Detroit Speed & Engineering took on the task of completely redesigning the Chevy II front suspension system and now offers an improved subframe, control arms, spindles, a custom rack & pinion steering system, sway bar, and more.
This 1968 Camaro is being built to drive, both on city streets and the in occasional track-day event. To accomplish this, we decided to install a Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension system on the Currie 9+ rear axle assembly. The QUADRALink is a highly adjustable 4-link system utilizing a panhard bar and adjustable coil-over shocks. This design eliminates the stock suspension's leaf spring wrap-up issues, and allows for more precise ride height adjustment and the quick spring rate changes coil-overs offer. The Currie 9+ axle assembly features a new fabricated housing, 3.50:1 gears, a Detroit Truetrac differential, 31 spline axles, and all new bearings and seals for a rock-solid foundation. All these parts will add up to a comfortable street machine that won't be unstable on the track. Part 1 of 2.
This 1968 Camaro is being built to drive, both on city streets and the in occasional track-day event. To accomplish this, we decided to install a Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension system on the Currie 9+ rear axle assembly. The QUADRALink is a highly adjustable 4-link system utilizing a panhard bar and adjustable coil-over shocks. This design eliminates the stock suspension's leaf spring wrap-up issues, and allows for more precise ride height adjustment and the quick spring rate changes coil-overs offer. The Currie 9+ axle assembly features a new fabricated housing, 3.50:1 gears, a Detroit Truetrac differential, 31 spline axles, and all new bearings and seals for a rock-solid foundation. All these parts will add up to a comfortable street machine that won't be unstable on the track. Part 2 of 2.
Building a well handling car is all about the chassis. We've already put a Detroit Speed Coil Over conversion on our Camaro's front subframe and installed one of their Quadralink systems on the rear end. Now its time to connect the subframe and rear frame rails with a set of Detroit Speed Subframe Connectors that fit tightly to the Camaros underside.
This is the first video in the series covering the build of the 1969 Mustang BOSS 302.0. This Pro-Touring style Mustang delivers late-model power and performance, while keeping the classic 1969 Mustang's appearance. To achieve this, the V8TV crew called upon Steinhauser Design to create the rendering to highlight the specific pieces and overall design. Components include a carbon fiber dash, hood, bumpers, rear deck, and quarter extensions from Anvil Auto. A complete Detroit Speed & Engineering Aluma-Frame front suspension system and rear QUADRALink , Forgeline wheels, and Toyo tires will make the car stick to the road. The BOSS 302.0 is powered by a new Ford Coyote 5.0 V-8 engine and a five speed manual transmission, and a Currie 9-inch rear end. Restoration pieces from CJ Pony Parts will make the car look fresh and crisp. In this chapter, the V8 Speed & Resto crew extracts the car from a barn and begins the transformation.
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!
In this second of three parts covering the Run To Music City event, participants run the autocross, speed-stop challenge, and road course. The goal is partially to set good track times, but more so to have fun with their cars. Includes interviews with Paul Clark from Hydratech, Bret Voelkel from Ridetech about the 48 Hour Camaro, and Albert Melchior from Carbon Kustoms.
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Now that the Camaro was covered in BASF Epoxy Primer, It was time to make the car a roller and put the body panels back on. We start by installing the sub frame and making sure it is square. Once the car can roll, we started putting on doors, fenders, hood, etc. With a little persuasion, the gaps were all lined up and the car is ready for body work.
*******www.v8tvshow**** - Project American Heroes 3 is a fantastic 1970 Chevelle built by Route 66 Motorsports to be auctioned off to raise funds for the Armed Forces Foundation. Our buddy Shafi Keisler caught up with Bill Jelinek at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals show in Rosemont, IL, for the tour of this trick Chevelle. It features a new GM LSA supercharged engine, TCI 4L80E transmission, Detroit Speed suspension, and about a million other cool parts. Best of all, the proceeds go to help support wounded American soldiers. You can learn more about the car and foundation at the Project American Heroes 3 website.
We reassembled our restored front suspension with some new tricks to make our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" drive and handle better. First we replaced all the stock worn-out control arm bushings with some new Global West Del-A-Lum bushings for minimal deflection and smooth articulation. Then we replaced all the loose steering components with new parts from Classic Industries, including a new steering box, tie rod ends, center link, ball joints, idler arm, and pittman arm. Once we could put the wheels back on, we rolled the subframe under the body, aligned it, and bolted it up. Out back, we added some Del-A-Lum bushings to the Detroit Speed & Engineering 3" drop leaf springs and put the rear axle assembly back in the car. Classic Industries had more hard-to-find nuts and clips for the front leaf spring mounts. Now we can hang all the sheetmetal back on the car and start the panel alignment!
Our 1965 Chevelle is designed to be a comfortable driver, so we're installing a load of things to make it a nice driver. In this video, we're installing a new floor shifter from OPGI into the original GM console we scored on eBay, followed by some slick Stewart Warner Performance Green Line gauges in a custom housing. Then it's a new Ididit tilt steering column, followed by a Detroit Speed power steering line set. Then a Detroit Speed delay wiper kit goes in, followed by a new OPGI Dash gauge surround and reproduction factory style tachometer. Then, we added some Hushmat sound and heat shielding to keep the noise down, and installed a Vintage Air A/C system to keep it cool in the car.