First official start up of my 55' Chevy now that the motor is mostly complete. The engine is a 5.3L LM7, with LS1 intake manifold, modified stock truck manifolds, dual 2 1/4 Exhaust going into Thush mufflers. I didn't have a MAF sensor hooked up so when I first started it, the idle was jumping around a bit. Last clip is after I added dual tailpipes out under the rear bumper.
Got a 1955 Chevy 210 Two Door Wagon!
Just picked up a new project. It's a 1955 210 Wagon 2 Door (Bel Air). It's
in pretty good shape for being 56 years old and has no engine or
transmission, but I plan to install a 4 or 5 speed manual of some type and
either a SBC or a LS1. Here's the journey it had to make from Homer, AK to
1955 Chevy Two Door Wagon, First Test Drive LS1 5.3L
I take my 55' Chevy out on its maiden voyage since the installation of a
modern GM powerplant. I installed a 5.3L LS series V8 with LS1 intake
manifold to dress it up. Behind it is a Borg Warner T10 4 Speed with Hurst
Shifter. Car still has the original rear end which needs to be addressed
because of the howling sounds you can hear in the video.
1957 Chevy Test Start LQ9/LS2 6.0L
Just a couple of quick tests to make sure my engine swap will fire-up
before sending the headers off to be ceramic coated and assembling the
5.3 With Z06 cam
This is the first start of the 5.3 going into a 78 trans am. extreme!!
1955 Chevrolet 2 door post gasser
Here's an outstanding 1955 2 door post gasser with big block power and a 5
speed! This beauty was a featured build in issue 77 of Gasser Wars
magazine! It's powered by a 1970 LS6 block 468ci V8 and a Tremec TKO 600 5
speed manual transmission! The engine was built proper with a steel crank,
CP pistons, Comp 595 lift solid lifter cam, Merlin iron heads, an Edelbrock
Air Gap intake manifold, a Holley 800cfm carburetor, Smith Bros 7/16 push
rods, Pete Jackson gear drive, Weiand aluminum water pump, Harland Sharpe
roller rockers, ARP head bolts, Melling AV oil pump, an 8 quart oil pan, a
Hays clutch, Taylor wires and Raja ends, and M/T valve covers! It also has
an additional electric pusher fan to keep this thing nice and cool! The
rear end is a 12 bolt with Richmond 3:73 gears, an Eaton posi unit, and
Dutchman axles. It has front and rear 11 inch disc brakes from Speedway,
and a Lakewood straight axle with 1949 Chevy spindles. The interior has
full diamond tuck upholstery, new carpet, 66 Chevelle bucket seats, Stewart
Warner gauges, and a Moon tachometer. There's also an aluminum fuel cell
and an Optima battery in the trunk. This is an incredible 60's style build
with a fiberglass tilt front end, cheater slicks, huge dual Exhaust, and extremely nice paint, glass and
chrome! This one is already done and ready to drive!
2000 LS1 and Wire Harness description
I talk about a used LS1 we purchased for installation in a Devin SS we're
building right now. Don't take my wiring call-outs verbatim. I have some
notes that I will post on www.lowetechrods.com in the coming for those
adventurous enough to do it on your own. Those that aren't - well, that's
where my services come in.
This is my third LS1 retrofit installation in the last 5 years doing them
simply as a hobby initially.
How to Install a Comp Cam in a 5.3L LM7 Part 1
I show you the basics of installing a cam in a 5.3L (LS1 type engine). The
cam I install is a new Comp Cam part #54-455-11 with 215/223 Duration and
.604/.610 Lift on a 112 LSA.
To go along with the install I put in new 7.4" Hardened Chomoley Pushrods
and Comp 918 Valve Spring good for .625 lift.
Art Morrison 1955 Chevy Bel Air - Faster Than a Ferrari?
The Smoking Tire hits Supercar Sunday and the canyons with the Art Morrison
1955 Bel Air, one of the best handling hot rods around. We toss this 55
year-old car through some of the tightest curves in California to find out
if there really is such a thing as a Hot Rod for drivers.