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ProCharged 557 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

This is one of the most popular engine combinations at PAR Racing Engines. Built from 540 cid to 588 cid, this ProCharged 557 cid big block Chevy is a proven setup for Top Sportsman, Top Dragster and even drag-and-drive applications. Check out what makes this such a great build!

Twin-Turbo 4.8” Bore Space Billet Hemi Engine

There’s a lot of impressive engines that come out of Noonan Race Engineering in Spartanburg, SC. But, the 4.8″ bore space billet Hemi engine was the one that started it all for the high-performance engine and machine shop. Check out the details of this water block 4.8″ bore space billet Hemi.

632 cid Big Block Chevy Nitrous Engine

If you’re looking for a tried and proven big block Chevy combo that can make 150 passes without damage – look no further than this 632 cid big block Chevy nitrous build done by Pat Musi of Musi Racing Engines. It’ll deliver 1,250 horsepower NA all day long!

Comp Eliminator 347 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

Utilizing a unique block, a particular cylinder head and manifold combination and some parts from an old Pro Stock truck engine, Sandy Wilkins of Wilkins Racing Engines built his customer a 347 cid small block Chevy engine for Comp Eliminator that should make 2.88 horsepower per cubic inch! Check it out!

HED’s 540 cid Billet Big Block Chevy Engine

As drag-and-drive events continue to emerge and grow in popularity, more and more competitors are looking to up their cars’ performance levels on both the track and street. That’s exactly why this particular customer came to Pete Harrell and Harrell Engine & Dyno for a 540 cubic inch billet big block Chevy engine build. Check it out!

500 cid Top Fuel Hemi Engine

Boasting 10,000-12,000 horsepower, Top Fuel dragsters run a supercharged, nitro-breathing, billet Hemi engine. To keep these engines living throughout the season, shops like Pro Motor Engines are part of the engine program. Shop owner Dennis Borem walks us through how he helps Rick Ware Racing and Clay Millican’s Top Fuel Hemi engines.

Stroker 421 cid Small Block Chevy UMP Dirt Modified Engine

When it comes to Dirt Modified engines, customers are looking for an engine combo that is durable and produces good power. For those reasons, Gibbons Motorsports’ stroker 421 cubic inch small block Chevy engine is a go-to package, and has thrived in this segment of racing. Check it out!

1,300-Plus HP 615 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

PAR Racing Engines is one of the most successful and well-respected shops on the East coast. When we visited earlier in 2023, we got to see the shop in all its glory, and a pair of 615 cubic inch big block Chevy engines that each crank out over 1,300 hp!

Ford 2.3L Duratec Engine

Poteat’s Engine Rebuilding is a shop that doesn’t shy away from any kind of engine work – gas or diesel. When a customer asked to have a Ford 2.3L Duratec short block built, the answer was an easy yes. Check out this stout little four cylinder!

Supercharged 4.900” Bore Space Hemi Engine

Building upon its 4.800″ bore space Hemi engine platform, Noonan Race Engineering made improvements to its 4.900″ bore space Hemi engine to the point that its now one of the engine shop’s bread and butter builds. Don’t let that fool you – this engine is packed with unique features and the performance to back it all up. Check it out.

5.3L LS Engine

Tony Paladino’s shop, Concord Engines, has been serving the Kannapolis, NC area with engine rebuilding and machining services since 2014. One engine platform they specialize in is the LS, and it is offered in three different power levels and configurations. Check it out!.

731 cid Outlaw 4.840 Bore Space Nitrous Engine

When it comes to building a 4.840″ bore space engine for drag racing, the class is limited on deck height and limited on bore space, but anything else pretty much goes. Pat Musi of Pat Musi Racing Engines recently finished development on his state-of-the-art 4.840 engine platform, and this 731 cid nitrous combo is freaking awesome!