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!
Muscle Car Of The Week Episode #90: 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi Video
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - The Dodge Charger is one of the most iconic Muscle Car designs of all time, with its squared-off monolithic shape and imposing presence. Our subject is equipped with the R/T package, and is powered by the factory installed 425 HP 426 Hemi V8 and 3-speed automatic transmission, a combination only found in a few hundred of the 20,000 plus 1969 Charger R/Ts built. From the hidden headlights up front to the NASCAR inspired quick-fill fuel door high on the quarter panel, this car means business. It is part of the Brothers Collection, and has seen just over 50,000 hammer-down, tire smoking miles.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #146: 1969 Pontiac Firebird Ram Air IV 4-Speed
http://www.musclecaroftheweek.com - This week, we spotlight a car from The Brothers Collection we found at the Muscle Car And Corvette Nationals. It’s a freshly-restored 1969 Pontiac Firebird featuring the original 400 cubic-inch Ram Air IV V8 and Muncie 4-speed transmission. It’s a very good-looking but basic car, which is one of the reasons why we really dig it!
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #10: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T HEMI
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Muscle-Car-Of-The-Week/155673761263376 This week, we're featuring a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T 426 HEMI as our pick for Muscle Car Of The Week from the Brothers Collection. There were only 157 of these cars built, and this Plum Crazy Purple version has all the right parts to make it one of the most prized Mopars in the collection. Starting with a 425 HP 426 HEMI V8, Pistol Grip 4-speed, dual 4 barrel carbs and more, it's a run and gun racer for the street!