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Category Archive: ENGINE, Tech Stories, UPCG

Unknown Parts Counter Guy: The Ford Modular Spark Plug Fiasco Fix

Regardless of whether or not it is true, the general public will believe that the friendly face behind the counter at the local parts store is the knowledgable good guy who is trying their best to...

Which LS Intake Is Better? Factory Trailblazer SS Or Dorman LS2 Factory Replacement?

LS intake manifolds are a weird beast. Factory intakes often look like crap, especially those designed for the trucks and SUVs, and those that do look good aren’t always the best performers. In...

Best of BS 2017: 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...

Best of BS 2017: 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...

These Aeromotive Fuel System Diagrams Will Help You Map Out A System For Your Car, No Matter The Power!

Some of us are better visual learners than we are through any other method. You know who you are out there. You kind of glaze over when people are explaining stuff but if you can just see a picture,...

Cathedral Port vs Rectrangular Port – Turbo LS Cylinder Head Shootout

Cathedral Port vs Rectangular Port, a rivalry that is almost as heated as Oval vs Rectangular in the Big Block Chevrolet world. But has anyone actually done the real testing to prove that one is...

Turbo LS Intake Test – LS6 vs Sheetmetal, Which One Is Best Under Boost?

Richard Holdener is one dyno testing machine, and his latest series of videos exploring different parts for Turbo LS Engines. In this video it is an intake manifold shootout between the factory LS6...

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Holley Sniper EFI Is Only $999 And Easy To Install – Watch How Easy Right Here.

Holley’s Sniper EFI systems are the latest in Holley’s long line of throttle body injection systems. The folks at Holley started offering TBI kits decades ago and have continued to...

Quick Tech From COMP Cams: The Proper Way To Find Top Dead Center

Finding top dead center is a critical procedure for many facets of building and hot rodding an engine. Being able to be 100% sure that things are assembled correctly and that valve timing is set...

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...