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TUNE PORT INJECTION-LONG RUNNER VS SHORT RUNNER-WHICH ONE MAKES MORE HP, WHICH ONE MAKES MORE TORQUE?

Long vs Short Runner intake manifolds is a discussion that has been going on for decades. Which is right for my combo? Which one makes the most power? Which one makes the most torque? Is there...

Youtubers Made the Smallest, Fastest Impact Wrenches on the Planet, Torque Test Channel Tests ‘Em!

Hot rodded tools?! Yep, what happens if you take your average cordless tools, in this case impact drivers, and you add parts from an impact wrench/gun? I have a feeling that bad things happen in some...

Halfass Kustoms 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Project: Recycling Body Mounts And More To Make This Whole Thing Work

NAPCO was a company that built 4-wheel drive conversion parts for domestic trucks and was founded in 1918. Although they made parts for Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Studebaker trucks, they are most well...

Halfass Kustoms 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Project: Test Fitting The Body And Chassis To See If This Will Even Work!

NAPCO was a company that built 4-wheel drive conversion parts for domestic trucks and was founded in 1918. Although they made parts for Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Studebaker trucks, they are most well...

WHAT IS THE BEST CYLINDER HEAD FOR MY 5.0L FORD? WHY I CHOOSE THE 185 AFR OVER THE 165 AFR HEAD.

Is bigger always better? No, it isn’t always better. But it might be in some cases. So how about a mild 5.0 Ford Small Block? Does the big head lose torque? Does the small head miss out on...

Hemi Swapped C10 Build Part 6: First Start Attempt! Will It Actually Run In Time?

Here is Part 6 of the Gen III HEMI C10 build that Derek has dubbed the HemiHalf. It’s “together” but will it start and run so it can go to Moparty? It’s been torn apart,...

Dyno Testing The 300,000 mile 1990 OBS Chevy Before The Engine Swap. Will It Make Any Power, or Blow Up?

I hear people make comments all the time about being afraid to put their car on a chassis dyno. Some folks seem to be scared that they will damage their cars, when in fact the chassis dyno is really...

Puddin’s Fab Shop Builds A Quick Attach CRANE From A HARBOR FREIGHT Cherry Picker.

I own a flatbed truck and have owned a lot of pickup trucks over the years as well and on several occasions I have thought that owning a small crane or cherry picker for the back of the truck would...

TURBO MYTHBUSTIN’ 5 TURBO MYTHS. FORGED INTERNALS, TWINS VS SINGLE, TURBO CAM, LOW COMP, TURBO LAG

Who to believe? The internet “experts” that troll social media, or guys that put engines on they dyno each and every day and test them until the break? Yeah, we’re going for the...

DIY MegaCab Bumpside Ford Project: Bracing The Cab And Beadrolling Interior Panels

In Part 6 there is a lot going on as bracing and connections are made between all the pieces in the cab. This thing really needs some help to hold everything together. Of course, there is some style...

Hemi Swapped C10 Build Part 5: Final Prep For Holley’s Moparty In Bowling Green!

Here is Part 5 of the Gen III HEMI C10 build that Derek has dubbed the HemiHalf. It’s been torn apart, mocked up, tore apart, and put back together to where it’s almost a finished truck....

Halfass Kustoms Builds A 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Clone The Easy Way

NAPCO was a company that built 4-wheel drive conversion parts for domestic trucks and was founded in 1918. Although they made parts for Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Studebaker trucks, they are most well...

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...

DIY MegaCab Bumpside Ford Project: These Doors Are Going To Need Some Attention

Here we go with Part 5 of this custom-built crew cab, or MegaCab as they are calling it, bumpside Ford pickup and in this episode there is a lot of door fab going on. Building something like this...