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FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: Headers And Exhaust, Rear Shock Mounts, And More!

Exhaust and more going together in this episode of the FJ45 Rock Crawler project, where nothing ever seems to go together without some cutting and welding, no matter what the plan. Check out the...

Old School Repair: This Dude Welds A Crankshaft Back Together Like A Boss! It Was Broken In Two!

If you watch videos from other countries, where guys are doing repairs that would seem nearly impossible without modern tools, you start to appreciate and understand what our grandparents and great...

Dyno Proven 500 Horsepower Combos: Three Stock Bottom End 5.3 LS Combos That Will Make You 500 Horsepower Or More.

I get asked about LS engine combos all the time, and the overwhelming majority of them are from people who think that they need to build an engine with all aftermarket parts. When I ask them how much...

JUNKYARD 6.0L LS CAM TEST-STOCK VS BTR TRUCK (STG 1-3) VS LS3 VS SLOPPY STAGE 2 VS (BIG) COMP 469

It’s cam testing time! I’ve been in the dyno cell with Richard on several occasions where all we were doing was testing camshafts, and I can tell you that when you get in the groove...

LS VS BIG BLOCK! WHICH STROKER MAKES MORE TORQUE? 6.0L VS 408 LS, 454 VS 489 BBC THEN 408 VS 489 !

Stroker vs Stroker baby! LS or Big Block, which one will reign supreme? As the owner of a tow pig in need of a new torque monster, who’s not in the market for a diesel swap, I’m looking...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: The Unicorn Gets More Parts, More Cut Up, And More Gnarly.

If you know old Toyota Land Cruisers then you know that an FJ40 is an iconic off-roader. Like a Jeep CJ, it’s a short wheelbase little utility ride that can be built into anything. The FJ60 on the...

Diesel Tech Video: How Much Power Is There In A Cylinder Head and Camshaft Swap On A Classic 12-Valve?

More fuel! More boost! More power! That’s the typical stuff we always hear about when diesel engines are discussed. Hardcore enthusiasts know that internal combustion engines, be they of spark...

Big Wind: This 427 LSX Build Is Topped With A 10-71 Blower! Full Build, Dyno Testing, and Bizarre Application Here

We’re not sure how quickly Jeff Huneycutt ran out of his house when the guys at Prestige Motorsports in Concord, North Carolina told him about this engine build, but we’re guessing there...

Puddin’s New Project: ABANDONED 1983 Mazda B2000! WILL IT RUN?!? ((CHEAP Minitruck Project)).

Puddin’s latest project is an ultra cool old Mazda B2000 that has been sitting for a very long time and is not looking too good on the engine front. He got this one after he found his Yee Haul...

FJ45 Rock Crawler Project: It Might Be The Ultimate Rock Crawler But Will People Want To Kill For Cutting Up An FJ45?

If you know old Toyota Land Cruisers then you know that an FJ40 is an iconic off-roader. Like a Jeep CJ, it’s a short wheelbase little utility ride that can be built into anything. The FJ60 on...

Ready For E85? Which Fuel Line Do you Need To Make Sure Your Fuel System Is Ready?

Technology is a wonderful thing, and E85 is no exception. It is a great fuel not only because it makes an internal combustion engine lower emissions, but also because it is capable of supporting lots...

Big Block Power! 1,000 Horsepower Plus, Using Two $163 Ebay Turbos On A Junkyard Big Block.

Yep, it is totally possible to build 1,000 horsepower using two $163 cheap Ebay Turbos on a junkyard big block Chevrolet. Make no mistake, this isn’t a replacement for a high dollar race...

HOW TO: PICK THE RIGHT TURBO 4.8L LS CAM. WHICH CAM WORKS BEST UNDER BOOST? DIY, JUNKYARD TURBO CAMS

Every cam is a turbo cam, or at least that’s what Richard Holdener always says, but what camshaft is “best” under boost? Sure, any engine, with whatever camshaft is in it, will make...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: Why The Hell Is Edd Putting A Diesel Engine In His Electric Ice Cream Truck?

Well… that didn’t take long. Apparently someone else wants the Mercedes Sprinter Van ice cream truck, but without the electric motor and drivetrain. We’re not exactly sure why, but...