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!
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!
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.
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.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #93: 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV Convertible 4-Speed
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - This week, we check out a full-house
1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible that sports the 370 HP Ram Air IV 400 V8
and a 4-speed Muncie transmission. It's a fantastic example of a car that
was ordered with all the "goodies", and it is believed to be one of 6 ever
made. The Brothers Collection is home to some spectacular Pontiacs, this
one is near the top of the list!
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.
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.
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!
Hell's TA - 80 Trans Am SE LS9 Super Charged ProTouring - Dyno Session
Final Dyno session
putting down around 409hp to the ground and 630hp to the flywheel, with Exhaust cutouts closed. With them open,
it gains another 10-15hp. This 1980 Special Edition TA, one owner car out
of NY that we are just finishing up for the owner, is sporting full DSE
equipment, Year One 18x12 and 18x10 snoflakes, a new LS9 crate motor,
complete custom KillerPaint.com Mike Lavalle flamed hood bird and accents,
Kenwoods new state of the art Double DIN DVD NAV system. Leather interior,
mini tubbed, full protouring suspension, custom engine covering ,etc. We
will be posting a full video of this car after completed so everyone can
see all the details!
Pro touring Custom Trans Am LS powered
1979 Pro Touring Pontiac Trans am, one of a kind. LS powered 475HP. Ground
up restoration .Custom 4 link rear suspension, full air ride. molded rear
spoiler, custom fender vents and door handles. LED rear taillights.
Willwood brakes, 20" foose wheels. One off custom seats(softtrim concepts,
detroit). see more pics at