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World Products Motown LS / Small Block Chevy Hybrid Block

The block allows utilization of affordable small block components, while taking advantage of the LS engine’s high-flowing cylinder heads.

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.

Better Oil Galley Plug Removal

In this episode of Danny Soliz Says, Danny walks you through how to remove oil galley plugs in a timely and safe manner, so you don’t damage the block. Engines such as FEs have oil galley plugs all over the place. Make removal less of a headache.

Closed-Deck Engine Block Conversions

Want power at a low cost? Reliability will become your issue. Want it built for power and reliability? That’s going to hit your wallet harder… or is it? Enter the world of block conversions.

Closed Deck
Ultra-Smooth Surface Finishes

Determining the correct surface finish means you must consider the metallurgy of the head and block castings along with the type of head gasket you use.

Hoops for High Horsepower

The hoop offers better sealing against exhaust gases because rather than the pressure trying to escape from a flat-on-flat surface, the hoop creates a lock between the head and the block to better seal the engine.

LS Blocks, Main Caps & Bearings

Every build will have variances, which equate to a slightly different answer to the question of “what is the proper way to build a motor or set up the mains.” Each builder with experience should find their own formula for success.

Facts About Fasteners

Though fasteners are often taken for granted, using quality, high-performance studs and bolts can provide engine builders with important insurance toward long-term reliability.

Edelbrock Engine Blocks

These Edelbrock castings feature Siamese cylinder bores and splayed four-bolt mains to meet the demands of a high-horsepower build.

The Building Blocks of Diesel Engines

With diesel cylinder blocks, unlike gasoline blocks that may only deal with 25-35 pounds of pressure, diesel can be as much as 250 psi. The block is crucial to keeping everything together.

World Products 9.200˝ Ford Blocks

World Products has released a new 9.200˝ deck version of its Man O’War Ford small block. This block is ideal for the oval track market and drag racing applications.

Core Sourcing Heads & Blocks

Cores are the heart and soul of the engine rebuilding business. If you don’t have a core, you don’t have an engine to rebuild. The challenge is getting the right cores that are in demand, and at a price that you and your customers can afford.