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  • Best Engines of SEMA 2019 #MTSEMA19

Best Engines of SEMA 2019 #MTSEMA19

Day One of the SEMA Show

John Lehenbauer
Nov 6, 2019

The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association's show (SEMA) at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the premiere location to see some of the most clever, ingenious, and outrageous engine builds in the world. Many of these builds are mounted in some of the most amazingly creative automotive builds. To bring you the best truck engine builds on the first day of SEMA 2019, we dodged people and scoured the aisles of the show.


Photo 2/13   |   This beautiful Magnuson TVS 2300 supercharged Gen V LT 6.2 V-8 rests in the whited-out engine bay of custom '68 Chevrolet C-10.
Photo 3/13   |   002 Sema Engines One
Photo 4/13   |   Not really a conventional truck engine, but this J45 Westinghouse Jet engine does run on diesel fuel and is mounted to a '77 Peterbilt 352 Cabover. The jet propels the Peterbilt down the -mile in 9.10 seconds.

Repurposing old, obsolete engines into rat rods adds that extra custom touch.

Photo 8/13   |   You don't often see an Inline-6 Chevrolet engine with dual fuel injection throttle bodies and a turbocharger.
Photo 9/13   |   Got to love a custom-painted supercharged Hemi in a hot rod pickup.
Photo 10/13   |   009 Sema Engines One
Photo 11/13   |   This rear-mounted blown Hemi resides in another Hot Wheels inspired custom pickup.
Photo 12/13   |   Cummins 4BT with custom turbocharging, mounted in a rat rod pickup.
Photo 13/13   |   Supercharged small block Chevy mounted mid-engine in a Hot Wheels inspired International Harvester.