Nitrous Archives - Engine Builder Magazine
ProCharged 572 cid Big Block Chevy Engine

Inspired to build a hot rod with all its systems exposed, Leroy Edwards used his 50 years of mechanic experience to build this cool-looking car himself. Powering this hot rod is a ProCharged 572 cid big block Chevy engine with nitrous adding an extra kick. Check it out!

big block Chevy engine
872 cid Reher Morrison Pro Mod Nitrous Engine

A car like this 1966 Corvette featuring an 872 cid Reher Morrison Pro Mod nitrous engine is trying to kill itself every minute it’s running. But, a lot of this drag-and-drive racing is about loving the car you’re working on and feeling it’s a cool hot rod. John Ens and Dave Schroeder certainly have a cool hot rod, even if it’s a bit different! Check it out!

Dave Schroeder’s 872 cid Pro Mod Nitrous Engine

Dave Schroeder and John Ens have been at the drag-and-drive game for a long time. They’ve seen a thing or two and certainly experience3d a thing or two when it comes to this category of racing, and the 872 cid Pro Mod Nitrous engine built by Reher-Morrison is a build that stands out from the

Compound Turbocharged 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

Eric McMichael of McMichael’s Diesel Performance is a Ford guy through and through. His passion for the Blue Oval shines bright in his 2004 F-250, which features a compound-turbo 6.0L Powerstroke engine. Check it oit!

Chase Wells’ Turbocharged 6.8L Cummins Engine

Chase Wells and his team at 1 Way Diesel Performance are capable of all sorts of different diesel builds from show stoppers to all-out race vehicles. This week, we highlight one of Chase’s own trucks, which features a single-turbo 6.8L Cummins engine! Check it out.

Scheid Diesel’s Billet Cummins Dragster Engine

One of the coolest diesel dragsters around belongs to Scheid Diesel. Shop owner Dan Scheid and machinist and drag racer Jared Jones work together on the billet Cummins-powered dragster. We caught up with Jared during the 2023 Ultimate Callout Challenge to get the details of what makes their Cummins engine tick in this Diesel of

Scheid Cummins engine
415 cid Billet Cummins Engine in a Pro275 Cadillac

Ring Racing owner Jared Ring revealed a metamorphosis to this 2016 Cadillac ATS-V last week. The Cadillac is now equipped with radial tires and a 415 cid Cummins engine built by Freedom Racing Engines, and the combo just competed at Lights Out 15.

Cummins-powered Cadillac ATS-V Pro275 drag car
Paul Vasko’s LML Duramax-Powered Diesel Dragster

During our weekend at the 2023 Ultimate Callout Challenge, there were plenty of fun conversations, but speaking with drag racer Paul Vasko was definitely a highlight. His passion is contagious, and his diesel dragster is definitely badass, thanks in part to a turbocharged LML Duramax engine. It’s our Diesel of the Week brought to you

Paul Vasko LML Duramax
Supercharged 388 cid LS Engine

Hoping to reach new heights in the mile, this Cadillac customer brought his car and engine in for the School of Automotive Machinists & Technology to work their magic on. See what went into the supercharged LS engine platform.

Cadillac Supercharged LS engine
408 cid Nitrous LS Engine

During a tour of SAM Tech, we also got a chance to speak to a few students. One in particular, Jaylon Victorian, was nearing completion of a 408 cid nitrous LS engine. He applied his new engine building knowledge and skill set to the build, and it shines through in our latest Engine of the Week.

408 cid nitrous LS engine
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.

1,100-HP Nitrous LS Engine

During a recent visit to SAM Tech in Houston, we not only got a full tour of the school’s facility, but we also got to speak with a few students about their time there. One student in particular, Jaylon Victorian, was wrapping up an 1,100-hp nitrous LS engine build on the dyno. We spoke to

ls engine