Rocket Racing Wheels introduction of the first-ever, dual-direction, flow-form, semi-forged wheel production method offers near infinite flexibility. The cast center can be moved within a wide range of offsets inside the spun-forged outer rim, providing options that until now were available only from expensive multi-piece wheels. This breakthrough technology delivers weight and metal strength characteristics similar to traditional high-dollar forged wheels.

Rocket's designers, engineers and automotive aftermarket veterans conducted extensive research in a collaborative effort to develop the most popular Pro Touring and Performance wheel designs.

The Rocket Attack wheels will feature generous caliper clearances for performance brake systems, multiple offsets, premium low-maintenance finishes and ready-to-ship inventory. In addition, custom options and two center cap selections will be available.

"We are excited to bring this new technology to the market, delivering modern production for Pro Touring and Performance wheels for a lot less money. Our Track & Touring Series will be a true game-changer", said David Coker, President & CEO of Rocket Racing Wheels.

The wheels will be shown on the V8 Speed & Resto Shop built 1968 Camaro called RELOADED at the 2017 SEMA show in Las Vegas. 

Rocket Attack Wheels V8TV Reloaded Camaro SEMA 2017


www.rocketracingwheels.com/track-and-touring-series-wheels/c307 

 

 
Custom Firewall Fabrication
 
 
We perform all kinds of custom metalwork at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop.  Here, John Moss whips up a sculpted firewall section using the Mittler Brothers bead roller and the Pullmax P21 with custom dies for a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am.    Contact the shop today for help on your custom or restoration project! 
 
 
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!
 
 

 

 

 

This one comes from the V8 Archives.     Veteran drag racer Nick Scavo takes a moment to share how to pack your parachute in a safe manner so that it opens when you pull the cable!

Fire Extinguisher

 

Our friend Jeff Ford has TONS of great info on www.autorestomod.com, and this week, his tech tip is one we can all use... make sure you have plenty of working fire extinguishers in your shop, garage, and car!     Don't forget to subscribe to their YouTube channel, they've got lots to share about performance, restoration, and other cool car-enthusiast stuff.