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MAHLE Piston Tech Video: Checking Out Skirt Wear and What It Can Tell You About Your Engine

Engines tell stories. They tell stories by how they run and what type of wear that they have. That being said, you need to be able to read the story to understand what the engine is telling you and...

Adding LED Tail Lights To Your 73-87 Square Body GM Truck Is Super Easy Thanks To Brothers

If you have put together, or are putting together, a 1947-1987 Chevrolet or GMC Pickup then you know the name Brothers Truck Parts. They have restoration and custom parts for these years of trucks...

Have An 8.8 Rear You Want To Narrow At Home? Here Is One Low Buck Low Tech Way To Do It

The 8.8 rear is one strong, readily available, and affordable rear end that is perfect for MANY projects. And because they came in so many different cars and trucks over the years they are in...

Watch Ry Crash With Bull City Speed Do An LS Cam Swap In 6 Minutes In His Driveway!

Okay so the Brian Tooley Racing Stage II Truck Cam swap took a little longer than that, but thanks to the wonderful world of timelapse video it sure doesn’t seem like it. Too bad you...

The Big Fix: Watch This Welder Perform A Repair On A Massive Lanz Bulldog Piston

Ok, now this is neat. You are about to watch a welder perform a piston repair on a massive Lanz Bulldog piston. So a Lanz Bulldog is a tugboat engine? No. A locomotive engine? Negatory. How about a...

Best of BS 2017: We Wake Up The Big Block Chevy In A 1971 C10 With A Plethora Of Off The Shelf Parts

(By Kaleb Kelley) –  As we’re building our 1971 C10 for the Win A Classic Sweepstakes, I had to figure out what to do to freshen up the old motor. First off, it’s a NAPA 454 Big Block...

BangShift Truck Tech: We Install A Ridetech Level Tow System On A 2015 F250 Super Duty

(Words and photos by Joe Grippo) – When I took delivery of my 2015 F250 Super Duty a few years ago and immediately put it into service as a tow vehicle for my race car, the first thing I...

Anvil Repair Tech – Seriously, This Is A Cool Story About Repairing An Anvil!

(By Greg Rourke) – In the rental business we have customers that we’re sure could f up an anvil. It turns out that can actually happen. Here we have the New England Blacksmiths anvil...

Howell EFI Install: We Upgrade A Classic C10 With Modern Horsepower Fed By The Easiest EFI Install Ever

(Words and photos by Matt Graves) – LS engines are absolutely the hottest thing going. You cannot deny their presence and effect they have on our hobby. They are currently being dropped into...

The Unobtanium File: Saving An Ancient Caterpillar Fuel Pump Made of Solid Bronze With Skill and Crafty Thinking

Welcome to the Unobtanium File, a randomly reoccurring blog series that will highlight some of the more interesting, off the wall, and down right cool projects that the dudes and dudettes at Then and...

The Golden Ticket: Ridetech Gives Away A StreetGRIP System At Cars N Cones

And then they installed it free, let the dude run on their test track, and thanked him for coming! Yeah, it was that kind of week for John and Val Martin. Here is the story of how one of the cleanest...

Woah Down: Here’s How To Upgrade The Brakes on Your 1971 C10 Truck With Wilwood

(By Kaleb Kelley) – We recently shared an update on this 1971 C10 we’re build at Classic Car Liquidators for our Win A Classic Sweepstakes. Since we nailed down the suspension and fixed this...

Suspension Install: This 1971 Chevy C10 Gets A Stance, Handling And Fun Upgrade With RideTech StreetGrip!

We’ve been working hard on our Win A Classic Sweepstakes C10 these last couple weeks, so we thought we’d bring you an update on the build’s progress. To start off, we did a breakdown of our...

Want A Square Body Chevy Like We Do? Want It To Sit Nice, Ride, And Handle Nice Without Breaking The Bank? Here’s How.

We recently had to replace the $200 Hauler with a new Suburban since someone decided to crash into it. Unfortunately/Fortunately? The new one is really really clean and nice. That means that we...