MuscleCar: NOPO to COPO Engine Swap/Shifter Install

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On a NEW episode of MuscleCar, an all-aluminum ZL1 Big Block gets plugged into the ’69 COPO Camaro tribute, and the floor is modified to receive a conversion from automatic to 4-speed. Also, find out why trim pieces tend to pit so badly over time, and how to revive a barn find car without catching it on fire! See it this weekend at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

Also, we will be tweeting LIVE this weekend with NEW shows on POWERBLOCK! Make sure you’re following us on Twitter because we want to hear from you! Follow us here: @PowerBlock TV.

View parts for this episode right here: MuscleCar Parts

 

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Mustang packs a diesel engine with three turbos

Not much was given in the video description on YouTube, but according to the title of the video, this Ford Mustang has a diesel engine with three turbos.

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PowerBlock TV’s MuscleCar pays tribute to the COPO Camaro, starting with a ZL1 427

FRANKLIN, TENN. JANUARY 4, 2013 –

To celebrate the rare, original 427 COPO Camaro, “MuscleCar” is teaming up with aftermarket partners Chevy Performance, Classic Industries, Barrett-Jackson Restoration Systems and others to build a correct-appearing tribute car with subtle upgrades.

The COPO Camaro legend started in 1969 when Chevy dealers, desperate to beat GM’s ban on selling high-performance small cars, discovered he could order Camaros with 427-inch ZL1 aluminum race engines by using GM’s Central Office Production Order form. They were one of the most powerful street-legal cars Detroit ever built, and with only 69 made, extremely rare.

“Forty-four years later, gearheads continue to lust after these cars. This will be MuscleCar’s highest profile project ever so we are dedicating multiple episodes to detailing what it takes for a guy to build one from the ground up,” said RTM executive producer Joe St. Lawrence.

The tribute car will be built around sponsor products such as a limited edition 430 HP 427 Anniversary Edition crate engine from Chevy Performance and authentic GM Restoration parts from Classic Industries, including everything from brake, suspension, cooling system components and sheet metal. The COPO will be painted with the new Barrett-Jackson Restoration System, which features prep, paint and protection products.

The car will also feature an Auto Gear M22 four-speed transmission, a 12-bolt Moser rear end, Lizard Skin insulation, TMI seats, Wheel Vintiques rally wheels and Firestone Wide Oval tires from Coker Tire.

RTM Productions will air the COPO episode of MuscleCar at 10:30 a.m. EST/PST, Feb. 9-10 on Spike TV. Episodes of the COPO also can be streamed for free at www.powerblocktv.com, and include links to the featured parts.

PowerBlock TV’s MuscleCar pays tribute to the COPO Camaro, starting with a 427

With the starting point of an iconic Chevrolet Engine, Tommy and Mank set out to create a tribute to one of the world’s most desired cars: a 1969 ZL1 COPO Camaro! But before they can build a car, they have to find one! This is the start of an iconic build you won’t want to miss!

Check out this NEW episode MuscleCar Saturday 10:30 AM E/P and Sunday 10:30 AM E/P on Spike TV!

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This is how NOT to remove an engine

A gearhead working on his ride in his driveway and had an accident. According to the poster of this YouTube video, he says that around the 32-second mark, you can see him close the valve on the jack. The engine got hung up so he stopped the decent. He gave the jack a wiggle to dislodge it, which caused it to fall off the tiny head of the jack.

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