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
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.
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
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.
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.
When it comes to the foundation of drag race engines these days, a majority of builders are into the Hemi and the 481X platform.
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.
DRZA Auto is no stranger to Nissan engines, in fact, it’s one of their specialities. Read below to learn about owner Derek Cho-Sam’s experience building Nissan SR20 and RB line engines for his customers!
VWs are essentially the hot rods of the air-cooled world and because of that, there are some big name manufacturers that have been around for many years producing good quality, high-performance VW engine parts – Scat Crankshafts, Engle Cams, CB Performance, AA Performance, Pauter Machine, and Gene Berg – to name a few
Engine swaps belong in a world of their own. After a little digging, you can find multitudes of ingenious swap ideas, whether it be small block to big block, diesel to gas, or many other combinations.
The WRX has been around for quite some time as Subaru’s flagship, four-door performance car. We took an in-depth look at the WRX engine architecture, the pros and cons of some of the engine variants for North America, and what it takes to build these engines up to handle serious horsepower.
Drew Pumphrey, owner of D&J Precision Machine, is the engine builder behind Firepunk’s 6.7L Cummins-based engine known as the Executioner. It’s a one-of-a-kind build.