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How Much Does Header Size Effect High Horsepower Combos: Testing 600 And 750 Plus Horsepower LS Combos On The Dyno

We all know that long tube headers, and header size, can make an impact on horsepower, but recent testing from Richard Holdener shows that smaller 1 3/4 inch headers don’t suffer at high rpm on...

DO LONG TUBE HEADERS ADD HP? 1 3/4 vs 1 7/8 HEADER TEST. WHAT MAKES MORE POWER ON AN LS?

Headers, everyone wants them for their hot rodded combo. But are they really an effective speed part? How much power and torque are they worth? Are bigger long tubes better than smaller long tubes?...

Iron Trap’s 1939 Mercury Gets A Hopped Up Flathead To Make It Whole Again

This ’39 Mercury has fought Matt and the gang every step of the way, but it is finally getting a new to it engine. After saving it from an old garage, where it has been all but forgotten for...

The Payoff: Watch The Time Lapse Hagerty Redline Rebuild Here – The Little Mini Engine Lives!

While we love sharing the installments of Hagerty Redline Rebuild engines, the real fun comes at the grand finale when the time lapse video of the build is released and we get to hear the finish...

Carb Tech: Here Are The Top 5 Reasons Your Stromberg Carburetor Leaks Or Doesn’t Work Right.

The Stromberg 97 is arguably the most iconic carburetor that doesn’t say Holley on it, but they are old and that means it is unlikely that your old Stromberg is going to be in mint condition...

Clevite Clinic Is An Awesome 1950s Film About Bearings and Engines – It’s Old But Awesomely Informative!

Internal combustion engines have evolved a lot since the 1950s but there are certain things that are still the same. The fact that every engine going down the road has main bearings, and rod bearings...

Engine Tech: Daddy Dave Tears Down Proline Hemi Engine From Goliath

If you don’t know who Daddy Dave is, and who Goliath is, then you must live under a rock. Goliath, his Nova, is a bad beast and can really haul the mail as we’ve all seen. It’s got...

Hopping Up A Flathead V8 For A Project At Iron Trap Garage

When you watch this video not only will you appreciate the upgrades going into the Flathead Ford V8, but also Matt’s attitude toward what should be done to it. Because this engine is going into...

Can Finnegan And Newbern Save The Death Metal Charger, Again? Is The 2JZ Here To Stay?

The Death Metal Charger is like a cat, it has 9 lives. But will it every actually get to being something cool and fun that doesn’t require cutting and hacking every single time it gets ready to...

Will It Run After 35 Years | RARE 1965 Datsun 320 | First Start For Abandoned Mini Truck | RESTORED

Will it run?! These will it run videos are some of the hottest things going now and while some of them make me laugh I do like the fact that folks are trying to make things run without always having...

DO INTERCOOLERS ADD POWER? JUNKYARD SUPERCHARGED 3800 L67 V6 INTERCOOLER TEST. ZZP AIR-TO-WATER TEST

Intercoolers are a common performance upgrade on boosted applications nowadays, with their installation on turbocharged and centrifugal supercharged combos pretty much the norm. And with factory...

Electrical Tech: How To Wire Up Your Kill Switch The Right Way – Alternator And Battery Wiring

One of the most common tech failures we see at race tracks is an improperly wired battery cutoff switch. We see it all the time, and most of the time the person whose car is failing has no idea why...

Dare To Be Different Video: Watch This Blown 4.3L V6 Make More Than 450hp and 400 lb-ft On The Engine Dyno!

Today I am definitely feeling the alternative engine family flow. From the little sleeper Pinto earlier to this killer V6, there are so many fun ways to make horsepower it’s almost...

Dyno Video: 5.7L LS1 MODS-CAMS, THROTTLE BODIES AND INTAKES. CARBS VS FUEL INJECTION-WHAT MAKES MORER POWER?

With the advent of the LS engine platform the battle of EFI vs Carburetors took on an entirely different look. With the power potential of the LS engine and specifically the intake manifolds they...