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Category Archive: ENGINE, Tech Stories, UPCG

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: The Ford Modular Spark Plug Fiasco Fix

Regardless of whether or not it is true, the general public will believe that the friendly face behind the counter at the local parts store is the knowledgable good guy who is trying their best to...

Check Out This Home Built Two-Speed Go Kart Transmission. You Can Make This!

Mini bikes and go-karts are a dream of many children. Some are lucky enough to get one, and some of us kids never grown up and want one regardless of age. With the abundance of cheap overhead valve...

Which LS Intake Is Better? Factory Trailblazer SS Or Dorman LS2 Factory Replacement?

LS intake manifolds are a weird beast. Factory intakes often look like crap, especially those designed for the trucks and SUVs, and those that do look good aren’t always the best performers. In...

Best of BS 2017: A Look At Engine Bearing Applications From Stock To Top Fuel With MAHLE

Engine bearings, especially those handling the duties of the connecting rods and crankshaft are among the most vital pieces to keep your program functioning whether it makes 100hp or 10,000hp and...

Best of BS 2017: We Wake Up The Big Block Chevy In A 1971 C10 With A Plethora Of Off The Shelf Parts

(By Kaleb Kelley) –  As we’re building our 1971 C10 for the Win A Classic Sweepstakes, I had to figure out what to do to freshen up the old motor. First off, it’s a NAPA 454 Big Block...

Best of BS 2017: Chrysler’s 9.25 Axle Servicing Film – Made In The Mid-1970s, Still Useful Today!

Short of actually ripping apart a rear axle in the presence of a trained mechanic who knows the ins and outs of the unit you are messing with, training by film fills in the gaps of what you need to...

Best Of BS 2017: The Story Of An Audi Quattro’s Destruction At The 2017 Prescott Rally

(Since this story was written, Riley and Moose have been piecing together what they need to get back into racing and have, for the most part, healed up from the big off that they had at the Prescott...

These Aeromotive Fuel System Diagrams Will Help You Map Out A System For Your Car, No Matter The Power!

Some of us are better visual learners than we are through any other method. You know who you are out there. You kind of glaze over when people are explaining stuff but if you can just see a picture,...

Does Bending Metal At Home Frustrate You? Watch This And Learn How To Do It Right.

Bending metal, whether for a roll cage, a bracket, some decorative trim piece, or whatever requires some level of precision regardless of the project. There are lots of tools available to bend metal...

Cathedral Port vs Rectrangular Port – Turbo LS Cylinder Head Shootout

Cathedral Port vs Rectangular Port, a rivalry that is almost as heated as Oval vs Rectangular in the Big Block Chevrolet world. But has anyone actually done the real testing to prove that one is...

Here’s How To TIG Weld Aluminum Tanks – Make Your Own At Home

TIG welding is as much an art as it is science. Putting two pieces of metal together via TIG or MIG welding is not that difficult with some practice, but welding with precision and consideration for...

Turbo LS Intake Test – LS6 vs Sheetmetal, Which One Is Best Under Boost?

Richard Holdener is one dyno testing machine, and his latest series of videos exploring different parts for Turbo LS Engines. In this video it is an intake manifold shootout between the factory LS6...

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Holley Sniper EFI Is Only $999 And Easy To Install – Watch How Easy Right Here.

Holley’s Sniper EFI systems are the latest in Holley’s long line of throttle body injection systems. The folks at Holley started offering TBI kits decades ago and have continued to...

Quick Tech From COMP Cams: The Proper Way To Find Top Dead Center

Finding top dead center is a critical procedure for many facets of building and hot rodding an engine. Being able to be 100% sure that things are assembled correctly and that valve timing is set...