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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.

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