MuscleCar - COPO to Go!


COPO to Go!

[MC2013-15]

The MuscleCar guys tie a bow on the COPO Camaro Tribute project by showing how to properly prepare the crate engine for firing, including making your own oil priming tool. Then after a quick lesson in Carb tuning and timing, the COPO Camaro gets to have its day in the sun as the guys see what she can do.


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800-LOCTITE



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WD-40

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  • WD-40 12 oz. Aerosol Lubricant

The Industrial Depot

866-729-9925



  • Industrial Depot - Fasteners, Hardware, and Shop Supplies

CRC Industries

800-556-5074



  • Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner, 19 Wt Oz

Driven Racing Oil

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Matco Tools

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  • Vacuum and Fuel Pump Tester

US 43 Dragway

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  • US 43 Dragway, Ethridge, TN

2013 | EPISODE 01

It's Business Time!

The Pro Street Dodge Dart, Project Business Time is ready to roll! Learn how to lock down your drag tires with a set of rim screws, then Flashback looks at another classic Dodge. Then, Business Time is ready to hit the track!




2013 | EPISODE 02

Oldsmobile Restomod Returns

The Hurst Olds Restomod Tribute gets a set of oversized wheel tubs for it's big wheels and tires, Flashback visits the strip with a race-bred Dodge, and Mank shows how you can upgrade an old brake kit for twenty bucks.




2013 | EPISODE 03

Olds Tank Mods & Glass Etching

The Hurst Tribute Olds Restomod gets a fuel tank mod that allows it to carry serious horsepower. Then, How to do patch rust repair on a 40-plus year old door, along with the guys showing how to etch glass in 3 different ways.




2013 | EPISODE 04

Custom Firewall and Muscle Car Museum

Tommy and Mank get a hand from car builder Brad Starks to build a custom firewall for the Olds Restomod Hurst Tribute, and the guys take a trip to see on of the greatest Muscle Car collections on Earth.




2013 | EPISODE 05

NOPO to COPO

The guys begin what will be an iconic build when they team up with Chevrolet Performance to build a tribute to one of the most legendary muscle cars ever made: a 1969 ZL1 COPO Camaro.




2013 | EPISODE 06

NOPO to COPO Engine Swap/Shifter Install

An all-aluminum ZL1 Big Block gets plugged into the '69 COPO Camaro tribute, and the floor is modified to receive a conversion from automatic to 4-speed. Also, find out why trim pieces tend to pit so badly over time, and how to revive a barn find car without catching it on fire!




2013 | EPISODE 07

COPO Camaro Suspension

Work continues on the MuscleCar COPO Camaro tribute project as the guys get to work building a suspension system that looks and works like an original high performance 1969 Camaro's would have. Tommy teaches you how to chop down a barn find Impala 12-bolt rear end to fit under a Camaro and Mank works on revitalizing the stock front end components.




2013 | EPISODE 08

COPO Camaro Gains its Feet

The guys plug in their revamped front and rear, then modify the car to accept manual floor pedals and a big-block style heater core. After that, it's tons of tech on brake lines and fuel lines.




2013 | EPISODE 09

COPO Camaro Paint and Body

Using a self contained paint sytem, the guys take the COPO Camaro Project from rough body work all the way to painted and buffed out.




2013 | EPISODE 10

COPO Camaro 4-Speed Build

Learn how you can improve on the classic Muncie 4-Speed with modern technology, as well as the available tools to remove glass and more, and preventing raw metal rust.




2013 | EPISODE 11

COPO Camaro Component Resto

The guys work on rescuing several factory components on their 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. A seat frame fix, a big-buck saving steering column rebuild, and an everyman plastic grill repair are in store, plus Flashback takes a look at another famous Camaro.




2013 | EPISODE 12

COPO Interior and Exhaust

The MuscleCar guys work on getting the interior into the 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute project, and Tommy addresses an often neglected part of a restoration - the trunk floor. Then the COPO gets headers and exhaust.




2013 | EPISODE 13

Build By Request Part 1

The MuscleCar guys address e-mails by doing money-saving projects for your car build. Learn how to weld cast iron, fix sloppy door hinges, and what all of the different types of primer do.




2013 | EPISODE 14

Build By Request Part 2

Tommy and Mank do another round of e-mail request fixes for you, including addressing stuck bolts, how radiator shops do their thing, fixing a busted cast-on bell housing, and check out a car show full of classic tv and movie cars.




2013 | EPISODE 15

COPO to Go!

The guys finalize the COPO Camaro Tribute Project by giving a quick rundown on firing a crate motor for the first time, as well as tuning it. Then the Camaro goes outside and the guys give it a little pedal action to see what she can do!




2013 | EPISODE 16

Oldsmobile Fenderpalooza

The guys get back to work on the '69 Olds Cutlass Restomod by building custom sheet metal inner fenders, and fixing some "ouchies" on the outer fenders. Mank also shows how to recreate the structural pieces that hold them together, if someone else has removed them.




2013 | EPISODE 17

Olds Fuel Tank and Racing 101

The MuscleCar guys do some custom fuel tank mounting and plug in a one-off fuel filler. Then see how to get started in the world of racing, and find out how to protect your ride's finish from practically any environmental factor.




2013 | EPISODE 18

Olds Radiator Mount and Exhaust

The MuscleCar guys continue modifying the ’'69 Olds Cutlass Restomod Project by creating a custom mounting system for the radiator. Then they plug in header and exhaust to the LSX power plant, and see how to modify a thermostat to make it work more efficiently.




2013 | EPISODE 19

Oldsmobile Body Holes, Steering, and Brakes

The ’'69 Olds Restomod moves farther along as the MuscleCar guys show several ways to fill sheet metal holes, build the steering, and mock up the brakes. Also, Flashback looks at a piece of rare AMC Muscle.




2013 | EPISODE 20

'70 Monte Carlo Part 1

In order to transform a tired 1970 Monte Carlo into a modernized G-Machine (which you can win), Tommy from MuscleCar enlists the help of the other PowerBlock builders to make it happen, including in this show an LS build with HorsePower.




2013 | EPISODE 21

'70 Monte Carlo Part 2

MuscleCar gets a hand from HorsePower Mike in stiffening the frame on the giveaway Monte Carlo G-Machine, and Ian from Xtreme 4x4 steps in to set up a bomb-proof rear end for the old Chevy.




2013 | EPISODE 22

'70 Monte Carlo Part 3

MuscleCar demonstrates how to get rid of a gnarly old Vinyl Top on the Giveaway Monte Carlo G-Machine, then after some body work Kevin from Trucks lends a hand with the paint.




2013 | EPISODE 23

'70 Monte Carlo Finale

It's time for the finishing touches on the Giveaway Monte Carlo G-Machine, with Ryan from Trucks! helping Tommy from MuscleCar to put a bow on this project once and for all.




2012 | EPISODE 01

Dark Horse Stage 1 Complete!

Dark Horse is buttoned up, then heads to the track, but then the guys have an issue!




2012 | EPISODE 02

Is THIS your Father's Oldsmobile?

The guys start a new Oldsmobile Build, head to Year One's Braselton Bash, and a dash of paint-mixing magic!




2012 | EPISODE 03

Olds Powder Coat and Quarters

The Oldsmobile heads to the blaster, gets some metal work, and a top-end prefabbed chassis. Flashback covers a super-fine 442.




2012 | EPISODE 04

Oldsmobile Part 3

The Olds body goes onto the chassis, and the guys do some custom metal working on it as well. Flashback takes a look at a '69 Trans Am.




2012 | EPISODE 05

427 Cobra and Factory Five Roadster

The guys outfit a Factory Five Roadster to go head-to-head against an orginal Shelby 427 Cobra in a series of track tests.




2012 | EPISODE 06

Big Bad Dodge!

It's the birth of a new Mopar project as Rick and Tom set their sights on an old Dodge, in the hopes of turning it into an Earth-shattering superbeast.




2012 | EPISODE 07

Pro Street Dodge Suspension

The front and rear suspension go bye-bye on our Dodge Dart, Rick and Tommy get a hand with back-halfing Pro Street Dodge. Plus, a hand-made custom Olds Spoiler.




2012 | EPISODE 08

Pro Street Dodge Cage

The 1974 Pro Street Dodge Dart, gets a roll cage installed to spec. Also, the guys work up some sheet metal tubs for the Dodge's gigantic racing slicks.




2012 | EPISODE 09

Oldsmobile Rear Bumper Fab and Floor Pans

How to customize a rear bumper with subtle metal modifications, making an old-style tranny tunnel work with a modern transmission, and patching a floor pan.




2012 | EPISODE 10

Basic Budget Builds and The Great Race

Tommy shows a few ways to save money by rebuilding your parts, and the guys prep a GTO for a rally-style race.




2012 | EPISODE 11

Blown Hemi Shoehorn

The Pro Street Dodge gets a gnarly-looking blown Hemi wedged into it's engine bay, and the crew gets help from a guy that helped build some of the world's most famous cars.




2012 | EPISODE 12

Dodge Sheet Metal

Our Pro Street Dodge Dart, gets floors and monster-sized wheel tubs burned in, then the guys do some custom bumper mounting and a one-off exhaust for the Dodge.




2012 | EPISODE 13

Water-Based Hot Rod Flames

An old-school hot rod flame paint job done with new-style water based paint.




2012 | EPISODE 14

Dodge Dart Fuel and Fire

The Pro Street Dodge Dart gets a fuel system, and the guys go over safety equipment.




2012 | EPISODE 15

By-Request Builds

It's how-to that you asked for, as the guys tackle projects that we got e-mails about, with affordable and manageable do-it-yourself how-to.




2012 | EPISODE 16

Pro Street Dodge Floor Prep & Wiring

The Pro Street Dodge gets floor prep and wiring, along with custom-built aluminum interior panels. The guys also head to the world's largest Shelby & Ford show.




2012 | EPISODE 17

Bottom Dollar...Big Fixes

Tommy and Mank pick up a low-dollar mule that's a prime candidate for some quickie improvements that make it run better, stop faster, and look better all at the same time.




2012 | EPISODE 18

Pro Street Dodge Paint and Graphics

The 1974 Pro Street Dodge Dart, undergoes body and paint work, along with custom graphics. The guys visit a Mustang and Shelby outing at a road course.




2012 | EPISODE 19

Pro Street Dodge Odds and Ends

Our Pro Street Dodge Dart, gets the once-over with lots of final details.




2011 | EPISODE 01

Red Sled Hits the Road

Red Sled is finished. Look back at the entire build, and ride along on her maiden voyage.




2011 | EPISODE 02

Blue Collar Buick Upgrades Part 1

We're notching up the performance on Project Blue Collar Buick with some serious upgrades.




2011 | EPISODE 03

Blue Collar Buick Upgrades Part 2

Blue Collar Buick gets a new rear end, disc brakes, and hood tach, then rolls to the GS Nationals.




2011 | EPISODE 04

Project Limelight Debut

A new project is started: transforming a 1970 Camaro RS into a stock-style RS/SS 396.




2011 | EPISODE 05

1970 Camaro Rust Repair and Engine Teardown

Learn how to fix old sheetmetal repairs and rust spots as Rick and Tommy work on the 1970 Camaro.




2011 | EPISODE 06

Altered E-Go Pedals, Gauges and Engine Install

The '64 Comet drag car gets an engine and trans, pedals, gauges and velocity stacks.




2011 | EPISODE 07

Project Limelight Suspension, Brakes and Rear End

The front subframe on our 1970 Camaro is torn apart and rebuilt with upgraded stock parts including a stouter sway bar. The undercarriage is given a makeover, and the rear end is swapped out for a 12-bolt unit complete with heavy duty springs. Flashback features a 1970 Camaro RS/Z28.




2011 | EPISODE 08

Project Limelight Engine and Transmission

Learn about block sleeving, engine assembly, and converting a car from an auto to a manual.




2011 | EPISODE 09

Project Limelight Paint, Stripes and Wheels Refurb

Project Limelight turns green, how to paint stripes over clear, and how to refurbish stock wheels.




2011 | EPISODE 10

Project Limelight Engine Accesories & Fiberglass Hood Paint

Learn how to install wiring and interior parts, including a bow-style headliner and new seat covers.




2011 | EPISODE 11

Project Limelight Engine Accessories & Hood Paint

Limelight gets some engine accessories. Learn how to paint and install a fiberglass hood.




2011 | EPISODE 12

Project Limelight Payoff

Project Limelight gets some finishing touches and the big block fires up.




2011 | EPISODE 13

Altered E-Go Custom Paint

Altered Ego gets some old school custom paint with tons of vintage techniques on MuscleCar.




2011 | EPISODE 14

Project Limelight Goes for a Drive/GoodGuy's

Limelight hits the street at the Good Guys car show, and Rick does some paint tech on MuscleCar.




2011 | EPISODE 15

Fox Body Pony - Part 1

Tommy picks up a wounded pony, and Rick shows best ways to lay down paint, this week on MuscleCar.




2011 | EPISODE 16

Dark Horse/ Candy Paint Crash Course

Dark Horse gets a stroker motor, and Rick shows how to set up your paint gun and spray candy paint.




2011 | EPISODE 17

Dark Horse Top End and Exhaust

Dark Horse gets a top end and exhaust, plus Rick shows the difference between cast and forged wheels.




2011 | EPISODE 18

Dark Horse Interior Tear-Away

Dark Horse loses its interior, but gains a roll cage, while Jacob Miles helps get Altered E-Go ready for track day.




2011 | EPISODE 19

Dark Horse Paint & Body

Dark Horse takes a trip to the paint booth, and Flashback features a rare AMC Pony Car.




2010 | EPISODE 01

Edelbrock Mustang Track Car

Learn how to re-skin a roof, and how to do a tri-tone paint job using single-stage paint.




2010 | EPISODE 02

Altered E-Go Exhaust

Altered E-Go gets custom-fabbed headers and mufflers.




2010 | EPISODE 03

Plan Your Next Project!

Learn how to choose and plan your next restoration project.




2010 | EPISODE 04

Project Blue Collar Buick Debut

Project Blue Collar Buick is unveiled; learn how to select and tear down a used engine.




2010 | EPISODE 05

Blue Collar Buick Roof and Rust

Learn how to replace an entire roof and repair rust in a window channel.




2010 | EPISODE 06

Red Sled Console, Paint and Emblems

Red Sled gets a console, paint, and airbrushed emblems.




2010 | EPISODE 07

Red Sled Steering, Clutch and Air Ride

Rick and Tommy finish Red Sled's steering, clutch and Air Ride systems. Learn how to rebuild a starter.




2010 | EPISODE 08

Machine Shop and Shift Kit

MuscleCar visits a machine shop. Tommy assembles the 455, and Rick shows how to install a shift kit.




2010 | EPISODE 09

Buffing, Polishing and Touch-Ups

Learn buffing, polishing and touch-up tips; visit the Wellborn Muscle Car Museum.




2010 | EPISODE 10

Blue Collar Buick Bumpers and Door Handles

Blue Collar Buick gets bumper mods and modern door handles.




2010 | EPISODE 11

Blue Collar Buick Tail Lights

Learn how to make your own tail lights, and polish scratches out of glass.




2010 | EPISODE 12

Blue Collar Front Suspension

Learn how to freshen up your front suspension, and rebuild a points distributor.




2010 | EPISODE 13

Altered E-Go Lexan Windows

Altered E-Go is back for a front bumper and custom Lexan slider windows.




2010 | EPISODE 14

The Fantastic 4-Speed

It's all about the 4-speed: learn how to identify models, choose and rebuild one.




2010 | EPISODE 15

Blue Collar Engine Compartment Makeover

Learn how to pull off a cheap and easy engine compartment makeover.




2010 | EPISODE 16

WyoTech Warrior Paint

MuscleCar and Wyo Tech paint a third-gen Camaro. Visit Magnaflow headquarters.




2010 | EPISODE 17

Blue Collar Air Cleaner and Gas Tank

Blue Collar gets a custom air cleaner. Learn how to refurb an old gas tank.




2010 | EPISODE 18

Blue Collar Buick Paint

Blue Collar Buick gets a slick new paint scheme.




2010 | EPISODE 19

Altered E-Go Fiberglass Hood & Torque Arm

Rick makes a fiberglass hood for Altered E-Go, and Tommy fabs the torque arms.




2010 | EPISODE 20

The Ultimate '33 Hot Rod Paint

The Factory Five Thirty-Three gets water-borne paint and graphics.




2010 | EPISODE 21

Duplicolor Mustang

Take your ride from eye-sore to eye-catcher on one easy weekend.




2010 | EPISODE 22

Blue Collar Buick Interior and Payoff

Learn how dye, repair, and fabricate interior parts. Blue Collar Buick goes for a test drive.




2010 | EPISODE 23

Big Block Dream Cars

A look at some of the best production cars Detroit had to offer during the muscle car era.




2009 | EPISODE 01

3 for 1 - Tribute Trans Am, Project Red Sled and Altered E-Go

It'€™s three-for-one in this episode of Musclecar. The Tribute Trans Am, Red Sled and Altered E-Go.




2009 | EPISODE 02

Trans Am Convertible Top & Altered E-Go Custom Fab Tunnel

Altered E-Go gets a custom transmission tunnel and the Tribute Trans Am gets a convertible top.




2009 | EPISODE 03

Trans Am Lines and Hoses & Overkill Plumbing

How to make steel radiator hoses, Tribute Trans-Am gets heater lines and Challenger plumbing.




2009 | EPISODE 04

Altered E-Go Suspension, Trans Am Cooler & Overkill Wiring

The Tribute Trans Am and Altered E-Go continue and how to refurbish painted window trim on a budget.




2009 | EPISODE 05

Project Street Fighter Debut

Our newest build: Project Street Fighter a 1971 Cuda 440 for UFC President Dana White.




2009 | EPISODE 06

Trans Am Stereo Install

Tribute Trans Am gets a custom stereo and learn how to patch holes in your vinyl interior.




2009 | EPISODE 07

Project Street Fighter Suspension

Street Fighter gets its suspension and rear end and Brent shows you how to make a pan-hard bar.




2009 | EPISODE 08

Project Street Fighter Headers

UFC President Dana White visits the shop to check out the progress on Project Street Fighter.




2009 | EPISODE 09

Project Street Fighter Body Panels & Exhaust

Project Street Fighter gets body panels, its wicked cool shaker hood and custom exhaust.




2009 | EPISODE 10

Red Sled Returns

The Impala is back in the shop for bodywork and the guys get the steering installed on Altered E-Go.




2009 | EPISODE 11

Cuda Blow-Apart

Project Street Fighter gets blown apart for paint & bodywork, and details are finished on the 440.




2009 | EPISODE 12

Altered E-Go Shocks & Cage

Altered E-Go gets shocks and has its roll cage advanced. Learn how to hand-strip a car.




2009 | EPISODE 13

Trans Am Fuel and Red Sled Brake Plumbing

How to install fuel and brake lines, and a trip to the Matco Tool Expo.




2009 | EPISODE 14

Project Street Fighter Paint & Graphics

UFC President Dana White stops in to check out Project Street Fighter?s new paint and graphics.




2009 | EPISODE 15

Magnaflow Foose Mustang Part 1

Chip Foose teams up with MuscleCar to create the Magnaflow Foose Mustang.




2009 | EPISODE 16

Magnaflow Foose Mustang Part 2

The Magnaflow Foose Mustang gets performance upgrades and a road test.




2009 | EPISODE 17

Altered E-Go's Race Seats & TIG Welding

Altered E-Go gets custom racing seats, and learn how to aluminum TIG weld.




2009 | EPISODE 18

Quadrajet Rebuild

Learn how to correctly rebuild a Quadrajet carburetor.




2009 | EPISODE 19

Wheels, Chrome and Block Paint

Learn how to repaint a block, pinstripe wheels, and paint chrome.




2009 | EPISODE 20

Cuda Entertainment System

Project Street Fighter gets a custom entertainment system.




2009 | EPISODE 21

Project Overkill Returns

Project Overkill is back for finishing touches and a test drive.




2009 | EPISODE 22

Project Street Fighter Hits the Road

Street Fighter in completed, road tested, and shown off at a local car show.




2009 | EPISODE 23

MuscleCar Debate

The great muscle car debate, and how to paint 70’s-style stripes.




2008 | EPISODE 01

Project LeMans Goes Gold




2008 | EPISODE 02

Year One Crate Camaro Project Revisited




2008 | EPISODE 03

El Camino Parts Hauler Project Revisited




2008 | EPISODE 04

Project LeMans Interior




2008 | EPISODE 05

Ole Blue Hair Revisited




2008 | EPISODE 06

Project Overkill Revisited




2008 | EPISODE 07

Road Race Mustang Revisited




2008 | EPISODE 08

Project Red Sled Debut




2008 | EPISODE 09

'61 Impala - Red Sled Frame Work




2008 | EPISODE 10

'61 Impala - Red Sled Bodywork




2008 | EPISODE 11

'69 Firebird Debut




2008 | EPISODE 12

Red Sled Sheet Metal




2008 | EPISODE 13

Comet Drag Car Gets Chopped




2008 | EPISODE 14

Comet Frame Rails & Roll Cage




2008 | EPISODE 15

Red Sled Gets the Lead Out




2008 | EPISODE 16

Tribute Trans Am Rear End Assembly




2008 | EPISODE 17

Tribute Trans Am Custom Roll Bar




2008 | EPISODE 18

Altered E-Go's Powerplant




2008 | EPISODE 19

Impala & Firebird Bodywork




2008 | EPISODE 20

Red Sled gets a 409




2008 | EPISODE 21

Trans Am Primer (Dana White Barracuda intro)




2008 | EPISODE 22

Trans Am Paint & Top




2008 | EPISODE 23

Comet Leaf Springs Measure




2007 | EPISODE 01

Project Old Blue Hair 'Sleeper' Wakes Up




2007 | EPISODE 02

Old Blue Hair Gets in Gear Wth a Beefed Up Rear End




2007 | EPISODE 03

Final Day for Old Blue Hair




2007 | EPISODE 04

Budget Front End Mods




2007 | EPISODE 05

Road Race Mustang Build Up Part 1




2007 | EPISODE 06

Road Race Mustang Build Up Part 2




2007 | EPISODE 07

Painter Special - Flames




2007 | EPISODE 08

Road Race Mustang Build Up Part 3




2007 | EPISODE 09

Mustang Outlaw Road Racer




2007 | EPISODE 10

'70 Challenger Body Work




2007 | EPISODE 11

Superbird, EPA Turn Coat




2007 | EPISODE 12

Pontiac LeMans-Refurbishing the Frame




2007 | EPISODE 13

Pontiac LeMans-Stroker Build-Up




2007 | EPISODE 14

Mustang Road Racer




2007 | EPISODE 15

Mustang Road Racer Continues




2007 | EPISODE 16

Pontiac LeMans Complete Body Work




2007 | EPISODE 17

Project '67 LeMans Body Fabrication & Repair




2007 | EPISODE 18

Project Over Kill Paint and Reassembly




2007 | EPISODE 19

Automatic Transmission Rebuilding




2007 | EPISODE 20

Rear Suspension Options




2007 | EPISODE 21

Mustang Road Racer - Fiber Glass




2007 | EPISODE 22

Mustang Road Racer - All Night with Lou




2007 | EPISODE 23

Manual Transmission Re-build




2006 | EPISODE 05

Cold Air Fab, Hanging Body Panels and the 427 Cobra!




2006 | EPISODE 06

Hemi Air Ride Suspension, Big Brakes and the '70 AMX!




2006 | EPISODE 07

100 Point Camaro with Mud - Hemi 5 Speed & a Bad GTO!




2006 | EPISODE 08

Building a Shelby 350 R Clone




2006 | EPISODE 09

Plasma Cutters and Paint Booths Rule!




2006 | EPISODE 10

Momma Don't Let Your Babys Grow Up To Be Fabricators!




2006 | EPISODE 11

Arrest Me Red: The Crate Camaro Gets Its Paint!




2006 | EPISODE 12

Revenge of the El Camino




2006 | EPISODE 13

Making of the AutoRox Mustang




2006 | EPISODE 14

That Perfect Finish




2006 | EPISODE 15

Super Shelby




2006 | EPISODE 16

More Camaro Reassembly and the '69 Boss 302!




2006 | EPISODE 17

Mustang 4-Link




2006 | EPISODE 18

Mustang at the Track




2006 | EPISODE 19

Project Blue Hair Engine Swap




2006 | EPISODE 20

Project Blue Hair Part 2




2006 | EPISODE 21

Project Rustang




2006 | EPISODE 22

Crate Camaro Complete!




2006 | EPISODE 23

Million Dollar Muscle





NOPO to COPO

[MC2013-05]

With the starting point of an iconic Chevrolet Engine, Tommy and Mank set about creating a tribute to one of the world's most desired cars: a 1969 ZL1 COPO Camaro. But before they can build a car-they have to find one! This is the start of an iconic build.

NOPO to COPO Engine Swap/Shifter Install

[MC2013-06]

An all-aluminum ZL1 Big Block gets plugged into the '69 COPO Camaro tribute, and the floor is modified to receive a conversion from automatic to 4-speed. Also, find out why trim pieces tend to pit so badly over time, and how to revive a barn find car without catching it on fire!

COPO Camaro Suspension

[MC2013-07]

Work continues on the MuscleCar COPO Camaro tribute project as the guys get to work building a suspension system that looks and works like an original high performance 1969 Camaro's would have. Tommy teaches you how to chop down a barn find Impala 12-bolt rear end to fit under a Camaro and Mank works on revitalizing the stock front end components.

COPO Camaro Gains its Feet

[MC2013-08]

The car has to be converted from automatic to manual floor pedals, and the firewall gets some factory style mods that change the car over to big-block style. Then, everything you ever wanted to know about brake lines and fuel lines.

COPO Camaro Paint and Body

[MC2013-09]

The guys try out a self-contained paint system on the 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. Starting with body work, all the way through to buffing out the end result, learn how to take your finish from beginning to end.

COPO Camaro 4-Speed Build

[MC2013-10]

Learn how you can take the concept of a classic Muncie 4-Speed and improve on it in every way, shape, and form. Then it's safe glass removal, floor panel prep, and a great way to keep raw metal panels from rusting.

COPO Camaro Component Resto

[MC2013-11]

The MuscleCar guys work on rescuing several stock pieces of their 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. A pair of bucket seats with broken frames need some help, a steering column rebuild can save serious bucks, and a garage-fix for a broken plastic grill! Flashback takes a look at our COPO's cousin, another famous '69 Camaro the Z28 RS!

COPO Interior and Exhaust

[MC2013-12]

MuscleCar gets to plug in the stock-style interior for their 1969 COPO Camaro tribute project. Then Tommy shows how to address one of the more often neglected parts of a restoration: the inside of the trunk. Then it's exhaust from headers to tailpipes as the guys help the Camaro exhale.

COPO to Go!

[MC2013-15]

The MuscleCar guys tie a bow on the COPO Camaro Tribute project by showing how to properly prepare the crate engine for firing, including making your own oil priming tool. Then after a quick lesson in Carb tuning and timing, the COPO Camaro gets to have its day in the sun as the guys see what she can do.


Big Bad Dodge!

[MC2012-06]

Rick and Tom set their sights on a brand-new project, and they have some pretty hefty plans for an old Mopar. Some might consider it a less desirable model, but the guys just might change your mind when you see what they have in store.

Pro Street Dodge Floor Prep & Wiring

[MC2012-16]

The 1974 Dodge Dart, gets some floor preparations done along with wiring. Jamey Jordan stops by to perform some aluminum wizardry, and the guys take a trip to the world's largest Shelby & Ford show.

Pro Street Dodge Suspension

[MC2012-07]

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.

Pro Street Dodge Cage

[MC2012-08]

Tommy and Rick cut up and burn in a drag-style cage kit for the '74 Pro Street Dodge Dart. Then they work up some new sheet metal tubs and flooring to replace what was annihilated when the back-half kit went in.

Blown Hemi Shoehorn

[MC2012-11]

The Pro Street Dodge Dart gets a Frankenmotor wedged into it's engine bay - complete with a sky-high blower sticking way up out of the hood! Hollywood movie and tv car builder Steve Mank joins the crew and lends a helping hand.

Dodge Sheet Metal

[MC2012-12]

After cutting most of the floor out of the Pro Street Dodge Dart, the guys are ready to start putting metal back into it. Custom-mounting a set of bumpers and building a one-off exhaust will get the Dodge one step closer to prowling the streets.

Dodge Dart Fuel and Fire

[MC2012-14]

The Pro Street Dodge Dart gets a fuel system to feed it's blown Hemi, and the guys talk about safety & fire systems.

By-Request Builds

[MC2012-15]

Dive into your old carburetor, reinforce your suspension, re-cover your interior, and fix your dents! Steve, Tommy, and Rick take a crack at answering your e-mails and show you how to fix those "personality quirks" on your ride that rub you the wrong way.

Pro Street Dodge Paint and Graphics

[MC2012-18]

The 700 Horsepower Blown Pro Street Dodge, goes from Black to Plastic to Primer to Painted. Learn how to use your computer to make graphics for your ride, and visit a huge Mustang and Shelby show.

Pro Street Dodge Odds and Ends

[MC2012-19]

The '74 Pro Street Dodge Dart, gets buttoned down as many final details are seen to. Fluids, interior, glass, and a pile of other odds and ends all get the once over as the Dodge is almost ready to go.

It's Business Time!

[MC2013-01]

The Pro Street Dodge Dart, Project Business Time, is ready to drive. The guys show how to lock down your drag tires with a set of rim screws, then it's taking the Dodge for a Slow cruise to check for any problems. Flashback takes a look at another Dart with a tendency towards "swinging", and then Business Time finally hits the track.


Is THIS your Father's Oldsmobile?

[MC2012-02]

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.

Olds Powder Coat and Quarters

[MC2012-03]

The guys get the Oldsmobile blasted, fix some gnarly quarter panels, and talk tech with the best chassis guy in the business. Also, Flashback takes a look at a super-fine 442.

Sucker Punch Finale & 461 Oldsmobile Motor Build

[HP2012-07]

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.

Oldsmobile Part 3

[MC2012-04]

The Oldsmobile gets planted onto the Art Morrison Chassis, and the guys do some customizing on the body including flush-mounting glass and shaving drip rails. Flashback takes a look at a classic Trans Am.

Pro Street Dodge Suspension

[MC2012-07]

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

[MC2012-09]

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

[MC2013-02]

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.

Olds Tank Mods & Glass Etching

[MC2013-03]

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

[MC2013-04]

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.


Fox Body Pony - Part 1

[MC2011-15]

This week on MuscleCar, Tommy heads to the hills to save a wounded Pony. Buick fights back with a turbo that ain't just whistling Dixie! And is that gold in them thar hills? Nah, just paint, and Rick's gonna show you how to spray it.

Dark Horse/ Candy Paint Crash Course

[MC2011-16]

Project Dark Horse gets a stroker motor and suspension upgrades, Tommy rebuilds a Posi-Track, and Rick gives a crash course on paint gun setup and spraying candies.

Dark Horse Top End and Exhaust

[MC2011-17]

Rick and Tommy give Dark Horse's engine a top end and accessories and build a streetable exhaust system. Rick also demonstrates the difference between cast and forged aluminum wheels.

Dark Horse Interior Tear-Away

[MC2011-18]

Rick and Tommy tear out Dark Horse's interior to lighten it's load, set it up with new wheels and tires, and weld in a roll cage. Altered E-Go gets prepped for track day by an old friend, and Rick does spot repair on a Camaro hood.

Dark Horse Paint & Body

[MC2011-19]

The Fox Body Mustang gets bodywork and paint, Rick and Tommy have fiberglass to fix, emblems to shave, and trim to strip down. Also, Flashback features a rare AMC.

Dark Horse Stage 1 Complete!

[MC2012-01]

The finishing touches are put on the Fox Body Mustang, Dark Horse, and then it heads to the track, where the guys run into some issues.


Project Limelight Debut

[MC2011-04]

MuscleCar takes on an all-new project: restoring a 1970 Camaro RS and transforming it into a stock-style RS/SS L78 396 called Project Limelight! The Tribute Trans Am is back to show off its winning combination of classic style and modern muscle. In Flashback, take a ride in a top-condition 1970 Camaro RS/Z28.

1970 Camaro Rust Repair and Engine Teardown

[MC2011-05]

Rick and Tommy show how to repair old sheetmetal damage and rust spots. Take a trip to the sandblast shop to find out what Project Limelight looks like in her birthday suit. Tommy cracks open the donor 396 engine and makes some unfortunate discoveries.

Project Limelight Suspension, Brakes and Rear End

[MC2011-07]

Project Limelight gets ungraded stock suspension and a 12-bolt rear end.

Project Limelight Engine and Transmission

[MC2011-08]

Learn how a block is sleeved when the 396 engine for our 1970 Camaro RS/SS goes to the machine shop. Tommy shows some of the finer points of assembling an engine including file-fitting rings and measuring rod clearance. Rick explains how to convert an auto car to a 4-speed.

Project Limelight Paint, Stripes and Wheels Refurb

[MC2011-09]

The 1970 Camaro RS/SS gets an era-appropriate coat of lime green, living up to the name Project Limelight! Learn how to refurbish an original set of painted steel wheels, including the trim rings. Find out how stripes are added over clear-coat.

Project Limelight Engine Accesories & Fiberglass Hood Paint

[MC2011-10]

Learn how to install wiring and interior parts, including a bow-style headliner, as work continues on the 1970 Camaro. Rick shows how to re-foam and install seat covers on original seat frames.

Project Limelight Engine Accessories & Hood Paint

[MC2011-11]

Project Limelight's engine is decked out with the final details under the hood. Rick shows how to paint and install an aftermarket fiberglass hood on any car.

Project Limelight Payoff

[MC2011-12]

The 1970 Camaro RS/SS gets some finishing touches, then the guys pull an all-nighter getting the motor to start and run.

Project Limelight Goes for a Drive/GoodGuy's

[MC2011-14]

On this episode of MuscleCar, Rick and Tommy take Limelight out for a spin and visit one of the biggest classic car shows in the country. Rick shows some of the biggest mistakes painters make on their own rides.


Blue Collar Buick Roof and Rust

[MC2010-05]

Rick and Tommy show how to replace the entire roof on the '73 Buick. Rick demonstrates rust repair on the window channel, and "Project Dead Goat" terrorizes the neighborhood.

Blue Collar Buick Bumpers and Door Handles

[MC2010-10]

Project Blue Collar Buick loses some serious weight from the front and rear bumpers. Rick shows how to graft in different door handles. Flashback features a 1965 Dodge Coronet S/S.

Blue Collar Buick Tail Lights

[MC2010-11]

Rick replaces the tail panel on Project Blue Collar Buick, and designs some one-off budget tail lights using some unusual materials. Tommy shows how to save your car's old glass by polishing out scratches and haze. Flashback showcases a 1968 El Camino SS.

Blue Collar Front Suspension

[MC2010-12]

MuscleCar continues the budget-minded Blue Collar Buick build with front-end maintenance and inexpensive upgrades. Learn how to bring a points distributor back to life, or install a kit to convert one to electronic ignition. Flashback hits the road in a 1971 Dodge Super Bee.

Blue Collar Engine Compartment Makeover

[MC2010-15]

Project Blue Collar Buick gets an amazing under-hood transformation that's cheap and easy to achieve. The big-block 455 Buick engine roars to life for the first time, and Flashback features a 1969 Camaro Z-28 Rally Sport.

Blue Collar Air Cleaner and Gas Tank

[MC2010-17]

Rick and Tommy design and build a trick custom air cleaner for Blue Collar Buick, and Rick shows his flair with the air brush to finish it out. Tommy shows how to clean and seal an old gas tank. Flashback showcases a '70 1/2 King Cobra Super Spoiler prototype.

Blue Collar Buick Paint

[MC2010-18]

The '73 Buick Century turns over a new leaf with a screaming orange and sinister charcoal paint scheme. Along the way, Rick and Tommy drop plenty of valuable tips on blocking for paint and two-tone layout. In Flashback, take a ride in a 1970 Challenger TA.

Blue Collar Buick Interior and Payoff

[MC2010-22]

Learn how to refresh an interior on a budget with tips on dash pad and seat repair, dyeing vinyl, fabricating panels, and refurbing original parts. Project Blue Collar Buick hits the road for the first time. Flashback features a 1970 Buick GS.

Blue Collar Buick Upgrades Part 1

[MC2011-02]

We're notching up the performance on Project Blue Collar Buick, and a new cam, heads, intake and carb are just the beginning! Learn how to measure for custom pushrods, and how to correctly install a torque converter. Flashback features a rare 1966 Olds 442 W30.

Blue Collar Buick Upgrades Part 2

[MC2011-03]

The Buick gets a new rear end that will stand up to increased horsepower. Rick shows how to install a disc brake conversion, then Blue Collar makes a dyno run to see if the performance upgrades brought us up to our goal. Tommy installs a hood tach, then takes the Buick on a road trip to the GS Nationals and hits the drag strip.

Project Blue Collar Buick Debut

[MC2010-04]

MuscleCar unveils the plans for Project Blue Collar Buick, a '73 Century with a restoration budget of under $10K. The guys go on an engine-hunt, bring back a Buick 455, and tear it down before sending it to the machine shop.


Superbird, EPA Turn Coat

[MC2007-11]

Watch automotive history unfold as Lou discovers a lost Plymouth Superbird built by the legendary NASCAR builder Ray Nichels! Designed for the Environmental Protection Agency, this Superbird chased commercial jets down the tarmac for emissions testing and was responsible for proving that leaded gas was harmful to the environment.

Pontiac LeMans-Refurbishing the Frame

[MC2007-12]

It's back on the Pontiac LeMans restoration and rusty, bent frame is no problem for Lou. He'll show you how to turn a pressure sprayer into a sandblaster making it easy to remove years of weathering and a basic way to straighten your frame.

Pontiac LeMans-Stroker Build-Up

[MC2007-13]

The LeMans frame is finished up and it's time to take a tired stock motor and turn it into a powerful stroker...all on this week's MuscleCar.

Pontiac LeMans Complete Body Work

[MC2007-16]

Lou and company virtually start over on the '67 LeMans body. We strip it to it bones and get ready for the rising, in fact they almost building a body from scratch.

Project '67 LeMans Body Fabrication & Repair

[MC2007-17]

Lou challenges himself with some very difficult body fabrication and repair on what little we salvaged from our '67 Le Mans body.

Manual Transmission Re-build

[MC2007-23]

A profile on a bolt on sub-frame connector, re-building a manual transmission and do it yourself under coating.

Project LeMans Goes Gold

[MC2008-01]

Project LeMans stays on budget by saving some old parts, Rick "The Arsonist" Bacon joins the MuscleCar team. Rick and Brent prep and paint the LeMans, Lou installs the brake and fuel plumbing, exhaust, and under/overdrive unit. Flashback showcases a 1977 Pontiac CanAm.

Project LeMans Interior

[MC2008-04]

Project LeMans gets an interior makeover. Lou tackles the wiring while Rick refurbs the steering wheel and column. Brent shows how powder-coating is done. Flashback takes us for a ride in a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang.

Project Red Sled Debut

[MC2008-08]

Rick and Mike Galley roll in MuscleCar's next challenge, a '61 Impala that will become Project Red Sled. Find out how to blow a car apart the right way. The LeMans gets its finishing touches, and a classic car appraiser tells us how much it's worth.


That Perfect Finish

[MC2006-14]

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

[MC2006-19]

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

[MC2006-20]

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

[MC2007-01]

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

[MC2007-02]

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

[MC2007-03]

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!

[HP2007-11]

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!

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