HorsePower Season 8 Episodes
The Horsepower honchos have a wake-up call for Project Nightmare. The ’96 Mustang GT gets a streetable Vortech supercharger that promises to add at least 80 rear wheel horsepower to the car. Following the installation, numbers will be laid down on the dynojet.
Project Nightmare Blower
Season 8, Episode 1
Chuck and Joe take you through the entire steps of building a 383 stroker motor – from matching to complete assembly. They’ll use new computer software to calculate horsepower and torque even before the engine is assembled. Actual numbers will be made in a nearby dyno cell.
Season 8, Episode 2
It’s the North vs. the South in an all-out, winner-take-all drag racing shootout. Joe Elmore gets right in the middle of this historic battle of Outlaw Street Cars at Piedmont Dragway in Greensboro, NC.
North vs. South Drags
Season 8, Episode 3
Chuck and Joe introduce their “new kid on the block”, Mike Galley, as they get the Super Nova ready for the drag strip. They’ll install a race-style fuel cell, fuel pump and regular.
Super Nova Fuel & Wiring
Season 8, Episode 4
Once again, Horsepower has exclusive coverage of the World Street Nationals in Orlando, FL. It’s a season-end super bowl of speed where all the top street car racers convene to battle it out for big bucks and bragging rights until next season.
Super Nova Fire Up
Season 8, Episode 5
Joe’s Project Nightmare gets a new set of high performance brakes from Roush Racing, featuring massive 14-inch front rotors, four-piston calipers and state-of-the-science brake pads. Joe and Mike will test the results at a local strip with unbelievable results.
Chevelle Gas Tank Swap
Season 8, Episode 6
It’s time to take the Horsepower Super Nova to the track for a shakedown run. But first, the crew converts a standard open differential to a limited slip on Chuck’s favorite Chevelle wagon. Plus, a visit to Las Vegas for the annual SEMA show, featuring the latest in high performance goodies.
Chevelle Trac Tech
Season 8, Episode 7
This weekend, a real world engine upgrade. The Horsepower gang will tackle a cam and valvetrain swap on a muscle car – without removing the engine. They’ll also swap out the timing set and gaskets to pump up the power using basic shop tools. Also, a heads-up on how tech wheel balancing works.
In Car Cam Swap
Season 8, Episode 8
Mopar madness is back. The Horsepower guys will bolt on a big blower to a classis Roadrunner engine to make an amazing amount of power. You’ll see just how much rear wheel horsepower it makes on the Dynojet. Also, Joe visits the ultimate cool car cruise in the heartland called Somernights.
Bad Ass Blower
Season 8, Episode 9
Can you build a small block street motor that displaces 472 cubic inches and makes over 650 horsepower? That’s what Chuck, Joe and Mike will discover as they build a Shafiroff Performance pump gas small block that’s truly a little monster.
Shafiroff Small Block
Season 8, Episode 10
This week’s Horsepower kicks off at the annual Bristol Bash, an annual enthusiasts happening that features drag racing, motorcross and competition for the coveted Year One Cup award.
Season 8, Episode 11
New LS Gun project car, a 2000 Camaro with an LSI engine, becomes a deeper breather with an induction upgrade. It includes a new cold air kit, bigger throttle body and high performance exhaust.
Season 8, Episode 13
“Project Pony” comes galloping back. This time for a rearend upgrade to help it plant the power. The work includes a new gear set, posi traction, and axle upgrade.
Season 8, Episode 14
We launch our 55/SS project which is a 21st century version of the popular 1955 Chevy shoebox. We’ll build it from the chassis up with a 502 big block, then the trans, rearend, brakes and suspension. We’ll also visit the shop to show how the chopped top bodies are made from fiberglass.
'55 Chevy Chasis
Season 8, Episode 15
America’s favorite pony is 40 years old. We’ll join the Mustang anniverary celebration at Nashville Super Speedway where some of the rarest, fastest and most gorgeous ponies will be present.
Mustang 40th Anniversary
Season 8, Episode 16
The Super Shoebox returns for a slew of bolt-ons, Joe and Mike will assemble some power windows and hang the doors on this special-built 55 Chevy, in addition to completing its disc brake system and cooling system. Plus, they’ll bolt up the front end and get the ride ready for paint.
'55 Chevy Test Fit
Season 8, Episode 21
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 Build
HorsePower tears down and rebuilds a pair of Ford 351 smallblocks - a Cleveland and a Windsor.
Twin Ford 351 Builds
HorsePower builds a 1978 Buick Century wagon into the ultimate sleeper machine.
'78 Buick Century Wagon "Sucker Punch"
HorsePower builds a 1992 Camaro for optimal fuel economy and horsepower!
'92 Chevy Camaro "Lean Green"
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.
A low-mileage 1970 Chevy Nova gets a 440hp GM crate engine upgrade!
'70 Chevy Nova "Old Blue Hair"
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!
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!
Our mission: treat the car to some budget bolt ons that'll deliver the most horsepower possible for your hard earned money.