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CPR Engines

CPR Engines and Coast High Performance are two shops that do high-quality engine work in a shared 12,000 sq.-ft. space in Gardena, CA. The facility features a machine shop, an engine shop, an engine dyno and chassis dyno, overflow storage, a metal working area, and three installation bays.

CPR Engines
The Benefits of Billet: Inside Noonan Race Engineering’s LS Engine Development

When it comes to high-performance engine work, the old adage, ‘you get what you pay for,’ certainly applies. That’s doubly true when you start talking about billet engines and key components such as blocks, cylinder heads and manifolds. In the still very popular world of LS engines, some engine shop customers are opting more and more for billet engines. 

The Benefits of Billet
QMP Racing’s MC-1: A Game Changer for Measuring Components

Brad Lagman’s MC-1 is a holistic approach specifically designed to eliminate human error and support the engine builder with value-added tooling that brings accuracy, repeatability, reproducibility and assurance to the high-performance engine building community. As more and more long-time experts in this industry become scarce, the need to replace their knowledge of touch and feel with instruments such as a micrometer is imperative. 

QMP Racing MC-1
Tom Bailey’s Twin-Turbo 615 Big Block Chevy Engine in Sick Seconds 1.0

Tom Bailey is making waves recently in the go-fast world thanks to his new event Sick Week. However, Tom is no stranger to drag racing as his 1969 Camaro named Sick Seconds 1.0 has won Drag Week twice. We take a look at the Steve Morris Engines-built twin-turbo 615 cubic inch big block Chevy under the hood.

PRI 2021: What a Show

First things first – Happy New Year to you all. I sincerely hope you got to be with friends and family during the holidays and that you all had a safe and fun end to 2021. We’ve now officially welcomed 2022, and as the holidays have quickly come and gone, as they always do, I

598 cid Big Block Chevy Triple Carb Drag Engine

Despite countless other high-horsepower engines at the 2021 PRI Show, when we walked past this 598 big block Chevy engine built by M&M Race Cars & Competition Engines, we had to do a triple take. This head turner features a triple carburetor setup sitting on top of a 14-71 blower and was built for a Top Dragster application. Check it out!

598 BBC Triple Carb Drag Engine

Despite countless other high-horsepower engines at the 2021 PRI Show, this 598 cid big block Chevy drag engine was a header turner. Built by M&M Race Cars & Competition Engines, Justin Melton walks us through some details of the build. Engine of the Week is brought to you by PennGrade1, Elring, Scat Crankshafts, NPW Companies

Noonan’s 4.8″ Billet Hemi Engine

During the 2021 PRI show, we got the chance to catch up with the folks at Noonan Race Engineering to chat about one of the shop’s best-selling engine combinations – a 4.8″ billet Hemi engine – which can be used in applications such as NHRA Pro Mod, Top Alcohol, Outlaw Pro Mod, and Tractor Pulling to the tune of 3,000+ horsepower. Find out what went into this billet build.

Billet 4.8″ Hemi Engine

During the 2021 PRI show, we got the chance to catch up with the folks at Noonan Race Engineering to chat about one of their best-selling engine combinations – a 4.8″ billet Hemi engine – which can be used in applications such as NHRA Pro Mod, Top Alcohol, Outlaw Pro Mod, and Tractor Pulling.

Chain Smoker – a 1947 Fargo with a Compound Turbo 12V 6BT Cummins Engine

Just one glimpse at Warwick Andrews’ art rod named Chain Smoker simply isn’t enough. You could stare at this 1947 Fargo FL1 pickup with a compound turbo 12-valve 6BT Cummins engine for hours. See the intricate details for yourself!

Boosted M54 Straight-6 BMW Engine

Doing what every good gearhead did during the COVID pandemic, Steve Margossian spent two years boosting his M54 straight-6 BMW engine with both a supercharger and a turbocharger. Check it out!

Farmaldehyde – A Compound Turbo 6.6L Duramax Engine in a Hearse

Street Outlaws Farmtruck and AZN have a knack for turning mundane cars into performance beasts. Helping them do it this time around is Jeremy Wagler and Wagler Competition Products, which built this 6.6L Duramax for a 1958 Cadillac Hearse being dubbed Farmaldehyde.