http://www.v8tvshow.com - So you want the strength of boxed and reinforced suspension parts but don't have the reinforced wallet to make it happen with trick new parts? Or maybe your particular ride does not have an aftermarket beefed-up control arm available. Here's the solution: Box up your stock control arms! Here, we sourced a pair of original GM lower control arms from our '65 Chevelle project. That car got new stuff, so we grabbed the extras, which happen to fit our 1968 Buick Riviera project. Which, by the way, is one of those cars that has very little in the aftermarket as far as parts are concerned, so we were happy to find that we could make Chevelle parts fit. Follow along as we media blast, then weld up our control arms for extra-strength. And although we didn't show it, they'll get new bushings someday as well.
V8TV Tool Tech: HTP Tig Welding Tungsten Sharpener
http://www.v8tvhow.com - TIG welding is all about precision - and you need
to keep that tungsten point sharp when welding. Bench grinders work, but
unless you have one dedicated to your tungsten sharpening, you may be
contaminating your tungsten with debris from your grinding wheel. The
solution is this tungsten sharpener from HTP.
Clean LS7 Camaro Has All The Pro-Touring Tricks V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - This '69 Camaro convertible looks
unassuming enough, but don't let it fool you. Underneath that shiny blue
paint hides all the latest pro-touring tricks, from the Detroit Speed &
Engineering subframe to the GM LS7 V8 engine. Owner Matt Gober tells us
that G-Force Design Concepts built this car with the goal of blending a
stock appearance with killer street and track performance, and it looks
like they've succeeded. Shot at the 2007 Run Through The Hills event.
1965 Chevelle Paint Spray Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - All the sanding and preparation work is finally
complete, and we were ready to spray the DuPont BMW Estoril Blue on our
1965 Chevelle. After all the primer was wetsanded to a 600 grit finish,
body technician Nathan Newberry wiped the surface down with wax & grease
remover and sprayed the body with DuPont Hot Seal sealer to create a
barrier between the basecoat color and the primer. Next came the DuPont
Chroma Premiere basecoat. Nathan sprayed several coats to completely
cover the body shell, then we masked the outside surfaces and sprayed clear
on the door jambs and areas that could not be cleared once the car is
reassembled. Next up were the doors, fenders, hood, deck lid, hinges,
etc. All were checked with the 3M SunGun for accuracy. We're going to
assemble the car in basecoat and clear it assembled... stay tuned for that
Control Arm Jig Assembly
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1965 Chevelle Engine Upgrades V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 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.
Cutting Perfect Circles with your Plasma Cutter V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Cutting perfect circles in steel is easy with the
HTP Plasma Cutter Compass attachment. You can adjust the size of the
circle you want to cut and choose from 3 different base types to hold the
compass in place. The plasma torch guide end is on wheels allowing it to
glide over the work. Then, just set the torch in the guide, pull the
trigger, and you're cutting perfect circles in seconds. It's really that
easy. We proved it!
1965 Chevelle Quarter Panel Install Pt. 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - PART 1 - Quarter panels are one of the most rust
and dent-prone parts of musclecars, and our 1965 Chevelle had some of each.
Mostly dents. Thankfully, OPGI came out with new reproduction full
quarter panels for 1965 Chevelles. In this video, we show you how to
remove your old panel and install the new. Also applies to other GM A
Bodies like Skylarks, Cutlasses, GTOs and others.
PST's new Catapult® Billet Aluminum Trailing Arms
A new breed of trailing arms from the industry leader in musclecar
technology -- PST. Catapult® Billet Aluminum Lower Trailing Arms with
Alu-Max® Pivot Joints are the finest trailing arms available for your GM
For pricing and ordering info, click here:
Stock lower trailing arms are flimsy and weak, leading to poor handling and
excessive wheel hop. Most of the aftermarket offers conventional fabricated
steel trailing arms with polyurethane bushings -- a design that is very
stiff, but does not allow for the axle to move freely throughout the range
of motion. This can cause a bind in the rear suspension, leading to snap
oversteer and unpredictable handling. PST's Catapult® Billet Aluminum
Trailing Arms solve this problem with an innovative solution that delivers
smooth, consistent, predictable handling for your GM musclecar.
Starting with a solid block of 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum, we machine
a sleek superstructure that yields an incredible strength-to-weight ratio.
Each end is fitted with an Alu-Max® Pivot Joint -- a low-friction
spherical joint that allows for 30 degrees of articulation. The Alu-Max®
Pivot Joint is comprised of two Delrin® races and a lightweight hard
anodized, 7075-T6 aerospace grade aluminum spherical ball. The sway bar
mounting holes allow for the installation of any stock or aftermarket sway
bar that mounts in the factory location. A military spec black anodizing is
applied to the entire superstructure and the arm is finished off with a
white PST and Catapult® logo.
Get the ultimate trailing arm for the street, strip, or track -- order
today! Be sure to pick up a set of matching Catapult® Adjustable Upper
Trailing Arms and Frame Reinforcement Braces to complete the package. Our
upper trailing arms feature a bulletproof steel construction and a
low-friction Alu-Max® Pivot Joint, and can even be adjusted on the vehicle
to change the pinion angle - crucial to lowering your 60 foot times,
increasing traction, and reducing wheel hop! The Frame Reinforcement Braces
triangulate the upper and lower trailing arm mounts for added strength and
driving performance. These braces are pre-bent to contour to the floor of
the vehicle, allowing for installation without modification.
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1965 Chevelle: Door Skin 2 - Installation V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - In this video, we install a new set of doorskins
on our 1965 Chevelle. These new, rust-free, arrow-straight skins came
from OPGI, and when installed properly, are a quick and relatively easy way
to renew an old set of doors. We prepped our inner structure by treating
it to a complete sandblasting and a bath in PPG DP90 epoxy primer. We
then did a little work to the skin to get it ready, then we used a 3M
Automix doorskin adhesive to bond the skin to the inner structure. The
trickiest part is working the new doorskin over the inner structure, but we
used a cool tool from Dent Fix to power the flange over smoothly and
1000 HP FOX Mustang TRZ Suspension Upgrades V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Upgrading rear control arms and a sway bar on a
1993 Mustang from TRZ
This 1993 Mustang started
life as a 5.0 ragtop, a respectable street cruiser at the time, but the
owner wanted to take things up a notch or two. So now, its hiding a 1000 horsepower
supercharged monster under the hood.
The problem is that when you light this thing off and mash the throttle,
you get loads of tire smoke rather than the speed rush you wanted. The fix
is going to be increasing traction, and were starting with the rear
suspension and some new parts from TRZ Motorsports.
The right and wrong way to tack weld.
I demonstrate how heat effects steel as well as how to tack correctly to
combat these effects. http://redwingsteelworksplans.com and
TIG Welding 4130 Chrome-moly Tubing
Todd Bevis, chassis engineer, Cagnazzi Racing
(http://www.cagnazziracing.com), discusses TIG welding 4130 chrome-moly
tubing on an NHRA Pro Stock dragster. Read the whole how-to article here:
URO Parts Porsche 911 Front Control Arm Bushings
URO Parts has developed a high quality replacement bushing for Porsche 911
and 914 front control arms. These high quality bushings are made for easy
installation using common shop tools. This video explains the reason why a
replacement bushing has been so long coming and illustrates the
installation process step-by-step.