Our customer wanted to drive this clean 1971 Chevrolet C-10 pickup as a daily driver, while improving performance, economy, and reliability.
In this 3 part video series, we swap in a fresh LS3 485 HP GM Connect & Cruise engine and 4L60E automatic overdrive transmission into this sweet 1971 Chevrolet C10 pickup truck. The benefits include reliable performance, 485 horsepower, better fuel economy, and more.
The engine came from Weir Chevrolet, our supplier for GM crate engines and such, and we tuned it with an HP Tuners suite. We used a Hooker engine mount set to bolt the LS3 into the truck. A Holley accessory drive was added to mount the alternator, power steering pump, and A/C compressor.
The whole rig is kept cool with an Entropy radiator and Spal cooling fans. The crew was able to connect to the existing A/C system in the truck and make it functional.
The fuel system starts with a reproduction fuel tank from Tanks, Inc., which comes redesigned to house a high-pressure EFI fuel pump, and an internal pump matched to the requirements of the LS3.
The truck’s vitals are monitored by a set of Dakota Digital VHX gauges, and a Dakota cruise control module is also used for easy highway cruising. A new rear gearset with 3.08 gears works better with the 4L60 overdrive transmission for snappy acceleration and economical highway cruising.
The truck project was a success, as the owner logged over 4000 miles in the first months of driving with little drama.
Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop for your next project!
Chattanooga, Tenn. (September 7, 2017) – Rev’n, Luken Communications’ automotive broadcast offering, has further expanded its over-the-top availability by launching its channel on the Roku® streaming platform.
The new channel, available for free in the Roku channel store by searching keyword “Rev’n,” features the ability to stream the network live, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in high definition. In addition to being able to view the network broadcast live, video on demand assets offer viewers the ability to watch Rev’n original series and specials any time they want, with complete season archives and the latest episodes available concurrently.
With this new Roku channel, Rev’n broadens its existing footprint in the over-the-top universe. In addition to its over-the-air broadcast availability and cable carriage in select markets, Rev’n is also currently presented via FilmOn and the Rev’n online stream at www.revntv.com, available for streaming on desktop and mobile.
Matt Winn, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Luken Communications said, “Our viewers really enjoy Rev’n programming and having a Roku channel not only allows us to reach more viewers, it gives us a way to provide Roku users even more programming choices. Content available on-demand on our over-the-top platforms give viewers the option to view what they want on their own schedule. This flexibility not only increases the viewer’s experience, it also increases value for our advertisers and program providers. We look forward to increased viewer engagement as we grow the Roku channel and expand into other offerings as well.”
The network, geared towards the performance enthusiast, initially launched as a broadcast diginet on December 1, 2014. Rev’n is dedicated to all things revving including cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, events, auctions and more. With proven automotive content such as Stacey David’s GearZ®, Two Guys Garage, Truck U, V8TV, Sam’s Garage, My Classic Car and World of Collector Cars, as well as original special productions offering viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the industry, Rev'n is a hit with gearheads and advertisers alike.
To find Rev’n on Roku, just add the Rev’n channel from the Roku Channel store. For local broadcast and cable availability, visit www.revntv.com.
About Luken Communications, LLC:
Luken Communications offers diverse, family-friendly programming with its collection of networks delivered via a blend of over-the-air, cable and satellite television. The current network offerings include Retro TV, The Heartland Network, Rev’n, The Action Channel, The Family Channel and Frost Great Outdoors (FGO). Luken Communications’ flagship Retro TV was one of the first digital broadcast networks launched in 2005.
This episode of V8 Radio is jammed with stories as Mike Clarke and Kevin Oeste cover the 2017 Goodguys PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, and the level of cars competing in the Street Machine Of The Year competition. They also discuss the merits of "survivor" cars versus restored, and Kevin's longtime appreciation of CARtoons Magazine. Of course, there are several tangents stemming from the trivia question of the day along with other nonsense.
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V8TV Brings Cameras, V8 Speed and Resto Shop Brings Cars to 2017 Street Machine Nationals in Duquoin, IL
The V8TV crew is geared up for the 2017 Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL, as they will be on-hand all weekend shooting new V8TV Television show episodes and showing cars worked on in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop in Red Bud, IL.
“The Street Machine Nationals is a great event that is just jammed with awesome cars and great people, and that always makes for outstanding event coverage on V8TV” said Kevin Oeste, Host of V8TV. The new episodes will be shown nationally on V8TV airing Mondays on TUFF-TV, Rev’n, and The Action Channel, as well as online.
DuQuoin is also close to V8TV’s home at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, so the crew will be displaying some very cool cars from the shop at the event.
Cars on hand will include a recently completed 1969 Chevrolet Camaro resto-mod featuring a fuel injected 350 with a 4-speed and modern updates based on classic Z-28 styling. Ford fans will dig the 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 street machine packing a dual-quad stroker 428 and a 4-speed, a car painted and tuned at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop. And since this is the 40th anniversary of Smokey & The Bandit, a sweet black 1978 Pontiac Trans Am Bandit SE will be shown featuring modern fuel injection, overdrive, and a roller-cammed Pontiac 400 under the hood.
“Everyone loves Bandit Trans Ams, and we just completed some cool upgrades on this one without detracting from the DNA of the car” Oeste adds.
Between showing the cars, shooting TV, and promoting their Drive In Cruise event coming up in August, the V8TV Crew will be busy the weekend of the Street Machine Nationals. “We always run into lots of shop customers and V8TV fans at the event, it’s like a big reunion” says Oeste. “It’s one of our favorite events to attend.”
Look for the cars and V8 Crew on-site, and keep an eye on http://www.v8tvshow.com or the V8TV Facebook page for updates on when the TV episodes will be airing. More information about the cars can be found at http://www.v8speedshop.com.
Get your tickets today to the 2017 Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL at http://www.streetmachinenationals.net
This time, Mike and Kevin swap stories about two of the hottest summer automotive events, the Hot Rod Power Tour and the Street Machine Nationals in DuQuoin, IL! Mike and his buddy Robert cruised on several legs of the Power Tour, and Kevin and the V8TV crew were on hand at the Street Machine Nationals showing cars from the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and shooting V8TV Television coverage. This episode kicks off with another tricky set of trivia questions, and doesn't let off the gas 'till the end!
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