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Motorcycle Engine Bearings

Since motorcycle bearings are smaller than automotive, the oil clearance is smaller too. In order to achieve optimal conditions of hydrodynamic lubrication, the absolute tolerance of the oil clearance should be tighter than that of bigger automotive bearings.

Motorcycle Bearings
Offshore Boat Engines

While not impossible to build, offshore marine engines are not the easiest to build either, so it takes a skilled and experienced engine builder to churn out the power levels most customers desire.

Race Boat
Update on Drag Racing Engines

When it comes to the foundation of drag race engines these days, a majority of builders are into the Hemi and the 481X platform.

Moran Mustang
Not Your Father’s Engine Builder

I’ve actually lost track of how long it’s been since people started claiming print was dead. It’s been a while! Now, I understand the ‘print is dead’ claim might be different for newspapers than it is for magazines, but I can tell you this – the content landscape has certainly been shifting. When I look

All-Billet Twin-Turbo 632 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Steve Morris specializes in boosted, 1,000+ HP engine builds only. As such, one of his recent customers chose to have a used SME engine rebuilt to run on pump gas and methanol. It’s this all-billet, twin-turbo, 632 big block Chevy. Find out how much it made!

635 cid Big Block Chevy NA Engine

You’ve probably seen his work in a number of movies, TV shows, music videos, and more. Sammy Maloof is an engine builder and racer who has also built a career as a Hollywood stunt man. He’s one talented guy, so when customers come to him wanting big cubic inch engines built, Sammy makes sure to deliver, as he did with this 635 cu. in. big block Chevy engine for a drag race customer.

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing Straight 6 Engine

Acquiring a 300 SL Gullwing was a bucket list item for a good client of R&R Automotive Restorations. Specifically looking for something original, the customer had zero interest in a restored car, which is sometimes the equivalent of finding a needle in a haystack and the needle doesn’t exist. They ended up finding a 1955

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
1,004-HP 632 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

While much of the new car talk these days surrounds conversations of eliminating the internal combustion engine from existence for battery-powered EVs, there’s still a few OEMs looking to wet the appetites of us engine lovers. A perfect example is Chevy Performance’s new ZZ632/1000 big block engine – more than 1,000 horsepower and 632 cubic inches of gas guzzling performance!

Pro Car’s Twin-Turbo 416 cid LT1 Engine

After a customer brought his LT1-powered Camaro SS into Pro Car Associates a while back, shop owner Chris Wright was able to give him good horsepower. But, like any car guy worth his salt, it just wasn’t enough. Chris planned to supercharge the engine, but the customer wanted to go with twin turbos – that’s

Triple-Turbo Billet 5.9L 12-Valve Cummins Engine

Sick and tired of increasing horsepower only to have another cast iron block blow up, Richard Mead of RPS Diesel, went looking for a solution. He helped design a billet 5.9L block that would do the trick, and built this triple turbo billet 5.9L 12-valve Cummins engine, which is one of the fastest diesels in the Northern Hemisphere.

2,000+ HP Capable GT500 Short Block

Starting out building custom drag race engines, Fast Forward Race Engines has transitioned into doing batch engine work for other shops the last decade. One of it’s best-selling short blocks is this 2,000-HP capable GT500 and we’ve got all the details.

Triple-Turbo 6.8L Cummins Engine

According to Truck Source Diesel’s Chris Buhidar, the competition at the 2020 UCC event was the stoutest of any UCC yet. Despite the many struggles an event like UCC presents, Chris and his TSD team and their triple turbo, solid block 6.8L Cummins-powered F-350 took home second place overall. Find out why in this episode