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959 Big Buck Engine

It was about three years ago that Charlie Buck Jr. almost walked away from engine building. In 2015, Buck Racing Engines was broken into and nearly $500,000 worth of engines were stolen. The shop has since recovered, and things are back to normal, which means building engines like this 959 Big Buck nitrous engine. Don’t miss out on the details of this motor!

Big Bore LS Engine

Jeff Ginter didn’t have intentions of getting back into the racing industry, but that quickly changed when a customer asked him to build an off-road endurance engine. Now, Jeff Ginter Racing Engines almost exclusively builds LS engines like this big bore version for endurance racing applications. With roughly 800 hp on tap and north of 600 lb.-ft. of torque normally aspirated, who can blame him for coming back to engine building.

588 cid Big Block Chevy-Based Marine Engine

Daryl Hameetman of Hameetman Racing Engines didn’t have to build one, or two, or three, but rather eight engines for a customer in South Africa with two 50-foot boats that house four engines each! The eight identical 588 cid big block Chevy-based marine engines allow these boats to cruise at 140 mph! Find out what went into the logistics and an engine build of this caliber.

Vintage British Leyland Engine

When a repeat customer came to Fowler Automotive with a vintage Mini Cooper and its British Leyland engine looking to race with it, Ladd Fowler was eager to help make it a winning combo. The job wasn’t easy, but once Fowler was done with the rebuild, the car was no longer at the back of the pack. Find out what went into bringing this British Leyland engine back to life.

540 Big Block Chevy Marine Engine

Tyler Crockett Marine Engines might dabble in some monster truck and drag race engine building, but nearly 95 percent of the shop’s work is reserved for marine engines like this popular 540 cid big block Chevy built on a Dart block with a 4.250˝ crank in it. Find out what else goes into making this marine engine crank out 950 horsepower!

440 cid LT1 Engine

Late Model Engines in Houston is powering a lot of the highest horsepower, fastest LT engines in the world. Expecting to be added to that list, a recent customer came to LME with a 2017 Camaro and its LT1 engine. In turn, shop owner Bryan Neelen delivered this rebuilt 440 cid LT1 that will fly down the drag strip and make grocery runs.

All-Billet Chrysler Hemi-Based NHRA Pro Mod Engine

When $100,000 was on the line two weeks ago at the World Series of Pro Mod, Carl Stevens Jr., owner of Xtreme Racing Engines, kept his cool and his focus a 1/4-mile at a time. That’s exactly how he handles each engine build too. Find out what went into this all-billet Chrysler Hemi-based NHRA Pro Mod engine built for Rick Hord.

All-Aluminum 535 cid Pontiac Engine

We all know this is an industry built on word-of-mouth reputation and recommendation, and no one knows that better than Bill Ceralli of Ceralli Competition Engines. He recently had a customer come to him on a recommendation from All Pontiac to build him this all-aluminum, 535 cid Pontiac engine for drag racing. Find out how this brand new build ended up churning out more than 1,000 hp!

438 cid Small Block Chevy Dirt Super-Late Model Engine

Cresap Automotive Machine is a well-diversified machine shop, and according to owner Dean Yatchyshyn, that means they’re not working on your run-of-the-mill 350 Chevys. Recently, the shop finished up an all-aluminum, dirt, super-late-model motor that’s sure to impress. Find out the details in our latest Engine of the Week.

478 cid Small Block Ford

Fletcher Cox may have just won a Super Bowl ring as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, but off the field he’s chasing drag racing victories in NMCA and NMRA. To get to victory lane, Cox relies on the work of Anthony DiSomma and DiSomma Racing Engines. The shop recently built this 478 cid small block Ford with a few thousand horsepower to get Cox’s car down the track in just 4 seconds. Find out what went into this powerful build!

454 cid Twin-Turbo LS Engine

With plenty of power and great reliability, this 454 cid twin-turbo LS engine keeps customers knocking at Redline Performance’s door whether they’re here in the States or overseas in the Middle East. Find out what makes this 454 LS Redline’s most popular engine package.

383 Ford Asphalt Engine

Nicknamed the Equalizer, this 383 Ford asphalt engine was designed and built by Dewaine McGunegill of McGunegill Engine Performance (MEP), not to dominate asphalt late-model racing, but to be a great option for racers. Over the years, the Equalizer has become the popular option and MEP’s best-selling engine package. Find out what makes the 383 Ford tick.