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Old Guys Rule Video: Watch A Legendary Vincent Black Shadow Engine Dissection

There are engines that seem to transcend time and space. Engines that are larger than the sum of their parts and hold an aura over gearheads for seemingly unending numbers of decades. One of those...

This 1950s Video About Engines is Awesome, Complete With Dangerous In Home Experiments!

There’s nothing better than finding old timey videos like this one. Made in the 1950 as part of an educational series for kids, this thing is all about how engines work. We dig it because the...

Home-Building A Straight Eight, or How To Make A BangShifty Lada

Don’t knock the Lada Riva series of sedans…they are the third best selling cars on the planet behind the Model T Ford and the VW Beetle, and have one of the longest production runs,...

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Katech Made Nearly 1,500hp With Their Stock Bottom End LT5 Before They Called it Quits

A couple of weeks go we reported on the 1,000+hp LT5 that Katech had created with the stock fuel system and minimal amounts of bolt on parts. That particular engine still had the stock camshaft in...

Morning Symphony: Two Lamborghini V-12s On The Stand – A 3.5L and an 8.0L Example

Supercars aren’t our normal bag. We can appreciate them for what they can do, though. We love the engineering that goes into engines that went leaps and bounds over the typical road-going...

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Video: Masters Of Motors 2018 PRI Edition – Judging The Coolest Engines At The Hardest Core Performance Show In The Wold

It’s back! Below we have the Masters of Motors 2018 PRI edition video for you to enjoy. If you checked out the 2018 SEMA show Masters of Motors competition, you know that JE Pistons stepped up...

Retro Review: A Look At The 1990 454 SS Chevy Truck That We Lusted Over As Kids

When it comes to things that we wanted as kids, specifically 10-year olds, the 454 SS Chevy truck was pretty high on the list. It was really the last time GM would use a big block in any sort of...

44 Years Lost, This Mustang Is Being Woken Up To Make Up For Lost Time!

How does a car just fall off of the map for decades at a time? How do you just park a car somewhere, forget about it and decide to just move along, especially when said car is one that from the...

The American Powertrain Parting Shift: 9-Gears, No Mufflers, An A Detroit Diesel Breaking Noise Laws

Any video that proclaims glee in breaking local noise ordinances is just fine with us! Here we take a ride in a 1985 GMC Brigadier truck as its owner leaves the local fueling station and cruises it...

Mind Blower: This Pontiac GTO Makes 1500hp To The Tire With A Turbocharged Factory Block and Factory Headed Pontiac Engine

Hey, if we’re going to show you a 1,000hp wheel VW we need to back it up with something making even more power, right? How about a stunning 1,500hp Pontiac that uses twin turbos on an engine...

Wolf In Rabbit’s Clothing: Watch This Turbocharged VW Make 1,000hp To The Tires

For about 20 years now I have had a quiet love affair with round headlight equipped VW Rabbits. We road raced them in college and I gained a big appreciation for the tough, fun, and ultimately...

Screamin’ Mimi: Watch This Formula 1000 Engine Make 185hp At 10,000+ RPM

Back in my road race announcing days I used to really like watching the SCCA amateur classes that featured open wheel cars. From Formula Vee right on up, those cars put on a heck of a show and really...

Deep-Sixed: Reviving A Submerged Lada From It’s Six-Month Underwater Stay!

So…how are you enjoying the absolutely frigid weather? Do you like temperatures so cold that the water in the toilet tank freezes into one gigantic ice cube? Do you walk out of your front door...

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The “WTF?” Files: What Happens When You Make Your Own Homegrown Electric Turbochargers

To be a fly on the wall in the meeting that resulted in what you see here…oh, that would’ve been some cheap entertainment. The basis for the plan is simple: one pretty much...