SCAT Crankshafts is a proud sponsor of Engine Builder Magazine‘s “Engine of the Week” series. Recently, a 1,330cc BMC A-Series Road Sport engine built by MCCS Engineering was featured.


Michael Kent of MCCS Engineering in Gotham, England, recently finished an engine that will be installed in a Frogeye Sprite for street performance and the occasional track day. The build includes a selected 1,275cc engine block that got bored .060˝ over with an 11-stud conversion. After being cleaned, checked and inspected, it was fitted with some new parts.

Upgrades include a new crankshaft, new connecting rods, an Omega high-performance piston set, ARP hardware, new cam bearings, new core plugs, King main and rod bearings, a Vernier Duplex timing chain kit, and the engine was balanced. This engine will allow the Sprite to keep some bottom-end tractability with power outputs of 115 hp and nearly equal torque figures with its compression ratio of 10.75:1.

Here’s what Michael had to say about the build:

 “With us specializing in BMC A-series builds, we are prepared for and have seen most of the unexpected complications that can arise,” Kent says. “We know the best parts to use and we have essentially limited the amount of possible complications by setting our packages. This build went very smoothly, right the way through.”

About SCAT Enterprises

SCAT was founded in 1964 by Tom Lieb, who ran a parts business out of his parents’ garage while still in college. Over 50 years later, SCAT Enterprises offers a wide range of products under the SCAT Crankshafts and Procar by SCAT brands. In addition to a comprehensive line of crankshaft options, the brand offers high-quality connecting rods and rotating assemblies for a wide variety of applications, including Small and Big Block Chevy, Chevy LS, Small and Big Block Ford, Ford Modular, Vintage Ford, Small and Big Block Chrysler, Modern Hemi, Pontiac, Sport Compact, Motorcycle and Industrial. Additionally, SCAT Crankshafts can make a crankshaft from a raw billet to a finished crankshaft in its Redondo Beach, California, manufacturing facility.

Procar by SCAT, founded in 1980, offers stylish, comfortable aftermarket seats at an affordable price. Clean, classic lines are the hallmark of a Procar seat, which complements any auto – including street rod, cruiser, pony car, muscle car, off-road buggy, truck, or sport compact. Procar seats are easy to install with custom mounting brackets available for over 3,000 applications. The all-steel, TIG-welded frames are coated for ultimate strength and durability, while premium-grade fabrics and stitching will stand the test of time. Each Procar seat is built for style and most importantly, optimal comfort.

For more information visit www.scatcrankshafts.com and www.procarbyscat.com