Finally, there's light at the end of the tunnel. In this, the fourth installment of Circle Track's Limited Late Model engine build, we're finishing up the assembly before heading back to KT Engine Development to dyno test our results. This is the fun part of the build, all the pre-fitting and measuring has already been done, and many of the steps on the following pages make the engine look complete. But just because we're doing "simple" things like bolting up the oil pan and valve covers, this is still not the time to get careless. Attention to detail is paramount if you want all your hard work to result in a race engine that not only makes good power but also will be dependable race after race.

Remember, our goal when we started this series, was not just to impress you with a cool engine when everything is finished, but to show you how you can do much of this work yourself. The money you save can go toward purchasing better-quality parts or the tire bill. It doesn't matter as long as it's assisting your racing program.

Along the way, we've tried to provide plenty of tips that will help you should you try to build-or rebuild-your own race engine. We chose a Chevrolet because it is by far the most popular make of engine to be found on tracks across the country, but no matter what brand you race or what class, much of what is found in this series can benefit you. After all, it doesn't matter if you are racing a pure stock or a Super Late Model, good engine-building practices don't vary. Let's get to it.