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Worst Engine Carnage Ever? Part 1

Following Steve’s run at the Sick Shootout, he knew he had run into an engine issue. However, it wasn’t until he got the wagon back to the shop that he found a mass connecting rod exodus and some of the worst carnage he’s seen in his career.

565 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Looking to clinch a three peat at this year’s Summit Midwest Drags in the naturally aspirated class, Terry Miller was at the drag-and-drive event with his 1982 Pontiac Firebird that features a 565 cubic inch big block Chevy engine. Check out this 1,000-hp NA beast!

Terry Miller’s 565 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Terry Miller of Miller Racing was at the 2022 Summit Midwest Drags looking for a three-peat in the naturally aspirated class. He and his 1982 Pontiac Firebird with its 565 cubic inch big block Chevy engine were ready for serious racing. We caught up with Terry to get a rundown of this 1,000-horsepower NA engine.

496 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Mark Fisher has one badass ’32 Ford pickup. The hot rod has won twice at Drag Week and now twice at the Summit Midwest Drags, which is thanks to an 800+ horsepower Big Block Chevy engine. Check it out!

1932 Ford Truck with a 496 Big Block Chevy Engine

Stumbling upon trucks at drag and drive events is a bit more rare than the average street car. That’s why when we came across Mark Fisher’s ’32 Ford with a big block Chevy set up we knew we had to stop and check it out.

S471 Twin-Turbo 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

We can all relate to 650 horsepower eventually becoming boring. That was why Zack Gillespie decided to move from a naturally aspirated big block Chevy engine to a twin-turbo 540 cid big block Chevy capable of four-digit horsepower. Check it out!

Zack Gillespie’s Twin-Turbo 540 Big Block Chevy Engine

Walking through a car show is like a kid in a candy shop. Amongst the cool car/engine setups we saw at the 2022 Piston Powered Autorama in Cleveland, we came across Zack Gillespie and his 1970 Chevelle with a brand-new, twin-turbo 540 big block Chevy.

Borowski Race Engines to Enter Big Block Chevy Market

Founded in 1968, Borowski Race Engines, Inc. (BRE) is a leader in the market for high-end LS engines built with Dart LS Next engine blocks. BRE’s current focus on LS engines is now being expanded to include Big Block Chevy (BBC) engines using Dart Machinery’s Big M and Big M Sportsman blocks. The Sportsman blocks

A No Prep Kings Twin-Turbo 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

After Jeff Lutz wrecked his ’57 Chevy in 2021, he got to work on a new race car. The result is this ’04-’06 Pontiac GTO with a twin-turbo 540 cubic inch big block Chevy engine capable of a reliable 4,000 horsepower! Don’t miss the details!

Jeff Lutz’s Twin-Turbo 540 BBC Engine

Jeff Lutz has been running the big block Chevy platform for over 15 years now, and his latest ’04-’06 Pontiac GTO Pro Mod is no different. It features a twin-turbo 540 cubic inch big block Chevy capable of 4,000+ horsepower built by Vinson Racing Engines. Check out this No Prep Kings racer’s ride in this

EB Takeover: Saris Performance Marine

Join Johnny Saris as he gives viewers a glimpse inside Saris Racing Engines and Saris Performance Marine located on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY. The engine shop does all kinds of marine engine work and boat work for many marine applications. The shop also does it’s fair share of boat racing too.

509 cid Twin-Turbo W Series Big Block Chevy Engine

From front to back and side to side, not a single inch of this 1931 Chevy 5-window coupe was left untouched. Done by Bruce Harvey of Pro Comp Custom, Rick Bird’s ‘Sho Bird’ recently won the 2022 Don Ridler award and the car features a 509 cid twin-turbo W series big block Chevy engine done by Shafiroff Racing Engines as the cherry on top.