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.
1966 GTO Blog #3 - Test Fitting L92 V8, 6 Speed
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
1971 Olds "S71" Plug / Spotwelding Tips V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We've talked about the welding techniques used
from the factory in another video, and now here's a demonstration of how to
make clean plug welds with a MIG welder or how to make factory -appearing
resistance spot welds using the HTP Quickspot II spotwelder.
1971 Olds "S71" Trunk Floor & Wheelhouses V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - This video covers the installation of a new
3-piece trunk floor and inner and outer wheelhouses from YearOne. We
also installed a rear tail panel obtained from Desert Valley Auto Parts,
which was removed from a rust-free donor car in Arizona. The install is
pretty straight forward, and Randy Stange takes us through the steps and
the tools needed to do the job and have an undetectable repair when
finished. He used traditional MIG welding and the HTP Quickspot II spot
welder for a clean installation.
1966 GTO Front Air Suspension V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Catching up on some of the install videos on the
GTO... here's the Air Ride MuscleBar sway bars and PosiLinks articulating
end links on the GTO's front suspension. The links are cool, they keep
the bar rigid but also prevent binding. These are 2 key elements making
an air-equipped car handle well, but they will also work on traditionally
NRE's 2000 HP GTO for Travis LaBoy. TT, AWD, and Mid Engine! Part 2 in HD from Nelson Supercars.
This is the second part in the building of this monster machine. More
details at http://nelsonsupercars.com and http://nelsonracingengines.com.
In this episode, Tom Nelson introduces us to the new world of Laser
scanning and CAD modeling for automotive use. Once again NRE, leads the
way in the Hot Rod market. As this fabulous machine evolves, NRE will keep
you informed. The first episode of this GTO is also on You Tube for you to
view. Click this link to view part 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2b1NvguqC0 . Go to
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.
Removing my Chevy 350 motor and tranny from my '72 El Camino
Yanking out my 350/th350 from my '72 El Camino. Everything was prepped
before hand - radiator pulled out, headers/spark plugs removed, power
steering unbolted and bungeed, ignition taken out, motor mount bolts
removed, driveshaft taken out, crossmember removed, tranny jacked and
prepped. This is the end product of the heart transplant. A 454/th400 will
be soon be installed and roaring.
Pontiac 400 Big Block
taking out a pontiac 400 big block engine from a 1966 GTO. Engine needs a
little work. We took it out to put original exhost manfolds on it.
Kelle's '54 Chevy Truck Blog #2 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Kelle's diggin' into her '54 Chevy Truck project.
This time, she's got the wheels & brakes all torn apart and is rebuilding
them all from the ground up. We hope she remembered how it came apart so
it all goes back together safely!
Redneck engine removal.
Wanted to save the engine/trans/front suspension on my cougar XR-7, the
rest was junk to me.
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!