The World of Off-Road Race Engines
While there’s no concrete formula for building a quality off-road race engine, some shops follow individual steps that help them to craft the perfect engine for the customer.
SPEC Engines and Road Racing
SPEC racing is attractive because it provides a uniform platform to a driver’s market with more skillful driving and competition.
Two-Stroke Engine Tech Has a Future
As hybrid vehicles continue to be on the rise, the two-stroke engine might have a comeback as a good option for these applications.
CPR Engines and Coast High Performance are two shops that do high-quality engine work in a shared 12,000 sq.-ft. space in Gardena, CA. The facility features a machine shop, an engine shop, an engine dyno and chassis dyno, overflow storage, a metal working area, and three installation bays.
Choosing Between the LS and the LT: The King and the Heir to the Throne
There are times when the “eeny, meeny, miny, mo” approach works well for decision making, and other times when you really need to stop, look at all of the variables and then make your choice. For today we’re going to focus on deciding between two GM V8 engines, the LS and the LT.
Vintage Engines: Rebuilt to Drive
Classic and vintage car culture in is a diverse one. It’s more than just muscle cars. In addition to the unmistakable rumble of American V8 power, vintage European and Asian marques are part of the regular scenery too, and there are premium events around the world that bring out some of the most sought-after models
Off-Road Race Engines
As the off-road racing community and technology grew, so did the vehicle speeds and related suspension components. Today, these are without a doubt one of the most highly strained engines in motorsports – bar none.
Motorcycle Drag Race Engines
Back when we started to get serious about competing in the V-Twin drag racing scene, there were four or five manufactures making engine cases, heads, crank/flywheel assemblies, and connecting rods, along with other parts for large cubic inch competition V-twin engines. At the time, the largest factory engines from Harley-Davidson were 80 cubic inch big
Offshore Boat Engines
While not impossible to build, offshore marine engines are not the easiest to build either, so it takes a skilled and experienced engine builder to churn out the power levels most customers desire.
Dirt Late Model Engines
The small blocks are preferred over the big blocks in dirt racing because of their lighter weight for better handling through the turns. In this type of racing, the way your car drives through the corners is way more important than horsepower down the straights.
Update on Drag Racing Engines
When it comes to the foundation of drag race engines these days, a majority of builders are into the Hemi and the 481X platform.
Closed-Deck Engine Block Conversions
Want power at a low cost? Reliability will become your issue. Want it built for power and reliability? That’s going to hit your wallet harder… or is it? Enter the world of block conversions.