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Holley Carb Tuning Tips And Tricks With Steve “The Carb Whisperer” Brule From Westech Performance!

Steve Brule is the smartest dyno operator and tuner I’ve ever seen or heard about. There, I said it. Are there other incredibly talented tuners and operators out there? Of course! Are there...

Too High? Holley Hi-Ram VS Mid-Rise VS Stock LS Truck Intake. Which Is Best For Which Engine?

Nobody, and I mean nobody, has done more LS engine intake manifold testing than Richard Holdener. You might have seen some of his videos on the subject, but know that this is a fraction of those...

Valvetrain Tech: If Light Weight And Low Reciprocating Mass Matter So Much, Do Stiffer Valve Springs Cost Horsepower?

Roller rockers, roller lifters, beehive valve springs, lightweight valves, lightweight locks and retainers, and the list goes on. These are all things designed to aid in controlling valvetrain at...

LS Turbo Tech: Stock Manifolds, Shorty Headers, Or Dedicated Turbo Headers – What’s The Real Difference?

Here’s the truth. If you connect the exhaust housing of a turbocharger to the exhaust on an LS engine, and the compressor side to the intake manifold, it will make boost and more power than it...

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...

Ford Godzilla 7.3 Supercharger Testing: This Thing Is A Beast!

These Ford Godzilla engines make big power stock, and we’ve heard of lots of dyno shops making 550 horsepower on the engine dyno in stock form other than headers and a tune. That’s stout...

Saving The Subie: Giving A Bug Eye Subaru WRX A New Lease On Life With A Budget JDM Engine Swap!

(Words and photos by Steve Baur) – Long before I had seen one on the road, I was driving them in the PlayStation game Gran Turismo and watching them race in the FIA World Rally Championship....

DANGER: Stop Installing Harmonic Balancers The Wrong Way! Doug And Chad Both Tell You The Why’s And How’s!

Harmonic balancer, damper, whatever you call it, the job of installing them is often a confusing and intimidating one. If this describes your first time installing one, count yourself as one of the...

Watch And Listen To This NASCAR Engine Get Spintron Tested To 9,000 RPM – Wild Stuff!

The Spintron machine is one of the greatest tools ever devised for race engine builders, valvetrain manufacturers, and people who make their living making horsepower on the highest levels. This is a...

Boost Makes Better: This Build and Dyno Test Of An 8-71 Blown 427ci LS3 Is Awesome – Airboat Engine!

If you are going to build a kick ass airboat engine, you need a few things. The first is obviously some horsepower, the second is  a deep reservoir of torque, and the third is reliability so you are...

Gen 5 LT Intake Test: L83, L86 And MSD Intake Manifold Tests On Cammed 5.3, 6.2, And More!

It’s on baby, the intake test you have been wanting and needing! Is the L83 intake the best LT intake made? Or is the L86 better? Or does the bad boy MSD intake blow them both away and take the...

Are They Ruining It? The Motion Raceworks Bubba Nova Gets Engine Swapped

This 1972 Nova is the first street car project to come out of the Motion Raceworks shop, and it is a pretty special one. Yes, they have built several cars that they drive on race events like Rocky...

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...

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...