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!

 

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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!

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.

Vintage Indy Car Racing Action at Gateway Motorsports Park

I thought you might like a look at these awesome vintage Indy cars. They all get together and drive these cars, instead of letting them languish in museums. They had everything from flatheads, to normally aspirated V8’s, to Turbo Four Cam Fords. It’s just to get a glimpse at the past and hear these awesome machines roar around the track again. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

Filmed at Gateway Motorsports Park, just outside of St. Louis, MO

Vintage Indy Sprint Car Roadster V8 Gateway Motorsports Park

I was out a Gateway Motorsports Park today for the USAC Maxxas Silver Crown Series Gateway 100. It was a 100 mile race run on the 1.25 Mile oval. Before the race, they had some vintage Indy cars that were taking some laps, so I decided to film some of them. This is just one of the many awesome cars they had on hand. It’s a San Diego Steel Products “500” Roadster. This car was raced from 1973 through 1983 as the Roberts Steel Erection Roadster. It is powered by a Chevy V8, that they used to challenge the Offenhauser engines being used at the time. It’s a beautifully restored car and obviously runs great as well. I hope you find it interesting….thanks for watching!

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Dirt Track Race Car on the Street

This is just a short clip of a dirt track race car out on the street. They were having some issues with it, so he took it out for a test drive. It wasn’t running great, but it still sounds pretty wicked. Hope you find it interesting!

1987 Trans Am Project – First Test Drive with 357 V8

This our first video of the Trans Am in action after the engine swap. Obviously, the videos will be more interesting after we break the engine in a bit more. Right now, we are still adjusting and tuning things. After the engine has sufficient time to break in, we’ll show you what it can really do. Thanks for watching!