SEMA 2009 Video Coverage: Lingenfelter TA Concept Car V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The crew at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering weren't happy that GM did not bring back the Firebird along with the 2010 Camaro, so they built their own version of a TA! This one is based on the 1970 SD original, featuring the white and blue color scheme, shaker hood, honeycomb wheels, and yes... a 455 cubic-inch engine. But this engine is not a big Pontiac.. it's a new RHS-block based GM GEN IV V8 making over 600 HP! Ken Lingenfelter and engineer tech Graham Behan show us the car.
SEMA 2009: Holley's New EFI Systems V8TV
Holley showed a line of new EFI systems ranging from the easy install
Avenger system with self-tuning capabilities, the HP series with 4 external
input / outputs, and the over-the-top Dominator series that offers massive
expandability and can control popular electronic transmissions internally!
SEMA 2009 Video Coverage: 1977 Firebird Feature V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - This super-slick 1977 built by Ron Jones' Garage
features one-off wheels, an LS-7 V8, Detroit Speed suspension, and a
completely custom interior. Jones' crew and Pinkie's Hot Rods even
created aluminum inner panels, a custom steel dash, and they re-created the
rear bumper cover in steel and added a fiberglass nose. It's debuting at
the SEMA show, and you can learn all about it here!
SEMA 2009 Video Coverage: Lingenfelter ZR1 Corvette V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 -I think we all agree that the new
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is an awesome car, with its supercharged LS9 engine
and race-car suspension and brakes. However, the team at Lingenfelter
Performance Engineering knows how to free up additional performance, and
they were able to make a new ZR1 run a 10.02 second quarter mile without
modifying the stock LS9! Ken Lingenfelter and engineer tech Graham Behan
show us the car.
1965 Chevelle Body Filler Stage - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - After all the panels were aligned
and all the dents pulled, our 1965 Chvelle moved into the body filler
stage. Our body technition John started the process by grinding the steel
panels to achieve a mechanical bond as well as a chemical bond, then began
mixing and applying the Marson Mar-Glass fiberglass filler to the
structural areas and seams, followed by a coat of Marson Platinum Plus
filler over the rest of the car. Although the filler was applied over
large areas, John sanded most of it off in a process that refined the shape
of the car, straightening minor waves and surface imperfections. The
filler was followed up by a new 3M glaze applied by a new 3M Dynamic Mixing
System applicator gun. The glaze filles remaining surface scratches and
pinholes, and the gun applicator does all the mixing for you, ensuring
quick, accuratly mixed glaze (and filler) with no pinholes and reduced
waste. The entire car then went through a block sanding process. The
next step: Standox Sprayable Polyster.
Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Tops 200 MPH! - Hot Rod Unlimited Episode 7
On this episode of HOT ROD Unlimited, HOT ROD Editor In Chief David
Freiburger drives the Lingenfelter Performance Engineering Camaro ZL1 to 202 mph, making it
the first 2012 ZL1 to exceed 200 mph. This very same ZL1 in the exact same
configuration (save for wheels and tires and the rollcage) was also the
first to run 10s in the quarter mile.
The ZL1 Camaros were
first delivered to the public in early April, making
580 hp from their supercharged, 6.2L, LSA engines. Within days of delivery,
Lingenfelter had its ZL1 making 720 hp at 6,500 rpm and 650 lb-ft at 4,650
rpm, both measured at the rear tires. The performance parts are all from
Lingenfelter: CNC-ported cylinder heads, a GT9 camshaft, a ported
Supercharger cover, overdrive blower
pulleys, a cold-air kit, 63-lb/hr fuel
injectors, a voltage Booster for the
fuel pump, a 160-degree thermostat, and
tuning. The entire package, installed, is $11,495. Everything else on this
manual-trans car is stock. The performance testing was done with 109-octane
VP fuel and 15 psi Boost.
On April 18, 2012, the Lingenfelter ZL1 ran 10.79 at 134.36 mph at Muncie
Dragway in Indiana. That was on drag wheels and tires.
On April 30, 2012, the car was delivered to the Continental Tire Proving
Grounds in Uvalde, Texas. Shod with Continental Extreme Contact tires on
the original ZL1 wheels, the Camaro was tested on the
8-1/2-mile oval. The
three-lane surface is like a road rather than a race track, the turns are
not banked, and there are a few elevation changes. During the top-speed
Freiburger pulled 0.4 to 0.5 g at 190-plus mph in the sweeping turns, then
held it down for nearly 40 seconds on the pull from 190 to 202.67 mph
lifting to avoid cresting a small hill at corner entry at 200-plus mph. The
car had not reached terminal velocity. Conditions included a
ambient temperatures in the 90s, and a density altitude of 3,280 feet. The
aerodynamically stock except for some tape over the front
brake-duct openings in an attempt to channel more air through the stock
air-to-water Intercooler, as
the water was reaching temps in the 250s during
prolonged periods of WOT, leading to hot inlet air and reduced power.
Naturally, the comments here will lead to the upcoming ¹13 Ford Mustang
GT500, with claims of 200 mph capability in bone stock trim. A stock Camaro
ZL1 will run 185 mph. Will the GT500 be faster than the Lingenfelter ZL1?
Until someone shows up at the same track on the same day with both cars and
a single driver, no one will know. Meanwhile, we present the first ZL1 to
eclipse the double century mark. See more at Lingenfelter.com and
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SEMA 2009 Video Coverage: ARP Ultra Torque
ARP Ensuring your engine fasteners car properly torqued is a tough thing to
do, especially since most lubricants can make for inconsistent torque
readings. ARP launched their new Ultra Torque assembly lubricant to help
engine builders obtain the correct desired clamping force levels quickly
and with repeatability. Chris Raschke explains.
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.
SEMA 2009: Currie Enterprises V8TV
Currie Enterprises brings us up to speed on their new F9 fabricated rear
axle housing, new control arms featuring Johnny Joints for improved
handling, and other insight into making your muscle car handle well on the
street and the track.
SEMA 2009: The Very Best and the Very Worst!
The Smoking Tire visits the SEMA show in Las Vegas to show the best and
worst cars that SEMA has to offer. Host Matt Farah takes you inside the
SEMA show with some surprising nominees.
SEMA 2009: 3M Truck and Tool lighting V8TV
3M shows us truck bed and tool box lighting system that's easy to install
and is hidden and protected, so you don't have to worry about throwing
parts in the bed of your truck and destroying the system.