Engine of the Week sponsored by Cometic Gasket and Penn Grade Motor Oil features this Mickey Thompson 3-Valve Chevy V8 engine out of a 1968 Indycar. The engine was completely rebuilt by Jason Ore of 955 Automotive in Erie, PA.
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.