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!
On a NEW episode of HorsePower, the guys take in a Shelby Terlingua GT500 for a fuel system swap. Their new state-of-the-art system is what it takes to feed a powerful hungry stallion. Plus, we show you helpful, money-saving tech tips for all DYI guys.
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.
On a NEW episode of Xtreme 4×4 this weekend, our budget-friendly, ready-made rock crawler project continues, with a 5.3-liter salvage yard engine and link suspension. Plus, we show you start-to-finish coverage from the Southeast Tough Truck Challenge, one of the most demanding hill climb events around! Tune in at 9 a.m EST Saturday and Sunday on Spike TV!
This weekend on PowerBlock, Courtney is joined by Bully Dog president Michael Klassen with some tuner numbers you Hemi owners will love! Michael will announce their new tune for cars and trucks with Hemi’s. It’s been 2 years in the making! They expect you’ll see about 20-plus extra horsepower with better drivability. Bully Dog also has a new tune for 2011, 2012 and 2013 Jeeps.
But the big news is with the downloader for professional big rig trucks. Trucks! did a test with Pilot Transportation that showed a 15% increase in fuel economy and an 18% increase in horsepower. So if the average rig drives a 120,000 miles a year at $4 diesel fuel, that’s more than $12,000 a year savings per truck! Check it out on PowerBlock February 16 & 17. For more go to BullyDog.com
According to MustangsDaily.com, the next-gen 2015 Mustang will be called the S550 platform by Ford.
Though the past few model years have seen significant design and powertrain changes, the 2015 Mustang is expected to exhibit several differences that prompt an entirely new platform, the fifth for Ford in five decades.
According to the site, the Mustang will finally be getting an independent suspension for 2015. As far as the powertrain, Mustangs Daily says that the big news will be the addition of an EcoBoost engine, and possibly a turbocharged four-cylinder engine could be in the works at the expense of the V6. It appears that the 5.0-Liter V8 will remain an option, but maybe not for the European market.
MustangsDaily reports that Ford’s Chief Creative Officer, J Mays, has said that the design will be less retro and “Bring the brand forward.”
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This weekend on PowerBlock Courtney will feature a gorgeous ’69 Pro Touring Camaro R-S. It was a two-year frame-off resto that left owner Tommy Harris with a beauty. It’s powered by a 572 big block with 4-10 gears and a Doug Nash five speed. This muscle car makes 675 horsepower! The interior is unusual with a reversed Yellow and Black California Daytona Hound’s-tooth by Camaro Central. It rolls on Forgeline Wheels with Nitto rubber and the paint color is Velocity Yellow with wide black stripes.
Plus, this weekend it’s an an all-new presentation of Search and Restore as we help a veteran and St. Louis-area firefighter finish what he started: A 1974 Dodge Challenger.
Also, we’ll go one-on-one with comedian and hardcore gearhead Christopher Titus from his L.A. garage. See it on PowerBlock February 2 & 3.
A 400 WHP Eagle Talon falls off the side of a dyno after hitting its max. According to the YouTube description, one of the straps holding it on the dyno was melted by the external waste gate.
“These videos are pretty crazy to watch,” HorsePower host Mike Galley said. “People can be very careless when strapping them down. The rule of thumb is common sense and proper anchor points.”
Mike says he always attaches the straps to the rear end housing and not the frame rails. “This is the best anchor point due to the axle being stationary. If the frame rails ere the anchor point, the vehicle can move up and down and forward and back due to suspension, travel and movement. This can also stretch the straps and allow them to rub on parts of the vehicle.”
The most common mistake Mike says he’s seen is that someone lets the straps touch the exhaust. “During the run, the exhaust heat rapidly increases and melts the straps in half, and the next thing you know, the car is bucking and jumping around on the dyno platform.”
Thanks for the advice, Mike!
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