Monte Carlo owner shows off ride, Halloween spirit

Monte Carlo owner shows off ride, Halloween spirit

This video should get you in the Halloween spirit.

myPowerBlock member “Lavarr King” posted this video to www.mypowerblock.com. We won’t give away what he does in the video, but let’s just say that not only does he show off the power under the hood, but you can see he has a bit of a sense of humor.

According to his myPowerBlock profile, his custom 1971 Monte Carlo has a 540 and a 400 turbo Super Street Fighter transmission.

After you’re done watching the video, you may have to chance your pants … either from laughing or having the crap scared out of you.

Enjoy!

Gearhead builds gas turbine engine based on diesel turbocharger

Gearhead builds gas turbine engine based on diesel turbocharger

This gearhead walks viewers through the start up of a homebuilt gas turbine engine that’s based on a large diesel turbocharger. If you want to skip some of the demonstration and get straight to the start-up, skip ahead to 2:10.

Check it out, and tell us what you think. Leave a comment below, or send us a tweet to @PowerBlockTV.

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Gearhead of the Week: Skip Tubbs’ Chevy Wagon Launch

Skip Tubbs is PowerBlock TV’s 100th Gearhead of the Week! Skip has a 1955 Chevy Wagon he’s made mods to over the past several years, and when we found this video on his profile, we had to share!

Check out Skip’s Wagon’s first launch with its new Flowmaster Series 40 exhaust, and see more on Skip’s engine here: http://www.mypowerblock.com/photo/gearhead-of-the-week-100

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MyPowerBlock’s Gearhead of the Week #82

Kevin purchased his ’68 Mustang in the fall of 2010 with the intention of building the muscle car for his daughter, who would have it as her first car. (What an awesome dad!) With this in mind, Kevin says his focus was on safety.

“I was lucky enough that my daughter took interest and helped along the way as well,” Kevin said.

Kevin said he built it back up from a stripped and blasted frame and upgraded to a factory power braking system with front disc brakes, with new break line throughout. The factory power steering was upgraded to a Borgeson system, replacing the leaky hydraulic ram, and the front and rear suspension redone with polyurethane.

“Now that I felt it was safer, we worked on the powertrain and cosmetics. Though the car didn’t come with a 351W, we felt it was ok to deviate from a numbers car to enjoy the extra horsepower.”

Kevin said the engine was rebuilt back by a new Flow Master American Thunder exhaust and a refreshed C4. “The car required new floor pans as well as rear quarters due to rust,” he said. “New interior went in from headliner to carpet and the AC was replaced with a modern system from Classic Auto Air.”

Finally, the added cool factor came when it was coated with Jaguar Metallic Quartz.

Kevin says everything was done in one shop by the him and his daughter, with the exception of the transmission rebuild done by a friend, Gary Woods. Kevin is proud to say that the Mustang has seen a few car shows and has come away with a couple of awards, but the best reward is seeing his daughter drive it to school.

“It is now a daily driver, driven by a 16-year-old, the way it was meant to be.”

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Why Gearheads Shouldn’t Write Newspaper Advice Columns

Dear John,

I hope you can help me. The other day, I set off for work, leaving my husband in the house watching TV. My car stalled, and then it broke down about a mile down the road, and I had to walk back to get my husband’s help. When I got home, I caught him cheating on me!

My husband and I have been married for 10 years. When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted he had been having an affair for the past six months. He won’t go to counseling, and I’m a wreck. Can you please help?

Sincerely,

Sheila

Dear Sheila,

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking if there is no debris in the fuel line. If it’s clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold, and also check all grounding wires. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors.

I hope this helps,

John