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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...

Engine Tech: How To Check Piston To Valve Clearance Two Different Ways – Using Clay or Using A Dial Indicator

It’s kind of funny. Lots of our lives are spent in a rush, right? Trying to make time for the stuff we want to do after finishing the stuff we have to do. If there is one thing we know...

Engine Tech Video: Watch This Little 302 Receive A Trick Flow 11R Top End Kit – Installing The Upper End Of The Valevtrain

One of the neatest things to happen for people who love making horsepower over the last ten years has been the emergence, explosion, and acceptance of the “top end kit”. It was a...

Cylinder Head Tech Video: Watch Five Different Heads Get Dyno Tested On A Stroker Jeep Inline Six!

A couple of weeks ago we showed you a great video that explored the question of roller rockers making horsepower on a modified engine. This time we’re back with the same Jeep stroker inline six...

Piston Tech Video: Learn All You Ever Wanted To Know About Piston Coatings With MAHLE Motorsport

When it comes to piston coatings, there’s lots of stuff that people think they know and lots of stuff that’s just flat out wrong. In this video you are going to learn all you ever wanted...

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...