Category Archives: Engines

All the Oddities of Ford’s Famous Flathead V8 (Full Engine Build)

Ford's Flathead V8 is iconic in the hot rodding world because it was the first V8 that was affordable for the average Joe. And for the time it was very innovative. We're taking a deep dive into the Ford Flathead on this build by Keith Dorton of Automotive Specialists who is putting together a period-correct…
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Intake Manifold Test! Which LS3 Intake Makes the Most Power?

We hit the dyno hard with Prestige Motorsports as they test three very different intake manifold designs (FAST LSX R, FAST LSX HR and Holley Hi-Ram) against the stock LS3 intake -- which is already very good -- to see how they perform. Plus, as if that wasn't enough, we also had to throw in…
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Building a Big Block Ripper to go Mud Bogging!

Here's the challenge: How much naturally aspirated power can you make for twenty grand? Mud Bogging is about as All-American as it gets when it comes to motorsports. We travelled to the shops of Motorsports Unlimited to meet up with owner Lance Stillwell as he builds a 582 cubic inch big block for a Mud…
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Building a 461 Old School Pontiac (with Fuel Injection!)

Keith Dorton of Automotive Specialists takes a junkyard 389 block (with missing main caps) and turns it into a 416 cubic inch Pontiac V8 with the classic triple-deuces look except with trick modern fuel injection. Please note: In the video I call the block an original 389. I think this is actually a more modern…
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Dual TorqStorm Blowers on a 427 Cubic Inch LS1

The GM LSX engine has been built in just about every configuration imaginable, but Holley and Prestige Motorsports took it to a new level by strapping two TorqStorm centrifugal superchargers to a bored and stroked 427 cubic inch LS1. On pump gas this bad boy makes over 1,000 horsepower without breaking a sweat.
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Jeep Straight Six Stroker Build: Big Power on a Budget

The Jeep straight six is one of the greatest engines of all time. But that doesn't mean it can't be improved. Newcomer Racing shows us how to put together a big power, naturally aspirated stroker 4.0 Jeep engine without spending big coin. The basic recipe is to use the block and connecting rods from a…
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