Heavy Metal Tow Truck [S7 Ep. 2-1]
Today on GEARZ, project Heavy Metal is back as Stacey rolls the old
International cab over truck into the shop so he can outfit it with a
vintage Holmes dual wrecker bed. It is auto recycling at its best as the
big truck continues to come together using parts from a junkyard wrecker,
swap meet vintage beer kegs, and even some new aftermarket parts. If you've
always thought that you had to spend big money to build a unique vehicle,
this "Heavy Metal" truck will not only change your mind, but probably have
you digging through old junkyards and checking out pastures in hopes of
finding a vintage truck project of your own! That's a typical
reaction...and that's typical for GEARZ!
Tri-power Rochester Model BC Chevy 235 Six
This is 3 carb set-up on a Chevy 235 inline Six. This intake is an
Offenhauser for the 235. The carbs are large base Rochester BC's. The
automatic choke is fed from a copper tube heat riser that extends into the
Exhaust heated base. The tube exits
the heated cavity to the atmosphere (does not pick up carbon from the Exhaust). Fuel line is plumbed entirely
in solid brass pipe.
The engine is 1959 vintage 0.60 over with the late high compression heads.
3/4 cam with mild lope can be heard in the video. Exhaust is temporarily fabbed outside the split
Fenton Exhaust manifolds...so sounds a
little odd with my little digital camera. Sounds a lot better in person!
292 Chevy Inline 6
First firing for Randy's 305 CI Chevy Inline 6 in his 57 Chevy truck
.080 over, 10:1, port/ polish, 2.0 stainless intake valves, Clifford cam,
Offy/ Weber induction, Mallory unilite, split headers into 2.5 dual Exhaust.
The FR8TRAIN - 1000hp Turbo T/A
THE FR8 TRAIN Giant 88m turbo on a 408ci
LSx Trans Am racing anybody and everybody that pulls up along side him all
over the country! This car gets down! The car is pushing between
850-1100hp in different clips of this video depending on the setup and cars
its racing at the time.
See more of it on the TX Streets DVD shipping in early August!
1978 NHRA Sportsnationals
The late, great, Modified eliminator. If you've never witnessed Modified
Production and Gas-class cars in action, you really missed drag racing's
most exciting era!
Sure, drag cars are making more horsepower and torque than
ever, with resulting quicker and faster ET's and MPH, but the sounds of these
high rpm, manual shift race cars--sans any electronic rev limiters--is no
longer around. Ditto for the mean sounding/cool looking dry hops, as the
cars approach the start line (after the burnout) is unfortunately, a thing
of the past.
Hot Rod Six
235 Chevy with shaved head, oversized Exhaust valves, Fenton 2 x 1 intake, pair of
Rochester BC's, HEI conversion, aluminum timing gears, high ratio rockers,
chromoly pushtubes, buick V8 valve springs, Corvette spec fuel pump, and
tubular split headers (open for now). Carbs still need some dialing in.
Will get dual 2" straightpipes soon.
The camera does not do the split six rap justice.
105 hp stock, estimated at 170 currently.
Vintage Hot Rod Straight 6 [S3 Ep.11-1]
Everybody knows that the engine is a central key component to ANY Hot Rod
project. But is a V8 the only way to go? NO WAY!! Stacey shows you why. He
takes a vintage straight six engine that has been sleeping in a crate for
almost 40 years and he puts on the right pieces. He shows you why the
straight six was a force to be reckoned with in the early days of hot
rodding. After that, Stacey jumps into the tips and tricks of how to paint
your own true Kandy paint job. If you are into vintage Hot Rods, Kandy
paint, and multi-carbs? You don't need to go on a diet... you just need to
Bobs 250 Chevy inline 6 DYNO pulls Straight six
250 Chevy, ross flat top pistons, 6" rods, balanced lower end. Built by
Heckt Power. Parts supplied by www.12bolt.com
310 HP and still climbing! Torq is @275 near the start and is maintained to
nearly the end of run.
Head has 1.94/1.6 valves, bolt in intake port lumps are used. 1.75 roller
rocker arms. The block is zero decked.
Cam has 224/230 duraration @ .050 lift and .551 lift at the valves.
Intake is a Clifford
carb is a Edelbrock 500cfm
This engine is almost at the max for this carb. Any more rpm and a 600 will
need to be used.