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Season 2011 2011

  • 2011-01-08T00:00:00-05:00 on Spike TV
  • 25 mins
  • 5 hours, 0 mins (19 episodes)
  • United States
  • Special Interest

Television's first how-to series on sourcing, restoring, painting and modifying original V8 American muscle cars from the 60s and 70s, plus Detroit's current modern muscle machines. Experts demonstrate how to rebuild, paint and resto-mod these iconic cars while sharing information on vehicle history and statistics. This show constitutes the country's largest community of muscle car fans.

19 episodes

2011x01 Buick Upgrades (Stage 1)

  • Season Premiere

    2011-01-08T00:00:00-05:00 — 16 mins

Project Red Sled is finished! Take a look back at all the hard work that went into the complete restoration of this 1961 Impala, then ride along as Rick and Tommy take her out for some fun. Rick shows how to save some cash by rebuilding your steering box instead of replacing it. Flashback showcases one of the hottest Mustangs of its day, a '69 Shelby GT 500.

2011x02 Blue Collar Buick Upgrades Part 1

  • 2011-01-22T00:00:00-05:00 — 16 mins

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.

2011x03 Blue Collar Buick Upgrades Part 2

  • 2011-02-12T00:00:00-05:00 — 16 mins

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.

2011x04 Project Limelight Debut

  • 2011-02-26T00:00:00-05:00 — 16 mins

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.

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.

Rick and Tommy take the wheel-standing '64 Comet drag car a few steps closer to the track by installing a set of race pedals and gauges. The Ford 4.6 mod motor and 4-speed are dropped in, and a huge set of velocity stacks are added. In Flashback, take a ride in a 1971 Plymouth GTX.

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

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.

2011x10 Project Limelight Interior and Wiring

  • 2011-05-28T00:00:00-04:00 — 16 mins

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'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.

2011x12 Project Limelight Final Details

  • 2011-06-11T00:00:00-04:00 — 15 mins

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

2011x13 Altered E-Go Custom Paint

  • 2011-08-06T00:00:00-04:00 — 16 mins

This week on MuscleCar, Altered Ego, the '64 Comet, gets an old-school custom race car paint job. Rick and Tommy throw every trick in the book at this one - flake, candy, pinstriping, the works.

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.

2011x15 Fox Body Pony - Part 1

  • 2011-09-10T00:00:00-04:00 — 15 mins

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.

2011x16 Dark Horse/ Candy Paint Crash Course

  • 2011-10-22T00:00:00-04:00 — 16 mins

Project Dark Horse gets a stroker motor and suspension upgrades, &nbsp

2011x17 Dark Horse Top End and Exhaust

  • 2011-11-06T00:00:00-04:00 — 16 mins

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.

2011x18 Dark Horse Interior Tear-Away

  • 2011-11-19T00:00:00-05:00 — 17 mins

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.

2011x19 Dark Horse Paint & Body

  • 2011-12-17T00:00:00-05:00 — 16 mins

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.