Can a Junkyard LS Motor Save the Day? Finnegan's Garage Ep.52: A Vintage 1 day ago   11:32

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Jaerdin Spader
Almost finished with a cam swap, AFM delete, polish, and overall refresh on a 204K mile 5.3L. It's cool seeing an LS torn down.
Trent Erickson
Vy commodore in the back ground at 1:20
Tomasz Wocial
Anybody knows the name of musician that made this sick cover of Mayhem?
Nunster's Place
They got a nice shop but yet they need to send out the motor to be worked on? They are not techs are they. Just mechanics. Take part off and put part back on. Look at Finnegan. He actually tears down his own engines and do all the work him self.
Mike Miller
Does he work on his own car or is he there just to look pretty?
LMFAO, that crackhead DID forget the oil pickup tube!!!
William Benson
if little daddy brad was a friend, would have let you run the bucket motor
Jeff Leblanc
Finnegan has this shave that beard no water running that hemi I would never do that I guess you can get parts easier than most of us and you still take it love it good job get some water in that hemi
Will Thacker
I wonder if they keyed they checked true tdc on that 5.3? 200k+ now with a blower, seems like the perfect scenario for a balancer slip. Idk they probably say in the later videos, i just haven't got there yet.
68 mustang
Wwwheeerzzzz Jon 👀
Clint Donovan
Finnegan by a bus and thats if he lets off at the 660
David Bergemann
I see an Australian Holden Commodore ute in the background
I'd say Finnegan has a lot less to lose, he might need to shave his head to make up for it.
(not sayin he's gonna lose by the looks of that wheelie...but roadkill happens).
The Sentinel
" it's making a ticky ticky sound " ..." no oil " ..are your cam bearing oil holes lined up with the holes in the journals ? lol
Adam Fears
finnegan all day
Jerry Wyatt
Winner should call out ruby from mcfarland racing cletus mcfarland youtube channel
Jamie Brown
Send it!!!
J Bettis
What’s with everyone buying a “junkyard 5.3L”? You, Cleetus runs that in Ruby.....
Go watch Cleetus put an old junk yard motor in his vet and run 8's on his way to 7's. Till it blew up with no oil pressure. Same thing is available here with a turbo set up and holly dominator set up.
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Finnegan's Garage Ep.52: A Vintage Can a Junkyard LS Motor Save the Day? 1 day ago   17:04

It's time to announce the winner of the contest I kicked off in Episode 51 with the folks at We are giving away $2,500 worth of tools and supplies to wire and plumb a project car to the person who inspired with with a comment left in the comments section last month. Over 7,000 people gave it a shot, which blew my mind and took forever to read through! Also in this video my friend Dave and I do some serious suspension work on my 1955 Chevy Bel Air, Blasphemi, in an effort to set the stance just right and to allow me to leave the dragstrip starting line with more horsepower. We install a Jim Meyer Racing rear anti-roll bar as well as build our own set of aluminum lift blocks for the front of the car. After all of that work I venture to Hot Rod Drag Week with my friend, Daniel, and during test and tune the car went quicker than it ever has before. It ran a 9.07 pass at 149 mph in the 1/4 mile. This is nearly half a second quicker than it ran at the same track a year ago. To say i'm happy is an understatement and I cannot wait until that actual competition at Drag Week 2018 begins. Thanks for watching. The 55 is nearly finished or at least done enough that I can finally move onto other projects in the garage. I'll have an update on the Ramp Truck, the Jet Boat, and my '67 C10 real soon.

Thanks to Jacob Davis and Daniel Boshears for the on-track video footage of the car racing.

Thanks to Wes Allison for our thumbnail photo of Blasphemi!

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