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

Why It Broke: This Simple, And Cheap, Fix Can Make Your LS Build Last Forever Instead Of Wiping Out The Cam

When Richard Holdener does testing, he does it at a level nobody else in the industry can keep up with. He’s likely to test up to a dozen combos in a day, he never spends just one day on the...

Don’t Hate The Player: Watch This Dart LSNext Based LS-Motor Make 2,347hp With Twin 88s!

We know. You are just so sick and tired of LS engines everywhere. Why couldn’t we just show a Buick making 500hp or something and be happy with it. Well, because we love those other engines but...

Godzilla Fits: Yes, Someone Has Already Started Cramming Ford’s New 7.3L V8 Into A Fox Body!

445 cubic inches, cam-in-block, 4.22 x 3.976 bore/stroke, iron block, and mains that are designed to hold up for grunt work in the Super Duty trucks. Ford’s “Godzilla” V8 might be...

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Your Science Lesson For The Day: Seeing The Inner Workings Of A 9-Cylinder Radial Solenoid Engine

Ever since the advance of jet engines for aircraft, radial engines have declined to being something of a niche powerplant. Classic aircraft, certain stunt aircraft, and model airplanes are pretty...

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500 Strong: This Video Shows A 327 With A Mini-Blower Making 500hp and 500 lb-ft On The Dyno – Cool!

There was once an engine that roamed the Earth in such numbers that many thought it would rule forever. It was compact, it was small, it was light, and it was as versatile and powerful as anything...

Morning Symphony: The 11,000 RPM JUN-Powered Subaru BRZ

If you’re preparing to make some kind of Fast and Furious crack, shove it back into the “venom” folder from where it came. This Subaru BRZ might look the part of an extra on one of...

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...

Diesel Power Video: This 1937 Caterpillar Film Shows Proper Maintenance, Injector Testing, and More

This is awesome. The video you are about to see shows us the cutting edge diesel technology of eighty years ago and how famers and operators were supposed to treat it during work. This 1937...

This Overhead Cam V-Twin Engine Builds Itself In This Video! Watch And You Will Dig It.

What you can do with video technology nowadays is amazing, but this particular video is NOT using CGI to show the engine being assembled without tools and without hands. In fact, the entire engine...

Ten In A Five-Pound Bag: Get A Listen Of This V10-Swapped Mercury Capri

Full disclosure: it’s after one in the morning and I’m wide awake listening to the wind attempt to rip the roof off of my house. I’ve been looking over so many ideas for the one...

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Ford IDI Diesel…Good Or Bad? Get Both Answers Courtesy Of Our Friends In The North!

In the early 1980s, Ford decided that they wanted a diesel engine for their F-series lineup. They tapped International Harvester to help create a low-cost diesel that would work in the truck and the...

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Crazy Power: VMP Makes First Dyno Pulls With Their 5.2L Blown Predator Swap Mustang – 900hp To The Wheels!

Many hardcore Ford fans were kind of bummed when they learned that the 2020 Mustang GT500 was going to be powered by the supercharged 5.2L Predator engine that the company builds. Why? Perhaps they...

Giant Six: Watch This 2,894ci Waukesha Gasoline Engine Fire Up And Rumble With The Help Of A Pony Motor

Now THIS is a big block. In this video you are going to see a 2,894ci Waukesha six cylinder gas engine get fired up and running with the aid of a little four banger pony engine. We’re going to...

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...