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Ford 5.4 Triton Engine Cam Phaser

Seven Common Problems With the Ford 5.4 Triton Engine

The Ford 5.4 Triton engine has been produced in millions of units and has successfully propelled at least a dozen different car, van, and truck models. It was a popular option all the way from its inception in 1996 to 2010, in all of its iterations. Today, it is still one of the most alluring…

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Honda Reveal Supercharged V-Twin Patents!

Honda are throwing their hat into the forced induction ring – detailed patent diagrams show that the Japanese firm are developing a supercharged v-twin motorcycle engine with direct injection. It’s all systems go in the supercharged department at the moment. Kawasaki are poised to unveil a third supercharged model in the next couple of weeks,…

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The “Mad Boxer” Turbocharged Subaru WRX Motorcycle!

Putting any car engine into a motorcycle chassis is a challenge, but putting a turbocharged Subaru WRX engine in one is even more ludicrous – and of course, this story begins like all good stories should: with a dare. Marcel van Hooijdonk from New Zealand is pretty handy on the tools, so when a friend…

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Parallel Universe: Top 10 Modern Parallel Twin Motorcycles!

While there’s nothing wrong with a single cylinder thumper, or a screaming inline-four, there’s something quite special about a parallel twin powered motorcycle – and here are our favorite models. The humble parallel twin first came into its own in the post-war years when motorcycle manufacturers noticed that it made more sense to divide up…

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1000 HP Hellcat With 4.5L Whipple Supercharger (Video)

There’s no denying that the 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is a classic known for its high-performance suspension. This beauty was initially reborn and came fully equipped with a 2.4 liter lHl supercharger. Despite the 707 ponies’ horsepower of the mean machine, car fanatics felt the Dodge Challenger Hellcat did not meet their expectations and this…

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Ducati Patent A Variable Jet Exhaust? Check Out The Drawings!

It’s not April Fools Day…but with a title like that, it almost could be, right? Yes, this is the news that Ducati has filed a patent that appears to show a variable jet exhaust. It’s all systems go in the Ducati R&D department apparently. They’re obviously not content with the success of their new Superleggera…

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Up Close With Honda’s RC213V 2017 Racing Machine (Gallery)

With the MotoGP’s pre-season Sepang test now behind us, the factory teams have treated us with some great high-resolution pictures of their prototype racers for the 2017 Championship. Honda’s thoroughbred RC213V gets some interesting updates for 2017, though most of them are on the inside – but that won’t stop us from ogling some pictures…

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GM Confirmed That The 2018 Corvette Comes With The New LT5

Corvette had the last DOHC engine back in 1995. It evaded the technology since, but it seems we may see the DOHC engined Corvette as early as the next year with the wonderful new LT5 engine under the hood. In a leaked dealer document which turned out to be a vehicle identification number (VIN) guide,…

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KTM’s Awesome Parallel Twin Duke 790 Prototype!

If there’s one bike that’s really caused a sensation at last year’s EICMA festival in Milan, it’s this one. It’s not the Ducati Superleggera, it’s not BMW’s HP4 Race concept – it’s this: KTM’s all new parallel twin 790 Duke prototype. After discussing the biggest unveilings from the event, almost everyone we’ve talked to has…

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A Closer Look: The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

According to the latest rumors from KTM and Husqvarna, it looks like the stunning Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 will be hitting the production lines and filtering down to dealerships sometime in the near future. By “near future” we’re thinking somewhere around the 2018 mark. It might be a bit of a ways off yet, but as…

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Harley Release More Info On The Milwaukee Eight Engine!

Not only have Harley Davidson released more information about their new Milwaukee Eight engine, they’ve also given us a sneak peak at their 2017 range of touring machines. Each of the new models will be powered by the Milwaukee Eight engine. The 1753cc big twin will be the defining feature of the 2017 H-D Road…

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Top 5 V8 swaps for the budget-minded tuner.

In these times where car companies are getting more competitive than ever and more cars are able to push the 300hp+ mark, it's not uncommon to want a car that can compete with the new boys on the block and also leave you at the edge of your seat on a weekend at the track. That…

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A 205 hp Honda Grom? Just Add A Panigale Engine!

This is what happens when a Honda "Grom" MSX 125 is treated with a Ducati Panigale 1199 R  engine. In stock form, the MSX 125 pushes out a respectable 9 hp… but engineer Mario Kleff, based out of Pattaya, Thailand, had other plans in mind. Now, those in the know will be aware that the…

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LT-1 Chevy Small Block

Top 5 Small Block Chevy Engines of the Muscle Car Era

There have been many great Chevy Gen I small block engines so it was tough for us to pick a top 5. Let us know if you agree or if you're favorite's not listed here. Before we start, let's all agree on the nomenclature. The pool of Chevrolet engines from which we selected are all…

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Bryan Fuller’s ‘Dirty Duc’: A Proper Scrambler

As far as interesting builds go, this one is well worth having a look at. It’s not your average café racer or faux-scrambler. It actually looks like and awesome motorcycle and - let’s go one step further – it actually looks like it can do all of the things that it boasts it can. Forgive…

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The Yamaha VMAX Carbon: Celebrating 30 Years Of VMAX

That’s right, it’s been thirty years since the first VMAX came out and way back then in 1985 it was already raising eyebrows. Voted as Cycle Guide’s ‘bike of the year’, it’s come a very long way since then. Celebrating 30 Years Of The VMAX: The VMAX Carbon! The enormous 1679cc V4 motorcycle has had…

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Head to Head - 2014 and 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

History of the Chevrolet Camaro Engine

As one would expect, one of America’s quintessential muscle cars, the Chevrolet Camaro, has quite the illustrious history. For nearly fifty years, the mainstay of American Muscle has been the measuring stick by which other cars are measured. From the heady days of the late 1960s, through the lean times of the 1970s, to the…

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