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3.3L Colombo 60-Degree V12 Ferrari Engine

Larry Ofria’s first customer was Carroll Shelby. More than 50 years later, his shop, Valley Head Service, is still cranking out top-notch engine work for customers like this recent rebuild of a 3.3L Colombo 60-degree V12 Ferrari engine. Find out what was needed to bring this prancing horse back to life.

413 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

Eddie Miller first built this 413 cid small block Chevy engine 16 years ago. His customer and life-long friend recently brought it in for a rebuild due to mileage and a bad roller. Miller’s shop, The Engine Works, rebuilt the 413 SBC engine with a goal of competing in Hot Rod’s Drag Week 2018. Find out what went into the rebuild.

Video: Engine of the Week – Big Bore LS Engine

This week we dive into the details of a big bore LS engine built by Jeff Ginter of Jeff Ginter Racing Engines located in Artesia, CA. Engine of the Week is sponsored by Cometic Gasket and Penn Grade Motor Oil.

605 Drag Boat Engine

Wanting to do things his own way, James Bostick decided to open his own engine machine shop in 2008. To do so he cashed out his retirement, bought some machines and founded Bostick Racing Engines in El Cajon, CA. Fast forward 10 years, Bostick Racing Engines continues to do things their own way and builds top-notch motors like this 605 drag boat engine. Find out what makes this marine engine special.

Mickey Thompson 3-Valve Chevy V8 IndyCar Engine

What happens when you awaken an iron beast after a 50-year slumber? Jason Ore of 955 Automotive described it as opening up a time capsule of sorts. The last time this 1967-’68 Mickey Thompson 3-valve Chevy V8 IndyCar engine lapped Indianapolis Motor Speedway was back in May 1968. Find out what it took to bring the engine and racecar up to Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance standards.

959 Big Buck Engine

It was about three years ago that Charlie Buck Jr. almost walked away from engine building. In 2015, Buck Racing Engines was broken into and nearly $500,000 worth of engines were stolen. The shop has since recovered, and things are back to normal, which means building engines like this 959 Big Buck nitrous engine. Don’t miss out on the details of this motor!

Big Bore LS Engine

Jeff Ginter didn’t have intentions of getting back into the racing industry, but that quickly changed when a customer asked him to build an off-road endurance engine. Now, Jeff Ginter Racing Engines almost exclusively builds LS engines like this big bore version for endurance racing applications. With roughly 800 hp on tap and north of 600 lb.-ft. of torque normally aspirated, who can blame him for coming back to engine building.

Video: Engine of the Week – All-Billet Chrysler Hemi-Based NHRA Pro Mod Engine

When $100,000 was on the line at the World Series of Pro Mod, Carl Stevens Jr., owner of Xtreme Racing Engines, kept his cool and his focus a 1/4-mile at a time. That’s exactly how he handles each engine build too. Find out what went into this all-billet Chrysler Hemi-based NHRA Pro Mod engine built for Rick Hord.

588 cid Big Block Chevy-Based Marine Engine

Daryl Hameetman of Hameetman Racing Engines didn’t have to build one, or two, or three, but rather eight engines for a customer in South Africa with two 50-foot boats that house four engines each! The eight identical 588 cid big block Chevy-based marine engines allow these boats to cruise at 140 mph! Find out what went into the logistics and an engine build of this caliber.

Vintage British Leyland Engine

When a repeat customer came to Fowler Automotive with a vintage Mini Cooper and its British Leyland engine looking to race with it, Ladd Fowler was eager to help make it a winning combo. The job wasn’t easy, but once Fowler was done with the rebuild, the car was no longer at the back of the pack. Find out what went into bringing this British Leyland engine back to life.

540 Big Block Chevy Marine Engine

Tyler Crockett Marine Engines might dabble in some monster truck and drag race engine building, but nearly 95 percent of the shop’s work is reserved for marine engines like this popular 540 cid big block Chevy built on a Dart block with a 4.250˝ crank in it. Find out what else goes into making this marine engine crank out 950 horsepower!

Video: Engine of the Week – 454 cid Twin-Turbo LS Engine

With plenty of power and great reliability, this 454 cid twin-turbo LS engine keeps customers knocking at Redline Performance’s door. Find out what makes this 454 LS Redline’s most popular engine package.