We recently got access to go inside Callies Performance Products' Fostoria, OH facility and speak with owner Rick Norton and his son Heath Norton, up close and personal. What we got was the story of how Callies came to be a leading manufacturer of engine components, and where the company is going next.
We got a set of Cometic Gasket’s MLX head gaskets for a small block Ford build we’re doing. Our head gaskets are a standard layout Ford head gasket with a .040″-.044″ thickness and designed to fit a 4.125″ bore. The difference between an MLS and Cometic’s MLX gasket, which stands for Multi-Layer-Xtreme, is an extra
Now that Chris has checked all our specs, we begin to assemble the bottom end components of our small block Ford such as the rotating assembly, main and rod bearings and the camshaft. Next episode, we will be getting into our cylinder head assembly and more of the valvetrain components. Related Articles – One-on-One with
Steve Morris Engines has a Lamborghini engine block in the shop and Steve demonstrates how heat can affect the clearances. Related Articles – Check Your Camshaft Ramp Rates – Colin Jost’s 521 cid Blown Big Block Chevy Engine – EB Takeover: Bullet Racing Engines
Doc Baker is an engine builder and racer who does things his own way. We were excited to learn more about his 1971 Dodge Demon with a supercharged 500 cid billet Hemi engine in it, and caught up with Doc at the 2022 Builder’s Brawl race event at World Wide Technology Raceway. Check it out!
When David Pearson of Little Evil Racing shows up at the track with his Pro 275 Foxbody Mustang, people fear him, and for good reason. David has set numerous 275 drag radial world records, and with a Vortech supercharged 578 cid big block Chevy in this Mustang, another record may fall!
Ryan Milliken’s ’69 Nova currently holds the X275 1/8th mile record at 183 mph, which was set last December at the Snowbird Outlaw Nationals. Under the hood is a beefy, Freedom Racing Engines-built 6.8L Cummins engine that makes around 3,100 horsepower. Check it out!
Whether it’s motorcycles, skydiving or road racing, Janine Shoffner has an addiction to adrenaline-filled activities. For the last decade, road racing has been her biggest passion as a co-founder of J2-Racing. Watch this interview to get a glimpse into her world. Related Articles – Outlaw Diesel Performance’s Turbocharged 6.0L Powerstroke Engine – Kyle Needham’s Nitrous
It was super hard to walk passed the pit of Outlaw Diesel Performance at this year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge event because of their eye-catching Ford F-350 dually, and that was just the back of the truck! When we got around to the front to see a badass, turbocharged 6.0L Powerstroke, we knew we had to