V8TV Drive-In Cruise, Thursday, August 27 at the Belleville Skyview Drive-In!
http://www.driveincruise.com - 314.783.8325 It's a car show at the Drive-in! Join us Thursday night, August 27, at the Belleville Skyview Drive-in starting at 6:00 PM for a car show and the original Smokey And The Bandit on the big screen! - Muscle Car & Classic Car Cruise-in - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of V8TV Television Show - Prizes giveaways including a Holley Carb, YearOne Gift ...
1971 Olds Cutlass Project "S71" Intro V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Our 1971 Olds Cutlass S - nicknamed the S71 - is about to start the transformation from junk to funk. From pile to Style. Here's part 1 of the saga where we take a look at the car, it's history, and try to formulate a plan for building a fast, fun car that stays true to the original.
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1971 Olds Cutlass S "S71" Disassembly 1 V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Our 1971 Olds Cutlass S project begins with the disassembly of the car. The Olds is pretty crusty, but we're tring some new techniques to restore the parts and keep it as original as possible. One example is reusing the hardware after it takes a tumble in an Eastwood Vibratory Tumbler. The tumbler is a great way to clean parts without any effort from you. It's coo...
1971 Olds "S71" Blog # 2 - Front Clip V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Tonight, we pulled all the bolts out of the front sheetmetal to remove the front clip in one piece
1971 Olds "S71" Blog #3 - Tearing it down-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The front sheetmetal has broken free, and so have most of the body bolts.
1971 Olds "S71" Blog # 4 - Off The Frame V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Tonight, we finally lifted the body off the frame. You only have to remove a couple bolts and disconnect the linkages and wiring and it's off. Kinda scary when you think about it. We like simple cars!
1971 Olds "S71" Blog #5 - Pulled The Motor V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We pulled the Olds engine off the chassis for a look up on an engine stand. These Olds 350s are interesting engines, and we're developing our turbo scheme to make big power with the original engine. The original owner claims the clutch was never changed in the car, and it still seems OK even after 136,000 miles!
1971 Olds Cutlass S "S71" Disassembly 2-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The initial tear-down continues on the S71 Olds.
1971 Olds "S71" Blog #6 - Underbody V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The bottom of our Olds project looked pretty scary when the car was assembled on the lift. However, after a foamy bath in Eastwood Under Gone undercoat remover and a shower from a pressure washer, we learn that the floors are in very good shape. The car needs a little wheelhouse repair and some trunk floor attention, but not as much as we thought.
1971 Olds "S71" Blog #7 - Engine Tear Down 1 V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We finally got around to disassembling the original 350 engine from the S71 Olds project. We found a pretty significant amount of sludge, but no major damage at this point. This engine had never been apart before, although it appeared one valve cover gasket had been replaced, as one side was clean and the other was pretty grungy. It's another example...
1971 Olds "S71" Blog #8 - Engine Tear Down 2-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Here's the 350 in all it's taken-apart glory. After a degreasing bath, this block and oil pan are headed out to BTR Performance where Bill Trovato will work some machining magic and reassemble the mild 350 into a turbocharged street terror. Actually, the turbo motors allow for relatively mild cams and compression ratios, so the engine will still be pret...
1971 Olds "S71" Fender Patch V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We're beginning the bodywork on our 1971 Olds project, and we're trying to save all the original steel if possible. This time, we're patching the lower fenders, as these cars - all GM "A" bodies in general - seem to have rusty holes in their fender bottoms. The design allowed them to hold leaves, pine needles, and dirt at the bottom of the fenders, and ...
1971 Olds "S71" Chassis Disassembly Blog V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Just a quick update from the shop... Kelle brings us up to speed on the chassis and the body moving from the Autotwirler to the body jig we built. Next up: Tearing the rear wheel wells out, the trunk floor, and the rear tail panel prepping for new steel!
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1971 Olds "S71" Chassis Clean-Up V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - After the chassis was media blasted, the guys took the welders, grinders, and sanders to the frame to clean-up what the factory left behind. They welded up unfinished factory seams, ground off excess welding slag and started measuring to add additional steel to "box" the original frame for strength. They also try out the new HTP micro belt sander to c...
1971 Olds "S71" Chassis Boxing & Paint V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The V8TV crew has been making improvements to the S71's chassis, namely adding reinforcing steel in areas where the original frame was "C" shaped to completely "box" the design. This will help the chassis resist flexing and improve overall handling and traction. One design modification was the need to re-engineer the transmission crossmember, as it no l...
1971 Olds "S71" Plug / Spotwelding Tips V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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.
1971 Olds "S71" Trunk Floor & Wheelhouses V8TV Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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 ...
1971 Olds "S71" Quarter Panel Repair V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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 t...
1971 Olds "S71" Dash Panel Repair V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The original dash panel was pretty rusty on our 1971 Olds "S71" project. These cars tended to hold water and moisture under the stainless windshield trim, and that would cause big rust holes to form under the trim, and then the driver's feet would get wet. The sheet metal to repair this area is not yet reproduced, so we contacted Desert Valley Auto Par...
1971 Olds "S71" - Epoxy Priming The Body - V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Bare steel bodies are cool to look at, but it's time to start the bodywork phase on the S71 Olds. This time, we sprayed the underside of the car with PPG DCX 1791 etch primer and then DP90 epoxy primer. Our painter Randy uses SATA spray guns and 3M safety masks and gloves with this stuff. DP90 is black and tough, so it will form the base on the bottom...
1971 Olds "S71" - Body Seam Sealer V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Media blasting removes all the old paint and rust, and also most of the original seam sealer. After we picked out the remaining old caulk, Randy masked the bottom of the S71 and brushed in a 3M body seam sealer to reseal the panels.
1971 Olds S71 Front Suspension V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We want the S71 Oldsmobile to have terrific handling on the street and on in road course and autocross events, so we chose to use the Negative Roll system from Global West for the suspension parts. The Negative Roll system utilizes taller spindles, tubular control arms, sway bars, and special springs to change the front suspension geometry and make a car ...
1971 Olds "S71" Rear Suspension V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The rear suspension on the Olds "S71" is designed to keep this car stuck to the road in the turns, and provide smooth articulation. The Global West Negative Roll rear suspension makes it happen.

 

The S71 Olds is finished, and man, is it a blast to drive! The BTR Performance Olds V8 boosted by a Bullseye Power turbo from Outlaw Turbo Motorsports makes TONS of power, and the car drives and handles awesome. One of the best parts is the sound of the 700+ horsepower boosted V8 through MagnaFlow exhaust. Contact us to build your dream car! 

 

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!

 

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!

 

Our 1971 Oldsmobile "S71" project is powered by a turbocharged Olds V8 that is capable of making some serious power. The stock 10-bolt rear axle assembly was never intended to handle this kind of load, so we chose to run a unit that can take the power - a Currie 9+ rear end. In this video, we explain the thought process behind our decision and the reasons why the 9+ is a suitable choice for this car.

 

Painting the body parts of our 1971 Olds "S71" project in DuPont Hot Hues Warp Speed Blue. It's the little things that make it nice.