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*******www.musclecaroftheweek**** ********www.facebook****/pages/Muscle-Car-Of-The-Week/155673761263376 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 styling elements. You can guess next week's Muscle Car Of The Week on our Facebook page!
  • 28 Jun 2013
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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.
  • 20 Jun 2013
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In this 2-part video series, we're applying the final paint, stripes, and clear coat on the S71 Olds project. The car had been painted with all the panels disassembled and the jamb areas clear coated, but we like to re-assemble the car and give it several coats of color to be sure that the color and metallic pattern match from panel to panel. We're also using FBS stripe tapes to lay out the DuPont Hot Hues Snowstorm white stripes under the Warp Speed Blue. The final steps are to wetsand and buff the clear to bring out the mirror smooth finish and deep shine!
  • 19 Jun 2013
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In this 2-part video series, we're applying the final paint, stripes, and clear coat on the S71 Olds project. The car had been painted with all the panels disassembled and the jamb areas clear coated, but we like to re-assemble the car and give it several coats of color to be sure that the color and metallic pattern match from panel to panel. We're also using FBS stripe tapes to lay out the DuPont Hot Hues Snowstorm white stripes under the Warp Speed Blue. The final steps are to wetsand and buff the clear to bring out the mirror smooth finish and deep shine!
  • 19 Jun 2013
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*******www.MuscleCarOfTheWeek**** - The first episode of Muscle Car Of The Week features a the very first 1969 Camaro with option package ZL-1, complete with the original all-aluminum 427 V8 and an amazing history. This is the first of 69 ZL-1 Camaros ever built, and was delivered to Fred Gibb Chevrolet on New Year's Eve in 1968. Gibb and his crew transformed the car into a drag race record setter, and drove the car in races all over the country. In this video, Charley Lillard takes us through the car and tells us the stories about the original car and its restoration. Today there are less than 40 original ZL-1 Camaros still in existence. You can guess next week's muscle car over the week on our Facebook page.
  • 14 Jun 2013
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We recently came across this wild 1959 Cadillac Kustom at a local small-town car show and had to find out what was up. The owner and his wife built this monster, complete with a supercharged big block Chevy, open headers, and a wildly modified Caddy body. Rods like this aren't for everyone, but they sure are fun to check out! And here is a link to the "Unmasking the Grinch" article on St.Louis Front Page: *******www.slfp****/Kids122112.htm
  • 6 Jun 2013
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We met Tina Reeves and her husband Butch at a local Midwest Car Show and were drawn to the sleek design on her chopped up '59 Buick. The whole body on this roadster was made from the Buick quarter panels alone, and a custom frame and suspension support the car now. It features a cool retro Tiki-themed interior under that sparkly orange paint, and Tina drives this Chevy powered monster to cruises and events all around. This is one of those cars that illustrates "outside the box" thinking and is a ton of fun!
  • 6 Jun 2013
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Holley Performance Products has been making LS Engine Oil Pans designed to make LS engine swaps easier into classic muscle cars. In this video, we take a look at the optional road-race oil pan baffle which allows your LS engine to perform better on the autocross or road race track. The baffle features various trap doors, which work to keep the engine oil around the oil pump pick-up tube, which prevents starvation and engine failure. It's a smart piece for all high-performance applications. Check it out at *******www.holley****.
  • 15 Apr 2013
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The seats in our 1962 Ford Galaxy were in need of some attention, so we took them to the guys at HyTech Auto Interior to be recovered. In this video, Matt Sebastian takes us through the steps to turn an old worn out seat into a brand new one using some covers from Dearborn Classics. For more information about Hytech Auto Interior, check out their website at www.HytechAutoTrim****.
  • 11 Apr 2013
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After logging some miles on our 1955 Thunderbird "CoyoTBird", we felt the car was running pretty well, but it suffered from a couple of things that we wanted to fix. First off, the car would backfire on deceleration, which we did not like but also signaled a problem. Secondly, the variable cam timing on the Ford 5.0 Coyote engine felt like it needed calibration. The car accelerated smoothly up to 4000 RPM, then the cam timing changed and it took off like a rocket. We wanted to see if that timing could be adjusted to bring on stronger acceleration at a lower RPM and not feel like such an on-off switch. We enlisted the help of the High Performance Racing program instructor Jason Gann at Ranken Technical College , as they have a chassis dyno and access to the latest SCT Performance tuning software to smooth out our 'Bird.
  • 13 Feb 2013
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The 1968 Camaro "Reloaded" is on the streets, and we're quite happy with the end result. The car drives and handles better than it ever did thanks to the Detroit Speed suspension and the FAST EZ-EFI fuel injected 490 inch big block Chevy engine. The TCI 4L80E overdrive transmission shifts firmly and is programmable thanks to the EZ-TCU controller. It sounds great thanks to the MagnaFlow exhaust, and the overall look is crisp and contemporary thanks to the BASF Silver Bullet and Gunsmoke stripes. Loads of Classic Industries restoration parts make the car look new, and the Vintage Air keeps the occupants nice and cool going down the road. The Comp Thumpr cam rumbles, and the MSD Igntiion lights it off with ease. Reloaded has won awards at every show it's been to, but it was built to be driven! Contact us at www.v8speedshop**** to find out how we can build one for you!
  • 11 Feb 2013
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Once we got the 1955 Ford Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" running, we blew the whole car apart to paint all the modifications we made and to install some new trunk sheetmetal. In this video, we take you through the process.
  • 5 Feb 2013
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Holley Performance Products has been developing a variety of parts to make a modern GM LS series engine swaps easier into classic and Muscle Cars. In this video, we take a look at the new Holley LS Accessory Drive Brackets and install them on the L92 V8 in our '66 GTO. These fit all the LS engines and are inexpensive as well as functional. Cool stuff.
  • 31 Jan 2013
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The 2012 MCACN Show had a section called "Aero Warriors" which was filled with the aerodynamic muscle cars that were in NASCAR in the late 60's and early 70's. One of the best cars of this display was John Antonelli's Dodge Daytona. This car was 1 out of about 27 of cars that had this factory Y2 "Sunflower Yellow" color and 1 of about 100 cars that came with a 4 speed that year.
  • 23 Jan 2013
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The S71 Olds made the cover of this month's Popular Hot Rodding Magazine ! There's also a full color feature inside. We are really honored to have one of our creations featured in this special issue, along side of some of the coolest cars from the SEMA show built by the best in the biz. One thing we'd like to point out is that the engine was built by Bill Trovato at BTR Performance (Not Kevin as the mag states, so give him a call if you want your own screaming Olds engine) and they transposed the name to SR71 from S71, but it's all good. We're very proud of the car and our crew, and can't thank our friends at Popular Hot Rodding enough for the coverage! Now go buy a copy for yourself... there are TONS of killer cars in this issue! Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop today to learn how we can build YOUR dream car!
  • 22 Jan 2013
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We tend to think of bolts as rigid items that we tighten to hold something in place, but did you know a properly torqued fastener is actually stretched like a spring? This short video demonstrates that principal and shows how you can learn more about proper fastener torque from the high performance hardware experts at ARP. *******www.v8tvshow**** *******www.arp-bolts****
  • 16 Jan 2013
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The Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals is a great place to see restored and surviving historic race cars, and the Red Light Bandit built and raced by Bill Bagshaw is a great example. This 1970 Dodge Challenger helped pioneer Pro Stock, and although it has been restored, the car retains most of the unique performance tricks that made it such an awesome performer. From the HEMI V8 under the hood to the innovative tube chassis inside, this car was a potent performer built by a fascinating engineer.
  • 8 Jan 2013
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Back in 1969, Hurst built 3 1969 Olds Cutlass convertibles to showcase their shifters, and they brought the lovely Linda Vaughn along to add to the over-the-top presentation. One burned, one is accounted for, but the 3rd went missing. These Oldsmobiles are far beyond the regular 442, as they featured a 455 cube big block Olds under the hood, backed by a Muncie 4-Speed shifted by - of course - a Hurst shifter. The white and gold paint scheme was wild, but it's impact was not even close to the giant a hurst shifter mounted on the trunk mounted platform modeled by Ms. Golden Shifter Linda Vaughn! Recently, this car was discovered as being one of the 3 authentic cars, and was treated to a spectacular restoration by Level 1 Restorations and unveiled to the public by Linda herself at the 2012 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals. The iconic Olds is ready once again to wow the crowds at dragstrips with Linda waving to the crowds from the platform and giant Hurst shifter!
  • 5 Jan 2013
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