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A Deep Dive on Crankshafts at Callies Performance Products

We made a visit to Fostoria, OH recently to sit down with Callies President Heath Norton, Sales Manager Brook Piper and engine builder Billy Briggs of Billy Briggs Racing Engines to discuss the latest in crankshaft technology, trends and manufacturing. Check out this episode of Intellectual Horsepower brought to you by Callies Performance Products.

A Different Dyno Design

The dyno is a valuable tool, so it’s nice when an engine builder feels confident in the setup of it. Enter the shipping container engine dyno design.

Perfecting Ring Seal Soup

Using modern honing machines, surface finishes, crosshatch angles, ring materials, and coatings all combine to create a more efficient engine.

Inside Pro Motor Engines in Mooresville, NC

During our recent trip to Charlotte and Mooresville, NC, we got the opportunity to tour Pro Motor Engines with owner Dennis Borem. This engine machine shop has a rich 40-year history of building engines for all three top NASCAR Series as well as ARCA, SCCA and NHRA. PME focuses on high performance engine building and

EB Takeover: TKM Performance

The team at TKM Performance invites you on a tour of their Denton, NC engine and machine shop in our latest Instagram Takeover. Lots of cool engine work going on here! https://www.tkmperformance.com

Tearing Down Justin Zeigler’s 3,336-HP Cummins Enforcer Engine

Recently, D&J Precision Machine owner Drew Pumphrey invited the Engine Builder team to his Cambridge, OH diesel shop to help tear down Justin Zeigler’s UCC record-setting 6.7L Cummins-based Enforcer engine. We go over what happened during the UCC weekend and what Drew expects to find before tearing it down to see the results.

Copper vs. MLS Gaskets for 1,500 HP

For a 1,500-hp capable engine, should it be sealed with copper or MLS gaskets?

Upgrading Your Diesel Transmission

When looking to add horsepower to your diesel engine, there are numerous upgrades that come to mind for most people, but one aspect usually overlooked is the transmission, and that’s a critical component to making sure horsepower actually gets to the ground. We cover some important transmission and fluid info in this episode of the

Update on Drag Racing Engines

When it comes to the foundation of drag race engines these days, a majority of builders are into the Hemi and the 481X platform.

Moran Mustang
Mild vs Wild – Horsepower At Any Cost (Diesel Edition) Ep. 1

Engine Builder editors Greg Jones and Brendan Baker take a trip to Canton, OH to visit Justin Zeigler and the guys at Zeigler Diesel Performance. Why? To discuss building up a pair of Gen 3 5.9L Cummins engines on both a mild budget and a wild budget. What build has more bang for the buck?

Episode 1: Insane Engine Moments – Stolen Horsepower

As an engine builder, you never know what each day may bring. It’s always something different. However, Charlie Buck Jr., owner of Buck Racing Engines in King, NC, wasn’t expecting this!

Antique Tractor Pulling

Just as how car racing first began, when the first two tractors were sold, the new owners must have decided to have a contest to see which tractor could outpull the other.