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More TIG Welding How To For Beginners: Fillet Joint Welding, Tips, And Tricks

This TIG Welding For Beginners series has been really great so far, with lots of easy to digest information and practical advice that can have you TIG welding in no time. Sure it is going to take...

CADDY LS BLOWER VS EBAY GT45 TURBO-WHO DOES LOW BUCK BOOST BEST?

Since GM came out with the LS engine, the cheap horsepower craze has grown exponentially. The LS platform isn’t magic, it just has really good cylinder heads. In truth, that’s 90% of the...

Cheap eBay Caddy Blower: How Much Power Will It Make On E85 Instead Of Pump Gas?

Yesterday we showed you what pump gas boost was good for with one of these ultra cheap Cadillac superchargers that you can buy new on eBay for just a few hundred bucks. They don’t bolt on,...

Playing With Blocks: This Update On The Hagerty Cadillac Build Concentrates on Block Machining, Piston and Rod Assembly, More

The Hagerty Cadillac 365 engine project that we’ve ben following has been updated! This video is all about measuring, boring, and preparing the important basics of any engine for a long life....

Garage Fab Project: Building Rock Sliders For Your Off-Road Rig At Home

When you are first starting on your fabrication skills you typically start off with small brackets and projects that are of a smaller scale. But when it’s time to step up and start doing bigger...

Cheap E-Bay Caddy Blower For LS Engines Made Easy! Pump Gas Boost Baby!

These Cadillac superchargers that came on the STS-V and XLR-V, with the 4.4L LC3 Northstar engine, are a pretty cool little supercharger and they are flooding the market for sale cheap. Apparently...

Timing Tech: Here’s How You Recurve An MSD Distributor. It’s Easier Than You Think, And You Can Do It In Minutes With Just A Couple Tools

Making changes to a distributor has always been one of those jobs that people seem to be afraid of for some reason. Maybe it is because you typically remove the distributor before doing this to it,...

TIG Welding For Beginners Part 3: Welding Corner Joints Is Fun!

We’ve been sharing a great series on TIG Welding for beginners, and this is the third installment. In the first two videos, which you can get to with the link below, some very important lessons...

How To Measure For Pushrod Length In Your LS Engine: Not Hard, But Really Important

On a pushrod engine like an LS, and  every other American V8 that doesn’t have overhead camshafts, the length and width of them is pretty critical to insure performance and longevity....

Finnegan Shares 5 Must-Do Hacks For Building Headers At Home, So Watch!

Building headers at home is fun! Okay, so you’ve probably not heard that statement very often when talking about building headers, but the truth is that there are tips and tricks that can...

Got A 4.6L 2V Ford That Needs More Power? Here’s What Cams, Headers, Throttle Body And More Are Worth With An Intercooled Vortech Supercharger!

If you are a Ford guy that still has a 4.6L 2V rocking in your Mustang, or have swapped on into something older, then this is going to be the video for you. Richard has taken a 2V, changed it to...

How To Widen Steel Wheels At Home: No Hinky Strapping Needed. Watch This.

I’m glad that Matt at Urchfab put this video together show his latest project’s little skinny wheels, being made into wheels that are much cooler. We’ve all seen wheels widened by...

Tube Chassis Remote Control 1/5 Scale Sprint Car Build! How Cool Is This Thing With A Nitro Burning Engine And Everything!

So if I am going to be a purist, then maybe this thing is more like a Midget since it is 4 cylinder powered, but boy is it awesome. Or it will be. If you haven’t seen any videos from Timsane...

TIG Welding How To: TIG Welding For Beginners, TIG Torch Setup And Lap Joints!

TIG welding is one of those skills that seems to elevate your status as a car guy immediately. It also seems to be one of those skills that a lot of folks think is so difficult as to be nearly...