Local burn-out enthusiast Lucky Costa stopped by our shop last year to talk about a turbo engine build for his 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle, known by his many followers as “ChevHell”….

The Motortrend’s Hot Rod Garage co-host later had a change of heart and decided to supercharge the engine and put it into his ’67 Chevy C10 shop truck instead.

Lucky’s ChevHell

ACE Racing Engines founder and chief engine builder Stefan Rossi gives us the lowdown on Lucky Costa’s Supercharged LS Engine build…

We started with an aluminum LC9 engine block, and added Callies rods, CP Carrillo pistons with Total Seal piston rings, Trick Flow cylinder heads and I worked with Nick Evdos at Brian Tooley Racing to spec a custom cam suitable for the 2300 MagnaCharger Lucky already had.

Stefan Rossi
Lucky Costa shop truck '67 c10
Lucky made a neat job of the engine installation, completed with ACE Racing Engines billet valve covers.

The engine is based on our LC9 Long Block with some tweaks to accommodate the supercharger. All our engines are custom built, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have something slightly different in mind, just like Lucky did!

Lucky’s and his C10 have become well recognized for their fabulous burnouts somewhere in Mexico…

Our friend and Editor of Hot Rod Magazine John McGann, recently wrote a great article about the evolution of Lucky’s C10. What’s Inside Lucky Costa’s Supercharged LS-Swapped 1967 Chevy C10. Check out the article and read up on the rest of the truck spec’s here: