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ARP Engine Build Episodes

This season, we have two ARP Engine Builds! Kevin’s building up a 5.2L Coyote block, while Willie’s building up a 5.7L Hemi block. In alternating episodes, the guys give tips and tricks on their respective builds, each on a quest for high horsepower and maximum torque!

2019 ARP Engine Build Introduction

Kevin introduces his Coyote block and Willie introduces his Hemi block for this season's sponsored ARP Engine Build. They discuss their choices for blocks, addons, the final vehicle application, and proposed power they hope to see from their completed engines.

Hemi Build Part 1

Willie further introduces his Hemi engine while discussing the proper use of assembly lube on his ARP Main Studs. He then goes in depth about the proper sizing, filing, gapping and fitting of rings for an engine build.

Coyote Build Part 1

Kevin discusses flat plane versus cross plane cranks, and why he chose this crank for his engine build. He explains the PTWA (Plasma Transferred Wire Arc) block’s coating technology and gets his build underway with a crank install utilizing ARP Main Studs.

Hemi Build Part 2

Willie reiterates the importance of properly indexing and gapping your rings, and shows a quick trick to put a ring on a piston. He discusses “I” versus “H” beam connecting rods and why replacing the pistons for a supercharged application is wise, then finishes up by installing rods and pistons on the Hemi.

Coyote Build Part 2

After getting his stroker cross-plane crank all set in with ARP studs, Kevin introduces some of his planned Ford Performance upgrades. He shows how he locked down and aligned the rear main, and shows off his new piston and rods.

Hemi Build Part 3

Willie reiterates the importance of properly indexing and gapping your rings, and shows a quick trick to put a ring on a piston. He discusses “I” versus “H” beam connecting rods and why replacing the pistons for a supercharged application is wise, then finishes up by installing rods and pistons on the Hemi.

Coyote Build Part 3

Willie reiterates the importance of properly indexing and gapping your rings, and shows a quick trick to put a ring on a piston. He discusses “I” versus “H” beam connecting rods and why replacing the pistons for a supercharged application is wise, then finishes up by installing rods and pistons on the Hemi.

Hemi Build Part 4

Willie gets back to work and discusses what Arrington Performance has done on his 392 Cubic Inch 5.7 L Hemi, from raising the cam shaft and shortening the push rods, to C&C head porting, and changing out the lifters and push rods. He wraps up with installation of new heads.

Coyote Build Part 4

Kevin shows a trick with the oil pump and how he updated the gerotor set so he can use his stock pick up and stock windage tray from his Gen 1 Mustang. He then mocks up the bottom end and fits the new oil pan on the engine before installing a new Cam drive.

Hemi Build Part 5

The mock up continues with the installation of an oil pan and spark plugs on Willie’s 392 Cubic Inch Hemi. He then gets hyped up as he introduces the Magnuson Super Charger kit that is going to take this Hemi to a whole ‘nother level! Next step, engine dyno!

Coyote Build Part 5

Kevin recaps the journey of building up his hybrid Coyote engine. The excitement gets ramped up as he completes his engine mock up by installing his 2650 2018+ Super Charger Kit from Ford Performance! Next step, engine dyno!

1812 Hemi Build Part 6 – Engine Dyno

It’s Dyno time for Willie’s ARP Hemi Engine Build and the guys fly to Detroit to visit Arrington Performance to meet up with the owner Mike Copeland. They’ll take a tour of Arrington’s facilities and see what was done for the Hemi while there. Then it’s go time as we see what kind of torque and horsepower the Hemi will make!

1813 Coyote Build Part 6 – Engine Dyno

The guys are back in Detroit once again and this time it’s to finalize Kevin’s ARP Coyote Engine Build. They’ll head over to Holbrook Racing Engines to meet up with owner Chris Holbrook and tour his facility. Then it’s time to light the fire on the Coyote and see what kind of numbers this engine makes!

Season 18

Veteran Paint Job

Veteran Paint Job

Kevin offers to help a veteran buddy get his bike ready for Biketoberfest. They’ll wet blast some of the bike and properly lay paint on it. Kevin fixes his buddy’s truck speedometer that reads incorrectly due to oversized tires, and then they’ll head out to Detroit one more time to Dyno Kevin’s completed ARP Coyote engine build!

Saab Story!

Saab Story!

Kevin and Willie tackle a DOD / AFM delete on a 5.3 V8 in a 2008 Saab 9-7X. They’ll tackle this GM platform’s problematic fuel management system by swapping out the camshaft, lifters, valley plate and a few other parts to give this engine its power back. They guys then take off to Detroit to Dyno Willie’s now completed ARP Hemi engine build!

Trackhawk!

Trackhawk!

You’ve seen the videos, you’ve read the articles, and Kevin and Willie are stoked, as one of the quickest SUV’s in the world rolls in to the shop – the Trackhawk! They’ll take this supercharged Hellcat V8 making 707 Hp from the factory and wick it up to 1025 Hp with the brand new Livernois Performance Package!

Ranger Maintenance

Ranger Maintenance

The guys have an old ’99 Ford Ranger in the shop. It’s the owner’s daily driver and the years have not been good to it. They’ll replace the old front and rear suspension, replace the faulty power steering pump and tackle some other maintenance issues to get this truck driving safely again.

BMW Manual Labor

BMW Manual Labor

In the shop today is a 2004 BMW M3 with a faulty SMG (Sequential Manual Gearbox)Transmission. The owner wants to put the fun back in driving by making the vehicle a manual, and since the conversion is cheaper than replacing it with a new one, the guys get to work to make this swap happen.

Lifted Jeep

Lifted Jeep

The guys get their hands on a 2019 Jeep JL. They’ll be lifting it, adding new wheels and tires, and installing a new exhaust to give this stock Jeep the look and sound that it deserves.

1974 Nova

1974 Nova

The guys have a ’74 Nova in the shop that desperately needs some help. The project has stalled, and the guys jump in to help the owner get it moving again. So, Kevin and Willie get the interior finished up and toss in a few needed extras to get this Nova project back on track!

GMC Tow Rig Upgrades

GMC Tow Rig Upgrades

Kevin and Willie have a 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 in the shop today. The owner bought a new boat and needs a few accessories added to complete the package. So, the guys add automatic power side steps, tow mirrors, and a new performance programmer to get this tow rig ready for the weekend!

Ecoboost Mustang

Ecoboost Mustang

The guys have a 2016 Mustang with an Ecoboost engine in the shop that is in need of more power. So, Kevin and Willie add a new turbo and intercooler to boost this 4-cylinder engine from mild to wild!

1994 Gen 1 Viper

1994 Gen 1 Viper

Today Willie and Kevin get a classic American Exotic car in the shop, a Dodge Viper! Even with its low miles, the clutch is slipping and needs to be replaced. So, the guys get to work and deep dive in to replacing the clutch and flywheel to get this one of a kind American V10, ripping back down the road.

’67 Paint & Body Work

’67 Paint & Body Work

The guys have a 1967 Mustang resto’ project in the shop that has come to a standstill. The owner needs their help moving it along, so they wet blast it, show how to properly replace a metal rear quarter panel, then they seal it with some epoxy primer to get it ready to continue its restoration journey.

Lifted F-150

Lifted F-150

Willie and Kevin take a stock F-150 from boring to bold by lifting it up and dressing it up. After doing a 6-inch lift kit, they replace a problematic AC compressor, add new brakes & rotors, and finish it off with new wheels, tires, and a tonneau cover before taking it out for a spin.

Pontiac G8

Pontiac G8

Today the guys have a Pontiac G8 in the shop that has a leaking exhaust and rusted out headers. They replace the headers and fix the exhaust with a little metal fabrication work. With the leaks taken care of, they finish off the day by adding a paddle shifter modification to this LS driven classic sedan.

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