With a focus on building Ford engines, Zach Smith of ZSR Engines wanted to build his customer a naturally aspirated engine for bracket racing that was really low maintenance, didn’t cost an arm and a leg to race and could go multiple seasons without having to come back to the shop. Feast your eyes on the result – a 438 cid small block Ford capable of some serious horsepower. Find out what went into the build.
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After a shop wanted to charge $1,500 just to tear down his motor and quoted him $38,000 for the rebuild, Jason Whipple of Whipple Motorsports went looking for a different engine shop to work on his LS7 engine. His search brought him to the doorstep of Moruzzi Race Motors in Banning, CA to do the rebuild. Find out what went into this LS7 engine for off-road racing.
Mitchell Wilson recently had a first time customer get referred to his shop, Engineered Performance, to do the engine work on a 1960s Nissan/Datsun U20 engine. The build presented a unique challenge and Wilson jumped at the opportunity. Find out what it took to turn this vintage engine into a modern-day performance motor.
Having been in this industry his whole life, Marty Brown II has been laying the ground work to take over his father's shop, Marty Brown Race Engines, since a very young age. By the time he was 20 he was running the show and helping his dad build engines like this 363 cid LS Stroker. Find out what went into the 1,200-hp build.