http://www.v8tvshow.com - This 1966 GTO has seen better days, and this intro video explains the project details from start to finish, including the crazy timeline. It kinda goes like this: Install GM 6.2 liter L92 V8 and 6-speed 6L80E tranmission, install Air Ride Technologies Street Challenge air suspension system, upgrade the wheels, tires, and brakes. Drive on Hot Rod Power Tour. Disassemble entire car, replace quarter panels, repair holes in trunk floor, window ledges, fenders, and doors, paint, reassemble, and take to SEMA 2008. Whew!
1966 GTO: Starting The L92 V8 For The First Time! V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - In this installment, the 1966 GTO's L92 V8
finally comes to life! Once we had our Magnaflow Exhaust system connected to the polished ceramic
Hooker LS1 A-Body swap headers, we topped off the fluids with Royal Purple
Synthetic Engine Oil, MAX ATF Transmission fluid, and Purple Ice radiator
additive. We didn't want to risk anything, and the protection of Royal
Purple against heat, friction, wear, and moisture gave us peace of mind.
Plus the reduced friction frees up power. We run Royal Purple in every
car we build and drive. But the real challenge was finding the little
electrical gremlin that kept the MAST -powered ignition system from firing.
It was our fault, and when we fixed it, it came to life in the push of a
start button. The GTO runs and sounds fantastic!
1966 GTO - Painting The 2-Tone V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The GTO came to us in primer, but we didn't want
it to hit the streets on the Hot Rod Power Tour in boring light gray. So
the decision was made to shoot the car with a fun 2-tone paint scheme of
charcoal and Scarlet red in PPG basecoat to give the car an aggressive,
satin look. Other materials used include lots of 3M tape and mask paper.
Someday the car will receive some new bodywork and a more complete paint
job, but this is the deal for now.
1966 GTO: First Drive! V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The 1966 GTO was finally ready to hit the road.
We bled the Wilwood brakes, had all the fluids topped off, the ride height
set, and it was time to take to the streets. Our goal was to build a car
that handled flat in the corners, made lots of power, and was comfortable
to drive, and the '66 GTO scored in all departments. Check it out!
1971 Olds "S71" Trunk Floor & Wheelhouses V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - This video covers the installation of a new
3-piece trunk floor and inner and outer wheelhouses from YearOne. We
also installed a rear tail panel obtained from Desert Valley Auto Parts,
which was removed from a rust-free donor car in Arizona. The install is
pretty straight forward, and Randy Stange takes us through the steps and
the tools needed to do the job and have an undetectable repair when
finished. He used traditional MIG welding and the HTP Quickspot II spot
welder for a clean installation.
1966 Pontiac GTO Dyno Run
1966 Pontiac GTO, 462 Built Pure Pontiac Motor, Video Taken At The 2008 Car
Craft Summer Nationals.
1971 Olds "S71" Quarter Panel Repair V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The quarter panels were next on the list of
repairs on the "S71" Olds project. We were contemplating this area for a
while, as the original steel had some rust in the wheel well lip and along
the bottom edge, but it was otherwise in great shape. We elected to do a
minimally-invasive repair and use part of a replacement quarter panel skin
from YearOne to do the job.
1971 Olds "S71" Plug / Spotwelding Tips V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We've talked about the welding techniques used
from the factory in another video, and now here's a demonstration of how to
make clean plug welds with a MIG welder or how to make factory -appearing
resistance spot welds using the HTP Quickspot II spotwelder.
1966 GTO Blog #3 - Test Fitting L92 V8, 6 Speed
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Tonight, we bolted the Street & Performance
engine plates and oil pan to the L92 V8 and 6L80E six-speed automatic
combination. We were pleasantly suprised to see that it almost fits the
car without modification, but we will need to do some more test fitting to
NRE's 2000 HP GTO for Travis LaBoy. TT, AWD, and Mid Engine! Part 2 in HD from Nelson Supercars.
This is the second part in the building of this monster machine. More
details at http://nelsonsupercars.com and http://nelsonracingengines.com.
In this episode, Tom Nelson introduces us to the new world of Laser
scanning and CAD modeling for automotive use. Once again NRE, leads the
way in the Hot Rod market. As this fabulous machine evolves, NRE will keep
you informed. The first episode of this GTO is also on You Tube for you to
view. Click this link to view part 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2b1NvguqC0 . Go to
Turbo "S71" Olds Engine Build Video BTR Performance Part 3 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/EngineDVD - This is the third in a multi-part
series covering the custom 422 cubic-inch stroker engine build performed by
master engine builder Bill Trovato at BTR Performance for our turbocharged 1971 Olds project called the "S71".
In this installment, Trovato discusses rear main seals and installing JE
pistons onto Lunati H-Beam connecting rods using spiral locks. Although
this video series features and Olds engine, the valuable, race-proven
techniques shown by Trovato apply to any performance engine build.
1966 GTO: Air Ride Rear Suspension V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Installing the rear Air Ride Technologies Street
Challenge rear suspension system and Currie 9+ rear axle housing on the
1966 GTO Part 9: Air Ride Suspension Install 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - This GTO is going to be driven hard, so the
suspension system needs to be up for the task of not only handling well,
but it also needs to have a smooth ride. To accomplish this double-duty
trick, we chose to install an Air Ride Technologies Street Challenge
System. We saw this system in action on a '66 Chevelle on an autocross
track and couldn't believe the performance... flat cornering, predictible
handling, and a smooth ride all in one. The Street Challenge System
containes everything you need to transform your car's ride and handling,
complete with upper and lower Strong Arm control arms front and rear, tall
spindles, Shock Wave air spring / double adjustable shock combination
units, Muscle Bar sway bars, Posi Link endlinks, AirPod self-contained
compressor / controller / air tank, Level Pro ride height sensors and
control unit, keyfob remotes, air lines, and more. This time, we're
installing the front suspension components.