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Category Archive: TECH, Tech Stories, Tools, Videos

How It’s Made: Fireball Tools Squares – A Must Have Fabrication Tool We Use In Our Own Shop

I’ve talked about Fireball Tools squares on several occasions, and point out their other tools as well. Jason at Fireball also entertains and educates us with his other videos on building...

Iron Trap 1932 Ford “DeLorean” Roadster: Welding The Body Back On!

It was sub rails and then rusty floors in the last couple of videos and now it is welding in the new floor bits in this one. The “DeLorean” roadster is under the knife and it’s going to be an...

Flying Sparks Garage Survivor Nova Road Trip: Ooops, There Might Be Some Work To Do Before Making It Home To Texas

In the last video from this series the Nova, aka Nana, made it to the coast of California and we asked if that was a good Omen for the rest of the trip. Ooops, we might have jinxed them. Cause it...

Urchfab’s Scrap Heap Challenge – The Drift Rat Rod Build Remastered

A few years ago Urchfab built a “rat rod” for drifting and it is one unique ride. Compared to what we see here in The States, this thing is a bit odd, but it certainly performs and is fun...

Vice Grip Garage: Forgotten BIG BLOCK FORD – Will It RUN AND DRIVE 570 Miles Home?

It’s another one of Derek’s long forgotten car resurrections, and this one is a big boy. And every big car should have a big block in it, so this one is no exception. This 1972 Mercury...

How To Sharpen Your Tungsten For Better TIG Welds: Tips, Tricks, And Tools!

There is so much information online nowadays that regardless of what you are trying to figure out you can sometimes be overwhelmed. Factor in all the opinions that people have on any given subject...

TUNE PORT INJECTION-LONG RUNNER VS SHORT RUNNER-WHICH ONE MAKES MORE HP, WHICH ONE MAKES MORE TORQUE?

Long vs Short Runner intake manifolds is a discussion that has been going on for decades. Which is right for my combo? Which one makes the most power? Which one makes the most torque? Is there...

Video: Watch 4 Piston Racing Build A 1,000hp Honda K24 Street Engine – This Rules

The famed “Honda K-motor” has been around since 2001 and it versatility as a platform for hot rodding has been constantly evolved. Like LS engines, the K series Honda engine has had the...

Iron Trap 1932 Ford “DeLorean” Roadster: Cutting Out The Rusty Floor

It was subrails last video and now cutting out all the rusty floor bits in this one. The “DeLorean” roadster is under the knife and it’s going to be an awesome project. Iron Trap...

Single Seat Race Car Build Part 9: SHAPING THE REAR BOAT TAIL AND COWL

It is time to do more sheet metal work and that means making the cowl and the rear boat tail so that this thing really is a race car. Bennett’s Customs is an Australian traditional hot rod builder...

LOW-BUCK vs MO-BUCK, CHEAP, JUNKYARD 454 VS GM ZZ454 CRATE MOTOR-WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE & WHY?

Junkyard vs Crate, this is a comparison that has been going on for a long time and people have a variety of opinions on which one is the best for a hot rod project. While both of the engines in this...

Youtubers Made the Smallest, Fastest Impact Wrenches on the Planet, Torque Test Channel Tests ‘Em!

Hot rodded tools?! Yep, what happens if you take your average cordless tools, in this case impact drivers, and you add parts from an impact wrench/gun? I have a feeling that bad things happen in some...

Finnegan’s Garage Drag Week Adventures: When An Engine Swap Doesn’t Work, Then Do A Complete Rebuild!

They are rebuilding the engine! We were super stoked that Finnegan was going to be back at Drag Week with Blasphemi, after it’s two-year hiatus, but man they are already on a tough road....

Are Cheap Boats Ever A Good Idea? $500 BIG BLOCK Boat Revival!! Will it Run After YEARS??

At least a couple hundred times in the last ten years I have found myself on Craigslist or FB Marketplace or eBay Motors, looking at cheap boats and thinking I need to buy one and fix it up so I can...