Hemi Gasser vs. Hemi Super Bee! – Roadkill Ep. 70

On this episode of Roadkill powered by Dodge, it’s the return of two popular, Mopar Hemi-powered Roadkill project cars: Mike Finnegan’s “Blasphemi” 1955 Chevy Gasser and David Freiburger’s “Rumble Bee” 1970 Dodge Super Bee. This time the guys are headed to the annual Roadkill Nights event powered by Dodge, in Pontiac, Michigan, with legal street drag racing on Woodward Avenue. Having lost to Gas Monkey Garage in 2015 and then handing a win to Mike Musto in 2016, the Roadkill crew knew that the surefire way to win in 2017 was to race one Roadkill car against another… but of course it’s never that easy. Follow along with a slew of victories and defeats in cars that are very important to the hosts. Blasphemi is Finnegan’s favorite car ever and its supercharged, 535ci Hemi takes a real beating in the episode. Freiburger’s Super Bee has been with him for 35 years, yet in this case he’s compelled to blast it with nitrous through its 484ci Hemi for the first time.… READ THE REST

Air Filter Horsepower Shootout! – Engine Masters Ep. 27

If you’ve ever wanted to know if a car’s high-performance air filter makes a difference, or if your small filter is killing horsepower, you’ve come to the right video! On this episode of Engine Masters presented by AMSOIL, we test a whopping 19 different combinations of filter sizes and styles, including paper elements, K&N filters, stock housings, dual snorkel housings, velocity stacks, filtered lids, and way more—all the way up to some shocking results with tableware! Our test engine is a 750hp, 496ci big-block Chevy, but the data we gathered is relevant for any engine down to about 300 hp. Engine Masters is supported by Mr. Gasket, Earl’s Vapor Guard Hose, Permatex, and Auto Meter.

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Farm-Find Rescue! Plymouth Duster Big-Block Swap – Roadkill Ep. 40

On this episode we present a new Roadkill project car: the Crop Duster! It’s a 1970 Plymouth Duster that Freiburger forgot that he owned—a result of multiple trades with a buddy, and at least 5 years of neglect in the dirt of a grape farm. Once he was reminded of the car, and with a 440 Mopar big-block sitting on the shop floor (salvaged from the General Mayhem ’68 Charger), it was evident what needed to happen. Freiburger and Finnegan headed up to the farm run by Steve Dulcich, editor of Engine Masters magazine, to drag the Duster out of its moss-covered indignity and attempted to get the 440 in the car and running, driving, and doing smoky burnouts within five days. Along the way, the trio did engine upgrades, butchered some headers, built a homemade driveshaft, cobbled together a used exhaust system, did some halfhearted bodywork, and executed other mechanical feats the likes of which you’ve come to expect from Roadkill.… READ THE REST

World’s Greatest Drag Race!

With an empty airstrip and eleven of the best driver’s cars in the world, we put on the world’s greatest drag race.

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Shot by: Jim Gleason, Gordon Green, Duane Sempson, Corey Denomy Directed by: Mike Suggett Edited by: Jim Gleason… READ THE REST

El Paso To LA: The Hard Way! – Roadkill Episode 1

On the premiere episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD’s David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan head to El Paso, TX with money and a mission – to find a car they can buy, fix up, and drive back to Los Angeles. The catch? They only have $1500 bucks to do it, and they need to sell it on eBayMotors.com before they get home!

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