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Category Archive: ENGINE, ENGINES, Tech Stories, Videos

PONTIAC RAM AIR 400 VS CHEVY LT-1 350? WHICH GM MUSCLE MOTOR WAS REALLY THE TOP SMALL BLOCK?

Awe crap, he’s doing it. Richard Holdener is comparing Pontiac vs Chevrolet to determine which factory “small-block” is best. Is bigger better? Are they apples to oranges? Will this...

DO YOU NEED A NITROUS CAM? WILL I MAKE MORE POWER RUNNING NITROUS WITH A DEDICATED NITROUS CAM?

Do you need a nitrous cam? Does it matter how much nitrous you are going to use? Will 100 shot of nitrous work regardless of camshaft? Richard Holdener is going to show you why they do or do not...

Is “High Mileage” Motor Oil Safe? Let’s find out! Mobil 1 vs Mobil 1 High Mileage; SuperTech vs STHM

When “High Mileage” oils came out several years ago there were a lot of people that thought it was nothing but a marketing ploy to get more money for the oil we always would have run....

Wanna See A New ZZ632 Cranked Up On The Engine Dyno? Watch This!

If you’ve never been to a dyno shop to see an engine being tuned and tested on an engine dyno, you are missing out and should schedule a time to test your next engine build. I love being on the...

Ultra Rare Flathead Parts: Bronze Heads And Hi Rise Intake Manifold To Make The Ultimate Flathead Engine?

We’ve heard of some rare stuff for Ford’s Flathead V8, but this is something I’ve never heard of before. Bronze heads? I mean I guess there isn’t any reason why it...

CHEAP, JUNKYARD SBC MODS-HOW TO MAKE MORE Q-JET POWER. BUY VS MODIFY-JUNKYARD VORTEC OR EARLY SBC

Everyone has been hot and bothered about junkyard LS engines for the past few years, but before that, there were plenty of traditional small-block Chevrolets that were coming out of junkyards too....

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 2: Let The Bottom End Assembly Begin!

It’s back for Part 2, where the 428 FE is going to get ready for its crankshaft, but first, some measuring has to happen. No matter how good the machine shop is, it is always a good idea to do...

How Much Does Heat Change Clearances In An Engine? The Answer Is, More Than You Might Think.

In several forms of racing, they preheat the engine oil and coolant so as to preheat the engine and it’s components as well. For many of these applications it is said to be critical to go...

ABANDONED 1979 Chevy LUV Gets A BUDGET FRIENDLY Makeover From Puddin’s Fab Shop!

I would drive this little LUV truck every day! There, I said it. A cool little mini truck, whether it’s a LUV, an S10, a Courier, or whatever is a handy little parts truck that can be great to...

Derek From Vice Grip Garage Surprised His 12 Year Old With A 1969 Camaro Project!

When I was 13, the 1969 Camaro Convertible which had been my dad and uncle’s drag car since I was 6, became my own. The two had split from racing together and my uncle had planned a full...

The Iron Trap Crew STOLE And Revived A 1947 Ford Custom For The Ultimate Surprise

I love stories like this! Friend has car, car breaks, friend can’t fix car, friend loses interest in car, car sits for years, friends of friend come get car and bring it back to life. This is...

More Chains Than Brains: Pushing A Mod Motor To The Limits. What Goes Into Mark Rogers’ Radial Car.

I first met Mark Rogers at Mooresville Dragway one night when I was in town and came to hang out with Eric Yost (Bigun). Bigun introduced Mark to me and told me how bad ass his Mustang was and that...

THE BEST BBC CAM EVER MADE? 1 CAM WORKS WITH LOW COMPRESSION, TUNNEL RAMS, NOS AND BOOST? BUT HOW?

Can one cam really rule them all? How can one camshaft be great in all different scenarios? Well, Richard Holdener is about to show us how good it really is in all these combos. But remember, it...

1320Video: Cleetus & Mullet Go DOMINATION MODE At WCF 2022!!

When Cleetus called up tuner extraordinaire Peter Harrell to see if he could help them turn their newly installed performance improvements into a well-oiled machine, he did what he did and made that...