Horsepower launches its first build of a '68 Mustang track car - a ride especially built for the road course. In the first episode, Joe and Mike build a 347 cubic inch smallblock with the right power combination to handle the challenges of road course driving.
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.
The Pontiac 400 cubic inch motor - made between 1967 and 1979 - is still a great platform for a high performance daily driver. The Horsepower guys prove that by extracting a 400 from a junkyard, machining the block and rebuilding it on a two-thousand dollar budget. The results of this recycled-power project are pretty impressive when it's dyno time.
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.
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
The popular '93 "Turbostang" gets new gearing in the Horsepower shop, along with other finishing touches, before a chassis dyno test and then a showdown at the dragstrip.
Joe and Mike put their modified 460 on the dyno with a goal of making 600+ horsepower. Plus, how to convert your LS1 from EFI to an old school carbureted setup.
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.
A hotrod cop car? Yep...We help our local Sheriff's Department with one of their Dodge Chargers. With performance upgrades, we'll perform dyno before/after tests, and the deputy/driver will perform his own high-speed, seat-of-the-pants test.
Horsepower teams up with Oldsmobile engine guru, Joe Mondello, to build the show's first 455. It's a legend among muscle car era performance engines. Horsepower visits Mondello's shop to build of their own monumental 455 motor.
Horsepower TV hosts the second annual Engine Builder Challenge, a rematch between Wyotech's Blairsville, PA and Sacramento, CA campuses. Working with a 347 cid Ford Racing short block and a budget of $5,000 each for parts from Summit Racing Equipment, the teams of two Wyotech graduates match skills, and determination in their quest for the 2009 trophy. Will Blairsville's porting skills and patience win over against an eager and aggressive dyno duo from Sacramento? Or will the California team take home the trophy?
The Horsepower guys set out to build a classic Ford 460 big inch motor 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 ol' 460. Best of all, it's a low-cash project for money-strapped gearheads.
Horsepower's '93 Foxbody's got a thousand-horse turbo motor. And now it's got the rest of the race-ready parts it needs to make horsepower at the rear wheels. That includes fuel system, cooling system, electronics, transmission - the works! Plus, budget tips that don't cost a penny.
After another power test on their Chevy LQ-4 motor, using a new intake, throttle body and fuel injectors, the Horsepower guys break new ground, first installing an E-85 carb conversion from a small block Chevy and then testing results. You'll be amazed at how this fuel - only 15 percent gasoline - behaves on the engine dyno.
A rebuilt junkyard Chevy LQ-4 motor is treated to a more aggressive camshaft and springs to see how much dyno power it makes. Plus, Joe and Mike hit the road to take in the annual Horsepower Finals, a season-finale drag racing event featuring some of the country's top Outlaw racers.