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Category Archive: ENGINE, ENGINES, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Air To Water Intercoolers: What You Need To Know Before Installing One On Your Ride

Intercoolers are a heat exchanger, just like your radiator, designed to cool the intake charge of an engine after it has gone through the supercharger or turborcharger. There are two kinds, air to...

Cams, Cubes, Or Boost? Which One Makes The 4.8 LS A Torque Monster?

Torque, it’s the grunt that gets thinks moving and it’s what makes an engine good for towing, or for moving a big heavy car like our 1966 Bel Air Station Wagon. Typically, gas engines...

Got An LS7 You Want To Run As A Wet Sump? This Cool Drill Guide Will Help Your Conversion By Making The Dipstick Install Easy

GM’s LS7, the engine that came in Z06 Corvettes, was factory equipped with a dry sump style oiling system. I say dry sump style because the system they use isn’t exactly the same as a...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries: Will The Range Rover Finally Start? Or Has All This Work Been For Nothing?

What started out as a simple job of getting his buddies Range Rover back running, has turned into a lot more of a project for Edd. This beast had been sitting for some time, but I don’t think...

Flathead Tech: How Ardun Overhead Valve Heads Work On A Flathead Ford

Ardun heads are the ultimate upgrade for a Flathead Ford V8 engine. Our friends Don Berg, Allen McAlister, and Doug Robinson, aka BMR Racing, own the famed Hemi powered BMR Roadster, but it’s...

HOW TO: 4.0L BARRA-DISASSEMBLY AND HEAD FLOW TEST Richard Holdeners First Barra Build!

Richard has been doing all kinds of testing with the Atlas 4.2 GM engine that he’s dubbed the Ameri-Barra, as it’s the American GM equivalent so to speak, but the Australian Barra from...

How To Pin The Crankshaft On An LS Engine. (NO MORE SLIP = MORE BOOST AND HP) FULL RESULTS

LS engines have a press-fit harmonic balancer, damper, whatever you want to call them, and they are an interference fit that requires a balancer installer to put one on and sometimes a hydraulic...

An Electric Subaru Brat? Okay, This Is An Electric Vehicle Swap We Think Might Be Real Fun!

The idea of taking a gas or diesel-powered car and making it electric intrigues me. I think it would be a fun project and have been thinking about a few different fun cars to do the conversion on. Of...

Check Out This See Through Carburetor Working In Ultra Slow Motion!

So just to be clear, this is NOT a Holley 4-barrel or something. This is a little single barrel carburetor like you would see on a small engine on your minibike or lawn mower. But the way it works is...

Holley Carb Tuning Tips And Tricks With Steve “The Carb Whisperer” Brule From Westech Performance!

Steve Brule is the smartest dyno operator and tuner I’ve ever seen or heard about. There, I said it. Are there other incredibly talented tuners and operators out there? Of course! Are there...

Barn Find Startup: Here’s What Happens When A Car Guy Just Can’t Stop Himself From Getting Something Old Running

All the “Will It Run” videos that have become so popular lately have spilled over into all kinds of stuff, and they certainly are fun to watch. I’ve been involved in making...

The Right Fuel Tank Vent Size Is Everything! Here’s Why Doing It Wrong Will Suck

One thing you can’t fix with a hope and a prayer is a poorly designed fuel system. Getting the right size fuel pump, feed lines, return lines, and fuel tank are all key to making sure your car...

Camshaft Or More Boost? Which Is The Best Way To Make More Power In Your Boosted LS Combo

Since every cam is a turbo cam, lol a joke that Richard Holdener often makes because ANY engine will make more power with boost regardless of what camshaft is in it, should you upgrade your camshaft...

Finnegan And Newbern Finally Haul Ass In The LS Swapped “Renegade” Jet Boat!

Doing an engine swap in a boat is a cake walk. Just ask Mike Finnegan. Or is it? Well it turns out that some of the parts for this particular LS engine didn’t exactly jell with the boat itself...