NZV8TV Ep 10 - 900hp Hemi-powered Plymouth Road Runner, drag racing, GM car club - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. This weeks feature car is straight from the cover of NZV8s 50th issue, a 900hp Hemi-powered Road Runner. Immaculate in every way and about as powerful as street cars come, this is one feature car that you won't want to miss. NZV8 Magazine editor Todd Wylie is on hand, and goes over the car pointing out exactly what makes a cover car worthy.
Young Achievers: Last week we bought you the country's fastest 21 year old, this week its the fastest 24 year old - Morice McMillin and his Chev powered Funny Car.
Event: If you prefer a bit of a slower pace, we attended the GM Car Club's annual show to check out a few rides and find out what the GM Club is all about.
NZV8TV Ep 10 - 900hp Hemi-powered Plymouth Road Runner, drag racing, GM car club - part 1
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. This weeks feature car is straight from the
cover of NZV8s 50th issue, a 900hp Hemi-powered Road Runner. Immaculate in
every way and about as powerful as street cars come, this is one feature
car that you won't want to miss. NZV8 Magazine editor Todd Wylie is on
hand, and goes over the car pointing out exactly what makes a cover car
Young Achievers: Last week we bought you the country's fastest 21 year old,
this week its the fastest 24 year old - Morice McMillin and his Chev
powered Funny Car.
Event: If you prefer a bit of a slower pace, we attended the GM Car Club's
annual show to check out a few rides and find out what the GM Club is all
NZV8TV Ep11 - Ford Falcon GTHO, Nurburgring, drag racing, muscle car racing - part 1
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. Feature Car: Nick Kale's genuine GTHO Phase II
Ford Falcon. This is the real deal with a prestigious racing history, now
restored to perfection.
Andy's back from the 24-hour around Nürburgring, so look out for a full
report from him.
Young Achievers: Speaking of successful racing, we catch up with Anthony
Marsh, as seen in the current issue of NZV8 Magazine, Anthony has been
having huge success at the dragstrip in the Metalman Dragster.
Muscle Car Racing: We caught up with Shane Moore and his ex Super
GT-winning Commodore at Taupo recently, and were amazed with the vehicle.
Shane tells us all about it on this week's show.
WORLDS FASTEST PLYMOUTH ARROW KEITH BLACK RACING ENGINES HEMI
WORLDS FASTEST PLYMOUTH ARROW!
KEITH BLACK RACING ENGINES HEMI
DUAL QUADS! MY EARS RANG FOR HOURS!
This car looks like a funny car. But when you hear the lope in the idle you
know there is a big cam. not like a cummins but a gas guzzeling power house
hemi! This car is setup with a parachute to help it stop during drag races.
It drove on main street for this cruise night. I think it burns alcohol.
The loud Exhaust smelled different.
Not like my veggie oil burinig Chevy 6.5 diesel. Some people say WVO stands
for wast vegetable oil. When I burn it smells like donuts or hamburgers
LBZ 6.6 Duramax turbo Diesel Stock 1441
Well maintained company fleet truck AC even blew cold!
Chevy 2500 3500 4500 GMC
6.6L Duramax LBZ Specs:
90 degree V8
403 cubic inches, 6.6 liters
- Variable geometry turbocharger (VGT)
- Intercooler, air to air
- 20 psi maximum Boost pressure
- Direct injection, high pressure Bosch common rail injection system, CP3
- Maximum 26,000 psi injection pressure
- Seven hole injectors
OHV, 4 valves per cylinder
10 quarts w/filter
approx. 835 lbs
360 hp @ 3,200 RPM
650 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Maximum Engine Speed:
- Catalytic converter & Exhaust gas
recirculation system (EGR)
6.6L Duramax LBZ Info:
• LBZ applications include the Chevrolet Silverado HD, GMC Sierra HD,
Chevrolet Kodiak, GMC Topkick.
• Nicknamed the "hot rod" of Duramax's due to its performance potential
in the aftermarket.
• More powerful tuning than the LLY Boosts peak horsepower & torque
considerably over the LLY, though the LLY & LBZ are mechanically very
• Compression was lowered to 16.8:1 for the LBZ.
• Increased piston pin diamter bore & thicker connecting rod "I section"
over previous generations.
• Injection pressure increased to 26,000 psi.
• Improved block casting & thicker connecting rods.
6.6L Duramax LB7 Specs
6.6L Duramax LLY Specs
6.6L Duramax LMM Specs
6.6L Duramax LML Specs
6.6L Duramax LGH Specs
Compare Duramax Generations
Duramax LBZ Specs
NZV8TV Ep3 - Nostalgia Drags, Central Muscle Cars, Willy White, doorslammers - Part 1
Central Muscle Cars
We head back to Taupo Motorsport Park and catch up with three of the
leading Central Muscle Car drivers; Paul Urqhart, Shane Wigston and series
founder Steve Hildred.
New Zealand's fastest ever drag racer talks to us about the ins and outs of
running a nitro funny car. With a best pass of 5.47 @ 264mph, Willy
certainly isnt afraid of showing the rest of the nation how things are
Taylor and Taylor
Speaking of drag racing, this years Top Doorslammer Champion Ross Taylor
along with son Jason run us through the details of another one of their
cars. Although its another 57 Chev, its certainly not as quick as the
Taylor And Taylor car we all know and love.
While down at the Nostalgia Drags we spied a car that certainly doesnt look
like it should be on a drag strip; Neil Surtezs awesome rat rod. This
Cadillac flathead powered machine sits its belly on the floor and lifts all
four wheels off the ground, making it one serious crowd pleaser.
Each year at the Nostalgias a bunch of Aussies are bought over for the
locals to go head to head against. We catch up with local drag racer Paul
Pins Satler and Aussie John Fleming to watch an epic battle of nostalgia
styled front engine dragsters.
1968 Hemi Roadrunner
5/2/09 - My 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner is finally delivered to me after
having a freshly built 426 Hemi installed.
NZV8TV S2 Ep3 - Muscle Car Masters from Eastern Creek, Australia - part 2
More at http://www.v8.co.nz. At the Muscle Car Masters 2009 from Eastern
Creek, Central Muscle Cars show the Aussies how to put on a show, but it
all ends with carnage and some damaged machinery. The 3 main classes are
Group NC (1965-1972), Group C (from 1973-1984) and Group A (1985-1992) -
all genuine racecars from those eras, driven by Jim Richards, John Bowe,
Glenn Seton and other Aussie legends. There are plenty of pristine muscle
cars to drool over - Holden Commodore, HQ and Torana, Ford Falcon and Mustang, AMC Javelin, Chevy
1968 Hemi Road Runner
Describes the history and performance of Plymouth Hemi Road Runners. I was
lucky enough to be the first to drive a 1969 Hemi Road Runner (4 speed)
after brought out of storage after over 25 years. After working for a while
to get it running, it returned to life with no smoke and gained strength by
the minute as it loosened up. You could feel the heritage returning.