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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...

Project Binky Update: This Bitchin All-Wheel Drive Swapped Mini Is Ready For Reassembly And A Good Thrashing

Project Binky has been a long time in the making and I’m proud to say that I’ve been following the project since it started. What a great project, with amazing fabrication, and intense...

Welding Sheet Metal Or Plate To Tubing Takes Some Work. Here’s How To Do It Right.

The devil is in the details, and sometimes there is no place this is more apparent on a project than in the fabrication of the chassis or roll cage. The Fabrication Series has been showing you ways...

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...

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...

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...