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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...

Engine Tech: How To Check Piston To Valve Clearance Two Different Ways – Using Clay or Using A Dial Indicator

It’s kind of funny. Lots of our lives are spent in a rush, right? Trying to make time for the stuff we want to do after finishing the stuff we have to do. If there is one thing we know...

Engine Tech Video: Watch This Little 302 Receive A Trick Flow 11R Top End Kit – Installing The Upper End Of The Valevtrain

One of the neatest things to happen for people who love making horsepower over the last ten years has been the emergence, explosion, and acceptance of the “top end kit”. It was a...

Cylinder Head Tech Video: Watch Five Different Heads Get Dyno Tested On A Stroker Jeep Inline Six!

A couple of weeks ago we showed you a great video that explored the question of roller rockers making horsepower on a modified engine. This time we’re back with the same Jeep stroker inline six...

Piston Tech Video: Learn All You Ever Wanted To Know About Piston Coatings With MAHLE Motorsport

When it comes to piston coatings, there’s lots of stuff that people think they know and lots of stuff that’s just flat out wrong. In this video you are going to learn all you ever wanted...

Happy 3/25! It Is The Day We Celebrate The 5.3L LS Engine – Yes It Measures 325ci!

For a generation of hot rodders, this IS their small block Chevy. The 5.3L, 325ci LS engine was the bread and butter of the company’s line up for more than a decade and many, many millions were...

Wanna Know What A Blueprint 540 Makes On Nitrous? With A Roots Blower? With Twin Turbos? With A ProCharger? Watch This.

When Blueprint Engines came out with their power adder series of crate engines we got one of the very first off the assembly line. It was their 400 cubic inch traditional small block featuring forged...

Dyno Test Video: Measuring The Gains Of Roller Rockers On A Hot Rod Stroker Jeep Inline Six Engine

It’s the age old question that hot rodders have asked themselves since the dawn of time. “Are they worth the money?” This goes for basically any part of parts that people have to...