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Category Archive: ENGINE, Tech Stories

Thinking Of Installing A Wideband Air/Fuel Gauge? This Video From AutoMeter Takes You Through It

A wideband air/fuel gauge is an excellent piece of equipment that allows one to have immediate and accurate knowledge of the air/fuel ratio the engine is seeing on a seeming nanosecond by nanosecond...

Howell EFI Install: We Upgrade A Classic C10 With Modern Horsepower Fed By The Easiest EFI Install Ever

(Words and photos by Matt Graves) – LS engines are absolutely the hottest thing going. You cannot deny their presence and effect they have on our hobby. They are currently being dropped into...

How Honda Forced General Motors To Eat Their Words, A Story Of Pride Going Before The Fall

General Motors has often found itself suffering from a sharp case of foot-in-mouth disease as the years pass on. From such fun issues as the X-body screwup and badge-engineering a Chevrolet Cavalier...

Cooling Tech Video: AFCO Talks About The Pluses And Minuses Of Single And Dual Fan Shrouded Radiators

Well this is some perfect timing! Over the next couple of weeks we’re going to be talking about AFCO radiators and cooling systems a bunch as we finally put Buford T Justice back together in...

Mahle Motorsports Takes A Look At Failed Pistons: How Did This Happen And How Can You Stop It?

As we have said many times, pistons get the worst of all worlds in the engine. They are enduring heat, motion, stressed in multiple directions and through it all they are largely responsible for the...

MAHLE Tech Video: How-To Properly Measure Piston To Bore Clearance

This is a great how-to video and it is an illustration of the steps that dedicated engine builders take when assembling engines. It is not just about bolting stuff together and praying that it works,...

Tech Video: A Look At Engine Bearing Applications From Stock To Top Fuel With MAHLE

Engine bearings, especially those handling the duties of the connecting rods and crankshaft are among the most vital pieces to keep your program functioning whether it makes 100hp or 10,000hp and...

Rat Attack: We Wake Up The Big Block Chevy In A 1971 C10 With A Plethora Of Off The Shelf Parts

(By Kaleb Kelley) –  As we’re building our 1971 C10 for the Win A Classic Sweepstakes, I had to figure out what to do to freshen up the old motor. First off, it’s a NAPA 454 Big Block...

Hey There 3/26! Let’s Take A Look At The Little Pontiac 326 Engine – A Small Bore Worker

Well we’re continuing to hit as many engine high points as we can over the course of the “muscle car” months this year. Today, being 3/26, we’re going to pay some homage to...

Happy 3/24 – Let’s Fondly The Remember The Oldsmobile 324ci V8!

We’re back with some more fun old engine stuff today in the form of the Oldsmobile 324ci V8. This engine was basically an enlarged version of the little 303ci we talked about earlier this...

Driveway Tech Part 2: The Caddy Powered C10 Gets A Holley Sniper EFI Installed

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks)  – Part 1 in this series of articles covered the install of the new fuel system in the truck. Part 2 will go over what those new parts will be feeding. When...

BangShift Driveway Tech: Upgrading A Cadillac 500 Powered 1986 C10 With An Aeromotive Phantom In-Tank Pump

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks) – For those of us who live in the snowbelt and also have a hot rod or project vehicle, old man winter is a blessing and a curse. Having to put your ride into...

Happy 3/05! Let’s Talk Small Bore Small Blocks (and V6s)

305ci is not exactly a magical number when it comes to high performance engines in most people’s minds but the reality is that if you are a stock car racer or someone who has followed the...

BangShift How To Tech: A Step By Step Guide For Rebuilding Rochester B Carbs

It is kind of funny how things happen. Way back when this site was still getting its proverbial legs under it, I had a project truck (which I have long since sold) which was powered by an early 292ci...