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Category Archive: CAR FEATURES, DRIVETRAIN, ENGINE, Hack of the Week, Project Cars, TECH, Tech Stories, Videos

An Electric Subaru Brat? Okay, This Is An Electric Vehicle Swap We Think Might Be Real Fun!

The idea of taking a gas or diesel-powered car and making it electric intrigues me. I think it would be a fun project and have been thinking about a few different fun cars to do the conversion on. Of...

Check Out This See Through Carburetor Working In Ultra Slow Motion!

So just to be clear, this is NOT a Holley 4-barrel or something. This is a little single barrel carburetor like you would see on a small engine on your minibike or lawn mower. But the way it works is...

Using A Cement Mixer To Clean A Gas Tank: Edd China’s Workshop Diaries Might Be Going Off The Deep End

A cement mixer? Hmmmm. Think about it and it starts to make some sense, especially if you watched the last episode where Edd was trying to get the rust out of the Range Rover gas tank. He put a bunch...

Pro-Touring LS Swapped Cadillac Coupe Deville- Introducing The Chicken Coupe, A Project That Excites Me To No End.

The Chicken Coupe has been a long time coming and is a project that I am behind 100%. After all, good friend Matt Graves is the one behind this craziness and he’s been involved in some...

Holley Carb Tuning Tips And Tricks With Steve “The Carb Whisperer” Brule From Westech Performance!

Steve Brule is the smartest dyno operator and tuner I’ve ever seen or heard about. There, I said it. Are there other incredibly talented tuners and operators out there? Of course! Are there...

Barn Find Startup: Here’s What Happens When A Car Guy Just Can’t Stop Himself From Getting Something Old Running

All the “Will It Run” videos that have become so popular lately have spilled over into all kinds of stuff, and they certainly are fun to watch. I’ve been involved in making...

Want A Super Quick And Easy Fire Pit Made Of Wheels? Watch This!

I’m in the middle of building a new shop and hopefully soon a new house and we’re literally doing it all ourselves. That means I’m often looking at videos on design or build...

Need A Small Alternator To Fit On Your Hot Rod Or Race Car? Check Out This Little Denso Style Unit From Powermaster

We sometimes get so fixated on all the high tech stuff nowadays that we forget about what we really need for a project. What I mean by this is the fact that all the EFI, electric fans, electronic...

LS Swapped Jet Boat Fun: Finnegan And Newbern Find More Speed For No Money!

Yep, free speed is great speed and thanks to some smarts and some adjustments Finnegan and Newbern have gained a couple miles per hour in the Renegade Rogers jet boat that they just LS Swapped....

The Right Fuel Tank Vent Size Is Everything! Here’s Why Doing It Wrong Will Suck

One thing you can’t fix with a hope and a prayer is a poorly designed fuel system. Getting the right size fuel pump, feed lines, return lines, and fuel tank are all key to making sure your car...

Camshaft Or More Boost? Which Is The Best Way To Make More Power In Your Boosted LS Combo

Since every cam is a turbo cam, lol a joke that Richard Holdener often makes because ANY engine will make more power with boost regardless of what camshaft is in it, should you upgrade your camshaft...

Sheet Metal How To: Making Your Own Patch Panels To Replace Damaged Or Rusted Metal Isn’t Rock Science

Patching sheet metal is one of those things that either scares the hell out of you or doesn’t phase you at all. There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground. Unfortunately lots of guys that...

Finnegan And Newbern Finally Haul Ass In The LS Swapped “Renegade” Jet Boat!

Doing an engine swap in a boat is a cake walk. Just ask Mike Finnegan. Or is it? Well it turns out that some of the parts for this particular LS engine didn’t exactly jell with the boat itself...

Cargo Trailer Conversion Update: Emily And Aaron Try It Out Before It Is All Finished!

Emily and Aaron Reeves, of FlyingSparksGarage on YouTube, have been thrashing on this cool cargo trailer conversion for a few months and we totally approve. They have taken their gooseneck car hauler...