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Polishing Turds Season 2: Part 8 – Head Porting Cody’s ProCharged 360 Cubic Inch Small Block, And How A Port Job Really Effects Flow

In the eighth episode of this new Polishing Turds engine project, Pete is going to be performing some cylinder head porting on this little supercharged small-block so it will be able to make big...

Is Cheap Engine Oil Just As Good As The Expensive Stuff? Does Your Diesel Actually Need The Good Stuff! Or Is Expensive Not Actually Better?

It seems like there are two kinds of vehicle owners. The first is the type that doesn’t much care what kind of oil goes in their engine as long as it is slippery. The second is the type that...

TOP SECRET ACCUFAB 5.0L FORD INTAKE-NEVER BEFORE TESTED. PLUS STOCK VS ROLLER ROCKERS-HOW MUCH HP?

Richard is back at it with some super top secret, never before tested, Accufab 5.0 intake testing. We love the guys at Accufab and their creativity, so it is no surprise that something like this...

Vice Grip Garage’s Chopped Top 1935 Ford Truck is Back: Dirthead Dave And Derek Work On Engine, Transmission, Rear Suspension REMOVAL Because IT’S SO BAD!

Okay gang, it’s time to start working on this thing. Derek and Dave decided to get their thrash on to see how finished they can get this thing for Derek to take it to the Nashville stop on Hot...

GEN 2 LT1-THE OTHER GUYS SMALL BLOCK-HOW MUCH ARE PORTED HEADS & TPIS ZZ409 CAM WORTH ON THE LT1?

I’ve got a Gen 2 LT1 in a 1956 Chevy, and it has always been a fun engine. It’s mostly stock, but when we put a stand alone EFI on it and significantly improved ignition, we were able to...

GEN 2 LT1 INTAKE TEST-CARB VS EFI! STOCK LT1 EFI VS GM DUAL-PLANE & EDELBROCK VRS CARB. WHO WINS?

I’ve got a Gen 2 LT1 in a 1956 Chevy, and it has always been a fun engine. It’s mostly stock, but when we put a stand alone EFI on it and significantly improved ignition, we were able to...

Vice Grip Garage’s Chopped Top 1935 Ford Truck is Back, But It Is Time To BUILD IT BETTER This Time!

Who doesn’t love a chopped 1935 Ford pickup truck? Well whoever owns it when it doesn’t run or drive well enough to be fun, that’s who. And in this case it’s Derek from Vice...

JUNKYARD 8.1L CAM TEST. STOCK VS ZZ502-REAL DYNO DATA. HOW MUCH HP IS A ZZ502 CAM WORTH IN A GEN 7?

Richard Holdener is back at it! This time he’s taking that Vortec 8.1, aka the 496, and seeing if he can make real power gains with a bigger cam. And can that cam come from a Gen 6 Big Block?...

Carb Tuning 101: Powell Machine Talks Holley Carburetor Tuning For Maximum Power. Learn How Your Holley Works.

We’re fans of the tech that is shared by the Powell Machine crew, and the two videos below are no different. If you are looking for Holley carburetor tuning info, then these Holley Carburetor...

Polishing Turds Season 2: Part 7 – The Right Valve Job For Cody’s ProCharged 360 Cubic Inch Small Block, And How A Valve Job Effects Flow

In the seventh episode of this new Polishing Turds engine project, Pete is going to be performing the valve job on this little supercharged small-block so it will be able to make big consistent...

6.0L LS2 VS 6.2L LS3-WHICH ONE MAKES MORE HP STOCK, MINOR MODS THEN ALL THE MODS? FULL DYNO RESULTS

There’s no replacement for displacement. That’s the age old saying and we know that there isn’t much that compares with going bigger in search of more power. But how much bigger is...

Powell Machine Tech Talk: We gotta talk about this torque plate deal….. Does It Really Matter?

The internet is a wonderful thing… but it is also a giant pain in the ass. And in its defense, it has just become a vehicle for people to rant and rave about things that sometimes just make no...

WILL IT RUN AGAIN? FIXING THE REAL PROBLEM WITH FINNEGAN’S 632CI BIG BLOCK CHEVY RACE MOTOR!

We’ve all see the trials and tribulations of Finnegan’s adventures in jet boat racing, as he bought a proven boat that had been sitting and so far the racing efforts with it don’t...

LET’S TALK TECH, WITH RICHARD HOLDENER: ICE WATER INTERCOOLERS, DO THEY WORK? HOW WELL? AIR INLET TEMPS MATTER!

Richard Holdener does several live tech talks every week, and the subjects range from the simple to the complex, but usually revolve around some testing videos that have recently come out or will...