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Did Project Farm Waste $4,000 For A DIY Transmission Rebuild Kit? Or Is This Smart Money To Spend?

Transmissions are one of the things that enthusiasts seem most hesitant to build on their own. Whether you are talking about automatic or manual transmissions, and whether a newbie or the most...

Finnegan’s Garage Track Visit: Testing Doesn’t Go As Planned, Because Blasphemi’s First Test Pass Shuts Down the Dragstrip.

Finnegan is back at it and unfortunately things didn’t go as planned for Blasphemi’s recent dragstrip testing. This beast is making more power than it ever has and unfortunately that...

Bello’s Kustoms Is LS Swapping A Merc! How To Perform An LS3 Swap on a 1950 Mercury

While Bello’s builds what are usually traditional customs, at least from a visual standpoint, they do tend to LS swap things a lot because they are all about driving them. Every hot rod that...

Barn Find to Road Worthy in TWO WEEKS – Iron Trap’s Rare 1939 Ford Convertible Turned Out Great. Watch All Of It!

If you have been following along with our updates on this cool 1939 Ford Convertible that the Iron Trap Garage crew saved, you will love this video too. With all the excitement that came with finding...

The Sniper Transmission Controller – Your Plug And Play Solution For Precision Transmission Control For Late Model Electronic Transmission Swaps!

It’s finally here! The new Holley Sniper EFI transmission controller is available! You can buy it to add on to your Sniper 1 or Sniper 2 install, or as a complete stand alone system for those...

How To Index Your Bellhousing At Home: It Is Simple And Easy With Just A Few Tools, And Will Ensure Your Manual Trans Works Flawlessly

You ever fight with a manual transmission that just doesn’t want to slide into the clutch and bellhousing? Or one that just never seems to shift as nicely as you’d like? Or one that makes...

Budget Shop Truck: Squarebody Long Bed To Short Bed Conversion – Gas Tank, Brakes, Driveshaft, And MORE!

In this latest video there are lots of other details getting handled, like a driveshaft, brakes, fuel system, and more. In the first video we shared the shortening of the bed and chassis to convert...

LS Swap A Square Body Part 3: Halfass Kustoms New Square Body Chevy Project Is A Runner! First Drive And Shop Burnouts!

We’ve shared all the parts of this build so far and you are going to dig it if you like it when a truck makes noise and smokes the tires inside the garage. We dig it and know you will too. This...

LS Swap A Square Body Part 3: Halfass Kustoms New Square Body Chevy Project Gets A New Hydraulic Clutch For The NV3500 And More

It’s kind of nice when you have a collection of Chevrolet trucks and SUVs that are sitting with their LS engines and transmissions just waiting to become donors for other projects, and that is...

LS Swap A Square Body Part 2: Halfass Kustoms New Square Body Chevy Project Gets The Engine Installed, The 5 Speed Too, And Other Tweaks!

It’s kind of nice when you have a collection of Chevrolet trucks and SUVs that are sitting with their LS engines and transmissions just waiting to become donors for other projects, and that is...

Barn Find!1938 Ford Hot Rod Pickup! OHV V8 Power!! Abandoned For 48 Years! Will It Run?!?

Mortske is back at it, with a bitchin old Ford truck that has been sitting for 48 years, and he’s going to see if he can make it run and drive again. 48 years is a long time, but this truck is...

Is Your Brand Loyalty is Holding You Back? If Cross Brand Engine Swaps Scare You, You Might Be Short Changing Yourself!

I have a lot of fun, as a Chevrolet guy, telling Fox Body Mustang owners that their Ford engines are cute but that an LS practically installs itself. I’m doing this to get a rise of course,...

Measuring For Your New Hydraulic Clutch Install: How To Get Perfect Hydraulic Release Bearing Air Gap For an American Powertain Hydramax

Installing an American Powertrain Hydramax system in your hot rod or muscle car is an excellent upgrade. If you are swapping to a modern manual transmission, and why wouldn’t you, then...

Part 5: Questionable Garage Is Engine Swapping A Plymouth Duster THREE TIMES For Three Events! 3 Days To Swap Engines and Race, Can They Do It?

You read that right, three engines, same car, 4 weeks, three different events. And not just three different mopar engines. Nope, we’re talking about an LS, a Gen 3 Hemi, and then a Coyote Ford....