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Engine Tech Video: Watch This Little 302 Receive A Trick Flow 11R Top End Kit – Installing The Upper End Of The Valevtrain

One of the neatest things to happen for people who love making horsepower over the last ten years has been the emergence, explosion, and acceptance of the “top end kit”. It was a...

Cylinder Head Tech Video: Watch Five Different Heads Get Dyno Tested On A Stroker Jeep Inline Six!

A couple of weeks ago we showed you a great video that explored the question of roller rockers making horsepower on a modified engine. This time we’re back with the same Jeep stroker inline six...

Piston Tech Video: Learn All You Ever Wanted To Know About Piston Coatings With MAHLE Motorsport

When it comes to piston coatings, there’s lots of stuff that people think they know and lots of stuff that’s just flat out wrong. In this video you are going to learn all you ever wanted...

Killer Coyote – Boss, Cams, And Boost Make This High Horsepower Ford Even Meaner

The Coyote Ford engine has arguably been the best Ford overhead cam V8 yet, and with good reason. They took all the good from each previous iteration and made what Ford believes to be the best it can...

Water Meth Or Intercooler? Which One Really Does A Better Job Of Cooling An Intake Charge

Meth is bad kids, but water meth is good. Real good. As good as an intercooler though? What do you think? It can absolutely lower air intake charge temps and raise octane as well. We’ve used it...

BACK TO THE ’80s! The 5.0 Battle. TPI Small Block Chevrolet VS The Famed 5.0 Ford. Parts, Boost, And More!

I remember when a 5.0 Fox Body was a fast car. Back when nothing made horsepower from the factory and the LX 5.0 was the lightest most powerful combo you could get. I hated them, even though I...

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...

The Song Of Our People: Listen To This Big Block Chevy Scream Out Nearly 9,000 RPM On The Dyno

No, this video does not contain power numbers. It does contain the beautiful noise of a big block Chevy roaring up to 9,000 RPM on the dyno while wearing a set of vertical exhaust stack style...

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...

Insane Pontiac Find: These Unused Ram Air IV Heads Come With A Custom, One-Off, Never Run Hilborn Injection System

It continues to blow us away when stuff like this bubbles up on the internet and it happens every freaking week. You are looking at a set of unused Ram Air IV heads and a never used one-off,...

Wanna Know What A Blueprint 540 Makes On Nitrous? With A Roots Blower? With Twin Turbos? With A ProCharger? Watch This.

When Blueprint Engines came out with their power adder series of crate engines we got one of the very first off the assembly line. It was their 400 cubic inch traditional small block featuring forged...

Happy 3/20! Let’s Take A Look At The 320ci Buick Straight Eight – Fireball Power!

From 1931 through 1953 the Buick straight eight really made its mark in the American automotive landscape. They were made in varying displacements and even varying block sizes but the one most people...

Godzilla Roars: Watch A 7.3L Ford Godzilla Engine Run Wide Open On The Dyno – See The Power Curves and How It Responds To Tweaks!

The 7.3L pushrod V8 known as Ford’s Godzilla engine is still and emerging and exciting platform when it comes to hot rodding. Very few people are doing a lot of deep exploration with this...

LS Power Recipes That Work: Pick Your Power Level Right Here.

For years I’ve been telling people that if you want to know how to make a certain amount of power with an LS you need to listen to Richard Holdener. This guys has tested more engines on the...