Uncle Tony is a was a writer for I think Hot rod magazine and drag guy from way back. Been in the car world for most of his life. Some things he does are spot on some things he does makes people cringe., But for the most part a smart guy and a Mopar guy on top of that. He built a junkyard 318 they sent it to Nicks Garage to be dyno tested and it failed. Now with that said they built it out of spare parts and a scrap heap block. So it didn't get the cleaning it needed. But Nick found all of the issues of the 318 and that's about all I know of the Nick and Tony saga.
I do not think they are rivals I think they collaborated for this engine build.[/QUOTE
I appreciate your candor.....but......The aforementioned "qualifications" noted, IMO, are meaningless. If he was a writer for Hot Rod magazine, what is he doing now? Been in the "car world most of his life" doing what?....detailing, changing oil, working for Wal-Mart or Midas Muffler?? Does he own/operate a machine shop - engine building establishment? If so, what's the address.....so I'll not use his "services". If one were to look up the definition of a "shade tree mechanic", you'll see his picture.....which sort of resembles ALFRED E. NEWMAN, of MAD MAGAZINE FAME (What...Me Worry?)..... L.I.O.N......
what does L.I.O.N. stand forOut of curiosity.....who is "Uncle Tony", what's his claim to fame and who is he "related" to? Looks like there is direct competition between "Uncle Tony's Garage" and "Nick's Garage" as to which person will go to greatest extent possible to express the obvious for the longest time possible. Just my opinion......L.I.O.N.......
He built a junkyard 318 they sent it to Nicks Garage to be dyno tested and it failed. Now with that said they built it out of spare parts and a scrap heap block. So it didn't get the cleaning it needed.
I do remember Nick taking some of it apart and finding lots of dirt and grime...That was a live stream joint effort build for another YouTuber. When Nick received the engine he stopped the dyno session when oil psi was low. Weeks later the engine owner tore it down and found that he had installed standard main bearings on a .020 under crank. Too many chefs in the kitchen in my opinion.