Engine Tech

Beast Mode: 1965 Buick Riviera with 2000 Horsepower Arias Hemi Head LSX

Built to compete at Bonneville in the Classic category, this homebuilt supercar is also built to…
lumina pro street

Lumin8: V8 Powered 1993 Lumina Z/34

The Lumin8 Chevy Lumina makes a stunning street car with V8 power. Not an engine swap per se, but…
summit Racoing_lead

Summit Racing’s 50th Anniversary Salute

Summit Racing is one of the most recognized names in the high-performance industry; eclipsing all…
pro street

Cammer Powered Doomsday Galaxie

Quite a departure from your standard tunnel rams and roots blower combinations typical of Pro Street…
LS Fiero swap

LS3, 6-speed 1985 Fiero Swap

Here's a 1985 Fiero SE that has been retrofitted with an LS3 430hp Corvette engine and 6-speed…
dodge demon engine

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Powertrain Fact Sheet

Here are all the latest detailed specs for the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon engine and drivetrain.…
NMCA West

Racing the NMCA-West with Our Low Buck Corvette

We entered our Low Buck "Beyond the Crate" supercar in the True Street division of the National…
Energy suspension

Energy Suspension C4 Corvette Upgrade

The cure for our Corvette's mushy suspension was a clear cut path to Energy Suspension in San Clemente,…

Affordable Corvette Supercar: Beyond the Crate II

A 1995 C4 Corvette is one of the sexiest and most affordable supercars you can buy. They are available…
blown tempest

Blown 1963 Pontiac Tempest

An all Pontiac 1963 Tempest with 8-71 blown

Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act of 2016

August 31, 2016
The future of motorsports remains in jeopardy! The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports (RPM)…
cobra jet

Building the 750 HP Ford Cobra Jet

Ever wonder how carefully your Cobra Jet drag racing engine gets assembled at the factory? No doubt…

663hp 434ci Small-Block Street Engine

June 16, 2016
When tasked to build a 650hp+ street engine with lots of restrictions, Mike Petralia's Hardcore…

Blown Hi-Torque E85 Chevy Small Block

June 16, 2016
The key to power for this 628 HP 383ci blown street small block was the 177-cid Roots-style Weiand…
20K Supercar

383 Chevy: Beyond the Crate!

Building a Bad Ass Supercar for under twenty grand with a six thousand dollar C4 Corvette and a…
C4 Corvette

383 Beyond the Crate LT1 Parts List

The following parts for the Beyond the Crate 383 project are available through Summit Racing except…
383 Chevy

Why Johnson Hydraulic Roller Lifters Belong in Your Engine

April 24, 2016
Johnson Lifters wants to be your valve lifter source.  A primary supplier with  top tier manufacturing…
Crossram Z28

1969 Z/28 Canted Valve 302

An in depth look at a one-off all aluminum canted valve, crossram inducted Chevrolet small block…

Ford Debuts 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet Drag Package

The new 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang sports a blown Coyote 5.0L V8 engine with a refined Whipple 2.9L…

Chevy’s New 405 HP ZZ6 Smallblock

Chevrolet introduces the newest member of the small-block family, the ZZ6 Turn-Key crate engine.…

Why You Want ARP Bolts for Your Engine

April 30, 2015
ARP is the first thing you think of when you need fasteners for your race engine. Need some head…

French Flathead V8 Block Prep Handbook

Vern Tardel's French Flathead V8 Block Prep Manual is a valuable reservoir of tips and knowledge…
Pontiac

Top Pro Street Engines from the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals

July 4, 2014
Hot Pro Street engines were in plentiful supply at the 2014 Car Craft Street Machine Nationals…
C& ZO6 Corvette

Corvette LT4 Most Powerful & Drivable Production Small Block Ever

June 13, 2014
The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and…
big block chevy

540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute

May 3, 2014
The new AFR cylinder heads are the central component of this remarkable piece; a real world engine…

622 HP Blown Street Small Block

December 23, 2013
Sometimes a simple straightforward combination is best for a particular application. No tricks,…
Aluminator 46x

New Ford Aluminator 46x 5.0L Shortblock

The Ford Racing 46X Modular 5.0L Stroker shortblock is a great way to build modular power – from…
Ford Z460 crate engine

Ford Z460 Crate Engine Pumps Big Power

Ford Racing has taken its Boss Block to the max with the biggest small block Windsor crate engine…
FordZ460 short block

Ford Racing Performance Parts Announces New Z460 Short Block

November 14, 2013
Ford Racing Performance Parts has taken its line of Boss block based crate engines to the max displacement…
COPO 427 crate engine

Chevrolet Expands COPO Crate Engines

Nov. 4, 2013, SEMA Show, Las Vegas Chevrolet Performance is expanding the COPO engine family with…
chevy small block

Hardcore Horsepower’s 692 HP 406ci Chevy

October 3, 2013
A 406 cubic inch small block is one of the most popular choices for Chevy powered sportsman drag…
summit racinf

Summit Racing Engine Swap Specs

September 1, 2013
Summit Racing has published a handy list of common dimensions for the most popular engines selected…
V8 Firing Diagram

American V8 Firing Orders

March 26, 2013
There’s nothing more frustrating than finishing up a build late at night and not remembering…

Finding Vintage Big Blocks

December 27, 2012
Vintage Big Blocks www.vintagebigblocks.com stands out with an easy to use web site that lists…
Jay Brown FE Ford Expert

Ford FE Engine Power Secrets

November 1, 2012
Ford built FEs from 1958 through 1976, in a wide variety of configurations. Displacements included…

Ford 5.0L Aluminator NA V8

August 4, 2012
Ford Racing has taken the Mustang GT 5.0L 4V TiVCT engine and created another in its series of…