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1290 HP, 421ci Small Block Chevy Build

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Sportsman racers have pretty much gone big league thanks to a broad performance market that offers a remarkable variety of supercharging options and supporting components. Whether carbureted or fuel injected, the responsive aftermarket has provided...

383 Chevy: Beyond the Crate!

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Is the 383 Chevy the Most Popular Small Block Ever? That's easy to believe based on the number of rotating assemblies sold by Scat Enterprises. It's also noteworthy that the 383 originated from the performance community in the late seventies and became so popular that...

A 735hp 438ci Small-Block Ford Bullet

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This 438ci 735 HP Ford drag racing engine represents Hardcore Horsepower's unconventional, but forward-thinking effort to create a strong single four-barrel engine based on an all Windsor parts collection. The result is one bad ass...
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Building the 750 HP Ford Cobra Jet

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Ever wonder how carefully your Cobra Jet drag racing engine gets assembled at the factory? No doubt you've seen old newsreels with sweaty line workers ramming pistons into cylinder blocks on an endless conveyor line or...

663hp 434ci Small-Block Street Engine

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When tasked to build a 650hp+ street engine with lots of restrictions, Mike Petralia's Hardcore Horsepower, LLC in Franklin, TN crafted this 434ci beast ...

Blown Hi-Torque E85 Chevy Small Block

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The key to power for this 628 HP 383ci blown street small block was the 177-cid Roots-style Weiand supercharger combined with E85 pump gas.
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565ci Dart BBC Race Build

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Our sample engine build is a 565-ci big-block Chevy based around a Dart Big M cylinder block and Dart Big Chief Pro 1 aluminum cylinder heads. Following the step-by-step procedures is designed to simplify the mating of all the important com­ponents in the engine...

World’s First DOHC, 4-Valve per Cylinder Racing Engine

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The key concept to this timeless racing masterpiece is the airflow enhancing inclined 4-valve top end operating in a pent-roof combustion chamber and actuated by dual overhead camshafts. One hundred years and millions of racing miles later this configuration is still the most desirable racing design...
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540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute

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The new AFR cylinder heads are the central component of this remarkable piece; a real world engine designed to deliver off the hook performance without expensive power adders and in the face of fluctuating fuel quality...
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Montana Dodge Boys Scorch the Records

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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...

622 HP Blown Street Small Block

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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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Hardcore Horsepower’s 692 HP 406ci Chevy

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A 406 cubic inch small block is one of the most popular choices for Chevy powered sportsman drag racers seeking strong reliable power at reasonable cost. Careful planning and the right mix of parts can push the power close to 700 HP without exotic or costly components. Variations include the option to take the motor to 415ci, 421ci or even 434 cubic inches if so desired...

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

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Y-Block powered Ford pickup busts a move at 2013 Bonneville Nationals with a 147 MPH pass that served notice that the ol' Y-block is still in the game. Check out Tim and Kathy McMaster's 7000 rpm '62 Ford Y-block hauler and learn how Tim turned an aging Ford Y-block into a 7000 rpm screamer that...