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Category Archive: Hack of the Week, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Adam Savage Builds A Really Cool Portable Solder Station That You Can Replicate In Your Shop

Wiring is one of those things that many hot rodders and racers dread doing on their projects for a variety of reasons. Besides being an intimidating task for some it is one of those projects that is...

eBay Find: This 1,100ci, All-Aluminum Ford GAF V8 Is A WWII Relic We Want To Own!

We have told you about the awesome Ford GAA V8 more than once around here but we still get excited when we see them come up for sale or appear in other random dark corners of the internet. This time...

Camshaft Fun Video: What’s The Value Of A Cam Swap With and Without Boost On A 2V Ford Mod Engine?

The 4.6L Ford 2V engine is one of the most overlooked and nearly forgotten V8 engines of the last 50 years when it comes to performance potential. No, it may not have the deep breathing potential of...

Best of 2019: If You Have Ever Wondered How A Roots Blower Works, This Animation Is Just The Ticket

They were a novel pump. The Roots brothers invented the design in Civil War America and Roots pumps were used for moving air into mines, moving water where it needed to go, and even used to feed...

Best of 2019: Transmission Tech Video: American Powertrain Explains Why A Junkyard 6-Speed May Not Be Your Project’s Best Friend

There’s a lot of stuff in life that seems really, really good on the surface but going a little bit deeper than that reveals that there are hidden costs. Such is the case with scoring a...

Best of 2019: Franken Ferrari: Check Out The Most Incredible Garage Engine Build We Have Ever Seen – Unreal!

Yeah, this s beyond anything we have ever seen before and it was sent to us by AMP EFI’s Matt Cramer who was also blown way by the depth, skill, and overall crazy nature of this engine build....

Watch How This Dude Made His Own Triple Engine Outboard Boat – This Is Going To Make This Little Bastard A Riot!

In recent years there have been more and more bad ass outboard engines coming out, including GM LS Based stuff that makes stupid power, but what we’ve been most impressed by are the number of...

Here’s How You Replace The Entire Floorpan In A First Gen Camaro. Watch This.

Rust, the nastiest four letter word in the hot rodders language. Ugh, fixing it is a pain in the ass. But, with the amazing availability of reproduction sheetmetal for all kinds of muscle cars,...

It’s Cold Outside! Make A Wood Burning Stove From Car Wheels! Here’s How.

I live in Dallas now and can tell you that it is “colder” here during the winter than in Southern California, but not anywhere near cold like some of you folks get up north. If I lived up...

Breathe, Dammit: Fixing The GM 1.4L Turbo’s PCV Woes – Got A Cruze Or A Sonic? This Is For You!

This April, I finally caved and bought a fuel-mileage machine, a 2012 Chevrolet Cruze Eco. 1.4L turbo, 148 horsepower, 40 MPG average with the air conditioning on, wherever I go. Oh, and the...

Best of 2019: Move Over BMW and Jag Inline Six Engines, Here’s a 370hp Naturally Aspirated OHC Pontiac Six!

Pontiac’s OHC six cylinder was a pet project of John DeLorean in the 1960s when he wanted to introduce a more European driving experience to customers who preferred sprightly handling to brutal...

Ever Wonder Just What Goes Into Chopping A Top On A Merc? This Video Shows Every Step From Start To Finish!

It’s 4 hours long, but if you want to know how to chop the top on a Merc then this is the one to watch. It’s not new, and it’s not in HD, but man it is complete and detailed....

Does A Bigger Throttle Body Actually Make More Power On An LS Engine?

Time and time again I talk to people that are doing an LS Swap, or have an LS Powered late model car, who rattle off some parts they are going to upgrade to “make more power”. Headers,...

Urchfab Takes A Grinder And Welder To An Old Car Trailer To Make It Cooler Than Ever.

When Matt at Urchfab starts working on something you can always count on there being some creative and cool elements to whatever he’s doing, even if what he’s doing is fixing up and old...