13s for $1300 - Project Bluebird - Episode 10
The road so far... and what's coming up next.
For those who haven't been following along, the whole idea was to build a
cheap drag car - something that could run 13-second quarter mile times for
under $1300. Well we've done that and there still more in the budget, so
now we're going for 12s.
1974 chevy nova build by weekenders!!!
This is my pops 1974 Chevy Nova(check other vids to hear her run!!). All
work was completed in house in my dads shop. This is our first full
restoration, first real body job, second paint job, everything was just
trial and error and we think it turned out pretty cool. Pops used to race
so the motor work is cake!! This is just a newly developed hobby. My 74
is next. Let us know what you think and don't forget to check the other
vids of the motor and the car running!!!
Drag Car Construction
Bottom veiw of a hand built drag car. Groutaone official race gear found
Car Warriors - S02E01 - Chevrolet Camaro 1971
Car Warriors is a competition unlike any other. Every week, two of the
country's most talented and colorful local garages will have one crazy
challenge: Build an ENTIRE CAR from a piece of junk -- in just 48 hours.
It's the ultimate car building competition.
132830 / 1983 Chevrolet Camaro
For more information on this vehicle visit http://tinyurl.com/7phbg5d
Looking for sheer performance, an unbeatable show piece or just a cool car
to own and enjoy? This Camaro is all three; and at just
$39,900, it's an absolute STEAL!
Bathed in a brilliant coat of GMs famous Hugger Orange paint, this
re-imagined 1983 Camaro
wears a combination of straight steel and smooth fiberglass body panels,
which display excellent fit, under a glossy, mirror-like finish that
appears to have never seen a drop of rain.
A one handed hoist of the lightweight fiberglass hood reveals a tweaked 502
cubic inch 502 horsepower GM Performance
Parts Ramjet crate engine which is smooth, clean and ready for take-off!
Inside the massive orange cowl an Extreme Velocity Pro Series carb hat
sends air from a satin black intake tube, which hangs two K&N filters in
front of the cars radiator, to a chrome Holley 4-barrel carburetor which is
equipped with both braided Aeroquip hoses and an inline fuel pressure
gauge. Below that carburetor, an Edelbrock Victor Jr. intake sends air and
fuel into aluminum GM Performance Parts oval port heads that are sandwiched
between a forged steel crank, forged steel connecting rods, forged aluminum
pistons and polished aluminum valve covers. At the back of the engine, a
programmable MSD ignition system sends fire through an MSD billet
distributor to red GM Performance Parts plug wires. At the sides of the
engine, ceramic coated Hooker long tube headers send spent gases into an
aggressive sounding three inch Exhaust
system. And at the front of the engine, a Be Cool aluminum radiator, which
is equipped with two quick spinning electric fans, sends water through
chrome flex hoses to a GM Performance Parts aluminum water pump and a
billet overflow tank.
Behind the big block, a TCI turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic
transmission utilizes a TCI manual valve body to execute quick, efficient
shifts while a built in trans brake and a 3,300 stall converter put a wheel
stand inducing bite into the cars launches. Out back there's a stalwart
Curry 9 inch rear end with a Moser housing that carries pavement pounding
4.33 gears and spins unbreakable Strange axles. There's a custom 16 gallon
fuel cell out back which sends fuel through an Aeromotive electronic fuel
pump, and the massive Hooker headers flow into a vicious sounding three
inch Exhaust system that's complete
with a three inch crossover, welded Flowmaster mufflers and side mounted
turn downs. At the corners of the car, proven 15 inch aluminum Weld Racing
wheels wear 26x7.50 front and 33x19.50 rear Mickey Thompson Sportsman tires
in front of manual disc brakes.
Inside this cool '83 Camaro you'll find an inviting
interior that's a nice combination of quarter mile safety features and open
road conveniences. During the restoration a body-matched roll cage, which
lines the hard points of the car with thick tubular bars, was installed
around black cloth racing buckets which are equipped with red RCI four
point racing harnesses. Between those buckets, the cars original black
console, which sits on like-new tan carpet that is protected by fresh "Z28"
branded floor mats, holds a correct arm rest, buttons for the cars power
windows and a Hurst Quarter Stick Pistol Grip shifter inside of nice
looking carbon fiber applique. At the top of that console, five toggle
switches which control the cars electronic fan, line lock, trans brake,
fuel auxiliary and electronic fuel pump sit below a crack-free factory dash
that's 100% showroom straight; and a complete set of custom Auto Meter
gauges which include speed, oil pressure, transmission temperature, water
temperature, volts and fuel level sit inside a custom instrument panel. In
front of the driver, a Grant GT tilt steering wheel sits under a giant
A-pillar mounted Auto Meter Sport Comp Monster tach and LED shift light
which align perfectly with Auto Meter fuel and brake pressure gauges that
are mounted inside the cowl hood.
From its professional grade drivetrain and suspension, to its killer 502
cubic inch V8, this Pro Street Camaro packs a BIG performance
punch inside an awesome Hugger Orange wrapper. Call, click or visit
http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
Dirt Cheap Rat Rod! 1968 Charger Buildup and Thrash - Roadkill Ep. 23
Freiburger and Finnegan think this is the best episode so far! It's the
longest, too. This show has it all: a Mad-Max-vibe 1968 Dodge Charger built
with motorhome parts, sideways Dukes-style action, lots of low-buck
wrenching, hilarious snafus, and cameo appearances by the Macho Grande from
episode 8, the '66 Buick Special convertible from a pre-Roadkill episode,
the ramp truck from episode 20, and the Fury from episode 22. Enjoy the
last Roadkill of 2013!
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DIYAutoTune.com / NHR 'MegaManiac' Drag Pak Challenger Build Video
The New Hemi Racing (NHR) 09 Drag Pak Challenger was wired, fired, tuned,
and tested here at http://DIYAutoTune.com
Car is a 2009 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak car (#24). 6.1 Hemi. Built 904
trans. Weighs 3130 lbs give or take a couple.
This video highlights the MegaSquirt EFI Installation, full
quick-disconnect engine harness build, the chassis wiring, switches, etc.
Next it shows a cool time-lapse of the vinyl wrap process. If you've never
seen a car being wrapped that's definitely cool to watch.
Finally we have a Dyno
pull and the maiden voyage down the track. It's a soft pass with an easy
launch and Chris gets out of it at about the 1000', but this was the first
day the car had moved under it's own power, just shaking it out. That's
the only pass this car has made as of today (until Thursday of this week)
and we didn't get a time slip due to someone tripping the lights prior to
the run, but the car ran clean and straight.
For anyone not familiar with the Dodge / Mopar Drag Pak Challenger, google
them and you'll learn a good bit about the history of these cars. They are
basically factory built race cars, pulled off the line early 'body in
white' leaving much of the car unfinished so that it can be finished at
another facility. Then the owner finishes the car out. This is car number
24 as shown on the plate right at the beginning of the video, they wil
likely make as many as 100 each year.
Last time Drag Pak cars were built was 1968.
This car will be running the NHRA Full Throttle and Lucas Oil series this
year in Stock Eliminator, look for it on ESPN2 if they show the Stock
Eliminator cars sometime, hopefully we'll get a little love there. We'll
be running along with the likes of Jon Irving, Don Garlits, Jeg Coughlin,
and John Force, as well as several other very successful racers/teams.
Should be fun ;).
We'll soon have an info page up at http://www.DIYAutoTune.com with more
pics/details of the car. (Check the 'The Cars' link from the home page.)
You can also follow the NHR blog on the build and racing season at
Thanks again to http://www.gatorwraps.com for the support getting this car