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2022 Don Ridler Winner “SHO Bird” – ’31 Chevy with Twin-Turbo 509 W Series BBC Engine

Recently, the Piston Powered Autorama took place in Cleveland, OH, which is our backyard at Engine Builder Mag. We walked the show floor and came across this 1931 Chevy nicknamed SHO Bird. The custom-built car, owned by Rick Bird, had just come off winning the 2022 Don Ridler award at the Detroit Autorama, and you

“Organ Grinder” Hot Rod Features 454 Big Block Chevy Engine

This hot rod isn’t flashy, but it certainly earns points for cool factor. Dubbed the “Organ Grinder,” this 1930 Ford Model A has a 454 big block Chevy stuffed between the frame rails. Check it out!

Organ Grinder – 454 Big Block Chevy Engine

After watching Reggie Moore pop wheelies off the line during Sick Week, we had to know what he had in his 1930 Ford Model A hot rod… check out this 454 big block.

John Deere Rat Rod with a 496 Big Block Chevy Engine

You haven’t seen anything like Jesse Madaffari’s rat rod. It’s a 1972 John Deere 7520 tractor cab on an ’82 GMC S15 truck frame with a 496 big block Chevy engine capable of 10-second passes. Go ahead and read that again – you read it correctly. Check this thing out!

John Deere Rat Rod Powered by a 496 Big Block Chevy Engine

Can you believe Jesse Madaffari daily drives this thing?! It’s a sight to behold, and when we walked past it at Sick Week, we had to stop and find out more about this unique rat rod build of a John Deere cab and a 496 big block Chevy engine.

Weiand Supercharged 454 Big Block Chevy Engine

For people like Jason Schaefer, making horsepower and enjoying performance is more about being the right mechanic than having the right billfold. He showcases that mentality in his 1929 Ford hot rod, which is equipped with a supercharged 454 big block Chevy engine. Find out what helps this thing rip down the track!

Blown Big Block 454 Chevy

The beauty of drag-and-drive events is that there’s no one way to do it. Everyone has a different goal, focus and vehicle they’re bringing to the table. Jason Schaefer and his 1929 Ford hot rod with a 454 big block Chevy engine is a perfect example. He’s having fun and keeping the spirit of original

Twin-Turbo 496 Big Block Chevy Milk Truck

When’s the last time you saw a milk truck driving around? Regardless, you’ve likely never seen a 10-second milk truck like Mark Cryer’s patina’d 1963 Divco with a twin-turbo 496 big block Chevy engine in it! Check it out!

’63 Milk Truck with a 496 Big Block Chevy

It’s rare you see a milk truck in any capacity today, let alone a patina’d 1963 Divco capable of 10-second passes at a drag strip. Mark Cryer and his team revamped a 1963 Divco milk truck, popped in a twin-turbo 496 big block Chevy engine, and have been leaving people amazed ever since. Check out

Blown 598 Big Block Chevy Engine

Royce Payton’s 1965 GT350 Mustang is one of those cars that actually looks as good as it sounds and sounds as good as it looks. That’s in large part thanks to its blown 598 big block Chevy engine. Check it out!

Holley Transmission Installation Kits for Small-Block and Big-Block Chevy Applications

Holley’s Transmission Installation Kits come complete with everything you will need to bolt a Tremec TKX or TKO transmission to a Chevrolet Small-Block or Big-Block V8 built between 1955 and 2000. The kits are built using a mixture of our best brands, including Lakewood, Hays and Mr. Gasket, these kits include items like the pilot

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’65 Mustang with a Blown 598 Big Block Chevy Engine

During day 1 of Sick Week 2022, we saw Royce Payton’s 1965 Mustang with a blown 598 big block Chevy engine dominating the front half of the car. It looked amazing, sounded even better, and ran like hell, so we got the scoop for an Engine of the Week.