Category Archive: 1320 Engine Tech, 1320 Tech Story, 1320 Videos, Apex Engine Tech, Apex Spotlight, Apex Tech Stories, ENGINE, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

DO YOU NEED A NITROUS CAM? WILL I MAKE MORE POWER RUNNING NITROUS WITH A DEDICATED NITROUS CAM?

Do you need a nitrous cam? Does it matter how much nitrous you are going to use? Will 100 shot of nitrous work regardless of camshaft? Richard Holdener is going to show you why they do or do not...

Wanna See A New ZZ632 Cranked Up On The Engine Dyno? Watch This!

If you’ve never been to a dyno shop to see an engine being tuned and tested on an engine dyno, you are missing out and should schedule a time to test your next engine build. I love being on the...

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 2: Let The Bottom End Assembly Begin!

It’s back for Part 2, where the 428 FE is going to get ready for its crankshaft, but first, some measuring has to happen. No matter how good the machine shop is, it is always a good idea to do...

How Much Does Heat Change Clearances In An Engine? The Answer Is, More Than You Might Think.

In several forms of racing, they preheat the engine oil and coolant so as to preheat the engine and it’s components as well. For many of these applications it is said to be critical to go...

THE BEST BBC CAM EVER MADE? 1 CAM WORKS WITH LOW COMPRESSION, TUNNEL RAMS, NOS AND BOOST? BUT HOW?

Can one cam really rule them all? How can one camshaft be great in all different scenarios? Well, Richard Holdener is about to show us how good it really is in all these combos. But remember, it...

ANATOMY OF A 5.0L TURBO CAM, BLOWER CAM, NITROUS CAM, STROKER CAM AND NA CAM-THEY ARE ALL THE SAME!

Every cam is a blower cam! Wait, what? Is every cam a turbo cam? How about a nitrous cam? But what if I’m running a stroker. Richard is going to show you how the exact same cam runs in all...

4.6L VS 5.4L-MISTAKES WERE MADE! HOW TO ADD A VORTECH SUPERCHARGER TO FORD 4.6L 2V & 5.4L 4V MOTOR!

I don’t see how adding boost to anything can be considered a mistake, but if you do it wrong I guess it can seem like it. Richard is back at it as always, and he’s got all kinds of great...

LS 6.0L AND 408 HEAD SWAPS – CATHEDRAL v REC PORT v TFS/AFR CNC HEADS! HOW MUCH ARE HEADS WORTH?

The argument over which cylinder head is best on an LS engine is always fun to listen to, but there is nothing better than testing. Most people don’t have an engine and multiple cylinder heads...

MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Their 2023 Application Guide, Ready For Download Here!

With 38 pages of pistons and rings, there might not be an engine worth building that MAHLE doesn’t have a piston and ring for. I can tell you that while the supply chain issues have been a...

HOW TO MAKE SUPERCHARGED SBC & BBC POWER-HOW MUCH HP DOES A PROCHARGER ADD TO A SBC OR BBC STROKER?

I’m a big fan of power adders. Turbos, nitrous, centrifugal superchargers, roots blowers, and more. In the case of our ProCharged 400 inch Blueprint small-block, we also mix them by adding some...

The Alfarrari Project: The Engine And Trans Fit, Now They Just Need Mounts To Hold Them All In Place!

Now that the engine and trans have been test fitted, and actually fit inside this little car, it’s time to make permanent mounts for them. One of the videos below will be all about building...

LS ENGINE TECH: DAVID VS (LITTLE) GOLIATH. 4.8L VS 5.3L, WHICH JUNKYARD LS DOES BOOST BEST?

If you are considering a junkyard LS build then do it. Because if you are considering it there is a reason. It’s probably because the rest of your project is already over budget or because you...

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 1: Prepping The Block For Assembly With Freezeplugs And Paint

Rebeldryver Scott is back with Project Mud Bomber, who’s 428 has been getting machined and prepped for a full rebuild. Because parts were scarce and the machine shop a bit slow, this one has...

MILD CAM ADDS 85 HP! JUNKYARD LS STREET CAM BATTLE-3 ELGIN STICKS DO BATTLE WITH A BTR DYNAMIC DUO!

LS Cam tests are popular as hell and for good reason. Everyone wants to know what kind of power increase they can see with certain cam specs, and Richard Holdener has possibly done more cam testing...