Recently, D&J Precision Machine owner Drew Pumphrey invited the Engine Builder team to his Cambridge, OH diesel shop to help tear down Justin Zeigler’s UCC record-setting 6.7L Cummins-based Enforcer engine. We go over what happened during the UCC weekend and what Drew expects to find before tearing it down to see the results.
Motivated by the steel industry and those coming back from WWII who got into welding, Steve Darnell built this custom welding truck complete with a 12-valve 5.9L Cummins as well as a 4-cylinder Cummins engine – both compound turbocharged. We got the details of the build during the 2022 Ultimate Callout Challenge.
We recently got to catch up with Tyree Smith of TyTech Performance during the Summit Midwest Drags at Edgewater Motorsports Park where the drag-and-drive event kicked off. Tyree was there to support a few customers as well as compete with his own 1987 Chevy Camaro Berlinetta powered by a turbocharged 383 Gen II LT1 engine. Check it out!
In this episode we chat with Tyree Smith of TyTech Performance who tells us the details of his 1987 Chevy Camaro Berlinetta with an 88mm turbocharged, 383 cid Gen II LT1 engine setup.
What started as a sad roller rescued from Kentucky has since turned into a turbocharged 427 LS monster capable of 6-second passes and 250 mph. Thanks to the Chechaks and Vinson Racing Engines, this 1998 Pontiac Trans Am is a serious drag-and-drive contender. Check out what went into this 2,000-hp LS engine build.
What started as a sad roller rescued from Kentucky has since turned into a turbocharged 427 LS monster capable of 6-second passes and 250 mph. Thanks to Steve Chechak, his son Steve and Vinson Racing Engines, this 1998 Pontiac Trans Am is a serious drag-and-drive contender. Check out what went into this 2,000-hp LS engine
At the end of April, the performance diesel crowd gathered at Wagler Motorsports Park in Lyons, IN for a weekend of racing, which included the Outlaw Diesel Super Series. Among the notable competitors was Derek Rose of DNR Customs and his brand-new, billet, 6.7L Cummins-based engine named Billet Bitch 2.0. According to Derek, this new
We can all relate to 650 horsepower eventually becoming boring. That was why Zack Gillespie decided to move from a naturally aspirated big block Chevy engine to a twin-turbo 540 cid big block Chevy capable of four-digit horsepower. Check it out!
From front to back and side to side, not a single inch of this 1931 Chevy 5-window coupe was left untouched. Done by Bruce Harvey of Pro Comp Custom, Rick Bird’s ‘Sho Bird’ recently won the 2022 Don Ridler award and the car features a 509 cid twin-turbo W series big block Chevy engine done by Shafiroff Racing Engines as the cherry on top.
There’s nothing more satisfying than a good turbo system…
We caught up with Aydan Bailey at Sick Week, a drag-and-drive event Aydan’s dad Tom Bailey is the founder and promoter of. Aydan was there to compete with his 1957 Chevy wagon and a twin-turbo 6.0L LS. Hear what’s under the hood in this Engine of the Week.
After thrashing for a month straight on his 1966 Chevy Nova SS and its twin-turbo 427 LS Next engine, Stefan Rossi of ACE Racing Engines wasn’t quite able to make it to Drag Week 2021 as he intended. However, when Sick Week 2022 was announced, Stefan and his team were all over it. We caught