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540ci All Motor Pump Gas Brute

The new AFR cylinder heads are the central component of this remarkable piece; a real world engine…
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GEN III Hemi Lifter Tick Solved

It’s no secret among engine builders and enthusiasts that hydraulic lifter and associated valvetrain…

Mystery Motor Development Engineer Bill Howell Tells All

Our first story on Chevrolet’s legendary mystery motor generated a lot of new questions and a…
427 mystery motor

Chevrolet 427 Mystery Motor

Most of the testing and development was done with 409ci versions. Development engineers were able…

663hp 434ci Small-Block Street Engine

When tasked to build a 650hp+ street engine with lots of restrictions, Mike Petralia's Hardcore…
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Why Johnson Hydraulic Roller Lifters Belong in Your Engine

Johnson Lifters wants to be your valve lifter source.  A primary supplier with  top tier manufacturing…

1969 Z/28 Canted Valve 302

An in depth look at a one-off all aluminum canted valve, crossram inducted Chevrolet small block…

Smokin’ the Speed Demon

February 7, 2016
George Poteet's Speed Demon streamliner is the fastest piston powered car in the world with Duttweiler…

Ford Debuts 2016 Mustang Cobra Jet Drag Package

The new 2016 Cobra Jet Mustang sports a blown Coyote 5.0L V8 engine with a refined Whipple 2.9L…

Fifty Years with Valley Head Service

Fifty years ago this month Larry Ofria began porting cylinder heads in a run-down old chicken coup…
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Why You Want ARP Bolts for Your Engine

ARP is the first thing you think of when you need fasteners for your race engine. Need some head…
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Top Pro Street Engines from the Car Craft Street Machine Nationals

Hot Pro Street engines were in plentiful supply at the 2014 Car Craft Street Machine Nationals…
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2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Boasts 707 HP

Dodge outpowers GM and Ford! They now claim the highest horsepower and torque figures offered by…

100+ Awesome Hot Rod Engines from the LA Roadster Show

Hot Rods and cool engines filled the Pomona, California fairgrounds for the 50th annual father's…

622 HP Blown Street Small Block

Sometimes a simple straightforward combination is best for a particular application. No tricks,…

Meaux Racing Heads tests 2101 HP Mud Truck Engine

December 6, 2013
This C&S Performance Engines bad boy made made 2,101 HP on a very easy nitrous squeeze, 1,611 HP…
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Hardcore Horsepower’s 692 HP 406ci Chevy

A 406 cubic inch small block is one of the most popular choices for Chevy powered sportsman drag…

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

Sonny's Racing Engines is now offering the first V8 racing engine to top 1000 cubic inches. The…

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

Y-Block powered Ford pickup busts a move at 2013 Bonneville Nationals with a 147 MPH pass that…

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

Hey fellas, All you drag racing fans will probably enjoy watching these videos of our Doomsday…
World Products Warhawk block sporting Arias heads

Hemi Head Chevy Big Blocks

February 28, 2013
Mitech Racing Engines in Placentia, California sports a lengthy list of record setting engines,…

1/8 Scale Ford 427 Sideoiler

One of those models is this Ford FE V8 427 sideoiler engine with Weber carbs; the engine that Carroll…
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The Doomsday Impala

February 7, 2013
According to Andy, the single 4-barrel car has run a best of 8.80 at 150mph with 489ci naturally…

Inside Warren Johnson’s Pro Stock Engine!

January 15, 2013
To those who follow NHRA Pro Stock, Warren Johnson needs no introduction. Winner of six Pro Stock…

Finding Vintage Big Blocks

December 27, 2012
Vintage Big Blocks www.vintagebigblocks.com stands out with an easy to use web site that lists…

Cool Cars and Engines at Riverside International Automotive Museum

December 18, 2012
For engine enthusiasts the best part is the opportunity to get up close to the open wheel cars…
Edelbrock

1 HP/ci Edelbrock 265 Chevy in 1956

December 5, 2012
In the mid-1950s, Ronnie Householder (who later headed up Chrysler’s NASCAR program) was the…

The Leo Goossen Archive

November 14, 2012
Readers interested in vintage Miller and Offy racing engines may be pleased to learn that the Leo…

The Duntov “Performance” Manifesto

“I ask him if he recalled when the small-block Chevy had been introduced in ’55, and if he…
Jay Brown FE Ford Expert

Ford FE Engine Power Secrets

Ford built FEs from 1958 through 1976, in a wide variety of configurations. Displacements included…

Next Gen Chevy LT1 Small Block Unveiled

October 24, 2012
Cheverolet has just release pre-production details of the next generation (Gen V) all aluminum…
Zora Duntov Interview

Zora Arkus Duntov’s Last Public Interview

Ever wonder where the "Z" came from in RPO codes like Z28, ZL1, Z06 and so forth? It stands for…