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Aluminator 46x

New Ford Aluminator 46x 5.0L Shortblock

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The Ford Racing 46X Modular 5.0L Stroker shortblock is a great way to build modular power – from mild to wild – naturally aspirated or supercharged – 2 valve - 3 valve or 4 valve with forged Eagle steel crankshaft, forged Eagle H-beam connecting rods with floating piston pins, and forged Mahle pistons...
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Ford Z460 Crate Engine Pumps Big Power

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Ford Racing has taken its Boss Block to the max with the biggest small block Windsor crate engine ever – the Z460. With 575 horsepower and 575 Lb. Ft. of torque, Z460 packs a pump gas fueled punch that works well on the street and on the track. The foundation of the Z460 is the legendary Ford Racing Boss block topped off with high port/high flow Z-Heads. Premium components...

Ford Racing Performance Parts Announces New Z460 Short Block

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Ford Racing Performance Parts has taken its line of Boss block based crate engines to the max displacement with the largest small block Windsor short block ever at a whopping 460 cubic inches! With that many cubes to work with, it’s pretty easy to assemble a 550+ horsepower street cruiser...
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New LS7 Cam and Cylinder Head Package for 2010 and later Camaros

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Chevrolet engineers have developed a new cylinder head and camshaft package designed to be a direct replacement for 2010 and later Camaro SS models. The new factory power package revolves around a set of CNC-ported LS3 cylinder heads sporting 2.156/1.590-inch valves...
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New Comp Sportsman Solid Roller Lifters

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COMP Cams new Sportsman Lifters are offered in two configurations: a traditional needle bearing axle/wheel design or an optional bronze bushing axle/wheel setup. Each design features two pressurized EDM oil feeds to the axle, along with an edge orifice feed to the wheel. The body design utilizes a skirted wheel that strengthens the lifter ears and also provides more contact area...
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Chevrolet introduces 400 HP ZZ5 Small Block Crate Motor

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Traditional small block Chevy fans just received some love from Chevrolet Performance in the form of an all-new small block Chevy crate motor, the ZZ5 350. Building on the solid foundation of the original 350 HP and 385 HP Z4 engines, Chevrolet engineers groomed more power out of the package with further cylinder head...
COPO 427 crate engine

Chevrolet Expands COPO Crate Engines

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Nov. 4, 2013, SEMA Show, Las Vegas Chevrolet Performance is expanding the COPO engine family with the addition of both 2014 COPO Camaro engines. The current lineup consisting of the popular 7.0L, 427ci and a pair of 5.3L, 327 cubic inch versions is now supplemented by the new COPO 350 and the COPO 396, both naturally aspirated and offering...
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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...

Coated Carbs for Cooler Fuel

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Quick Fuel Technology™ (QFT) has introduced a highly durable coating that lowers fuel temperatures by 6% to ensure maximum power and response. It is impact and scratch resistant and also resists corrosion from under-hood chemicals and harsh environments found in marine applications or coastal regions. The high performance, high temperature PTFE coating is designed...

Sonny’s 1,005ci Billet V8 Cranks 2150 HP

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Sonny's Racing Engines is now offering the first V8 racing engine to top 1000 cubic inches. The new SRE V8 is one serious piece with a price tag approaching $110,000, but its easy to see how cost escalates quickly with a billet block and crank, billet cylinder heads, special sheet metal intake...

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...
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Summit Racing Engine Swap Specs

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Summit Racing has published a handy list of common dimensions for the most popular engines selected for engine swapping. Engine swaps always go better when you measure everything in advance and plan accordingly....

Garrett Announces SFI Spec Turbos for Drag Racing

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The introduction of Garrett's new SFI 61.1 Drag Race Spec Turbos is accompanied by a certified conversion program that allows racers to upgrade their current turbos to meet newly formulated SFI specs. The new utrbochargers give racers a choice of bolted inlet flange turbine housings or or available stainless v-band inlet flange turbine housings. The stainless steel v-band inlet housings offer...
Holley Terminator EFI

Holley’s New Terminator EFI System

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Holley Performance Products has introduced the new Terminator™ line of carburetor replacement fuel injection systems. Terminator EFI is designed to help enthusiasts easily change from a carburetor to EFI. The Terminator throttle body delivers fuel through an annular discharge ring for excellent...

Watch the Doomsday Impala Buildup, then Ride Along on an 8.69 Pass!

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Hey fellas, All you drag racing fans will probably enjoy watching these videos of our Doomsday Impala friends from the UK building their awesome "three years in the making" doomsday Impala.The car has been upgraded to a new 496ci engine and has cracked into the 8.60s at 152 MPH. If you like these videos, give Dave and Andy a shout out on youtube and let them know you appreciate their efforts...
Engine Builing

Engine Building Rules Part 1: Planning

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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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American V8 Firing Orders

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There’s nothing more frustrating than finishing up a build late at night and not remembering the firing order so you can install the plug wires and fire that baby up. Most of us naturally know the firing order for engines we are familiar with, but that doesn’t make much difference...

Basic Engine Block Prep 101

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It’s a time-honored tradition in the hot rod community - the day you take your block to the machinist for boring, decking, and line boring the mains. Sounds simple enough, but there is an amazing amount of precision measuring and machine work involved to do the job correctly. The good people at Speed-O-Motive in West Covina, California do this on a...
2012 COPO Camaro

2013 COPO Camaro Engine Lineup Announced

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The popular 427 returns since more than half of last year's 69 examples were ordered with the big 425 HP V-8. A new entry-level LS-based 325 HP 350 rated at 325 horsepower becomes the base engine along with an LS-based 396-cu.-in. big-block engine, making...
World Products Warhawk block sporting Arias heads

Hemi Head Chevy Big Blocks

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Mitech Racing Engines in Placentia, California sports a lengthy list of record setting engines, particularly in land speed record racing. They also specialize in custom engines for racing and street applications; among them some radical Chevy big blocks equipped with Arias...

1/8 Scale Ford 427 Sideoiler

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One of those models is this Ford FE V8 427 sideoiler engine with Weber carbs; the engine that Carroll Shelby chose for his semi-competition Cobras. Since I had already built one of those I figured it would be nice to have the engine as a stand alone Since I had already built one of those I figured it would be nice to have the engine as a stand alone model beside it. So I bought the virtual...
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The Doomsday Impala

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According to Andy, the single 4-barrel car has run a best of 8.80 at 150mph with 489ci naturally aspirated on methanol. They damaged the motor in 2012 so it was rebuilt to 496ci for 2013. They are hoping it will tip it below 8.80 as it already ran very consistent high 8's with...

Inside Warren Johnson’s Pro Stock Engine!

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To those who follow NHRA Pro Stock, Warren Johnson needs no introduction. Winner of six Pro Stock World Championships, "The Professor" was also the first to exceed 180 MPH, 190 MPH, and 200 MPH in an NHRA-legal Pro Stocker. He was named as one of...

Finding Vintage Big Blocks

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Vintage Big Blocks www.vintagebigblocks.com stands out with an easy to use web site that lists all the original blocks, cranks, heads, and manifolds they have collected for sale. Owner David Swartz (Swartz Enterprises) provides a well organized web site with listings by year...

Cool Cars and Engines at Riverside International Automotive Museum

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For engine enthusiasts the best part is the opportunity to get up close to the open wheel cars and study the engines which include turbocharged Meyer/Drake Offys, Gurney Eagles, and Ford and Toyota race engines. Modelers will love the opportunity to...