Nearly four years ago, Michael Rudd took a leap of faith after losing his job to get back to what his true passion was – engine building. He opened Rudd Racing Engines and was quickly building engines like this boosted 540 cid big block Chevy engine, which has put his shop on the map. Find out what went into making this more than 2,000 hp monster!
Building engines for customers is what pays the bills, but its not very often that engine builders get to go head-to-head for bragging rights outside of the racetrack. So when Jack Barna of Valley Performance and Machine Service heard about the Race Engine Challenge, he wasted no time putting together this 376 cid Mopar engine. Find out what went into the build and how he faired on the dyno!
Larry Ofria's first customer was Carroll Shelby. More than 50 years later, his shop, Valley Head Service, is still cranking out top-notch engine work for customers like this recent rebuild of a 3.3L Colombo 60-degree V12 Ferrari engine. Find out what was needed to bring this prancing horse back to life.
Eddie Miller first built this 413 cid small block Chevy engine 16 years ago. His customer and life-long friend recently brought it in for a rebuild due to mileage and a bad roller. Miller's shop, The Engine Works, rebuilt the 413 SBC engine with a goal of competing in Hot Rod's Drag Week 2018. Find out what went into the rebuild.
Wanting to do things his own way, James Bostick decided to open his own engine machine shop in 2008. To do so he cashed out his retirement, bought some machines and founded Bostick Racing Engines in El Cajon, CA. Fast forward 10 years, Bostick Racing Engines continues to do things their own way and builds top-notch motors like this 605 drag boat engine. Find out what makes this marine engine special.