Greg Jones, Author at Engine Builder Magazine
Reviewing Callies’ Ford Magnum Crankshaft

There’s no debating that Callies Performance Products manufactures a great crankshaft, among other engine components. We picked out a Callies Magnum Ford crank for our twin-supercharged small block Ford engine build, so we took the opportunity to review exactly what we got from Callies.

David Pearson’s Vortech Supercharged 578 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Walking the show floor at PRI 2022, we passed the Vortech Superchargers booth and caught a glimpse of David Pearson’s Pro275 car. Featuring Vortech’s V131 supercharger and a 578 cubic inch big block Chevy, we had to know more about this engine!

A Look at Lead Times

Lead times are no longer months upon months as they were in the middle of 2020 and throughout 2021, but the situation is still of some concern, and it’s forced engine builders to get creative at times.

Twin-Turbo LB7 Duramax-Powered Z28 Camaro

At the 2022 Ultimate Callout Challenge, the Exergy booth had a Z28 Camaro parked in front. The car caught out attention, but our interest was piqued when we noticed it was a twin-turbo Duramax engine and not a gas engine sitting in the engine bay. We spoke to Lavon Miller of Firepunk Diesel, the shop

Choosing the Correct Block for Your LS Engine Build

Whether you’re scouring junkyards, ordering cores, investigating factory options, looking at aftermarket cast iron or aluminum blocks, or spending big bucks on billet LS blocks, you’ve probably noticed it’s been harder to find exactly what you want for the foundation of your LS build than it historically has.

Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse

Happy New Year everyone! I trust you all enjoyed the holiday season and are hitting the gas full throttle now that we’re in a new year and January is already flying by. Personally, I’m not generally big on making resolutions – at least not ones that require tons of effort or ones I know I

422 cid Small Block Chevy Circle Track Engine

We were treated to a shop tour of Terry’s Machine Shop by owner Todd Gilliam. This old-school machine shop outside of St. Louis does a little bit of everything, and they had just wrapped up this badass 422 cubic inch small block Chevy engine for a circle track customer. Check it out!

Reviewing Holley’s Terminator X EFI System

As part of our small block Ford build, we decided to use Holley’s Terminator X EFI system for plug and play Ford V8 engine control. Chris Wright of Pro Car Associates and Greg Jones of Engine Builder review all that the Terminator X offers and why Holley has been a leader in this product category.

One-on-One with Jim Dunn Racing’s Johnna Dunn

After speaking with Kaylynn Simmons a couple years ago, we found out there are only a few women who work on the pit crews of the NHRA teams. One of those few other women is Johnna Dunn, a clutch specialist for Jim Dunn Racing. It’s a family affair for Johnna, who works alongside many family

Circle Track Small Block Chevy Engine

We stopped into Terry’s Machine Shop in Bridgeton, MO during a recent visit to the St. Louis area. we met with shop owner Todd Gilliam, who treated us to a shop tour and was kind enough to give us a rundown of this small block Chevy circle track engine he had just finished up for

Reviewing Cometic Gasket’s MLX Head Gaskets

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

Dream Engine Giveaway Ep. 4 – Bottom End Assembly

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. Thanks to our Component PartnersWorld