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HOW TO MEASURE PISTON TO VALVE CLEARANCE. HOW BIG OF A CAM CAN I RUN? HOW MUCH LIFT?

What is piston to valve clearance? Well, it’s the important measurement that lets you know just how much camshaft you can put in your engine without the pistons and valves coming in contact...

Can Steve Morris Break This Billet Rod! Will Hand Tools Make It Happen?

If you missed the previous videos showing Steve Morris’ engine that broke all 8 billet aluminum rods, use the link below to check them out. Why? Well you are going to want to see what has been...

EFI vs Carbureted Electric Fuel Pumps: How To Run An EFI Fuel Pump On A Carbureted Engine

Ten years ago it seemed like every component for an EFI engine was different than a carbureted one, but in the last ten years those differences have gotten less and less. Computer-controlled...

HOW TO FIX: EBAY PONTIAC TROPHY 4 CYL (1/2 A GTO 389). N0 COMPRESSION, RICHIE REBUILD, WILL IT RUN?

Pontiac’s Trophy 4 came in the Pontiac Tempest and was literally half of a 389 V8. People that love them are weird, but dedicated. If you ever saw one running in a Tempest you would laugh when...

Iron Trap Model A Shop Truck: It Has Working Lights And Runs!!!!

The Model A Shop Truck project has been going hot and heavy for months, and the boys have really been making awesome headway on it, but it has never been this close to being a driver! This latest...

1968 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon! Will it Run After Deteriorating for 25 Years?!?

As a wagon freak, I am always excited to see another classic wagon come back to life, but will this 1968 Chevelle Nomad that Mortske found be worth fixing? This thing looks a bit rough, and has been...

Is This Blasphemy? Gen III Hemi Swapped C10 Budget Build – Part 1 Tear Down!

The thought process here is that every conceivable vehicle on earth has already been LS swapped, so we need to start switching it up, and what better way to do that than to stuff a Gen III HEMI into...

Barn Find 1958 Plymouth: Let The Engine Teardown Begin! Is It Too Far Gone?

The 1958 Plymouth barn find project is back for more love! It turns out the rings are junk but does that mean it won’t run and drive? Can they be saved? Or is the end near? Watch this latest update...

Finnegan Takes Wifey’s Boat To Hot Rod Boat Heaven And Flogs The Crap Out Of It!

The first actual weekend of family boating for this bad boy is right here! This is going to be fun. Watch and Mike hauls the boat, all by himself, all the way to Arizona from Georgia so that the...

LS Corvair Project: Turbo Is In, So Are A Bunch Of Other Parts, And The Cooling System Is Up For The Transverse Mounted LS3

This project continues to impress and inspire and we love it! Check out all the cool stuff going down in this episode of the build, because this car just keeps getting more trick. The turbo is in,...

Polishing Turds: Episode #8 Porting Cylinder Heads For More Flow And More POWER!!!

In this new episode of the Polishing Turds series from HED you are going to see the ins and outs of porting cylinder heads. We aren’t talking CNC porting here, we’re talking Peter Harrell...

Barn Find 1958 Plymouth: The Rings Are Junk! But Can It Be Saved?

The 1958 Plymouth barn find project is back for more love! It turns out the rings are junk but does that mean it won’t run and drive? Can they be saved? Or is the end near? Watch this latest...

Building A Land Speed Race Car Part 4: Details, Details, Details, There Is A Ton Going On And This Sucker Is Getting Close

In this latest update on the land speed chassis that Superfast Matt is putting together, you are going to get a look at so many things on this project! We’re talking more drivetrain info,...

WHICH FACTORY BBC HEAD MAKES THE MOST POWER? PEANUT PORT vs PORTED 049 OVAL vs REC PORT vs AFR 265!

Which cylinder heads should I run on my big block!?!? This is a question that has been asked by roughly a jillion people because not everyone is building a full-tilt race engine which means that not...