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DRZA Auto is a JDM and Nissan Playground

We first spoke to Derek and Rita Cho-Sam back in 2020 for our Engine of the Week series, and quickly came to realize that their shop, DRZA Auto, did some awesome work on Nissan cars and engines. While DRZA will take on other JDM work, the Nissan stuff is where Derek shines as a master

DRZA Auto
Ten Years Gone, Holdin’ On

Lately, I’ve had the Led Zeppelin song, Ten Years Gone, running through my head. The lyrics above signify my own 10 years here at Babcox Media. It seems crazy to think I’ve been working within the Engine Builder brand for a decade now! Half of that, I’ve been at the helm as Editor and now

Gettin’ Schooled Visiting SAM Tech

We couldn’t spend a few days in the Houston, TX area without taking some time to check out the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology, aka SAM Tech. This accredited trade school founded and operated by the Massingill family, has been getting people educated in engine building and machining for nearly 40 years, and over

SAM Tech
Shop Solutions – February 2024

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Engine Builder Hall of Fame Names Inaugural Class

The racing industry was built by talented, innovative and creative innovators, driven to achieve faster, quicker, higher performing engines. To show appreciation and support to the pioneers and those continuing to push engines further than they’ve gone before, the Engine Builder Hall of Fame has been established. The Engine Builder Hall of Fame mission statement

Drag Race Engine Heaven at TRE Racing Engines

Taylor Laster and his team at TRE Racing Engines in Cleveland, TX, outside of Houston, build some very nice and very fast engines. We got to see inside the engine machine shop to check out the operation first hand. We were in drag race engine heaven, and definitely came away impressed.

Racesaver Sprint Car Engine Part 2 – Engine Block Selection and Prep

This is the second in a series of articles about building a competitive sprint car engine that can successfully compete with crate and spec motors at a customer-friendly, business-boosting price point.  GM made many different block castings. For this project the older 2 piece main seal are preferred. There is a list of legal casting

Sunnen’s Engine Charity Sweepstakes to Award a Nick Ferri-Built Racing Engine

Sunnen Products Company and PRI continue a 28-year partnership to present the Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes at PRI 2016, December 8-10 in Indianapolis. Sunnen sponsors the Sweepstakes, which to date has donated over $500,000 to various charities around the country.

Foreign Exchange – Profiting From Import Engine Rebuilds

Today, vintage European cars are once again becoming popular, and often for the very same reasons that made them take off almost 60 years ago. Happily, along with increasing interest in such cars comes a rise in demand for engine rebuilding services.

Chevy 396 Engine Build

Walk through of a Big Block Chevy engine assembly 1972 402 engine.

CNG and Propane Engine Builds

Building engines for a living means building whatever a customer wants. With a growing market for alternative fuels you might find yourself building an engine for a customer who wants his engine to run on compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) or propane (liquefied petroleum gas or LP).