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Finnegan Found The Original Chassis For His ’63 Split Window Corvette! The Basement Vette Build Continues

Finnegan is back at it, and moving forward on a project people have been asking about a lot. We’re talking about the 1963 Corvette that he found not far from his house and that he has been...

WHAT IS THE BEST LS INTAKE UNDER BOOST? SINGLE PLANE vs DUAL PLANE BLOW-THROUGH DISTRIBUTION TEST!

I’ll never forget the first time I was in a dyno cell while testing an engine with 8 oxygen sensors. Instead of just having one or two, which is the norm on most of what we work on around here,...

SINGLE PLANE VS DUAL PLANE, WHICH INTAKE OFFERS THE BEST AIR FUEL DISTRIBUTION? FULL DYNO RESULTS!

Years ago Freiburger and I spent the day on the dyno at Westech to see how nitrous worked with a single plane vs dual plane intake manifold. To test it we sprayed the same shot on the same engine...

Cool Tech-Demo Video: Why ARP Ultra-Torque Is THE Fastener Assembly To Use On Your Project

When a technically obsessed company spends two years of time, resources, and capital to make a product that increases the efficacy of their already industry leading parts, it’s not time wasted....

COMPRESSOR MAPS 101!! TURBO COMPRESSOR MAPS MADE EASY! HOW TO READ A TURBO COMPRESSOR MAP. MAP HACKS

If you are confused by AR, wonder how to know which Compressor Map is right for your future turbo combo, or just don’t understand what everyone is talking about and why you care, this is the...

HOW TO: CHEAP LS AFM/DOD CONVERSION. CHEAP, CHEAPER AND CHEAPEST OPTIONS. CONVERT FOR PERF CAM SWAPS

DOD, or Displacement on Demand, and AFM, or Active Fuel Management, is the feature that allows your modern LS/LT to run on just 4 cylinders when going down the freeway so that it gets better mileage....

HOW MUCH ARE AFTER MARKET IRON & ALUMINUM HEADS WORTH ON A BBC? STOCK REC PORT VS SUMMIT VS AFR 290

The debate over iron vs aluminum heads has been a long argued one. For years, the old school guys would swear that iron was better for towing and this and that and heat retention and blah blah blah....

New Product: If You’ve Ever Though About Building Your Own Fixture Table, Or Adding Holes To One You Already Have, This New Fireball Tool Is What You Need!

There are other ways to do this, but none as easy as this cool kit from Fireball tools. They have a new line of fixture tables, that are truly some of the finest you could buy, but if you already...

Bending Frame Rails The Hard Way And The Easy Way: Impossible, or just a lot of work? Bending Both Ways On A Single Frame Rail.

Bending rectangular tubing requires some special bending equipment, but even with that there is a “hard way” and an “easy way”. The hard way refers to bending it along the...

BIG BORE VS BIG STROKE-372 VS 383-WHICH SBC STROKER DOES IT BEST? BONUS TEST-302 VS 347 FORD

Is big bore more important than a big stroke? Or are cubic inches cubic inches? In this video we’re going to see Richard Holdener test a big bore 372 vs a big stroke 383 to see if one is a...

CHEAP, JUNKYARD ALUMINUM 5.3L LH6-WHAT WENT WRONG? COMPLETE TEARDOWN AND INSPECTION…PLANS TO FIX!

So what happens if you go to the wrecking yard and find that dream aluminum 5.3 L33 or LH6 engine and then you put it into your ride only to find it has low oil pressure? I mean all these junkyard...

CAN YOU RUN REC-PORT LS3-STYLE HEADS ON A SMALL BORE 4.8L/5.3L? WILL REC-PORT HEADS EVEN FIT A 4.8L?

Which cam and which heads are probably the two most asked questions about an LS build, and the amount of info on the web can sometimes be daunting. Lucky for us, we have Richard Holdener who tests...

Polishing Turds Season 2: Part 5 – Boring And Honing Cody’s ProCharged 360 Cubic Inch Small Block To Make Big Power!

In the fifth episode of this new Polishing Turds engine project, Pete is going to be boring and honing the cylinders so this little supercharged small-block will make more power. This is just one...

HOW TO BUILD LS POWER ON THE CHEAP: THE ULTIMATE 510-HP, ALL MOTOR JUNKYARD 5.3L BUILD. STEP BY STEP BUILD & FULL DYNO RESULTS

Junkyard 5.3s make real power regardless of how many miles are on them. I mean a 200,000 mile 5.3 will make 350 horsepower on the engine dyno. But what happens with simple bolt ons? And how about...