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Sanctioning Body Specifications Handbook

Updated July 2023


Displacement                                             350 cubic inch to 355 cubic inch
Block                                                        Dart HMS/ENFORCER
re                                                         4.000 to 4.030 Plus Allowance for Wear of .005 Over Bore
Stroke                                                       3.480
Crankshaft                                                Steel 4340 HMS/ENFORCER
Main Journal Size                                      SBC Stock #  Large Journal  2.449
Rod Journal Size                                        SBC Stock #  Large Journal  2.100
Crank Weight                                            Min. 47 lb with Crank Gear, Flywheel Bolts and Pilot Bushing
Balance Offset                                           Neutral
Vibration Damper                                      6 ¼  HMS/ENFORCER
Connecting Rod                                         HMS/ENFORCER  6.000 Inch
Piston                                                       Forged HMS/ENFORCER
Dish or Dome Value                                   Flat Top – 5 cc
Ring Set                                                   Any Brand Ring Set EXCEPT 0-Gap Rings measuring 1.0 1.0 2.0 mm / 1.5 1.5 3.0 mm
Compression Height                                  1.250
Pin Bore Diameter                                      Minimum wrist pin diameter .927" oversize wrist pin permitted
Piston Material                                          Forged Aluminum
Camshaft                                                  Mechanical  Roller HMS/ENFORCER
Lifters                                                       Mechanical  Roller Link Bar HMS/ENFORCER
Cam. Timing ***see note below                 ICL 104  + or –  2⁰ as Run in Engine
Camshaft Lobe Lift                                     IN  .3610 / EX  .3630   
Camshaft Duration @ .050                         IN  230 / EX 236  
Camshaft Lift                                             IN  .549 / EX .551    at 0 Lash
Calculated @ Valve with 1.52 Rocker      
Valve Lash                                                Cold .003 to .004 / Hot .008 to .010 – Recommended, not for Tech 

Cylinder Head                                          Aluminum  HMS/ENFORCER
Chamber Volume                                      63cc  + or - 2cc
Compression Ratio                                    10.5 : 1
Valves  - Diameter                                     HMS/ENFORCER   -  IN  2.0200 /  EX  1.600
Intake & Exhaust Valve Stem Diameter         11/32
Valve Spring/Locators                               Steel 
Approved Optional Springs                       PSI LS-1511   PAC 1218X   Comp 26918
Valve Spring In
stalled Height                     1.750 to 1.800
Valve Spring Retainers                               Beehive Steel  HMS/ENFORCER  10⁰
Valve Lock                                               11/32 10⁰ STD or  +/-  .050
Rocker Arms                                             HMS/ENFORCER      1.52  Ratio
Intake Manifold                                        Edelbrock Victor Jr. #2975 HMS/ENFORCER With Any 1” Solid Aluminum
Straight Wall Open Spacer – No Lightening of the Spacer is Permitted
Push Rods                                                HMS/ENFORCER    7.950
Timing Chain Set                                      HMS/ENFORCER   Double Roller Billet
Oil Pump                                                 M55HV
Oil Pan                                                    7qt – 8qt  HMS/ENFORCER

​Cam Spec Notification: Early HMS ENFORCER cams were ground with no advance, later cams were ground with 4 degree advance. Both Cams must run at above spec. -   


Tech Specifications for Inspection

·         No unapproved modifications, lightening, or changes of any kind will be allowed to any of the HMS ENFORCER parts.         

·         Max RPM 7000 – Recommended, not intended to be a CHIP Rule.

·         The HMS ENFORCER Head must be run as manufactured without modifications other than the following:

·         Head gasket surface may be milled/resurfaced for straightness and to achieve the minimum 61cc combustion chamber volume, however no angle milling of the head will be permitted.

·         Any valve job will be permitted with a valve seat angle of 45° only. The top cut can extend past the edge of the seat into the combustion chamber. Cutting and preparation of the valve job may not extend below the valve seat insert. All seat cuts are concentric to the valve stem centerline. Back cutting of the valves is permitted. No modifications to the cylinder head below the valve seat insert will be allowed. The opening diameter at the bottom of the valve seat insert shall not exceed 1.837 for the intake and 1.382 for the exhaust. (it is not uncommon to have machine marks on the combustion chamber walls caused by performing the valve job)

·         Intake manifold bolt holes can be slotted for alignment and the gasket surface may be milled/resurfaced for straightness and intake manifold sealing.

·         Pistons must be installed .005″ or more below the block deck surface.

·         Engine block may be sleeved for repairs or to correct worn cylinders. Maximum bore allowed will be 4.030″ plus up to an additional .005″ for over bore. Cylinder spacing must maintain 4.400″ cylinder to cylinder as per standard SBC specifications.

·         Lifter bores may be sleeved to repair damaged or worn blocks, max diameter .8477

·         No offset dowel pins or shifting of the head to block positioning will be permitted.

·         Crankshaft may be balanced, counter throws can be ground, lathe turned or drilled for lightening. If grinding or turning is used the counter throws may not be cut completely round. Adding weight for the purposes of balancing only is allowed.

·         Crankshaft Journals may be ground to a maximum of .010″ under on rods and mains.

·         Engine block can be chamfered and deburred on all corners and edges.

·         All engine parts laser labeled with “HMS/ENFORCER” along with the “QR-Code” the labeling must not be disturbed and must be readable at all times.

·         Any main or rod bearings will be allowed. No coatings will be allowed on rod or main bearings.

·         Any standard style cam bearings are allowed. Coatings are allowed on cam bearings.

·         Any engine fasteners of choice are permitted.

·         The only approved head gasket is Fel Pro 1043. It is allowed to enlarge the coolant flow holes, in the gasket, to reduce engine temperature, as described in the Fel Pro Installation Tips.

·         The only approved intake gasket is Fel Pro 1206. All other gaskets are the builder’s choice.

·         Only metal timing covers are allowed.

·         The approved oil pump is Melling M55HV and may be modified for oil pan clearance. The oil pump spring may be changed.

·         Optional oil pumps for Enforcer Engine: 1. Standard volume - Melling Select 10553​  2. High Volume - Melling M55HV

·         Steel valve spring shims are allowed.

·         Oil restrictors, All Star Performance Part # 90072, are permitted. As noted in the Dart SHP Iron Small Block Chevy -Technical Notes, under the Priority Main Oil System heading.

·         The specification data on all camshafts for the HMS ENFORCER Engines are tracked through Comp Cams. This data is available, upon request, to all tracks and technical personnel.

·         Any Questions on Technical Specifications not listed should be Addressed with HMS, at number below

·         No Other Modifications Can Be Made Unless Authorized By HMS

No substitutions or modifications may be made unless authorized by HMS and listed in these rules.

·           Bulletin for HMS ENFORCER Race Engine ****Clarification ( Not a Rule Change) Valve Locks for the HMS ENFORCER Engine must follow specs in the HMS ENFORCER Rule Book and Must remain magnetic material as furnished in the kits.

Questions – Please Call 1-828-632-7835 or email


Due to sales of the Enforcer Engine exceeding projections, we developed a substitute part to help ensure supply met demand at the time. Both are considered legal parts. Details are shown below:



     ****NOTICE as of  07/27/2023 ****

The only change being made to the camshaft is the material. 

Comp Cams is changing the material used to manufacture the

  ENFORCER camshaft from cast to steel core due to the availability of the

cast cores from the supplier. Both cams are approved by NASCAR. The

camshaft specifications remains the same.


The Crankshaft on the left is the original. The Crankshaft on the right was the alternate. Both will show the HMS ENFORCER logo and QR code.

The Camshaft on the Top is the original cast core.

The Camshaft on the bottom is the new steel core. 


The Lifter on the left is the original.  The Lifter in the middle is the alternate. The Lifter on the right is BAM. Three of them will show the HMS ENFORCER logo and QR Code.

*** NOTICE as of 11/2/2023***

We have added another pushrod due to the availability of the original pushrods.

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The Pushrod on Top is the new pushrod.

The Pushrod on the bottom is the original pushrod.  

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Picture on the left is the original markings 

Picture on the right is the new markings as 10/15/19. The new markings will be on the top of piston as well as the bottom of piston.

Questions – Please Call 1-828-632-7835

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