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Point One Small Block Chevy Head Studs

Point One’s E190 head studs boast an impressive 190,000psi nominal tensile strength and are made from grade 8740 steel sourced only from US mills.

B&B Performance Adjustable Billet Timing Pointers

Available for SBC, BBC and SBF, pointers come with stainless steel pointer, fasteners and a black anodized finish.

timing pointers
Summit Racing Forged Pro Pistons

Made in the USA, Summit Racing Forged Pro Pistons are made using ultra-modern technology and materials so they’re stronger and lighter.

3 Engines for Sale – LS3 and Two Small Block Chevys

John Nijssen of Stroker Engine Exports is selling three performance V8 engine builds.

Summit Racing SPC Engine Block

These are brand new, heavy-duty castings that can handle up to 700 horsepower.

small block chevy engine block from Summit
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
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.

Comp Eliminator 347 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

Utilizing a unique block, a particular cylinder head and manifold combination and some parts from an old Pro Stock truck engine, Sandy Wilkins of Wilkins Racing Engines built his customer a 347 cid small block Chevy engine for Comp Eliminator that should make 2.88 horsepower per cubic inch! Check it out!

Wilkins Racing Engines’ 347 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

Stopping into Wilkins Racing Engines in Mooresville, NC was one of our favorite stops during our Charlotte trip earlier in 2023. Owner Sandy Wilkins showed us around his machine shop and gave us the details of a few engine builds like this Comp Eliminator 347 cid small block Chevy. It’s our Engine of the Week!

Stroker 421 cid Small Block Chevy UMP Dirt Modified Engine

When it comes to Dirt Modified engines, customers are looking for an engine combo that is durable and produces good power. For those reasons, Gibbons Motorsports’ stroker 421 cubic inch small block Chevy engine is a go-to package, and has thrived in this segment of racing. Check it out!

Gibbons Motorsports’ 421 cid Small Block Chevy Engine

We couldn’t highlight just one engine during our visit to Gibbons Motorsports earlier this year. This small block Chevy UMP dirt modified engine was also coming together in the assembly room of the Mooresville, NC-based engine machine shop. Shop owner Pete Gibbons told us all about it for our Engine of the Week.

Edelbrock and Pat Musi Talk Cylinder Heads

In this episode of Intellectual Horsepower, we got the opportunity to sit down with Edelbrock experts Mike Sanders and Rick Roberts, as well as Pat Musi of Pat Musi Racing Engines to talk all about cylinder heads. We discuss what goes into cylinder head manufacturing and development from the manufacturer level, as well as what