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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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" Build Part 1 -V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Project "Splitter" begins as we
find a clean 1970 Pontiac Trans-Am clone as the foundation for the
multi-purpose road race / drag racer called Splitter. Builder Brett Evans
takes us through the concept of the car and the beginnings of the project.
Pontiac Performance Tips from Butler Performance V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Certain engine builders specialize
in specific brands, and for Pontiac power, Butler Performance is in the
forefront. We visited Butler to get the lowdown on the latest in hi-po
parts for Pontiac V8s and to spec out a motor for project "Splitter."
Here, David Butler takes us through the shop and brings us up to speed on
the latest in Pontiac performance.
A film about Gear Vendors a came across a long time ago.