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17,000 Sq.-Ft. of Engine Awesomeness at Late Model Engines

During a trip to Houston, TX last fall, we gave ourselves a few extra days to check out some shops in the area. One of the shops we had to stop into was Late Model Engines. Co-owners Bryan Neelen and Pecos Loughlin have established one of the best LS, LT and Hemi engine shops out

Naturally Aspirated 440 cid LT1 Engine

The folks at Late Model Engines in Houston, TX run a top-notch engine and machine shop. You don’t have to look much further than this naturally aspirated 440 cid LT1 engine build to see what we mean. It’s our Engine of the Week!

Naturally Aspirated 440 cid LT1 Engine from LME

We got to visit Houston, TX last fall for a few days, and one of our stops had to be to Late Model Engines. This engine and machine shop has been on the rise for two decades now, and co-owner Bryan Neelen and his team are reflective of the pinnacle of LS and LT engine

Late Model Engines' LT1 engine
Two Late Model Series to Merge

The American Late Model Series has merged with the Iron-Man Late Model Series and will rebrand as the Valvoline American Late Model Iron-Man Series. The series will compete under DIRTcar Late Model technical and tire rules, and will feature races in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Chris Tilley will manage day-to-day operations

Steve Francis Named World of Outlaws Late Models Series Director

Officials with the World of Outlaws CASE Construction Equipment Late Models have announced that current Series Competition Director Steve Francis will take over as the new series director starting at the Sunshine Nationals on January 19–21.  Casey Shuman will finish off his tenure as series director this weekend at the World of Outlaws World Finals,

Godzilla Billet Valve Covers

With the bigger cubic inches, LME decided to increase the breather size to -12ANs as opposed to the normal -10AN breathers on the LSs and GEN V LTs.

LME Valve Cover
Late Model Engines Valley Covers

Late Model Engines have added a few new features to their valley covers that make them stand out from the crowd.

LME valley covers
2,000+ HP Capable 416 cid LT Engine

Specializing in building LS and LT engines, Late Model Engines (LME) in Houston has been on the cutting edge of the GM late model market for a number of years. LME’s newly released combination consists of a 416 cubic inch iron block LT engine, capable of making 2,000 horsepower in a forced induction application. It’s

LME Billet Timing Chain Guide

The LME Billet Timing Chain Guide allows you to delete off the factory tensioner that is known to fluctuate and fail at high RPM and high boost levels. This will improve performance and reliability. For a limited time, (until Halloween) these are running 202$. The normal price will be 225$ after OCT 31st. If you

LME Billet Timing Chain Guide
LME Billet LT1/ LT4 VVT Delete Front Cover

You can get the front cover in a natural finish or powder-coated. This product for dry and wet sump applications.

LME Front Cover
2,000 HP 416 cid LT Engine

Late Model Engines just finished building an LT engine combination capable of 2,000 horsepower! Utilizing GM’s 6.6L iron block and a bunch of other aftermarket goodies, find out why this combination is expected to take the LT market by storm.

GM 6.6L LT Iron Block Engine

The build consists of a 416 cid iron block LT engine, capable of making 2,000 horsepower in a forced induction application. This is a combination becoming extremely popular for high output (1,500+ hp) engines in the latest model GM vehicles.