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This Angry Little Turbocharged VW Engine Is The Hot Ticket To Make Your Beetle Fly

The enduring dedication and obsession that VW fans have for making horsepower out of an engine platform that was initially designed to make 36hp is awesome. It speaks to the nature of hot rodding and...

Revival Gone Wrong: This Bronco Did Not Want To Wake Up For Anybody!

For years now I’ve followed the exploits of Kevin and his fascination with bringing abandoned, unloved vehicles to life. For the most part, every one of his rigs has ended with some kind of...

Pocket Rocket: This Fiat 500 Has A V8 Made Of Two Hayabusa Engines, Fender Flares For Days, and We Want It!

There’s a certain awesomeness that we continue to discover and rediscover about the European hillclimb scene. The fact that it’s all a giant kind of run-whatcha-brung scene is so...

Dyno Shootout Fun: Watch The Most Popular LSx Intake Manifolds On The Market Battle Head To Head!

The battle for the hearts and minds of aftermarket shoppers is raging, especially in the LSx world. Over the course of a year that saw so many facets of the world really suffer, the high performance...

Henry’s Hot Rod: We Investigate, Remediate, and Get Our Little Mongrel Ford Tractor Up And Working!

Well, we have a running tractor now! After the first installment of our Henry’s Hot Rod project it was time for the fun stuff, actually wrenching on our tractor that is parts 2N, parts 9N, and...

Best of 2020: The Restoration Of A Mitsubishi Four-Cylinder

Did you build model kits growing up as a kid? Did you ever get that see-through “Visible V8” kit? I begged, I pleaded, and I never saw it. Instead, I held flashlights and fetched...

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Best of 2020: Supercharged Rolls-Royce Meteor V-12 Out Of Zoomies

Oh, you’re a violent little thing, aint’cha? This one goes out to every 200-horsepower 350-powered hot rod that is around…we may never know for sure, but when the earliest hot...

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Watch This Awesome 428ci Pontiac Rev To 9,500 RPM And Make 1,000 Naturally Aspirated HP!

We use the term Pontiac here with a bit of a wink because the engine you are about to see make some big power on the dyno does not have a single stock Pontiac part in it. What it does have it is a...

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Trick Flow Power: Check Out This Stock Stroke Chrysler 360 Making 530hp and 486 lb-ft On The Dyno – Neat Build

The 360ci Chrysler V8 is one of those platforms that doesn’t get the love and attention that it likely deserves across the hot rodding world. Yes, we have seen guys do stuff with them but it is...

Ford Performance Talks About Its Raft Of Support For The 7.3L Godzilla Engine – Announces Creation Of Megazilla Crate Engine

This video from PRI is great on a couple of levels but for starters the biggest one is the fact that Ford Performance is going to fully support the 7.3L Godzilla platform engine. For whatever reason,...

Watch This Awesome Packard Merlin 29 Aircraft Engine Get Dyno Tested And Crank The Torque Out

The Merlin V-12 was as bad ass an engine as there ever was in WWII. This Rolls Royce designed beast powered all kinds of kick ass airplanes and was needed in such volume that other companies licensed...

Watch This Stock Long Block Ford 7.3L Godzilla V8 Make 1100+ Horsepower With Twin Turbos

It’s almost impossible to conceive of an era where guys would pour every cent they had into an engine, employ every known speed trick and killer engineering theory to achieve 300hp. Right? I...

Silent Killers: This Video Shows How Things Like Fans, Too Much Oil, Water Pumps, and More Kill Horsepower

We all know the importance of cylinder heads, induction systems, camshaft selection, compression, and other major factors when it comes to making real horsepower out of your engine. Well, what about...

A Short Strange Trip: Watch The Hagerty Buick Straight Eight Go From The Engine Stand To The Run Stand – Not Easy

Some jobs are quicker and easier than others, right? In this case the job of moving the fully built and dressed Buick Straight Eight that we have been following on the Hagerty YouTube Channel from...