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20 Engine Building Tips and Tricks

We help you build it better, stronger, faster.

By , Photography by Team Super Chevy

The engine is the heart and soul of any self-respecting muscle car. Typically in our market, the nastier the motor is the better. Lumpy cams and loud exhaust just let people know your car means business. Even though the market is almost flooded with pre-built crate engines, sometimes ability, budgets and/or pride dictate that you do it yourself. If you are a seasoned engine builder, then you probably know the value of doing things right, so your hard work and investment stand the test of time. The novice engine builder is where lack of knowledge could pose an issue.

We have compiled some of the best engine assembly tips and tricks to help you put it together easier, better, faster and maybe even help you avoid making a costly mistake along the way. These tips come from some of our best stories from the Super Chevy archive. The builders of the engines in the stories were kind enough to pass along these tips to help the home guy, but if building an engine is just out side your wheelhouse you can always contact them and let them assemble your perfect powerplant.

Specialty Machine Inc.
Shafiroff Racing Engines & Components
35 Davinci Dr.
NY  11716
Westech Performance Group
Mira Loma
CarTech Books
North Branch
Star Performance Products
254 Ott St. Unit H
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