HorsePower - Rick's 4x4 Blazes a Trail to Big LS Power

Rick's 4x4 Blazes a Trail to Big LS Power


The HorsePower guys finish up Muscle Car Rick Bacon's '99 Chevy Blazer with several modifications to make way for a used, but potent, LS-1 engine. After changes to the cooling system, wiring and accessory drive. Plus a new exhaust, the fearsome 4 by 4 is ready for a dyno run! The numbers make the work worthwhile.



Current Performance Wiring


  • LS1 Engine Management Harness

E3 Sparks Plugs


GM Accesories


HP Tuners, LLC.






Matco Tools


  • ADV Swivel Socket Set

Mayes Performance


  • Professional Transmission Rebuilder and Performance Specialist

Mickey Thompson




Rusty's Off Road


  • Stainless Steel Battery Box

Spectre Performance


Summit Racing


TCI Automotive


2013 | EPISODE 01

Parade of LS Power

HorsePower budget tips and LS innovations.

2013 | EPISODE 02

Building an EFI Ford 331

HorsePower builds a Ford 331 stroker, using new aftermarket EFI technology.

2013 | EPISODE 03

The New GM COPO Camaro

HorsePower's all about the new COPO Camaro this time - from the factory to the race track.

2013 | EPISODE 04

Edelbrock Anniversary Supercharged Mustang

HorsePower modifies a new 5.0 Mustang giveaway car with a supercharger, performance suspension and more!

2013 | EPISODE 05

Summit Racing 383 Stroker Pt. 1

HorsePower's detailed how-to on the preparation and build of a stroker smallblock short block.

2013 | EPISODE 06

Summit Racing 383 Stroker Pt. 2

Part two of HorsePower's budget 383 stroker build - the top end.

2013 | EPISODE 07


LS-powered SRX-7, a road course monster in the making.

2013 | EPISODE 08

Big Block Mopar Match Up

How to build a reliable torque wrenching big block that produces big numbers on the dyno.

2013 | EPISODE 09

Driving the Texas Mile

An event where car and driver go all-out for top speed bragging rights.

2013 | EPISODE 10

Coyote-Powered Racer

Building a Coyote heads up race car.

2013 | EPISODE 11

Cheap, Useful Tech

HorsePower Engine Tech

2013 | EPISODE 12

High Tech Engine Testing

Header tech & high-tech dyno testing.

2013 | EPISODE 13

Double Power Adder Big Block

HorsePower builds a big block engine, augmented with two power adders.

2013 | EPISODE 14

Camshaft Creation Secrets and a Super Chevy Celebration

High performance camshafts in the making and a Super Chevy celebration of Speed and beauty.

2013 | EPISODE 15

HorsePower's Nissan 240/LS Launch

HorsePower turns a Nissan 240 SX into a 240/LS.

2013 | EPISODE 16

HorsePower's Nissan 240/LS Finale

Payoff of HorsePower's 240/LS.

2013 | EPISODE 17

Driveway Rescue and Supercharger Test

Driveway rescue and new supercharger tech.

2013 | EPISODE 18

A Buildup of Ford's Classic Inline Six

Classic Ford inline six budget build.

2013 | EPISODE 19

Encore Engine Tech

HorsePower's hottest engine tech.

2012 | EPISODE 01

Project "Sucker Punch"

HorsePower launches Project "Sucker Punch", a sleeper wagon that'll surprise the competition with knock-out power.

2012 | EPISODE 02

"Sucker Punch" Powerplant

A turbo charged Pontiac 460 for HorsePower's sleeper wagon.

2012 | EPISODE 03

The Caddy 500 "Other Engine" Build Up

HorsePower's "Other Engine" build: the Cadillac 500 Big Block.

2012 | EPISODE 04

AMC "Other Engine" Build Up

A build-up of AMC's unsung engine hero - the 360 small block.

2012 | EPISODE 05

"Newstalgia" Blown Hemi

HorsePower builds a new-age Hemi with old school carburation and supercharging.

2012 | EPISODE 06

Bang for the Buck Performance Mods

HorsePower test several aftermarket parts for value on the dyno.

2012 | EPISODE 07

Sucker Punch Finale & 461 Oldsmobile Motor Build

HorsePower finishes and tests its sleeper station wagon.

2012 | EPISODE 08

E-Street Vortech Build

HorsePower builds an E-Street Vortech.

2012 | EPISODE 09

Budget Cylinder Head Refresh

HorsePower how-to budget head refreshening.

2012 | EPISODE 10

Twin Ford 351 Builds Pt.1

Cleveland/Windsor 351 engine builds and dyno tests.

2012 | EPISODE 11

Twin Ford 351 Builds Pt.2

HorsePower continues its build of a Cleveland and Windsor 351, setting up a small block shootout on the dyno.

2012 | EPISODE 12

5.0 Mustang Blown To Go

Supercharging a Coyote-powered Mustang for a potent payoff on the street and the chassis dyno.

2012 | EPISODE 13

An Old "Olds" Repurposed for New Power

HorsePower rebuilds an unsung horsepower hero, the classic Olds 350.

2012 | EPISODE 14

Building the Ultimate True Street Race Engine

How to build a streetable, LSX race engine.

2012 | EPISODE 15

High Performance Fuel System Upgrade

How to feed a hungry, modified Mustang.

2012 | EPISODE 16

Building a Competitive Dirt Track Engine

HorsePower's Dirt Track engine.

2012 | EPISODE 17

Modern EFI Tuning and Old Skool Drag Racing

Contemporary EFI performance tuning.

2012 | EPISODE 18

HorsePower Invades the World's Largest Car Event

The Woodward Dream Cruise.

2012 | EPISODE 19

At-home Engine Machining and Cylinder Head Porting

Homemade machining and power-making.

2011 | EPISODE 01

Rick's 4x4 Blazes a Trail to Big LS Power

LS Blazer Payday

2011 | EPISODE 02

HorsePower's Port and Polish for Power How-To

Porting you way to cheap power!

2011 | EPISODE 03

Budget Hemi Hop Up's

HorsePower brings back its recycled 5.7 Hemi to discover how much power it can make, first with Camshaft upgrade. Then, with another cam upgrade and a high performance intake manifold. Plus, a trip to a tractor pull track for a unique test of a handheld power programmer.

2011 | EPISODE 04

Project Deep Sleep

HorsePower builds the epitome of a "sleeper" car. They take a drab, mundane 1997 Thunderbird, remove it's stock 4.6 engine to replace it with a 427 cubic inch beast. It's project also involving transmission, rear end and suspension upgrades. However, the exterior will be "plain Jane" all the way.

2011 | EPISODE 05

Mondello Retrospective

Looking back on the life of Dr. Olds, Joe Mondello.

2011 | EPISODE 06

Deep Sleep's Engine Build

Project Deep Sleep gets a horsepower wake-up call.

2011 | EPISODE 07

Deep Sleep Engine Drop

"Deep Sleep" gets a wake-up call from a new 610-horsepower engine.

2011 | EPISODE 08

Keith Dorton, Master of Power

HorsePower joins forces with legendary engine builder for a new circle track project.

2011 | EPISODE 09

Deep Sleep - Final Touches

"Deep Sleep" fires up for HorsePower payoff.

2011 | EPISODE 10

Budget Bracket Racing Engine

How to build a budget-minded bracket racing small block on a small budget.

2011 | EPISODE 11

Mario Andretti Camaro Supercar

Mario's Andretti Camaro for a special cause.

2011 | EPISODE 12

HorsePower Goes Pro Touring

HorsePower explores the hottest, new, muscle car competition trend - Pro Touring.

2011 | EPISODE 13

Building The "Other" 350 Small Block Engine

Budget Buick 350 in the making.

2011 | EPISODE 14

Hybrid LS for a Classic '69 Camaro

HorsePower builds a unique, hybrid LS engine for a classic '69 Camaro.

2011 | EPISODE 15

Hybrid LS Camaro Payoff

New-age LS engine, old-school Camaro = powerful payoff.

2011 | EPISODE 16

Modern Supercharging for a Modern Muscle Car

HorsePower installs and tests a new-age supercharger

2011 | EPISODE 17

HorsePower Explores the "Chemical Intercooler"

HorsePower tries out water/methanol injection as a way to boost octane and horsepower.

2011 | EPISODE 18

Engine Run Stand Tuning

HorsePower tries out a new run stand for engine testing and tuning.

2011 | EPISODE 19

All LS and All High Performance Fun

HorsePower takes in Holley's second annual LS Fest.

2010 | EPISODE 01

HorsePower's Blue Oval 302

HorsePower builds a bad 306 cube budget smallblock

2010 | EPISODE 02

Twin Turbo Dodge Challenger

Turbo-charging a new Dodge Challenger.

2010 | EPISODE 03

WyoTech Warrior

WyoTech grads team up with HorsePower to help a deserving soldier's daily driver.

2010 | EPISODE 04

E-rod Powered Supercar

HorsePower combines new engine technology and world class race car technology for a supercar Project.

2010 | EPISODE 05

Mustang Track Car on Course

Track car gets ready for a lucky winner's home.

2010 | EPISODE 06

GT to Roush Conversion

Turning a stock GT into Roush car.

2010 | EPISODE 07

Chevy Hybrid Smallblock Build

HorsePower builds and old-world, new-world high performance smallblock.

2010 | EPISODE 08

Low Buck Hemi

Building a recycled big Hemi engine on a small budget.

2010 | EPISODE 09

Modern Muscle Supercharging

Late model supercharging and autocross conversion

2010 | EPISODE 10

Self-Tuning EFI

Carb to TBI conversion

2010 | EPISODE 11

New Camaro Performance Upgrades

New muscle car mods

2010 | EPISODE 12

'55 Chevy Shoebox Build

'55 Chevy project

2010 | EPISODE 13

'55 Chevy Turbo Big Block

Classic old '55 Chevy gets twin-turbo big block monster.

2010 | EPISODE 14

A Mazda on HorsePower?

HorsePower upgrades a late model four-banger with amazing horsepower results.

2010 | EPISODE 15

The Ultimate '33 Hot Rod

HorsePower joins forces with Ford and Factory Five to build the ultimate '33 street rod with modern day power!

2010 | EPISODE 16

HorsePower for a Trucks! Project

A workhorse 235 gets new life and new horsepower.

2010 | EPISODE 17

HorsePower's First All-Alcohol Small Block

Making more small block power with alcohol.

2010 | EPISODE 18

Big Block Nitrous Power

HorsePower's 572 big block on nitrous.

2010 | EPISODE 19

Ultimate Small Block Budget Build

The Ultimate Small Block Budget Build.

2010 | EPISODE 20

The All LS Festival of Power and Performance

All fun. All LS.

2010 | EPISODE 21

The 572's finale

800-horse crate engine.

2010 | EPISODE 22

Blazing a New LS Trail

Old Blazer Gets Modern Performance

2010 | EPISODE 23

Supercharger vs. Turbocharger

Battle of the Blowers!

2009 | EPISODE 01

Budget LS Bangs Out Power

A rebuilt Chevy LQ4 gets a more aggressive camshaft and springs to see how much dyno power it makes.

2009 | EPISODE 02

Groundbreaking E-85 Fuel Test

Our LQ4 gets pumped up to the next stage, and we perform surgery on a Holley carb by converting it to run e-85 and test the results on the dyno.

2009 | EPISODE 03

Track-Ready Turbo Stang

Our Foxbody has a thousand-horse turbo and race-ready parts to make horsepower at the rear wheels.

2009 | EPISODE 04

Budget 460 Big Block

This week we set out to build a classic Ford 460 on a rock bottom budget.

2009 | EPISODE 05

Scholastic Engine Builder's Challenge

The second annual Engine Builder Challenge, a rematch with Wyotech Blairsville and Sacramento.

2009 | EPISODE 06

Building an Olds 455

HorsePower teams up with Oldsmobile engine guru, Joe Mondello, to build the show's first 455.

2009 | EPISODE 07

Hot Rod Cop Car

A hotrod cop car? Yep! We help our local Sheriff's Department with upgrades on a Dodge Charger.

2009 | EPISODE 08

Olds 455 Dyno Results

Joe and Mike finish their classic Olds 455 engine buildup and test results on the engine dyno.

2009 | EPISODE 09

Ford 460 Back for HorsePower Hike

Our Ford big block is back and it time to see how much power we can cram into it.

2009 | EPISODE 10

460 Payoff and LS1 Carb Conversion

460 goes on the dyno and an LS1 gets a carb conversion.

2009 | EPISODE 11

Spraying a 4.6 liter Pony

Adding nitrous oxide to a late model Mustang for the "best €œbang for the power buck".

2009 | EPISODE 12

454 Budget Build

Building a big block bow tie classic on a shoestring budget.

2009 | EPISODE 13

454 Power Build

Chevy vs. Ford in a horsepower battle of the big blocks.

2009 | EPISODE 14

454 meet '85 Monte Carlo

Making a modern day muscle car with 454-powered 1985 Monte Carlo.

2009 | EPISODE 15

Mustang Track Car Motor

HorsePower builds a motor for its new road course car build.

2009 | EPISODE 16

Mustang Track Car Body and Chassis

HorsePower Track Car gets a solid foundation.

2009 | EPISODE 17

Mopar Budget Build

Building a Mopar 360 on a poor man's budget

2009 | EPISODE 18

Catalog Motor Build

Building a Street Fighter with catalog parts.

2009 | EPISODE 19

Fastback Finale

HorsePower finishes up its '68 track car project.

2009 | EPISODE 20

More Mopar Madness

Pumpin' up a Mopar motor

2009 | EPISODE 21

Deep Breathing Monte Carlo

Muscle Car intake and RC drag racing

2009 | EPISODE 22

2010 Blown Camaro

HorsePower supercharges the hot new Chevy Camaro.

2009 | EPISODE 23

Battle of the Big Blocks

Chevy 454 vs Ford 460

2008 | EPISODE 01

All LSX Show

GM's hot new engine block is the LSX.

2008 | EPISODE 02

Extreme Mud Race Motor

2008 | EPISODE 03

UFC Street Fighter

2008 | EPISODE 04

Power Adders for a Pair of Chevy's

2008 | EPISODE 05

Hot Bike Buildup

Teams of students from WyoTech will build a 150-horsepower G2 Motorcycle for national competition.

2008 | EPISODE 06

Motor Mod Trio

2008 | EPISODE 07

Low-buck Daily Driver

2008 | EPISODE 08

Cool Carb Tech

2008 | EPISODE 09

Cheap Horsepower

2008 | EPISODE 10

A Fine 409

HorsePower builds a landmark 409 motor for MuscleCars project Red Sled, revealing some of its fascinating features along the way.

2008 | EPISODE 11

Pontiac 400 Build

2008 | EPISODE 12

HorsePower Road Racer

2008 | EPISODE 13

Supercharging for 200 Horses

2008 | EPISODE 14

The Lean Green Street Machine

HorsePower kicks off a '92 Camaro project they will build up for optimal fuel economy AND horsepower!

2008 | EPISODE 15

Lean Green Street Machine Phase two

2008 | EPISODE 16

Championship Bike Build-Off

2008 | EPISODE 17

Lean Green Street Machine Phase three

HorsePower kicks it up a notch with their Camaro project car, to improve fuel economy, cut down on emissions and increase horsepower.

2008 | EPISODE 18

HorsePower Turbo Stang

2008 | EPISODE 19

Building a Better Turbo Motor

2008 | EPISODE 20

The Turbo Stang Payoff

2008 | EPISODE 21

Boneyard Bowtie LS-1

2008 | EPISODE 22

HorsePower Best Builds

2008 | EPISODE 23

Turbo Stang Motor Install and Bloopers

2007 | EPISODE 01

The HorsePower Outlaw Nationals

2007 | EPISODE 02

Introducing the EZ Boo

2007 | EPISODE 03

Building a Cage for Mike

2007 | EPISODE 04

Project Raunchy Rat Gets Some Horsepower

2007 | EPISODE 05

Stroking a Late Model Mustang

2007 | EPISODE 06

Stroker Stang / Fat Tuesday Blowout

2007 | EPISODE 07

Project EZ Boo Gets Some Serious HorsePower

2007 | EPISODE 08

Raunchy Rat Returns

2007 | EPISODE 09

A Muscle Car in the Air

2007 | EPISODE 10

A Pair of Radical Rats

2007 | EPISODE 11

Raunchy Rat Pay Off & Old Blue Hair Motor Upgrades!

2007 | EPISODE 12

Nova on NOS

2007 | EPISODE 13

Monte Carlo Intro

2007 | EPISODE 14

Mahle-Clevite Engine Builder Showdown

2007 | EPISODE 15

Modified Payoff

2007 | EPISODE 16

Monte Carlo Trans Conversion

2007 | EPISODE 17

Scholastic Engine Builders Challenge

2007 | EPISODE 18

'66 Charger Engine Mod

2007 | EPISODE 19

Mighty Carlo Payoff

2007 | EPISODE 20

Raunchy Rat Payoff

2007 | EPISODE 21

How Mighty is the Mighty Carlo

2007 | EPISODE 22

Route 66 Revisited and Secret Power Tips

2007 | EPISODE 23

ORSCA/HorsePower Finals

2006 | EPISODE 04

HP Builds A Dirt Modified Racer Have We Lost It?

2006 | EPISODE 05

Our Dirt Modified Gets Its Claimer Engine!

2006 | EPISODE 06

New Project Car - 1992 Mustang LX

2006 | EPISODE 07

The 1969 Firebird Is Back & Gets a Body Make-Over

2006 | EPISODE 08

It's Time to Take Our Mustang LX to the Next Level!

2006 | EPISODE 09

Project: LX - Mustang Heads, Intake & Nitrous

2006 | EPISODE 10

Project: Royal Bird - Tranny/Drive Train How-To

2006 | EPISODE 11

Project: Royal Bird - Paint & Restoration Trim

2006 | EPISODE 12

'82 Bracket Beater Camaro 250 HP Nitrous How-To

2006 | EPISODE 13

Project: Stage 3 - Supercharging the '06 Mustang

2006 | EPISODE 14

Project: Stage 3 - Stopping & Turning the '06 GT

2006 | EPISODE 15

Vette on Steroids / How-To Twin Turbo the C-5

2006 | EPISODE 16

Engine Dyno Testing - Cam Swap Test Results

2006 | EPISODE 17

"Bang for the Buck" Dyno Testing Parts Combo Power Gains

2006 | EPISODE 18

Raunchy Rat - HorsePower on the Cutting Edge of a New/Old Trend

2006 | EPISODE 19

Raunchy Rat Gets Framed

2006 | EPISODE 20

The Great Modified Cover-Up

2006 | EPISODE 21

Million Dollar Racers

2006 | EPISODE 22

Blue Oval Bad Boy

2006 | EPISODE 23

Outlaws Invade Alabama

Summit Racing 383 Stroker Pt. 1


HorsePower goes into complete details of a smallblock Chevy stroker engine build. This how-to shows everything you need to know about engine blueprinting, preparation and the build of the budget-minded engine short block.

Summit Racing 383 Stroker Pt. 2


Part two of a detailed build of a 383 Chevy stroker smallblock. This time: engine tech and installation of the top end. The finale: testing this budget-friendly engine in the dyno room.

Twin Ford 351 Builds Pt.1


HorsePower goes on a salvage yard treasure hunt and finds a pair of 351 smallblocks -- Cleveland and Windsor. After twin teardowns, exploring the characteristics of each, the guys start the first of two performance build-ups.

Twin Ford 351 Builds Pt.2


Part 2 of HorsePower's dual Ford 351 project, as the guys complete the build of a Cleveland engine and then turn their attention to the Windsor engine. Using some original parts and aftermarket heads and intake, the guys transform the Windsor into a better-performing Clevor (or mock Cleveland).

Is THIS your Father's Oldsmobile?


Tommy and Rick start a new project, hoping to build it with inspiration from the classic Hurst Edition Oldsmobiles. Also, Year One's Braselton Bash, and the guys do a little paint-mixing wizardry.

Olds Powder Coat and Quarters


The guys get the Oldsmobile blasted, fix some gnarly quarter panels, and talk tech with the best chassis guy in the business. Also, Flashback takes a look at a super-fine 442.

Sucker Punch Finale & 461 Oldsmobile Motor Build


This time the finale of Project Sucker Punch, HorsePower's Buick Century station wagon being built as the ultimate sleeper machine. A 461 turbocharged Pontiac engine goes in along with race-ready transmission and the works, before a payoff on the street.

Oldsmobile Part 3


The Oldsmobile gets planted onto the Art Morrison Chassis, and the guys do some customizing on the body including flush-mounting glass and shaving drip rails. Flashback takes a look at a classic Trans Am.

Pro Street Dodge Suspension


Rick and Tom get a hankerin' for some suspension work. They unbolt, chop, cut, measure, and install a whole new front and rear suspension set-up for the Dodge Dart, including some Pro help with a back-half kit from one of the leaders in the field. Tommy also hand-fabs a steel Spoiler for the Oldsmobile.

Oldsmobile Rear Bumper Fab and Floor Pans


Tommy shows step-by-step how to do custom metal mods on the Hurst Tribute Oldsmobile's rear bumper, and the guys do engine and tranny mock-up, where they find that some floor modifications have to be made.

Oldsmobile Restomod Returns


Tommy and Mank set to work on the Olds Cutlass Hurst Tribute Restomod by making room for an oversized set of custom wheels and tires. Flashback takes a look at a rare Mopar that was built to take the strip by storm, and Mank shows a $20 fix that can be a serious upgrade for your brakes.

Olds Tank Mods & Glass Etching


The Oldsmobile Restomod Project's fuel tank requires some modification for a serious fuel pump, and the guys show you how to do it. Tommy does some rust repair on a door that is in need of rescue, then Mank and Tommy do some glass etching, with 3 different ways to personalize the glass on your ride.

Custom Firewall and Muscle Car Museum


The guys work on getting a completely custom firewall installed on the 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst Tribute Restomod, with help from car builder Brad Starks. Also, Tommy and Mank take a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains to visit one of the nation's Premiere Muscle Car Museums, where they make some rare finds.

Project "Sucker Punch"


HorsePower sets out to build the absolute ultimate sleeper machine. A 1978 Buick Century wagon that will be loaded with all-new high performance parts and power. First order of business: a hefty nine-inch rearend, performance suspension and brakes and more.

Sucker Punch Finale & 461 Oldsmobile Motor Build


This time the finale of Project Sucker Punch, HorsePower's Buick Century station wagon being built as the ultimate sleeper machine. A 461 turbocharged Pontiac engine goes in along with race-ready transmission and the works, before a payoff on the street.

"Sucker Punch" Powerplant


HorsePower continues its build of a Buick sleeper station wagon. Time to get serious with a Pontiac block, precisely machined at Butler Performance, built up with high performance parts, plus a turbo charger! It all climaxes with a power test on the dyno.

Project Deep Sleep


HorsePower builds a '97 sleeper Thunderbird

Deep Sleep's Engine Build


Project Deep Sleep gets the ultimate sleeper engine. It's a stroked 427, based on Ford's new Boss 351 Block. After adding a high performance parts combo, it's off to the engine dyno, where the engine produces surprisingly stout horsepower.

Deep Sleep Engine Drop


The HorsePower guys forge ahead with their ultimate "sleeper" project. First, they drop in their 610-horsepower 427 into the '97 T-bird, then, after massive modifications, mate it to a new-tech tranny and complete the exhaust system. Plus, a trip to the Matco tool expo and the testing of a powerful coolant additive.

Deep Sleep - Final Touches


Time again to wake up Project "Deep Sleep" - HorsePower's '97 T-bird hiding a 427 cubic inch small block beast. Today, the guys put final touches on their stealthy, Mustang and Camaro killer.

454 Budget Build


It's Chevy's turn as Mike and Joe build a classic 454 big block engine on a skimpy budget of 25-hundred dollars. Will it make more horsepower than their recent Ford budget build? The dyno will reveal the answer. Plus, a trip to the annual NHRA Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, KY.

454 Power Build


After a successful budget build, the HorsePower guys go hog wild with their 454 big block Chevy in an all-out performance buildup. After all the wrenching, they'll dyno the motor again to see if beats the horsepower of their Ford 460 big block.

454 meet '85 Monte Carlo


After building a 623-horsepower big block engine, Joe and Mike drop it into an '85 Monte Carlo, convert the car to an automatic transmission and take it to the streets for the ultimate test of real world performance.

Budget 460 Big Block


We set out to build a classic Ford 460 on a rock bottom budget. From the junkyard to a fresh, nearly-new powerplant. It's a TV build full of tech tips and fun facts about the good ole' 460. It's a low-cash project for money-strapped gearheads.

Ford 460 Back for HorsePower Hike


HorsePower's Ford big block is back! After a low-budget buildup, it's time pull out the stops and see how much power Mike and Joe can cram into it with beefy aftermarket heads, cam and more.

460 Payoff and LS1 Carb Conversion


Joe and Mike put their modified 460 on the dyno with a goal of making 600+ horsepower.

The Lean Green Street Machine


HorsePower kicks off its most extraordinary project ever. It's a '92 Camaro they will build up for optimal fuel economy AND horsepower. Phase one features a series of parts and tips they'll use to show you how to save energy while also enjoying the fun of a hot rod. Plus, they'll stay within a 500-dollar budget!

Lean Green Street Machine Phase two


More of HorsePower's mission of saving fuel without sacrificing power in their Camaro project car. It's Phase two of this three-episode project. This time they install a Transmission Shift Improver Kit, electric water pump, headers, catalytic converter and exhaust.

Lean Green Street Machine Phase three


This time HorsePower kicks it up a notch with their Camaro project car, modifying the engine with a some cool, machining tricks, plus lighter, aluminum manifold, beehive springs, lighter pistons and more. All of it is designed to improve fuel economy, cut down on emissions and increase horsepower.

That Perfect Finish


Jared shows how to get the Crate Camaro's paint just right with tools and techniques that you can use on your own muscle car. Lou demonstrates what to look for when you're buying a project car and we profile one of the most outrageous muscle cars ever built - the Plymouth Superbird.

Project Blue Hair Engine Swap


Our all-original, low-mileage '70 Nova gets a 440hp GM crate engine - but the swap is not as simple as it sounds. And we'll see some Buick muscle... from the Buick Horsepower Nationals in Indianapolis.

Project Blue Hair Part 2


Our 33,000-mile original '70 Nova continues on the path to greatness! Lou finishes the motor and tranny installation and puts air suspension in the front - all without changing the stock look. And our "Flashback" segment profiles a rare Mopar - the 69 Road Runner 440 Six-Pack.

Project Old Blue Hair 'Sleeper' Wakes Up


Project "Blue Hair" gets an LS364 crate motor, new gas tank and fuel system. Once completed, Lou installs frame connectors to stiffen up the body and wires up the ignition system. Flashback segment covers the 1967 Chevy Camaro Indy 500 official pace car!

Old Blue Hair Gets in Gear Wth a Beefed Up Rear End


Project "Blue Hair" is outfitted with a high performance rear end including carbon steel axles, 4:10 gearing and a posi-trac unit . Lou teaches you how to build your own super stock springs at home and the LS364 gets a cooling system with a custom serpentine setup. And in our Musclecar Flashback segment we look back at the Mercury Cyclone!

Final Day for Old Blue Hair


Project "Blue Hair" is set up to receive a new flywheel and clutch. Lou fabricates a transmission tunnel to accept the Rockland T-6 trans and a little interior modification helps with the "sleeper" look. A new set of wheels put's "Blue Hair" back on her feet! Musclecar's flashback segment looks at AMC's SC/Scrambler!

Raunchy Rat Pay Off & Old Blue Hair Motor Upgrades!


The HorsePower Raunchy Rat project climaxes with Joe and Mike putting the finishing touches. Then MuscleCar's Project Blue Hair makes an appearance to get a makeover of its LS2 engine. And as the days get longer, Joe lets you in on some warm weather events across the country including Summer Nights in Kentucky and a host of Good Guys events all over the country!

Raunchy Rat - HorsePower on the Cutting Edge of a New/Old Trend


Rat Rods are hot! So, Joe and Mike explore the lifestyle and go on a mission to find the perfect Rat Rod body for our "Raunchy Rat" Plus, another "Bang for the Buck" test session... this time a new high performance top end kit and valvetrain they bolt on their test engine and discover the power gains. Also, some of the top Outlaw racers in the nation battle it out for $40,000 in prize money.

Raunchy Rat Gets Framed


Mike and Joe visit the annual Street Rod Nationals in search of a chassis for their '29 roadster Rat Rod body. Then, back at the shop they load it with suspension, brakes and a steering box. After that, they show you how to channel the body to make it ride right on the frame. Raunchy Rat is coming together.

Project Raunchy Rat Gets Some Horsepower


This time Joe and Mike will build and install a vintage Ford Flathead motor, supercharger and transmission as Raunchy Rat gets closer to completion.

Raunchy Rat Returns


HorsePower's Raunchy Rat returns as Joe and Mike finish the brakes and clutch, also creating a floorboard with road signs, installing some off-the-wall seats and finishing touches.

Raunchy Rat Pay Off & Old Blue Hair Motor Upgrades!


The HorsePower Raunchy Rat project climaxes with Joe and Mike putting the finishing touches. Then MuscleCar's Project Blue Hair makes an appearance to get a makeover of its LS2 engine. And as the days get longer, Joe lets you in on some warm weather events across the country including Summer Nights in Kentucky and a host of Good Guys events all over the country!

Raunchy Rat Payoff


A rat rod is never finished, so it seems. However, Joe and Mike finally put the finishing touches on their '29 Ford before Mike takes it to a local car show to blow people's minds.. Also, more exciting heads-up Outlaw drag racing as Joe hits the road to Huntsville Dragway in Alabama.

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