Waking Up A 1990 Chevy 454 SS Big Block MuscleTrux Wars Part 2 - Trucks! S10, E2

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  • Published on Oct 18, 2019
  • Bowtie boy Ryan's got a big play for using big displacement to make big power for his entry in our first MuscleTrux series match up. Kevin's not allowed in the shop as Ryan's adding new heads, a new valve train, a pro-flo EFI throttle body, and intake to his 454 to wake up the potential in this big V-8.
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    PARTS USED IN THIS EPISODE:
    Magnaflow: 3" polished stainless steel muffler 5" x 11" body, center inlet offset outlet, high flow catalytic converter.
    More Info: httpslink.com/pn_pt_7760
    ARP: Head bolts, intake bolts, header bolts, oil pump driveshaft.
    B&M Racing: B&M Shift Improver kit for Turbo 400, synthetic "Trick Shift" fluids.
    Crane Cams: Crane Energizer aluminum rocker arm set.
    E3 Spark Plugs: E3 Diamond Fire spark plugs.
    Edelbrock: Pro-Flo EFI setup with manifold and calibration chip, hydraulic roller lifters, hydraulic roller camshaft, exhaust headers, gasket kit set, timing set, head bolts, intake bolts, heat treated pushrods, aluminum cylinder heads.
    Federal-Mogul Corporation: One piece oil pan gasket.
    LMC Truck: Special Edition chrome grille for 1973-1980 Chevy and GMC truck. Polished billet bowtie emblem.
    Mallory Performance: Series 61 distributor for aftermarket fuel injection.
    O'Reilly Auto Parts: Dupli-Color engine enamel semi-gloss black.
    O'Reilly Auto Parts: Stock replacement oil pump and pickup tube.
    Summit Racing: Accel Extreme 9000 spiral core wire set.
    Summit Racing: GM Performance tall aluminum valve covers.
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Comments • 802

  • Syrus54
    Syrus54 4 hours ago

    are these guys fucking kidding??? 30 year old truck, with no dents and only 90,000 miles on it, and the guy has the audacity to say " it's safe to say that this vehicle is VERY used and abused". Fuck that guy.

  • Cold Beer
    Cold Beer 7 hours ago

    It's a Chevy so of course it's had prior motor work.

  • trapptowers
    trapptowers 8 hours ago

    IT IS A DOG

  • Sonny Mills
    Sonny Mills 17 hours ago

    Wow u guys are amazing way under rated need your own tv show even the camera man so much detail would love for these guys to be tweaking under my Silverado

  • Ecosse57
    Ecosse57 19 hours ago

    "dog house". that's a front clip to people who work on cars.

  • H2Oskiaddict
    H2Oskiaddict 2 days ago +1

    Front clip.

  • Exposing the Darkness with the Light of Truth

    Oh no, you didn't show us the builds outcome... It's equally as important to witness the results without being presumptuous. We're forced to rate the over all video as a 7.5 without showing the end result!! Not cool!! There's no point watching if we can't see the end results on the dino or the street!! :-( We're just a couple of people, but it's difficult to remain as a subscriber for this important reason!!

  • snakesonaplane2
    snakesonaplane2 4 days ago

    If they're smart, they'll add a stroker kit. Costs about the same as a stock rebuild kit, as it does to turn it into a 489. Should easily make 600hp as a 489, 650 isn't a reach either. They got 620hp out of a 454 on Engine Masters with Edelbrock XT heads and a solid roller cam.

  • MSW
    MSW 4 days ago

    So many experts commenting below

  • Joseph Atnip
    Joseph Atnip 5 days ago

    Had a 454 in my tow truck and got 500k + miles on it before the timing chain slipped was still ok and could have been fix but it's my bread and butter so it was time for a new truck

  • John Miller
    John Miller 7 days ago

    How do I find episode 3 of this ?

  • Newton Washinton
    Newton Washinton 7 days ago

    I cannot believe you guys covered aluminum heads with black covers.......

  • The Dead Rabbit Channel

    I miss these shows, too bad Comcast dropped spike! I have been watching these shows since Ed Bruce...Trucking USA

  • cameron s
    cameron s 8 days ago

    In 1997 the Lt4 vortec 350 had 345ftlb stock. 45 more then the 454 in this video. And it reved to 6500 rpm. And it got better mpg. Put a multi port on the vortec and see the dyno. This engine was dead before it left the factory.

  • Ryan
    Ryan 11 days ago

    The first time I ever pulled a set of cast iron big block heads I couldn’t believe how heavy they were. I always knew they weren’t exactly light but wasn’t prepared for how much they actually weighed.

  • bad Good
    bad Good 12 days ago

    Sorry but if you pull the motor and did heads and intake and tbi your talking 4 grand in parts fluids and all the little bs. You were better off getting an ls motor.

  • Erik Capozzi
    Erik Capozzi 13 days ago +2

    Shift kits arent "beefing up" a transmission

  • Energi2DmaxX
    Energi2DmaxX 13 days ago

    $200 for a plastic grill? Dafuq they smoking? Leaded paint chips?

  • Adamz678
    Adamz678 14 days ago

    Long live the BOG BLOCKS!

  • Exodus05
    Exodus05 15 days ago +1

    I just got a Colgate add in spanish during this video😂

  • Sinbad Eatin' A McRib
    Sinbad Eatin' A McRib 15 days ago

    Scripted 90's horse crap. I love it!

  • Dick Tracy
    Dick Tracy 17 days ago

    It's driving me nuts that he didn't clean the block and give it a fresh coat of paint. Anybody else?

  • Don Skiver
    Don Skiver 17 days ago

    Damn dude. Even with 8.8:1 compression you can still add some kind of forced induction. What about a little 50 shot or 75 shot of nitrous? I know the stock short block can handle at least that much.

  • Gmb12 Philly
    Gmb12 Philly 19 days ago +1

    This "show" is one constant commercial

  • Joshua Booth
    Joshua Booth 20 days ago

    Ryan's tv charm trick:
    Chuckling during a potentially uneasy fact of the project
    Edit: Strangley good music in parts of this!

  • ElmoZ71 LS1
    ElmoZ71 LS1 21 day ago

    That’s a lot of Matco yellow in the shop

  • D Carden
    D Carden 21 day ago

    Every body knows thay 454 needs a good 150 kit of nitrous injectors heads and solid cam some timing and it runs hard

  • matthew gesell
    matthew gesell 21 day ago

    Horsepower comes with torque... build the torque and the ponies will follow

  • Skinny Jack
    Skinny Jack 23 days ago

    Do the same thing but without the massive budget. I watch all your shows . Maybe someone with about $1000

  • Scott McCloud
    Scott McCloud 24 days ago

    16:57 "this machine tooled rugged plastic". yep.

  • Andy T
    Andy T 24 days ago

    Boys shut up.
    Men choose your project wisely.
    Not just money, but time.
    What are the dyno numbers?

  • Travis Jantz
    Travis Jantz 24 days ago

    Actually with 80 GMC the second hood release behind the grille and the grille has a cut out so you can access it

  • It's Private
    It's Private 25 days ago

    I've never ever seen so many guys on the rag about a TV show.

  • Jonas Bennett
    Jonas Bennett 25 days ago

    Stop screwing around and put the rest of the episodes on here.

  • bobwatters
    bobwatters 25 days ago

    7.8:1 compression, wow I knew it was low but how does that thing even run!?
    Omg, flat tappet cam, iron heads and intake, they really took this engine straight off the 1974 shelf without upgrading a damn thing lol.

    • will warren
      will warren 24 days ago

      That is pretty sad..bed sticker performance.. only thing it needs to make it slower is 10 sand bags

  • Charlie K92004
    Charlie K92004 25 days ago

    This is what you would call " polishing a turd ".

  • 64maxpower
    64maxpower 25 days ago

    That heavy intake was neglected for years. I pull mine every month to clean and repaint it

  • 64maxpower
    64maxpower 25 days ago

    88k on a Ford I'm suprized it's not rotting in a junkyard somewhere

  • Norse Titan Aesir
    Norse Titan Aesir 25 days ago

    You would think they would know that the only thing E3 spark plugs do, is increase the temperature under the hood...

  • Zed 80
    Zed 80 25 days ago

    That Ryan guy looks stoned as hell @ 12:20 LOL!

  • Estebahn Randolph
    Estebahn Randolph 25 days ago

    How about that 7.0 ? 427 . Should be no issue to get it up over the 500 hp .

  • Kelsie Gregory
    Kelsie Gregory 25 days ago

    At 8:42 sec he said it slip over the cam not the crankshaft lol just BS Mike you are a super intelligent smart guy for shur keep on keeping on

  • Donald Morrow
    Donald Morrow 25 days ago +4

    Pretty sad they had to almost rebuild the whole chevys engine n trans... n barely touch the ford ... doesnt seem fair ... the ford shoulda got new heads n cam too

  • Lovin' KPs
    Lovin' KPs 25 days ago

    He drilled thru to the workbench! Use a plank next time.

  • olov244
    olov244 26 days ago

    I didn't know they had such low CR, looks good now, I like that topend

  • The Soloosh
    The Soloosh 26 days ago

    Hows about a brodix head everynow and then....it's well know that Edelbrock is overpriced and makes mediocre power. So tired of Edelbrock.

  • L Y
    L Y 26 days ago

    Chevy all day

  • Dakota Griffith
    Dakota Griffith 26 days ago

    Wait wait wait.. what did you just call tha- the dog house?!
    You mean the front clip?! Fucks the matter with you guys.. and the early 90’s cable TV vibe doesn’t work for you guys.. spruce it up.. I’m only watching because I want to see the 454 kick that ford

  • DEATHSTROKE
    DEATHSTROKE 26 days ago

    I have so many questions lol

  • ChemicalNBC
    ChemicalNBC 26 days ago

    I don't know anybody running 8.8 compression on ANY big block with supporting mods.

  • Stowell1984
    Stowell1984 26 days ago

    So, is this a video, that wants to help Hellen Keller?! These guys can't use a torque wrench wit out sounds and vibrations? That's how both their moms sounded last night, squealing and shaking.🤣😂 Shoresy.👌

  • gurjinder singh
    gurjinder singh 26 days ago

    8.8:1 cr is still low. Should go with 12.5:1 or 14:1 high comp pistons on M5 fuel

  • Jorge R
    Jorge R 26 days ago

    When is the next video. I want to see these things do their thing.

  • Esau Moreno
    Esau Moreno 26 days ago

    Why the shorty headers? And plz change out those wheels on the ss

  • T wagner
    T wagner 27 days ago

    You should never teach anyone to burn rubber and put it sideways on the street. LET ME DO IT!

  • Anthony Butterbaugh
    Anthony Butterbaugh 27 days ago

    For a bunch of tough American muscle guys, these commenters sure cry a lot 😂

  • Michael Lefebvre
    Michael Lefebvre 27 days ago

    Should have put a single turbo and made 650 hp

  • hopsyn
    hopsyn 27 days ago

    This is the reason why American cars sucked in the 80-90’s automotive tv show hosts who spread weak ass info to make people think 198whp is uncontrollable in a 4500lb truck! 8.8-1 compression is worse than two boys (*******)! And if they can’t make 450whp they wasted our time! BTW anytime you open up an engine that’s been worked on by you don’t know who, you might want to rebuild it and raise that fuckin compression!

  • speed488
    speed488 28 days ago

    Being non American, watching this looks like a parody. It's a cliche as it can get! I'm laughing my head off watching this garbage! 😂😂😂

  • Nicole Woods
    Nicole Woods 28 days ago +2

    So, the date the video was uploaded to TVclip is the 18th of October, 2019. Some of y'all are saying this was filmed 15 years ago. Is that really true? I don't believe it

    • Travis Jantz
      Travis Jantz 24 days ago

      Yes it was,TVclip is stupid that way