Building a 1200 hp Duramax V8 – Part 2

Turbo Duramax V8 1200 hp build series - bottom-end assembly

Wyatt from SketchyDA is back with an update on the Duramax build series. The goal is to build a Duramax diesel V8 capable of 1,200 horsepower for a Chevy C10 truck. Watch as Wyatt assemble the bottom-end using a LB7 block, Callies Compstar crankshaft, Wagler girdle, Carrilo rods, Mahle pistons, and Wagler AF Stage 2 … Read more

Real Street Performance Bottom-End Builders Guide

Real Street Performance bottom-end builders guide

Jay Meagher from Real Street Performance released a detailed bottom-end guide for anyone interested in building a performance engine. The article covers information and tips on pistons, rods, crankshafts, bearings, fastners, gaskets, and sleeves. The video below covers all the topics in the article. Source: Real Street Performance

LS4 V8 to 4T80E Detailed Guide

LS4 V8 block mated to a 4T80E four-speed automatic

Brandon Furches is known for building very powerful LS4 V8s. He’s able to put the LS4’s power to the ground thanks to a 4T80E automatic transmission. Brandon released a detailed guide to answer many of the questions he receives about the combination. In the video he covers the specs of the 4T80E transmission and the … Read more

Time Attack Opel GT with a Turbo 4.0 L Inline-Four Update

Time Attack Opel GT with a Turbo Thor Inline-Four

It’s been a year since we first shared the Opel GT “ER8” race car being built by Elmer Racing in Kirkkonummi, Finland to compete in World Time Attack Challenge. In that time Elmer Racing’s Oskar Elmgren released several videos discussing race design and parts in their ER8 project. The newest update covers the project’s amazing … Read more

LS7 V8 Reaches 11,230 RPM on Dyno

Spinal Tap 11000 rpm LS7 V8

Benjamin Strader at EFI University spent the last three years developing a LS7 V8 capable of 11,000+ rpm with help from Billy Godbold at Comp Cams. EngineLabs reports the 358 ci (5.8 L) V8 made 921 horsepower at 9,300 rpm and 545 lb-ft of torque at 8,000-8,200 rpm. Listen to the unique LSx V8 reach … Read more

Bullet Race Engineering’s New Billet RB30 Block

Bullet Race Engineering Billet RB30 Block

Andre Simon from High Performance Academy interviewed Darren Palumbo from Bullet Race Engineering (BRE) about their new RB-series block. The company made several improvements to allow for a stronger Callies Ultra Billet crankshaft. The company designed the block to use 2JZ main bearings and Honda rod bearings. They also increased wall thickness, keyway size, and … Read more