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Fixing an Exhaust Leak in Our Project Camaro

Say hello to the Horsepower Monster's new project Camaro. The car was an Ebay victory for a mere $2,200, and there's a reason why it came so cheap. We've got a pretty cool engine for this Camaro in the works, but the exhaust leak was just too annoying to ignore until then.
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Reviving the Elephant

Part Three in the series is now up! We're building a classic 426 Hemi, an engine that was so revered it was nicknamed "The Elephant." The results: 516 lb/ft of torque and 550 horsepower--all on pump gas. Updated with the final video including dyno testing!
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Starter Installation Tips

We've got a few tips for you on installing a starter on any car that should help make the installation easier and ensure years of trouble-free service.
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Remembering NASCAR Great Cotton Owens

Cotton Owens was a NASCAR Hall of Fame driver and car owner, but few know about the '69 Charger 500 he owned that was the wind tunnel mule for the development of the Dodge Daytona.
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Dirt Late Model Racing at Friendship

Friendship Speedway is a dirt track tucked into the foothills of North Carolina. I had the chance to hang out with racer Chris Hargett and mount up a few GoPro cameras on his car for a Crate Late Model race. Friendship used to be an asphalt track, and the facility transitioned to dirt a few…
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Sprint Car on the Chassis Dyno

Now here's something you don't see everyday. A Sprint Car on a chassis dyno is an uncommon sight because Sprint Cars lack a starter. Roush Yates Performance has modified their chassis dyno to become on of the few facilities in the world capable of putting a Sprinter through its paces.
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How to Degree Your Camshaft

Cam designers exert a lot of research and brainpower developing the absolute best cam lobes that open and close the valves at the perfect time to maximize power. Unfortunately, for a traditional cam-in-block engine, like most American V8's, the camshaft doesn't directly activate the valves. There are plenty of other components involved and several ways…
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New Invention is a Better Way to Assemble Pistons and Rods

I don't know about you, but one of the tasks I dislike most about engine building (just behind filing rings) is installing spiral locks. The Lock-In-Tool is a new invention created by a longtime engine building friend that makes the chore of assembling pistons on rods a lot easier. Here's how to use it so…
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