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Building an EFI Ford 331

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

Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies

Max Clean Fuel System Cleaner

New Vintage USA 1969 Series Analog Gauges

Ez-Electric Power Steering Kit

SBF Serp Water Pump Drive

Water Pump, New with Gasket

Loctite 5452 Fast Cure Thread Sealant
Loctite 5510 Adhesive / Sealant - Clear
Threadlocker, 271, Heavy-Duty, Red, 36 ml, Each

Ring Compressor, Tapered, Billet Aluminum, Black Anodized, 4.030 in. Bore, Each
Cylinder Head Bolts, Stainless 12-Point, Ford, 289, 302, with Stepped Washers, Kit, Notes: Includes 1/2 in. to 7/16 in. insert washers for cylinder heads with 1/2 in. bolt holes.
Cylinder Head Bolts, High Performance, Hex Head, Ford, 289-302, with Stock, Edelbrock Performer, RPM Heads
Main Bolts, 2-Bolt Main, Ford, 221-302, Small Block, Kit

Rear Main Seal, 1-Piece, Polytetraflouroethelyne Rubber, Ford, 5.0, 5.8L, Each

Lacquer Thinner, 1 quart

Engine Assembly Lube, 4 oz., Each
Pushrods, Hi-Tech, Chromoly, Heat-Treated, 5/16 in. Diameter, 6.250 in. Length, Universal, Set of 16
Rocker Arms, Stud Mount, Full Roller, Aluminum, 1.7 Ratio, Fits 3/8 in. Stud, Ford, 289/302/351W, Set of 16
Timing Chain and Gear Set, Keyway Adjustable, Double Roller, Billet Steel Sprockets, Ford, Small Block, Set
Cam and Lifters, Retro-Hydraulic Roller, Advertised Duration 290/290, Lift .544/.544, Ford, Small Block, Kit

Engine Rotating Assembly, Series 9000, Cast Crank, Forged Pistons, I-Beam Rods, Ford, Small Block, Kit

Head Gasket, Multi-Layer Steel, 4.030 in. Bore, .040 in. Compressed Thickness, Ford, Small Block Windsor, Each
Intake Manifold Spacer, Track Heat, 1 in. Thick, Gaskets, Hardware, Phenolic, Natural, Ford, 5.0L, Kit
Intake Manifold, Track Heatо, Aluminum, Black Powdercoated, Multi-Port, Ford, Mustang, 5.0L, Kit
Throttle Body, 75mm, Aluminum, Satin, Ford, Mustang, 302, 5.0L, Each
Cylinder Heads, High Port 192, Aluminum, Assembled, 64cc CNC Chamber, Ford, 289, 302, Small Block, Pair
Fuel Rail, TFX, EFI, Aluminum, Black Anodized, Ford, Mustang, 5.0L, Kit

Oil Pump, High-Volume, Ford, 221/255/260/289/302, Each

Distributor, BilleTech, Magnetic Pickup, Electronic Advance, Ford, 5.0L, Each

Timing Pointer, Billet Aluminum, Black Anodized, Adjustable, Ford, Small Block, Each

Engine Control Unit, Holley HP EFI, Each

Scott Pro-Shop Towel, Roll

Valve Covers, Tall, Fabricated Aluminum, Clear Anodized, Ford, Small Block/351W, Pair
Combo, Oil Pan, Red Painted, Pan, Pickup, High-Volume Oil Pump, Bolts, Gaskets, Ford, 5.0L, Kit
Harmonic Balancer, SFI, External, Internal Balance, Steel, Clearcoated, Ford, 289, 302, 351W, Each

Timing Cover, 1-Piece, Aluminum, Natural, Gaskets, Ford, 4.7L (Non K-Code), 5.0L, 351W, Each

Nitro-plate, Satin Black High temp Coating


Seasons

Encore Engine Tech
2013 | Episode 19
HorsePower reprises some favorite, useful engine tech how-to designed for budget-minded DYI guys. Then, it's off to Southern California where generous hot-rodders support Edelbrock's charity car show.

A Buildup of Ford's Classic Inline Six
2013 | Episode 18
After rescuing a 300 inline from the boneyard, the HorsePower guys will show how to completely prep and machine the block and assemble the cylinder head.

Driveway Rescue and Supercharger Test
2013 | Episode 17
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.

HorsePower's Nissan 240/LS Finale
2013 | Episode 16
This time 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's Nissan 240/LS Launch
2013 | Episode 15
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.

Camshaft Creation Secrets and a Super Chevy Celebration
2013 | Episode 14
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, TN.

Double Power Adder Big Block
2013 | Episode 13
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 use not one, but two power adders - pushing the power limit in the dyno cell.

High Tech Engine Testing
2013 | Episode 12
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.

Cheap, Useful Tech
2013 | Episode 11
No high-dollar engine build this time. HorsePower presents a trio of helpful, budget-minded tech segments enthusiasts can use at home. Plus, a secret look at tomorrow's cool shop tools today.

Coyote-Powered Racer
2013 | Episode 10
Coyote Stock is a hot new, heads-up racing class. This time the HorsePower Guys drop a sealed 5.0L engine into a Mustang LX - along with race trans, suspension and brakes - to create a classy, class contender.

Driving the Texas Mile
2013 | Episode 09
HorsePower makes its first journey to a Texas Mile event, where it's 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.

Big Block Mopar Match Up
2013 | Episode 08
The Mopar 451 C.I. stroker is arguably the best BB combination available. It's made by dropping a 440 crankshaft into a 400 block. This week's HorsePower take's 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.

LS RX-7
2013 | Episode 07
Talk about a pocket rocket! The HorsePower guys found a unique home for one of their LS-1 engines -in the engine bay of a Mazda RX-7! This show is all about turning a little 1992 sporty car into beast on the road course - complete with new tranny, performance suspension and more.

Summit Racing 383 Stroker Pt. 2
2013 | Episode 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.

Summit Racing 383 Stroker Pt. 1
2013 | Episode 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.

Edelbrock Anniversary Supercharged Mustang
2013 | Episode 04
HorsePower celebrates Edelbrock's 75 years of high performance with a special build on a new 5.0L 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 PowerBlock viewer.

The New GM COPO Camaro
2013 | Episode 03
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.

Building an EFI Ford 331
2013 | Episode 02
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.

Parade of LS Power
2013 | Episode 01
HorsePower explores new LS engine innovations and an LS engine swap competition. Plus, an assortment of budget tech tips useful to every DYI guy.

Summit Racing 383 Stroker Pt. 1
Season 2013, Episode 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.


Summit Racing 383 Stroker Pt. 2
Season 2013, Episode 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.



Twin Ford 351 Builds Pt.1
Season 2012, Episode 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.


Twin Ford 351 Builds Pt.2
Season 2012, Episode 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).



Sucker Punch Finale & 461 Oldsmobile Motor Build
Season 2012, Episode 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.


Is THIS your Father's Oldsmobile?
Season 2012, Episode 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.


Pro Street Dodge Suspension
Season 2012, Episode 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.


Oldsmobile Rear Bumper Fab and Floor Pans
Season 2012, Episode 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.


Oldsmobile Restomod Returns
Season 2013, Episode 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.


Hurst Olds: Panel Gap Perfection
Season 2014, Episode 18

Long term Hurst Olds project returns for sheet metal tech: how-to create perfect hood, fender and door gaps.


Hurst Olds: Aluminum Air Box
Season 2014, Episode 19

How to fabricate a custom functional aluminum forced-air intake system to feed our LSX 454.


Olds Tank Mods & Glass Etching
Season 2013, Episode 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.


Custom Firewall and Muscle Car Museum
Season 2013, Episode 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.



Project "Sucker Punch"
Season 2012, Episode 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.


"Sucker Punch" Powerplant
Season 2012, Episode 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.


Sucker Punch Finale & 461 Oldsmobile Motor Build
Season 2012, Episode 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.



Project Deep Sleep
Season 2011, Episode 04

HorsePower builds a '97 sleeper Thunderbird


Deep Sleep's Engine Build
Season 2011, Episode 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.


Deep Sleep Engine Drop
Season 2011, Episode 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.


Deep Sleep - Final Touches
Season 2011, Episode 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.



454 Budget Build
Season 2009, Episode 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.


454 Power Build
Season 2009, Episode 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.


454 meet '85 Monte Carlo
Season 2009, Episode 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.



Budget 460 Big Block
Season 2009, Episode 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.


Ford 460 Back for HorsePower Hike
Season 2009, Episode 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.


460 Payoff and LS1 Carb Conversion
Season 2009, Episode 10

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



The Lean Green Street Machine
Season 2008, Episode 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!


Lean Green Street Machine Phase two
Season 2008, Episode 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.


Lean Green Street Machine Phase three
Season 2008, Episode 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.



Monte Carlo Intro
Season 2007, Episode 13

The mid-eighties Chevy Monte Carlo is a new old hot rod with unlimited potential. Joe and Mike get an '86 and start a buildup that includes a new, big block powerplant, manual five-speed transmission, and more. The idea is to build the car they think Chevy should have built back in the beginning.


Monte Carlo Trans Conversion
Season 2007, Episode 16

HorsePower's newest project car is back, a 1986 Monte Carlo SS. This time Joe and Mike transform its factory automatic tranny to a five-speed. It's an overwhelming job, but it's easier than you might imagine.


Mighty Carlo Payoff
Season 2007, Episode 19

HorsePower finishes up its current '86 Monte Carlo project, straps it to the chassis dyno for a horsepower test and takes to the streets to pound some pavement. Plus, another "Bang for the Buck" test of aftermarket components using the shop's engine dyno.


How Mighty is the Mighty Carlo
Season 2007, Episode 21

The 1986 Chevy known as the Mighty Carlo gets a road test before Mike and Joe test its horsepower on their chassis dyno. Plus, another "Bang for the Buck" engine test, with a little nitrous added for giggles.



That Perfect Finish
Season 2006, Episode 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.


Project Blue Hair Engine Swap
Season 2006, Episode 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.


Project Blue Hair Part 2
Season 2006, Episode 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.


Project Old Blue Hair 'Sleeper' Wakes Up
Season 2007, Episode 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!


Old Blue Hair Gets in Gear Wth a Beefed Up Rear End
Season 2007, Episode 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!


Final Day for Old Blue Hair
Season 2007, Episode 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!


Raunchy Rat Pay Off & Old Blue Hair Motor Upgrades!
Season 2007, Episode 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!



Introducing the EZ Boo
Season 2007, Episode 02

HorsePower hosts, Mike Galley and Joe Elmore embark on a mission: to build a car that can compete in heads-up Outlaw racing events! They start with buying a 1979 Chevrolet Malibu. Back at the shop, they tear everything out of the car that won't be used in racing...which is just about everything!


Project EZ Boo Gets Some Serious HorsePower
Season 2007, Episode 07

The Malibu race car is back in the HorsePower shop for a motor. Joe and Mike will install a supercharger on a 572 GM Peformance Parts big block and dyno it before installing it in the car along with a transmission.



Raunchy Rat - HorsePower on the Cutting Edge of a New/Old Trend
Season 2006, Episode 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.


Raunchy Rat Gets Framed
Season 2006, Episode 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.


Project Raunchy Rat Gets Some Horsepower
Season 2007, Episode 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.


Raunchy Rat Returns
Season 2007, Episode 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.


Raunchy Rat Pay Off & Old Blue Hair Motor Upgrades!
Season 2007, Episode 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!


Raunchy Rat Payoff
Season 2007, Episode 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.



Project: Stage 3 - Supercharging the '06 Mustang
Season 2006, Episode 13

Mike and Joe kick off a two-show build up transforming a stock '06 Mustang into a Roush Stage 3. After base line runs, they wake up the GT big time with a bolt-on Roushcharger!


Project: Stage 3 - Stopping & Turning the '06 GT
Season 2006, Episode 14

It's phase two of HPTV's '06 Mustang makeover - building a Roush Stage Three out of a stock 'stang. Joe and Mike install big brakes, sport suspension and an aero-body kit. Then it's open road for the ultimate test.



New Project Car - 1992 Mustang LX
Season 2006, Episode 06

This time we introduce our newest project car, a 1992 Mustang LX. Our mission: treat the car to some budget bolt ons that'll deliver the most horsepower possible for your hard earned money.


It's Time to Take Our Mustang LX to the Next Level!
Season 2006, Episode 08

It's time to take our Mustang LX to the next level ... beefing up the suspension and drivetrain to make way for some more power. Plus we party with the world's quickest 10.5 street fighters in outrageous outlaw competition.


Project: LX - Mustang Heads, Intake & Nitrous
Season 2006, Episode 09

It ain't a budget pony anymore! Mike and Joe step up our '92 Mustang with trick flow aluminum heads, EFI intake, performance valve train plus a little "spray" to make sure "Project: LX" gets strong numbers!



Project: Royal Bird - Tranny/Drive Train How-To
Season 2006, Episode 10

"Project: Royal Bird" Part 3: our big 474 inch Pontiac delivers a fat 550 hp on dyno! Now it's time to drop in. Plus track side action from the superbowl of drag racing, the World Street Nationals in Orlando!


Project: Royal Bird - Paint & Restoration Trim
Season 2006, Episode 11

Our '69 Firebird's got horsepower under the hood; this time we pump up the power of its appearance by restoring its interior and exterior. Plus a trip to the "All Chevy Show" for some horsepower history in the making!