Chevy HHR with a LS1

2008 Chevy HHR with a LS1 V8

When the Chevy HHR debuted in 2006 you could only get them FWD and with a inline-four. However Cliff Lasater has spent the past three years correcting GM’s mistake. Cliff is converting his 2008 HHR Panel to RWD and installing a lot of components from a 2001 Camaro Z28. This includes the 5.3 L LS1 … Read more

Noonan Debuts Billet LSx and HEMI Engines

Noonan LS-EDGE full billet supercharged LSx V8

Noonan Ultimate Race Engineering out of Queensland just debuted their billet LS-EDGE LSx and HEMI H20 V8s at PRI 2016. The LSx block comes in either a water jacketed or solid model. The blocks are machined out of 6061 aluminum and feature up raised camshaft tunnel, choice of Cleveland or Chevy mains, and lifter bores. … Read more

Lincoln Mark VIII with a Turbo Coyote V8

1998 Lincoln Mark VIII with a Turbo 5.0 L Coyote V8

This 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII was built by Bobby Underwood who is the owner of Black Mamba Speed in Pasadena, Texas. When we first covered the project it was powered by a twin-turbo 5.0 L Coyote V8 that produced 850-900 horsepower. Since then the engine has been rebuilt and switched to a single Comp CT6X … Read more

Building a Porsche 911 with a Twin-turbo V8

1977 Porsche 911 with a twin-turbo LM7 V8

Speed Academy stopped by one of their friend’s garage to talk about his new project. The owner purchased a 1977 Porsche 911 that was originally built by Eddie Bello. The 911 came with a built twin-turbo 3.3 L flat-six that made about 650 horsepower to the wheels and did 10.40s in the quarter-mile. After getting … Read more

Billet Cummins Engine

Scheid Diesel billet 6.7 L Cummins inline-six

When a builder continues to push the factory block beyond its ability, it might be time for a billet block. Take for example Scheid Diesel’s billet Cummins. The inline-six has a displacement of 6.7 L (391 ci) and is predominately used for Pro-stock tractor pulling. The model photographed below runs a Wagler head and produces … Read more

1953 Volvo PV444 with a 800 HP 2JZ

1953 Volvo PV444 with a 2JZ-GTE

Stig Arne Solheim from Norway enjoys drifting Volvos. His previous machine of choice was a powerful Volvo 142. However when it was time to build something new he went with the classic style of a 1953 Volvo PV444. Powering the car is a 2JZ-GTE inline-six stroked to 3.4 liters. Running off a large Precision turbocharger … Read more