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Chevy 454 Engine Cheap Rebuild at Home
In case you haven’t noticed, it’s election season, and not surprisingly, the subject of the economy is being hotly debated. While the politicians squabble over capital gains tax rates, the Social Security trust fund, and raising the retirement age, the rest of us are just trying to eke out a modest existence and still have
John McGannJan 22, 2021

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Big-Block Ford Engine Build: Easy 500 HP From the Ford 460
What is it about American iron that is all about massive? Chrysler’s original Street Hemi had valve covers that you could rent out as a dance floor. Pontiac’s V-8 is a hefty chunk of iron, and so are the Olds 455s. But if you want to talk cast-iron overkill, perhaps we should speak of the
Jeff SmithJan 22, 2021
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Motorhome Dodge 440 Basic Rebuild Gets Great Horsepower and Torque
We all know the 440 big-block is the largest-displacement V-8 engine built by Chrysler, and when it comes to a combination of torque, power, and drivability, the 440 ranks as one of the best engines ever built. Instead of utilizing a high compression ratio or aggressive cam grind for its muscle, the 440 relies on
Dave YoungJan 15, 2021
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Factory LS Camshaft Comparison: LM7 vs. LS1 vs. LS2 vs. LQ9 vs. L33 vs. LS7 vs. LS9 vs. LSA
Here is a common question among LS engine enthusiasts: My buddy, Joe, just bought a new cam for his 6.0L and wants to get rid of his factory LQ9 cam. Is that a good cam for the 5.3L in my truck, for my 240SX drift car, or the LS engine I am swapping into my
Richard HoldenerJan 13, 2021
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Project BluMajik Update
It’s 2021 now, and our long-running project—refreshing Project BluMajik’s (a 1995 Ford F-350 dually) appearance with vinyl-wrap color change—made major strides toward completion during the 2020 holiday season. Although many companies shut down during the week between December 25 and January 1, the Raceskinz team of Mike and Tirell Smith, Adrian Quintanilla, and Tyler Frost
K.J. JonesJan 12, 2021
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How to Make Power with a Chevy TBI V-8
Here’s a question from a reader about adding power to a GM TBI engine. The principle is pretty much the same with any speed-density fuel-injection system, so check out engine guru Jeff Smith’s answer to a question posed by Nathan Seabaugh of Northern Illinois. Question: I am building an engine for my ’89 Chevy K2500.
Jeff SmithJan 8, 2021
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Top 10 Custom Chevy Suburbans on TruckTrend.com
With Chevrolet’s all-new 2021 Suburban—highlighted by the return of a diesel engine to the poweretrain lineup—finally in dealership showrooms, we think now is a perfect time to shine the spotlight on the iconic long-roof rig. Introduced in 1935, Suburban is the ultimate family truckster, incorporating elements of sedan, van, and pickup truck into one vehicle.
K.J. JonesJan 6, 2021
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Get 500 Horsepower from a Junkyard Ford Explorer 302
Some ideas never go out of style. It’s a classic move we’ve pulled off many times. Yank a motor out of the junkyard, clean it up, add a camshaft, intake, and a carburetor, and see how much power we can squeeze out of it. This time around, we chose a shining example of this junkyard
Jeff SmithJan 6, 2021
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Dremel Cordless Screwdriver Review
The holidays are now behind us, and based on the increase in home and automotive DIY projects that have been happening while we’re in a pandemic state, we’re willing to bet tools were popular Chanukah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa gifts this year. Screwdrivers are frequently used by mechanics of all skill levels, and among the top
K.J. JonesDec 30, 2020
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Rebuild vs. New: Ford 360 FE Truck Engine
As a high-mileage, daily driven truck, my FE-powered 1968 F-100 has seen its fair share of bumps and bruises externally, but nothing prepared me for what was going to happen to the tough-as-nails, 360 big-block on a hot summer day. On a drive out to pick up a basket case motorcycle I purchased via the
Jeff G HoltDec 23, 2020
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Get 500 lb-ft of Torque from a Small-Block Chevy in Six Easy Steps
The HT383 has been available for a number of years now, and it’s an excellent repower option for you GM (on non-GM) truck or 4×4 thanks to its rated 325 hp at 4,500 rpm and 415 lb-ft of torque at 3,500. It’s true that GM’s aluminum-headed Fast Burn 350 makes 385 hp and 385 lb-ft
Jim BrownDec 21, 2020
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Introducing Levrack: The Best Garage Storage Money Can Buy?
Having an efficient storage solution is arguably more important in the home shop these days than it ever has been before. With more people stuck at home, resurrecting old projects, and building new hobbies, it’s imperative that the garage is clean and organized. Enter the Levrack. Levrack was born out of necessity on a farm
Jason GondermanDec 19, 2020
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How to Winterize a Diesel Engine
Although there are a few states that have experienced cold temperatures and, in a few instances, snow, since October, we’re now in the heart of winter, the season that officially runs from December to March but often lingers until as late as May. In traditionally cold areas, the air is chilly for weeks at a
K.J. JonesDec 18, 2020
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Hopping GM's 6.0L LS-Series Small-Block
General Motors’ LS-series small-block engines have been in production for over a decade, but it’s only been within the last few years that they have really hit critical mass among average hot rodders, who are now finding them to respond superlatively to traditional hot rod power adders. One engine builder that’s jumped on the LS
Marlan DavisDec 18, 2020
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Small-Block Mopar Engine - Junkyard Jewel 5.9L Mopar Magnum - Engine Buildup
Chrysler unceremoniously unveiled the 360ci (5.9L) LA-series small-block V-8 in 1971 as a low-compression engine with only a two-barrel carburetor. The 4.00-inch-bore-by-3.58-inch-stroke powerplant was originally designed to provide an economical alternative to the popular 383 two-barrel big-block, while the shorter-stroke and larger-bore (4.04×3.31) 340-cube engine carried the performance banner. With the cancellation of the 340
Steve DulcichDec 17, 2020
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Top 10 6.6L Duramax Tech Articles
The third diesel engine in our tech article recap is GM’s 6.6L Duramax, which came on the scene in 2001. The powerlant, code-named LB7, was the first modern-era oil-burner to feature common-rail fueling (Cummins didn’t enter that arena in 2003), and it put out 300 hp and 520 lb-ft of torque. In subsequent years, LLY
K.J. JonesDec 7, 2020
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Top 10 7.3L Power Stroke Tech Articles
As diesel-powered Ford pickups go, F-250 and F-350 rigs have been motivated by oil burners since as early as 1983, when a naturally aspirated, 6.9L, indirect-injection (IDI), International Navistar V-8 was offered as an optional powerplant. Those first diesels made a then-stout 170 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque, and put the F-Series in a
K.J. JonesDec 3, 2020
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Project BluMajik Vinyl Wrap Update
It seems we’re “learning something new” every time we venture out to Raceskinz in Simi Valley, California, to check the status of Project BluMajik’s vinyl-wrap makeover. For readers who are just becoming aware of the effort to upgrade our 1995 Ford F-350 crew-cab dually, search TruckTrend.com for “Project Big White” stories. At this point, there
K.J. JonesNov 26, 2020
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Is This the Easiest Way to Get 415 Horsepower for Your Classic Truck Build?
So why would you want to build an LS engine? Because they are cheap horsepower and  easy to build. Over a million trucks were made with V-8-powered LS powerplants since 1998. Tons of aftermarket companies are now making parts for these engines, and our test engine ended up making 415 horsepower with minimal parts. So
Wes DrelleshakNov 20, 2020
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Make 625 hp with a Junkyard 5.3L Truck Engine
This is the age of horsepower. Power masters build giant-cube big-blocks and play with exotic CNC-machined billet blocks with custom bore centers, tomato-can-sized bores, and yard-length strokes. But on the other end of the scale is a new army of small-displacement production V-8 engines capable of amazing power numbers. We had rescued a 5.3L truck
Jeff SmithNov 20, 2020
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Retractable Tonneau Cover
By crude, unofficial estimate, the number of truck-bed cover installations and reviews that MotorTrend’s truck editors have performed over the years definitely is in the hundreds at this point. Today, as more and more pickups are uber refined and being used solely as transportation, with limited to no towing and/or cargo-carrying tasks performed, “tonneau” covers
K.J. JonesNov 19, 2020
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