Category: Redline Rebuilds

11,000-hp HEMI V-8 Engine Time-Lapse: DSR’s U.S. Army NHRA Top Fuel Dragster

Eleven thousand horsepower. Let that sink in for a moment: 11,000. But that’s just an approximate calculation for this NHRA Top Fuel monster. It could be more, but there’s no dynamometer on earth that can measure the gut-wrenching, ear-splitting, asphalt-shredding power of a top fuel dragster engine. These engines are constantly pulled apart and put…



Ford Model A 4-cylinder Engine rebuild time-lapse

Half the cylinders, half the work? If only! The flathead four-cylinder engine in our “Swap to Street” 1930 Ford Model A was leaking oil like crazy and wasn’t running particularly well, either. That made it a perfect subject for our popular Redline Rebuild time-lapse video series. What took us months of long days in the…



Redline Rebuild – Assembling a Supercharged 840-HP Dodge Demon Engine In Detail

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Sure, it’s a hair-raising, supercharged 840-horsepower monster, but at it’s core it’s still a fairly basic 6.2-liter Hemi V-8. Hagerty’s mechanic extraordinaire, Davin Reckow, sits down to chat with the Ben Woodworth (the video creator) to chat about the project and what it was like…



Redline Rebuilds – Chevy Stovebolt 6

It’s time for another Redline Rebuild time-lapse video! You saw us pull our 1960 Chevrolet 3600 truck from the woods earlier this summer. And you watched as we attempted (successfully!) to get the rusty, grimy inline-6 engine running before we dismantled it. After a few small issues with a cracked head and an oversized piston,…



Buick Nailhead V-8 Engine Rebuild Time-Lapse

There were many trials and tribulations along the way with our 401 Buick Nailhead engine rebuild, but it’s finally DONE! The engine is together and running like a dream. And now, for your enjoyment, we present our latest Redline Rebuild time-lapse video. We pulled this iconic V-8 from a 1965 Buick Wildcat that had been…



How we rebuilt a stock Ford 289 V-8 to Shelby GT350-like specs

Starting with a stock 289 engine out of a totaled 1964 Ford Fairlane, we decided to have some fun and upgrade from stock with a GT350-esque build. While Shelby started with a 271-hp HiPo K-code 289, our base engine needed quite a bit more massaging to get it up to snuff. With all period-correct upgrades…



Redline Rebuilds – Pontiac GTO Tri-Power 389

It all started with some bins of rusty Pontiac 389 parts and a block with a gaping crack in one cylinder the size of a tennis ball. Could we save it? There was only one way to find out. Lucky for you, we gave the entire endeavor our famous Redline Rebuild treatment, compressing several months…



Redline Rebuilds – Chrysler Hemi FirePower V8

This classic Chrysler Hemi FirePower engine was a bit of a tricky build. But after 10 months, another 40,000+ photos and a lot of blood, sweat, tears and grease, Davin and Matt have completed another Redline Rebuild. History of the FirePower : First Generation Chrysler applied their military experience with the hemispherical combustion chamber to…



Redline Rebuilds – 840hp Dodge Demon Hemi V8

We love doing Redline Rebuilds (almost) as much as you enjoy watching them. When Dodge offered up the supercharged, 840-hp, Hemi V-8 out of a Challenger SRT Demon for our magical time-lapse treatment, we couldn’t say yes fast enough. Be sure to stick around until the end to watch us put that power to the…



Redline Rebuilds – Harley-Davidson Ironhead

After three months, 20,000 photos, and more than our share of hurdles (especially finding parts), we’ve completed another Redline Rebuild time-lapse video. This time around, Hagerty’s Davin Reckow tackles a two-wheel project, a bit of a Frankenstein bike with the heart of a 1957 Harley-Davidson XL Sportster. No seriously, its engine is an ironhead V-twin…