http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Project "Splitter" 1970 Trans Am finally comes to life! Brett Evans and crew install it's new Coan turbo 400 transmission, TCI Torque Convertor, and the Gear Vendors Overdrive unit. First drive is not far off!
1971 Olds "S71" Chassis Clean-Up V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - After the chassis was media
blasted, the guys took the welders, grinders, and sanders to the frame to
clean-up what the factory left behind. They welded up unfinished factory
seams, ground off excess welding slag and started measuring to add
additional steel to "box" the original frame for strength. They also try
out the new HTP micro belt sander to clean tight areas.
1970 Pontiac Trans Am "Splitter": First Drive V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Splitter is all back together and it was finally
time to take to the streets! Brett Evans toured us around with the 1970
Pontiac Trans Am clone through some quite backroads, but it's hard to be
inconspicuous in a borderline race car! We'll be at the track soon to
get some real numbers, both at the drag strip and on the road course.
1970 Pontiac Trans Am "Splitter" Part 2 - Suspension V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The transformation of Project
Splitter begins with a quick mini-tub job to gain clearance for the larger
rear tires, followed by a major overhaul of the front suspension.
Splitter now sits on Global West tubular upper and lower control arms, QA1
coil-over shocks and springs, Baer brakes, CCW Wheels, and Toyo Tires.
Splitter's 541 Inch Pontiac Engine V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We turned to the Pontiac pros at Butler
Performance for insight on building Splitter's street / strip / road course
engine. This one has to do it all, so the parts need to be carefully
chosen to get the job done. David Butler takes us through the parts and
explaines his choices.
A film about Gear Vendors a came across a long time ago.
GEAR VENDORS OVER DRIVE / WRVTV VERSION
Gear Vendors Overdrive Video with Currie Ford 9" Extreme-Duty rear end,
Denny's Nitro-Ready drive-shaft and fully polished TH700-R4 reverse manual
valve body transmission. Featuring Ken Bolomey of Woodlawn RV , a certified
Gear Vendors installer , explaining how the Gear Vendors Overdrive system
Gear Vendors Overdrives SEMA 2008 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Gear Vendors has been displaying their bolt-on
overdrive units at the SEMA show since 1981, and Rick Johnson brings us up
to speed on the latest from Gear Vendors. They have units that fit just
about every application imaginable, and they handle over 1000 horsepower with ease. Add
to that the 28% increase in fuel economy (or higher!) and you have a great
mod for your muscle car or tow vehicle. We tested one in project Splitter
and were really impressed with the performance.
Splitter 1970 Trans Am Drag Strip Pass V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Part of our 1970 Pontiac Trans Am's dual
personality is drag strip performance, and Splitter delivers on the track.
Here Brett Evans pilots the car to a 9.28 / 147 mph pass in a recent
street car drag event.
1966 GTO Blog #4 - Shifting Gears V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We spent many hours and days
contemplating how to make the giant 6L80E 6-speed automatic transmission
fit under the '66 GTO, but it looks like the surgery required will push
this car well beyond its deadline and budget. While it is a cool
transmission, the 6L80E is simply enourmous, and in order to make it fit
under the car, we'd have to cut the entire floor out and fab a whole new
tunnel, raise the enigine, and try to make it clear the hood. We simply
don't have the time. So, after a chat with Mark Bowler of Bowler
Performance Transmissions, the choice was made to switch to a GM 4L65E, a
4-speed automatic trans that is a much easier fit to the car. But in
order to keep the car's original multi-gear theme, Bowler informed us of a
new plan utilizing a Gear Vendors overdrive unit, a Bowler controller, and
a Twist Machine Shrifter paddle shifter that will allow the driver to
manually shift up and down through 8 gears. The detials are to come on
this system, but right now we're working on getting the 4L65E into the car
and getting the wiring harness to work with the L92 V8's ECM.
1970 Pontiac Trans Am "Splitter" Engine Pre-Install V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The engine's been tuned, the parts are all
together... now Brett takes us through Splitter's engine bay and the 541
Pontiac with all the accessories from March, Edelbrock, MSD, and Butler
Performance all installed. Brett also points out some tricks to install
large-tube Hooker Headers on the big All Pontiac.com block. It won't be
long before the key is turned!