The Powerstorm Race Series 429 cubic inch short block is rated to 1400hp and offers the ultimate in strength and performance. Created for racing applications with a power adder we start with a new GM LSX iron engine block. We then install our Powerstorm pistons, I beam rods, and a forged crank and more. We also go through all of our Race Series engine machining and assemble processes. If you'd like more information on them simple click on the Product Information tab above. The Powerstorm Race Series product line is built around proprietary race components and expert craftsmanship, designed to win races and survive whatever you can throw at them. Each and every aspect of the Powerstorm Race Series is carefully planned out, from the intensive design and development of the components, to the meticulous attention to detail in machining and building. With over a decade of race winning experience, along with numerous development partnerships with OEM racing teams, Livernois is able to leverage its broad knowledge and experience base into creating race winning engines. Whatever the type of racing, the Powerstorm Race Series engines are ready and up to the task. If you have any questions just give is a call 313-561-5500

Note; shown with optional cam,timing chain and oil pump installed.



Short Block

Livernois Motorsports cylinder head and valvetrain components are made in the USA and include dyno-proven cam profiles, valve spring kits, push rods, rocker arm braces, displacement on-demand eliminator kits, cam phaser lockouts and cam phaser limiter kits, as well as our full line of CNC-ported cylinder head offerings. All items are designed to meet stringent requirements for power, performance and durability, while requiring little-to-no modifications.

About Livernois Motorsports

Livernois Motorsports & Engineering has become best-known for revolutionary tuning and high-end performance products for late model Ford, Mopar and GM vehicles. The company is proud of its deep roots in the automotive and motorsports industry dating back to its original founding in 1949. Since then the company has expanded its product line to include tuning and performance components for desert racing, SCCA and drag racing. Livernois Motorsports is proud to engineer, test and manufacture its products in the USA.

Race Series Details & Specifics 

Deck Plate Honing 

Deck plate honing is used to ensure that the cylinder bores are as round as possible during the honing procedure. Normally when a cylinder head is bolted to the engine, the load of the bolts/studs being torqued causes the bores to deform. Most factory honed blocks at the OEM level, as well as most basic rebuilds, just employ honing the block without any kind of torque plate to replicate the stresses and bore deformation. While this still allows for a decent finished product, it leaves some performance on the table. Livernois uses a custom deck plate in order to perfectly replicate these stresses, and to ensure that the bores are perfectly round to ensure maximum ring seal and performance. Livernois uses it's own in house CNC department to make custom deck plates that exactly match the cylinder heads, which takes deck plate honing even one step beyond just using the more readilly available deck plates which are just ordinary pieces of aluminum.

Align Honing

In order to properly set main bearing clearances, as well as establish the proper crush on the main bearings, Livernois align hones every single engine we build. For a lot of our competition, align honing is an extra cost add-on, but at Livernois we're serious about performance and durability, and align honing the main bearing bores and setting main bearing clearance and bearing crush is a must, so we do it on every engine. This procedure uses a specific align honing machine, that uses an adjustable mandrel that has custom ground stones on it to hone out the main bores. This method involves checking bearing clearance and housing bore sizes, then determining the correct size the bores need to be and honing them to achieve this size. While our competition may skimp and omit this procedure, we believe strongly in need to align hone and properly set bearing clearances and bearing crush, on every engine we build. 

Rod Bearing Clearances

Another critical area of the engine is the rod bearings and setting rod bearing clearance. In order to ensure the correct rod bearing clearance, along with the correct bearing crush, we go through and measure and set every rod bearing clearance, on every engine we do. 

Block Deburr & Radiusing

Each engine is carefully hand deburred to ensure that stress risers and sharp edges are removed from the blocks. This is an important step, ensuring that the block will hold up at higher power levels. Some of the deburr work is to remove sharp edges to aid in assembly work, while other deburring is done to remove sharp edges that cause stress risers and potential wek points. 

Oil System Modifications

In order to ensure proper oil delivery to all the bearing surfaces in the engine, Livernois sepnds extra time modifying oil passages to remove flow restrictions. Beyond those steps Livernois also modifies oil holes for increased flow under pressure, and to ensure correct oiling at higher RPM and loads. 


Powerstorm custom pistons are designed exclusively by Livernois and only available through Livernois Motorsports. Each design is developed to match the specific needs and requirements of the engine and application. Where as most companies just use "off the shelf" pistons, Livernois know's that in order to achieve maximum performance and reliability that you can't just settle for off the shelf parts. Taking from over a decade of building winning race engines, alongside the extensive time spent working with OEMs on development, Livernois designs each piston to be a perfect fit for the application. Features like increased ringland thickness, increased skirt thickness, added struts and bracing, revised ringland stack, custom skirt profile, and many other things, all go into making a Powerstorm designed piston the best piston on the market. 


Powerstorm connecting rods and designs have become the industry standard design for many different engine families. From our H-beam design, to our higher end I-beam offerings, these rods are designed to handle the increased horsepower and torque of a modified performance engine. With standard features like ARP2000 upgraded bolts and precision tolerances of just .0001, these rods are the best available. 


Each crankshaft is precision balanced, and treated to a variety of treatments in order to ensure the best possible performance and durability. Our own in house CNC modifies the oil passages for increased flow, while added polishing steps ensure a perfect surface finish. 


  • LSX Iron Block 
  • Forged Crankshaft
  • Powerstom Custom Forged Pistons
  • Stainless Steel Ringset
  • Thick Wall Tool Steel Wristpin
  • Powerstorm Custom 4340 Forged I-Beam Connecting Rod
  • Tri-Metal Performance Coated Main Bearings
  • Tri-Metal Performance Coated Rod Bearings
  • Powerstorm Main Stud Kit

Machine & Assembly Work

  • CNC Probe Block
  • CNC Machine Block
  • Deck Plate Honed Cylinders
  • Main Housing Bores Align Honed 
  • Block Deburr and Radiusing 
  • Oil System Modifications
  • Balance Rotating Assembly
  • Rod Clearances Set
  • Rings Hand Gapped and Filed
  • Shortblock Assembly

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