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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  • I wonder what they do with all the cars and trucks they build over the years.

    David FinkDavid FinkVor Tag
  • Yeah budget my butt! Yeah let's just do a rebuild! And new parts! Lol

    Jose TorresJose TorresVor 3 Tage
  • great content! Thanks for sharing!

    ScorpionRacingProdScorpionRacingProdVor 11 Tage

    Glenn ThompsonGlenn ThompsonVor 22 Tage
  • My dad be talking like this 24/7 . I be like i know i know

    David MartinezDavid MartinezVor 22 Tage
  • That engine has at the very least the wrong valve covers. I suspect that is a rebuilder engine as much of the parts are not what came in that truck.

    Robin BarrowRobin BarrowVor 23 Tage
  • 7.8:1 toss those slugs in the trash.. need at least 9.5:1... what do i know I'm a keyboard mechanic..

    Dennis TateDennis TateVor 23 Tage
  • 318/351 at the wheels? Why bother. Waste of time and money.

    FinFinVor 24 Tage
  • I cringed when he said a healthy 8.8:1 compression lol

    JFul07JFul07Vor 25 Tage
    • Me too

      David FinkDavid FinkVor Tag
  • I remember when that Chevy truck came out, it was a dog.....some clueless idiots thought it was a badass....😄😆😄😆

    Vend MasterVend MasterVor 25 Tage
    • As fast as a Monte Carlo SS with a 305"... many were fooled by the off the line torque... but not much after that... friend had this truck and a '90 GTA... he thought the truck was faster... we told him the GTA would add a bus length in every gear... and then disappear out of sight... he's a body guy, not an engine guy...

      BuzzLOLOLBuzzLOLOLVor 24 Tage
  • I think they're actors pretending to be mechanics.

    deerjerkydavedeerjerkydaveVor 27 Tage
  • I’m surprised they didn’t replace the torque converter.

    karate fortekarate forteVor Monat
  • 5.3l mild cam, literally no other change 400+ horsepower 😑 a running 5.3 plus a cam under 1k throw it in with that th400 off you go

    omiz28888omiz28888Vor Monat
  • Hats off to the mold maker of that injection molded grill. Lots of work there.

    Jim SeddJim SeddVor Monat
  • It's OK if money is no problem Barry GB

    Barry CoxBarry CoxVor Monat
  • 💪❤️🏆💯 need one in my 85 Chevy c-10 👍

    D HillD HillVor Monat
  • slug motor

    Daryl BennettDaryl BennettVor Monat
  • Spoiler: Ford wins this particular competition in every way possible. The GM posi even fails when they try to do donuts.

    Unicorn SteaksUnicorn SteaksVor Monat
  • That is not nearly enough compression for that amount of cam. This explains the poor results.

    Jarod KellyJarod KellyVor Monat
  • No cam degreeing??

    bill falkenbachbill falkenbachVor Monat
  • These show time mechanics suck....my 353 has way more power than your over priced budget....for 80hp LMAO 😂.... Spin the push rod huh.... Up and down play is lash. When I was a kid I loved these show's y'all a bunch of Hollywood mechanics.

    heavychevy228heavychevy228Vor Monat
  • Worlds most expensive 325 HP engine.

    Damage, Inc.Damage, Inc.Vor Monat
  • Put in 2 high capacity catalytic converters with true dual exhaust all the way back, @least I'd do. Really wake up that "454". Besides other goodies. 🥊💥🇺🇸

    Ener RiversEner RiversVor 2 Monate
  • if you bought that 454 from Chevrolet you paid way too much you could have got a 565 from competition products and had way more horsepower in a lot more torque

    Scott HScott HVor 2 Monate
  • It's like watching one long and continuous commercial.

    Jeff BurgertJeff BurgertVor 2 Monate
  • 140k on a big block with TBI and no cylinder issues....ok roll the camera

    billybillyVor 3 Monate
  • That transmission is obsolete

    stephen moorestephen mooreVor 3 Monate
  • I wanted to hear it run

    Dalton GautierDalton GautierVor 3 Monate
  • That "lightning" isn't a true lightning true lightning is like a supercharged 302 at least if not a smidge bigger than a 302 cube 99-2000 v8 with a supercharger that may be a smidge bigger than a 302 I'll have to make sure by asking my pops whose a professional engine builder/ the owner at l&m engines so he'll know for sure that is 😂..!!

    Ryan BeersRyan BeersVor 3 Monate
    • Hey dumbass it is a real lightning it’s the first gen came out in 93-95 and has a 5.8 motor

  • That big block was weak...

    Cool as IceCool as IceVor 3 Monate
  • The voice over was so douchey, even a decade ago

    TheRoadhammer379TheRoadhammer379Vor 3 Monate
  • Joe KeeleJoe KeeleVor 3 Monate
  • What’s with the constant cackle this guy makes before each sentence.

    Angel RuizAngel RuizVor 4 Monate
  • Why wouldn't you just put a 4L80 in it.

    Jess RobertsJess RobertsVor 4 Monate
  • How much hp did those pos 454s come with stock

    Fonzo HernandezFonzo HernandezVor 4 Monate
  • Fawkk badd ass motor 454

    kyle marshallkyle marshallVor 4 Monate
  • You say heat is the number 1 enemy of automatic transmissions, yet you add a phat coat of paint on it.

    Dustin HouserDustin HouserVor 4 Monate
  • 8.8:1 is still pathetic :-)

    blperocblperocVor 4 Monate
  • Alll that work& no new Hi pressure oil pump DAMN SHAME

    DETROIT WilcoxDETROIT WilcoxVor 4 Monate
  • i'm currently paused at 15:40 & this really doesn't seem like a fair comparison to me... that F-150 SVT Lightning had a 5.8L (351cid) Windsor Small Block V8. where as the Silverado SS454 has a 454cid (7.4L) big block v8 & they put like $5000 worth of Edelbrock performance parts onto an engine that's a better base to build serious power from in the first place...

    ΣLECTЯ0NΣLECTЯ0NVor 4 Monate
  • These two guys are rookies and puppets being controlled by the corporate sponsors. That said the show really sucks !!

    CorvetteSpeed1130CorvetteSpeed1130Vor 5 Monate
  • What is the dynamic compression with that cam

    Teresa MiltonbergerTeresa MiltonbergerVor 5 Monate
  • Glue the edges of the rear cap to prevent oil seapage

    Teresa MiltonbergerTeresa MiltonbergerVor 5 Monate
  • Use a toaster oven and control the heat

    Teresa MiltonbergerTeresa MiltonbergerVor 5 Monate
  • Can you say 489 at 10.5 to 1 cpr

    Teresa MiltonbergerTeresa MiltonbergerVor 5 Monate
  • ติดตามแล้วค้าบ❣❣

    มานพ มาซอรีมานพ มาซอรีVor 5 Monate
  • Theres an ego situation in almost every video with these 2

    Phillip LaraPhillip LaraVor 5 Monate
    • It's all shtick, they are trying to be cool with the false ego fights and jargon no one uses. All of the over the top BS almost makes me not want to watch the videos. No one I know talks or acts this way. They should just come out and talk normal and explain why putting more than 4,000 dollars in an old truck is worth it in their opinion.

      Ken SundstromKen SundstromVor 5 Monate
  • I drove a Ford Ranger until it blew its wad at 335,000. “Well used” maybe, but definitely not “abused”. Just because it has high miles doesn’t mean abuse. Some people have to drive the same vehicle and can’t just get a low miles vehicle whenever the miles get high. 🤦🏼‍♂️

    Beef TannenBeef TannenVor 5 Monate

    Christ OpherChrist OpherVor 5 Monate

    Christ OpherChrist OpherVor 5 Monate
  • Small port heads and a low riser intake. I think we can see why it blows the OEM tires away. One way to solve that is a numerically lower rear axle or a much taller tire--better MPG and top speed. But a cam that lowers the final compression ratio could also help that pesky launch issue and keep the MPG and cruising RPM the same.

    Albert GasparAlbert GasparVor 5 Monate
  • I recently purchased a 454ss and like the modifications done to this truck. My question is if these modifications are California legal?

    Jorge LeonJorge LeonVor 5 Monate
    • They are not I just looked into it however if California has an exemption for vehicle's over 25 years old to not need smog check then you would be ok but I would do some research

      Jason DuvaJason DuvaVor 3 Monate
  • Tetz, so do you pronounce it tits, or teets.

    Michael GreyMichael GreyVor 5 Monate
  • Yep, somebody has welded the oil pump pickup tube so we should be good to go with the bottom end. Lol. I’m going to freshen up the block w/a new coat of paint! Replace the 80k mile bearings, nope.

    Todd ReyTodd ReyVor 5 Monate
  • I will never forget my first shift kit install. It was on a turbo 400. I was 15. My dad told me to read the instructions clearly and use a torque wrench. He didn't tell me which one so I used the half inch drive. Ya, I snapped off a few bolts inside. 100ft lbs is a lot different than 100 inch lbs. I put it back together (with the snapped off bolts) Luckily it worked ok. I never said a word to my dad about it. I'm sure he would of called me an idiot and made me drill out the bolts I snapped. I never made that mistake again.

    Mike AndersonMike AndersonVor 5 Monate
  • I have 1983 s10, V6 2.8L and how can I replace the inside of Valve Cover or cleaning it? because I sandblast it!I'm afraid it had some sand in it and I don't want to put it back to screw up my engine! what can I do??? I very love your show! keep going guys thank you

    Neutral GodNeutral GodVor 6 Monate
  • POS when it came out, still is. Roasted one when first out. My stock 1967 Ford Galaxy 390 big block edged one out against that truck. I was so excited. Everyone in town knew this guy had a new truck. They also knew my car was boat.

    david tappedavid tappeVor 6 Monate
  • half way in he removed rear main cap to install a new seal and NEVER even fucking LOOKED at the bearing surface or show us ?? apparently they could not get a bearing company to sponsor them and donate a free set of bearings so they said fuck it and left the old ones in ? This fucking show might pull in 50 thousand in revenue every episode and every time it airs from commercials but unless they get sponsored parts ?? waiting to watch the end and see the cheap fuckers install arp pan bolt kit and chrome dress up oil pan for an engine they never even bothered to buy rings and bearings for ? Thing I hate most about these shows is they are designed to sell you shit you dont need and perfom unneeded upgrades and generally spend a fuck ton of money where its not needed. seen an episode they tossed 7 thousand dollars into a stroker 305 to make less HP then a stock junkyard $300 350 chevy and they were proud of it ... not saying they are idiots saying they are puppets and spreading bullshit tech

    Griffon 327Griffon 327Vor 6 Monate
  • 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.

    Syrus54Syrus54Vor 6 Monate
  • It's a Chevy so of course it's had prior motor work.

    Cold BeerCold BeerVor 6 Monate
    • computerman200 and fords don’t leak or have problems yea ok

      Nick WebbNick WebbVor 6 Monate
    • Dose that surprise you? lol CHEVROLET...Cracked Heads Every Valve Rattles Oil Leaks Every Time

      computerman200computerman200Vor 6 Monate

    trapptowerstrapptowersVor 6 Monate
  • 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

    Sonny MillsSonny MillsVor 6 Monate
  • "dog house". that's a front clip to people who work on cars.

    Ecosse57Ecosse57Vor 6 Monate
  • Front clip.

    H2OskiaddictH2OskiaddictVor 6 Monate
  • 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 6 Monate
  • 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 6 Monate
  • So many experts commenting below

    MSWMSWVor 6 Monate
  • 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 6 Monate
  • How do I find episode 3 of this ?

    John MillerJohn MillerVor 6 Monate
  • I cannot believe you guys covered aluminum heads with black covers.......

    Newton WashintonNewton WashintonVor 6 Monate
Waking Up A 1990 Chevy 454 SS Big Block MuscleTrux Wars Part 2 - Trucks! S10, E2