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Vice Grip Garage Stock Car Tribute 1776 Monte Carlo LS Swap – Part 2 The LS Swap Continues

According to Derek, the LS barely fits! If you want to see why then watch Part 2 of this LS Swap. If you haven’t seen Part 1, or how he came about getting this LS out of the Corvette it lived...

Vice Grip Garage Stock Car Tribute 1776 Monte Carlo LS Swap – Part 1

We recently shared the Vice Grip Garage disassembly video where Derek took apart their 1998 Corvette Convertible all by himself. This is important because he lifted the body OFF of the entire...

The Fab Forums New Fox Body Project: Four Eye, Stick Shift, Street Driven, And Cool.

This new build from Kyle over at the Fab Forums should be fun to watch. He’s open as to how this thing ultimately ends up, with a couple of exceptions. He’s steadfast on the fact that...

Let’s Build A Rotary! This Video Of A Mazda 13B Engine Being Assembled Is Really Cool

The Wankel Rotary engine has had an on-again/off-again affair with OEM production. Companies like NSU and Mazda were in on the rotary program hard and fast for years but time has not exactly been the...

Can Vice Grip Garage Get The LS1 Out Of This Corvette By Lifted Off The Body?

If you think that lifting a car body off the chassis using a two post lift is a little wonky, then I can imagine that seeing Derek lift the body off of a Corvette using the four post lift will...

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 3: Installing Icon Forged Pistons On Connecting Rods & File Fitting The Rings.

It’s back for Part 3, after getting the crank installed in preparation for hanging rods and pistons on it in Part 2. In this one, the rods and pistons get prepped, including mounting the pistons to...

The Alfarrari Project: How To Build Your Own Dry Sump Oil Tank!

In these next three videos in the series, you are going to see the dry sump oil tank go together for the Ferrari engine. While technically it’s just an oil reservoir, it’s an awfully big...

LS9-THE MOST POWERFUL FACTORY LS CAM! WILL IT WORK ON A DESTROKED (4.8L CRANK) TURBO LS3 OR NA 5.3L

There are a jillion different camshafts to choose from for an LS engine, but takeout camshafts are cheap and even new factory camshafts can be had for cheap. The LS9 cam has been a longtime favorite...

The Alfarrari Project: The Ferrari Powered Alfa Gets A Radiator, A Modified Intake, And A Big Hole In The Hood

There is so much going into building this little hot rod, and every single part of it is custom. After all, there are no kits to do this kind of thing so you have to build it all yourself if you want...

Rebeldryver’s Garage Gets Their 1965 Impala SS Running Again With Help From American Powertrain!

Rebeldryver, AKA Scott Liggett, is one of the early BangShifter’s and his ’65 Impala has been a staple on these pages since the beginning. Scott has written about upgrades and tons of...

The Engine Is On The Wrong End! Will This ABANDONED Corvair Monza 900 RUN AND DRIVE After Years?

How does Derek end up with cars painted like American Flags? I mean I can’t even think of a time when I saw a car painted like an American flag for sale on the web. Yes, I’ve seen some...

Pro Touring Triumph GT6 Build: Building A Full Custom Chassis And Rear Suspension

In the latest episodes of this build the all new chassis gets going and so does the modified Corvette rear suspension. Watch, be inspired, and then it will be time for the front and the engine! So...

The Alfarrari Project: The Ferrari Powered Alfa Gets Custom Made Headers! Making Headers For A Ferrari Engine In And Alfa Romeo

There is so much going into building this little hot rod, and every single part of it is custom. After all, there are no kits to do this kind of thing so you have to build it all yourself if you want...

SPARK PLUG HEAT RANGE TEST-JUNKYARD LS. HOT PLUG v COLD PLUG-DOES IT MATTER? TAPERED VS GASKET PLUGS

We recently shared a video from Richard Holdener where he tested spark plug gaps to see if a tight gap vs a normal gap vs a super wide gap made any difference in horsepower in an LS engine. The...