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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...

You Can’t Start The Car Hauler Rebuild Until You First Finish The Demo: A Complete Car Trailer Remodel Starts Right Here

The Reeves are at it again, doing something I have thought about for a few years. I see all these guys and gals at the races with big fancy trailers and have zero clue how they all afford them. I...

Learn How To Bead Roll With Finnegan! He Brings Jamey Jordan In To Give Him A Personal How To.

Bead rolling is something I have only done a couple of times in my life, and never for more than a couple ribs to strengthen a floppy panel. If I owned a bead roller, that might be different, but...

You’ll Never Guess What Is Actually Under The Skin Of This Killer Looking Volvo

Yes, I said killer looking Volvo. These older model Volvos have great lines and the even earlier ones remind me of 1940’s Fords. These here have lines that in some ways remind me of the last...

HEMI Swap Your Dakota With Bolt In Parts! These Trucks Haul Way More Ass With A HEMI Under The Hood

While 1st and 2nd Gen Dodge Dakota pickups did come with an optional 5.2 or 5.9L V8 engine, aka the 318 and 360 for you Mopar enthusiasts, the most they made was a measly 250 horsepower. Even if you...

Let Professor Dulcich Teach You How To Find Top Dead Center For Your Engine Building Pleasure

We love good tech videos here and we think that it’s cool Steve Dulcich has his own YouTube channel and it making some fun stuff for people to watch. A little while back we showed you his video...

LT Asks: The Actual Cost of Turbocharging a Big Block 8.1: Should I have built an LS instead?

I’m a big fan of LS engines, and they are all the rage, but some people can’t stand them because they ARE so popular. Some think there is no other engine on earth that can compete with...