Trans Am Update – New Headers – Cammed Lopey Idle and Rev

 

We just thought you might like to hear a clip of the Trans Am idling and revving. After Jordan’s accident, he had to replace the exhaust on the Trans Am. Now, the car has Hedman long tube headers, dual 3″ Hedman X-tension pipes, Jones Full Boar mufflers ( Flowmaster Super 10 copies), and 3″ turndowns. Overall, we’re pretty happy with the sound now. Jordan also put on a different hood since the last video. He still has some modifications to make to it, but it’ll work just fine. When the snow melts, we’ll get it out on the road and do a driving video. Thanks for watching!

 

Trans Am Update & Open Headers Road Test

 

It was a nice day out, so we decided to take the Trans Am for a little road test. Jordan is still waiting on some parts, but he cobbled things together just so he could drive it. The acceleration run at the beginning was with a shorty header on one side and a long tube on the other. With open headers, the size difference left to right didn’t seem to effect it any. Hopefully you find this interesting, we thought it was time for an update. Thanks for watching!

The background track is “Don’t Look”, by Silent Partner. It is available, royalty-free, from the YouTube creator’s Audio Library. You can download the track at: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary_…

Trans Am First Drive After Wreck

The weather was a little better today, so Jordan decided to take the Trans Am for the first drive since his wreck. We really expected the car to be down for a lot longer, but Jordan put in some long hours to get it finished quick. He completed most of the bodywork, installed the new exhaust, repaired the transmission, and added some new wheel centers. The car is a long way from perfect, but Jordan says it will do until spring. When warmer weather gets here, he plans to swap on a different hood, finish the bodywork, and give it a fresh coat of paint. For now, he’s just happy to be driving it again. We thank you all for your comments and support, we appreciate it. Thanks for watching!

1958 Chevrolet Apache Shortbed Stepside Pickup

I thought you’d like a look at this really nice 1958 Chevrolet Apache pickup. It’s a bit of a hot rod, with a later model small block Chevy topped with an Edelbrock intake and 4 BBL Carb, along with a set of long tube headers. Inside, they have added a tilt column, some aftermarket gauges, and some later model seats. It’s riding on white letter tires, mounted on some nice chrome smoothies. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, IL
http://countryclassiccars.com/

The background track is Travel Light, by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download it at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TravelLight.mp3

Trans Am First Road Test

 

Jordan decided to take his Trans Am out for it’s first road test since the repairs. He was worried the the transmission might have been damaged when the flexplate came apart, but it seems to be good. He also repaired the oil pump pickup and the engine is showing great oil pressure. He’ll get it out for a better drive when the weather is a little nicer. The wet roads make things a little too exciting when you hammer into it. Obviously, he still needs to put the hood back on and get the rest of his exhaust hooked up. I’m sure he’ll have it all back together shortly. Thanks for watching!

JeffCo Power Tour at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

For the first time, Manns Restoration was one of the stops on the JeffCo Power Tour. This was the fifth year for the event and they really had a great turnout. The lot quickly filled up with hot rods, muscle cars, and classics. With over 140 cars participating, it really was an impressive sight. Of course, Manns Restoration opened up their facility, so that everyone could check out their latest projects. Everyone seemed to be having a great time, despite the gloomy weather. Of course a few participants couldn’t resist laying down a little rubber on the way out. We don’t encourage that sort of thing…but we will film it. Hope you enjoy the video, thank you for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri
http://mannsrestoration.com/

Tha background tracks are Texas Techno and The Chance, both by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. They are available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download Texas Techno at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TexasTechno.mp3

and The Chance at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TheChance.mp3

720 HP 1969 Chevelle Convertible 454 LSX by Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO, just finished making some serious upgrades to this awesome 1969 Chevelle Convertible. The customer brought the car in to have a Vintage Air unit installed, along with a couple other things. When they started looking more closely at the car, they realized that the big-block that was in the car was not in very good shape. The decision was made to replace it with a LSX 454 from Don Hardy Racing Engines. It’s a high-compression, naturally aspirated engine, topped with ultra-efficient, custom ported 12 degree heads and an 8 Stack injection setup from Inglese. It’s pushing 720 plus horsepower through a Tremec TKO 600 five-speed, back to a Ford 9 inch rear. We decided to take it to Bonne Terre Drag Strip, for a tuning session. It really has too much power for the street tires, but it sure makes it a blast to drive. While they had the car, they also installed the Vintage Air unit and a full set of custom gauges. It’s also riding on a full Roadster Shop chassis, with Wilwood Disc brakes all around. This car is ready for anything. It accelerates, handles, rides, and stops, like a modern high-performance car. You can drive it to the strip, getting pretty remarkable mileage along the way, and then take it out for dinner afterwards. It’s amazing these days, that you truly can have a 700 plus horsepower, naturally aspirated, daily driver. As always, I was extremely impressed with the crew at Manns Restoration and their attention to detail. I have a feeling the new owner will be suitably impressed as well. I hope you found it interesting, thanks for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration, in Festus, Missouri and at Bonne Terre Drag Strip, in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Special thanks to Chris Roberts and Eric Lindsey, from Manns Restoration, for all their help. We’d also like to thank Jarrod Keen, the owner of Bonne Terre Drag Strip, for allowing us the use of his facility.