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

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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Magnaflow: 3" polished stainless steel muffler 5" x 11" body, center inlet offset outlet, high flow catalytic converter.
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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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  • 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!!

    Exposing the Darkness with the Light of TruthExposing the Darkness with the Light of TruthVor Tag
  • 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.

    snakesonaplane2snakesonaplane2Vor Tag
  • So many experts commenting below

    MSWMSWVor Tag
  • 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

    Joseph AtnipJoseph AtnipVor 2 Tage
  • How do I find episode 3 of this ?

    John MillerJohn MillerVor 4 Tage
  • I cannot believe you guys covered aluminum heads with black covers.......

    Newton WashintonNewton WashintonVor 4 Tage
  • I miss these shows, too bad Comcast dropped spike! I have been watching these shows since Ed Bruce...Trucking USA

    The Dead Rabbit ChannelThe Dead Rabbit ChannelVor 5 Tage
  • 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.

    cameron scameron sVor 5 Tage
  • 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.

    RyanRyanVor 9 Tage
  • 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.

    bad Goodbad GoodVor 9 Tage
  • Shift kits arent "beefing up" a transmission

    Erik CapozziErik CapozziVor 10 Tage
  • $200 for a plastic grill? Dafuq they smoking? Leaded paint chips?

    Energi2DmaxXEnergi2DmaxXVor 10 Tage
  • Long live the BOG BLOCKS!

    Adamz678Adamz678Vor 11 Tage
  • I just got a Colgate add in spanish during this video😂

    Exodus05Exodus05Vor 12 Tage
  • Scripted 90's horse crap. I love it!

    Sinbad Eatin' A McRibSinbad Eatin' A McRibVor 12 Tage
  • It's driving me nuts that he didn't clean the block and give it a fresh coat of paint. Anybody else?

    Dick TracyDick TracyVor 14 Tage
  • 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.

    Don SkiverDon SkiverVor 14 Tage
  • This "show" is one constant commercial

    Gmb12 PhillyGmb12 PhillyVor 16 Tage
  • Ryan's tv charm trick: Chuckling during a potentially uneasy fact of the project Edit: Strangley good music in parts of this!

    Joshua BoothJoshua BoothVor 17 Tage
  • That’s a lot of Matco yellow in the shop

    ElmoZ71 LS1ElmoZ71 LS1Vor 18 Tage
  • Every body knows thay 454 needs a good 150 kit of nitrous injectors heads and solid cam some timing and it runs hard

    D CardenD CardenVor 18 Tage
  • Horsepower comes with torque... build the torque and the ponies will follow

    matthew gesellmatthew gesellVor 18 Tage
  • Do the same thing but without the massive budget. I watch all your shows . Maybe someone with about $1000

    Skinny JackSkinny JackVor 20 Tage
  • 16:57 "this machine tooled rugged plastic". yep.

    Scott McCloudScott McCloudVor 21 Tag
  • Boys shut up. Men choose your project wisely. Not just money, but time. What are the dyno numbers?

    Andy TAndy TVor 21 Tag
  • Actually with 80 GMC the second hood release behind the grille and the grille has a cut out so you can access it

    Travis JantzTravis JantzVor 21 Tag
  • I've never ever seen so many guys on the rag about a TV show.

    It's PrivateIt's PrivateVor 22 Tage
  • Stop screwing around and put the rest of the episodes on here.

    Jonas BennettJonas BennettVor 22 Tage
  • 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.

    bobwattersbobwattersVor 22 Tage
    • That is pretty sad..bed sticker performance.. only thing it needs to make it slower is 10 sand bags

      will warrenwill warrenVor 21 Tag
  • This is what you would call " polishing a turd ".

    Charlie K92004Charlie K92004Vor 22 Tage
  • That heavy intake was neglected for years. I pull mine every month to clean and repaint it

    64maxpower64maxpowerVor 22 Tage
  • 88k on a Ford I'm suprized it's not rotting in a junkyard somewhere

    64maxpower64maxpowerVor 22 Tage
  • You would think they would know that the only thing E3 spark plugs do, is increase the temperature under the hood...

    Norse Titan AesirNorse Titan AesirVor 22 Tage
  • That Ryan guy looks stoned as hell @ 12:20 LOL!

    Zed 80Zed 80Vor 22 Tage
  • How about that 7.0 ? 427 . Should be no issue to get it up over the 500 hp .

    Estebahn RandolphEstebahn RandolphVor 22 Tage
  • 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

    Kelsie GregoryKelsie GregoryVor 22 Tage
  • 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

    Donald MorrowDonald MorrowVor 22 Tage
  • He drilled thru to the workbench! Use a plank next time.

    Lovin' KPsLovin' KPsVor 23 Tage
  • I didn't know they had such low CR, looks good now, I like that topend

    olov244olov244Vor 23 Tage
  • Hows about a brodix head everynow and then....it's well know that Edelbrock is overpriced and makes mediocre power. So tired of Edelbrock.

    The SolooshThe SolooshVor 23 Tage
  • Chevy all day

    L YL YVor 23 Tage
  • 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

    Dakota GriffithDakota GriffithVor 23 Tage
  • I have so many questions lol

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

    ChemicalNBCChemicalNBCVor 23 Tage
  • 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.👌

    Stowell1984Stowell1984Vor 23 Tage
  • 8.8:1 cr is still low. Should go with 12.5:1 or 14:1 high comp pistons on M5 fuel

    gurjinder singhgurjinder singhVor 23 Tage
  • When is the next video. I want to see these things do their thing.

    Jorge RJorge RVor 23 Tage
  • Why the shorty headers? And plz change out those wheels on the ss

    Esau MorenoEsau MorenoVor 23 Tage
  • You should never teach anyone to burn rubber and put it sideways on the street. LET ME DO IT!

    T wagnerT wagnerVor 24 Tage
  • For a bunch of tough American muscle guys, these commenters sure cry a lot 😂

    Anthony ButterbaughAnthony ButterbaughVor 24 Tage
  • Should have put a single turbo and made 650 hp

    Michael LefebvreMichael LefebvreVor 24 Tage
  • 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!

    hopsynhopsynVor 25 Tage
  • 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! 😂😂😂

    speed488speed488Vor 25 Tage
  • So, the date the video was uploaded to DE-visions 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

    Nicole WoodsNicole WoodsVor 25 Tage
    • Yes it was,DE-visions is stupid that way

      Travis JantzTravis JantzVor 21 Tag
  • well manicured nails ...no signs of a mechanics calused hands plus for removal of a engine and transmission the guy didnt even get a hint of grease on any of their clothing is a sure sign of bullshit...wonder iif these guys know what a 710 cap is(OIL cap spelled upside down)

    Nic MorenoNic MorenoVor 25 Tage
  • is this a kid's show?

    ShepardIRLShepardIRLVor 25 Tage
  • Take that piece of shit Ford to LKQ and trade it for a 4.8L LS to put in that Chevy SS. You will make more power and get better gas mileage at the same time!

    Darrell HDarrell HVor 25 Tage
  • "Looks like someone's already been here...." me, "yeah, definitely going through this thing with a fine tooth comb"

    M HammaM HammaVor 26 Tage
  • All that work to pull it out and you don't throw in new pistons, rings and crank bearings !!!!!!!!!

    Robert BradleyRobert BradleyVor 26 Tage
  • @4:21 *minecraft anvil dropping*

    Volcom HouseVolcom HouseVor 26 Tage
  • They will almost completely upgrade the Chevy engine and change the spark plugs on the Ford and call it even.

    Bradi The UnicornBradi The UnicornVor 26 Tage
    • They'll boost the ford and run the chevy NA and call it even...

      Jeff SmithJeff SmithVor 20 Tage
  • Your background noise (music?) is highly unnecessary.

    Doug RogillioDoug RogillioVor 26 Tage
  • That 454 is pretty easy to make power with. All you have to do is change the heads, cam, intake, fuel system and exhaust. Basically the whole engine.

    Alonzo KincaidAlonzo KincaidVor 26 Tage
  • ⚠️Stop calling the front clip a "doghouse" 🤦🏻‍♂️ A "doghouse" is the engine access hatch in vans between the seats under the dash!

    Ryan McCormickRyan McCormickVor 26 Tage
    • Correct

      Jeff SmithJeff SmithVor 20 Tage
    • Glad someone else caught this.

      Enchanted WenisEnchanted WenisVor 20 Tage
    • Ryan McCormick that’s what I was thinking too😂

      Eternal ThreadEternal ThreadVor 22 Tage
    • I agree!

      Zed 80Zed 80Vor 22 Tage
  • I would have put some rings in if I was that deep in the motor And maybe some crank bearings they were already there

    Anthony SwaimAnthony SwaimVor 26 Tage
  • I wonder if we can replace the rear main seal with just the oil pan off? Since he did that only on the engine stand.

    Angolz TapzAngolz TapzVor 26 Tage
  • Yeah, 450 hp from an 8.8:1 454. Riiiiiiight. 250, maybe 300.

    immikeurnotimmikeurnotVor 26 Tage
    • lol I want to see what they got, that i'm surprised it even ran at 7.8 and 8.8 is hardly an improvement.

      bobwattersbobwattersVor 22 Tage
  • why spend thousands ona boat anchor rebuild; when you could go out and get a junkyard 6 liter LS instead ?? smh

    Quinton P. Young IIIQuinton P. Young IIIVor 26 Tage
  • This entire show is one big advertisement, and no actual content.

    rhkipsrhkipsVor 26 Tage
  • Remember when Paul Vinson was on this show!!

    Ronnie BordeauxRonnie BordeauxVor 26 Tage
Waking Up A 1990 Chevy 454 SS Big Block MuscleTrux Wars Part 2 - Trucks! S10, E2