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.

Engine & Exhaust / Induction

The Forgotten Warrior: Chevy 305 (5.0L) Small Block V8 Performance Upgrades

Try this experiment the next time you are sitting around the garage or online, talking about small block Chevy performance. When everyone is talking about DZ302s, 365 hp 327s, and […]

Engine & Exhaust / Product Profiles / Tech

Plus is the New E: Summit Racing E303 Plus vs. Ford E303 Camshaft Comparison

How much is a cam swap worth on a 5.0L Mustang? Obviously, the next question should be: What cam swap are we talking about? The Ford Performance “Alphabet Cams” When […]

Induction / Tech / Tech Articles

Terminator on Ice: Adding a Zex Nitrous Kit to a Supercharged 2003 Ford Cobra 4.6L!

What is your favorite power adder? The question is actually quite common among performance enthusiasts. The problem is often choosing between the different types. Let’s face it, as good as […]

Induction / Tech / Tech Articles

Ditch The Blower: 600 HP Turbo 3800 V6 Build

When it comes time to talk about engine swaps, the first motor that comes to mind is probably the GM LS. Long the darling of the industry, the LS has […]

Engine & Exhaust / Tech Articles

Cam for the Ram! 360 Magnum Cam Upgrade

What does the Dodge Magnum 360 have in common with the GM LS engine family? In fact, what does a Magnum 360 (or smaller 5.2L 318) have in common with […]

Induction / Tech Articles

Compound Boost! Turbo/Supercharged 3800 V6 (Part 2)

Quick, what is the one thing every motor needs? The answer, as always, is BOOST! What if your motor already has boost, like the junkyard, supercharged 3800 Series-3 V6 we […]

Tech Articles

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. Click here to see Part Two of this […]

Engine & Exhaust / Tech Articles / Tech Projects

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? […]

Engine & Exhaust / Tech Articles

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! […]

Induction / Tech Articles

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, […]