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Small Block Ford Engine

When Lazaro Mesa of Mesa Balancing built this small block Ford engine a year ago it made 600 hp. In the shop for freshening up, this street engine will make around 630 hp once its done.

Mazda Miata BP4W Engine

A standard Miata engine normally aspirated makes about 100 to 115 hp. This Mazda Miata BP4W engine built by Chris Graham of Race Engineering made over 245 horsepower. The Spec Miata it goes in is now so fast that Chris and the car’s owner broke the gas pedal during testing.

Kaase Boss Nine Engine

The Boss 429 was a NASCAR special back in 1969 Mustangs and the Ford faithful have been lusting for the Blue Crescent/Shotgun engines ever since. While others dreamed, the die-hard Ford junkies at Jon Kaase Racing Engines worked, and brought the Boss 429 back to life in the form of the Kaase Boss Nine engine.

6.3L Stroker Power Stroke

The 6.0L Power Stroke engine is beloved by many, but its flaws can make it undesirable to some. However, J&K Engines specializes in Power Stroke engines and has been remanufacturing and stroking the 6.0L to a 6.3L to give the engine new life, better horsepower and torque, and fixed its flaws.

347 Small Block Ford Engine

Mike Consolo of QMP Racing Engines spent more than four and a half years rebuilding this 347 small block Ford for a customer’s road racing Sunbeam Tiger. All said and done, the engine puts out 625 hp and is race ready once again.

632 Big Block Chevy Sportsman Race Engine

Gregg Hekimian is a physicist turned engine builder whose engine development is so top secret he utilizes a laboratory that is off-limits to the public. Find out what special treatments went into this 1,080hp 632 big block Chevy Sportsman race engine.

TA 530 cid Aluminum Big Block Buick Engine

Specializing in Buick performance, Keith Diabo of Gran Sport Autobody recently built this 1,000hp 530cid aluminum block Buick engine for a customer with a Buick GS Stage 1.

S&S-Based Harley-Davidson Evolution V-Twin Engine

A customer in Toronto recently turned to Gregg Dahl and GMS Racing Engines for a Fast Bracket Racing drag bike engine. Dahl answered the call as those engines are his specialty. The result was this 200 hp S&S-based Harley-Davidson Evolution V-Twin engine.

Goodwin Competition Billet Aluminum Semi Hemi Engine

Todd Goodwin of Goodwin Competition, Inc. has seen championship success after developing his own billet aluminum performance engine. Named the Semi Hemi, it is more than capable in drag racing, truck pulling and even marine applications. Oh, and did we mention its one of the highest horsepower pump gas engines in existence.

Small Block 421 Chevy Nitrous Engine

Looking for a more daily-driver-friendly street/strip engine, a customer got exactly what he asked for when he turned to BMS Racing Engines to build a 700 hp 421 Chevy engine with nitrous.

Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air II Engine

A customer of RPM Engines & Machine recently found a Pontiac Ram Air II GTO in a junkyard. He turned to Nate Cutler to freshen up the motor in the rare car. Nate brought the old iron back to life.

555 ProCharger Engine

Reher-Morrison Racing Engines built this 555 ProCharger engine specifically for the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster ranks in NHRA. The engine makes a consistent 2,000hp, features a supercharger, and can be raced all-year long.