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Horsepower launches a Tri-five project with an original '55 Chevy. First, removing the body to replace the factory frame with a new, custom built foundation. Then, they'll build up the rolling chassis with new suspension and brake... (18:02)
A champion Pro Stock racer pitches in to bring a ’55 Chevy back to life. And the guys will install and test some new supercharger technology.
The Horsepower guys build a stout Chevy LS with high performance parts dropping it in their Nissan 240 project car. Then, it’s off to a nearby road course to test the car’s power and driving performance.
Horsepower kicks off a unique project car build – a Nissan 240 SX, powered by a Chevy LS engine and other components that’ll transform a little sports car into road course giant.
Horsepower gets all-access to discover how high performance cam shafts are designed, manufactured and tested. Plus, a visit to the Super Chevy show in Memphis, Tennessee.
Horsepower sets the stage for ground-shaking horsepower, with the buildup of a 496 cubic inch big block. After testing it naturally-aspirated, they’ll fit two power adders – pushing the power limit in the dyno cell.
After John shows how to build your own set of headers, the HorsePower shop will get a new, state-of-the-art Superflow dyno upgrade. After trying it out, they'll also install and demo a new flow bench, designed to test air flow in heads and other components.
Horsepower makes its first journey to a Texas Mile event, where it’s all about top speed on one mile of concrete. Hot rods are pushed to the limits, and speed records will be shattered at this bi-annual festival of speed.
The Mopar 451C.I. stroker is arguably the best BB combination available. It’s made by dropping a 440 crankshaft into a 400 block. Horsepower takes you down a how-to path of what’s involved to build a reliable torque-wrenching big block that produces big numbers on the dyno.
Horsepower presents 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.
Horsepower celebrates Edelbrock’s 75 years of high performance with a special build on a new five-liter Mustang. The car gets a new E-Force supercharger, Ford Racing suspension, exhaust and more. It’s also a car to be given away to a lucky gearhead viewer.
Horsepower gets behind the scenes access to the complete creation of a new limited-edition COPO Camaro. You’ll witness the streamlined engine-building process and the meticulous car assembly of this rare Camaro designed for Stock Eliminator competition.
Ford’s famed 302, stroked to 331 cubic inches, is a popular platform for street and strip. This time, Horsepower builds a 331, using a new-age, aftermarket EFI to feed it.