Engine of the Week Archives - Page 28 of 32 - Engine Builder Magazine
Twin-Turbo Nissan VR38 Engine

Mitchell Wilson’s shop, Engineered Performance, was asked to make big power out of a Nissan VR38. Wilson specializes in Nissans and got to work creating a unique build that he calls the Beast from the Middle East. Find out what makes this beast roar!

Ford GT 500 5.8L Engine

Michael Rauscher of L&M Engines credits his custom camshaft design work for generating all the power in his Ford GT 500 5.8L engines. Find out how L&M gets these engines revving to the tune of 1,500 hp!

Supercharged 481X Top Sportsman Engine

Steve Morris and his shop, Steve Morris Engines, specialize in boosted, supercharged and turbocharged engines, and only build motors with more than 1,000 hp! This 481X Top Sportsman engine is no exception. Find out what went into making this 3,500 hp powerplant.

454 cid Procharged LSX Engine

Engine of the Week returns in 2018 with a special 454 cid Procharged LSX engine built by Patterson-Elite Performance for Sunnen’s Charity Engine Sweepstakes for Victory Junction. The 1,300 hp LSX helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for a good cause.

Honda K24 Engine

Once you’re a Honda guy, always a Honda guy. At least that’s the case for Ken Rodcharoen of Ken’s Race Engines. His Walnut, CA shop specializes in Honda/Acura work like this K24 engine for an Acura RSX Type S.

Harley-Davidson Twin Cam 107cid Engine

As one of the youngest people to ever reach Harley-Davidson’s Master Technician level, Marty Smestad of Capitol Speed Shop knows a thing or two about V-Twin work. He recently took parts from a 2007 Road King and 2015 Street Glide to build a customer a Harley-Davidson Twin Cam 107cid engine.

Wagler DX 460 Engine

Most of this Wagler DX 460 engine from head to toe gets brought in on pallets of aluminum and is machined into a complete engine. With hours upon hours of engine design and development Jeremy Wagler has this DX 460 engine singing to the tune of 2,500 hp.

Twin-Turbo 470 cid LS Engine

A 2,000 hp twin-turbo LS engine that you could drive across the country? Yeah, we’d be alright with that too! Find out what Tom Nelson of Nelson Racing Engines did to make this LS unique.

1981 Toyota 3TC 1.8L Engine

Not one to limit his engine prowess, James Hamilton Jr. of Hamilton Performance Engines doesn’t only work on marine, drag race, or street engines. He stays profitable by knowing how to work on all engines. In that effort, he got straight to work on this 1.8L Toyota 3TC engine.

45-Degree V-Twin Engine Named ‘The Gunfighter’

Running on 100 percent nitromethane with an estimated 375-400 hp, this V-Twin engine named ‘The Gunfighter’ built by Kirby Apathy set a blistering Pro Fuel class quarter-mile record. Find out what went into this history making engine.

820 CID EFI Marine Engine

Known for 700ci to 1,000ci engines, Sonny’s Racing Engines understands how to make big power for many applications. This 820ci EFI marine engine puts out a whopping 1,450 hp for some serious fun on the open water.

1947 Ford Flathead

One of Randy Crowley’s customers enters an annual race across the country in his ’34 Ford Coupe. In order to give it his best shot, the customer brings his 1947 Ford Flathead to PER Race Engines for freshening up and rebuilds. Find out what makes this engine special.