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HOW TO: PICK THE RIGHT TURBO 4.8L LS CAM. WHICH CAM WORKS BEST UNDER BOOST? DIY, JUNKYARD TURBO CAMS

Every cam is a turbo cam, or at least that’s what Richard Holdener always says, but what camshaft is “best” under boost? Sure, any engine, with whatever camshaft is in it, will make...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: Why The Hell Is Edd Putting A Diesel Engine In His Electric Ice Cream Truck?

Well… that didn’t take long. Apparently someone else wants the Mercedes Sprinter Van ice cream truck, but without the electric motor and drivetrain. We’re not exactly sure why, but...

Metal Work: How To Convert A 1960-1966 C10 To A Big Back Window

When the C10 truck was first introduced for the 1960 model year, they were available with two different back windows. The small window came standard and was found in most trucks, so you can...

Puddin Takes The Mini UHaul For It’s First Drive in 20 Years, But It Wasn’t Easy!

If you missed Puddin getting this cool old Ford Courier out and making it run again, don’t worry because we have a link below so you can check it out. If you missed the second video, where the...

What Happens When You Max Out A Turbo? Will More Boost Make More Power?

When you talk turbos, and boost, everyone knows that more is better right? I mean the fact that a turbo is rated at a specific power level doesn’t matter if you can get it to give more boost...

Puddin’s Vintage Mini Uhaul Project Gets A Cheap But Awesome Makeover

If you missed Puddin getting this cool old Ford Courier out and making it run again, don’t worry because we have a link below so you can check it out. This is one cool little project and...

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...

Clutch Performance: Clay Millican Takes You Through A McLeod Clutch Install On The Back Of His Gen III Hemi Project

Outside of being a great top fuel driver and all around good guy, Clay Millican is a gearhead who loves to work on projects in his home shop. His current mission is building a hemi-swapped Dodge...

Army Truck Trailer Build Finale: Storage, Registration, Build Costs, More Mods, And More!

In this installment of the Army Trailer build there is some added storage going in, the build costs will be covered, more mods are being made, and the process of registering and titling this thing...

Here’s How You Balance A Crankshaft: Watch As Jim’s Automotive Machine Balances The Crank In This Pontiac Engine

Last week we shared a cool video about grinding the rod journals on the crankshaft that is about to get balanced, which is all a part of a series of videos from Jim’s Automotive Machine...

The Crawler Hauler Project Is Getting All Kinds Of Updates! Second Story Deck, Covered Porch, Fire Pit, And More!

We’ve shared a couple updates on this cool crawler hauler build, and really dig the way this thing is coming along. It started out pretty basic, but there is nothing basic about it now....

Army Truck Trailer Build: Bearings, Tires, Boxes, Mats, And Tie Downs, Plus Loading The First Tracked Vehicle On The 7 Ton M1083A1 Trailer Project!

In this installment of the Army Trailer build there is more wiring, the brakes and bearings and tires get sorted, as well as the whole tie down situation. Why? Because the first tracked vehicle is...

Watch This 120 Ton Dozer’s Broken Ripper Tooth Get Flame Cut And Welded To Better Than New Shape!

I grew up with oxy-acetylene cutting torches and stick ARC welders. I didn’t weld with a MIG machine until I was in high school, and didn’t TIG until I was in college. And while I’m...

Ever Wonder How They Grind Crankshafts? Watch This Video And See Just How It All Happens Using This Pontiac Crank As The Example

Watching engine parts get machined is always cool, but some of the machining operations are way cooler than others. Decking a block is pretty mundane, and so is boring and honing, even though there...