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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

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Pat Musi Gives a Tour of His Engine Shop and Race Shop

Any chance we get to hang with Pat Musi for a day, we jump at it. His wealth of engine and racing knowledge is seemingly never ending. We recently got to check out Pat Musi Racing Engines and Pat’s newly built race shop during our trip to Mooresville, NC. Check it out!

Twin-Turbo 427 cid LS Engine

Somewhere in the range of 1,500-1,700 horsepower, this LS-powered ’68 Chevelle made a new personal best pass for owner Tanner Stover at Sick Week this year. Check it out!

Import Engines: A Look at the 2JZ

Many of the biggest names in motorsports have built and used the 2JZ in their own racing machines, proving that the engine platform can be competitive in various formats.

Complete Engine Packages

In today’s world of supply chain disruptions, it is a big benefit to be able to source an entire engine system and not have to wait for that last back-ordered component to arrive.

The Story of Callies Performance Products

We recently got access to go inside Callies Performance Products‘ Fostoria, OH facility and speak with owner Rick Norton and his son Heath Norton, up close and personal. What we got was the story of how Callies came to be a leading manufacturer of engine components, and where the company is going next.

Dream Engine Giveaway Ep. 4 – Bottom End Assembly

Now that Chris has checked all our specs, we begin to assemble the bottom end components of our small block Ford such as the rotating assembly, main and rod bearings and the camshaft. Next episode, we will be getting into our cylinder head assembly and more of the valvetrain components. Thanks to our Component PartnersWorld

One-on-One with Jillian McLaughlin of Precision Machine Engine

Earlier this year we caught up with Jillian McLaughlin of Precision Machine Engine (PME) out in North Highlands, CA. Jillian is just a few years into her engine shop journey, but she’s picked up the ins and outs of numerous engine work quickly, and can be seen on Instagram doing her thing for PME. We

King to Host PRI Tech Seminar and Launches Can-Am Bearings

King Engine Bearings will be hosting an engine builder roundtable at the 2022 Performance Racing Industry (PRI) trade show in Indianapolis.  “Master the Engine” seminar will be hosted by King’s Technical Manager, Ron Sledge, with six engine builders in a Q&A format, uncovering the latest engine building trends, best practices, and insider tips and tricks.

Tight Tolerances and Building Power

As you ascend Mt. Everest, you reach an area called the death zone. Once you climb high enough, the margin of error becomes perilously thin. That death zone also applies to engines. As the horsepower per cubic inch and rpm increase, the margin of error decreases. 

Enter to Win Engine Builder’s Dream Engine Giveaway

Engine Builder magazine is giving away an 800+ horsepower Twin-Supercharged Small Block Ford engine to one lucky winner.

1-on-1 with Tricia Musi

We recently caught up with Tricia Musi of Pat Musi Racing Engines and drag racing fame to talk about what she’s had going on lately. From working on cars and engines to drag racing with both Popeye and a new car nicknamed Double Trouble, Tricia has been keeping busy.