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RHS Pro Elite LS7 heads offer HP gains with bolt-in simplicity

RHS offers its Pro Elite LS7 cylinder heads in 291cc and 307cc configurations to suit a wide range of street and race applications. They’re available fully CNC-ported or as raw castings. For older 3.900-inch-bore LS motors, RHS offers a 266cc small-bore variant as well. All Pro Elite LS7 heads are compatible with both stock and aftermarket intake manifolds.

Improving upon a set of mediocre OE cylinder heads is easy. Simply open up the bowls and back-cut the valves on a set of Gen I small-block Chevy heads, and — bam — an extra 20-30 horsepower is yours. Up the ante to a set of GM LS7 castings, however, and wringing out any additional airflow proves much more difficult. ... Read More »

How To: Measure Bolt Stretch For Proper Torque

bolt stretch gauge

When most people torque a bolt, they put little thought into how it works. Few realize a threaded fastener is like a spring that stretches to achieve optimum clamping tension. The proper torque in any fastener is reached by stretching it within a specified range. A fastener’s “rebounding” property is what actually provides the clamping force, and will vary with ... Read More »

Video Aids in Fuel System Selection

return vs returnless

The latest video from Fuel Air Spark Technology (FAST) aims to help determine which fuel system is right for your application, return or returnless. Watch to see the two systems compared. Read More »

20 “Must-Have” Engine Building Tools

pro model torque wrench

Engine building is no picnic, but the right tools and instruments can certainly make it a bit easier. Whether you’re a highly-experienced professional or a first-time “do-it-yourselfer,” Powerhouse Products has compiled a list of “must-haves” that you or anyone would need before deciding to build an engine. Not only do these tools make engine building easier, they also shave off ... Read More »

Global Horsepower: The Norway Firebird

norway firebird

Known for their high performance and stylish good looks, American cars are popular all over the world. Many cars have made their way across the seas and into the hands of proud new owners, like Roger Berkvik in Norway. When it came time to step up the horsepower in his beautiful black ’79 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, Bervik went back ... Read More »

TCI Shows Machined Flexplate Manufacturing

flexplates

TCI Automotive, in its latest video, shares glimpses into how its Machined Flexplates are manufactured from a raw steel disc to become the high-quality product the company prides itself on. Additional TCI and CPG videos can be viewed at cpgnationtv.com. Read More »

Which FAST EZ-EFI System Is Right For You?

EZ-EFI vid

Converting from a carbureted to electronic fuel injection system doesn’t have to be hard thanks to FAST, especially when asking yourself the right questions. FAST‘s latest video will walk you through the things to consider when determining whether you need the original FAST  EZ-EFI Fuel System or EZ-EFI 2.0 Fuel + Ignition. Read More »

Inglese-injected 1973 Ford Capri Road Racer

Inglese injected 1973 Capri

We talked with Jerry LaCoss during the Hot Rod Power Tour stop in Memphis. We were admiring his hopped up Ford Capri – a unique sight in the infield sea of muscle cars and late models. While we were impressed, we were even more intrigued by the car he said he was working on, and told him to shoot us ... Read More »

’55 Bel Air Gets FAST EZ-Fuel EFI system

55 bel air

When Cameron Prause wanted to switch his 1955 Chevy Bel Air to an electronic fuel injection system but keep the nostalgic look under the hood, he turned to Street Legal TV’s Paul Huizenga and Fuel Air Spark Technology (FAST). FAST’s EZ-Fuel EFI system, which Huizenga installed in the Bel Air, is designed to easily bolt onto any carbureted application, is equipped with ... Read More »