Latest Engine Power Episodes
Pat and Frankie finish building up their jazzed up 305 SBC.
Building Up Our Hot Rod 305 SBC
Season 11, Episode 3
The guys bring the well-known but anemic 305 SBC into the shop by viewer request.
Tearing Down and Prep of Our 305 SBC Build
Season 11, Episode 2
Pat & Frankie upgrade internal components to make our blue oval beast more durable under boost.
Beefing Up Our 460 Big Block Ford
Season 11, Episode 1
As part of the Motorsports Team, students at UNOH build high-performance dirt race cars.
From Classroom to Circle Track
Season 10, Episode 16
We put custom touches on our 496ci Stroker Big Block and get it ready for the street rod life!
496ci Stroker Big Block Chevy
Season 10, Episode 15
We complete our stroker LS powerplant and put it to the ultimate performance test in the dyno cell!
Pro LS on the Dyno
Season 10, Episode 14
Engine Power Season 8 Episodes
What started as a simple “aerosol overhaul” for a Postal Jeep’s powerplant gets a little more complicated!
Will There Be A Big Power Difference On A Mildly Modded AMC 258 Straight 6?
Season 8, Episode 1
There are four basic elements that affect an engine’s performance: spark, fuel, air, and lubrication. We’ll show you how to improve each of them WITHOUT cracking open your powerplant.
How To Achieve Power Gains Without Taking Apart Your Engine
Season 8, Episode 2
The six-cylinder Ford’s dyno numbers keep climbing as we give it major cam, piston, and cylinder head upgrades.
Full-Tilt Build On Our Ford 300 Inline 6 For Serious Power Gains
Season 8, Episode 3
Our 445 FE is back, a modern EFI system, along with a time-tested tunnel wedge intake made for drivability.
Junkyard Ford 445 FE Gets Modern EFI
Season 8, Episode 4
We take the original anemic 304 powerplant from an AMC Javelin, and turn it into a high-tech muscle car bullet with some bite!
Complete Rebuild Of An AMC 304 Including Adding Port Fuel Injection
Season 8, Episode 5
Want to build your best powerplant? It starts with understanding the fundamentals of engine building: valve lash, header sizing, and more!
Testing 4 Common Engine Building Myths: Which Ones Are True?
Season 8, Episode 6
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.
How Camshaft Timing Affects Engine Performance
Season 8, Episode 7
We reconfigure our racy 427 LSX from naturally aspirated to supercharged status to make big boosted horsepower!
Reconfiguring A 427 LSX From Naturally Aspirated To Supercharged
Season 8, Episode 8
We take an old-school 302 Ford and bring it into the 21st century with much-needed induction and fuel delivery upgrades.
Old School 302 Ford Goes High Tech
Season 8, Episode 9
Ford’s high-revving modern engine gets some racy parts, then it is put to the test in the dyno cell!
Building A Race-Ready 5.0L Coyote From A Pile Of Parts
Season 8, Episode 10
We build up a naturally aspirated 6.0 liter LS iron block engine for both track and street duty.
Building A Naturally Aspirated 6.0L LS Iron Block
Season 8, Episode 11
A burned-up 6.4L Gen III HEMI is revived with some old school hot rod parts.
Burnt Junkyard 6.4L Gen III HEMI Rises From The Ashes
Season 8, Episode 12
We test multiple configurations of our V8 to see what makes the biggest difference on the engine dyno.
The Great Intake Debate: Dual Vs. Single Plane Intake Manifolds
Season 8, Episode 13
Ford’s inline six industrial engine gets what you’ve been asking for...a turbo!
Turbocharged Ford 300 Inline Six Makes Over 500 HP on the Dyno
Season 8, Episode 14
The first steps you take in building any engine can lay the foundation for a reliable powerplant that lives up to its potential.
Laying The Foundation To Rebuild A GM 4.3L V6
Season 8, Episode 15
Starting with a bare block, we build a piece of big modern Mopar muscle! Complete with a Holley High-Ram Intake and Terminator X Max Fuel Injection, we get a big jump in power that’s dyno proven!
Building Up a New 6.4L Gen III HEMI For Reliable Muscle Car Power
Season 8, Episode 16
Out of the shop and into the yard! We take a weekend to rebuild a 350ci small block Chevy V8 engine like you would at your home. We’ll trade in our professional gear for tools you might have at your house to show you how to get the most out of your build.
Backyard Engine Build
Season 8, Episode 17
Diesel truck drag racer Lavon Miller has been pushing the boundaries at the strip. He’s in our shop with all the race winning insight used for his record-breaking season. Plus, solving a thrown code on a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500.
Winning at the Track with the 3000HP Diesel Master
Season 8, Episode 18
It’s not all about horsepower! We take a Chevy 454 big block and dial in hard-hauling, heavy-pulling torque.
Easy Upgrades for a Stock Big Block Chevy
Season 8, Episode 19
We bring you straightforward information and tips to make your next engine build go quicker and easier!
Back to Basics Part IV
Season 8, Episode 20
Our GM LQ9 engine needs the right ingredients to turn it into a spicy hot rod street bullet.
Hot Rod LQ9 Cam Swap
Season 8, Episode 21
Engine Power Builds
The Detroit Muscle crew searches through a big-body boneyard to find a green 1971 Chevy Caprice. In order to separate this car from stereotypical b-body builds.
We heard about a 1977 Granada with a great body, but several mechanical issues. We wanted to build a ride that looks like a Sunday driver…until you step on the throttle! With each aftermarket upgrade, our 1977 Ford takes one step closer to that goal.
Spicy Sleeper Granada
Everyone knows that the Plymouth Road Runner is one of the most iconic American muscle cars ever produced. While some have retained museum-like quality, others have received a personal touch from Mother Nature and Father Time. Detroit Muscle is always on the cutting edge of tackling projects that stand out from the crowd. So look no further than this rough and rugged masterpiece.
What’s more exciting than an instant classic? Music City Trucks knew they needed to hit the ground running, and they decided to do this by building a classic 1991 GMC Suburban they named Unbreakable. They chose this truck for a few reasons, one being the last of the classic square body style, and another because it’s the biggest SUV of its era. The Suburban is a prime example of a beginner off-road rig where parts are readily available at a reasonable price.
It’s hard to make a DJ5 Mail Jeep cooler than it already is, but Carcass managed to do just that and build an off-road monster that delivers on its mission of conquering any terrain and keeping its character in the process. The guys sought a unique right-hand drive project that could maintain its allure no matter the project’s direction while providing the off-road performance few vehicles can match on the trails. They did this by stripping down the retired mail Jeep and starting from scratch.
Junk Mail DJ5
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)
Mike and Pat modernize a mid 90's themed Pro Street '62 Chevy II Nova.
Pro Street or No Street (Nova)
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)
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"