Building a stout power plant for your muscle car is usually the first step in the build. Calculating horsepower and torque helps navigate chassis and suspension set-up as well as transmission and differential needs.
When building a small-block mouse or big-block rat for your pride and joy there are a few roads you can travel. You can pick up a donor block and head for the machine shop, or you can purchase a brand new engine block from Dart Machinery and skip the worries of paper-thin cylinder walls from numerous bore jobs and potential cracks revealed after the hot tank and magna flux sessions. Consider the cost involved with using an original equipment used block. (more…)