http://www.v8tvshow.com - Tonight, we bolted the Street & Performance engine plates and oil pan to the L92 V8 and 6L80E six-speed automatic combination. We were pleasantly suprised to see that it almost fits the car without modification, but we will need to do some more test fitting to be sure.
1966 GTO Blog #4 - Shifting Gears V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We spent many hours and days contemplating how to
make the giant 6L80E 6-speed automatic transmission fit under the '66 GTO,
but it looks like the surgery required will push this car well beyond its
deadline and budget. While it is a cool transmission, the 6L80E is
simply enourmous, and in order to make it fit under the car, we'd have to
cut the entire floor out and fab a whole new tunnel, raise the enigine, and
try to make it clear the hood. We simply don't have the time. So,
after a chat with Mark Bowler of Bowler Performance Transmissions, the
choice was made to switch to a GM 4L65E, a 4-speed automatic trans that is
a much easier fit to the car. But in order to keep the car's original
multi-gear theme, Bowler informed us of a new plan utilizing a Gear Vendors
overdrive unit, a Bowler controller, and a Twist Machine Shrifter paddle
shifter that will allow the driver to manually shift up and down through 8
gears. The detials are to come on this system, but right now we're
working on getting the 4L65E into the car and getting the wiring harness to
work with the L92 V8's ECM.
1966 GTO Blog #2 - Engine Removal V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Time for the original engine to come out of the
car. After we pulled the front sheetmetal and yanked out the engine, we
later were able to identify it as a date-code correct 1966 389, although we
couldn't find a VIN stamp on the block. The car's VIN denotes it as a
true GTO, however. This motor was reported to be a rebuilt unit. We
didn't tear it down, but the multiple coats of spray paint indicate it has
had a cosmetic, not mechanical, restoration.
1971 Olds "S71" Dash Panel Repair V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The original dash panel was pretty rusty on our
1971 Olds "S71" project. These cars tended to hold water and moisture
under the stainless windshield trim, and that would cause big rust holes to
form under the trim, and then the driver's feet would get wet. The sheet
metal to repair this area is not yet reproduced, so we contacted Desert
Valley Auto Parts to have a section removed from a rust-free parts car to
install in our Oldsmobile.
1966 GTO: Starting The L92 V8 For The First Time! V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - In this installment, the 1966 GTO's L92 V8
finally comes to life! Once we had our Magnaflow Exhaust system connected to the polished ceramic
Hooker LS1 A-Body swap headers, we topped off the fluids with Royal Purple
Synthetic Engine Oil, MAX ATF Transmission fluid, and Purple Ice radiator
additive. We didn't want to risk anything, and the protection of Royal
Purple against heat, friction, wear, and moisture gave us peace of mind.
Plus the reduced friction frees up power. We run Royal Purple in every
car we build and drive. But the real challenge was finding the little
electrical gremlin that kept the MAST -powered ignition system from firing.
It was our fault, and when we fixed it, it came to life in the push of a
start button. The GTO runs and sounds fantastic!
1966 GTO: First Drive! V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The 1966 GTO was finally ready to hit the road.
We bled the Wilwood brakes, had all the fluids topped off, the ride height
set, and it was time to take to the streets. Our goal was to build a car
that handled flat in the corners, made lots of power, and was comfortable
to drive, and the '66 GTO scored in all departments. Check it out!
1966 GTO Blog #5: The 4L65E Transmission Arrives V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We were excited to receive the new GM 4L65E
4-speed automatic transmission from Bowler Performance Transmissions and
test fit it under the GTO. It looks to be a MUCH better fit than the
6L80E. And, when combined with the GearsVendors overdrive unit and a
Twist Machine Shrifter paddle shifter, this thing is always going to be in
its happy RPM range.
1966 GTO - 18 Days to first drive V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We're skipping ahead a little to post real-time
coverage of the GTO build... right now, we're getting the car ready for its
first drive on the 2008 Hot Rod Power Tour, and we've got 18 days to make
this car a driver! We'll be posting all the detailed install videos of
each component we used on the car when they're completed, but we thought a
quick nightly update would be cool to share the daily progress up to the
first drive. This go-around, the car will be a complete driver with a
"temporary" paint scheme, as we don't have time to completely replace the
quarters and trunk floor, but we'll hit that stuff after the Tour.
However, the chassis and driveline should be nearly completed for the
shakedown on the road!
1966 GTO Fuel Injection Swap Dash Fab V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Transplanting a modern engine into an older car
presents many challenges, one being the engine management system and gauge
panel display. We chose to run a Mast Motorsports M90 ECM for a variety
of reasons. Mast has been a leader in the GenIV engine family for some
time, and they retail a whole line of ready-to-run high performance crate
engines ranging up to 700 horsepower, and when
controlled by their M90 ECM, they are completely street drivable. We used
the M90 ECM, a Mast harness, and their drive-by-wire throttle pedal in our
GTO. The M90 features complete tunability, wideband O2 feedback, and
knock sensor feedback to let high performance engines run on pump gas
without issue. The L92 V8 engine uses electronic sensors on the block for
vital functions, and the info is all sent to the Mast Motorsports M90
Engine Management system just as it would be in the 2007 GMC Yukon the in
which engine was originally installed. The M90 features CAN network
connectivity, which allows it to pass data from the ECM to other devices.
Watch the video and read on how the we used very trick Mast CAN Network
gauges to monitor the GTO's vitals in a clean, simple manner.
MAST Motorsports L92 / 6L80E 1968 Chevy Truck V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum - The crew at Mast Motorsports built a trick
1968 Chevrolet pickup truck powered by a new GM L92 6.2 liter V8 and a GM
6L80E electronic 6-speed transmission. Running off the Mast Motorsports
M-90 ECM, this truck makes over 550 horsepower while knocking
down over 17 mpg at the time of this interview... they may have tuned it to
be even more powerful and more efficient by now. Other features include
their CAN networked gauges to monitor the vitals in the custom dash.
After successfully completing the Hot Rod Power Tour, the Mast crew
reported that the Chevy drives like a late-model truck with plenty of
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1966 GTO Part 8: Ceramic Chassis Paint V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - After spending time reinforcing the GTO's
chassis, we shot it with a new paint system from Eastwood. The base
started off with their high-build 2-part catalyzed Epoxy Primer, and then
we topcoated it with their new Ceramic Chassis Black in the satin finish.
We used a 3-gun DeVilbiss Startingline HVLP spray gun set to lay down the
chemicals, and the look is outstanding. The Ceramic Chassis Black also
has a very high chemical and chip resistance, so the look should last for a