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1967 Oldsmobile 403, 780cfm carb, hyd. roller cam and rockers, ported and
flowed 'C' heads, ported intake and one of `Jack Engle's' original cams.
This build was done as a tribute in memory of one our customers by his
father and widow to hand down to his son Andrew.
Best Tips for Breaking in a New Camshaft
http://www.horsepowermonster.com -- The
first few minutes of operation will determine the long-term survival of
your flat-tappet camshaft. More agressive lobe designs, stronger
valvesprings and changes to the additives in modern motor oils makes a
"wiped" cam lobe much more likely than in the days of classic muscle cars.
These are a few very important tips for properly breaking in your high
performance flat tappet camshaft.
For a complete parts list of everything used in this video, check out
How an engine works - comprehensive tutorial animation featuring Toyota engine technologies
Animation I created for Toyota that gives an overview of the components of
an engine, how an engine works and some of Toyota's valve, intake and Exhaust technologies. I wrote, directed
and storyboarded the video. It was for training purposes only.
See other videos at:
How to build a TURBOJET ENGINE
HELLO GEEK WEEK
So this is the first in my trilogy of videos about building a turboJET engine from scrap.
This video is me building the jet then tomorrow i'll take you through the
simple maths and it is simple.
enjoy subscribe and see you next video.
Music by march to the grave
The scrapyard is C.towell and they are great for off cuts of stainless etc
PLUS more at
Turbo "S71" Olds Engine Build Video BTR Performance Part 4 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/enginedvd - This is the fourth in a multi-part
series covering the custom 422 cubic-inch stroker engine build performed by
master engine builder Bill Trovato at BTR Performance for our turbocharged 1971 Olds project called the "S71".
In this installment, Trovato installs the piston rings on the pistons and
installs the pistons and rods on the crankshaft. Although this video
series features and Olds engine, the valuable, race-proven techniques shown
by Trovato apply to any performance engine build.
1979 Pontiac Trans Am - TA 1/4 mile G-Tech runs and having some fun
This is my 79 TA - it has 230,000 mile on the original 403 Olds motor and
its turbo 350 trans. I've added
performance parts to both the engine and trans but the heads have never
been off the block and trans has never been rebuilt. It does have edelbrock
performer cam and intake, Dynomax headers, dual Exhaust, shift kit in the trans, 3.42:1 rear
gear, welded sub-frame connections, and an electric black-max fan. Plus
Re-tuned Q-jet carb
Information about Oldsmobile V8 engines
In this video I talk about the "late" Oldsmobile V8 and offer tips on how
to identify them by number.
"Late" in this instance means 1964-1990. Early('49-64) Olds engines are an
entirely different block, etc.
Sometimes my info gets a bit twisted when it stays inside my head for a
while, so a correction is that '77-80 heads are 3A, not 4A. 4A heads are
Also, to clarify and avoid confusion, this...7 A is a 350 head, this...7A
is a later 307 head. You can also tell the difference easily by the ports.
Late 307 and 260 ports are half the size of any other versions.
Trivia: The Olds 403 was used in 1977-79 Pontiac Trans-Am's, but not all of
Of note...the engine in the video is painted the incorrect shade of gold,
which appears to be the Krylon generic gold. The proper shade is slightly
darker and less "glitzy"
Chevy Big Block Engine Starting
We just finished our new Chevy Big-Block engine, wich will soon find a home
in our 1980 Camaro. It
is just one of many BBC's that I have built. It is a "street friendly" 10:1
all forged, mechanical roller with too many goodies to list . It sounds
crazy and I can't wait to feel the tire shreading performance.
350 Chevy Crate Motor Exhaust 400 HP - Running On The Stand
Take a look and listen at our 350 Chevy crate motor running on our Sonny's
engine stand. We offer Chevy, Mopar (Dodge and Chrysler), and Ford crate
motors in small and big blocks. We also carry everything you need to get
your engine from the crate to running in your car.
My '79 Caprice (Bought New, Been in the Family Ever Since)
One of GM's last all-new line of full-size cars, the '79 Caprice and Impala
2-doors, with their infamous "bent" window glass, were in the last year of
a body style that was introduced for the 1977 model year.
These "downsized" full-size cars were almost a foot shorter and 700 pounds
lighter than the '76's they replaced. But, trunk space and interior room
stayed the same. In one year, the 350 V8 went from being the smallest
engine you could get in a big Chevy to being the largest.
As big Chevys had been for years, they were traditional body-on-frame
construction, but they were the first cars to be partially designed and
engineered using CAD-CAM (Computer aided design-computer aided
GM's other B-body cars, the Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville, Olds 88, and
Buick LeSabre, and larger C-bodies, the Buick Electra, Olds 98 and Cadillac
DeVille/Fleetwood, also got the downsizing treatment in '77.
Almost a million-and-a-half full-size Chevy sedans, coupes and wagons were
sold in those three years, unfortunately not enough to take back the
number-one sales spot from the mid-size Olds Cutlass.
The universal complaint back then was that GM had made the Chevy full-size
cars TOO small. (In '77, they were only slightly longer than a "mid-size"
Chevy Malibu. How times change;-)
For the 1980 model year, they were mildly restyled, and that basic body
lasted 11 years, until the "pregnant whale" '91-'96 models, which, along
with the Buick Roadmaster, Olds Custom Cruiser and Cadillac Fleetwood
Brougham (all based on the same '77-vintage chassis), were the last
body-on-frame big cars GM would ever build.
This one was bought new by my mom in September of 1979 for (take your heart
medicine now) $7,500.
Thanks to an oil shortage and subsequent doubling in the price per gallon
of gas that summer, sales of full-size cars had fallen off a cliff, so she
had her pick of in-stock colors and options. If you've tried to find a
clean '77-79 Caprice or Impala 2-door, you know it's next to impossible. So
imagine visiting City Chevrolet, a Chicago dealer that was located in a
series of old multi-story warehouses, and riding the freight elevator with
the salesman to one of the enclosed upper-floor new-car storage areas.
There, parked nose-to-tail and mirror-to-mirror, were at least 40 Caprice
and Impala 2-doors, including the rare Landau models. Too bad City
routinely undercoated all its cars. (A side note: City Chevrolet supplied
the City of Chicago with its Impala and Caprice cop cars until the day GM
This one was bought at the now-vanished Circle Chevrolet at 82nd and
Racine. It has very few options: the 305 V8, A/C, a rear window defogger
and AM/FM stereo with 8-track player and rear speakers. Mom had it
Ziebarted a month after she bought it, which partially accounts for the
shape it's in now.
It replaced a green '68 Impala 4-door hardtop with 78,000 miles, a 307 V8,
Powerglide, drum brakes all around and no A/C, bought new by my dad.
In her care, this one's led a pretty sedate existence. Except for a road
trip to Washington D.C. in 1980 and a period of about six months where I
commuted in it to Argonne National Laboratory, no long drives. Pretty much
to the grocery store, to her friends' homes, and to church.
The locking wire wheel covers became necessary in 1983 after the original
wheel covers kept getting stolen.
Also that year, a Metra road crew dropped a load of track ballast on it as
she sat under a viaduct at a stoplight. Allstate (bless them) paid for all
the repairs to the body and the pitted glass and litigated with Metra for
the next seven years.
When she passed on a few years ago, I inherited it. I'm basically keeping
it the way it is. No Corvette motor. No 22's. No thumping stereo. It needs
a little body work (after 28 Chicago winters, what did you expect?), and as
soon as a little more money comes in, I've got to take care of the
windshield wiper motor and find a set of the original wheel covers.
It just got a new brake master cylinder and fuel pump (ouch!), and winter's
coming, so converting the A/C from R12 to R134 will have to wait.
But other than that, it runs like a top, and the interior's in almost
perfect shape. And on sunny days, it's great to pull off the cover, back it
out of the garage, and drive one of the last of GM's big cars. After
zipping around in my Fiero, it's like driving a Cadillac (I used to drive
my uncle's '79 Coupe de Ville, and the ride wasn't much smoother than this
As with the Fiero, master GM mechanic Dave Armstrong keeps it running
right. If you're in the Chicago area, get in touch with him at
(773)282-1444. He'll keep your car on the road or get it back on the road
if it isn't.