Category Archive: ENGINES, TECH, Videos, XL Engine Tech, XL Project Trucks, XL Spotlight, XL Tech Stories, XL Truck Feature, XL Videos

Will It Run And Drive? This Ford Supervan Has Been Buried In The Trees For 32 Years!

Derek is back at it as usual, with another long left ride in need of some love to get it back running and driving. But this one here has been taken over by the trees as it has been sitting for 32...

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 2: Let The Bottom End Assembly Begin!

It’s back for Part 2, where the 428 FE is going to get ready for its crankshaft, but first, some measuring has to happen. No matter how good the machine shop is, it is always a good idea to do...

ABANDONED 1979 Chevy LUV Gets A BUDGET FRIENDLY Makeover From Puddin’s Fab Shop!

I would drive this little LUV truck every day! There, I said it. A cool little mini truck, whether it’s a LUV, an S10, a Courier, or whatever is a handy little parts truck that can be great to...

THE BEST BBC CAM EVER MADE? 1 CAM WORKS WITH LOW COMPRESSION, TUNNEL RAMS, NOS AND BOOST? BUT HOW?

Can one cam really rule them all? How can one camshaft be great in all different scenarios? Well, Richard Holdener is about to show us how good it really is in all these combos. But remember, it...

Halfass Kustoms 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Project: First Start! It’s ALIVE!!!

In this latest installment of the NAPCO Clone build, Brent is working on the fuel system and finally starting it up for the first time! If you have missed any of the previous installments on this...

LS 6.0L AND 408 HEAD SWAPS – CATHEDRAL v REC PORT v TFS/AFR CNC HEADS! HOW MUCH ARE HEADS WORTH?

The argument over which cylinder head is best on an LS engine is always fun to listen to, but there is nothing better than testing. Most people don’t have an engine and multiple cylinder heads...

MAHLE Motorsport Introduces Their 2023 Application Guide, Ready For Download Here!

With 38 pages of pistons and rings, there might not be an engine worth building that MAHLE doesn’t have a piston and ring for. I can tell you that while the supply chain issues have been a...

Halfass Kustoms 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Project: Prepping For The LS Install. Firewall, Transfer Case Mount, And More.

In this latest installment of the NAPCO Clone build, Brent is working on the firewall, some paint and undercoating, and the transfer case mount among other things. We’re sharing two videos this...

LS ENGINE TECH: DAVID VS (LITTLE) GOLIATH. 4.8L VS 5.3L, WHICH JUNKYARD LS DOES BOOST BEST?

If you are considering a junkyard LS build then do it. Because if you are considering it there is a reason. It’s probably because the rest of your project is already over budget or because you...

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 1: Prepping The Block For Assembly With Freezeplugs And Paint

Rebeldryver Scott is back with Project Mud Bomber, who’s 428 has been getting machined and prepped for a full rebuild. Because parts were scarce and the machine shop a bit slow, this one has...

MILD CAM ADDS 85 HP! JUNKYARD LS STREET CAM BATTLE-3 ELGIN STICKS DO BATTLE WITH A BTR DYNAMIC DUO!

LS Cam tests are popular as hell and for good reason. Everyone wants to know what kind of power increase they can see with certain cam specs, and Richard Holdener has possibly done more cam testing...

This 1956 Dodge Truck Hasn’t Been Down The Road In 34 Years, Will It Run And Drive Now?

This Dodge truck was last on the road in 1988, the year I got my driver’s license. It is sitting in the corner of a field in Manitoba Canada so it isn’t like it’s been sitting in...

WHAT MAKES MORE HP ON A JUNKYARD 4.8L LS? CARBS OR EFI? EDELBROCK PERFORMER RPM & 750 v TRUCK EFI

Ah, the age old Carb vs EFI story, but this time it is the 4.8 LS Carb vs EFI and both are great options. There are a lot of ways to get air and fuel into an LS engine with all the aftermarket parts,...

Will It Run: The Boogie Van Engine Swap Edition!

The Make It Kustom Boogie Van project is moving forward and quite frankly it’s about time. We regular watchers of the channel are ready for some more van content and in this episode we are...