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Category Archive: BUICK / OLDS / PONTIAC, CAR FEATURES, Project Cars, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Vice Grip Garage Pontiac GTO Project: The GTO Gets Paint Refurbished (Amazing Before & After!)

Derek from Vice Grip Garage has been working hard on cars and trucks of all kinds this year, but this one here is pretty special for a variety of reasons. First off, it’s a 1967 GTO that has been...

HOW TO ADD 200 HP TO YOUR SBC CHEVY WITH A CAM SWAP! HOW CAN THE RIGHT SBC CAM BE WORTH 200+ HP?

Can a cam swap really be worth 200 horsepower? How about 250? Or is 100 even feasible? Watch the Richard Holdener video below and find out. Video Description: HOW MUCH POWER IS A CAM SWAP WORTH ON A...

Halfass Kustoms 1955 Chevrolet NAPCO 4×4 Project: Test Fitting The Body And Chassis To See If This Will Even Work!

NAPCO was a company that built 4-wheel drive conversion parts for domestic trucks and was founded in 1918. Although they made parts for Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, and Studebaker trucks, they are most well...

WHAT IS THE BEST CYLINDER HEAD FOR MY 5.0L FORD? WHY I CHOOSE THE 185 AFR OVER THE 165 AFR HEAD.

Is bigger always better? No, it isn’t always better. But it might be in some cases. So how about a mild 5.0 Ford Small Block? Does the big head lose torque? Does the small head miss out on...

Hemi Swapped C10 Build Part 6: First Start Attempt! Will It Actually Run In Time?

Here is Part 6 of the Gen III HEMI C10 build that Derek has dubbed the HemiHalf. It’s “together” but will it start and run so it can go to Moparty? It’s been torn apart,...

Iron Trap 1932 Ford “DeLorean” Roadster: New Brookville Subrails and Floors. It’s Time To Cut Some Stuff Up!

Iron Trap has got all kinds of great projects, but this ’32 Ford Roadster is going to be something. It’s weird to see them getting new parts for a car like this, but it is the right...

Windshield Tech: Clay Bar Your Windshield! You, Your Wipers, And Your Passengers Will Thank You.

I know this seems like a bit of weird content coming from us, but why is it that we get so excited when our windshield is super clean, but we tend to wash it less when it really matters? It’s...

DIY: How To Replace The Back Window In A 1994-2004 Mustang Convertible

When it comes to upholstery jobs, it is rare that us DIY types do the work ourselves. It’s scary working with the clean material that will be the interior of a car. But what about the glass in...

Barn Find 1958 Plymouth Project: Pushing Their Luck Doing More Work Even Though The Engine Is Ready To Drop In

  It seemed like getting the engine and trans ready to swap would be the last of the work on this thing, but what good is a new engine and trans if the rear won’t live with it. Hmmm. This...

The Alfarrari Project Continues: More Body Fab And Fixes

The next batch of videos from the Alfarrari project starts right here. This thing is coming along like a champ, even though it has some pretty serious work that needs to be done. In fact, all the...

Polishing Turds: Episode #10 Final Assembly Has Begun!

In this new episode of the Polishing Turds series from HED you are going to see the final assembly of the engine start. Pete covered assembly prep and cam bearings, in the last video but the magic is...

Dyno Testing The 300,000 mile 1990 OBS Chevy Before The Engine Swap. Will It Make Any Power, or Blow Up?

I hear people make comments all the time about being afraid to put their car on a chassis dyno. Some folks seem to be scared that they will damage their cars, when in fact the chassis dyno is really...

Fixing A Scrapped Lathe: One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s Treasure!

I tell people all the time that I’d love to have awesome tools, but I’m usually a broke d!ck and can’t afford that stuff. Because of that, I am always looking for used tools and...

Puddin’s Fab Shop Builds A Quick Attach CRANE From A HARBOR FREIGHT Cherry Picker.

I own a flatbed truck and have owned a lot of pickup trucks over the years as well and on several occasions I have thought that owning a small crane or cherry picker for the back of the truck would...