Take a Shop Tour of Late Model Engines With Ryan Martin (Fireball Camaro)
Sometimes, we just can’t help but look at a racing machine and be left in complete awe. Even when we have figured out how certain systems come together to work, trying to figure out the science behind it and how a genius person or group of people managed to evolve this technology to the place where it is can simply continue to be mind-blowing.
This time, we get to get up close and personal with the folks who are very responsible for developing such mind-blowing technology. How they even come up with some of these things is simply beyond me as the folks at Late Model Engines really go above and beyond in the name of pursuing perfection.
In this particular video, Ryan Martin a.k.a. “Fireball” takes us behind the scenes at LME to take a shop tour. Those who are invested in the world of racing are going to want to buckle up and grab their popcorn for this one as we get to check in with everything from how LME cleans and inspects blocks all the way to how they undergo precision machining that makes sure that every single surface is as close to perfect as is humanly possible. We’re talking about thousands of an inch of perfection.
About Late Model Engines (LME)
“Late Model Engines, LME, specializes in high-performance LS and new LT engine development. Located in Houston, Texas, they maintain a fully equipped machine shop including multiple three-axis CNC block machining centers, Sunnen honing systems, Hines electronic balancer, SuperFlow flow bench, and SuperFlow EFI engine dyno. As a strictly custom engine machine shop, 100% of our research and development is dedicated to improving the efficiency and reliability of each high-performance LS and LT based engine.
While they serve horsepower needs for international clients, they have built a large base in the USA, where they currently power the top four of the fastest 25 LSXs in Texas. Assisting them in their quest for horsepower is their in-house EFI engine dyno which allows them to tailor the dynamics of each engine to the customer’s specific needs and validate engine performance. Through attention to detail, quality components and superior customer service, LME provides unsurpassed performance and the highest quality custom engines available in the LSX market today”
By following along with the video below, we get to check in with the process that is as much of an art form as it is a science. Come race day, everything needs to be firing on all cylinders and all parts need to be working together in perfect harmony which means making sure that every last component is operating at the top of its game. This video gives us a piece of the pie that shows why the folks at LME are one of the best in the business at facilitating just that.