http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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!
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.
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.
GM Expects Self-Driving Vehicles to Be Reality V8TV
[08-Jan-2008] During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas,
General Motors (GM) will showcase one of its latest projects -- a vehicle
that can operate without a driver. GM indicates vehicles that can park and
drive themselves will give passengers the ability to multi-task and will
also help reduce traffic congestion, save energy and reduce emissions.
Currently, several outlets including GM, technology companies, university
engineers and others are working on various self-driving options. GM's
self-driving Chevrolet Tahoe, nicknamed the "Boss," was developed by the
Carnegie Mellon University Tarton Racing Team, and was initially unveiled
during the DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) Urban
Challenge in November 2007. During a Jan. 8 address at CES by CEO Rick
Wagoner, GM will also debut the petroleum-free Cadillac Provoq concept
1971 Olds "S71" Chassis Clean-Up V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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.
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
Rare OverDrive Unit found for the '37 School Bus
A friend of ours had this right down the street from us, and gave us a real
good deal on it.. He bought it brand new in 1982, put it on his truck,
drove it for about 40 miles, and sold the truck.. He took the overdrive
unit out though before selling the truck, intending on using it in another
truck later on, but never did.. We bought it from him still new in the box,
with all the manuals and paper work..
It's a "Double Torque 2XT" , and was made by Power Torque Industries, Inc.
Company, in Arlington, Texas..
It was made to bolt onto this SM465 G.M. four speed truck transmission that
we are using..
We understand this company sold out to "Advanced Adaptors" and they
continued building this same unit with very little changes.. They are now
called the "Ranger Torque Splitter". .
They no longer have the Eaton electric solenoid though, as the earlier
units did, and have gone to strickly manual shift.. Although we have the
electric solenoid, we decided to manual shift ours also..
These units are basically like having an additional transmission, one in
front of the other.. Instead of the standard 4 forward speed and reverse,
we now have the option of having 8 forward speeds, and 2 speed reverse..
According to the manual, this unit is actually better than a standard 5
speed transmission in fuel economy.. You only get a 17 % increase in
economy with the 5 speed, and a 33 % with this unit..
"A typical 4-speed driven at 55 MPH in 4th gear would have an engine RPM of
2450. That same transmission with the 2XT added, driven at 55 MPH in 8th
gear would have an engine RPM of 1830, a drop of 33 % in engine RPM..
Another good thing about this unit, over the "Gear Vendors" overdrive unit,
is that It is a better design being mounted on the engine, instead of the
rear of the transmission, as it never sees the multiplied torque, like the
Gear Vendors units, which see 6 to 7 times the torque.
We were glad to get this over drive unit, as with our 410 rear end gear
ratio, it was going to be bad on gas.
Burt Reynolds Edition Trans Am BAN3 at the DYNO
We did a complete tune on (Signed by Burt - Car #9) this BRE Trans Am. The
performed by Chad & Pat @ THE SHOP, in Lincoln, NE on a MustangDyno). This car has an LS7
engine, with upgraded cam, lifters, springs and rods, to get it to 625hp at
the crank, with similar torque. Unbelievable car to drive and feel the
power that it has. If you ever get a chance to go for a ride in one of
these cars or to purchase one, they are well worth the money and
investment. Keep i mind this is a one of a kind signed car designed by
Year One and Burt himself, and there will be only a limited production!
1968 Charger with Gearvendors
Just driving around in the 68 Charger using the gear vendors overdrive.
Nothing to overly exciting. Just something to watch when winter cabin car
fever starts kicking in. :)
For whatever reason it sounds like the microphone on the iphone was
distorting at the cursing rpm range. Pity. I really wish I could capture
the low rumbling.