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Get 514hp from your truck’s 6.0L V-8 on 87-octane gas!
Here is a tip for LS enthusiasts out there: If the question ever arises about how to make an LS better, your go-to response should always be swap the cam! Sure, cylinder heads and intake manifolds are most welcome (especially on cathedral-port applications), but their gains are all but dependent on the presence of wilder-than-stock
Richard HoldenerOct 20, 2020

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Most Common Ford 6.7L Power Stroke Engine Problems
Continuing our informal “series” on diesel-engine problems—common, and, not-so-common—we’re focusing our attention on the Ford 6.7L Power Stroke (code name “Scorpion”), an engine developed exclusively by Ford engineers and assembled completely in-house that’s used in Super Duty rigs from 2011 to today. The “six-seven” has proven itself to be a good engine in the near-decade
K.J. JonesOct 10, 2020
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How to Add Bolt-On Horsepower to a GM 5.3L LS
We add more power to a 2002 GMC Sierra with a 5.3L LS engine using bolt-on parts.
Jeremy CookOct 9, 2020
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Scrounger’s Guide: Vortec 8.1L V8s
So you’ve decided you want an 8.1L engine in your muscle car or your tow rig, and who can blame you? They make more torque at 800 rpm than a factory LS1 produced at any point in its rpm range. Because they were also intended for marine and medium-duty truck use, they were subjected to
Brandan GilloglyOct 9, 2020
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Top 10 Diesel Tech Articles
Let’s take a minute to talk tech. Diesel-tech, specifically, and the simple upgrades, bolt-on installations, and more elaborate full-truck builds that make up what many enthusiasts feel is the most compelling segment of the truck hobby. There are two major aspects of truck tech: the rig itself, which primarily focuses on interior/exterior/suspension, and various ways
K.J. JonesOct 2, 2020
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Building a Custom Stainless Exhaust and Aluminum Driveshaft for Our 383 Stroker SBC
Exhaust & Driveshaft Building With Gibson Performance & Inland Empire Driveline
Jeremy CookSep 30, 2020
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Installing a U.S. Radiator with Custom Shroud and Spal Electric Fans to Cool Our 383 Stroker SBC
Our Project 1969 Chevy C10 Cooling was Simplified by installing a US Radiator that comes equipped with dual Spal fans and a smooth shroud.
Jeremy CookSep 29, 2020
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Completing a 383 Stroker SBC build with Holley, MSD, Hedman, and CFR Performance
We outfit the BluePrint Small Block 383, now residing in our '69 C10, with the essential, no frills but all fun parts.
Jeremy CookSep 28, 2020
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Installing a Harmonic Balancer and Complete Accessory Drive from Professional Products on our 383 Stroker SBC
Professional Products Provides Some Vitals for our BluePrint Engines 383.
Marcel VenableSep 25, 2020
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A BluePrint 383 Stroker and Gearstar 700R4 Breathe New Life in a Tired C10
The time had finally come for us to bust out one of our oldest projects—to take our long abandoned ’69 Chevy C10 off of the back burner and get it back on the road.
Marcel VenableSep 24, 2020
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Best New Diesel Truck Fuel Economy
For most diesel pickup trucks, horsepower and torque are the engine attributes that enthusiasts have the most interest in. Of course, “capability” is a major concern, but the overall amount of steam and grunt an oil-burner produces is usually the hot topic in diesel discussions. Although performance is important, fuel economy is another criteria that
K.J. JonesSep 23, 2020
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Ford 6.0L Diesel Horsepower Basics
Last month, we introduced a new truck to the Truckin family of project vehicles, a ’04 Ford F-250 6.0L Diesel. It’s a pretty unique truck in that it’s a SuperCab shortbed, as opposed to the crew cab longbeds that make up the bulk of Super Dutys.
Jeremy CookSep 17, 2020
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10 Best Marine Diesels
Diesels in the deep blue sea! Or, at the lake, or even down the river. Although oil burners in land-based trucks are our primary beat, there are occasions where we discuss the engines’ performance and capability for maritime vessels, too. With sizes ranging from three-cylinders small (Yanmar’s 3JH40), to absolutely mammoth—by way of the 14-cylinder,
K.J. JonesSep 15, 2020
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We Get 92 More Horsepower Out of an L92 With a Simple Cam Swap
There it was, an honest-to-goodness, aluminum L92 engine. Don’t get us wrong, we love every single junkyard 5.3L LM7, but they are usually ratty, greasy, and full of rodent droppings. Yes, you heard us right, mice and rats often leave behind evidence that the engine bay was indeed their playground, especially after an engine has
Richard HoldenerSep 15, 2020
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Air Bleeding Made Easy
Sometimes it’s the little things that make your life better. Although it is widely known that under-hood temperatures in diesel trucks can fatigue sensitive components like wiring, connectors, hoses, and more, it’s important to note that time also plays a big role in the degradation of these parts. The longer trucks are in service, the
Michael EckersonSep 10, 2020
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New MagnaFlow Overland Series Exhaust Install on a Toyota 4Runner
We all want an off-road vehicle that sounds as mean as it looks. However, when a few hours of highway lie between you and the next trailhead, you also don’t want your pipes droning away with a headache-inducing tone before you even touch the dirt. MagnaFlow combats this problem with its Overland Series performance exhaust,
Jered KorfhageSep 10, 2020
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Turning a GM LY6 Engine Into an LS3 for More Power
In case you haven’t been keeping up on current events, junkyard LS engines are all the rage. You see, rather than spend big money to go out and build an engine, you can pull a complete running one for pennies on the dollar. Every bit as important is the fact that the complete engine comes
Richard HoldenerSep 10, 2020
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What Is a 5-Blade Turbo?
Hard-core diesel enthusiasts already know that “5-blade” is the current hot term in turbo talk that’s posted on web forums and social media networks. For the uninitiated, yes, turbochargers, not cutlery. That’s right, the term is associated with one of the most important pieces of an oil-burner’s overall makeup. Breaking things down a little further,
K.J. JonesSep 10, 2020
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5 Ways to Ensure a Common-Rail Fuel System’s Longevity
“Common rail.” It is a term that at this point is universally known across the entire diesel space. However, for uninitiated or new enthusiasts, the term refers to the manner in which late-model/newer diesels are fueled; via an injection system that is founded on a high-pressure pump that supplies fuel to independent rails (single rail
K.J. JonesSep 2, 2020
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Chevy Avalanche 8.1L big block: adding 110 horsepower and 115 lb-ft at the tires
The General Motors Vortec 8100 V8 was introduced in 2001 fullsize Chevy and GMC pickup trucks, RVs, vans, and SUVs as an alternative to the then-new Duramax diesel for customers seeking maximum hauling capability without the sourcing hassles and cost of diesel fuel. Also popular in maritime applications, the nautical version marketed by Crusader was
Steve MagnanteAug 26, 2020
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Installing Ceramic Coated headers, Cat Back Exhaust, and Custom Tune on a F-150 5.4L
This month, we decided to add some tried-and-true power adders to round out the engine portion of this resurrection.
Jeremy CookAug 14, 2020
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