1972 Chevrolet C10 Pro Touring Build

November 23rd, 2022

Thanks to Shawn (Autotopia LA) for another stunning build from the left coast. This time we have a Chevy C10 smoke machine built to tackle the curves or run all out in a straight line. Whatever kind of racing you have in mind; this truck is up to the task. Check it out. It all starts under the hood. A naturally aspirated 6.2-liter LS3 V8 is pushed back in the engine bay nearly 10-inches. This helps with weight distribution and handling. Nothing radical with the engine, just a performance camshaft, some light porting and exhaust headers (2-inch stainless exhaust front Read More

394WHP Turbo Budget Built Lincoln Mk VIII

November 17th, 2022

As any gearhead will tell you, increasing horsepower and improving performance can be an addictive scenario. Unfortunately, it can also become very expensive. This video, from the Stay Tuned Crew, documents how these guys bought a cheap car (rear-engine V8) and inexpensively built it up into an 11-second quarter-mile street sleeper. Check it out. The car, a 1998 Lincoln Mk VIII, was discovered online. After a bit of recreational haggling, the rear-wheel drive coupe (118k miles) was purchased for just over $1000. That’s a good start since the Mk VIII came equipped with a 4.6-liter 32-valve V8 motor, an automatic Read More

Emelia’s Supercharged 10-Liter V8 Mustang Hits the Street

November 15th, 2022

So, we had the privilege of joining pretty Emelia Hartford as she built her massive 10-liter V8 supercharged Ford engine. Now, she has the engine back in the car and she’s ripping to burn up some tires. Here’s a brief review of the engine build. Emelia started with a bare cast iron block and a set of pre-assembled heads. She began by stuffing the bottom end with tons of go-fast goodies. Everything from Tron pistons to I-beam connecting rods to ARP fasteners went into the belly of this beast. The aluminum cylinder heads are Kaase P51, and they are ported Read More

750HP Street Brawler – Supercharged 1966 Chevy Nova

November 2nd, 2022

Shawn from Autotopia LA is up to his usual tricks. He’s located an eye-popping 1966 Chevrolet Nova restomod with a blown LS motor. Every facet of this build is immaculate. Let’s have a closer look. Under the hood is a 6.0-liter LS block with forged internals. The cylinder heads are LS3 aluminum. Everything inside the rotating assembly is designed for maximum boost – from ARP fasteners to the DMS camshaft. The blower is an LSA factory unit on 14 psi of boost. Holley electronics keep all those ponies stampeding in the same direction. Shifting duties are left to a 4L80E Read More

Dyno Pulls – ProCharged LSX Corvette Z06

November 1st, 2022

The dyno room is where bull-smack comes to die. Luckily for bull-smack, Real Street Performance has one of the cleanest and most sophisticated dyno rooms in the country. Without further ado, let’s strap this beast down and get ready to rumble. This C6 Chevy Corvette Z06 has been upgraded with a 441 cubic-inch (7.0-liter stroker) LSX V8 engine with forged internals (crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons). The cylinder heads are factory LS7s with CNC porting.  Up top there are Manton Pushrods and a CHE rocker arm/trunnion kit. A Holley EFI Hi-Ram intake manifold acts as liaison between the blower and Read More

Midwest Drags – Gen 4 Camaro with Turbo 6.0-liter LSX

October 26th, 2022

The crew from Engine Builder headed out to the Summit Midwest Drags in Iowa City, Iowa. They didn’t find a lot of sunshine. However, they did run into Brent Sinclair and his boss of a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro SS. Under the hood, they found their engine of the week. Prepared by TKM Performance (Denton, North Carolina) the big mill is a 6.0-liter LSX with a 4.160-inch bore and a stock stroke. The crankshaft is a Callie’s Magnum, connecting rods are Callie’s Ultra Enforcers and it has custom Wiseco pistons. The cylinder heads are from Trick Flow. They have titanium intake Read More

Budget Built 6.0 Swapped Chevy S10 – Full Setup

October 25th, 2022

Redneck Jerry is about to deliver the rundown on his budget-built Chevrolet S10 pickup. Jerry is a truck driver from Kentucky that loves to go fast in a straight line. He built this truck to race on the track in the eighth and quarter-mile. Sit back and relax as Redneck Jerry drops the details of this labor of love. Starting with the engine, it is a LQ4 6.0-liter iron block with nearly stock internals. The crankshaft has been swapped with a crank from a 5.3-liter LS that had been freshly machined. The stock connecting rods are powder metal I-beam and Read More

1475WHP LMR ProCharged C7 Corvette Z06 – Dyno Pull

September 29th, 2022

Late Model Racecraft (LMR) is doing some amazing things with the Corvette platform. This short clip reveals how much power a LMR built Corvette can make on the dyno. Getting all that horsepower to the pavement is another story. Under the hood of the stock C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is a 6.2-liter supercharged and intercooled LT4 V8 engine. The cylinder heads are Rotocast A356T6 aluminum and the supercharger is a 1.7-liter Eaton R1749 TVS. In factory trim, the C7 Z06 can make 650hp and 650 lb.-ft. of torque with a top speed of 185 mph. The LMR C7 has been Read More

Restomod 1968 Chevy Chevelle – 650HP ProCharged Beast

September 21st, 2022

Shawn from Autotopia LA has found another extraordinary restomod for us tonight. This 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle has been a longsuffering project that has netted what can only be called special results. Let’s take a closer look. Car owner, Kyle tells us the story of him and his grandpa buying the Chevelle more than 20-years ago – before revealing what’s under the hood. It’s a big V8 (383 stroker) truck motor with four bolt mains. The engine has been built to be virtually indestructible under serious performance specifications. On motor only, the Chevelle was pushing 400hp. Shortly after that came the Read More

Roush Supercharged F-100 – Dyno Pull

September 15th, 2022

What’s better than a hotrod pickup? An old school pickup retrofitted with a modern supercharged mill. With minimal cosmetic work, this truck owner has built himself a pretty fast 1968 Ford F-100 pickup truck. The guys from Brenspeed are set to install a set of Detroit Rocker camshafts and an upgraded supercharger pulley before getting this truck on the dyno. Let’s take a look. Under the hood is a neatly installed 3V setup. The running-gear, electronics and instrumentation are from a 2010 Mustang. The Roush M90 supercharger is from a 2005-2009 Mustang. The 4.6-liter 3V engine is basically stock with Read More