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Category Archive: ENGINE, ENGINES, Tech Stories, Videos

PONTIAC RAM AIR 400 VS CHEVY LT-1 350? WHICH GM MUSCLE MOTOR WAS REALLY THE TOP SMALL BLOCK?

Awe crap, he’s doing it. Richard Holdener is comparing Pontiac vs Chevrolet to determine which factory “small-block” is best. Is bigger better? Are they apples to oranges? Will this...

Great Film: This WWII Training Movie Explains A Bunch Of Weird Submarine Diesels – Double Acting, Opposed Pistons, More

This is a great video if you love learning about engines. Gong back to the time of WWII, it takes us through the basic design and operation of a few different types of diesel engines that were used...

Boosted Bombs: This Video Looks At Some Engines Designed For Big Boost Pressures and Horsepower

First off, calm down kids. We know that this video does not account for stuff like a top fuel engine seeing 60psi of boost from its blower or the stratospheric numbers that diesel drag racers and...

Is “High Mileage” Motor Oil Safe? Let’s find out! Mobil 1 vs Mobil 1 High Mileage; SuperTech vs STHM

When “High Mileage” oils came out several years ago there were a lot of people that thought it was nothing but a marketing ploy to get more money for the oil we always would have run....

Wanna See A New ZZ632 Cranked Up On The Engine Dyno? Watch This!

If you’ve never been to a dyno shop to see an engine being tuned and tested on an engine dyno, you are missing out and should schedule a time to test your next engine build. I love being on the...

Watch This Naturally Aspirated Honda Make More Than 400hp On A 50/50 Nitromethane Blend!

This right here is nasty and proof that nitromethane is the elixir of the horsepower gods no matter what type of engine it is being burned in. The video we see below is cringeworthy at the start but...

Ultra Rare Flathead Parts: Bronze Heads And Hi Rise Intake Manifold To Make The Ultimate Flathead Engine?

We’ve heard of some rare stuff for Ford’s Flathead V8, but this is something I’ve never heard of before. Bronze heads? I mean I guess there isn’t any reason why it...

Will It Run And Drive? This Ford Supervan Has Been Buried In The Trees For 32 Years!

Derek is back at it as usual, with another long left ride in need of some love to get it back running and driving. But this one here has been taken over by the trees as it has been sitting for 32...

Boat Anchor? Heck No! Boat Motor! This International Harvester 392 With Zoomies Sounds Awesome In A Boat!

The International Harvester 392 V8 is one of the most overbuilt, heavy-duty, run forever and not make a lot of horsepower kind of engines ever made. They drink fuel like few other engines of their...

CHEAP, JUNKYARD SBC MODS-HOW TO MAKE MORE Q-JET POWER. BUY VS MODIFY-JUNKYARD VORTEC OR EARLY SBC

Everyone has been hot and bothered about junkyard LS engines for the past few years, but before that, there were plenty of traditional small-block Chevrolets that were coming out of junkyards too....

Rebeldryver’s Ford 428 FE Project Part 2: Let The Bottom End Assembly Begin!

It’s back for Part 2, where the 428 FE is going to get ready for its crankshaft, but first, some measuring has to happen. No matter how good the machine shop is, it is always a good idea to do...

Derek From Vice Grip Garage Surprised His 12 Year Old With A 1969 Camaro Project!

When I was 13, the 1969 Camaro Convertible which had been my dad and uncle’s drag car since I was 6, became my own. The two had split from racing together and my uncle had planned a full...

The Iron Trap Crew STOLE And Revived A 1947 Ford Custom For The Ultimate Surprise

I love stories like this! Friend has car, car breaks, friend can’t fix car, friend loses interest in car, car sits for years, friends of friend come get car and bring it back to life. This is...

More Chains Than Brains: Pushing A Mod Motor To The Limits. What Goes Into Mark Rogers’ Radial Car.

I first met Mark Rogers at Mooresville Dragway one night when I was in town and came to hang out with Eric Yost (Bigun). Bigun introduced Mark to me and told me how bad ass his Mustang was and that...