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!
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.
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.
1970 Pontiac Trans Am "Splitter" Part 2 - Suspension V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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.
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.
Gear Vendors offers aftermarket overdrives for your existing transmissions
Front and center at SEMA 2012, Gear Vendors won their first SEMA award in
1981. Rick Johnson of Gear Vendors talks about the main benefits of their
Gear Vendor Overdrive systems to keep your close ratio transmissions and
still keep your overdrive.
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1970 Firebird Formula Ram Air III w/ air and 4 speed
1970 Firebird Formula Ram Air III. 1 of 192 ever produced and super rare.
M20 Muncie 4 speed with factory Air and special order GM Castillian Bronze
paint. Numbers matching drive train. original interior including retro
SunPro era correct working tach. PHS documented,
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.
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!
1968 Charger Gear Vendors Test
A slow take off to test the Gear Vendors under/over drive in each gear. I
was operating the overdrive manually. With manual steering and a manual
valve body on uneven roads it is hard to hold a camera. Not bad for
steering with my knee though. :) Don't do that. Forget I said that.
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.
1969 Camaro 383 Stroker V8 Install Swap Video Part 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Here's the first of a 2 part story starring a red
1969 Camaro that was
far too slow for it's good looks. We had the opportunity to do a
performance makeover on this sweet looking car, and the star of the show is
a Fast Times Motorworks built 383. The new mill features a Scat 3.750
stroker steel crank, Scat I-beam 6 inch rods, and SRP pistons combining for
a 10.0:1 compression ratio for street drivability. The Comp Cams
hydraullic roller camshaft works its magic under a set of polished
Edelbrock Performer RPM aluminum heads and Crane roller rocker arms. A
polished Edelbrock Performer RPM Air Gap intake and a polished Weiand
Action Plus water pump add sparkle and power, and a new Holley Street
Avenger Aluminum 670 CFM carb mixes the fuel. Royal Purple Break-In Oil.
Spark is handled by an MSD Digital E-Curve distributor, teaming up with the
MSD Blaster 2 coil and Superconductor plug wires. Hooker Competition
headers wearing a new Darksides black ceramic coating Exhaust the gasses, and we installed a new TCI
Saturday Night Special torque converter to raise the stall RPM so this
beast launches in its powerband. This combo spun the Fast Times Dyno to the tune of 440 ft. lbs.
at 4300 RPM and 446 horsepower at 6000 RPM.
This is part 1.