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DANGER: Stop Installing Harmonic Balancers The Wrong Way! Doug And Chad Both Tell You The Why’s And How’s!

Harmonic balancer, damper, whatever you call it, the job of installing them is often a confusing and intimidating one. If this describes your first time installing one, count yourself as one of the...

Does Twisting A Ratchet Strap Make It Weaker? It Makes Them Quieter, But Is That Worth It?

If you have no idea what we’re talking about, then you probably haven’t used ratchet straps very much, and absolutely do not pay any attention to the big rigs going down the freeway. It...

Everyone Loves A Stout 505 on 5/05, right? Pontiac, Chevy, and Chrysler Thumper Videos Here!

While we’re definitely on the backside of the “displacement days” part of 2021, we’re not going down easily. In fact, we’re pulling out all the stops. In this case...

CASEY’S CUSTOMS REVIEWS EASTWOODS AFFORDABLE PAINT AND PAINT GUN! SPRAYING A 1955 CHEVY SHOP TRUCK ON THE CHEAP!!!

(Language Notice, Casey uses lots of colorful language.) Guys that paint cars think nothing of giving their own rides a quick respray on occasion, which always blows me away. But I guess it is the...

Building A Fabricated 9 inch Housing For A 6 Second 200 mph Hot Rod. Alex Taylor’s ’55 Chevy Chassis Is Almost Done!

When you build a car that is capable of making thousands of horsepower, and then utilizing it to run the quarter mile in 6 seconds at over 200 mph, there are a lot of components and parts and pieces...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries Episode 5: More Work On The Range Rover, And The Electric Ice Cream Truck!

Edd is banging away at projects, and that means lots to see and hear about from his workshop. I feel British just writing workshop. Anyway, he’s got his buddy’s Range Rover in the shop...

Horsepower How To: Add 100 Horsepower To An L83 5.3 Truck Engine With A Few Simple Mods

The L83 is GM’s LT based direct-injected 5.3L engine that comes in every GM truck imaginable. They are plentiful, powerful, and reliable, and are now starting to show up in hot rods, muscle...

$1,000 Build: This Budget Built F100 Just Keeps Getting Cooler And Cooler, Watch How It Comes Together

This is a no bull real deal $1,000 build that is cool, will be fun to drive, and can be done by you at home. Yes the real budget is $1,000 and yes selling stuff off the donor vehicle to get budget...

Holley’s New High-Clearance, High-Flow, Lo-Ram Intake Is Available For LS3. Burst Panel Optional!

Holley’s new Lo-Ram intake manifolds are designed for those that don’t want a scoop or bubble, or who don’t want to cut a hole in their hood, but who want big power capability. Or, for...

How To: Understanding Wheel Specs to Get the Perfect Fitment on Your Car, Because Bad Fitting Wheels Suck!

Nothing sucks more than a car with the wrong wheels or the wrong stance. When wheels don’t fit right they certainly don’t look right regardless of the design of the wheels. Sure, having...

Will Your Junkyard LS Run On Moonshine? Full Dyno Test Results Are Right Here!

Every car guy, at some point, has heard someone say that some liquor or another was strong enough to run the car on it. But is it true? Could you really run and engine on white lightning? We’re...

$1,000 Build: Still Under Budget! How Is Building A Hot Rod This Cheap Even Possible?

I want to be a disbeliever as well, but the truth is that this is actually happening. If you have budget constraints like most of us, then you really owe it to yourself to watch this series. Not only...

Trick Flow Specialties R vs Box R vs Edelbrock Super Victor And A Carb Intake Testing

Not all intakes are created equal, which is why there are SO many of them available. If every engine needed the same intake design then they would all be the same. Because engines have been under...

Edd China’s Workshop Diaries Episode 4: This Week He Starts On A 1962 Alvis And Continues Working On The Ice Cream Truck

Edd is back in the workshop this week but is taking a break from the Land Rover project to work on something new, a 1962 Alvis. Don’t worry, if you haven’t heard of one of these either...