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How Do I Know How Big My Fuel Injectors Need To Be? Richard Holdener Gives You The Simple Math Lesson So You Can Figure It Out Yourself!

Sizing injectors for your engine is NOT rocket science, but it is crazy how many people question and argue and worry about injector sizing for their combinations. The math is pretty simple actually....

Get It Right: Here’s The Proper Way To Measure For Custom Shocks From The Crew At Ridetech

You want to install custom shocks on your car. Maybe you just want to make a simple change with a single adjustable tube shock or maybe you are going bigger with air suspension or perhaps multi-way...

Alloy, Ahoy! Let MAHLE Motorsport Educate You On The Difference Between 2618 and 4032 Alloy!

Forged pistons are forged pistons, right? Smack them out, machine them to round, and ship them to the customer. That’s the long and short of it, right? What’s so hard about this!? As it...

Do Gen 3 Hemis Make More Power With An Aftermarket Cam? Of Course. But Which One Makes More? Early or Late Gen 3? Watch

With incredibly rare exception, swapping out the stock camshaft in an engine for one with more lift, duration, and different cam timing will make more power. But do similar camshaft upgrades make...

There’s A New 5-Speed In Town! Out With The TKO And In With The New TKX!!!

Introducing the newest, and ONLY, 5 speed transmission designed strictly with swaps in mind. This is the Tremec TKX. Honestly, this one has not been easy to keep under wraps. Security was so tight...

Stay In Shape: This Video From QA1 Talks About The Importance Of Off-Season Suspension Maintenance For Drag, Street, and Circle Track Cars

If there is one part of racing and really hot rodding in general that does not get the attention that it deserves, it is maintenance. Keeping your parts, pieces, and car working the way it should...

Project Hay Hauler: We Install The New Engine, A New McLeod RXT Twin Disc Clutch, And Prep For Rocky Mountain Race Week.

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) If you have been following along on my build of 1967 GMC pickup we call Project Hay Hauler, you will have seen I took a 383 I  had collecting dust in the corner...

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...

Double Down: Watch This Naturally Aspirated Jeep Inline Six Make 395hp – Twice The Stock Rating!

It’s one thing to build a hot rodded version of a cool engine. It’s another thing to combine all your skills as a fabricator, engineer, and engine builder to take a platform and double...

Godzilla Roars! Watch This 7.3L Ford V8 Make 789hp Naturally Aspirated As It Awaits A Blower

Ok, this is really starting to get awesome. Brian Wolfe the legendary Ford engineer, drag racer, and blue oval horsepower maker has really started to stand on his 7.3L Godzilla development engine and...

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...

Watch The Pakistani Truck Repair Guys Fix A Cracked Wheel On The Lathe. With A Million Alcoa’s Around Here It Seems Weird, But They Got Skills!

The Pakistani Truck repair videos often have crazy stuff going on in them, like the one where they mount a whole rear axle housing in the lathe. We laugh, and cringe, when we watch them but sometimes...

The Conclusion: See The End Result Of The Exhaustive Study Gale Banks Put Into Rear Differential Covers

We like so many others spent a bunch of time watching and learning the videos that Gale Banks made over the last year regarding rear differential covers. He took on a level of analysis and study that...

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...