Just like his fellow Swede’s Stefan Gustafsson and Michael Westberg, Mikael Borggren got into the drag-and-drive scene a few years ago. He picked up this 1987 Volvo wagon in 2017 as a road car, but soon found himself upgrading and evolving it to the point it can make mid-6-second quarter-mile passes! That’s thanks to a
Achieving five consecutive days of mid-6-second passes and 1,000 miles driven on the street earned Michael Westberg the 2023 Sick Week overall win. His Chevy S10 features a 400 cubic inch twin-turbo LS Next engine. See what’s in this engine build done by ACE Racing Engines!
Michael Westberg, who hails from Sweden, has been racing here in the U.S. recently and he’s been a force to be reckoned with at drag-and-drive events. His Chevy S10 pickup truck features a twin-turbo 400 cubic inch LS engine built by ACE Racing Engines, and the engine just propelled Michael to a Sick Week victory
For our small block Ford build, we opted for a set of Callies’ Ultra I-beam connecting rods. We went with a 6.200″ rod that features a Chevy rod journal, despite our engine being a Ford platform. This rod’s quality construction and strong material make it a great choice for numerous applications and engines.
Proof that cars from the ’70s were awesome is Steve Groenink’s 1973 Toyota Celica. Saved from a farmer’s field, this Celica features a turbocharged 388 cid LS engine capable of 6-second passes. Check it out!
As day one of Sick Week 2023 came to a close at Orlando Speed World, we passed by the pit area of Steve Groenink. We did a double take of his 1973 Toyota Celica, which features a turbocharged 388 cubic inch LS engine. The 6-second capable build is our Engine of the Week!
This series rod has increased cheek surface with a larger radius to keep the big end stable in high-horsepower applications.
Having done a lot of the paint and bodywork himself, Will Tetro’s 1968 Nova stood out at the 2022 PRI show. His shop, Harbor Auto Restoration, helped build the car to handle 2,500 horsepower, and making that power is a twin-turbo 427 cubic inch LS engine built by Ochs Performance.
At the 2022 PRI Show, Frankenstein Engine Dynamics had several attractions in their booth beyond their own components. One of those attractions was Will Tetro’s 1968 Nova with a twin-turbo 427 cubic inch LS engine in it. Fortunately, Will was standing nearby and gave us some time to tell us about the details.
The Howell EFI LS-1 and Gen III/Vortec truck wiring harness is designed for manual or non-electronic transmission and includes mechanical throttle linkage. Options are available for emission connections or fan wiring.
Harmonic dampers are a component that seems simple on the outside, but there’s a lot more to dampers than you might think. Hear from the experts at Fluidampr.
Modern honing techniques are as much a performance concern as they are part of engine design, and that’s thanks to the much tighter tolerances and specifications engines need these days.