Latest Engine Power Episodes
We reconfigure our racy 427 LSX from naturally aspirated to supercharged status to make big boosted horsepower!
Supercharged 427 LSX
Season 8, Episode 8
The first-generation Chevy Small Block deserves its reputation as a powerful and reliable engine. It’s the foundation for an old-school stroker build with an emphasis on durability.
Suburban Small Block
Season 8, Episode 7
Want to build your best powerplant? It starts with understanding the fundamentals of engine building: valve lash, header sizing, and more!
Back to Basics Part II
Season 8, Episode 6
We take the original anemic 304 powerplant from an AMC Javelin, and turn it into a high-tech muscle car bullet with some bite!
Sharpening the Javelin
Season 8, Episode 5
Our 445 FE is back, a modern EFI system, along with a time-tested tunnel wedge intake made for drivability.
445 FE Flatbed
Season 8, Episode 4
The six-cylinder Ford’s dyno numbers keep climbing as we give it major cam, piston, and cylinder head upgrades.
Ford’s Big Buzzin’ Half Dozen
Season 8, Episode 3
Engine Power Season 7 Episodes
We build a hot rod 292 Chevy straight-six that puts power to the pavement for Truck Tech’s 1965 C10.
Building a Chevy 292 Inline Straight-Six
Season 7, Episode 1
The straight-six engine gets a big horsepower boost with a custom-designed turbo setup.
Straight-Six Engine Gets a Big Horsepower Boost
Season 7, Episode 2
Ford’s Windsor powerplant becomes the second engine for our mobile chassis dyno. Plus: we visit this year’s PRI event in Indianapolis.
Adding a Tunnel Ram to a 408 Windsor
Season 7, Episode 3
The crew from Carcass needs plenty of power to move their 1-ton military truck. Our answer: supercharge a 383 ci V8!
Blown 383 Stroker Has Trouble on the Dyno, What Happened?
Season 7, Episode 4
A 427 ci LSX engine goes naturally aspirated for an underappreciated muscle car.
427 cubic inches of Naturally Aspirated HP for Javelin Trans Am Tribute Build
Season 7, Episode 5
What’s heating up the track at the American Endurance Racing Mid-Ohio Event? From inside where all the action takes place, strap in and hang on. Plus, mocking up the dyno test sled for a new boosted Coyote.
Mocking Up the Dyno Test Sled for a Boosted Coyote
Season 7, Episode 6
After some super dyno pulls on our supercharged 383, Mike and Pat try to bring back an old Ford 390 FE from the dead! What will it take to go from the junkyard to the dyno?
Junkyard Ford 390 FE: Will It Run?
Season 7, Episode 7
Mike and Pat stroke a vintage junkyard Ford 390 but an unexpected surprise puts a delay in their progress. Then it’s full steam ahead for finding the limit for this big block stump puller
Junkyard Ford 390 FE Teardown and Rebuild
Season 7, Episode 8
Mopar fans rejoice! Chrysler’s venerable muscle car powerplant gets a big cubic inch increase and the induction package you’ve been asking for.
Small Block Mopar Stroker
Season 7, Episode 9
We’re starting with a high-mileage 5.3L Vortec that we got on the cheap. Our goal: make as much horsepower as we can, spending the least money possible.
High Mileage Vortec On the Cheap
Season 7, Episode 10
Our 5.3L street machine powerplant gets updated with sequential EFI and more.
LS Gets Updated With Sequential EFI
Season 7, Episode 11
We build a 632 big block Chevy to power an unusual hot rod project for the Carcass shop.
632 Big Block Chevy For the Carcass Shop
Season 7, Episode 12
The guys from Detroit Muscle hunted down a sweet ’69 Camaro, but the engine needs a little attention. That’s where we come in.
1969 Camaro 350 Needs Some Attention
Season 7, Episode 13
From freeway to farmyard, this rugged straight six was everywhere! It’s the subject of our latest build.
Ford 300 Inline Six
Season 7, Episode 14
From a Flat-Head to a Chrysler Slant-Six, from a Ford FE to a boosted Chevy Straight-Six, Mike and Pat celebrate their vintage builds and how they turned retro into big modern muscle.
From a Flat-Head to a Chrysler Slant-Six, from a Ford FE to a boosted Chevy Straight-Six
Season 7, Episode 15
Go from the boneyard to making big power! Mike and Pat have the high-performance tips and techniques to help you get the most horsepower and torque with some savings to boot!
Mike and Pat Have the High-Performance Tips and Techniques for More Horsepower
Season 7, Episode 16
Even after 45 years, our antique Ford engine still runs. And after some needed upgrades, it will run like a champ!
A Fine Inline Six Ford Needs Upgrades
Season 7, Episode 17
We took a mysterious engine that was hidden away in our shop and filled it with whatever parts we could find lying around. Here’s what happened!
Scavenged Small Block Ford
Season 7, Episode 18
There’s no replacement for displacement! We stroke some of our favorite engines, looking for all the horsepower we can find.
Stroking Some of Our Favorite Engines
Season 7, Episode 19
The tuner aftermarket for Jeeps is thriving! A supercharged JK makes some impressive power gains on the dyno, thanks to HP Tuners.
Supercharged Jeep Wrangler Makes Impress Power Gains on the Dyno
Season 7, Episode 20
Previously, our forgotten Ford powerplant pumped out stout numbers in the dyno cell. Our goal this time: even more power!
Return of the Scavenged Small Block
Season 7, Episode 21
Engine Power Builds
We build a wicked dirt track car, starting with a hand-built chassis and hi-tech suspension!
The Engine Power guys have turbo guru John Urist in the shop to add big power to GM’s latest Camaro. Twin turbos and the new LT1 powerplant are the perfect recipe to spin the dyno rollers to big numbers…..
2017 Camaro (Hellion)
Pat and Mike start the transformation of a stock Mustang GT into the Rislone Mustang Sweepstakes Ride. They install a track engineered suspension system, massive brakes, plus wheels and tires.
Yellow Fever Black Magic (Rislone Mustang)
The Engine Power guys are impressed with the power gains from the Edelbrock supercharger, so they attack the suspension, clutch and brakes with familiar performance enhancements.
Opposites Attract (Scion)
Mike and Pat modernize a mid 90's themed Pro Street '62 Chevy II Nova.
Pro Street or No Street (Nova)
Pat and Mike look for big power from the factory supercharged power house found in the Cadillas CTS-V's
Cadillac LSA 427
A 3 stage build of the durable small block Chevy. A back to basics 355 inch powerplant that makes great reliable power for under 4000 bucks.
In House Power Mouse
Team installs 200-mph capable suspension on its 1,000-hp '63 Galaxie
Half Mile Hauler (Galaxie)
C6 Z06 gets new Track Day brake package, suspension upgrades, sticky tires plus get more LS7 power with long-tube headers.
Pat and Mike team up with Duplicolor to build old skool street rod with Factory Five Racing's '33 hot rod kit
Rattle Can Rod
Team makes big street/strip power on a budget by stroking a stock 5.0L small block Ford to 347
Black & Blue
Team resurrects and hot rods Mopar's indestructible 6 cylinder, the bulletproof 225 Dodge Slant Six.
Team creates over-the-top street/strip pickup wedging a nitrous-powered 427 big block into a compact S10.
Transforming an anemic 4 cylinder Mustang with a Ford Racing Coyote Aluminator V8 to become a street legal auto-crosser on steroids.
Barely Legal Mustang
How-to build a modern Chevy stroker starting from scratch with an LQ4 iron truck block strong enough to survive plenty of turbo boost.
"Iron Animal" 408 Turbo
Transforming a junkyard Ford flathead into a classic hot rod V8 with prepping the block to handle a stroked rotating assembly.
Ford "Old Skool Flatty"