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Budget Bracket Racing Engine

[HP2011-10]

This time we use a bunch of re-purposed parts, and a whole lot of massaging to build a real world bracket race engine that's got plenty of competitive, consistent power.

This time we use a bunch of re-purposed parts, and a whole lot of massaging to build a real world bracket race engine that's got plenty of competitive, consistent power.

ARP

800-826-3045

  • Main Studs, 4-Bolt Main, Large Journal, with Windage Tray, Chevy, Small Block, Kit |

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Cometic Gasket, Inc.

800-752-9850

  • Head Gaskets, 4.030 in. Bore, .040 in. Compressed Thickness, Chevy, Small Block, Each |

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Comp Cams

800-999-0853

  • Belt Drive System, Magnum Series, Wet System, Chevy, Small Block, Kit |

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  • Timing Cover, 2-Piece, Aluminum, Natural, Chevy, Small Block, Kit |

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  • Pushrods, Hi-Tech, Chromoly, Heat-Treated, 5/16 in. Diameter, 7.300 in. Length, Universal, Set of 16 |

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  • Cam and Lifters, Hydraulic Roller Tappet, Advertised Duration 299/319, Lift .533/.519, Chevy, 5.0, 5.7L, Kit |

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  • Valve Springs, Single, 1.415 in. Outside Diameter, 280 lbs./in. Rate, 1.060 in. Coil Bind Height, Set of 16 |

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  • Valve Spring Retainers, Tool Steel, 10 Degree, 1.050 in. Outside Diameter, .640 in. Inside Diameter, Set 16 |

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  • Valve Spring Locators, Inside,Steel,.060 in. Thick,1.510 in. O.D.,.570 in. I.D.,.970 in. Spring I.D.,Set of 16 |

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  • Rocker Arms, Stud Mount, Full Roller, Steel, 1.52 Ratio, Fits 7/16 in. Stud, Chevy, Small Block, Set of 16 |

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  • Valve Locks, Machined, Hardened Steel, 10 Degree, 1-Groove, 11/32 in. Valve Stem, Set of 16 |

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Eagle Specialty Products

662-796-7373

  • Connecting Rods, SIR 5140 Steel I-Beam, Bushed, Chevy, Small Block, Set of 8 |

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  • Crankshaft, 2-Piece Seal, Internal Balance, Forged 4340 Steel, 3.750 in. Stroke, Chevy, 350, Each |

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Edelbrock

800-FUN-TEAM

  • High Performance Premium Break-In Oil, 30W, Mineral, 1 qt. Containers, Set of 12 |

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  • Engine Assembly Lube, 1 oz. Tube, Each |

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Goodson Shop Supplies

800-533-8010

  • Powered Ring Filer with Integral Deburring Wheel

King Engine Bearings

800-772-3670

  • Main Bearings, HP-Series, 3/4 Groove, Alecular Silicon, Set of 5 |

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Loctite

800-LOCTITE

Melling

517-787-8172

  • Oil Pump, High-Volume, High Pressure, Chevy, Small Block/V6, Each |

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Probe Industires

866-718-6267

  • Pistons, Forged Flat, 4.030 in. Bore, Chevy, Set of 8 |

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Quick Fuel Technology Inc.

270-793-0900

  • Carburetor Spacer, HVH Super Sucker, Aluminum, 1 in. Thick, 4-Hole, Square Bore, Each |

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TCI Automotive

888-776-9824

  • Harmonic Balancer, Rattler, External Balance, Steel, Black, Chevy, 400, Each |

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Total Seal

800-874-2753

  • Piston Rings, Plasma-moly, 4.030 in. Bore, 1/16 in., 1/16 in., 3/16 in. Thickness, 8-Cylinder, Set

Summit Racing 383 Stroker Build

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.

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Summit Racing 383 Stroker Pt. 1

[HP2013-05]

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.

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Summit Racing 383 Stroker Pt. 2

[HP2013-06]

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.

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Twin Ford 351 Builds

HorsePower tears down and rebuilds a pair of Ford 351 smallblocks - a Cleveland and a Windsor.

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Twin Ford 351 Builds Pt.1

[HP2012-10]

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.

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Twin Ford 351 Builds Pt.2

[HP2012-11]

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).

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'69 Hurst Edition Oldsmobile

MuscleCar starts out with a a 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlast, hoping to rebuild it with inspiration from the classic Hurst Edition Oldsmobile.

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Is THIS your Father's Oldsmobile?

[MC2012-02]

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.

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Olds Powder Coat and Quarters

[MC2012-03]

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.

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Sucker Punch Finale & 461 Oldsmobile Motor Build

[HP2012-07]

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.

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Oldsmobile Part 3

[MC2012-04]

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.

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Pro Street Dodge Suspension

[MC2012-07]

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.

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Oldsmobile Rear Bumper Fab and Floor Pans

[MC2012-09]

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.

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Oldsmobile Restomod Returns

[MC2013-02]

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.

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Olds Tank Mods & Glass Etching

[MC2013-03]

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.

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Custom Firewall and Muscle Car Museum

[MC2013-04]

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.

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'78 Buick Century Wagon "Sucker Punch"

HorsePower builds a 1978 Buick Century wagon into the ultimate sleeper machine.

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Project "Sucker Punch"

[HP2012-01]

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.

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Sucker Punch Finale & 461 Oldsmobile Motor Build

[HP2012-07]

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.

Watch This Episode (Thumbnail image) Sucker Punch Finale & 461 Oldsmobile Motor Build

"Sucker Punch" Powerplant

[HP2012-02]

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.

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'97 Ford Thunderbird "Deep Sleep"

HorsePower builds a sleeper 1997 Ford Thunderbird.

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Project Deep Sleep

[HP2011-04]

HorsePower builds a '97 sleeper Thunderbird

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Deep Sleep's Engine Build

[HP2011-06]

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.

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Deep Sleep Engine Drop

[HP2011-07]

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.

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Deep Sleep - Final Touches

[HP2011-09]

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.

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Chevy 454 Big Block

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

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454 Budget Build

[HP2009-12]

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.

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454 Power Build

[HP2009-13]

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.

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454 meet '85 Monte Carlo

[HP2009-14]

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.

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Ford 460 Big Block

Building a classic Ford 460 on a rock bottom budget.

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Budget 460 Big Block

[HP2009-04]

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.

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Ford 460 Back for HorsePower Hike

[HP2009-09]

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.

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460 Payoff and LS1 Carb Conversion

[HP2009-10]

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

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'92 Chevy Camaro "Lean Green"

HorsePower builds a 1992 Camaro for optimal fuel economy and horsepower!

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The Lean Green Street Machine

[HP2008-14]

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!

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Lean Green Street Machine Phase two

[HP2008-15]

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.

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Lean Green Street Machine Phase three

[HP2008-17]

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.

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'70 Chevy Nova "Old Blue Hair"

A low-mileage 1970 Chevy Nova gets a 440hp GM crate engine upgrade!

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That Perfect Finish

[MC2006-14]

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.

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Project Blue Hair Engine Swap

[MC2006-19]

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.

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Project Blue Hair Part 2

[MC2006-20]

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.

Watch This Episode (Thumbnail image) Project Blue Hair Part 2

Project Old Blue Hair 'Sleeper' Wakes Up

[MC2007-01]

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!

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

[MC2007-02]

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!

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Final Day for Old Blue Hair

[MC2007-03]

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!

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Raunchy Rat Pay Off & Old Blue Hair Motor Upgrades!

[HP2007-11]

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!

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Raunchy Rat Rod

HorsePower goes on a mission to build one raunchy rat rod!

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

[HP2006-18]

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.

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Raunchy Rat Gets Framed

[HP2006-19]

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.

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Project Raunchy Rat Gets Some Horsepower

[HP2007-04]

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

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Raunchy Rat Returns

[HP2007-08]

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.

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Raunchy Rat Pay Off & Old Blue Hair Motor Upgrades!

[HP2007-11]

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!

Watch This Episode (Thumbnail image) Raunchy Rat Pay Off & Old Blue Hair Motor Upgrades!

Raunchy Rat Payoff

[HP2007-20]

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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