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

HOW TO FIX: EBAY PONTIAC TROPHY 4 CYL (1/2 A GTO 389). N0 COMPRESSION, RICHIE REBUILD, WILL IT RUN?

Pontiac’s Trophy 4 came in the Pontiac Tempest and was literally half of a 389 V8. People that love them are weird, but dedicated. If you ever saw one running in a Tempest you would laugh when...

Iron Trap Model A Shop Truck: It Has Working Lights And Runs!!!!

The Model A Shop Truck project has been going hot and heavy for months, and the boys have really been making awesome headway on it, but it has never been this close to being a driver! This latest...

1968 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon! Will it Run After Deteriorating for 25 Years?!?

As a wagon freak, I am always excited to see another classic wagon come back to life, but will this 1968 Chevelle Nomad that Mortske found be worth fixing? This thing looks a bit rough, and has been...

Is This Blasphemy? Gen III Hemi Swapped C10 Budget Build – Part 1 Tear Down!

The thought process here is that every conceivable vehicle on earth has already been LS swapped, so we need to start switching it up, and what better way to do that than to stuff a Gen III HEMI into...

“Filming Roadkill at our shop!” Flying Sparks Garage Is On It!

Emily and Aaron do some cool stuff, and are genuinely excited with the fun and adventures they have. And like us they are real fans of some of the cool hot rodders, racers, and such that we see...

Barn Find 1958 Plymouth: Let The Engine Teardown Begin! Is It Too Far Gone?

The 1958 Plymouth barn find project is back for more love! It turns out the rings are junk but does that mean it won’t run and drive? Can they be saved? Or is the end near? Watch this latest update...

TRITON V10S, HIDDEN TURBOS, SUPERCHARGED MIN COOPERS, YOU FIND ALL THE COOL STUFF AT THE JUNKYARD!

Wrecking yards in Southern California are awesome, and the one right down the street from Westech has been a source for jillions of engines that have been run on the dynos there. In this video the...

Can These Guys Build Their Own Crew Cab Bumpside Ford Pickup?

The 1967-1972 Ford trucks, often referred to as bump side trucks, are sought after by Ford enthusiasts. They are cool classic trucks and they are getting harder and harder to find. What makes...

Best Shop Vac? Ridgid vs Shop Vac, DeWalt, Stanley, Hart, Craftsman

I recently replaced our old worn-out shop vac with one that is much bigger and more powerful, but shopping for one certainly wasn’t easy. Not that it was hard per se, but since you can’t...

Casey’s Customs 1965 Mustang Chassis Swap Part 13: Finishing The Flares, Getting The Front Spoiler Installed, And Starting On Glass!

In this update video from the Mustang Chassis Swap build, you are going to see some finish work going on with the flares as this Mustang chassis swap gets further and further along. In addition to...

Pro Touring Triumph GT6 Build: The Rust Needs Taken Care Of, And Then This Thing Is Going To Start Getting Good.

So this project here has been going on for several years, and we kind of dig it, mostly because it is going from restomod to pro-touring machine and we dig the direction. To bring everyone up to...

Building A Land Speed Race Car Part 5: Steering, How Complicated Could It Be? Well…

In this latest update on the land speed chassis that Superfast Matt is putting together, he’s showing off his steering design. Steering sounds like such a simple thing, but on a streamliner...

Crew Cab Biscayne Project: Zero Dollar Rust Repair! – Body Panels Made From SCRAP METAL

In this installment of the Crew Cab Biscayne build, the one that just might get a 2-door conversion done to it, the DD Speed Shop gang is going to show us how to do some rust repair with scrap sheet...

Single Seat Race Car Build Part 4C: Finishing The Grill! Welding, Filling, And More!

One of the most distinctive features of this build is the cool track nose grill and that’s not only because it’s front and center but also because it is one of the most custom pieces on this...