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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...

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: 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...

Big Block Chevrolet Power Combos! 400 To 1000 Horsepower, All Right Here!

There are a ton of ways to make horsepower nowadays, and it has never been easier than it is in 2022, but with so many options and so much information it can be intimidating when trying to decide on...

Polishing Turds Episode 3: Line Honing This Small Block To Make It Something Greater

When Peter Harrell, owner of Harrell Engine and Dyno, decided that he was going to start up a YouTube Channel of his own, he decided to call it “Real Good At Doin’ Stuff!!!” It’s a channel...

HOW TO ADD 90 HP TO A 5.0L FORD! 302 HEAD TEST-E7TE v GT40P v AFR 165. ARE ALUM HEADS REALLY BETTER?

Remember when a Fox-body Mustang with a cam and some nitrous with Flowmasters was a player on the street? When a guy with a Vortec and some ET streets was hardcore? Well that was 30 years ago, and...

Half Ass Kustoms 1951 Ford Pickup Project: Motor And Trans Mounts For The 4.8 And 4L80e In The S10 Chassis For The 1951 Ford F1

Here is Part 5 of the 1951 Ford Project. This one gets the engine and trans mounts done so they can go into this now shortened S10 chassis. As usual Brent has his own way of making things happen and...

LOW $ BLOWER VS LOW $ TURBO-DYNO PROVEN HP PER PSI! WHICH ONE DO YOU CHOOSE FOR YOUR BOOSTED LS?

Which does boost better on a junkyard LS? Which does boost better on a bigger LS? Does the camshaft matter for one vs the other? The age-old blower vs turbo argument is about to get real angry right...

Iron Trap Shop Truck Build Part 5: Easy V8 Conversion – Just What The Shop Truck Needs!

Here is the fifth installment of the shop truck build, and it’s getting an engine! Not just any engine of course, but a Flathead V-8. Check it out! The more I watch Iron Trap videos the more I...

900 Horsepower Big-Block Chevy Power Combos: HOW TO BUILD A 900-HP, ALL MOTOR, 6-71 BLOWER OR CHEAP TWIN TURBO BBC! WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE?

Which 900 Horsepower Big Block Chevy engine combo do you like most?  There are so many times that I’m at an event and someone comes up to me to talk engines and wants to know how to make a given...