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Cometic Gasket Acquires Klotz Synthetic Lubricants

Cometic Gasket, a supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the automotive, powersports, original equipment and remanufactured engine industries, announced it has acquired Klotz Synthetic Lubricants.  Based in Fort Wayne, IN, and founded by John C. Klotz Jr., in 1959, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants specializes in providing superior lubricants to racers, performance enthusiasts, and traditional end-users. For

Cometic Gasket and Roush Yates Engines Extend Partnership

Cometic Gasket is the exclusive engine gasket of the Ford FR9 EFI Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and Ford FR9 Carb NASCAR Xfinity Series engines that power cars at 73 events during the 2019 NASCAR season.

Video: Engine of the Week – 570 cid Hemi Engine

Mike Moran of Moran Motorsports in Taylor, MI began developing this 570 cid Hemi engine capable of 4,400 hp nine years ago. Moran finally finished the engine earlier in 2018 and wound up with a 5,295 hp, 100% billet engine! Find out what it took to make this one-of-kind engine in our Engine of the Week sponsored by Cometic Gasket and Penn Grade Motor Oil.

557 cid Mopar Mega Block Engine

When Happs CNC Performance Engines’ employee Dan Chenoweth found a mega block available in Syracuse, NY, he jumped at the chance to turn it into a racing engine. Along with shop owner Keith Happs, the machine shop turned this 440 Mopar mega block into a 557 cid racing machine capable of 900-950 hp. Find out what went into this relatively rare build.

4G63 Evo 8 Engine

Coming from a technician background, Roni Almasi was tired of simply repairing something back to working order. Instead, he wanted to build engines that made more horsepower and featured better engineering than they previously did. He and a business partner started JRP Performance seven months ago and are focused on import engines like this 4G63 Evo 8. Find out the details of this 1,000-hp Evo drag racing engine!

Baldwin Racing Engines’ 440 LS Late-Model Dirt Engine Wins Engine of the Year 2018

Following a voting contest in November, Baldwin Racing Engines’ 440 LS Late-Model Dirt engine came away the winner of Engine Builder magazine’s 2018 Engine of the Year contest sponsored by Penn Grade and Cometic Gasket. Jeff and his team were presented a custom milled valve cover trophy at the Engine Builder PRI Party Wednesday, December 5 at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Indianapolis. 

4.600˝ Bore Space SB Chevy Billet Engine

Dave Visner of Visner Engine Development saw some shortcomings with small block Chevys, and noticed that there was a market for big cubic inch small block Chevys. In response, he developed this 4.600˝ bore space small block Chevy engine package as a very viable racing set up for fast racing applications. With some small block engines making close to 4,000 horsepower, Visner built an engine that could handle the power and still be considered a small block.

GM 604 RUSH Engine

Every year, Ingram Engines pumps out an average of 130 engines. Of those 130 engines, nearly 100 of them are GM 604 engines built for racing series such as RUSH, Crate USA, SECA and FastTrak. Find out what goes into making this engine such an impressive powerplant out on the track.

Motor City Billet Bullet aka 670 cid Hemi Engine

Today’s engine is something special. It’s made 100% of billet aluminum. It required new dyno and turbo technology to be made in order to achieve its performance goals. It took eight years to perfect and is a barrier-breaking engine combination. Moran Motorsports had an initial goal of 4,400 hp based off of turbo technology at the time. However, Moran’s horsepower goal changed with better turbos, and the engine made 5,295 hp at 7,300 rpm earlier this summer… but he’s not satisfied just yet! Find out what went into this incredible build and how much further Moran thinks he can push its limits.

Video: Engine of the Week – Mickey Thompson 3-Valve Chevy V8

Engine of the Week sponsored by Cometic Gasket and Penn Grade Motor Oil features this Mickey Thompson 3-Valve Chevy V8 engine out of a 1968 Indycar. The engine was completely rebuilt by Jason Ore of 955 Automotive in Erie, PA.

Twin-Turbo 540 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Nearly four years ago, Michael Rudd took a leap of faith after losing his job to get back to what his true passion was – engine building. He opened Rudd Racing Engines and was quickly building engines like this boosted 540 cid big block Chevy engine, which has put his shop on the map. Find out what went into making this more than 2,000 hp monster!

376 cid Mopar Engine

Building engines for customers is what pays the bills, but its not very often that engine builders get to go head-to-head for bragging rights outside of the racetrack. So when Jack Barna of Valley Performance and Machine Service heard about the Race Engine Challenge, he wasted no time putting together this 376 cid Mopar engine. Find out what went into the build and how he faired on the dyno!