We all know Pete Harrell of Harrell Engine & Dyno in Mooresville, NC is real good at doin’ stuff, like building high-horsepower, forced induction engines. Earlier this summer, we stopped by HED for a tour and to talk to Pete about some of the current builds he had going on. One of the engines nearing
Pro Motor Engines in Mooresville, NC and owner Dennis Borem have a rich history in NASCAR and other forms of racing. We got to visit the shop earlier this summer, and the team was wrapping up a dyno session on a newly assembled LS3 engine for TA2 racing. We got the full details of the
During our week in Mooresville, NC, we couldn’t leave town before visiting Pete Harrell and his shop, Harrell Engine & Dyno. We stopped by to see what engines Pete was building, what cars he was tuning and what other cool things he was working on. He was kind enough to give us the full tour.
Cylinder heads can pretty dirty over time. They get filled with carbon and other deposits that can eventually rob your engine of airflow, fuel and power. For that reason, cleaning cylinder heads is an important thing to do on a performance engine, especially if you have a direct injection head. Danny talks about techniques for
When an engine builder is spec’ing a build for himself, it typically gets all the bells and whistles. Just check out this 598 cubic inch big block Chevy build done by Gibbons Motorsports for co-owner Jake Gibbons. We spoke with Pete Gibbons, Jake’s older brother and co-owner of the shop, about the details of this
With the SML engine fully assembled, Jason Sack visits Steve Morris Engines to help with the dyno testing and tuning, as well as fitting the new SML into the Cowboy Up Nova.
Machine work and sleeving has been completed on Jason Sack’s SML engine. Now Steve and his crew at Steve Morris Engines gets the engine assembled.
Jason Sack’s Cowboy Up Nova was already a formidable drag-and-drive streetcar capable of 200 mph 7-second quarter mile ETs and 2,200 horsepower. However, the quest for more power and performance is never done, and that’s where Steve Morris Engines comes in and the new SML engine platform. Watch as Steve readies an SML for Jason’s
Danny Soliz of Hill Country Performance & Machine has a lot of tricks up his sleeve to make engine work a little easier. He’s great at working smarter not harder, and in this latest video he shows you a great way to remove valve springs and keep some of those valvetrain components organized.
We were recently in Danville, IN to visit 4 Piston Racing, a premier performance Honda engine shop, and co-owner Luke Wilson. During our visit, we got to see a ton of cool things in various stages of completion, but one of the standout builds was this naturally aspirated USAC Midget Honda engine that had just
Robert Tanquary is the owner of RNR Custom Engines, an engine machine shop located in Phoenix, AZ. The shop is family owned and operated, and mainly focuses on vintage car and truck engines – from flatheads, Jeeps, AMCs, Buicks, and Pontiacs to small block Chevys and diesel engines. They own a number of Rottler machines
At this year’s Ultimate Callout Challenge, we ran into more folks just starting to get into racing their diesels than we have in the past. One such racer was Connor Wagner of Wagner Diesel Solutions. His shop specializes in the Powerstroke platform, so he decided it was time to start showcasing what he can do