We couldn't spend a few days in the Houston, TX area without taking some time to check out the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology, aka SAM Tech. This accredited trade school founded and operated by the Massingill family, has been getting people educated in engine building and machining for nearly 40 years, and over that time roughly 2,500 graduates have gone on to work for shops or start their own. Check out the tour of the SAM Tech facilities.
We love when we get a chance to catch up with Nick Bacalis of Bullet Racing Engines. As the in-house engine shop for Larry Jeffers Race Cars, Nick is always working on high-horsepower, high-dollar builds for race customers, and this big block Chevy engine that we saw at the 2023 PRI Show is no exception.
When it comes to building diesel engines, Scheid Diesel is a shop perennially at the top of people’s lists. As such, we made the trip to Terre Haute, IN to visit with owner Dan Scheid and to see the various aspects of the business and discuss the builds of two 6.7L Cummins engines. Check out
We’ve known Stefan Rossi for a number of years now, and his work at ACE Racing Engines is something to behold. He’s an engine builder who never rests on his laurels, and is always pushing himself and his engines to new levels. Case in point, he’s developed a partnership with Noonan Race Engineering to utilize
We recently made a trip to Houston, TX and visited the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology to get a tour of the facility and see what all they had going on. In addition to their many classes and awesome facility, they had a Cadillac in the shop, which featured a supercharged LS engine for
Noonan Race Engineering is well-known for its V8 engine platforms, but the shop has now dipped its toe into the 4-cylinder world with a billet K24 Honda engine. The objective – huge horsepower, while keeping factory creature comforts. Check it out!
One of the first 5.000″ bore space big block Chevy engines that Visner Engine Development has come out with in this new design, this billet engine was built by Nick Bacalis of Bullet Racing Engines for a 1971 C10 belonging to Michael Rieck. Check out what 4,000-plus horsepower looks like!
At ACE Racing Engines, Stefan Rossi’s and Laura Pugh’s hard work has been paying off in the form of increased awareness and business, a new shop space out in California, and best of all, success on the track from numerous customers. Check out this excellent example of a maximum effort, billet LS engine for a drag-and-drive application.
Hoping to reach new heights in the mile, this Cadillac customer brought his car and engine in for the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology to work their magic on. See what went into the supercharged LS engine platform.