High Performance Engine Tuning Videos

Dyno Day With The ZR9 1969 Camaro, LS7 427 LS9 Supercharger Video V8TV
Dyno Day With The ZR9 1969 Camaro, LS7 427 LS9 Supercharger Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com/zr9 - 314-783-8325 - The 1969 Camaro "ZR9" is a brand-new Camaro powered by an LS7 style 427 with an LS9 supercharger, and today we took it to the chassis dyno at Larry's Electric to break-in the driveline. We had a few hiccups, but the car ended up making over 620 horsepower to the wheels! http://www.larryselectricsite.com
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
http://www.customautosound.com - Custom Autosound is your source for high-quality audio systems that match your classic car's design. Their new feature packed Slidebar radios feature digital device connectivity, high power, and quality sound from a unit that looks like it belongs in your dash. Their hidden speaker systems deliver big sound from powered subwoofer units and unique midrange and...
ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
http://www.arp-bolts.com - ARP manufactures the ultimate fasteners for the inside - and outside - of your ride!
1955 Thunderbird
1955 Thunderbird "CoyoTBird" Ranken Tech SCT Dyno Tune Video V8TV
http://www.v8speedshop.com - After logging some miles on our 1955 Thunderbird "CoyoTBird", we felt the car was running pretty well, but it suffered from a couple of things that we wanted to fix. First off, the car would backfire on deceleration, which we did not like but also signaled a problem. Secondly, the variable cam timing on the Ford 5.0 Coyote engine felt like it needed calibration. ...
Ford GT Supercharger Upgrade Dyno Tune Part 1 V8TV-Video
Ford GT Supercharger Upgrade Dyno Tune Part 1 V8TV-Video
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - There are those who think the 2006 Ford GT is fast enough from the factory. Of course, we're firm believers in maximizing performance, so we installed an upgraded supercharger pulley, exhaust, and air filters to this modern supercar.
Fast Times 1000 Horsepower 93 Octane Pump Gas Chevy V8TV-Video
Fast Times 1000 Horsepower 93 Octane Pump Gas Chevy V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 1000 horsepower used to be a huge deal... you needed and extremely large displacement engine with and insane compression ratio and a monster power adder to pull it off. And when you did it, you basically had yourself a temperamental race-only motor that was only good for 1/4 mile passes. Not any more.
Desktop Engine Build: 1965 Chevelle 350-Video
Desktop Engine Build: 1965 Chevelle 350-Video
When it came time to plan the engine in our 1965 Chevelle project, we tossed around a couple ideas, but decided to modify the 350 that came with the car. It's a parts-store remanufactured 4-bolt 350 V8 with less than 10000 miles on it. The bottom end is ideal for a mild street engine, but we didn't like the crappy lo-performance cast iron heads and weak camshaft. So before we turned a singl...
1995 Pontiac Trans Am Drag Tuning V8TV-Video
1995 Pontiac Trans Am Drag Tuning V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - After the Dyno tuning was completed at Finish Line Performance, Nick Scavo and Mike Rioch headed out to the drag strip to shave a few tenths off the 1995 Trans Am's quarter mile time.
1995 Pontiac Trans Am Dyno Tune - V8TV-Video
1995 Pontiac Trans Am Dyno Tune - V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Weve come to realize that the sum of parts on Mike Riochs 1995 Pontiac Trans Am LT1 350 convertible is in need of a performance tune to make them all play together nicely, so we headed out to Finish Line Performance to meet with Dan Bills to get the job done.
Finish Line Performance V8TV-Video
Finish Line Performance V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We recently visited Finish Line Performance in Naperville, IL, to check out their open house and see some killer cars. Finish Line Performance is not only a very reputable 2 and 4-wheel dyno tuning facility, but they also build everything from custom mandrel-bent exhaust, turbo, and intake systems to complete engines and restorations. We take a look at their turbo Dod...
Dodge Charger Hemi Dyno Tune V8TV-Video
Dodge Charger Hemi Dyno Tune V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com/forum - Watch the video, guess the power of the 2006 Dodge Charger in the V8TV Forum, and you could win a Predator Hand Held Flash Tuner from DiabloSport! The DiabloSport Predator is a hand-held tuner that can help you modify the tune of late-model cars, and it can now tune the Mopar Hemi powered cars. We recently shot a dyno session on a 2006 Charger at Finish Line Per...
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 44 - Dyno!  SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
1969 Chevelle SS496 Blog Part 44 - Dyno! SEMA, 2007 V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The moment of truth... the SS496's big block Chevy engine finally came to life on the Fast Times dyno! The Lunati reciprocating assembly under Holley heads and intake fired by an MSD Digital E-Curve Distributor spun it's way to over 550 HP and 572 Ft. Lbs. of torque at just 4400 RPM, and it idles smoothly at 750 RPM. The 150 HP NOS Nitrous shot will pu...
Holley Carburetor Tuning Tips Video V8TV - From The Archives
Holley Carburetor Tuning Tips Video V8TV - From The Archives
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314.783.8325 - Holley carburetors are simple machines, but if they're not Tuned properly, they won't deliver all the performance they're capable of. We hooked up with Jeff Schwartz for a few tricks he uses to make sure there are no stumbles, bogs, or hiccups related to the carb. Here, Jeff Schwartz of Schwartz Extreme Performance takes us inside the Holley carb.
Quadrajet Carburetor Tips on a 1979 Camaro Video V8TV
Quadrajet Carburetor Tips on a 1979 Camaro Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8speedshop.com - 314-783-8325- In this video, Trevor takes a look inside a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor installed on a 1979 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 that would not run. In his exploration, he points out various issues including dirt in the bowls, a warped upper plate, and a failed needle valve retaining spring which ultimately...
The 30 Minute Street Demon Carburetor Install Challenge Video V8TV
The 30 Minute Street Demon Carburetor Install Challenge Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Demon Carburetors recently released an advertisement suggesting you can install a new Street Demon carburetor and have your car running properly within 30 minutes. We decided to take that challenge, and installed a Street Demon onto V8TV fabricator John Moss's 1972 Chevy Nova. The car is powered by ...
Checking Your Torque Wrench And Proper Fastener Torque Tips Video V8TV
Checking Your Torque Wrench And Proper Fastener Torque Tips Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314.783.8325 - http://www.arp-bolts.com 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 de...
Custom Looks For Your LS Engine Swap Video V8TV
Custom Looks For Your LS Engine Swap Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact 314.783.8325 - 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 enigines in the V8 Speed & Resto Shop and some things our crew did to make these versatile engines look a...
Tips For A Successful Dyno Session Video Part 3 V8TV
Tips For A Successful Dyno Session Video Part 3 V8TV
http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune - 314.783.8325 PART 3 of 3 - We spend lots of time tuning cars at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and have learned a few things to help make dyno shop tuning sessions go smoothly. If you need help with a custom tune for you car, be it fuel injected or carbureted, feel free to contact our shop at 314.783.8325 or at http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune and we’ll be happy...
Tips For A Successful Dyno Session Video Part 2 V8TV
Tips For A Successful Dyno Session Video Part 2 V8TV
http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune - 314.783.8325 PART 2 of 3 - We spend lots of time tuning cars at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and have learned a few things to help make dyno shop tuning sessions go smoothly. If you need help with a custom tune for you car, be it fuel injected or carbureted, feel free to contact our shop at 314.783.8325 or at http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune and we’ll be happy...
Tips For A Successful Dyno Session Video Part 1 V8TV
Tips For A Successful Dyno Session Video Part 1 V8TV
http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune - 314.783.8325 PART 1 of 3 - We spend lots of time tuning cars at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and have learned a few things to help make dyno shop tuning sessions go smoothly. If you need help with a custom tune for you car, be it fuel injected or carbureted, feel free to contact our shop at 314.783.8325 or at http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune and we’ll be happy...
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Can Restore Your Dream Car 314.783.8325 www.v8speedshop.com
The V8 Speed & Resto Shop Can Restore Your Dream Car 314.783.8325 www.v8speedshop.com
Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop To Build Your Dream Car! http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314.783.8325 - http://www.v8speedshop.com V8 Speed & Resto Shop 817 S. Main Street Red Bud, IL 62278 314.783.8325 Just Southeast of St. Louis, MO in IL. Call or click today! FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/V8TVshow/ SHOP FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/V8SpeedShop/

We spend lots of time tuning cars at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop, and have learned a few things to help make dyno shop tuning sessions go smoothly.    If you need help with a custom tune for you car, be it fuel injected or carbureted, feel free to contact our shop at 314.783.8325 or at http://www.v8speedshop.com/tune and we’ll be happy to discuss having our technicians tune your car on the chassis dyno.    Read More to watch the videos for some tips from our crew!

Watch the video, guess the power of the 2006 Dodge Charger in the V8TV Forum, and you could win a Predator Hand Held Flash Tuner from DiabloSport! The DiabloSport Predator is a hand-held tuner that can help you modify the tune of late-model cars, and it can now tune the Mopar Hemi powered cars. We recently shot a dyno session on a 2006 Charger at Finish Line Performance. Watch the dyno pull video, then log in on the V8TV Forum to guess the power level it made and you can win your own Predator Tuner!

 

 We recently visited Finish Line Performance in Naperville, IL, to check out their open house and see some killer cars. Finish Line Performance is not only a very reputable 2 and 4-wheel dyno tuning facility, but they also build everything from custom mandrel-bent exhaust, turbo, and intake systems to complete engines and restorations. We take a look at their turbo Dodge Magnum and the LS2 427 cubic inch Solstice... it's an animal. The grand total for the open house was over 240 cars stopping by to check out the action. Between pulls on their 4-wheel dyno, Dan Bills gave us the skinny on his new Mustang race car as well.

 

Weve come to realize that the sum of parts on Mike Riochs 1995 Pontiac Trans Am LT1 350 convertible is in need of a performance tune to make them all play together nicely, so we headed out to Finish Line Performance to meet with Dan Bills to get the job done.

 

After the Dyno tuning was completed at Finish Line Performance, Nick Scavo and Mike Rioch headed out to the drag strip to shave a few tenths off the 1995 Trans Am's quarter mile time.

 

When it came time to plan the engine in our 1965 Chevelle project, we tossed around a couple ideas, but decided to modify the 350 that came with the car. It's a parts-store remanufactured 4-bolt 350 V8 with less than 10000 miles on it. The bottom end is ideal for a mild street engine, but we didn't like the crappy lo-performance cast iron heads and weak camshaft. So before we turned a single wrench, we turned to our handy copy of Dynomation engine simulation and dyno software to help us build a smooth 400 horsepower version of our engine. Dynomation helps you select cams, heads, compression ratios, exhaust.. all elements of engine design and then simulate dyno pulls and evaluate parts changes, all without buying a single part. It's a great way to hone-in on your ideal combination without having to spend extra money and time doing things twice.

 

1000 horsepower used to be a huge deal... you needed and extremely large displacement engine with and insane compression ratio and a monster power adder to pull it off. And when you did it, you basically had yourself a temperamental race-only motor that was only good for 1/4 mile passes. Not any more, thanks to combinations like this 540 cubic inch Chevy V8 built by Fast Times Motorworks.  

 

There are those who think the 2006 Ford GT is fast enough from the factory. Of course, we're firm believers in maximizing performance, so we installed an upgraded supercharger pulley, exhaust, and air filters to this modern supercar.

 

After logging some miles on our 1955 Thunderbird "CoyoTBird", we felt the car was running pretty well, but it suffered from a couple of things that we wanted to fix. First off, the car would backfire on deceleration, which we did not like but also signaled a problem. Secondly, the variable cam timing on the Ford 5.0 Coyote engine felt like it needed calibration. The car accelerated smoothly up to 4000 RPM, then the cam timing changed and it took off like a rocket. We wanted to see if that timing could be adjusted to bring on stronger acceleration at a lower RPM and not feel like such an on-off switch. We enlisted the help of the High Performance Racing program instructor Jason Gann at Ranken Technical College , as they have a chassis dyno and access to the latest SCT Performance tuning software to smooth out our 'Bird.