Long before there was Pro Touring, Pro Street, or Pro anything, the street was full of guys all trying to go fast. The game was to make more power than your buddy so you could dust him at the inevitable street joust that seemed to occur on almost any street corner.

Little has changed with hot rodding in the last 70 years or so. There’s just more people doing it now than there were when the first hot rodders squared off. The one overriding fact is that power is king. Big power will always win. To help you in your struggle for street supremacy, we’ve assembled seven engine combinations. Look closely—these combos are about more than just big horsepower numbers. If you pay more attention to the torque curves than the peak horsepower, you’ll be better off. These engines are intended as street-driven configurations and all power numbers are on 92-octane pump gas. The milder combinations can also deliver decent fuel mileage in addition to strong torque and great throttle response. As you can see, there’s more to a good street engine than big egos and peak horsepower.

Check out the combos in the sidebars below.

SOURCE
Barry Grant Carburetion
Dahlonega
GA  30533
Holley Performance Products
1801 Russellville Rd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
KY  42101
270-782-2900
www.holley.com
COMP Cams Jacobs Electronics Inc.
Midland
TX  79701
Crane Cams
530 Fentress Blvd.
Daytona Beach
FL  32114
3-86/-252-1151
N/A
www.cranecams.com
Mr. Gasket Co.
8700 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland
OH  44129
Crower Cams & Equipment
3333 Main St.
Chula Vista
CA  91911-5899
619-422-1191
Scat Enterprises
3-10/-370-5501
scatenterprises.com
Edelbrock
Dept. 5.0
2700 California St.
Torrance
CA  90503
310-781-2222
www.edelbrock.com
Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center
Lubbock
TX
N/A
www.sdparts.com
Hedman Hedders
16410 Manning Way
Cerritos
CA  90701
310-921-0404
www.hedman.com
World Products
Ronkonkoma
NY
6-31/-981-1918
www.worldcastings.com