Montana Dodge Boys Scorch the Records
Building the 750 HP Ford Cobra Jet
Plymouth-Weslake Indy Engine for Sale
What FE Combination Would You Build?
622 HP Blown Street Small Block
Meaux Racing Heads tests 2101 HP Mud Truck Engine
Hardcore Horsepower’s 692 HP 406ci Chevy
304ci Y-block, 147 MPH…’62 Ford Pickup
PipeMax Creator Larry Meaux on Race Engine Head Porting
Montana Dodge Boys Scorch the Records

Montana Dodge Boys Scorch the Records

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Building the 750 HP Ford Cobra Jet

Building the 750 HP Ford Cobra Jet

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Plymouth-Weslake Indy Engine for Sale

Plymouth-Weslake Indy Engine for Sale

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What FE Combination Would You Build?

What FE Combination Would You Build?

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622 HP Blown Street Small Block

622 HP Blown Street Small Block

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Meaux Racing Heads tests 2101 HP Mud Truck Engine

Meaux Racing Heads tests 2101 HP Mud Truck Engine

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Hardcore Horsepower’s 692 HP 406ci Chevy

Hardcore Horsepower's 692 HP 406ci Chevy

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304ci Y-block, 147 MPH…’62 Ford Pickup

304ci Y-block, 147 MPH...'62 Ford Pickup

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PipeMax Creator Larry Meaux on Race Engine Head Porting

PipeMax Creator Larry Meaux on Race Engine Head Porting

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News & Reviews

  • Calico Coating’s New Web Site Calico Coating’s New Web Site
    Calico Coatings has launched a new web site designed to make it easy for engine builders to review and select the specific coatings or coated products they require for their racing or high performance applications...
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  • New Holley Ultra HP 2 Barrel Carbs New Holley Ultra HP 2 Barrel Carbs
    Holley is proud to introduce the all new Ultra HP 2 Barrel. Holley 2 barrels have been a mainstay in oval track racing for decades, but racers always want more. They want more tuning ability, more durability, more weight savings and more features, so Holley listened and designed the all new Ultra HP 2bbl...
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  • Smokin’ April Deals on Optima Batteries Smokin’ April Deals on Optima Batteries
    Our friends at Optima Batteries are offering a super generous deal on batteries and battery chargers during the month of April. Optima's powerful line of high performance batteries are...
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  • The Dawn of Pro Stock The Dawn of Pro Stock
    As spawned in the early seventies, the Pro Stock class introduced a powerful new force in drag racing. Evolving from the popularity of Super Stock class racing, Pro Stock quickly became a fan favorite. Drag racing fans came to see...
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  • New Chevy Big Block Parts Interchange New Chevy Big Block Parts Interchange
    In the all new edition of Chevy Big-Block Engine Parts Interchange, hundreds of factory part numbers, RPOs, and detailed color photos covering all generations of the Chevy big-block engine are included. Every component is detailed, from...
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  • New CP-Carrillo SBC and LS Bullet Con Rods New CP-Carrillo SBC and LS Bullet Con Rods
    Inspired by the top forms of motorsports, our goal is to offer a piston and rod alternative by introducing a high quality product at a affordable price. Extensive research and development along with
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  • Montana Dodge Boys Scorch the Records Montana Dodge Boys Scorch the Records
    The V4F (Vintage 4 cylinder Flathead) engine class at Bonneville requires only an original pre-1935 production cylinder block with displacement not to exceed 220 cubic inches and the hot rodding talent to make it sing. The Dodge Fast Four engine produced from late '27 to early '28 seemed a far better choice for...
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  • BONNEVILLE A Century of Speed BONNEVILLE A Century of Speed
    The 100th anniversary of land speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwest Utah is fittingly celebrated in “Bonneville: A Century of Speed” by David Fetherston with Ron Main. Debuting at the 2014 Grand National Roadster...
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  • Plymouth-Weslake Indy Engine for Sale Plymouth-Weslake Indy Engine for Sale
    You'll discover rare gold like this 1969 Plymouth-Weslake Indy car engine based off a 318ci stock block fitted with special OHC aluminum Weslake cylinder heads and slide port fuel injection. The accompanying photos show an original unrestored 1969 PLymouth-Weslake racing...
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  • Building the 750 HP Ford Cobra Jet Building the 750 HP Ford Cobra Jet
    Cobra Jet engines are assembled with all the care and prep that goes into a full race engine. The build techs take great pride in every assembly and their names are permanently recorded and associated with every engine they build...
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  • New Crate Engine “Header Kits” from Burns Stainless New Crate Engine “Header Kits” from Burns Stainless
    Burns Stainless LLC Offers Crate Engine “Header Kits” Optimized For Performance Engine swap headers are usually designed for convenience and not performance. Kits include all the items you need to fabricate your custom headers including flanges, mandrel bends, collectors and tabs.
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  • What FE Combination Would You Build? What FE Combination Would You Build?
    Ford FE engine enthusiasts are some of the most consistent viewers of this site so we have to ask the question. What's your favorite Ford FE engine and what particular FE engine combination do you think makes the best sense for a pump gas friendly hot street engine? Do you prefer a stroker or....
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  • 622 HP Blown Street Small Block 622 HP Blown Street Small Block
    Sometimes a simple straightforward combination is best for a particular application. No tricks, no overly exotic hardware; just regular hardcore speed equipment built around a standard Gen 1 small block for a traditional street rod or street machine. These are the bread and butter engines that any...
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  • How to Build Max-Performance Pontiac V-8s How to Build Max-Performance Pontiac V-8s
    We review a lot of engine tech books and find this iteration of CarTech's max power Pontiac book an informative look at what's currently out there in the world of high performance Pontiac hardware. And it provides the reader with six great sample engine builds from four top Pontiac engines builders. These builds range from...
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  • The Cars of Trans Am Racing, 1966-1972 The Cars of Trans Am Racing, 1966-1972
    Some of the best hardcore sedan racing ever seen occurred in the sixties when thinly disguised factory racing teams battled tooth and nail for on track supremacy with newly minted factory muscle cars in the wild SCCA Trans Am series. Effectively the road racing equivalent of factory stock car racing...
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Top Tech Tips

  • Engine Building Rules Part 1: Planning Engine Building Rules Part 1: Planning
    Consider a typical performance engine build plan that holds true for many budget based bracket racing builds and illustrates how insufficient research and planning can steer an engine project down the wrong path right from the beginning. The first mistake is...
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  • Effects Of Changes in Cam Timing and Lobe Separation Angle Effects Of Changes in Cam Timing and Lobe Separation Angle
    The following tables provided by COMP Cams illustrate how variations in lobe separation angle and cam timing affect engine behavior. Engine builders can refer to these characteristics often to determine the likely effect of any cam timing alterations they may contemplate...
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  • Camshaft Basics Camshaft Basics
    Pushrod based engines use two basic types of camshaft; either flat tappet or roller tappet. It’s a little more complicated than that, but it basically comes down to the type of lifter. Up until the mid-eighties most production engines used flat tappet lifters with a crowned face that rides directly on the camshaft lobe...
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  • Calculating Piston Speed Calculating Piston Speed
    Mean piston speed has long been used as an indicator of component durability under severe service. It is a good rule of thumb for evaluating engine potential and it is even more instructive if you calculate maximum piston speed since one of the axioms of engine performance dictates that power comes from engine speed...
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  • Porting Pointers Porting Pointers
    The objective of porting a cylinder head is to improve engine performance via constructive enhancements to the intake and exhaust flow paths. Before you get to this point however, it's important to determine the rpm range of the desired power band and how you want to shape and position the torque curve...
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  • Tuning Tips for Intake Manifold Deficiencies Tuning Tips for Intake Manifold Deficiencies
    Various modifications and adjustments can be applied to intake manifolds to fine tune them for specific performance requirements. Today we wanted to share an inside Tech Tip with you taken from the new CarTech book, Competition Engine Building: Advanced Engine Design and Assembly Techniques...
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  • How to Use a Dial Indicator How to Use a Dial Indicator
    Dial indicators are one of the primary measuring tools used in precision engine building. They are typically used to measure deck clearances, crankshaft thrust and straightness, lifter travel and other measurements that involve the distance between two surfaces...
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  • How to Use a Deck Bridge How to Use a Deck Bridge
    A deck bridge is a basic comparator tool that allows you to easily read dimensional differences between adjacent surfaces like the deck surface of your engine block and the top of your pistons. It is most commonly used to check deck height (either positive or negative)...
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  • Priority Main Oiling Priority Main Oiling
    Most OEM and aftermarket race cylinder blocks are configured for priority main oiling to protect the main bearings at high RPM. This oiling strategy gives priority to directly oiling the main bearings first. Pressurized oil within the main oil gallery follows a direct path to...
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  • How to Install ARP Main Cap Studs How to Install ARP Main Cap Studs
    Serious race engine builders mostly use high strength ARP studs to anchor the main caps. Studs provide a more even clamping force with higher tensile strength than most bolts and they are less highly stressed in the block ...
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