Category Archive: XL Spotlight, XL Tech Stories, XL Truck Feature, XL Videos

The Squarebody Crew Cab Tank, AKA The Shermanator, Gets Custom Graphics And An Engine Swap!

In the latest video of the Shermanator getting built, a twin engine Sherman tank outfitted Squarebody Chevy Crew Cab, it’s getting a bunch more stuff including custom graphics that don’t...

Flying Sparks Power Tour Prep Day 4: The Bronco Is Almost Ready To Hit The Road!

Emily and Aaron are continuing to work on the Bronco to get it ready for Power Tour and that means a new video every day for all of us to enjoy. Here is Part 4. The good news is that they drive the...

Half Ass Kustoms 1951 Ford Pickup Project: First Fire Of The LS, Trans Tunnel Fab, And More! Part 10

Here is Part 10 of the 1951 Ford Project. Finishing up the wiring, making this thing actually run, and then filling the giant hole in the floor that needs to cover the transmission. Plus all kinds of...

Flying Sparks Power Tour Prep Continues: Day 3 Bronco Prep Is Right Here!

Emily and Aaron are continuing to work on the Bronco to get it ready for Power Tour and that means a new video every day for all of us to enjoy. Here is Part 2. The good news is that they drive the...

Flying Sparks Garage Is Road Tripping! Aaron and Emily Are Prepping The Bronco For Power Tour Part 2.

Emily and Aaron are continuing to work on the Bronco to get it ready for Power Tour and that means a new video every day for all of us to enjoy. Here is Part 2. The good news is that they drive the...

FORGOTTEN Square Body Chevy Will It RUN AND DRIVE After Years?

Derek at Vice Grip Garage has a whole collection of relics sitting on his property that are just waiting for their chance to come back to life, and it is fun to hear the story behind them and see...

Large By Huge Video: This Look At The Biggest Four Cylinder Engines In The World Is Neat!

Perhaps it hurts to say it a little, but the four cylinder engine is likely the most popular piston engine size of all time. We can talk about different layouts and all but in reality, wether inline,...

Half Ass Kustoms 1951 Ford Pickup Project: Wiring Up The LS Swap And Trying To Make A Column Shifter Work

Here is Part 9 of the 1951 Ford Project. There is a bunch of wiring cleanup to do when swapping an LS using the factory harness and ECU. Because this engine is staying stock, the factory ECU will do...

DOES A SMALLER LS CAM MAKE MORE TORQUE THAN A BIGGER LS CAM? AFR LS3 CAM TEST-STAGE 1 vs 2 vs 3!

Small cams are torque cams, bit cams are horsepower cams. Everyone knows that, so why is it that Richard Holdener is doing a Stage 1 vs 2 vs 3 AFR Cam test? Because testing is knowledge and makes it...

Polishing Turds Episode 4: Squaring The Decks On This Small Block To Make It Something Greater

In this latest episode of the Polishing Turds series from HED you are going to see the excitement that is decking the block. This series is of course done with tongue firmly in cheek, but the real...

Half Ass Kustoms 1951 Ford Pickup Project: Steering Column, Pedals, And More!

Here is Part 8 of the 1951 Ford Project. In this episode of the build the steering column is going in, which does require a bit of tweaking for exhaust clearance, and the hanging pedal assembly is...

This Old Ingersoll Rand Radial Engine Air Compressor Is One Of The Coolest Things We’ve Ever Run Across

What is this thing? Would you believe an air compressor? Yes, Ingersol-Rand built these awesome radial engine air compressors in the 1940s and into the 1950s. The six cylinder engine uses three of...

Half Ass Kustoms 1951 Ford Pickup Project: The Fuel System Goes In, Plus Some Bonus Model T Action

Here is Part 7 of the 1951 Ford Project. In this episode of the build, it’s time for the fuel system and a few other tidbits, along with some bonus footage of Brent working on replacing a...

Iron Trap Model A Shop Truck: How To Install a 1933/34 Ford Steering Box In A Model A Hot Rod!

The Iron Trap Model A shop truck project is turning out to be a pretty cool and fun one. With more and more of the truck going together, it is time to see what it’s going to take to make it...