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Know Your Gearbox: This Walk Around Of A Tremec Magnum Six Speed With American Powertrain Is Great

Knowledge is power and when it comes to selecting large components for your project car, that power is important to have. How do you know what the right transmission is for your project? Well, if you...

Happy 3/25! It Is The Day We Celebrate The 5.3L LS Engine – Yes It Measures 325ci!

For a generation of hot rodders, this IS their small block Chevy. The 5.3L, 325ci LS engine was the bread and butter of the company’s line up for more than a decade and many, many millions were...

Wanna Know What A Blueprint 540 Makes On Nitrous? With A Roots Blower? With Twin Turbos? With A ProCharger? Watch This.

When Blueprint Engines came out with their power adder series of crate engines we got one of the very first off the assembly line. It was their 400 cubic inch traditional small block featuring forged...

Suspension Tech Video: How To Calculate Spring Rate With The Guys At QA1 – Get It Right The First Time

We live in a world where the high performance aftermarket can service every single one of your needs, especially when it comes to suspension. We don’t live in a world where people have...

Great Video: RideTech Tells You How To Avoid The Top Five Problems That Come Into Play When Lowering A Vehicle

Changing the suspension of your car or truck may be physically “easy” and one with bolting on parts but the math and physics involved is tough stuff. The engineering side of things is...

Dyno Test Video: Measuring The Gains Of Roller Rockers On A Hot Rod Stroker Jeep Inline Six Engine

It’s the age old question that hot rodders have asked themselves since the dawn of time. “Are they worth the money?” This goes for basically any part of parts that people have to...

This Look At And Discussion Of Split Rims and Old Truck Wheel Mounting Is Pretty Interesting – Dangerous Stuff, Interesting Process

I have owned a couple of vehicles with split rims. Known as “suicide rims” because of the fact that the outer ring can fly off and kill the guy mounting the tires, they are not a popular...

Project Hay Hauler Update: Bringing New Life To My Old 383 Stroker

(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) When we last left off on the Project Hay Hauler’s build, we had just replaced the broken Dana 44 with a junkyard scored 12 bolt, then replaced the entire...

Diesel Tech Video: How Much Power Is There In A Cylinder Head and Camshaft Swap On A Classic 12-Valve?

More fuel! More boost! More power! That’s the typical stuff we always hear about when diesel engines are discussed. Hardcore enthusiasts know that internal combustion engines, be they of spark...

Heavy Duty Junkyard Crawl And Engine Teardown: Watch The DeBoss Garage Guys Get Busy With Some Caterpillar Fun!

I had occasion to meet the guys from DeBoss Garage last week and they were really cool to hang out and have a beer with. They’re the same dudes you see on the screen when you watch their videos...

Truck Suspension Tech Video: Check Out The Install Of QA1s Complete Single Adjustable Coil-Over Suspension On A 1970 C10!

There’s nothing hotter in the aftermarket these days than classic trucks. After just meeting with dozens of high performance parts manufacturers last week, I came away with a keen understanding...

Best of 2019: Transmission Tech Video: American Powertrain Explains Why A Junkyard 6-Speed May Not Be Your Project’s Best Friend

There’s a lot of stuff in life that seems really, really good on the surface but going a little bit deeper than that reveals that there are hidden costs. Such is the case with scoring a...

Are You Afraid To Recover Your Own Truck Seat? Here’s How Easy It Is To Do On A Squarebody Chevy Pickup

My 1987 Chevrolet Crew Cab Dually is an amazingly clean truck that makes me happy each and every time I drive it. Sure, there are TONS of things I’m planning to do to it, but it’s really...

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...