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TUNE PORT INJECTION-LONG RUNNER VS SHORT RUNNER-WHICH ONE MAKES MORE HP, WHICH ONE MAKES MORE TORQUE?

Long vs Short Runner intake manifolds is a discussion that has been going on for decades. Which is right for my combo? Which one makes the most power? Which one makes the most torque? Is there...

Single Seat Race Car Build Part 9: SHAPING THE REAR BOAT TAIL AND COWL

It is time to do more sheet metal work and that means making the cowl and the rear boat tail so that this thing really is a race car. Bennett’s Customs is an Australian traditional hot rod builder...

LOW-BUCK vs MO-BUCK, CHEAP, JUNKYARD 454 VS GM ZZ454 CRATE MOTOR-WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE & WHY?

Junkyard vs Crate, this is a comparison that has been going on for a long time and people have a variety of opinions on which one is the best for a hot rod project. While both of the engines in this...

Youtubers Made the Smallest, Fastest Impact Wrenches on the Planet, Torque Test Channel Tests ‘Em!

Hot rodded tools?! Yep, what happens if you take your average cordless tools, in this case impact drivers, and you add parts from an impact wrench/gun? I have a feeling that bad things happen in some...

Polishing Turds: Part 11, This Thing Is Finally Going To Be A Whole Engine Again!

In this new episode of the Polishing Turds series from HED you are going to see the final assembly of the engine finally completed! Pete covered assembly prep and cam bearings, and other assembly...

The Alfarrari Project Continues: When Will The Rust Stop!? Plus Bonus Engine Build Video.

There has been so much new metal going into this build, which has been awesome, but there never seems to be an end to the rust either. In this episode, it looks like there has to be an end in sight,...

HOW TO MAKE ALL-MOTOR JUNKYARD LS POWER. HOW MUCH ARE HEADS, CAM, AND INTAKE MODS WORTH ON A 4.8L, 5.3L OR 6.0L?

There was a time, not so long ago, when making one horsepower per cubic inch was considered to be a good mark for a performance street engine. Now that OE technology has come so far, that is pretty...

The Alfarrari Project Continues: Sheet Metal Work, Structure, And More.

The next batch of videos from the Alfarrari project starts right here. This thing is coming along like a champ, even though it has some pretty serious work that needs to be done. In fact, all the...

HOW TO ADD 200 HP TO YOUR SBC CHEVY WITH A CAM SWAP! HOW CAN THE RIGHT SBC CAM BE WORTH 200+ HP?

Can a cam swap really be worth 200 horsepower? How about 250? Or is 100 even feasible? Watch the Richard Holdener video below and find out. Video Description: HOW MUCH POWER IS A CAM SWAP WORTH ON A...

How To: Measure For A Simpson Hybrid Frontal Head Restraint

We’re all about safety around here, and I’m a HUGE fan of head restraint systems like the NecksGen, HANS, and Simpson’s Hybrid system, just to name a few. It doesn’t matter...

WHAT IS THE BEST CYLINDER HEAD FOR MY 5.0L FORD? WHY I CHOOSE THE 185 AFR OVER THE 165 AFR HEAD.

Is bigger always better? No, it isn’t always better. But it might be in some cases. So how about a mild 5.0 Ford Small Block? Does the big head lose torque? Does the small head miss out on...

TURBO MYTHBUSTIN’ 5 TURBO MYTHS. FORGED INTERNALS, TWINS VS SINGLE, TURBO CAM, LOW COMP, TURBO LAG

Who to believe? The internet “experts” that troll social media, or guys that put engines on they dyno each and every day and test them until the break? Yeah, we’re going for the...

Single Seat Race Car Build Part 8: SPLIT WISHBONES and REAR TORQUE TUBE SHORTENING

Bennett’s Customs is an Australian traditional hot rod builder that does some pretty cool car and motorcycle projects, and they have embarked on a new project that must be done by September in...

Quick Turn With No Burn: Here’s How Easily The Borgeson Quick Ratio C10 Steering Box Installs In A 1967-1987 GM Truck

Classic GM trucks are hotter these days than the nuclear reactor at Chernobyl was during the 1980s and one of the things more and more people are doing with them is improving not just straight line...