Muscle Car Of The Week Video #3: 1970 1/2 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muscle-Car-Of-The-Week/155673761263376 This week's Muscle Car Of The Week from The Brothers Collection is a super-rare 1970 1/2 Pontiac Trans Am, complete with the Ram Air IV 400 cube V8 and Muncie 4-speed transmission! 1970 marked the second generation for GM's F body platform, and the company made substantial improvements to the car over the '67-'69 versions. The 1970 1/2 models were longer and more spacious inside, and generally drove more comfortably than the earlier cars. 1970 also marked the peak in performance Muscle Cars, and the 1970 1/2 Trans Am was one of the top performers. The Pontiac Trans Am came loaded with numerous performance add-ons, such as upgraded suspension, brakes, Exhaust, and distinctive styling. This particular Polar White Trans Am is among the most sought-after of all, as it features the 370 HP Ram Air IV V8 engine and a Muncie 4-speed transmission. The Ram Air IV engine was assembled with very tight tolerances from the factory, making it as close to a hand-built racing engine as you could buy from GM. The RAIV package started with a 4-bolt main block, forged crank and pistons, and a high performance oil pump, but the big difference was in the top half of the engine. The Ram Air IV heads boasted 67cc chambers, 2.11" swirl-polished intake valves and 1.77" Exhaust valves, and large round Exhaust ports. The .520" lift RAIV cam had a long 308 degree intake / 320 degree Exhaust duration and pulled air through an aluminum dual-plane intake manifold. These parts sounded more like they were hand-picked by a race engine builder than a factory offering, but that's what makes the RAIV so special. They only made 88 of these cars, 59 were manuals and the other 29 came with automatics. It's one of the few cars where both transmissions were offered and the manual outsold the auto. Watch the video to learn more about this Pontiac Historical Society documented correct '70 1/2 and its unique details like the original 2-tone blue seat covers, 1-year only Rally II wheels, and distinctive styling elements. You can guess next week's Muscle Car Of The Week on our Facebook page!
1962 Zintsmaster Impala Drag Car - 2012 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals MCACN Video Coverage V8TV
"Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday!" was a common theme in the 1960s as stock-looking race cars increased brand loyalty and drove up sales. Back in '62, Zintsmaster Chevrolet campaigned this 409-powered Impala, complete with ALUMINUM front end, as a way to go racing and bring people into their dealership. Today, the car still exists in nearly the same state as it was back in '62, with only 5500 miles on the clock and the original front tires! It's just one more piece of American Muscle Car history to be seen at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals!
1955 Ford Thunderbird "Coyo-T-Bird" Final Video Feature V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314.783.8325 - SHOW MORE / SCROLL DOWN for LINKS and INFO on this car build! The V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew has finished the 1955 Ford Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" project and the owner has been driving the Ford 5.0 Coyote / Tremec TKO 500 5-speed shifted 'Bird around for quite some time. Overall, the crew is very happy with the result! Watch The Whole Build Video Series: http://www.v8tvshow.com/55tbird Builder: V8 Speed & Resto Shop http://www.v8speedshop.com Hardware: ARP http://www.arp-bolts.com Engine: Ford Coyote 5.0 V8 http://www.weirparts.com/ Transmission: Tremec TKO 500 http://www.moderndriveline.com Air Conditioning: Vintage Air http://www.vintageair.com Rack & Pinion Steering: http://www.flamingriver.com Brake Assist: Hydratech http://www.hydratechbraking.com Fuel Plumbing: TechAfx http://www.techafx.com Wheels: Rocket Racing http://www.rocketracingwheels.com Exhaust: MagnaFlow http://www.magnaflow.com Contact us today to chat about building your dream car!
Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #106: 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Ram Air IV 4-Speed
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - This is the Trans-Am that started it all… the first-generation 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am, complete with it's understated styling, high-performance suspension, and the highly sought-after 345 HP Ram Air IV V8 / Muncie 4-speed driveline. It's a rare bird for sure, and we're honored to be able to share this prized Muscle Car from the Brothers Collection.