Muscle Car Of The Week Video #2: 1969 Plymouth Road Runner A12 MCOTW
This week, we have a special car for Mopar fans from the Brothers Collection. This is the very first 1969 Plymouth Road Runner A12 446 Pack ever built! This was the pilot car used by Chrysler to promote the A 12 Roadrunner package, and it has been called the "Wayward Beeper". Its significant history is bolstered by an appearance in Super Stock Magazine, where it was tested and tuned by legendary speed-shifter Ronnie Sox. This car features the 390 hp 440 V8 with 3 2 barrel carburetors, and A833 four-speed transmission, 4.10:1 rear gears, and a stripped-down interior. This very car has gone 12.91 seconds in the quarter mile, leading Chrysler to call it the fastest A12 ever built!
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Muscle Car Of The Week Video #3: 1970 1/2 Pontiac Trans Am Ram Air IV
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
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The Correct Way To Pour Engine Oil From A Bottle Video V8TV
It seems that nearly every photograph, commercial, and TV show shows people
pouring engine oil with the bottle turned the wrong way. It may seem
trivial, but when used properly, the smart design of an oil bottle will
prevent glugging and spilling.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #40: 1965 Shelby G.T. 350 R Racing School Car
You could say that this 1965 Shelby G.T. 350 R has lived several different
lives. It started off as a Wimbledon White '65 Mustang Fastback, then went off to
Shelby American to be turned into a '65 Shelby G.T. 350. However, it did
not go to a dealer for street sale, as it was selected to be used by Ford
as a promotional vehicle. That tour of duty ended in August of '65, when
the car went back to Shelby American for its next chapter for use as one of
the 3 Shelby G.T. 350 Driving School cars. While there, the car slowly
received modifications that basically transformed it into an R model
Competition car. In fact, it was actually re-identified by Shelby as the
37th G.T. 350R Competition car while at Shelby American. The car was also
used as the prototype for the G.T. 500 427 big block cars for 1967. The
driveline was returned to a 289, and it was eventually sold as a G.T. 350 R
and raced in SCCA events in California. The engine was blown, the car was
stored, and the discovered in the late 1980s and restored to the form you
see here today. It remains one of the most interesting stories of all the
cars in the Brothers Collection, and one of our favorites here at Muscle
Car Of The Week!
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #4: 1965 Chevrolet Malibu SS 396 Z16
This week, The Brothers Collection brings us a pristine 1965 Chevrolet
Malibu SS396 "Z16" in Rally Red with a White interior! The SS396 featured a
375 horsepower L37
396 cubic-inch V8, which was very similar to the Corvette's L78 396,
although it ran a hydraulic cam and different intake causing a lower horsepower rating.
However, the 4-speed Z16 package cars ran low 14's inthe quarter mile in
stock trim all day long. These cars were also unique in the sense that they
all featured nearly every optional upgrade in the standard package... they
all had tilt wheel, 4-speaker AM / FM stereo, deluxe rear seat belts, dash
mounted clock, 160 MPH speedometer, in-dash tach, and the Muncie 4-speed
with console. Outside, they wore special fender-mounted SS badges, had
unique rear trim, and rolled with mag-wheel inspired wheelcovers. Chevrolet
made 201 Z16 package '65 Malibu SS cars in 3 colors, and this Rally Red
version is one of an estimated 65 remaining today.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #32: 1970 Ford Mustang BOSS 429
http://www.facebook.com/musclecaroftheweek - Back in 1969, Ford was ready
to roll out a new engine to compete in NASCAR - the BOSS 429. This was a
semi-hemispherical headed V8 designed to compete with Dodge's 426 Hemi that
was leading the pack on the NASCAR super speedways. NASCAR rules say that
you need to sell at least 500 copies of a "street" version of any
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #25: 1967 Camaro "Cherokee" Concept Show Car
This week, we have an extra special feature from the Brothers Collection.
Back in 1967, Bill Mitchell and the GM styling division built a custom Camaro convertible called
the "Cherokee", featuring styling touches that previewed the forthcoming
1968 Corvette. In this video, we not only feature the freshly restored
original show car car, but speak with renowned customizer Charley Hutton
about the car and it's meticulous restoration. Shot at the 2013 Muscle Car
& Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, IL.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #24: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A Panther Pink
Dodge Muscle Cars came in a wide variety of crazy colors back in the day...
come to think of it, they do now, too! This 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A is a
great example of an awesome car in an over-the-top color. The Challenger
T/A was the Trans Am race car for the street. It featured a beefed-up 340
V8 with a stronger block, special cam, free-breathing heads, and the super
cool 6-Pack triple carb setup. The car had racy styling cues from bumper to
bumper, and although they claimed 290 HP, these were potent performers
embarrassing many cars with much more under the hood. However, the most
notable feature on this example from the Brothers Collection is the paint
code FM3, Panther Pink.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #19: 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda 440-6 Convertible
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There are many "one of one" cars in the Brothers Collection, cars that may
be the only on made with specific options, engine, or color. This episode
features one of the more significant 1/1 cars in the Collection.. a 1971
Plymouth 'Cuda 440 6-Pack Convertible! Plymouth only made 17 440 'Cuda
convertibles in '71, 12 were automatics, and this is the only one in color
code Y9 Tawny Gold. This car is also unique in that it is one of only 2 wit
ht the optional Shaker hood and Billboard stripes on the quarters. It is a
fully documented original car certified by Mopar expert Galen Govier, and
it is regarded as the highest-optioned 'Cuda convertible built. Truly a
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #21: 1970 Dodge Super Bee 440 6-Pack
This 1970 Dodge Super Bee is not the car you want to drive if you don't
like attention. This Top Banana Yellow example from the Brothers
Collection is not only visibly noticible thanks to the bright color and
white interior and stripes, but the 440 6-Pack under the hood causes a stir
on the street anywhere you go!
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #38: 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T 426 HEMI Mr. Norm's
They say the right dealer makes all the difference, and in this case, the
dealer is almost as significant as the car! It's cool enough to imagine
walking into your local Dodge dealer and ordering up a brand-new 1971 Dodge
Challenger R/T complete with a 425 HP 426 Hemi under the hood, but when the
car was bought at Mr. Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge in Chicago, the whole
experience is even cooler. Mr. Norm Krauss was all about selling high
performance, and his legendary Dodge dealer not only sold these bad
machines, but they also modified, tuned, and raced 'em themselves! This
particular car from the Brothers Collection is the stuff of legends...
triple black, 426 Hemi, pistol-grip 4-speed, Super Trak Pak 4.10:1 Dana 60
rear, and a bill of sale from Grand Spaulding. Too cool.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #15: Supercharged 1957 Ford Ranchero
One does not normally consider the 1957 Ford Ranchero to be a Muscle Car,
but when you hear the story of this factory built supercharged 312 V8
powered 1 of 2 produced version, the name seems fitting! This Flame Red
super truck is another example of the diversity of the Brothers Collection,
and it stems from a year when Ford gave it's all to beat Chevy in sales and
speed on the NASCAR track.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #45: 1970 Buick GSX 455 Stage 1 4-Speed
Here's one for the Buick fans... a 1970 Buick GSX 455 Stage 1 4-Speed in
Saturn Yellow! Buick made 678 of these luxo-rockets in 1970, and they were
certainly out of character for the Buick brand. Producing 360 horsepower and 510 ft. lbs.
of torque, these capable street brawlers were running with the fastest
Muscle Cars from any manufacturer. In fact, Motor Trend Magazine clocked a
Stage 1 car tripping the lights in 13.35 seconds @ 105.5 mph in '70, fast
enough to be called their quickest test of 1970. The Brothers Collection
never disappoints, and it certainly appeals to all Muscle Car brands.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #23: 1979 Pontiac Trans Am 10th Anniversary 111 Miles
1979 marked the 10th anniversary of the Pontiac Trans Am. In this episode,
we spotlight a 1979 10th Anniversary Trans Am from the Brothers Collection
that shows a mere 111 miles on the odometer! This one features the Pontiac
400 V8 and four-speed transmission, and is the very same car owned by
Pontiac advertising executive Jim Wangers and featured in the movie "Joe
Dirt". Although some consider this car to be overdone with its five color
hood bird, two-tone paint, & silver interior, we really like the styling of
this 1 of 1817 made Anniversary edition.
Muscle Car Of The Week Video #43: 1961 Ford Starliner Video
The world was a different place back in 1961, and the space-age styling of
the 1961 Ford Starliner tells the tale. This car technically pre-dates the
Muscle Car era, but the available 401 HP 390 made it a screamer on the
street and stock car tracks. This week's car has been up-fitted with a 427
cube V8 topped with 3 2-barrel carbs, a setup you could get in 1963, but it
looks right at home in the bay of this Starliner. There are many neat
styling features on this car, including the thin-pillared sloping rear
glass with zinc plated and polished stars, the subtitle tail fins, and the
twin "rocket Exhaust" tail lights.
It's one car from the Brothers Collection that is out of this world!