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Bars, Bars, And More Bars! Alex Taylor’s ’55 Chevrolet Is Getting Closer And Closer To 6 Seconds At 200 MPH.

Measure, cut, notch, fit, notch, tweak, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat… You get the picture. Right now Alex is in tubing hell as the custom tube chassis comes together in her...

Happy 4/08! Watch A 408ci, 700hp Naturally Aspirated Ford Cleveland V8 Scream to 7,200 RPM

While we know it is not a factory dimension, the 408ci small block is one of the most popular displacements for hot rodders to built. Guys do Chrysler versions and Ford versions primarily and today...

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Hooker’s New Cast Iron Exhaust Manifolds For Small Block Chevrolet Look Good, Flow Good, And Fit Great.

Factory cast iron exhaust manifolds were never worth a damn at doing much on any performance small block. They look ugly, don’t fit with aftermarket heads, and they have such small ports that...

All The Torque: Watch This Electrified 1967 Mustang Make More Than 2,300 lb-ft On A Hub Dyno

We’ve all had it beaten into our skulls that the advantage of an electric motor over an internal combustion engine is instant torque. The real question then becomes in a performance application...

NHRA Nitro Time Machine LIVE: Watch RIGHT HERE At 3PM Eastern TODAY – 1989 Southern Nats with Antron Brown and Clay Millican

We’re going to be having some big fun here this afternoon at 3pm eastern time when we relive the 1989 NHRA Southern Nationals with Antron Brown and Clay Millican. We’ll be watching the...

Good Watch: This Video Shows Two Cars That Are California Legally Engine Swapped – Interesting Stuff

In so many ways, California is the place that birthed hot rodding, right? In so many ways, California seems to be on the bleeding edge of places trying to choke it out, right? Yeah we feel the same...

NHRA Insider Podcast: Making A Splash – Talking Four Valve Suzuki Heads With Andrew Hines and The PR Hustle With Elon Werner

Andrew Hines and Elon Werner join host Brian Lohnes on this episode of the NHRA Insider Podcast. Werner, the Vice-President of Sports Publicity for the Tony Fay Agency of Texas has long been a...

Where Do Stolen Catalytic Converters End Up? Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Everyone has heard the stories about someone coming out to their car in the morning only to fire it up and hear the sounds of open exhaust. The shock is entertaining for sure, but not cool for the...

How To Cam Your LS Engine For More Torque: But I Thought LS Engines Don’t Make Torque? Here’s The Real Info

Everyone knows that big cubic inch and long stroke combos can make big torque, and of course the diesel engines that have become the norm in recent years are torque monsters. But what about the LS...

This 1960s WABCO Motor Grader Operator Film Is Retro Cool Heavy Equipment History

In today’s world we have YouTube to teach us everything from how to make nitromethane in a laboratory to auto mechanics. You can see people doing just about every task on God’s green...

Building A Chopped, Sectioned, Roadster 1949 GMC Pickup From Spare Parts Is Cool

We’ve spotlighted some of the videos from Halfass Kustoms before and as a regular viewer I am always intrigued and inspired by what he puts together. This project is just for filler in between...

Ouch! The New Murder Nova Blowed It All Up In Just Two Passes In Texas. Not The Way They Wanted To Start The Season.

I felt bad for Shawn and the crew in Texas a couple weekends ago. They showed up to run at Xtreme Raceway Park during the Xtreme Texas Nationals in the Big Tire No Time shootout and were putting it...

Watching The Pakistani Truck Guys Rebuild A Clutch Disc With Simple Tools Is A Reminder Of How Things Used To Be!

They are No McLeod or Centerforce, but these dudes still get some stuff done. Watch this video and see just how a sprung hub clutch disc is stripped, and relined with new clutch material in a shop...

Flywheel Tech: Listen Up As Will Baty Of Centerforce Drops All Kinds Of Knowledge On The Hows and Whys Of Flywheels

You may be thinking, “Flywheels, what do I need to know about them?” The answer would be, “a lot.” Thankfully Will Baty of Centerforce is one of the most seasoned,...