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Takeout Time

A "takeout" LQ4 powerplant becomes the test bed for a series of affordable engine upgrades.

Motown LS Block

Holley LS Mid-Rise Carbureted Intake Manifolds

LS Ignition Controller

Serious automotive firepower starts with a spark. E3 Spark Plugs can help you create a fire-breathing street or strip beast with its line of spark plugs featuring E3’s advanced DiamondFire electrode design.

Royal Purple focuses exclusively on developing state-of-the-art lubricants.

Evans Waterless Coolant High Performance Coolant is a proprietary fluid with a specially-formulated inhibitor package designed for all gasoline, light-duty diesel, LP, and CNG engines.

Clippster headers from Patriot feature longer primaries that exit toward the rear of the engine compartment to clear steering and suspension components.


One Fine 440
2018 | Episode 10
The split-bumper Camaro's powerplant gets put to the test on the Engine dyno! Will it lay down 600+ HP?

Triple Threat Chassis
2018 | Episode 09
We take delivery of the Camaro's custom chassis…and fill it with race ready components!

Triple Threat Powerplant
2018 | Episode 08
A 440ci Motown engine with LS induction powers our 1973 Split Bumper Camaro racecar.

Takeout Time
2018 | Episode 07
A "takeout" LQ4 powerplant becomes the test bed for a series of affordable engine upgrades.

Mopar Power
2018 | Episode 06
A 512ci Big Block Mopar goes from stout street engine to pump gas race bullet.

Coyote-Powered LX
2018 | Episode 05
A Factory Stock coyote-powered Mustang hits the roller, seeking maximum power for the drag strip.

Project: Lake Missile
2018 | Episode 04
The '74 Glencoe Jet Boat receives a 540 cu big block designed for high-speed fun on the water.

Boats & Olds
2018 | Episode 03
Mike and Pat dyno test the jet boat engine, and the Olds 455 power plant gains more power with a top-end upgrade.

Factory Five Hot Rod Truck
2018 | Episode 02
The crew at Factory Five Racing is building their first-ever pickup truck…and Mike and Pat have been invited to help out!

Triple Threat Camaro
2018 | Episode 01
The team's triple threat G-Machine begins with a custom chassis…plus they've got a big-block water missile that's an Engine Power exclusive!

Cadillac LSA 427 Stroker Part 1
Season 3, Episode 05  —  Original Airdate 2/7/2016

Pat and Mike look for big power from the factory supercharged power house found in the Cadillacs CTS-V's

Cadillac LSA 427 Stroker Part 2
Season 3, Episode 06  —  Original Airdate 2/14/2016

The guys finish the top end and strap in to the dyno chairs for a power filled dyno session on pump gas

In House Power Mouse: Stage I
Season 3, Episode 01  —  Original Airdate 1/10/2016

The first of 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: Stage II
Season 3, Episode 02  —  Original Airdate 1/17/2016

Stage II of our small block Chevy build get's block modifications and a competition rotating assembly to complete a solid shortblock

In House Power Mouse: Stage II Part II
Season 3, Episode 03  —  Original Airdate 1/24/2016

Completing the small block Chevy with trick induction from the heads to the intake manifold. This potent combo makes big power on the dyno We're taking you to the NMRA (National Mustang Racers Association) Finals in Bowling Green, where championships are on the line and the action is non-stop

In-House Power Mouse Roars
Season 3, Episode 14  —  Original Airdate 7/3/2016

In Stage 3 of our small-block build, our 383 becomes a 406 and gets a centrifugal supercharger to make mega-power.

Supercar Slayer: PowerStop Z06
Season 2, Episode 17  —  Original Airdate 7/26/2015

C6 Z06 gets new Track Day brake package, suspension upgrades, sticky tires plus get more LS7 power with long-tube headers.

PowerStop Z06: Supercharged
Season 2, Episode 18  —  Original Airdate 8/2/2015

Supercharging a 2008 Z06 and adding Z26 performance brake package to out perform the new $90,000 Z06 Corvette

Rattle Can Rod: Roller
Season 2, Episode 10  —  Original Airdate 4/26/2015

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: Power
Season 2, Episode 11  —  Original Airdate 5/3/2015

Mike and Pat install reengineered drive train in '33 FFR hot rod kit and test it for Dupli-Color sweepstakes

Black & Blue Stage I
Season 2, Episode 08  —  Original Airdate 4/12/2015

Team makes big street/strip power on a budget by stroking a stock 5.0L small block Ford to 347

Black & Blue Stage II
Season 2, Episode 09  —  Original Airdate 4/19/2015

Team tests the limits of Ford's 5.0L block with big compression, solid roller cam and 8000 RPM dyno runs

Black & Blue: Stage III
Season 2, Episode 20  —  Original Airdate 9/20/2015

Team takes their wild 347 Ford to Stage 3 with Hellion 76mm turbocharger, making massive power on race gas.

Sweet Slant Six
Season 2, Episode 02  —  Original Airdate 1/11/2015

Team resurrects and hot rods Mopar's indestructible 6 cylinder, the bulletproof 225 Dodge Slant Six.

Slant Six Duster
Season 2, Episode 03  —  Original Airdate 1/18/2015

71 Dodge gets period-correct restoration with hopped up 225 Slant Six Mopar and fresh automatic trans.

Lime Dime: 427 Big Block
Season 1, Episode 22  —  Original Airdate 10/12/2014

Team creates over-the-top street/strip pickup wedging a nitrous-powered 427 big block into a compact S10.

Lime Dime: More Power
Season 1, Episode 23  —  Original Airdate 10/19/2014

How-to bolt on 150 HP with a wet-nitrous system, install a bed-mounted radiator and index J-wire spark plugs.

Race Track Tuning
Season 2, Episode 13  —  Original Airdate 5/17/2015

Team dials in Lime Dime drag truck at the strip with how to set up the trans brake, ladder bar suspension and NOS

Iron Animal Part 1: Building a 408 Stroker
Season 1, Episode 09  —  Original Airdate 4/20/2014

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 Part 2: Flow Bench Testing Heads
Season 1, Episode 10  —  Original Airdate 4/27/2014

The latest GenX cylinder heads are flowed, installed and topped off with multi-port fuel injection before being dyno tuned on pump gas.

Iron Animal 408: Wicked Turbo Power
Season 1, Episode 19  —  Original Airdate 8/10/2014

How to turbo-charge an iron block LS stroker to make 1000 horsepower with a single 88mm turbo and air-to-air intercooler.

Old Skool Flatty: Part 1 How to Hot Rod a Ford Flathead
Season 1, Episode 08  —  Original Airdate 4/13/2014

Transforming a junkyard Ford flathead into a classic hot rod V8 with prepping the block to handle a stroked rotating assembly.

Old Skool Flatty: 3 Deuce V8
Season 1, Episode 14  —  Original Airdate 7/6/2014

Engine guru Keith Dorton helps build our Ford flathead with 3/4 race cam, high compression heads and 3 deuces.

Part 1 Building an Old Skool Six
Season 1, Episode 03  —  Original Airdate 1/19/2014

Team starts building a 70's era Ford inline six by taking it to a local auto machine shop.

Hopping Up an Old Skool Six Part 2
Season 1, Episode 04  —  Original Airdate 1/25/2014

Team hops up, assembles and dyno tests Ford 's venerable straight 6 with a cam, intake and carb.

Budget LS Tech Part 1
Season 1, Episode 01  —  Original Airdate 1/5/2014

Team starts a two part build of an LS on the cheap starting with a junk yard 4.8L iron block out of a Chevy truck.

Budget LS Tech Part 2
Season 1, Episode 02  —  Original Airdate 1/12/2014

The team assembles the long block, a New EFI top end and then dynos the 4.8.

Engine Power Schedule

Head-to-Head Horsepower
2018 | Episode 11
Mike and Pat set up GM's LQ4 and Ford's Windsor with comparable parts, to find out which one makes more power!
TODAY 5/26
8:00 AM ET
Triple Threat Camaro Tech
2018 | Episode 12
The Triple Threat Camaro will soon be ready for the drag strip and the road course.
Sunday 5/27
9:00 AM ET/PT
Mopar Power
2018 | Episode 06
A 512ci Big Block Mopar goes from stout street engine to pump gas race bullet.
Saturday 6/2
1:00 AM ET