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Mike Magda is a veteran automotive writer with credits in publications such as Racecar Engineering, Hot Rod, Engine Technology International, Motor Trend, Automobile, Automotive Testing Technology and Professional Motorsport World. He was the editor of four national automotive magazines, including Chevy High Performance, and he has authored hundreds of automotive technical briefings. In covering nearly every type of motorsport, Magda has collaborated with many of racing's top engine builders and factory engineers.


Comp Cams, along with Snap-On Tools, is sponsoring the Engine Builder Duel at two locations on the Hot Rod Power Tour in June. Check out the story for all the details.

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There are numerous ways to get 1,000 horsepower in a street engine, but here’s the most imposing — a big-block Chevy. Check out the dyno results of this Rat from Precision Race Engines!

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Want to help MyClassicGarage help select an engine for its latest Mustang project car? Check out the story to find out how, and you may also win this cool car!!

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Composite intake manifolds can be fragile under high boost levels. This new billet intake from Late Model Engines is designed to give LS7 engines plenty of air through a big plenum and short runners.

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Mahle and WardsAuto have teamed to produced a chart that provides considerable data on all the engines currently offered in North American production cars and trucks. Check out the details inside!

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Ford’s 427 SOHC ‘Cammer’ engine is legendary but original parts are hard to find. Here’s a 760-horsepower buildup by Keith Craft using the latest in aftermarket parts!

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Jordan Lee, chief engineer on the new 6.2-liter LT4 engine that will power the upcoming Z06 Corvette, offers details on the new Gen V V8 and says there more power coming than the early 625-horsepower estimate.

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As Mopar celebrates 50 years of the 426 Hemi, EngineLabs asked Don Garlits to recall his first experiences with the new bullet. As with comedy, it was a matter of timing. Enjoy Big Daddy’s stories!!

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The Arias hemi designs for LS and 351W engines are starting to draw interest again. Check out the details of these two unique cylinder heads designed by a racing legend.

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The demand for a custom billet cam can come from builders of rare engines as well 3,000-horsepower drag racers. Crane Cams now offers a full-service custom-grind operation using tool-steel billet.

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Mopar Hemi “Apache” owners will appreciate the extra performance potential from these steel rocker-arm assemblies made by T&D Machine. They come in adjustable or non-adjustable styles. Read more inside.

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A 434ci engine based on the Dart LS Next block and making more than 700 horsepower will go on eBay December 12 to benefit the SEMA Scholarship Fund. Check out the details.

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Count ‘em…there are 10 velocity stacks on this Ford Windsor V8 intake manifold. So, we gotta ask: why? Read the story to learn more!

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Unwanted debris can get lodged in hoses and fittings after assembling an automotive plumbing system. Fragola now offers a garden-hose kit that connects to AN fitting for a thorough flush or pressure test.

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Edelbrock showcased numerous new products at SEMA, including an updated big-block tunnel ram intake, a CNC-machined head for Chrysler Hemi engines and huge LS3 intakes for big-horsepower applications.

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JE Pistons already has a line of direct replacement pistons for the new LT1 engine. Builders can choose from different compression ratios to accommodate boost or N/A upgrades. Also new are Ford Coyote pistons.

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