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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
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5.7L Hemi Engine Build
Preceding the modern Hemi, traditional Mopar V-8 power relied upon the updated and rehashed Magnum series of small-blocks. Good old 318 and 360 engines with roots going back to 1964, the Magnums were an anachronism in the modern world. The new Hemi pulled the stops on technology, with the crowning touch being those all-important Hemi
Johnny HunkinsNov 18, 2020
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Boost Is Better
Ford created quite a buzz of excitement in late 2019, when it revealed that an all-new 7.3L V-8 gas engine would be the standard powerplant for its 2020 Super Duty lineup. As traditional pushrod engines go, big cubic inches (445 for the 7.3L) and the torque they create are highly desirable in vehicles like pickups
K.J. JonesNov 17, 2020
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How to Make 627 Horsepower for $3,831
Having successfully applied low-buck, 76mm, eBay turbo systems to both the Chevy LS and Ford Modular engines, we decided to try doing the same thing to a modern 5.7L Hemi. Junkyard Hemi Shopping Right off the bat, the Hemi has two strikes against it compared with the Ford and Chevy: price and availability. The Ford
Richard HoldenerNov 17, 2020
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Evaluating Emission Tests for California Diesels
For performance-minded diesel enthusiasts across the U.S. but especially in California, until 2010, one of the benefits in owning a diesel-powered vehicle (typically a pickup truck) was that when it came to modifying engines for increased horsepower and torque, the possibilities were theoretically endless. One of the main reasons for this is because in years
K.J. JonesOct 28, 2020
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2021 Trucks With V-8 Engines
It’s a bit sad, but the state of the automotive industry in 2021 is leaning more toward highly efficient small-displacement engines instead of the burly V-8s of old. Thankfully, these beasts of burden haven’t been fully forgotten, and you can still get a great V-8 engine with decent fuel economy and loads of torque from
Jason GondermanOct 28, 2020
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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
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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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