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 - 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 #5: The 4L65E Transmission Arrives V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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.
Pontiac Performance Tips from Butler Performance V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Certain engine builders specialize
in specific brands, and for Pontiac power, Butler Performance is in the
forefront. We visited Butler to get the lowdown on the latest in hi-po
parts for Pontiac V8s and to spec out a motor for project "Splitter."
Here, David Butler takes us through the shop and brings us up to speed on
the latest in Pontiac performance.
1969 Pontiac GTO Street Machine "JudgeMENTAL"
The 1969 Pontiac GTO Street Machine...JudgeMENTAL...Built as a tribute to
the original GTO Judge...Indy Street Rods & Classics had to be careful not
to over do it....the original was such a cool car....I believe they nailed
it!!..Way cool...Check it out!!!
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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.
1971 Olds "S71" Trunk Floor & Wheelhouses V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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 Part 9: Air Ride Suspension Install 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - This GTO is going to be driven
hard, so the suspension system needs to be up for the task of not only
handling well, but it also needs to have a smooth ride. To accomplish
this double-duty trick, we chose to install an Air Ride Technologies Street
Challenge System. We saw this system in action on a '66 Chevelle on an
autocross track and couldn't believe the performance... flat cornering,
predictible handling, and a smooth ride all in one. The Street Challenge
System containes everything you need to transform your car's ride and
handling, complete with upper and lower Strong Arm control arms front and
rear, tall spindles, Shock Wave air spring / double adjustable shock
combination units, Muscle Bar sway bars, Posi Link endlinks, AirPod
self-contained compressor / controller / air tank, Level Pro ride height
sensors and control unit, keyfob remotes, air lines, and more. This
time, we're installing the front suspension components.
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!