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

CADDY LS BLOWER VS EBAY GT45 TURBO-WHO DOES LOW BUCK BOOST BEST?

Since GM came out with the LS engine, the cheap horsepower craze has grown exponentially. The LS platform isn’t magic, it just has really good cylinder heads. In truth, that’s 90% of the...

On 3/06 We Honor The 306ci Ford – A Small Block Made Better by Hot Rodders

There are certain engine combinations that are so prevalent in the world of hot rodding we’re wondering why the original equipment manufacturer did not just build them itself to start with. One...

Wrecking Yard Wonders: This Engine Masters Video Shows Off Some Of Their Prime Junkyard Based Builds

There’s a magic to making a junkyard engine a powerhouse. Taking something abandoned, forlorn, and destined to be smelted into a puddle and giving it a vibrant second life. This video...

Hot Hot Heat: Watch These Centrifugal Clutches Pushed To The Failure Point In Slow Motion!

This is a cool video and not just destruction for the point of destruction. There’s an education element here. Of course the humble little centrifugal clutch has been the method of getting...

Autopsy Of A Dyno Mule: Real St Performance Tears Down A Stock Block and Crank 1,850hp 2JZ To Check Its Guts

Engines tell us things when we take them apart after they’re used, right? We look to see how things are wearing, what stuff is wearing and shouldn’t and what we can do better the next...

Cheap eBay Caddy Blower: How Much Power Will It Make On E85 Instead Of Pump Gas?

Yesterday we showed you what pump gas boost was good for with one of these ultra cheap Cadillac superchargers that you can buy new on eBay for just a few hundred bucks. They don’t bolt on,...

Flathead History and Build Video: The Little V8 That Changed The World Is Awesome And This Video Tells You Why

The Ford flathead V8 is iconic for so many reasons. It was the first V8 that was mass produced for the common man and at the time it was created the engine was amazingly innovative. Why? Someone who...

Playing With Blocks: This Update On The Hagerty Cadillac Build Concentrates on Block Machining, Piston and Rod Assembly, More

The Hagerty Cadillac 365 engine project that we’ve ben following has been updated! This video is all about measuring, boring, and preparing the important basics of any engine for a long life....

Cheap E-Bay Caddy Blower For LS Engines Made Easy! Pump Gas Boost Baby!

These Cadillac superchargers that came on the STS-V and XLR-V, with the 4.4L LC3 Northstar engine, are a pretty cool little supercharger and they are flooding the market for sale cheap. Apparently...

Timing Tech: Here’s How You Recurve An MSD Distributor. It’s Easier Than You Think, And You Can Do It In Minutes With Just A Couple Tools

Making changes to a distributor has always been one of those jobs that people seem to be afraid of for some reason. Maybe it is because you typically remove the distributor before doing this to it,...

How To Measure For Pushrod Length In Your LS Engine: Not Hard, But Really Important

On a pushrod engine like an LS, and  every other American V8 that doesn’t have overhead camshafts, the length and width of them is pretty critical to insure performance and longevity....

Miniature V4 Engine Has A Scream And Wail All Its Own – Hand Built And Tiny!

Miniature engines are always a trip to see and hear run. We’ve shown you lots of video of tiny V8s making cool noise, but how about a wee, little V4? This is a first for us and we dig the angry...

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Got A 4.6L 2V Ford That Needs More Power? Here’s What Cams, Headers, Throttle Body And More Are Worth With An Intercooled Vortech Supercharger!

If you are a Ford guy that still has a 4.6L 2V rocking in your Mustang, or have swapped on into something older, then this is going to be the video for you. Richard has taken a 2V, changed it to...

Four Into Six: Watch How Allen Millyard Made His Own Kawasaki Z1 Six Cylinder Block At Home

It’s purely amazing what the right mind with the right hands and the right tools can make. This video follows yesterday’s where Allen Millyard showed us how he made the cylinder jugs for...