SEMA-Member Companies Donate Parts for Charity Engine Build

Oct 18, 2011

A group of SEMA-member companies have donated products for a small-block Ford engine build. The engine will be auctioned off on eBay in conjunction with the 2011 SEMA Show.

Proceeds from the auction will benefit the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund. The engine will be assembled and dyno-tested at Ed Pink Racing Engines in Van Nuys, California.

The 347-cid engine is based on the Ford small-block design, and its foundation is a Dart 302 block and Pro 1 aluminum heads. The engine will be constructed entirely out of aftermarket components, according to SEMA.

It will have 9.5:1 compression and is estimated to be able to produce over 400 horsepower on pump gas. Companies that have donated part for the charity project include ARP, ATI, Champion, Comp Cams, Crane Cams Ignitions, Dart, Edelbrock, Fel-Pro, Hedman, Joe Gibbs Driven, Mahle, Manley, Milodon, Moroso, Powermaster, Scat, Speed-Pro and Total Seal.

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to university, college or trade school students that are seeking a career in the automotive industry.

To date, the SMSF has given out nearly $2 million in scholarships, according to SEMA.

To read more about this engine build, as well as several vehicles that will also be auctioned off, click here.