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!
Turbo Rat Rod Truck at I-40 Dragway
Footage from first test-n-tune of 2010. This truck is built on a budget
with a mostly stock small block Chevy. The turbo is a Borg Warner S400. Runs a 6.18 on this
pass, but the truck has run a best of 5.97 in the eighth mile. This could
be the worlds fastest rat rod!
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.
250 Chevy Cleaning.wmv
Here's a 250 cid Chevrolet engine block that was sent in for cleaning and
reconditioning. In this clip you will see how the cam bearings are removed
and the block is thermally cleaned here at Costa Mesa R&D Automotive
Machine. www.engine-machining.com (949) 631-6376
Turbo 4.9 Ford Maverick
Video not mine borrowing it from this site
http://www.streetfire.net/video/turbo-49-ford-maverick_727606.htm this baby got turbo in a straight 6 cylinders and does
about 120mph in 10 seconds!!!!!!
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.
1964 Chevy Impala 292 six 3 speed overdrive
I've had this car for almost 20 years. I found it slowly rotting away on a
I've brought it back mechanically, but it needs paint yet.
Engine: 292 six cylinder, stock.
Trans: 3 speed overdrive (Borg Warner)
Rear axle: 3.36:1
Options added to car:
Door edge guards
14x6 station wagon rims
6-way power seat
Soft Ray tinted glass
This is the 3rd engine I've had in this car. When I bought it, all I had
to put in was
a 230. When a 250 became available, I put that in. This summer I pulled
from my station wagon project that I sold and put it in. The 292 was
bought from a
salvage yard in 1987, and spent the last 20 years in a station wagon. I
have put over 100k
on it, it has never used any oil, and starts in any weather. Never done
than a carb kit, or change oil.
The 3 speed overdrive usually requires a complicated wiring harness
utilizing a kickdown
switch, governor and engage switches. That is stupid. I just run it
myself utilizing a relay
controlled by an old Mopar cruise control switch. When the overdrive is
not engaged, you can
shift up and down easily with out using the clutch. The trans allows the
driveshaft to freewheel
faster than the engine, thus there
is no deceleration drag with the engine. When engaged, then
the engine will slow the car down during decelerations. You can't run the
overdrive in reverse, the
trans will lock up. I can run it in all 3 forward gears, however, the
torque of the engine will
hurt the planetary gears in 1st, and generally 2nd gear with overdrive is
too close to
3rd to bother with. I run it as a standard 3 speed, shifting all three
gears (no clutch needed), then
turning on the overdrive solenoid, letting off the throttle, then the
overdrive will engage.
When Chevy installed the overdrive from the factory, they would include a
Whats the point of that? Add an overdrive, then take it away with a crappy
Car gets 24 mpg at 55.
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!
Tribute to 67-72 Chevy/GMC Trucks
This video is a picture slide show tribute to 1967 - 1972 Chevrolet and GMC
Pickups, Blazers, and Suburbans.
If you interested in or own one of these beautiful trucks, check out the
forums at 67-72chevytrucks.com, the best
source of information and pics for Chevy/GMC trucks anywhere on the web!
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!