http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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 - 314-783-8325 - 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 - 314-783-8325 - 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 - 314-783-8325 -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!
70 Double Blown GTO
My 1970 GTO with two blowers. It's 474ci Pontiac engine with a 8-71 blower
on top of a 6-71 blower. This is from the last day of being double blown.
I'm going to one single 8-71 blower and going racing. The front clip was
removed to make it easier to work on. The reason for the double blowers was
not as a power enhancement like many ASSume. I stacked the blowers to have
a car that stood out in the crowd. Most Pro Street cars were starting to
blend together. If you seen one, you had seen them all. That wasn't the
case with this GTO. Al someone had to say was "The double blower GTO" and
people knew which car. I was told it couldn't be done, so I attempted it
and it worked. It stayed that way for almost 2 years. I knew a twin turbo setup would make more HP. I knew I could
have run a 14-71 blower and made more power. That wasn't the point. I
wanted to be different than the other cars in the parking lot, I did that
now it's time to ove on. For all those people who don't understand why,
I'm not going to try and explain it to you anymore. Get over it. I didn't
expect EVERYONE to love it. But you won't forget it.
Sneak peak at a one off custom Trans-Am and GTO Concept /Camaro Morph
These are the new 2010/11 Camaro's that have been
completely customized by the tallented gentlemen at OTTO body shop in
Nebraska. Great guys and maybe an even greater pair of cars that bring out
the boy in any real american car lover. Hats off to these guys and there
vision. Ps In the video I guessed and said they base car was a 2008 or 9
Camaro. Its a 2011 come
to find out.
How to Ruin a GTO - TX2K14
Everyone was blowing their tires to try to get the $1000 prize.
I didn't really expect this car to do it though.
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LS Engine Swap On A Budget - Part 1 - Chassis Intro, Oil Pan & Engine Mounts
Chuck takes us on a tour of his $100 69 Chevelle chassis he picked up on
Craig's List. He also walks us through as he swaps out his Big Block 454
for a 5.3L LS Engine.
LS Retro-fit Oil Pans:
Engine Swap Mounts:
1966 GTO: First Drive! V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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!
1969 Pontiac GTO Judge vs. 2006 Custom Pontiac GTO - Generation Gap: GTOs
Cast your vote here:
Today on “Generation Gap,” we’re visiting the Lingenfelter
Collection. Known for Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Ken
Lingenfelter was kind enough to let us experience some of his personal
cars. Being able to check a few cars off our bucket list, we decided to
compare GTOs. Davin has picked the aggressive muscle of a 1969 Pontiac GTO
Judge, equipped with a 366 HP 400 V-8 High Output engine with Ram Air III.
Matt picked a bit of a cheater 2006 Pontiac Custom GTO. The modern GTO is
straight from GM Performance with a Twin turbo LS2 with 750 HP. Which one would you rather
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