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Category Archive: ENGINES, MISC, Videos

Video: This Blown Big Block Chevy Powered Trip Hammer Is Awesome Overkill

Trip hammers are cool machines designed to literally smash and bash whatever is placed in them flat. In the case of this video it appears to be a thick piece of solid steel bar stock that gets...

7s On Skinnies – This Aussie Datsun Truck Runs 7.90 With A 225 Tire on The Back!

It was of course the great Colin Chapman who defined his philosophy on race car building as “simplify and add lightness”. If we met the owner of this awesome little Datsun truck in...

Iron Trap 1932 Ford “DeLorean” Roadster: Detailed Forensic Upholstery Investigation

It’s so close to done! The Iron Trap Garage ’32 Ford Roadster project is so close to being a fun driver. Of course no matter how good all the style and mechanics are the thing still has...

Can A $200 TIG Welder Really Keep Up With A $2000 TIG Welder?

We’ve talked about it a lot over the past few years, the fact that you can get better and better reasonably priced equipment for your shop or garage. From floor jacks to hand tools to tool...

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 4: Pistons And Rods Are Going In!

It’s back for Part 4! The pistons and rods are ready to be installed, and in this part of the build series that is exactly what is going to happen! Watch this 428 Ford engine build as it gets a lot...

Aussie Drag Challenge Coverage: Day 4 Means Things Are Getting Real!

Here’s Day 4 racing action from Drag Challenge in Australia. After multiple Aussies became regulars on Hot Rod Drag Week years and years ago there was an incredibly smart contingent that decided to...

Holding Up? These Guys Stick A 180,000 Mile 1989 Shelby CSX On The Dyno To Check Its Power Levels

As things age they tend to slow down, right? Athletes lose a step of performance, cars give up some of their horsepower through wear, and things just generally soften up. But do thy always? These...

Drag Strip Time Travel: This Late 1960s Footage From New England Dragway Is Spectacular

New England Dragway really is special and right now it is really quiet as the off-season days and weeks tick away. That will end though and when it does the place will be filled with more of the same...

Classic Car Interiors: How To Cover Inner Fenders In A Classic Car

In this video from one of our favorite DIY auto upholstery instructors, you are going to learn how to cover the inner fenders for a finished look inside your classic car. This video is one of a few...

OH, NO! FINNEGAN MILKSHAKED THE 632CI BIG-BLOCK CHEVY AGAIN! PART:1

If you didn’t know, Finnegan bought a new drag boat last year and was planning on racing the hell out of it in California and the western states. On the first outing, after the boat had been...

$150 Honda Clone vs $600 Honda Engine: Which One Is Best? Fuel Efficiency, Horsepower, Durability, Starting

When overhead valve “Honda clone” engines started showing up on the market 15 years ago most people said they were crap and couldn’t possibly compete with the old faithful Honda....

Not So Hot Hatch: The 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro Delivers The Grip And Apparently Not Enough Rip

Back in the 1980s when you heard about an Audi Quattro you knew that there was a high percentage chance of fun if you got to ride in it. Those cars were ground breakers in bringing the idea of all...

Drag Strip Time Travel: Watch The Awesome (Narrated) Action From York US 30 Drag Strip 1970-1972

It’s been a while since we have found some “new” old drag racing footage but lo and behold we have done just that today. You are about to see some awesome action from a drag strip...

Manifold Explosion Video: Watch This Mustang Barf The Whole Hood!

Boy, this is about as violent as an intake manifold explosion comes outside of the world of professional level drag racing. You are going to see a nasty sounding little Mustang at English Mountain...