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Boosted Insanity: Watch The Most Powerful 4.0L Jeep Engine Ever Built Make 860+ HP and 880+ Lb-Ft On The Dyno!

It has been awesome to watch Newcomer Racing’s builds on the Horsepower Monster YouTube Channel. This company that is so well known for its Jeep inline six stuff is just killing it. The...

Small Block Chevy Power Combos: 400-1000 Horsepower, We Got You Covered Right Here With 7 Different Combos.

I get asked all the time about combinations that will make certain horsepower levels. Whether it’s a small block, an LS, a big block, or whatever, everyone has some magic power number...

Bargain Racement: Can You Build And Race A Car For The Same Or Less Money Than SIM Racing? YES, YES YOU CAN!

Before you start going all gamer bitch on me and start spouting examples of SIM racing setups that are cheap, realize that everyone knows you can do SIM racing at a bunch of different budget levels....

Project Bargain Racement: Building A Race Car From An $1100 Hatchback. What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Come on, you’ve had to have heard dummer ideas than this! And it won’t surprise you to know that our friends from Bad Obsession Motorsports, the home of Project Binky, are behind this...

Big Caddy Power Upgrades Continue: Dominator? Big Valve Aluminum Heads? What Kind Of Power Can We Make?

Our friend Richard Holdener has been hanging out in New Mexico with Courtney and the guys at Cad Company, doing some killer dyno testing on a 500 cubic inch Cadillac recently. They put together a...

Progress On The Hagerty Straight Eight Build! The Cam, The Crank, and Plastic Pistons For The Win!

We have been loyally following the Hagerty build of a classic Buick straight eight engine for a while now. Davin has been working his way through a variety of different issues and setbacks but has...

Dirt Dominator: Check Out The Build Of This 700hp Dirt Modified Racing Engine – Mean Small Block!

If there is a place where the traditional small block Chevrolet still rules with impunity, it’s the world of sportsman and short track stock car racing. It’s the engine that built the...

It’s All About The Flow: This Short And Sweet Lesson On Priority Main Oiling From Dart Is Great

When we hear certain terms in the gearhead world we generally understand them but maybe a bit more clarity and education is always welcome, right? One of the big ones that gets thrown around a lot is...

Tunnel Ram VS The World! Dual Plane, Single Plane, Or Tunnel Ram? Which One Is Right For A Big Block?

Which intake rules them all? Well to make that determination Richard Holdener put together a hot “little” 496 Stroker Big Block Chevrolet to strap to the dyno at Westech Performance Group...

Junkyard Like A Pro! Here’s How To Pick The Right Junkyard Engine For Your Next Project

Getting an engine from the right vehicle at the wrecking yard matters! There are lots of things that can result in a vehicle finding the end of its usable life and moving onto a wrecking yard to be...

Using The Wrong Lube Hurts! Here Is The Straight Truth On What To Use To Properly Torque Your Fasteners

Everyone thinks about the expensive parts of their engines that are sexy, like pistons, rods, crankshafts, cylinder heads, intakes, etc. But what holds all that stuff where it is supposed to be?...

Custom Intake Manifolds Tested! What Does The Ideal Intake Manifold Look Like? How Long Are The Runners? How Big Is The Plenum?

How many times have you found yourself in the shop, at the races, or on the dyno wondering if you have just thought of the world’s greatest speed part? It happens to me all the time, and...

Hunt For Grunt! LS Torque Cams: Do You Know What Really Works?

In this video from Richard Holdener, he lets you in on yet another round of dyno testing Speed Secrets in the never ending Hunt for Grunt. LS Engines aren’t particularly known for being torque...

Mopar Alternator Comparison: Stock vs Powermaster Original Look vs Powermaster 220amp Upgraded Alternator

When it comes to the charging system of your classic car, you have a few options. The first is to just hope and pray that the 50-year old alternator that’s on the engine continues to work even...