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Category Archive: ENGINE, ENGINES, Tech Stories, Videos

What Have You Done?! Richard Holdener Tries To Fix The Miss In His Slant 6 And It Ended Up Like This.

Richard is always testing LS, Small Blocks, Big Blocks, Mod Motors, Hemis, and more, but he also digs testing what he calls “The Other Guys”. And in pursuit of awesome testing and fun, he...

Which One Is Gooder?! 6.0L LY6 vs 6.2L LS3-LOW BUCK LS vs MO BUCK! (THEN BOOST)

6 liter, 6 liter, 6 liter, if I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a thousand times that there is nothing finer for junkyard boost than a 6.0 LS. On the other side is every Camaro or Corvette...

We Don”t Know Why But We Like It: This 7-Cylinder Briggs and Stratton Sounds Good!

Thank God for people who just do stuff to entertain themselves or at least do stuff to prove to themselves that they are capable of actually doing it. In this case we’re talking about someone...

347 Stroker Small Block Ford VS 351 Windsor. Which One Makes More Power? You Asked, Here’s The Answer

This video from Richard Holdener is great, because it was asked for by viewers and because he starts off laughing and questioning why they asked for it. Well in typical Richard fashion, he’s...

How Much Are Headers Worth On A Low Buck Blown LS Combo?

Headers have always been one of the go to performance upgrades that everyone wants on their high performance car or truck. And back in the day they were one of the first performance mods people would...

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...