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Billet 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

Leave it to Jared Alderson and the guys at Kill Devil Diesel to build a kickass Powerstroke engine! This competition-level, billet aluminum 6.0L will be going under the hood of KC Turbo’s truck for the upcoming race season. Check it out!

Import Engines: A Look at the 2JZ

Many of the biggest names in motorsports have built and used the 2JZ in their own racing machines, proving that the engine platform can be competitive in various formats.

Complete Engine Packages

In today’s world of supply chain disruptions, it is a big benefit to be able to source an entire engine system and not have to wait for that last back-ordered component to arrive.

Solving Engine Bearing Fatigue Failures with Silver Based Materials

One of the most important engine bearing properties is fatigue strength. Fatigue cracks start on the surface and then penetrate into the material. All layers of a multilayer bearing material must have fatigue strength that is greater than the actual load applied to the bearing. Engine bearings must work in a fully hydrodynamic oil film

Twin-Turbo 5.0L Coyote Engine

Brett LaSala’s first ever Sick Week in his 2012 Mustang named Snot Rocket was a huge success thanks to a new personal best ET, a class win in Modified, 3rd place overall and ‘Quickest Ford’ honors. It’s all thanks to a 2,500-horsepower, twin-turbo, 5.0L Coyote engine built by Fast Forward Race Engines. Check it out!

America’s Best Engine Shops 2022 | 4 Piston Racing

The 4 Piston Racing facility in Danville, IN houses two buildings – one is 12,000 sq.-ft. and the other is 2,500 sq.-ft. The shop is very heavily focused on Honda cylinder heads and engine work to the tune of 300+ engines and 1,000 cylinder heads annually!

TJ Frey’s Compound-Turbo VP44 5.9L Cummins Engine

Diesel enthusiast TJ Frey has been upgrading his personal race truck for a six years now, and finally got it out to the Ultimate Callout Challenge in 2022 to show off his work and hit the track. Check out this compound-turbo and nitrous-boosted VP44 5.9L Cummins build!

1,500-Horsepower Cummins Enforcer Engine

This ’18 Ram 2500 is the definition of a “sleeper build.” Business on the outside, performance on the inside thanks to a Cummins Enforcer engine.

IHRA Names New Director of Track & Racer Relations

The International Hot Rod Association announced recently that Paige Hamlin has been named the IHRA Director of Track & Racer Relations. Hamlin brings enthusiasm, experience, and a true passion for bracket racing into the new role, according to IHRA, which noted she has worked with promoters including Tommy Phillips, Luke Bogacki, Coalburg Promotions, Great American

Developing a Honda 2.3L Engine for Road Racing

One of the most important aspects of engine building has nothing to do with the engine at all. You have to understand the customer and what they are trying to achieve.

Honda Engine
The Undying Mystique of Nissan’s RB26 Engine

With all the winning and global interest, the RB platform saw an incredible amount of growth in aftermarket support and OE performance applications. Nissan produced one of the biggest icons ever to hit the racing scene!

Single Turbo LML-Based Duramax Engine

Walking the grounds of Lucas Oil Raceway during the 2022 Ultimate Callout Challenge, we spotted Brett Deutsch’s 1969 C10 outfitted with an LML Duramax engine. Naturally, we had to stop and fid out more of the details of this badass truck. It’s our Diesel of the Week brought to you by AMSOIL INC. 

Turbocharged 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

In an era where so many diesel folks opt for a Cummins build, it’s refreshing to see a badass Powerstroke catch your eye. Harlan Clemons is one of those Powerstroke guys, and his turbocharged 6.0L was a sight to see at the Ultimate Callout Challenge. Check it out!

6.0L Powerstroke
Compound-Turbo VP44 5.9L Cummins Engine

TJ Frey has been upgrading his first personal race truck for a few years now, and finally got it out to the Ultimate Callout Challenge to show off his work and hit the track. Check out this compound-turbo and nitrous-boosted VP44 5.9L Cummins build!

5.9L Cummins
1952 Chevy with a 6.7L Cummins Engine

Mickey Unverstagt’s ’52 Chevy is a strikingly restored vintage pickup on the outside, and a down-to-business drag truck on the inside — complete with a decked-out 6.7L Cummins powerplant under the hood. Check it out!

6.7L Cummins
Single-Turbo 6.7L Cummins Pro Mod Engine

Johnny Gilbert of Stainless Diesel has a brand-new setup this year to help him compete with the gas Pro Mod guys. He’s been dialing in a Pro Mod diesel Corvette featuring a Wagler Competition-built, all-billet, 6.7L Cummins engine. With 3,500 hp on hand, Gilbert is looking at 3.80s in the eighth! Check it out!

Engine Feature
Twin-Turbo LML Duramax Dragster Engine

Mattie Graves competes in the Outlaw Diesel Super Series (ODSS) dragster class, and is the only female doing so. Sitting behind her dragster’s cockpit is a powerful twin-turbo LML Duramax capable of making 4-second passes. Check it out!

LML Duramax
Chris Patterson’s Triple-Turbo 6.7L Cummins Engine

Chris Patterson of Unrivaled Diesel earned a 4th place finish at the 2022 Ultimate Callout Challenge thanks to this powerful triple-turbo Cummins engine. Check it out!

Chris Patterson
High Horsepower Engine Sealing

In the context of high-horsepower engine building, the pressure on a cylinder head can be so great that it can, in effect, marginally push it away from the engine block. This makes engine sealing one of the more prevalent challenges, and it gives whole new meaning to the phrase “keep your head down.”

Engine Sealing
Summer Vibes and a Dream Engine Giveaway

How can you not love summer? Sure, it gets hot, but it definitely beats the cold, and there’s so much going on to occupy your time. Here at Engine Builder, our team has stayed extremely busy attending racing events, shows, visiting manufacturers and engine shops, as well as our usual content work.