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The Electrifying Truth Behind Mopar Ignition Ballast Resistors As Told By Uncle Tony

There are certain parts that just get maligned over the years. People blame them for everything, even stuff they had nothing to do with, and they just kind of become the brunt of jokes that that they...

Flywheel Tech: Listen Up As Will Baty Of Centerforce Drops All Kinds Of Knowledge On The Hows and Whys Of Flywheels

You may be thinking, “Flywheels, what do I need to know about them?” The answer would be, “a lot.” Thankfully Will Baty of Centerforce is one of the most seasoned,...

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...

Building Blocks: Watch The Hagerty Cadillac 365 Short Block Come Together Nicely In This Video

This build is going as smooth as the Cadillac it will power is going to ride down the boulevard. Yesterday we showed you the block being painted and the crank being installed among a few other...

Tips And Tricks For MIG Welding A Roll Bar, Roll Cage, Or Other Tubing Projects

We’ve watched Matt from Urchfab build all kinds of fun stuff, and I can tell you that he has some pretty smart methods. I’ve watched him long enough to realize that his little habits,...

347 Stroker Small Block Ford VS 351 Windsor. Which One Makes More Power? You Asked, Here’s The Answer

This video from Richard Holdener is great, because it was asked for by viewers and because he starts off laughing and questioning why they asked for it. Well in typical Richard fashion, he’s...

How To Measure For Pushrod Length In Your LS Engine: Not Hard, But Really Important

On a pushrod engine like an LS, and  every other American V8 that doesn’t have overhead camshafts, the length and width of them is pretty critical to insure performance and longevity....

Finnegan Shares 5 Must-Do Hacks For Building Headers At Home, So Watch!

Building headers at home is fun! Okay, so you’ve probably not heard that statement very often when talking about building headers, but the truth is that there are tips and tricks that can...

Transmission Cooler Mounting Tech: You’d Be Surprised Where You Can Put It.

I know I’m not alone in having owned cars and trucks that have a radiator, AC condenser, transmission cooler, oil cooler, and power steering cooler all stacked up front behind the grill. I mean...

Four Into Six: Watch How Allen Millyard Made His Own Kawasaki Z1 Six Cylinder Block At Home

It’s purely amazing what the right mind with the right hands and the right tools can make. This video follows yesterday’s where Allen Millyard showed us how he made the cylinder jugs for...

Which Stock LS Head Is Best For Building A Boosted Turbo LS Combo? 317, 799, 706, 241, 243, or 862?

Every single week I have someone calling, texting, or messaging me about a set of LS heads they have, wondering if they will work for the 700-800 horsepower combo they want to build. Every once in a...

Ever Want To Know What Goes Into Building A 410 Sprint Car Engine? World Of Outlaws Power Starts Here!

410 Sprint Car engines are pretty bad ass bullets that make more than 900 horsepower, naturally aspirated, on methanol. When you bolt one into a car that weighs just 1,400 lbs, you can imagine that...

Roll Bar Tech: Learn How To Measure, Layout, And Bend A Roll Bar Or Roll Cage From The Guys At Rogue Fab

I’m a big fan of tubing tools and fabrication. I own a Rogue Fab VersaNotcher, an Ol’ Joint Jigger notcher, and JDSquared Model 32 Bender that will bend and notch almost anything I...

Removing The Barn Find Ferrari 512 BBi Engine: What Could Possibly Go Wrong ?

If you think yanking the engine out of an old truck or Mustang is tough, check out what it’s like pulling one from a Ferrari. And not just any Ferrari, but one that is now super famous and...