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 #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: 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!
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 Blog 6: Hood Clearance V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Just when you think you've got a simple solution,
here comes another curve ball. We noticed that we had tight hood
clearance on the GTO's L92 V8, mostly because of the truck-style high-mount
alternator. We thought we could throw on a set of factory Camaro style brackets to lower
the alternator, and slam the hood. Not so fast. The L92 is a Variable
Valve Timing engine, which means it has an additional 3/4 inch of meat on
the front of the timing cover. This area hides the cam phaser, the
hardware that rotates the camshaft to provide the cool VVT action. It
also means that low-mount aftermarket or F body brackets won't fit. After
some research, we found that the guys at Mast Motorsports had the L92
figured out and suggested we use Camaro brackets and make some
spacers... check out the fix.
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!
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
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: Air Ride Rear Suspension V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Installing the rear Air Ride Technologies Street
Challenge rear suspension system and Currie 9+ rear axle housing on the
L92 part 2. 6.2 engine
6.2 engine Hi every one thanks for watching this video my name is Ali
Alkharaz (saudi arabia , unaizah) ali automotive garage We fixed this
engine in the patrol vehicle manual transmission and we removed GM Gen IV
front timing cover with sensor and jumper harness and hook up Lingenfelter
TRG-001A 58X to 24X Trigger Conversion Module with (Ls1 ecm) ,we convert
Ls1 engine wiring harness for this engine and rewrite the ecm with help of
Barris in Dream Cruise Parade Monkeemobile
As seen on August 20, 2010 at the Berkley Cruisefest Woodward Dream Cruise
Parade. The legendary George Barris, "King of the Kustomizers", served as
Grand Marshal. Dean Jeffries designed and built the original Monkeemobile
from a 1966 GTO, but Barris supposedly assisted in the restoration of this
vehicle (1 of the 2 originals), which was actually used on the Monkees TV
series during 1966-68. Lore also says that this same GTO may have started
life as one of the blue '66 GTO convertibles used on the I Dream of Jeannie