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Category Archive: ENGINE, Tech Stories

Driveway Tech Part 2: The Caddy Powered C10 Gets A Holley Sniper EFI Installed

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks)  – Part 1 in this series of articles covered the install of the new fuel system in the truck. Part 2 will go over what those new parts will be feeding. When...

BangShift Driveway Tech: Upgrading A Cadillac 500 Powered 1986 C10 With An Aeromotive Phantom In-Tank Pump

(Words and photos by Mike Brooks) – For those of us who live in the snowbelt and also have a hot rod or project vehicle, old man winter is a blessing and a curse. Having to put your ride into...

Happy 3/05! Let’s Talk Small Bore Small Blocks (and V6s)

305ci is not exactly a magical number when it comes to high performance engines in most people’s minds but the reality is that if you are a stock car racer or someone who has followed the...

Historical Footage: Chrysler’s 9.25 Axle Servicing Film – Made In The Mid-1970s, Still Useful Today!

Short of actually ripping apart a rear axle in the presence of a trained mechanic who knows the ins and outs of the unit you are messing with, training by film fills in the gaps of what you need to...

BangShift How To Tech: A Step By Step Guide For Rebuilding Rochester B Carbs

It is kind of funny how things happen. Way back when this site was still getting its proverbial legs under it, I had a project truck (which I have long since sold) which was powered by an early 292ci...

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...

Oil Tech Video: Cameron Evans From Red Line Oil Talks Lubricants and Fuel Additives

You likely recognize the name and the face of Cameron Evans. He’s been in the high performance industry for years on both the media and manufacturer side. The editor of Popular Hot Rodding and...

Engine Masters: Freiburger and Dulcich Test Cheap and Expensive Mufflers and Two Pipe Sizes On A Mild 350hp Small Block

This latest episode of Engine Masters is cool mostly for its real world nature. The guys are not beating on some monster big block or applying there wizardry to an engine using parts that only the...

Here’s A DIY Air Tool Holder You Can Make At Home With Scraps, But That Really Kicks Ass

I hate messes in the shop, which would surprise you if you saw the inside of mine most of the time. Like most of us, I too am amazingly adept at finding something to sit on every available...

Give The Gift Of Knowledge For Christmas! Kevin Tetz Paintucation DVD’s Help You Do Body And Paint Right

There isn’t much that I won’t tackle on a car project. Even the stuff that scares people a lot, like wiring for example. I’ll do some sheetmetal replacement, although I’ve...

Want To Build A Cool Bar Stool For Your Shop, Bar, Or House? Check This One Out

Making furniture can be fun, and it’s a good way to get your metal working and welding skills up to par for your car projects. It’s also a way to do something with your car building...

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Want To Learn How To Tune Stand Alone EFI Systems? Check This Out.

We get asked on a regular basis about learning to tune stand alone efi systems like the Holley on Daphne’s wagon, or FAST, Megasquirt, FITech, etc. Despite having self tuning modes on most...

Car Guy Cool Welding Project: Steel Wheel Fire Pit AKA Car Guy Chiminea

There are plenty of ways to practice your cutting and welding, and most people use scrap steel and just play around. But why not work on a project that really won’t be any less fun and...

Welding Tech: How To Build A CertiFlat Modular Welding Table From Start To Finish

I’ve been drooling over welding table designs of all kinds for the past couple of years actually. And while I’ve built my own welding tables from scratch before, and might this time, I...