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We’re down to crunch time with only a few weeks to finish our Castrol Syntec Top Shop Challenge engine buildup. This engine build is one of the most fun projects that we’ve done in a while.

In the “Head Games” article (October issue) we showed you how Jerry took a new set of Trick Flow heads and took them apart, the reason being because we wanted to polish them, not because the heads needed to be gone through. This month, Jerry tackles the assembling of the long-block and leaving it ready for final assembly. We decided prep the engine and then candy painted the block using SEM custom colors. Touches like this were being done to separate us from the rest, since you know we are all about the paint and chrome. Soon people are going to know we are also about the need for speed, because our engine is going to get fully blinged out with some serious horsepower for the competition.

Jerry has been putting together this engine in stages and, after allowing the paint to dry, he assembled the Lunati bottom end. This Lunati billet crank was used to help the engine stay together with all of the torque that the Trick Flow heads and Comp turbos put out. Once Jerry finished the bottom end, he got the Castrol Syntec Lowrider engine ready for the final assembly and tuning.

Remember to go online and vote for your favorite Lowrider engine at; once there you can register for a chance to win this engine. Look out for next month’s installment where we wrap up the complete build, including spending some time on the dyno at Westech Performance in Mira Loma, California.