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

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....

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,...

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....

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...

Zen Video: Watch A Bentley W12 Get Built With Only The Sounds Of The Factory and Tools – An Engine Nature Film!

The Bentley W12 is an awesome engine. 626hp at 6,000 RPM and torque, quite literally to match at 665 lb-ft. This video shows one of these beastly things being assembled and the coolest part is that...

Check Out The New 600 Horsepower V12 Outboard From Mercury Marine. This Thing Is High Tech Big Power Greatness.

So how many Mercury Marine Verado 600 horsepower V12 outboards do you think someone will strap to the back of a boat? Nowadays there are tons of boats running 3, 4, 5, and 6 outboards. With 300, 400,...

Tesla Swap: How To Make A TESLA Powered Electric Karmann Ghia Step-By-Step

Love them or hate them, electric vehicles are here to stay and have been adopted by more than just folks looking for a new car. Sure, there are plenty of folks buying electric vehicles from GM,...

Who In Their Right Mind Would Bolt A Carburetor Onto The Top Of A TPI Intake Manifold?

The answer is… Richard Holdener, that’s who. Why? Why not is really the better question. Richard is always in search of data and information, and what better way to test whether a large...

Dyno Testing A 4.3L V8, The Mini LT1 Gets Ported Heads, Various Headers, Cams, And More! How Much Power Can It Make!

Richard is back at it, on the dyno at Westech, and testing all kinds of stuff on the Mini LT1. What’s a Mini LT1? Well, it’s a 4.3L version of the LT1 small block of the 1990s that...

TPI vs LT1 vs Carburetor: Which Choice Is Right For The 4.3L L99 Small Block Richard Has Been Testing?

Did Chevrolet screw it up? Well, maybe. You’ll just have to watch and find out. Maybe they didn’t, but maybe their older intakes are better on newer engines than they were on their...

Do You Really Need To Resize Connecting Rods When Upgrading Rod Bolts?

Ooooh I love this video! Well, more specifically, videos like this. Videos like this take a widely accepted rule of thumb and put it to the test, to find out if it is really applicable in this...

Gen 5 Or Gen 6? Which Junkyard Big Block Should You Be Grabbing From Your Local Salvage Yard?

LS Junkyard engines are all the rage the past couple years, but there are tons of other wrecking yard finds to be had and used in your hot rod, muscle car, or truck. For those of you out there that...