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Double Down: Watch This Naturally Aspirated Jeep Inline Six Make 395hp – Twice The Stock Rating!

It’s one thing to build a hot rodded version of a cool engine. It’s another thing to combine all your skills as a fabricator, engineer, and engine builder to take a platform and double...

Godzilla Roars! Watch This 7.3L Ford V8 Make 789hp Naturally Aspirated As It Awaits A Blower

Ok, this is really starting to get awesome. Brian Wolfe the legendary Ford engineer, drag racer, and blue oval horsepower maker has really started to stand on his 7.3L Godzilla development engine and...

It’s All About The Flow: This Short And Sweet Lesson On Priority Main Oiling From Dart Is Great

When we hear certain terms in the gearhead world we generally understand them but maybe a bit more clarity and education is always welcome, right? One of the big ones that gets thrown around a lot is...

Junkyard Like A Pro! Here’s How To Pick The Right Junkyard Engine For Your Next Project

Getting an engine from the right vehicle at the wrecking yard matters! There are lots of things that can result in a vehicle finding the end of its usable life and moving onto a wrecking yard to be...

Using The Wrong Lube Hurts! Here Is The Straight Truth On What To Use To Properly Torque Your Fasteners

Everyone thinks about the expensive parts of their engines that are sexy, like pistons, rods, crankshafts, cylinder heads, intakes, etc. But what holds all that stuff where it is supposed to be?...

Custom Intake Manifolds Tested! What Does The Ideal Intake Manifold Look Like? How Long Are The Runners? How Big Is The Plenum?

How many times have you found yourself in the shop, at the races, or on the dyno wondering if you have just thought of the world’s greatest speed part? It happens to me all the time, and...

Hunt For Grunt! LS Torque Cams: Do You Know What Really Works?

In this video from Richard Holdener, he lets you in on yet another round of dyno testing Speed Secrets in the never ending Hunt for Grunt. LS Engines aren’t particularly known for being torque...

Mopar Alternator Comparison: Stock vs Powermaster Original Look vs Powermaster 220amp Upgraded Alternator

When it comes to the charging system of your classic car, you have a few options. The first is to just hope and pray that the 50-year old alternator that’s on the engine continues to work even...

Control Timing With Holley EFI. Here’s How To Install And Wire A Dual Sync Distributor For Your Sniper

Switching from a carbureted combination to one that uses fuel injection can be a great way to improve drivability, fuel mileage, cold starts, and more for your hot rod or street machine. But as good...

Project Isolation Restoration: Time To Tackle The Walbro LME Carb Rebuild! Small Fuel Mixers Are Fun

Project Isolation Restoration has turned a fun corner. I’m now in the mode of actually putting stuff back together and making it nice rather than taking stuff apart, cleaning it, and mending...

Project Isolation Restoration Part 4: Making Repairs And Improvements As We Wait For Parts To Show Up

After tearing down and inspecting our 1960s Tecumseh HH120 engine, it as time to assess what we needed for parts and pieces to get it all back together again and to perhaps figure out why the thing...

Project Isolation Restoration: Our 1960s Single Cylinder Engine Gets Cleaned Up And We Learn More

When last we left you, Project Isolation Restoration had been torn down and we were pleased to find that there were no real Boogey men waiting for us inside the engine. As an early teaser for the...

Project Isolation Restoration: The Teardown Continues and We Get Our Block Squeaky Clean

In part one of Project Isolation Restoration, we told you about the vintage engine that we scooped up to rebuild for fun during this downtime when there’ not much else to do. The mill, if you...

Project Isolation Restoration: Bringing A Cool Old Engine Back To Life For The Fun Of It – Part 1

Idle hands are the devil’s playthings, right? After spending more than couple weeks home from the world of motorsports, it was time to put my money where my mouth was. Hell, I’ve been...