I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Jensen’s Engine Technologies and our race team. I would like to start off by giving you a bit of background information on Jensen’s Engine Technologies, our race team, and myself. My earliest involvement in racing came through my older brother, Rich Jensen, who, when I was about 12 years old, started competing in one form or another of motor sports, from go-carts to drag racing, modifieds and late models. Lacking the financial resources to race myself, I participated by helping Richie in any way possible.
By the time I turned 16, the need to build a racecar of my own was finally fulfilled. I purchased a 1968 Camaro and built my first engine, which promptly blew up before leaving the garage. (I have since learned a great deal about engine oiling). From that point on, it has been a constantly rising learning curve. Whenever I could scrape together some cash, it went into a newer, faster engine for my car.
In 1985, at age 20, I was working full-time in an industrial machine shop and part-time in an automotive machine shop. For 7 years I maintained this 2-job status, getting plenty of experience machining and building performance racing engines.
I gave up the part-time job in 1992, bought some equipment and opened my own engine shop. For the next 3 years the shop stayed part-time and produced a number of winning race engines, from Street Stocks to Late Models, even nitrous drag engines, one of which produced well over 1,000 hp (from 434 cu. in.), and pushed my Camaro into the 7’s, making it the first small block street car to achieve such an outstanding performance.
On January 1, 1995 I gave up my full-time machinist job, bought more equipment (including a near-new Hines engine balancer), and took on a partner, the late Tom Larnard who ran the parts counter. We were now a full-time operation and learning at an ever increasing pace.
Now, 20 years later, Jensen’s Engine Technologies is a very successful operation with a new 3,800 sq. ft. building and all of the equipment needed to build or rebuild engines from every aspect of the performance automotive field. At J.E.T. we build race engines for drag, oval, marine, and even mud boggers. We also build performance engines for street use and restorations. We can perform all automotive machine shop operations in house for race or stock jobs, all with a level of precision and craftsmanship that you will not find anywhere else at any price. If you check out our shop order form by clicking on the link on the website, you will find that our job and labor rates are very reasonable. And with our buying power we are able to offer the best pricing on hardcore race engine parts. This, coupled with our low overhead, makes it possible for you to get a high quality engine at the best possible price.
Our research and development is done on our in house dyno and also at the track with our 2 in house race cars. The primary car is a 1968 Mcamis Camaro with a turbocharged 427 small block that has set several ET records including.
The first turbocharged car to break the 3 second barrier in the 1/8 mile.
In 2008 we set the ADRL pro nitrous ET record @ 3.87 seconds
In 2009 we were the first small block powered door car to make a 5 second pass 5.94 @ 243 mph
In addition to the turbo car we also have a 1941 willys street car that we use for research on the pump gas engines. It uses our street package #3 and to date has run a best of 8.41 @ 159 all motor on pump gas. We also work closely with several drag and oval track teams to gather information that helps us build the best engines for any form of motorsports.
If you are considering a new engine or upgrading your existing engine call the shop and Andy will personally help you design and build the best combination for your needs. Thank you for considering Jensen’s