Nearly four years ago, Michael Rudd took a leap of faith after losing his job to get back to what his true passion was – engine building. He opened Rudd Racing Engines and was quickly building engines like this boosted 540 cid big block Chevy engine, which has put his shop on the map. Find out what went into making this more than 2,000 hp monster!
What happens when you awaken an iron beast after a 50-year slumber? Jason Ore of 955 Automotive described it as opening up a time capsule of sorts. The last time this 1967-’68 Mickey Thompson 3-valve Chevy V8 IndyCar engine lapped Indianapolis Motor Speedway was back in May 1968. Find out what it took to bring the engine and racecar up to Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance standards.
It was about three years ago that Charlie Buck Jr. almost walked away from engine building. In 2015, Buck Racing Engines was broken into and nearly $500,000 worth of engines were stolen. The shop has since recovered, and things are back to normal, which means building engines like this 959 Big Buck nitrous engine. Don't miss out on the details of this motor!
Jeff Ginter didn't have intentions of getting back into the racing industry, but that quickly changed when a customer asked him to build an off-road endurance engine. Now, Jeff Ginter Racing Engines almost exclusively builds LS engines like this big bore version for endurance racing applications. With roughly 800 hp on tap and north of 600 lb.-ft. of torque normally aspirated, who can blame him for coming back to engine building.
Daryl Hameetman of Hameetman Racing Engines didn't have to build one, or two, or three, but rather eight engines for a customer in South Africa with two 50-foot boats that house four engines each! The eight identical 588 cid big block Chevy-based marine engines allow these boats to cruise at 140 mph! Find out what went into the logistics and an engine build of this caliber.