Articles written by: Richard Holdener

Richard Holdener is a technical editor with over 25 years of hands-on experience in the automotive industry. He's authored several books on performance engine building and written numerous articles for publications like Hot Rod, Car Craft, Super Chevy, Power & Performance, GM High Tech, and many others.

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Junkyard Boost! Supercharged 3800 V6 Mods (Part 1)

The only thing better than going to the junkyard and grabbing a running motor is to grab a running motor with boost. While our supercharged Pontiac/GM 3800 Series-3 L32 certainly […]

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Stroker LS Cam Swaps: When is Bigger Not Better?

They say too much of a good thing can be bad, but does this apply to cam timing, more specifically stroker cam timing? Can you over-cam your LS stroker motor? […]

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Make Boating Crate Again: Tunnel Ram GM CT525 Circle Track Motor Test

What does every boat on the lake have in common with every car on the road? The obvious answer is that they all need (say it with me) MORE POWER! […]

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Tire-Turning Torque: Low-Buck LS Blower Test!

What’s the biggest complaint about the little 4.8L LR4 LS Engine? Well, it’s the same complaint lodged about any small V8—namely the lack of torque production. Don’t get us wrong, […]

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TPI the L99! The 4.3L “Baby LT1” V8 Gets Torque

What the heck is an L99? We know GM uses these alphanumeric designations to label its many engine configurations, some of which were more notable than others. For instance, most […]

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Single or Twin Turbos—Which One is Better for Boosting Your LS Engine?

Is it better to run one big turbo or two smaller turbos? This is a very common question among enthusiasts, and while it usually comes down to packaging, a single […]

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Exploring Growth Potential: Trick Flow Performance Upgrades to a 5.0L Ford Explorer Engine

To start things off, head on over to your local junkyard and snatch up a fresh 5.0L Mustang engine. …Wait, what’s that you say? This isn’t the late 1990s (or […]

Head Games! A Double Test of Trick Flow’s CNC 185 Cylinder Heads for Small Block Ford
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Head Games! A Double Test of Trick Flow’s CNC 185 Cylinder Heads for Small Block Ford

Here is a simple question: Do cylinder heads help determine the effectiveness of your Ford combo, or, does the combo help determine the effectiveness of the heads? The reality is […]

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Why Modify? 347 Small Block Ford Super Power

When it comes time to perform mods to your small-block Ford, gearheads have many choices. The choices include everything from basic bolts ons to pressurized power adders? Let’s not forget […]

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Longing For a Hemi? Does Intake Runner Length Matter

The question is, does length matter? The answer is a BIG yes, especially if we are referring to intake runner length! You see, runner length plays a huge role in […]