Engine of the Week Archives - Page 5 of 33 - Engine Builder Magazine
416 cid Nitrous-Powered LS Engine

Amongst a sea of Novas, Camaros, Mustangs and other popular muscle cars typically at drag-and-drive events, Bryan Anders’ 1977 Chevy Chevette was something more unique. Equipped with a 416 cid nitrous-powered LS engine, the car is capable of 1,000-plus horsepower. Check it out for yourself!

ProCharged 406 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

In an effort to keep his 1957 Bel Air mostly original, Stew Hill kept the car primarily steel, but opted for a fiberglass hood. Under the hood, however, is a ProCharged 406 cid small block Chevy built by Riegel Engines. Check it out!

Naturally Aspirated 632 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Jerry Sweet’s 1976 Nova has been owned by his family for a long time. Despite it changing hands briefly, it it is once again Jerry’s, and he’s using it to its full potential with plenty of miles on the street and countless hours at the track, all thanks to a badass, naturally aspirated 632 cid big block Chevy engine built by Robbins Racecraft Inc.

Supercharged 406 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

Owned by Scott Mueller since the 1980s, this 1934 Ford hot rod features a supercharged 406 cubic inch small block Chevy engine capable of 1,000 horsepower and low-8-second passes. Check it out!

Turbocharged and Nitrous-Boosted 429 cid LSX Engine

It’s tough to beat the lines and looks of a Chevy Nova. Jason Sack’s 1969 Nova is certainly up there in terms of coolest-looking, and it doesn’t hurt that it has 2,200+ horsepower under the hood courtesy of a turbocharged and nitrous-boosted 429 cid LSX engine! See for yourself!

Twin-Turbo 427 cid LS Engine

Somewhere in the range of 1,500-1,700 horsepower, this LS-powered ’68 Chevelle made a new personal best pass for owner Tanner Stover at Sick Week this year. Check it out!

Twin-Turbo 347 cid Small Block Ford Engine

Kyle Morris of Steve Morris Engines built up this 1996 Mustang with a twin-turbo 347 cubic inch small block Ford engine primarily by himself. It’s been about a decade in the making, but now Kyle has a 7-second capable car primed for drag-and-drive competition. See what went into the 1,800-hp engine!

Twin-Turbo 509 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Just one of only a few women competing at Sick Week this year, Tina Pierce of Tina Pierce Racing had her 1966 Chevy II Nova dialed in. Thanks to a twin-turbo 509 cid big block Chevy engine, the car ran some personal bests and nearly cracked the 200 mph mark. Check it out!

Twin-Turbo 427 cid LS3-Swapped Buick Hearse

If you’re anything like us, when you see full station wagons drag racing, you stop and take notice. However, when you see a Hearse take to the start line, your brain explodes a little bit. Case in point is Jason Pickett’s 1993 Buick Roadmaster Hearse with a twin-turbo 427 cid LS3 engine capable of 8-second passes!

Hilborn-Injected 421 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

It doesn’t get much cooler than a bright red 1967 Chevy Nova… that is until you add a Hilborn stack-injected intake manifold onto a 421 cubic inch small block Chevy engine and stuff it between the frame rails! Built by David Senderhauf and Knowlton Thunderheads & Racing Engines and tuned by Starr Performance Tuning, Joshua Norris’ Nova is certified badass. Check it out.

Twin-Turbo 461 cid Pontiac Engine

If you’ve ever seen a properly built “Bandit-style” Trans Am, it’s likely one of your favorite cars. Our whole crew was jealous of Nick Weigand at this year’s Sick Week, as Nick showed up in Florida with a 1977 Pontiac Trans Am that was just built beautifully, and featured a twin-turbo 461 cubic inch Pontiac engine under the wing-adorned hood.

Turbocharged 388 cid LS Engine

When you look at a Volvo wagon, all sorts of things come to mind, but running quarter-mile passes of any speed usually isn’t one of them. However, Mikael Borggren’s 1987 Volvo with a turbocharged 388 cid LS engine capable of 6-second passes is definitely a sight to see! Read up about all the engine details!