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98mm Twin-Turbo 572 cid SMX Engine

After keeping his 1993 wagon stashed away for the past nine years, when Steve Morris of Steve Morris Engines was ready to race again, he knew the wagon needed something special. Steve gave it a full Pro Mod chassis and one of his twin-turbo 572 cid SMX engine setups! Check out this awesome billet engine!

Steve Morris Engines’ SML Engine Details

Steve Morris goes more in-depth on his LS-based, all-billet SML engine.

Steve Morris Engines’ New 3,500-HP SML Engine

After a customer wanted Steve’s SMX engine platform in an LS version, Steve developed the SML – an all-billet, 3,500-hp capable, custom engine package that’s perfect for endurance racing, drag racing or even drag and drive events. Watch as Steve discloses some of the details.

Steve Morris Unveils the SMX Wagon

Now that the SMX engine build is done, Steve has installed it in the wagon and shows some additional goodies he has in store… but not all.

Steve Morris’ SMX Engine Gets Heads and Intake Installed

Now that the primary internals are all set, Steve shifts his focus to the top end of the SMX build and shows you his SMX cylinder head set up and intake.

Steve Gets Into the “Meat” of his SMX Engine Build

In this episode, Steve goes through finishes touches to the crank assembly, gets the camshaft situated, degrees the gear drive, talks about the engine’s oiling system, water plates to cover the water jackets, installs the oil pan, and more.

Steve Morris’ SMX Rotating Assembly

Now that you’ve seen the ins and outs of the SMX block, Steve goes over his selections for the rotating assembly (crank, rods, pistons) for the engine.

Steve Morris Reintroduces His SMX Wagon Project

It’s a rare occasion that engine builders get to work on their own projects, but Steve Morris recently got his wagon back out and is showing the ins and outs of his personal SMX engine build, which will debut at Sick Week 2022. In this episode he covers the SMX block characteristics.

Understanding Camshafts – Part 3 (Cam Design)

Now that Steve has run through lobe shapes and cam cores, you’re ready to put it all together in order to understand what goes into designing a custom camshaft, and the reasons behind certain decisions. If you missed Part 1 or Part 2, view them at the links.

Understanding Camshafts – Part 2 (Cam Cores)

There’s a lot of detailed information that comes with camshaft selection, but core size is one of the more important aspects as it dictates several other specifications of the cam itself. Steve explains in this episode. Stay tuned for the final Part 3 video on camshafts. If you missed Part 1, click here.

Understanding Camshafts – Part 1 (Lobe Shape)

The camshaft is to an engine as a conductor is to an orchestra. A lot rides on having the proper camshaft selected for your engine application. In Part 1 of this Steve Tech on camshafts, Steve Morris discusses lobe shape and the importance of choosing the right shape for your expected performance goals. Stay tuned

Results of Injector Failure Detonation

In this episode of Steve Tech, Steve Morris shows you what happens when things go wrong in a high-horsepower race engine. During a test session with a customer’s engine on the dyno, an injector connection failed, causing detonation. Find out what Steve now has to fix.

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