Mike Finnegan grew up riding around in the backseat of a jet boat, inches away from a 455 Olds engine. As a child, he thought his parents wanted to kill him. It’s tough to blame him! Going 150 mph in a 19-ft. boat is pretty insane. Mike Finnegan admits, that amount of speed in a boat on the water with no windshield, feels like you’re going to the moon. He fell in love with drag boat racing and recently built this 711 cid twin-turbo Hemi engine in a 19-ft. Peterson Place Craft. Find out what went into the build! Engine of the Week is sponsored by PennGrade Motor Oil and Elring – Das Original.
Pulled from a ’55 Imperial that had been sitting forever, this 331 cid Gen I Hemi came to Southern Marine and Automotive covered in rust and in need of serious help. Shop owner Ray Klaver worked to restore this old-school engine back to its glory days under a tight budget with big results. Find out
Pulled from a ’55 Imperial that had been sitting forever, this 331 cid Gen I Hemi came to Southern Marine and Automotive covered in rust and in need of serious help. Shop owner Ray Klaver worked to restore this old-school engine back to its glory days under a tight budget with big results. Find out what went into revitalizing this Gen I Hemi from the ’50s!
For the third consecutive year, Engine Builder magazine presented its Engine of the Year award, which stems from the Engine of the Week series, sponsored by PennGrade Motor Oil and Elring.
Looking to build a new race car to break records in 1/8th-mile drag racing, TKM Performance built this 4.900˝ Outlaw Hemi engine for a C7 Corvette. Find out how this engine makes well over 3,000 hp!
Ever since the Hellcat came out, Sampson Racing Engines has gotten into the 6.2L/6.4L BGE-based engines. The MN-based engine and machine shop recently completed a 428 cid Gen III Hemi Hellcat engine with some high horsepower capability. Find out what went into the machine work and build!
The original hemispherical combustion chamber engine design was introduced with the FirePower name for 1951 model-year Chrysler and was rated at 180 hp. The history of the Hemi is filled with plenty of memorable highlights such as Richard Petty’s dominance at the 1964 Daytona 500 where he lapped the field.
Greg Brown of Hammerhead Performance Engines knew he was going to build a small block Ford to compete in the Race Engine Challenge, and it would feature his specially designed Hemi heads.
Greg Brown of Hammerhead Performance Engines is no stranger to engine building or to engine dyno competitions. When he got the invite to compete in the inaugural Race Engine Challenge last fall, he immediately started planning out a winning engine combination. The result was this 393 cid small block Ford featuring Brown’s specially designed Hemi heads. Find out what else went into this strong build and how he faired in the Race Engine Challenge.
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.
When $100,000 was on the line two weeks ago 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.
From 1987 to 1990, Animal Jim’s 666-inch A/R Ford Hemi Boss that was called Damien, was all wrong for Jim’s purpose, which was running with a nitrous NOS Fogger power adder. In ‘90 and ‘91 Pro Modified, Damien was one of three engines that powered his Rick Jones Pro Mod Probe. Find out how Animal Jim made Damien work.