Engine of the Week Archives - Page 7 of 26 - Engine Builder Magazine
6.0L 365 cid LQ4 Engine

Olivia Scaffidi is one example of the younger generation looking to do more engine building. Being into muscle cars, LS engines and an old-school style, she recently rescued a 6.0L LQ4 engine from a junkyard and rebuilt it for her 1971 El Camino. Check it out!

427 LT5 Stroker Engine

Looking to add horsepower and displacement to his Corvette ZR-1, Phil Wasinger’s engine build started when he came across a used LT5 engine on Craigslist in 2014. See what went into this six-year project.

540 cid ProCharged Race Hemi Engine

Ken Lazzeri of INDY Cylinder Heads, is an engine builder rivaling anyone who calls themselves one of the best to build Mopar horsepower. He’s been building engines since he was a teen and he recently finished up a 540 cubic inch ProCharged Race Hemi engine for a fast bracket Cuda. We saw it highlighted on Facebook and had to share the details.

Moran Motorsports Big Block Chevy Engine

When customers brought in a vintage, Lingenfelter-built, big block Chevy engine, Mike Moran was given free reign to do what was necessary to make more horsepower. Find out what Moran Motorsports did to upgrade the engine and just how much horsepower it picked up!

1,397cc Air-Cooled VW Lowlight Karmann Ghia Engine

Recently, Bruce Engineering finished a build for a customer with a Volkswagen Lowlight Karmann Ghia, a very rare and early variant of the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia built between 1955 and 1959. The engine is based around a mid-‘50s 30-hp engine case and a rare Judson supercharger kit. Check it out!

Radial Motion’s 3-Cylinder Compact Radial Engine

Radial Motion’s three-cylinder compact radial engine is a four-stroke gas engine in a 120° radial configuration. Lightweight and compact, the 2.0L and 2.1L engines deliver both performance and reliability with unique visual appeal and an emotive exhaust note. The engine is capable of withstanding high cylinder pressures, making it well suited for turbocharging and supercharging. Check it out!

4P 2.1L K20C1 Type R Engine

Intrigued by Honda’s new Civic Type R, Thomas Smallwood let the car enthusiast inside him take the reins on customizing the vehicle into one of the most extreme versions there is. The build included a 1,200-horsepower capable 2.1L K20C1 engine from 4 Piston Racing. Check it out.

1:3 Scale Cosworth DFV V8 Engine

With its success, the Cosworth DFV V8 engine is considered one of the most legendary F1 engines ever, and has since inspired many in the automotive racing world. One such person is Marcel Bouland, a scale model engine enthusiast and collector from the Netherlands, who decided to develop a fully working 1:3 scale Cosworth DFV engine.

Harley-Davidson Revolution Max 1,250cc V-Twin, Liquid-Cooled Engine

Harley-Davidson’s Revolution Max 1250 engine was assembled at the company’s Pilgrim Road Powertrain Operations facility in Wisconsin. The V-Twin features a 1,250cc displacement with a bore and stroke of 4.13˝ (105mm) x 2.83˝ (72mm) and is capable of 150 horsepower and 94 ft.-lbs. of torque with a peak rpm of 9,500 and a 13:1 compression ratio.

1,330cc BMC A-Series Road Sport Engine

This week, we go across the pond to bring you this 1,330cc BMC A-Series Road Sport engine built by MCCS Engineering. When a good client showed up looking to outfit a Frogeye Sprite with an engine capable of strong road performance and the occasional track day, Michael Kent knew just what to build. Check it out!

Compressed Air Supercharged 540 Big Block Chevy Engine

Instead of just building a good, bulletproof motor and throwing compressed air on it, Danny Soliz wanted to build a motor that was designed specifically for compressed air. See why compressed air supercharging is so valuable for boost and component life, and how it impacts this 540 big block Chevy build.

Whipple Supercharged 427 LS Engine

Looking to replace a Roots-blown 383 small block in his Pro Street ’66 Chevelle, customer David Hollis turned to Nick Chauffe and Steven Garcia of C&G American Muscle Cars to crank it up a notch under the hood. They delivered a Whipple Supercharged 427 LS engine – and it’s glorious! Check it out!