Road Race Ready Pro-Touring 1966 Corvette Video Feature V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Brent Jarvis is one of those people who really likes playing with cars. By day, he owns and operates Performance Restoration in Mundelein, IL., a shop that does everything from bodywork on everyday cars to frame-off restoration to construction of custom resto-mod pro-touring g-machines. But in his spare time, he builds killer creations like this modernized '66 Corvette.
Splitter's 541 Inch Pontiac Engine V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We turned to the Pontiac pros at Butler Performance for insight on building Splitter's street / strip / road course engine. This one has to do it all, so the parts need to be carefully chosen to get the job done. David Butler takes us through the parts and explaines his choices.
1965 Chevelle Engine Upgrades V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Our '65 Chevelle drove in on a low-performance 350 cubic inch Chevy replacement engine that was reported to have less than 10,000 miles on it. Initially, we contemplated doing a late-model EFI swap on this car, but then we thought we'd take a look at what we had and see what kind of shape it was in. Turns out that the 350 is a parts-store type replacement engine with 4-bolt mains and a very clean bottom end. The cast iron heads and cam were not very exciting, so we used the Dynomation engine simulation software to whip up a new recipe. In this installment, we clean up the engine, repaint the short block, and install a new Comp Cams Xtreme Energy cam, lifters, timing set, new Holley performance aluminum cylinder heads, a Weiand Action Plus intake manifold, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor, some Flowtech headers, and a Holley 670 Street Avenger camshaft. Some of the parts we already had like the MSD unit, the intake, and the carb, but the cam and heads are new. Here's how it went.
MIG Welding Tips: Exhaust Tubing V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Here's a quick tip on welding Exhaust tubing with your MIG welder... do it HOT and FAST! This technique shows how to burn deep-penetrating, low-profile welds that look great on their own or can be easily dressed for polishing or coating. The secret is to use high amperage (or heat) and a series of quick tack welds, and give the work time to cool between each tack! Resist the urge to seam-weld the whole tube... you'll have to run your welder too "cold" to prevent burn through, resulting in welds that are stacked high on the tubing, not only looking poorly, but also not penetrating as deep as you'd like.