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598 cid Big Block Chevy SR20 Engine

The folks at Wilson Race Engines, LLC specialize in big block Chevy SR20 engines, and build them for reliability and durability. The shop recently rebuilt this 598 cid SR20 engine with updated cylinder head porting and manifold CNC work to make it even faster. Find out what went into this build in our Engine of

Dirt Late Model Engines

The small blocks are preferred over the big blocks in dirt racing because of their lighter weight for better handling through the turns. In this type of racing, the way your car drives through the corners is way more important than horsepower down the straights.

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Turbocharged 454 Big Block Chevy Engine

After building more than 700 engines in his career, Joshua Gomez of MotorVation Performance, wanted to build himself an engine that was affordable, fast and stayed together. He hot rodded this 454 cid Gen V big block Chevy to the tune of 1,800 horsepower. Find out what went into the build in this episode of

All-Billet Twin-Turbo 632 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Steve Morris specializes in boosted, 1,000+ HP engine builds only. As such, one of his recent customers chose to have a used SME engine rebuilt to run on pump gas and methanol. It’s this all-billet, twin-turbo, 632 big block Chevy. Find out how much it made!

635 cid Big Block Chevy NA Engine

You’ve probably seen his work in a number of movies, TV shows, music videos, and more. Sammy Maloof is an engine builder and racer who has also built a career as a Hollywood stunt man. He’s one talented guy, so when customers come to him wanting big cubic inch engines built, Sammy makes sure to deliver, as he did with this 635 cu. in. big block Chevy engine for a drag race customer.

Lakewood Industries Bellhousings for Big Block Mopar Engines

Lakewood cast aluminum bellhousings connect Big Block Mopar engines to Mopar 3-spd, Mopar 4-spd or Ford style TKX/TKO transmissions. Designed as a compact, lightweight option for transmission swaps or upgrades. It can use either a 130 or 143 tooth flywheel and a 10.5 or 11 inch clutch. It is suited for factory style mechanical or

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1,004-HP 632 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

While much of the new car talk these days surrounds conversations of eliminating the internal combustion engine from existence for battery-powered EVs, there’s still a few OEMs looking to wet the appetites of us engine lovers. A perfect example is Chevy Performance’s new ZZ632/1000 big block engine – more than 1,000 horsepower and 632 cubic inches of gas guzzling performance!

1,000-HP Big Block Chevy Engine

When customers brought in a vintage, Lingenfelter-built, big block Chevy engine, Mike Moran was given free reign to do what was necessary to make more horsepower. Find out what Moran Motorsports did to upgrade the engine and just how much horsepower it picked up! Plus, get an overview of Moran’s custom engine dyno room!

454 Big Block Chevy Engine with EFI

While combing Summit Motorsports Park during the 2021 Hot Rod Power Tour for some standout cars and engines, we spotted Rick Cox and his 1961 Oldsmobile Dynamic 88, which had a 454 big block Chevy engine proudly on display. We had to know more and so should you. Check it out.

TRE Big Block Chevy Nitrous Engine

Five years ago in February, the guys at TRE Racing Engines were busy building engines, machining parts and testing engines on the dyno. It was a day just like any other. However, for owner Taylor Lastor and the rest of the employees at TRE Racing Engines in Cleveland, TX, this particular day would end much

Moran Motorsports Big Block Chevy Engine

When customers brought in a vintage, Lingenfelter-built, big block Chevy engine, Mike Moran was given free reign to do what was necessary to make more horsepower. Find out what Moran Motorsports did to upgrade the engine and just how much horsepower it picked up!

Compressed Air Supercharged 540 Big Block Chevy Engine

Instead of just building a good, bulletproof motor and throwing compressed air on it, Danny Soliz wanted to build a motor that was designed specifically for compressed air. See why compressed air supercharging is so valuable for boost and component life, and how it impacts this 540 big block Chevy build.