When you have a nice-looking engine, people always start inspecting the details. This can be a critical thing when building a show car, as the final touches will be what make or break you come trophy time.

Fortunately, you can have a visually appealing engine with just a few hours of time invested. It’s always easier to work on an engine on a stand, so we decided to show you what we’re talking about with this engine. This Ford 302 needed a reliable pulley system and a fuel line system that could later be chrome plated, but more importantly, keep the engine running efficiently and reliably.

This Holley-equipped engine came together nicely and received the final touches that will make a big difference. Now follow along as we added a few upgrades that will help this Ford burner run better and keep it looking good.