would be, “a lot.” Thankfully Will Baty of Centerforce is one of the most seasoned,...

Alex Taylor’s 6-second 1955 Chevy Chassis Planning And First Tubing Being Bent

In this installment of Alex Taylor’s 6-second ’55 Chevy build you’ll get a preview of some of the parts going in this sucker as well as the planning that goes into building a...

Doug Cook Gets New Mirror Image Turbos For His 7 Second Street Car Nova. Will It Ruin Everyone Else’s Day At TX2K21?

Doug Cook has been driving and racing his bitchin Nova for several years, and the thing just keeps getting quicker and faster. It has been the star of the Motion Raceworks fleet of cool cars for the...

Piston Ring Tech Video: Oil Ring Frequently Asked Questions With MAHLE Motorsports

The men and women at MAHLE get lots of questions from their customers about pistons, rings, how to install them, and what the best practices of doing just that are. In this video we get some great...

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...

Tips And Tricks For MIG Welding A Roll Bar, Roll Cage, Or Other Tubing Projects

We’ve watched Matt from Urchfab build all kinds of fun stuff, and I can tell you that he has some pretty smart methods. I’ve watched him long enough to realize that his little habits,...

347 Stroker Small Block Ford VS 351 Windsor. Which One Makes More Power? You Asked, Here’s The Answer

This video from Richard Holdener is great, because it was asked for by viewers and because he starts off laughing and questioning why they asked for it. Well in typical Richard fashion, he’s...

There Is A Right Way And Wrong Way To Do A Drag Radial Burnout. Watch!

Tire smoke rules. It does. It is one of the worlds 5 great smells as well, but that’s another blog item. With that said, smoking the tires in a burnout is not just about making the most smoke...

Ever Wonder How A Lenco Transmission Goes Together? This Video Of One Being Rebuilt Is Cool

The Lenco Transmission has been a staple in the brutal world of motorsports since the 1970s. The design has been refined some over the years but the basic mechanical principle remains the same. A...

Piston Tech: Know What Ring Micro-Welding Is? Know What Causes It? Here’s All The Info You Need

On the best day of its life, a piston’s job sucks pretty hard. There is extreme heat, fire, all kinds of directional changes and generally speaking, the things just get tormented. Believe it or...

How To Measure For Pushrod Length In Your LS Engine: Not Hard, But Really Important

On a pushrod engine like an LS, and  every other American V8 that doesn’t have overhead camshafts, the length and width of them is pretty critical to insure performance and longevity....