A customer of Mike Herman’s at H&H Flatheads wanted an engine build, and gave Herman free reign to do what he wanted. Mike chose a rare Dixon motor to add unique flare to a sleeper hot rod.
Rhyne Competition Engines prides itself on being a rather diverse shop capable of working on performance, marine and off-road engines, so when a customer brought in an AMC AMX engine, Mike McKinney was excited to dive into the project.
According to Jim Mosher of Indian Performance, it takes an average of seven years to break a record at Bonneville. Mosher’s twin Indian Sport Scout motors have set seven records in three years.
Jammie Wells was asked to build a Ford big block engine for a Ford Econoline. However, this wasn’t your average customer. This was a build for Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage and Hot Wheels.
If you’re anything like Steve Hogue of Hogue Racing Engines, you get excited when a new engine comes into the shop for work. Steve got one of those opportunities when this Evernham Dodge Race Engine needed a rebuild.
This BMW S65 V8 engine was run in the Continental Tire Challenge inside a BMW M3, but is now a SCCA Touring 1 class motor. The engine came into Hutter Racing Engines in need of new rings, pistons, a tightening up of the cylinder walls, a valve job, and more.
Tony Lombardi of Ross Racing Engines has a strict procedure for every engine he works on. When a customer wanted a 1957 Oldsmobile engine, he dug right in doing all the machine work and manufactured many of the internal parts.
This 1968 426 HEMI engine came into Victory Racing Engines in Cleveland in pretty rough shape. Rust, gunk, and 30 years of wear and tear is what Ray Banyas had to cut through in order to get this engine breathing again.
Two other shops couldn’t properly handle this 1955 331 Cadillac engine, but Timm Jurincie at Tuf-Enuf Auto & Marine Performance was up to the task.
The core of this engine is a stock, right-from-the-GM-factory LSX 454 DR. And that is where the “stock” aspect of this engine stops. Nick Ferri of Patterson-Elite Performance says the engine has $40,000 worth of aftermarket parts that help this engine put out 859 hp and 663 lb.-ft. of torque along with a 14.40:1 compression ratio.