Category: PROJECTS/BUILDS

PROJECTS/BUILDS – 4 LUG THUG – Nitrous Express Water Injection

PROJECTS/BUILDS – 4 LUG THUG – Nitrous Express Water Injection

For eons we have become accustomed to water methanol injection on both diesel and gasoline engines. It has been used in boosted racing and street performance primarily, but in the last few years water injection has become increasingly popular for nitrous engines, as well. Although it may seem like someone just recently discovered the advantages […]

May 20, 2020 More
INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 2 – Suspension Upgrade

INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 2 – Suspension Upgrade

Last month, we started our RaceCraft rear suspension upgrade in the RPM Magazine THUG mule Mustang with the install of a much-needed upper control arm doubler kit. RaceCraft’s stock upper torque box upgrade not only reinforced the control arm bolt holes but gives us another set of bolt holes above the stock location for more […]

May 8, 2020 More
INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 1 – Upper Torque Box Doubler Install

INSTALL – 4 LUG THUG – RaceCraft Part 1 – Upper Torque Box Doubler Install

We decided while rebuilding the rear  section of project 4 Lug Thug over  the winter that we should upgrade our cheap second-hand upper and lower control arms while its jacked up and stripped down. While the car as originally going to be a mild street/strip ride, it has slowly morphed into more than we thought […]

May 6, 2020 More
TECH – Cover Your Butt – Engine Diaper Install

TECH – Cover Your Butt – Engine Diaper Install

If there is one thing I’ve learned in my first 14 months of fatherhood, it is the vital importance of diapers. I never gave them much thought for the first 38 years of my life, but now I realize how fast things get out of hand without one. Even 10 minutes with a miniwild man […]

April 29, 2020 More
RPMMAG.COM presents another Wednesday Binge Read!

RPMMAG.COM presents another Wednesday Binge Read!

The Change Up – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air BINGE READ IT NOW! Welcome to another great RPM MAG Binge Read Build session! Re-live Glenn Hunter’s switch from Screwcharge blown to Twins on his killer ’56 shoebox street/strip Chevy Belair! Or, if you’re new to RPM, read it for the very first time. You know […]

April 22, 2020 More
The Change Up – Part 1 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

The Change Up – Part 1 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

They say change is one of the most difficult things we have to face as human beings. Whether it be  work-related, personal life, or changes in other major parts of our lives, like for instance our  cars. You know…our prized possession, passionate hobby, and probably the largest ego-stroking piece of non-living equipment that we can […]

April 22, 2020 More
The Change Up – Part 2 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

The Change Up – Part 2 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

Like we have been telling RPM readers since day one, when you  follow along with our RPM projects, you are seeing them in real time. Chances are that most of the work you are reading about today was actually completed only a few weeks ago, pretty cool huh? We think so! We want you to  […]

April 22, 2020 More
The Change Up – Part 3 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

The Change Up – Part 3 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

Finally it was time to start building the  headers for the Change-Up ’56 Chevy street/strip warrior that’s being transformed from screw-blower to turbocharger. If you’ve never done it, header building is tedious work that takes years of experience to master, and that’s why we called on some pros to help along the way. “I had […]

April 22, 2020 More
The Change Up – Part 4 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

The Change Up – Part 4 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

We’re rolling along well on our change from screw-blower to twins on the ’56. This month we’ll be finishing up the header to  turbo piping, installing a whole bunch of new stuff to the make the turbos work, attaching the rest of the exhaust, and yanking the motor to give it the once-over and install […]

April 22, 2020 More
The Change Up – Part 5 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

The Change Up – Part 5 – Glenn Hunter’s ’56 Bel Air

Last month we followed Glenn Hunter’s change up from screwcharger to twin turbos on his ’56 Chevy as the turbo system and exhaust was finished up. Then, everything was disassembled once again, the big block removed and the new COMP Cams camshaft  was installed after checking the engine over to make sure everything else was […]

April 22, 2020 More
TOM BAILEY’S SICK 2.0 4,000+ HP Engine Build

TOM BAILEY’S SICK 2.0 4,000+ HP Engine Build

BINGE READ IT NOW! Welcome to our first-ever RPM MAG Binge Read Build session! From the not so distant archives of RPM MAG comes our exclusive coverage of Tom Bailey’s groundbreaking boosted BBC build. It started in Jan. 2015 and wrapped up in our Sept 2016 mag complete with dyno sheets. To cap it off […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK 2.0 – Part 1 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK 2.0 – Part 1 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK 2.0 – Part 1 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro Remember when 800hp was an over the top street engine? Believe it or not, Tom Bailey now thinks 3000HP is no longer enough to meet his goals. That’s the horsepower of the big block Chevy in his 1969 “SICK Seconds” Camaro, (as featured […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK Part 2 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 2 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 2 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro With RPM “in tune” exclusively with Tom Bailey’s new Sick Seconds 2.0 engine build, last month we shocked readers with the goals of the new car along with spilling the all-billet motivation that will be in place to help meet those goals. This month we […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK Part 3 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 3 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

BEYOND SICK PART 3 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro So here we are, month three of Tom Bailey’s wild Sick Seconds 2.0 4,000- plus horsepower street/ strip engine build. This month we are going to cover fuel and spark and what it will take to run this thing on the street and strip with […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK Part 4 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 4 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 4 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro “So here we are in month number four and still waiting on the block!” exclaimed Sick Seconds 2.0 owner Tom Bailey. As promised, we’ll give RPM readers a glimpse at Sick 2.0’s drivetrain this month,  to allow Tom and his team to get back at […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK Part 5 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 5 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 5 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro In the April issue of RPM we brought readers some of the heavier-than-heavy duty parts that will be backing up the motor in the SICK 2.0 Camaro, and it’s hard to believe that was three long months ago. “After a few months off, we are […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK Part 6 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 6 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 6 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro Good things take time and great things take even more time. And when you are creating something that has never been done before… well, you get the picture. It’s been several months since we updated RPM readers on the progress of Tom Bailey’s earthshattering 4,000- […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK Part 7 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 7 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 7 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro Smoothing out the bumps in the road towards the baddest billet bullet the world has even known can be a daunting task, but Tom Bailey is almost ready to light the fire in the 4,000-plus horsepower engine for his Sick Seconds 2.0 Camaro! It’s pretty […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK Part 8 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 8 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 8 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro So here we are, another month or so has passed by and the engine is ever-closer to making it onto the dyno,” tells street car mad scientist Tom Bailey of his 4,000-plus horsepower billet bullet which will eventually take up full time residence between the […]

April 15, 2020 More
Beyond SICK Part 9 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 9 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro

Beyond SICK Part 9 – Tom Bailey – ’69 Camaro So finally!!! It is alive!! So many set backs, so many changes. I would of never imagined in a million years that it would be 18 months before we could complete this engine! Granted, we shelved it a few times to get out there and […]

April 15, 2020 More
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