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Small Block Ford Intake Testing – Single vs Dual Plane On Both 351 Cleveland And Windsor

The world of intake manifolds is a diverse one, where dual plane, single plane, tunnel ram, IR, cross ram, long runner and short are available for just about every popular engine combo. And because...

Cheap Turbo Combos! Is This Ebay GT45 Clone The Best Turbo Ever?

If a $163 turbocharger sounds awesome to some of you, and scary as hell to others, that’s okay. You are our people. On the one hand getting something like this that cheap just makes you giggle...

How Do I Know How Big My Fuel Injectors Need To Be? Richard Holdener Gives You The Simple Math Lesson So You Can Figure It Out Yourself!

Sizing injectors for your engine is NOT rocket science, but it is crazy how many people question and argue and worry about injector sizing for their combinations. The math is pretty simple actually....

Alloy, Ahoy! Let MAHLE Motorsport Educate You On The Difference Between 2618 and 4032 Alloy!

Forged pistons are forged pistons, right? Smack them out, machine them to round, and ship them to the customer. That’s the long and short of it, right? What’s so hard about this!? As it...

Do Gen 3 Hemis Make More Power With An Aftermarket Cam? Of Course. But Which One Makes More? Early or Late Gen 3? Watch

With incredibly rare exception, swapping out the stock camshaft in an engine for one with more lift, duration, and different cam timing will make more power. But do similar camshaft upgrades make...

Small Block Chevy Power Combos: 400-1000 Horsepower, We Got You Covered Right Here With 7 Different Combos.

I get asked all the time about combinations that will make certain horsepower levels. Whether it’s a small block, an LS, a big block, or whatever, everyone has some magic power number...

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...