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Fasteners need to be tightened properly to achieve the required clamping pre-load or your engine could have big problems down the road. In this video, we show you how to check the accuracy of your torque wrench, and explain the need for proper fastener lubrication to get an accurate "squeeze" on critical engine parts. ARP developed their Ultra-Torque assembly lubricant for this reason, as it allows fasteners to reach their target clamping force without the need for repeated torque cycles, it offers a high melting point to stay on the fastener, and it is non-metallic. Click read-more to watch the video!
The GM LS Engine is a super-popular swap candidate for many reasons, but they are not very attractive as-installed in their original cars. In this video, we show you some different LS style engines in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and some things our crew did to make these versatile engines look as good as the Muscle Cars in which they are installed! Some of the tricks include using adapters to install traditional small-block parts like retro-looking Edelbrock Elite II valve covers and air cleaner on the 6 Liter V8 in the red 1965 Impala. We also show a ZR1-style LS9 installed in the ZR9 Camaro, the L92 V8 in the '64 C-10 pickup, and some Eastwood ceramic engine paint to keep them looking great.
NEW! GUESS THE HIGH BID CONTEST - 1969 PONTIAC TRANS AM CONVERTIBLE!
IN 1969, the Pontiac Motor Division of GM built 8 Trans Am convertibles. Today, the whereabouts of 7 of those cars is confirmed, and it is a rare spectacle when one of these ultra-rare convertibles changes hands.
VIDEO: 6 of the 8 1969 Trans Am Convertibles at MCACN!
We’ve learned that one of the 8 ‘69 TA Convertibles is going up for auction at the Mecum Kissimmee, Florida event in January, 2016!
This is a beautiful car, and the ONLY one build with a white top and white interior, AND… it’s a 4-speed!
Holley Performance Products tall LS valve covers are the latest addition to our extensive line of GM LS engine components that will add a custom touch to your engine bay and help you to stand out from the crowd. These valve covers were designed to add an additional 0.54” of internal clearance over factory height valve covers. The valve covers retain Holley’s signature integrated angled coil mounts, and the hi-tech look and performance of coil-on-cover applications. The Holley tall LS valve covers fit LS1, LS2, LS3, LS6 and LS7 engines using coils with a standard LS3 bolt spacing of 72mm. These valve covers come ready for installation with an OE style baffle and ventilation system, lengthened factory style mounting hardware, plus a billet aluminum oil fill cap. Installers are encouraged to reuse or replace the original gaskets specific to their application.
The Holley tall LS valve covers are die-cast to ensure high quality and detail. They are offered in four finishes to best fit your individual style. See more at www.Holley.com.
This cool 1951 Chevrolet Pickup has been in the same family since new, and now it's time to revitalize Grandpa's old farm truck. The plan includes a Fat Man Mustang II style front suspension system, power from a GM Gen III 5.3 V8, and a fresh coat of black paint. Follow along as the V8 Speed & Resto Shop crew adds some modern touches to this family heirloom!
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Crew wishes to thank Hot Rod Magazine for including our shop in their 2015 Hot Rod Power Tour coverage! The 2015 Tour rolled past our shop on June 9, and we all had a great time seeing the cars and helping out a few fellow Hot Rodders in need. The video below tells the story of the day the Power Tour came to town!
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The 1969 Camaro "ZR9" was an invited guest at the 2015 Car Craft Magazine Summer Nationals in Milwaukee, WI. The car was on display in the Pro Builders Shootout area, and the crowds really ejnoyed seeing the car in person. This gallery attempts to capture some of the thousands of cars on hand in this inagural Milwaukee location. The Car Craft Summer Nationals is a great event, complete with the car show, as well as an autocross for participants.