Chassis, Suspension, and Brake System Videos

1966 GTO Front Air Suspension V8TV-Video
1966 GTO Front Air Suspension V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Catching up on some of the install videos on the GTO... here's the Air Ride MuscleBar sway bars and PosiLinks articulating end links on the GTO's front suspension. The links are cool, they keep the bar rigid but also prevent binding. These are 2 key elements making an air-equipped ...
1966 GTO Part 9:  Air Ride Suspension Install 1 V8TV-Video
1966 GTO Part 9: Air Ride Suspension Install 1 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - This GTO is going to be driven hard, so the suspension system needs to be up for the task of not only handling well, but it also needs to have a smooth ride. To accomplish this double-duty trick, we chose to install an Air Ride Technologies Street Challenge System. We saw this syste...
1971 Olds
1971 Olds "S71" Rear Suspension V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - 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.
1971 Olds S71 Front Suspension V8TV-Video
1971 Olds S71 Front Suspension V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - 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 ...
1966 GTO Part 7:  Chassis Modifications V8TV-Video
1966 GTO Part 7: Chassis Modifications V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - Part of our 1966 GTO's plan includes a killer suspension system and a beefed-up chassis to support it, so we disassembled the stock stuff, popped the body off the frame, and went to town. First, the GTO's skeleton was media blasted clean of all rust, scale, and old paint. Next, we f...
1970 Pontiac Trans Am
1970 Pontiac Trans Am "Splitter" Part 2 - Suspension V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - The transformation of Project Splitter begins with a quick mini-tub job to gain clearance for the larger rear tires, followed by a major overhaul of the front suspension. Splitter now sits on Global West tubular upper and lower control arms, QA1 coil-over shocks and springs, Baer brake...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 9 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 9 - Deadline: SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - This time, we're installing the front suspension pieces on the '69 Chevelle. Discuss this project at http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum today!
Detroit Speed Shows New 3rd Gen Camaro and Firebird Suspension at SEMA 2015 Video V8TV
Detroit Speed Shows New 3rd Gen Camaro and Firebird Suspension at SEMA 2015 Video V8TV
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.detroitspeed.com http://www.v8tvshow.com - Detroit Speed is expanding their line of high-performance suspension components to include the popular 3rd generation Camaro and Firebirds from 1982 - 1992. Here, Kyle Tucker takes us through the new systems. 2015 SEMA V8TV coverage presented by ARP http://www.arpbolts.com
V8 Speed & Resto Shop Minute:  1969 Camaro Suspension Upgrades (not install)
V8 Speed & Resto Shop Minute: 1969 Camaro Suspension Upgrades (not install)
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314.783.8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. - This is a quick update from the shop, where Adam and Trevor are working on a 1969 Camaro by doing some suspension upgrades. if you'd like to see more, click the links below! http://www.v8tvshow.com/photos http://www.v8speedshop.com
700 HP 1969 Camaro 540 BBC Detroit Speed Suspension and Holley EFI At V8 Speed & Resto
700 HP 1969 Camaro 540 BBC Detroit Speed Suspension and Holley EFI At V8 Speed & Resto
#musclecar #v8tv http://www.v8speedshop.com 314.783.8325 Produced by Kevin Oeste and V8TV Productions, Inc. Some say these cars are never finished, and that holds true especially when a modified car changes hands. In this case, our customer purchased this killer 1969 Chevrolet Camaro as a freshly completed Pro-Touring machine complete with a slick silver paint job and a very cool red leather i...
Join Us At The 3rd Annual V8TV Drive In Cruise Car Show Event!
Join Us At The 3rd Annual V8TV Drive In Cruise Car Show Event!
#musclecar #v8tv TICKETS: http://www.driveincruise.com Join us at the 3rd Annual V8TV Drive In Cruise, Thursday August 24th, at the Skyview Drive-In Movie Theater in Belleville, IL, for a great car show and American Graffiti on the Big Screen! Tickets are on sale now at http://www.driveincruise.com . Bring your cool car to the Drive In! We'll see you there! #V8TV #Drivein #Americana #CarShow ...

 

 

 

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!

 
Some say these cars are never finished, and that holds true especially when a modified car changes hands. In this case, our customer purchased this killer 1969 Chevrolet Camaro as a freshly completed Pro-Touring machine complete with a slick silver paint job and a very cool red leather interior, but the 700+ HP 540-cube Shafiroff big block Chevy and 6-speed T-56 Magnum transmission are a bit much for the otherwise stock suspension. The huge torque easily overpowers the rear tires, and the handling isn’t up to the expectations of the owner. So, the car was sent to the V8 Speed & Resto Shop so our crew could take the suspension, rear axle, wheels, tires, brakes, and a few other areas of the car to the next level. The big challenge - installing a complete Detroit Speed QUADRALink rear suspension and front subframe, wheel tubs, Currie Enterprises rear axle, Forgeline wheels, Toyo Tires, Holley Performance Products EFI, and more without damaging the beautiful silver paint or messing up the body panel fit. After all, something that looks this good should have the moves to match!
 
Contact us today to bring YOUR car up to speed in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop!
 
 

 

This 1993 Mustang FOX chassis started life as a 5.0 ragtop, a respectable street cruiser at the time, but the owner wanted to take things up a notch or two. So now, its hiding a 1000 horsepower supercharged monster under the hood.

 
The problem is that when you light this thing off and mash the throttle, you get loads of tire smoke rather than the speed rush you wanted. The fix is going to be increasing traction, and were starting with the rear suspension and some new parts from TRZ Motorsports as seen in this video.  

 

Hydratech Brake Booster Install Video V8TV
One area of Muscle Car performance that remains tricky is the braking system. Sometimes, even cars equipped with upgraded brakes donít stop as well as you want them to. We found a solution to this problem and a couple others in the form of a Hydroboost brake booster.   Click Read More to see the video!
 
Scarebird Disc Brakes on 1962 Buick Electra

Disc brakes were not available back in 1962, so we’re retrofitting these onto the Buick with the help of some brackets from Scarebird Mechanical, and the remaining parts from RockAuto.com. Scarebird makes rake brackets to converts lots of ‘60s cars to disc brakes using factory components, and RockAuto is a great online parts resource.   Click Read More for details and the video!

The transformation of Project Splitter begins with a quick mini-tub job to gain clearance for the larger rear tires, followed by a major overhaul of the front suspension. Splitter now sits on Global West tubular upper and lower control arms, QA1 coil-over shocks and springs, Baer brakes, CCW Wheels, and Toyo Tires.

 

Our 1965 Chevelle has a 10-bolt rear axle, and while preparing the housing for some detailing and upgrades, we show you how to remove "c" clip-style axles. This is handy if you're changing gears, differentials, or upgrading to disc brakes. It's a pretty simple trick.

 

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 that keeps the tires planted better when cornering. This is especially important when using new technology tires with large, flat contact patches. Braking is handled by a set of Baer rotors and calipers to bring this machine to a halt - repeatedly - with minimal fade and in short distances.

 

We've turned the corner on our 1965 Chevelle build, and we're finally starting to put the car back together. This time, we're re-assembling the newly painted chassis with a complete Hotchkis Total Vehicle System suspension package, along with some newly restored brake hardware and new brake and fuel lines.

 

Flaring lines for brakes and fuel systems can be a pain, and properly sealing double flared fittings are essential for safety. Traditional clamp-style flare tools can be tricky to master, often times creating imperfect double flares forcing you to re-bend a new line. However, we'll never have a bad flare again in our shop.. this Eastwood Professional double flare tool not only makes perfect double flares every time, but it's so easy to use, you could do it blindfolded. Really.

 

Our 1965 Chevelle project arrived in our shop with a front disc conversion, but we wanted the fade-free stopping power of 4-wheel disc brakes, so we added a rear disc brake kit from OPGI.

 

We're building this car to have awesome drivability, and we wanted to use components that could stand up to some occasional punishment. It's no secret that the Currie 9+ rear axle systems are up to the challenge. We already had the Boyd's Junk Yard Dog wheels and Nitto 555 tires, so we worked backwards and fit the rear axle to the car and wheels. In this case, we used a custom narrowed Currie housing loaded with a Nodular iron center section, 3.25:1 gears, a Detroit Truetrac differential, and 31 spline Currie axles. The Truetrac is a nice piece because it offers smooth, quiet operation, and locks automatically when needed. Once it was painted and installed, we added a Baer Track 13" rear disc brake kit. In front, we again used a Baer Track kit with 13" rotors and dual piston calipers for awesome stopping power. An Eastwood powder coated CPP master cylinder and stainless brake lines from Classic Industries round out the system.

 

In this video series, we're upgrading a 1969 Camaro SS 396 for better performance using an Edelbrock Top End Kit consisting of E-Street Heads, a RPM intake manifold, a mild street camshaft, and the required hardware and gaskets to put it all together. We're adding a Holley Street Avenger Aluminum 670 carburetor for fuel, and an MSD Digital E-Curve distributor for spark. The Camaro will breathe better with a dual MagnaFlow stainless exhaust system, and it will run smoothly on Royal Purple Break-In Oil and Max Gear transmission oil. We're also adding a Centerforce clutch for more grab. Under the car, we're detailing the subframe and suspension with Eastwood Underhood Black paint, and installing Global West Del-A-Lum bushings up front. A Baer Track disc brake kit is going on for better stopping power, and a Chassis Engineering front sway bar will help this car corer better. Follow along as we do all these mods in video.

 

In this video series, we're upgrading a 1969 Camaro SS 396 for better performance using an Edelbrock Top End Kit consisting of E-Street Heads, a RPM intake manifold, a mild street camshaft, and the required hardware and gaskets to put it all together. We're adding a Holley Street Avenger Aluminum 670 carburetor for fuel, and an MSD Digital E-Curve distributor for spark. The Camaro will breathe better with a dual MagnaFlow stainless exhaust system, and it will run smoothly on Royal Purple Break-In Oil and Max Gear transmission oil. We're also adding a Centerforce clutch for more grab. Under the car, we're detailing the subframe and suspension with Eastwood Underhood Black paint, and installing Global West Del-A-Lum bushings up front. A Baer Track disc brake kit is going on for better stopping power, and a Chassis Engineering front sway bar will help this car corer better. Follow along as we do all these mods in video.