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Category Archive: ENGINE, ENGINES, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

Two Engines, One Camshaft: What’s Good For One Must Be Good For The Other, Right?

Richard Holdener is fond of saying “Every cam is a turbo cam.” and he’s right. He’s right, because what he means is that if you add a turbocharger to any engine, and make...

The American Powertrain Thursday Shift: Ride A Lap At Monza In A 600hp Dog Box Equipped WRX STI – Wowsers!

There are few things in the world more pleasing to hear than a dog box style transmission being shifted. It is curt, it is hardcore, it is tough, and man it is mechanical! Not cheap, not lacking for...

Gearhead History Video: This Look At The Allison Engine Company Jet Program In 1950 Is Fantastic

There are lots of things that we take for granted in life that have not been around all that long. Turbine engines are one of them. Jet planes changed the world in many ways and their development was...

Old Thumper: Watch This 1980s Caterpillar 3408 V8 Make Modern, Solid Power on The Chassis Dyno

I know that I am weird but I absolutely love watching big rigs on the chassis dyno. Places like Pittsburgh Power, Antrim Diesel, and others have very active businesses working on, fixing, and tuning...

Safety Third: This Video Showing The Starting Process of A Rumley Oil Pull Tractor Is Insane

There are not that many vehicles left in the world where starting them is a matter of life and death. Fuel dragsters…and that’s about it on that list. Back in the day, though there were...

1980s Supermodified Mayhem From Oswego Speedway In New York – Fire, Tempers, and Fires Flare!

There are few places if any that are more synonymous with Supermodified racing across the country than Oswego Speedway in New York. Opened in 1951 as a 5/8th mile dirt track it was that surface and...

Diesel Dyno Video: Watch This Military Spec Detroit Diesel 8V92TA Make 440hp and Big Torque On The Pump

Here’s some cool dyno video for you, not because of insane power or any sort of destruction but because it shows a tried and true engine package, one that is military-spec doing work. You are...

Neat Drag Racing Video: Go Drag Racing In The Philippines With The Angeles Hot Rod Association

When it comes to drag racing, we can argue that it is the most scrappy motorsport on Earth. It exists everywhere around the globe. In countries that are rich and poor they have drag racing. It does...

Vintage Video: This News Report From The 1981 AHRA World Finals Is Cool!

The spectator numbers are surely weird, the news reporter is a little confused, but this news report from the 1981 AHRA World Finals is awesome. Why? It shows all of the final rounds and includes...

$1,000 Build: The Hot Rod F100 Is Coming Together For Stupid Cheap Money!

When you decide to build something on the cheap, and to share the entire experience with the world, it is pretty cool. But when you do so in a way that shows every detail, and every expense,...

Tough Guy Video: Could YOU Work A Massive Drop Hammer All-Day, Everyday?

There are loads of people who have physically, mentally, or otherwise demanding jobs…and then there’s this. What you are going to see is a massive drop hammer being used to forge glowing...

Flywheel Explosion Video: Watch This Ratty Looking Chevy Get Violent – The Shield Saved Him!

This is one of those videos that proves you really never know what’s going to happen, no matter the budget or level of motorsport competition is taking place. This is a tug of war contest...

This New Distributor Kit For LS Engines From LS Classic Is More Than Meets The Eye

If you haven’t checked out the offerings from LS Classic, then you need to stop working and do something of importance right now. That important thing is to go to LSClassic.com and check out...

SFG $500k Week Is Live Right Here: More Than $1,000,000 In Total Purses For The Week, $500,000 For The Winner Of The FTI $500k!

The SFG folks are not messing around! After COVID and with weather keeping the 2020 SFG $500K presented by FTI from happening as scheduled, the SFG team put their heads down and rescheduled for April...