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MAHLE Piston Tech Video: Checking Out Skirt Wear and What It Can Tell You About Your Engine

Engines tell stories. They tell stories by how they run and what type of wear that they have. That being said, you need to be able to read the story to understand what the engine is telling you and...

Engine Tech Video: Why A Simple Rocker Arm Swap Is Potentially The Best Thing You Can Do To Your LS Engine

It is easy to put the cart before the horse when you start putting a high performance engine together over the span of time. Maybe you go with an intake that isn’t that great with the cam you...

Have An 8.8 Rear You Want To Narrow At Home? Here Is One Low Buck Low Tech Way To Do It

The 8.8 rear is one strong, readily available, and affordable rear end that is perfect for MANY projects. And because they came in so many different cars and trucks over the years they are in...

Oddly Satisfying Video: Watching This Holley Deliver Fuel To A Dyno Engine Is Kind Of Mesmerizing

Ever catch a video on YouTube or another location and the title includes the words “Oddly Satisfying”? You know the ones. Videos of people power washing stuff, stacking stuff, arranging...

MAHLE Tech Video: How-To Properly Measure Piston To Bore Clearance

This is a great how-to video and it is an illustration of the steps that dedicated engine builders take when assembling engines. It is not just about bolting stuff together and praying that it works,...

Tech Video: Watch As Moroso’s Scott Hall Demonstrates How An Oil Accumulator Works By Using A Clear Oil Accumulator – Fascinating!

If you have been around any form of racing for any length of time you have surely seen Moroso oil accumulators bolted to cars and trucks of all shapes and sizes. Those silver looking aluminum tubes...

Ignition Tech With Moroso: Learn About Crank Triggers and How To Set Them Up

If you are building a serious engine for the street, the drags, or many other applications a crank trigger ignition system is pretty much required equipment. They went from pro level exotica to...

Tips And Tricks From Miller On MIG Welding Roll Cage Joints Properly

MIG welding isn’t hard. Not really. Especially with all the new automatic welders that allow you to set your material thickness and forget it. Like anything it is all about practice. And...

The Cage Gage Could Be One Of The Coolest Tubing Fabrication Tools We’ve Seen

We’ve been showing you welding, notching, and bending videos recently to inspire you to build your own roll bar or roll cage for your project. We’ll be bringing you more tech on doing...

The Ultimate Bolt On Strut Front Subframe For Camaro And Nova Drag Racers

I’m pretty lucky because I hear about and see, and sometimes even test, new products well before the normal public gets to hear about them or see the at an event. And since I’m a geek...

Tube Bending Basics For Bumpers, Roll Cages, Roll Bars, And More

Tube bending is an artform, or it can be anyways. But it is also a skill that you can learn, and master, if you spend the right time and energy doing so. This skill can come in very handy depending...

Welding Tech Video: TIG Welding Aluminum For Beginners.

TIG welding is awesome. Super sexy bad ass tig welds make your ride look like a million bucks. But it’s also one of the more challenging, and often intimidating, types of welding. And since the...

The Tech Behind MAHLE’s Gold Series Piston Coating – Here’s How It Works, How It Helps

One of the things that hot rodders of generations past could likely never conceive of is the amount of technology involved in the creation of modern pistons. With the ever advancing science and...

To The Maxx: Our 572 Big Block Chevrolet Makes 850 On The Motor With ProMaxx 340 Heads

(Words and Photos by Richard Holdener)  What does it take to make big power these days? Well, the easiest route is obviously using some type of power adder like a turbo, supercharger or even the...