Time again to wake up Project Deep Sleep – Horsepower’s ’97 T-bird hiding a 427 cubic inch small block beast. The guys put final touches on their stealthy Mustang and Camaro killer.
Legendary engine-builder Keith Dorton joins the Horsepower guys in the build of a new Dorton series circle track engine. Keith shares shop secrets from more than 40 years of building championship race engines.
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.
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, its off to the engine dyno, where the engine produces surprisingly stout horsepower.
With the passing of engine guru Joe Modello, the world of high performance lost one of its true legends. Horsepower honors the memory of “Dr. Olds” with a retrospective that includes Modello sharing tech and life secrets with Joe and Mike, as they joined forces to build a fabled Olds 455.
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.
Horsepower brings back its GM 572 crate engine for the supreme power test. The big block crate engine gets fitted with a nitrous oxide system for a "make it or break it" horsepower test in the shop's DTS dyno cell. Also, a road trip to one of the heartland's most popular cruise-in events - Somernites. Over a thousand cool cars come to cruise, show and race.
Racers use alcohol for more power at the track. Now, Joe and Mike build the show's first high performance engine running on alcohol. After selecting special parts and building the engine, they'll their engine dyno to reveal the horsepower benefits.
The Horsepower guys come to the aid of their neighbors on the Trucks! Show. Their vintage 1948 Chevy pickup needs a new engine. It's a six-cylinder 235 cu. In. Chevy that gets machined, rebuilt and dynoed by Mike and Joe. Plus, a new Taurus SHO gets more "go" with some simple upgrades.
Factory Five and Ford team up in the Horsepower shop, along with Mike and Joe to build the Coolest '33 roadster on the planet. Using Factory Five's body and chassis, they drop in a new 5-liter Ford engine to create a street rodder dream ride.
For the first time in their history, the Horsepower guys bring in a late model Mazda Speed 3 for a Simple air induction, computer programming upgrade. They get blown away with the results on Their chassis dyno and on the open road. Also, Joe takes in the history and fun of the annual Hot Rod Reunion in Bowling Green, KY.
After building a super chassis for their new Bel Air build up, Joe and Mike add the latest turbo technology to the classic shoebox car. How about twin turbos on a stout new big block. Plus, they wrap up the whole project with new A/C, electronics and more.
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 components.
Mike and Joe install several performance upgrades on a 2010 Camaro, including a new Cold air kit, Headers and Exhaust. Then they'll reprogram the computer before testing on the shop's chassis dyno. Also, they'll build a Ford 302 on a budget of two grand.
Horsepower turns a carbureted 350 smallblock in a '72 Chevelle into a more efficient EFI-Controlled powerplant. The result: better idle, throttle response and fuel efficiency. Also, phase two of the Autocross Camaro project, as Mike and Joe finish their transformation of their F-body street car.
Horsepower discovers the secrets behind Edelbrock's new F-Force Supercharger for late model muscle cars. Plus, Joe and Mike begin transforming a '98 Camaro into a Champion autocross performer.