Billet Aluminum Engine Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
Billet Cylinder Head Repair

Following the 2022 Drag Week event, Steve Morris needed to repair one of the cylinders in Drag Week winner Tom Bailey’s Sick Seconds 2.0 drag car. Watch as he walks you through the process to get this head like brand new.

Repairing a Billet Engine Block

After every connecting rod in Steve Morris’ SMX engine effectively crumbled, his SMX billet block was in rough shape. The question he was confronted with was whether to fix the block or not – he decided to make the necessary repairs. Watch below.

DNR Custom’s Billet 6.7L Cummins Engine

At the end of April, the performance diesel crowd gathered at Wagler Motorsports Park in Lyons, IN for a weekend of racing, which included the Outlaw Diesel Super Series. Among the notable competitors was Derek Rose of DNR Customs and his brand-new, billet, 6.7L Cummins-based engine named Billet Bitch 2.0. According to Derek, this new

Steve Morris Engines’ New 3,500-HP SML Engine

After a customer wanted Steve’s SMX engine platform in an LS version, Steve developed the SML – an all-billet, 3,500-hp capable, custom engine package that’s perfect for endurance racing, drag racing or even drag and drive events. Watch as Steve discloses some of the details.

The Benefits of Billet: Inside Noonan Race Engineering’s LS Engine Development

When it comes to high-performance engine work, the old adage, ‘you get what you pay for,’ certainly applies. That’s doubly true when you start talking about billet engines and key components such as blocks, cylinder heads and manifolds. In the still very popular world of LS engines, some engine shop customers are opting more and more for billet engines. 

The Benefits of Billet
Noonan’s 4.8″ Billet Hemi Engine

During the 2021 PRI show, we got the chance to catch up with the folks at Noonan Race Engineering to chat about one of the shop’s best-selling engine combinations – a 4.8″ billet Hemi engine – which can be used in applications such as NHRA Pro Mod, Top Alcohol, Outlaw Pro Mod, and Tractor Pulling to the tune of 3,000+ horsepower. Find out what went into this billet build.

Goodwin Competition Billet Aluminum Semi Hemi Engine

Todd Goodwin of Goodwin Competition, Inc. has seen championship success after developing his own billet aluminum performance engine. Named the Semi Hemi, it is more than capable in drag racing, truck pulling and even marine applications. Oh, and did we mention its one of the highest horsepower pump gas engines in existence.