Columbus, Ohio – Chrome bumpers, candy paint, and 20 inch wheels are nice and all, but c’mon—the real magic of a car show like the Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals resides under the hoods of all these rides.

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From trusty AMC sixes to supercharged GM LT4s, there were plenty of powerplants to drool over. Take a look at what we found.

We identified some of the engines and RPO codes here, but if you can correct us, let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this article.

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What better place to start, than with a Mark IV Big Block? (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Mustangs were featured at this year’s Goodguys Summit Racing Nationals, which means we had plenty of opportunities to snap pics of super-clean Ford Windsors. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Don’t overlook the humble 307—our pal Jim Smart saw one get over 500 horsepower. Read about it here. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
We like us some air-cooled magic around these parts. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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We saw more than one LT4 engine swap in the custom crowd this year. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Randy Newman’s favorite small block. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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Which 351 are you looking at here? Hint. And you can know for sure by reading this: What’s the Difference Between a Ford 351 Windsor, Cleveland, or Modified Engine? (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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If the hood badges were any indication, this is a Pontiac 455 under the hood of a first-gen GTO. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Get ready for 18 cylinders of joy—Part 1: The Ford. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Part 2: The Chevy. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Part 3: The AMC. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
We’re pretty sure this is an L72—but correct us if we’re wrong in the comments below. (Image
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Some clever valve covers conceal the coil packs here, but there’s still no mistaking an LS. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Click here to see the whole Desoto. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
The 450 hp denotes the LS6, right? (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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Behold the secret behind the legendary Buick Grand National. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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We were happy to see this early Lincoln Y-block. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
The 375 horsepower tells us this is an L78. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
We tried to find the owner to get some insight into this Ford. Our best guess is that it’s a 2.3L Lima. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
Here’s a Chevy 283 topped with Rochester mechanical fuel injection. While this one is inside a C1 Corvette, you could get this Rochester setup in other Chevy and Pontiac passenger cars during the late 1950s. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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An engine stroker kit (like the one used to make a 383 SBC) is the go-to engine upgrade for gearheads and Billy Squier fans alike. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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We’ll have more on this particular Buick Nailhead (and the Riviera it’s attached to) in a later article. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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Valve covers aside, you can tell this is a Corvette powerplant thanks to its unique low profile air cleaner. (Image/OnAllCylinders)
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The 390 hp tells us this is an L36. (Image/OnAllCylinders

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Author: Paul Sakalas

Paul is the editor of OnAllCylinders. When he's not writing, you'll probably find him fixing oil leaks in a Jeep CJ-5 or watching a 1972 Corvette overheat. An avid motorcyclist, he spends the rest of his time synchronizing carburetors and cleaning chain lube off his left pant leg.