Pontiac V8 Water Pump Modification Tip Video V8TV "Routy" 69 Firebird
http://www.v8tvshow.com/69firebird - The Pontiac 400 V8 engine that we're using in our 1969 Firebird project called "Routy" came to us completely as a rebuilt log-block with all new parts inside, but we were charged with the task of doing the final assembly and detail work. This time, we're test-assembling the brackets and parts on the engine, and came across a great tip to help keep your Pontiac V8 engine running cool.
Pontiac Performance Tips from Butler Performance V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Certain engine builders specialize in specific brands, and for Pontiac power, Butler Performance is in the forefront. We visited Butler to get the lowdown on the latest in hi-po parts for Pontiac V8s and to spec out a motor for project "Splitter." Here, David Butler takes us through the shop and brings us up to speed on the latest in Pontiac performance.
1969 Firebird "Routy" Trunk Floor Replacement Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The trunk floor area in our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" was looking pretty rough, so we elected to use an assortment of repair panels from Classic Industries to replace the rust and previous damage repairs. The process went pretty smoothly, and we were able to butt-weld and plug weld the new pieces in leaving a factory appearance with no evidence we were ever there. A coat of Eastwood Epoxy Primer will help keep them rust free for good.
1969 Firebird "Routy" Flush Glass and Final Paint Spray Video #1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - In this video, we final install the classic auto glass innovations flush glass and prep our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" with 3M wetsand paper, tape, and mask paper and bring it to the booth for final application of DuPont Hot Hues Red Hot Meltdown color. Part 1 of 3.
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Engine Install and First Start Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The time came to install the rebuilt 1973 Pontiac 400 into our '69 Firebird. It's running a rebuilt bottom end, roller rockers, #16 Pontiac iron heads, a Professional Products intake manifold, MSD ignition, h Holley carb, Royal Purple break-in oil & filter, and Eastwood coated long-branch Exhaust manifolds leading to MagnaFlow Exhaust. Also shown is the Vintage Air compressor and accessories from Classic Industries.
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Floor Replacement - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy" was a pretty clean car to start with, but we wanted to improve upon some previous repairs in the floor and trunk floor area. In this installment, we replace the driver's side floor pan with a 1-piece replacement from Classic Industries. There are tips in this video that apply to any musclecar restoration.
Tin Indian Performance 440 cid Pontiac cf-71 freedom bird idel and timing check.MPG
This is the 440 cid Pontiac engine we build to Ty Ingle's CF-71 Freedom Bird. The engine is based off a 400 cid pontiac block. Pro-Warrior 4" stroke crank and Pro-Warrior 6.8 long rod were used on the bottom end along with a set of KB forged pistons. A Tin Indian Performance custom ground Comp Cams solid roller was also used with Crower solid roller lifters. The engine is topped off with Kauffman Racing Equipments new North Wind intake manifold and a custom Pro Systems carb. The combo pulled 11" of vac at 850 rpm! It made 590 hp and 550 ft lbs of torque. ALL ON PUMP GAS!!!
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Final Assembly Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We're in the home stretch assembling Routy's interior, wheels, emblems, weatherstripping, and all the little details to make it a complete car. A final buff with 3M Perfect-It Microfinish Compound and a foam pad makes it gleam, and then a hand-buff adds sparkle. We had the wheels coated at Extreme Powdercoating to offset the colors of the paint scheme. The restoration parts from Classic Industries look like jewelery, and Routy is standing tall.
Twin Turbo 1968 Camaro "MotiV8r" Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Larry Callahan runs the website Pro-Touring.com, and his own twin turbocharged 1968 Camaro is a textbook example of the kinds of cars the website is built around. The "MotiV8r" Camaro features every pro-touring trick in the book, and was built by Prodigy Customs to run as good as it looks. Video from the 2009 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational DVD.
1970 Trans Am "Splitter" First Start V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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!
PONTIAC - "The Super Duty Story" Part 1 of 3
Pontiac had an SD engine program in the late 50s early 60s, and later/briefly again in 1973/74 with the SD455. This video is regarding the FIRST Super Duty program.---In only a few years time during the late 50s early 60s, Pontiac MORE THAN DOUBLED their V8's horsepower output (described in this video), while using/keeping the same V8 engine block they used thru 1955-81. Even though the same block was kept, from 1955-62 the cubic inch displacement grew much larger than the initial 287 cuber it started as in 1955. It grew to a 317 347 370 389 and finally a 421 cuber in 1962. It eventually maxed out at 455 cubes in 1970. By 1970 ALL the other GM divisions were producing engines at 454 or 455 cubes (500 for Cadillac). PONTIAC WAS THE ONLY DIVISION still using the same block they used in the 1950s on engines that had a much smaller displacement -- 287 cubes. The 1955 287 displacement would remain the smallest displacement ever used in the Pontiac V8 block all the way until 1980/81 when a 265V8 was produced. Since less durability was required for the smaller displacement, the block was decked/butchered/lightened on the 265/301v8s of 1980/81. Prior to 1980 the block had never been decked/butchered/lightened. The 1980/81 265/301v8 blocks were about 200 pounds lighter than the 1955-79 blocks, and only 25 pounds heavier than a Buick 231V6.
Nitemare Performance 462 cu. in. Give-Away Engine
575 lbs/ft of torque. 545 horsepower. On pump gas. And you could win it!
Nitemare Performance & Restoration (www.nitemareperformance.com) built this 462 cu. in. engine that will be given away at the Carlisle All-GM Nationals event on June 27, 2009 in Carlisle, PA. The engine assembly is covered fully in July/August 2009 issue of Pontiac Enthusiast Magazine (www.pontiacenthusiast.com).
Chevy 3.8 coolant leak
Yes, many of the 3.8 engines have leaking intake gaskets. But sometimes it's not the intake gasket but the coolant bypass tubes instead. It's very easy to overlook this. Here's what to look for and how to do it.
1969 Firebird Seam Sealer Video - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - After the metalwork was completed on the bottom side of our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy", we applied some Eastwood Epoxy Primer to the underside and inside of the body shell to prevent rust and to provide a base for the next steps. We then sealed all the seams with 3M Automix Heavy Bodied Seam Sealer (8308) using their pneumatic applicator. We like to mask off the seams with 3M tape, then apply the sealer, brush it smooth, and then peel the tape before the sealer hardens. The sealer ensures no moisture will creep between the panels and start to rust. Once sealed up, we scuffed the primer and applied several coats of Eastwood 2K Ceramic Chassis Black on the bottom and inside of the body. The 2K Ceramic Chassis Black looks like the factory black used on chassis parts, but is far more durable than regular paint.