MuscleCar: Build By Request, Part 1

This week on a new episode of MuscleCar, the guys answer your e-mails about how to take care of a variety of projects on your car, most of which can save you money. Learn how to weld cast iron, how to fix sloppy, floppy door hinges, and go to paint school. Also, see why all primers are not created equal!

Check out this episode at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

See a list of parts used in this episode right here: MuscleCar Parts

MuscleCar: COPO Interior and Exhaust

MuscleCar: COPO Interior and Exhaust

On a NEW episode of MuscleCar, the guys get to plug in the stock-style interior for their 1969 COPO Camaro tribute project. Then Tommy shows you how to address one of the more often neglected parts of a restoration, the inside of the trunk. Then it’s exhaust from headers to tailpipes as the guys help the Camaro exhale.

Tune in at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

To see a list of parts from this show, click here: MuscleCar Parts

MuscleCar: Copo Camaro Component Restoration

MuscleCar Copo Camaro Component Restoration

This week on a NEW episode of MuscleCar, the guys work on rescuing several stock pieces of their 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. A pair of bucket seats with broken frames need some help, a steering column rebuild can save serious bucks, and we show you a garage-fix for a broken plastic grill!

Catch this NEW episode of MuscleCar at 10:30 a.m. EST on Spike TV!

69 Camaro, the Z28 RS

Plus, flashback takes a look at our COPO’s cousin, another famous ’69 Camaro, the Z28 RS. (AKA “The Hugger.”)

See parts from this week’s show here: MuscleCar Parts

MuscleCar: COPO Camaro 4-Speed Build

On a NEW episode of MuscleCar, learn how you can take the concept of a classic Muncie 4-speed and improve on it in every way, shape and form. Then Tommy and Steve show you a safe glass removal, floor panel prep and a great way to keep raw metal panels from rusting.

Make sure you catch this NEW episode at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

View parts for this episode here: MuscleCar Parts

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.

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MuscleCar’s COPO Camaro Paint and Body

On a NEW episode of MuscleCar, the guys try out a self-contained paint system on the 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. Starting with body work, all the way through to buffing out the end result, learn how to take your finish from beginning to end.

Wanna see parts from this show? Click here: MuscleCar Parts

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General Motors: Chevrolet Performance Offers Camaro Rolling Chassis

 

 

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From General Motors:

DETROIT – Chevrolet will produce a limited number of Camaro NHRA-certified rolling chassis designed for drag racing that provides racers with a professionally assembled, painted body and chassis ready to be finished. Consumers add their engine, transmission and other drivetrain components.

 
The rolling chassis go on sale Thursday, March 28, at noon EST and will be priced at $55,000. Each specially numbered chassis is assembled by hand at the same facility that constructs Chevrolet’s COPO Camaro production race cars.

 
“This is a great opportunity to buy a factory-built foundation for a competitive Camaro race car, saving racers the time of building their own from the ground up and offering them the opportunity to compete with a piece of Chevrolet history, because we’re only going to build a few of them,” said Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Add your powertrain assembly and you’ve got a race car that’s ready to tackle the drag strip.”

 
Many of the components required to complete the transformation into a full race car, including crate engines, racing engine components, electronics – controllers and harnesses – and more, are available direct from Chevrolet Performance. The catalog is online at chevroletperformance.com.

 
“Finishing off your race car with authentic Chevrolet Performance parts helps make it all-Chevy, with uncompromising performance and confidence-inspiring durability,” said Campbell. “All of our hardcore racing parts have been designed and tested to standards unmatched in the aftermarket.”

 

 
Ordering information and chassis details
Customers will call 1-800-306-3005 to order a Camaro rolling chassis. The call center will send purchase certificates for the limited number of rolling chassis to be constructed, and customers will take the certificates to the Chevrolet dealerships of their choice to complete the sales.
The completed rolling chassis requires customer pickup in the Detroit area. Each will be serialized, but will not have a Vehicle Identification Number, so they cannot be titled or licensed for road use.

 
Each rolling chassis is constructed with hardware from the Oshawa assembly plant that manufactures regular-production Camaros. Each is fitted with an NHRA-approved roll cage and other safety equipment, along with NHRA-approved racing chassis and suspension components, including brakes and solid rear axle – minus the third member. Bogart racing wheels mounted on Hoosier tires are also included.

 
All will come in Summit White, with a production Camaro hood and SS grille, production window glass, headlamps, tail lamps and more. Inside, racing seats, a production-style instrument panel, steering wheel, racing switch panel, door panels, headliner and black carpeting are included. Basic body and chassis wiring is built into the rolling chassis, but it does not come with engine harnesses or a battery.

 
Customers will need to add basic equipment to complete the assembly, including:

 
•    Engine and air inlet system
•    Engine mounts
•    Engine controller and wire harness
•    Exhaust headers
•    Coolant hoses (a radiator is included)
•    Transmission and shifter assembly
•    Driveshaft
•    Differential third member.

 
Chevrolet Performance’s entire range of high-performance and racing crate engines is available to power the rolling chassis, including the three 2013 COPO LS-family engines, which were developed for NHRA Stock Eliminator classes. They include a 350-cubic-inch engine rated at 325 horsepower; a 396-cubic-inch engine rated at 375 horsepower, and a 427-cubic-inch engine rated at 425 horsepower (part number 17802825). Supercharged crate engines based on the 2012 COPO Camaro program are also available, including a 327-cubic-inch engine with a 2.9L supercharger (part number 17802826) and a 327 with a 4.0L blower (part number 17802827). The 350 and 396 engines will be available later this year.

Also, if you want to see the latest of MuscleCar’s COPO Camaro tribute, click here: COPO Camaro Tribute

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A look back at WyoTech Students on PowerBlock

On a new episode of Trucks! this week, students and instructors from WyoTech begin transforming a tired ’64 F-100 into the ultimate shop truck fabricating a new front clip, reworking the body and the 390 FE V8.

WyoTech is a leading tech school dedicated to the automotive, diesel, motorcycle, marine, collision/refinishing and building trades with five campuses nationwide. Wyo Tech students, grads and instructors have worked with PowerBlock for the past 15 years building some memorable projects.

Click on these photos and watch full episodes of what we have done to date – and don’t miss the start of this season’s latest project on Trucks! at 10 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

Take a look at some of theses photos showing a few of the episodes where WyoTech has helped us out, and click on the photo to watch the episode.

 

WyoTech Warrior – HorsePower

Wyotech Warrior

Hot Bike Buildup – HorsePower

Hot Bike Buildup

 

WyoTech Warrior Paint – MuscleCar

WyoTech Warrior Paint

 

WyoTech Formula 1 Toy – Xtreme 4×4

Formula 1 Toy

MuscleCar: COPO Camaro Gains its Feet

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MuscleCar’s COPO Camaro tribute project has to be converted from automatic to manual floor pedals, and the firewall gets some factory-style mods that change the car over to big-block style. Then, we show you everything you ever wanted to know about brake lines and fuel lines.

Catch this NEW episode at 10:30 a.m. EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

See parts for this episode here: MuscleCar Parts

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.

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MuscleCar builds suspension for COPO Camaro tribute

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On a NEW episode of MuscleCar, Work continues on the MuscleCar COPO Camaro tribute project as the guys get to work building a suspension system that looks and works like an original, high-performance 1969 Camaro’s would have.

Also, Tommy teaches you how to chop down a barn find Impala 12-bolt rear end to fit under a Camaro, and Mank works on revitalizing the stock front end components.

Don’t miss this episode at 10:30 a.m. EST/PST, Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!

Parts from this episode of MuscleCar: MuscleCar Parts

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.

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