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Designing a Better LS Engine

After a customer wanted a Steve Morris Engines’ SMX in an LS version, Steve saw the upside and potential in the market, and a challenge to build a better LS.

The Importance of a Good Valve Job

The valve job ensures the mating surfaces of the valves and the seats properly control the air/fuel mixture.

Getting Better Cylinder Head Airflow

When it comes to improving horsepower and rpm, airflow has a lot to do with it, and it seems the job is one that’s never finished.

Horsepower and Head Gasket Technology

Head gaskets have one of the toughest job in an engine, and now we’re pushing them harder than ever, making it easier to expose the slightest weakness.

Drag Race Engine Heaven at TRE Racing Engines

Taylor Laster and his team at TRE Racing Engines in Cleveland, TX, outside of Houston, build some very nice and very fast engines. We got to see inside the engine machine shop to check out the operation first hand. We were in drag race engine heaven, and definitely came away impressed.

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

Comec RP1400CNC Resurfacer

The RP1400CNC resurfacer construction technology combines highly innovative solutions with tested technologies, like the linear guides and recirculating-ball feed screws.

Mild Vs. Wild Ep. 7 – R&R Engine and Machine and 5.9L Cummins Builds

Looking to get a pair of 5.9L Cummins engines built for our various budgets, we decided to visit Bryan Menke and his team at R&R Engine and Machine in Akron, OH. Check out this shop that’s been around nearly 60 years, and see what goes into our two Cummins engines. Mild vs. Wild is sponsored

Escaping the Houston Heat at H Squared Racing Engines

This past fall, we got to spend a few days in the Houston, TX area visiting engine shops. One of our first stops was to our old pal Halston Harrist and his shop H Squared Racing Engines. Over the past 13 years, H Squared has become a major player in the Houston area. Check out

H Squared Racing Engines
Engine Builder Magazine’s 2023 America’s Best Engine Shop Winners

Engine Builder magazine has announced the three winners of its 2023 America’s Best Engine Shops contest, sponsored by The ArmaKleen Company and Safety-Kleen. The three winners, Noonan Race Engineering (Race), Warren Diesel Injection (Diesel) and 955 Automotive (Vintage), accepted their awards during Engine Builder’s PRI Party, sponsored by The ArmaKleen Company and Safety-Kleen, at Tin

Take a Tour of PAR Racing Engines

During a recent trip to Spartanburg, SC, we had the opportunity to stop in PAR Racing Engines, a well-known race engine and machine shop owned by Scott Duggins. Scott showed us around and we definitely came away impressed.

Steve Morris Tackles a Tough Cylinder Head Repair

Cylinder head repairs like this don’t normally get done, but Steve Morris of @stevemorrisracing always seems to find a way!