Category Archive: 1320 Tech Story, Apex Tech Stories, ENGINE, OTHER, Tech Stories

We’re Cooler Than Ever! Installing a Flex-A-Lite Radiator in a ’64 Chevelle

(Words and Photos by Todd Ryden) It’s summertime, it’s a hot one and there’s a severe shortage of events, however that doesn’t mean that you can’t hit the road and cruise! When it comes to...

Big Caddy Power Upgrades Continue: Dominator? Big Valve Aluminum Heads? What Kind Of Power Can We Make?

Our friend Richard Holdener has been hanging out in New Mexico with Courtney and the guys at Cad Company, doing some killer dyno testing on a 500 cubic inch Cadillac recently. They put together a...

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...

Distance Learning Time: Watch This ARP Fasteners Seminar To Learn More About Bolts and Fasteners Than You Do Now!

Distance learning, remote learning, whatever you want to call it, your kids have been doing it for weeks and now you get to jump in on the fun. Why? Because we found an awesome seminar put on by ARP...

Buick Straight Eight Rebuild Update: The Valves Get Installed and A New Project Emerges

Last we left you, Davin had made progress on the bottom end of the Hagerty Buick Straight Eight build and things were looking pretty good. He got the crank in, camshaft installed, and even test...

Godzilla Roars! Watch This 7.3L Ford V8 Make 789hp Naturally Aspirated As It Awaits A Blower

Ok, this is really starting to get awesome. Brian Wolfe the legendary Ford engineer, drag racer, and blue oval horsepower maker has really started to stand on his 7.3L Godzilla development engine and...

Making Big Power With A 500 Inch Caddy! GM’s Biggest Factory Offering Makes More Power Than You’d Think Stock, But What Will Some Parts Do For It?

I’m a huge fan of 472 and 500 inch Cadillac engines. I’ve been a part of what would become the world’s fastest Cadillac powered vehicle, I’ve built Caddy powered street cars,...

Progress On The Hagerty Straight Eight Build! The Cam, The Crank, and Plastic Pistons For The Win!

We have been loyally following the Hagerty build of a classic Buick straight eight engine for a while now. Davin has been working his way through a variety of different issues and setbacks but has...

Dirt Dominator: Check Out The Build Of This 700hp Dirt Modified Racing Engine – Mean Small Block!

If there is a place where the traditional small block Chevrolet still rules with impunity, it’s the world of sportsman and short track stock car racing. It’s the engine that built the...

The Buick Strikes Again: Hagerty’s Buick Straight Eight Build Hits Another Roadblock

There’s something really awesome about getting honest information, right? In today’s world of cloak and dagger, hide the flaws, and don’t let anyone know that you’re human...

Fantastic FE Video: Watch A 482ci All-Aluminum Ford FE Big Block Get Built From Beginning To End

There’s nothing like a good engine assembly video to make us happy and this is a GOOD engine assembly video. Our pal Jeff was at Prestige Motorsports when the shop was building a 482ci...

How High Can You Rev A Hydraulic Roller Equipped Engine Without Valve Float Issues? 7,000? 7,500? 8,000 RPM?

It has often been said that the only way to get an engine to rev is by using a solid lifter camshaft. Whether flat tappet or roller, the solid lifter cam is ALWAYS thought of as the race cam that is...

455 VS The World! Big Block Torque Monster Testing. Can Someone Steal The Crown From The Buick?

In the 1960’s there was a major horsepower war going on between the big three automakers, along with internal battles between each automakers own brands in some case. Buick, one of GM’s...

Billet Bad Ass: Watching This 1,500hp 20B 3-Rotor Race Engine Get Assembled Is Really Cool

We’ve never built a rotary engine around here. Not Chad, not me, not McTag. They are insanely popular in certain sectors of the drag racing world and the fact that these things have progressed...