Build, photos and text by Mike Mavrigian This build features a GM LS platform, bored and stroked to 408 CID, with a 4.0305” bore and 4.000” stroke. A few of the notable elements include adapting Gen 1 smallblock Chevy valve covers to LS heads and a conversion to carburetion, this time using a [...]
Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian Note: This engine, as well as all of our engine projects, is designed, test-fit and assembled by Mike Mavrigian’s Birchwood Automotive facility in Creston, OH. Now that the block, oil pan, valley cover plate and timing cover have been painted, we can begin final assembly. [...]
WE COMPLETE THE SHORT BLOCK Build, text and photos by Mike Mavrigian In this build installment, I’ll cover camshaft, timing, oil pump, windage tray, oil pickup, front and rear engine covers, oil pan installation and more. Due to the length of this article, I’ll save cylinder head details and installation in the next part of this build [...]
New AMSOIL SAE 30 Break‐In Oil allows quick and efficient piston ring seating and protection for new and rebuilt engines. Cam lobes, lifters and rockers are protected by anti‐wear additives during the critical break‐in period when wear rates are the highest. In addition, increased film strength protects rod and main bearings from damage.
WE BEGIN THE BUILD OF A BORED STROKED PONTIAC 455 TO OBTAIN 501 CID AND ABOUT 600 PONIES. THE GOAL:TO CREATE AN IDEAL “INDIAN” POWERPLANT FOR STREET, STRIP AND STREET RODDER APPLICATIONS Prior to block machining, the block exterior was smoothed and detailed. Not only will this ressurected Pontiac provide some ground-pounding thump, but it’ll [...]
WE BUILD AN LS ENGINE ON A BUDGET AND TRANSFORM THE MODERN ENGINE INTO A RETRO MOTOR THAT HARKS BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS IN THE PROCESS. BASICALLY, WE’RE BUILDING A CARBURETED 327 CID LS ENGINE, WITH CUSTOM TOUCHES THAT REMIND US OF AN EARLY 1960′S SMALLBLOCK CHEVY We started with an [...]
With their all-in-one-box convenience and “no guesswork” performance appeal, Edelbrock Power Package Top End Kits are in high demand. Now Edelbrock is proud to introduce the new line of E-Street Power Package Top End kits for small-block Chevy, big-block Chevy and small-block Ford.
Trend has announced a new, premium tool steel solid flat tappet. Intended for use on cast iron camshafts, they suit Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, and Toyota V8s. Ideal for engines turning in excess of 7,000rpm with higher valve spring pressures these new tool steel tappets are designed for short track oval racing, Bracket racing, and [...]
EngineQuest (EQ®), a leading supplier of stock and performance cylinder heads and engine components, has introduced new replacement camshaft thrust plates for the aftermarket. With its one piece steel construction, the EQ Camshaft Thrust Plate secures the camshaft in the block so it always stays centered. It is perfect for replacing worn or [...]
Lunati has announced three new series of Voodoo camshafts for 4.6 liter Ford Modular 2-valve; 3-valve; and 4-valve engines. For the popular 3-valve version, they are introducing 14 new grinds. At the lower end of this series, the new cams provide significant power increases from idle to 6,500 rpm while using stock valve springs. At [...]