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It’s All About The Flow: This Short And Sweet Lesson On Priority Main Oiling From Dart Is Great

When we hear certain terms in the gearhead world we generally understand them but maybe a bit more clarity and education is always welcome, right? One of the big ones that gets thrown around a lot is...

Fantastic FE Video: Watch A 482ci All-Aluminum Ford FE Big Block Get Built From Beginning To End

There’s nothing like a good engine assembly video to make us happy and this is a GOOD engine assembly video. Our pal Jeff was at Prestige Motorsports when the shop was building a 482ci...

Tech Talk: Talking Aluminum Connecting Rod Pros and Cons With GRP Connecting Rods

Bet you didn’t think you were going learn anything today, did you? Well we’re going to prove that idea wrong here with this awesome video discussion with the guys at GRP Connecting Rods...

Tunnel Ram VS The World! Dual Plane, Single Plane, Or Tunnel Ram? Which One Is Right For A Big Block?

Which intake rules them all? Well to make that determination Richard Holdener put together a hot “little” 496 Stroker Big Block Chevrolet to strap to the dyno at Westech Performance Group...

Junkyard Like A Pro! Here’s How To Pick The Right Junkyard Engine For Your Next Project

Getting an engine from the right vehicle at the wrecking yard matters! There are lots of things that can result in a vehicle finding the end of its usable life and moving onto a wrecking yard to be...

Using The Wrong Lube Hurts! Here Is The Straight Truth On What To Use To Properly Torque Your Fasteners

Everyone thinks about the expensive parts of their engines that are sexy, like pistons, rods, crankshafts, cylinder heads, intakes, etc. But what holds all that stuff where it is supposed to be?...

Custom Intake Manifolds Tested! What Does The Ideal Intake Manifold Look Like? How Long Are The Runners? How Big Is The Plenum?

How many times have you found yourself in the shop, at the races, or on the dyno wondering if you have just thought of the world’s greatest speed part? It happens to me all the time, and...

Hunt For Grunt! LS Torque Cams: Do You Know What Really Works?

In this video from Richard Holdener, he lets you in on yet another round of dyno testing Speed Secrets in the never ending Hunt for Grunt. LS Engines aren’t particularly known for being torque...

Mopar Alternator Comparison: Stock vs Powermaster Original Look vs Powermaster 220amp Upgraded Alternator

When it comes to the charging system of your classic car, you have a few options. The first is to just hope and pray that the 50-year old alternator that’s on the engine continues to work even...

Control Timing With Holley EFI. Here’s How To Install And Wire A Dual Sync Distributor For Your Sniper

Switching from a carbureted combination to one that uses fuel injection can be a great way to improve drivability, fuel mileage, cold starts, and more for your hot rod or street machine. But as good...

Trick Flow Does Mopar: Watch This Pair Of CNC Ported 240cc Port Big Block Chrysler Wedge Heads Get Bolted On

It was not that long ago that Trick Flow came into the market with their big block Chrysler heads and people were super happy about it. The company with its long track record of high quality...

Which LS Intake Manifold Is Right For You? Here Is The Biggest Intake Test In LS History. Check Out All The Testing Results

Normal people can’t get a handful of intake manifolds and bolt them to their engine to test and see which one is best for their project. But if you could, you certainly would. And when Richard...

Dare To Be Different Video: Watch This Blown 4.3L V6 Make More Than 450hp and 400 lb-ft On The Engine Dyno!

Today I am definitely feeling the alternative engine family flow. From the little sleeper Pinto earlier to this killer V6, there are so many fun ways to make horsepower it’s almost...

Engine Tech Video: How To Properly Degree In Your Camshaft – Take Your Time And Follow This Process For Success

Perhaps you have been used to needing to get jobs done in a rush. Time has been of the essence in your wrenching life because you’re thrashing after work, between your kid’s games, or in...