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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.

Pat Musi 959 cid Nitrous Engine

Pat Musi and Pat Musi Racing Engines have been well-known in drag racing for a long time. However, six years ago the shop moved from New Jersey to Mooresville, NC to focus even more on drag race engines like this 959 cid nitrous engine capable of some mind-bending horsepower. Find out what goes into these boosted beasts.

455 Ford Trophy Truck Engine

After 543 miles of endurance desert racing, there are only a handful of engines that complete the journey, unless of course that engine was built by Kevin Kroyer of Kroyer Racing Engines. The engine shop’s 455 Ford Trophy Truck engine nabbed three of the top four spots at the 2018 Baja 500. Find out what goes into making this 455 Ford one tough performance engine.

632 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

White Performance and Machine faces some tough competition down in Kingsport, TN, but that doesn’t deter the nearly 40-year old shop from cranking out top-notch engines like this 632 big block Chevy for a drag racing application. Find out what went into making this more than 1,100 hp big block!

1963 327 cid Corvette Engine

Over the years, the Norris family and Precision Engine Machine Co. have done some diversified engine work. However, when a repeat customer came to the shop with a 327 cid Corvette engine, it was anything but the standard rebuild. The customer requested a numbers-matching restoration. Find out how Michael Norris got this 1963 engine looking and sounding brand new.

Engine of the Week – 537 cid LS1

527 cid LS1 Erik Koenig | HorsePower Research McKinney, TX When it comes to engine size, people never want to go smaller – they only want to go bigger and bigger. Well, those people are in luck. Erik Koenig, the majority owner of HorsePower Research in McKinney, TX, builds the largest LS1 engine in the world

Turbocharged Toyota 2JZ Engine

When this turbocharged Toyota 2JZ engine got on the dyno at Victory Precision Machine, it lost oil pressure. The problem turned out to be a spun bearing and a trashed crank. Frank Mangano got to work rebuilding this engine for a 1997 Supra street application. Find out how the build turned out!

4B11 Mitsubishi Evo Engine

The first 4B11 engine that ever came into AR Fabrication was there for a set of Darton MID sleeves. Since then, many 4B11 blocks have made their way through the Winchester, VA-based shop. This particular 4B11 was built for Moore Automotive. Find out what work went into the build, and how it affected the engine’s performance.

Supercharged Gen III HEMI Engine

Recently, BES Racing Engines had an ‘old friend’ in the shop for a freshen up job. This supercharged Gen III HEMI engine has been worked on exclusively by Bischoff and the guys at BES for 5 years now. Find out what went into the job and what power the freshened up engine is pumping out.

454 Tall Deck LS Engine

Adam Wik knew he was a motorhead at an early age. Auto shop was favored over playing sports and attending races ultimately led to him selling his belongings to open up Wiks Racing Engines. Off-road and endurance engines are the shop’s specialty, like this 454 Tall Deck LS engine for the Baja 500. Click to find out the full details.

408 LS Engine

Whether his customers need 300 hp or 2,500 hp, Luke Siebert of Siebert Performance has them covered. His shop specializes in performance engines and carburetor work, and churns out gems like this 408 LS engine for bracket racing. Find out the details of this 740 horsepower engine.

527 cid LS1 Engine

Erik Koenig has a long history of pumping out quality engines like this 527 cid LS1. This particular engine wasn’t a customer request, rather an engine Erik and his shop HorsePower Research wanted to build – making it the largest displacement for this engine in the world. Find out all the details of this powerful engine.