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4X4 Bodies
Urban Gorilla Body Kit. <br> 1 piece steel hard top kit with fiberglass panels.
4X4 Bodies
Urban Gorilla Body Kit. <br> 1 piece steel hard top kit with fiberglass panels.
Butler Performance
Butler Performance is your #1 source for high performance Pontiac parts, engine kits, balanced rotating assemblies & stroker kits- as well as short blocks and complete Pontiac engines for any application.
Comp Cams
Keyway Adjustable Billet Timing Set, Chrysler 5.7L, 6.1L Hemi
E3 Spark Plugs
Spark Plug, E3, Tapered Seat, 14mm Thread, .440 in. Reach, Projected Tip, Resistor, Each
Skyjacker
An upgradable suspension going from class I with Soft Ride springs, to class II with dual shock mounts, to class III with the "hot ticket" coil overs.
Summit Racing
Cal Custom, Valve Covers, Aluminum, Polished, Stock Height, Finned, Ford, 289/302/351W, Carbureted, Pair
The Industrial Depot
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Tire Gate
A tubular spare tire rack that bolts right up to the stock tail gate mounts gives a pre-runner look and still plenty of room for the toys.
YearOne
17" x 9" cast aluminum "Mopar Rallye" wheel with 5" backspacing and 4.5" bolt pattern. Silver powder coated with machined lip.

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE WE'RE GONNA BE KICKING THE CHICKEN AS THE GUYS GET STARTED ON WHAT'S GONNA BE ONE MEAN PONTIAC. WE'LL PICK IT UP AND THEN STRAP IT TO THE DYNO AND DO A TUNE UP BEFORE WE BUILD IT. ALL THIS FOR A TRANS AM THAT WE'RE GONNA BE GIVING AWAY TO ONE OF YOU GUYS. PLUS WE TALK TO BURT REYNOLDS HIMSELF ABOUT WHAT MADE THESE CARS SO ICONIC. DETROIT MUSCLE STARTS RIGHT NOW.

(TOMMY)>> GLAD TO SEE YOU GUYS JOINING US. THIS IS OUR NEW VEIGHT POWERED HIGH OCTANE REAR WHEEL DRIVE HOW TO SHOW, AND WE'RE CALLING IT DETROIT MUSCLE.

(JOE)>> NOW HERE'S THE DEAL, WE'RE GONNA BE REVISITING AND REBUILDING SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE AMERICAN HOT RODS AND MUSCLE CARS. SHOOT ANYTHING THAT CAME OUT OF DETROIT BACK IN THE DAY THAT HAD SOME PUNCH TO IT.

(TOMMY)>> AND ON TOP OF THAT WE'RE GONNA BE HITTING ON SOME OF THE RIDES THAT ARE PART OF THE NEW MUSCLE CAR ERA. BIG POWER IS BACK! WE'RE GONNA TAKE SOME OF THESE AWESOME RIDES AND MAKE THEM EVEN MEANER.

(JOE)>> YEAH TOM BUT WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM, EXCEPT FOR A LOT OF TOOLS THIS SHOP IS EMPTY. SO WE'VE GOT TO GET BUSY AND GET OUT AND FIND OUR FIRST PROJECT.

(TOMMY)>> SO COMING OUT OF THE GATE WE WANTED TO PUT OUR BACK INTO IT. WE WANTED TO PICK A CAR THAT WAS ICONIC, COOL, AND SOMETHING YOU GUYS COULD RELATE TO. I THINK YOU'RE GONNA LIKE WHAT WE PICKED. WE KNEW IT HAD TO BE SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT. WHY, WELL BECAUSE THIS FIRST PROJECT IS GOING TO BE GIVEN AWAY TO ONE OF YOU GUYS.

(SHERRY)>> I'VE OWNED THIS CAR SINCE 1986. WHAT 27, 28 YEARS?

MY HUSBAND ACTUALLY BOUGHT THIS CAR FOR ME FOR MY 29TH BIRTHDAY.

HE LOVES ME!

(JOE)>> WELL THERE'S NO MISTAKING ONE OF THESE BIRDS WHEN YOU SEE THEM. CHICKEN ON THE HOOD, SHAKER TO GO WITH IT, HONEYCOMB GRILL AND PONTIAC EMBLEMS, YOU SURE KNOW A TRANS AM WHEN YOU SEE ONE. AND IT ALL STARTED RIGHT HERE WITH THE '60'S PHENOMENON CALLED TRANS AM RACING. THIS WAS THE AMERICAN MUSCLE ANSWER TO EUROPEAN CIRCUITS. AND THERE'S A '69 TRANS AM RIGHT THERE. THIS STYLE OF RACING WAS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN DOMINATED BY THE PONY CARS, MUSTANGS, CAMAROS, CUDAS, AND OF COURSE THE TRANS AMS. BUT THEN IN 1977 BURT REYNOLDS AND SALLY FIELD WENT ON THE RUN FROM SHERRIFF BUFORD T. JUSTICE IN SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT.

(SHERRY)>> WE DO LOVE BURT REYNOLDS AND WE LOVE THE SHOWS. AND AFTER I SEEN THAT BLACK CAR I WANTED

ONE BUT I WANTED RED.

(JOE)>> THAT ONE MOVIE CREATED A PHENOMENON WHICH STILL RESONATES TO THIS DAY. IT'S HARD NOT TO LOOK COOL IN THIS PONTIAC PONY CAR, WHICH LIES ON THE BORDER LINE BETWEEN GAUDY AND DOWN RIGHT AGGRESSIVE. THIS PARTICULAR CAR HAS BEEN GARAGED FOR A LONG TIME. THE OLD PONTIAC 400 HAS A FEW SQUEALS IN IT, BUT AFTER WE GET DONE WITH IT IT'LL BE MAKING A WHOLE LOT MORE NOISE THAN THAT.

(TOMMY)>> NOW A VERY COMMON THING TO DO IS TO TAKE A USED CAR FOR A TEST DRIVE. I SWEET TALKED THE OWNER OUT OF THE KEYS. SO WE'RE GONNA CARRY THIS THING DOWN THE ROAD.

(JOE)>> ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT THESE CARS WAS THEY WERE LEGITIMATE CONTENDERS WHEN IT CAME TO HANDLING.

THE TRANS AM WAS A SPORT TUNED UPGRADE

OVER THE FIREBIRDS. THING OF IT LIKE A Z-28 TO A CAMARO. NO DOUBT IT'S A FUN CAR TO DRIVE. THIS PARTICULAR CAR REALLY FEELS LIKE IT'S AT HOME ON THE HIGHWAY AND IT CRUISES AS SMOOTH AS GLASS,

ONCE IT'S LAID OUT. HEY IS THAT JERRY REED? ALL IN ALL THIS IS A QUALITY CAR, WHICH IS GOING TO BE GREAT FOUNDATION FOR US TO BUILD ON.

(SHERRY)>> REALLY I'M GONNA MISS IT. I'M VERY SAD TO SEE THIS CAR GO. BUT SOMEBODY NEEDS TO TAKE IT AND KEEP IT UP BECAUSE IT'S JUST BEEN SITTING IN THE GARAGE AND IT'S TIME TO GET IT OUT ON THE ROAD. IT'S VERY MUCH LIKE A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY, I'M LETTING GO OF IT.

(JOE)>> WE FIGURED BEFORE WE STARTED TWISTING BOLTS OFF THIS OLD PONTIAC AND TAKING IT APART WE'D POKE

IT ON THE CHASSIS DYNO. AS A MATTER OF SCIENCE OF COURSE. MIKE GALLEY FROM OUR SISTER SHOW ENGINE POWER IS GONNA LEND US HIS TIME AND HIS SHOP FOR A LITTLE BIT SO WE CAN SEE JUST HOW MANY HORSEES ARE HIDING INSIDE THAT TRANS AM.

(TOMMY)>> WELL ALRIGHTY, WE'VE GOT THE TRANS AM STRAPPED ON THE DYNO, AND WE'RE GONNA MAKE US A PULL CAUSE WE KINDA WANT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT OUR BASE LINE IS. NOW THE ENGINE, DRIVETRAIN, AND ALL THAT, WE'RE GONNA UPGRADE IT BUT WE'RE JUST KINDA DOING THIS FOR GRINS BECAUSE WE WANT TO SEE WHAT KIND OF POWER THIS THING'S REALLY MAKING AND WE MAY EVEN DO A LITTLE TWEAKING ON IT JUST TO SEE WHAT WE CAN GET OUT OF IT. DON'T BREAK HER!

WELL, I HAVE TO SAY YOU JUST BLEW THE SOOT OUT OF IT.

(MIKE)>> OH MY GOSH!

(ANNOUNCER)>> SO HOW MUCH POWER DID IT MAKE, COMING UP

WE'LL SEE HOW THE OLD RED DRAGON DID ON THE ROLLERS. AND THEN SEE WHAT ELSE WE CAN SQUEEZE OUT OF IT. PLUS WE TAKE A LOOK AT A SLEEK MODERNIZED SUPERCAR VERSION OF THESE CLASSIC PONTIACS.

(JOE)>> WELCOME BACK.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT TODAY WE'RE DOING OUR BEST BANDIT IMPERSONATION. OUR NEWEST PROJECT CAR IS THIS BRIGHT RED '78 TRANS AM. WE'RE GONNA SLAP IT ON THE DYNO AND SEE WHAT KIND OF A BASE LINE WE CAN GET OUT OF THAT 400 INCH PONTIAC ENGINE.

(MIKE)>> OH MY GOSH!

(JOE)>> AND BOY WAS IT A GROUND POUNDER. THAT'S RIGHT, 110 HORSEPOWER, BUT IT'S NOT SURPRISING. BY THIS POINT IN THE LATE '70'S CONGRESS HAD HAD ENOUGH OF THE SMOGGY SMOKY CARS OF THE PREVIOUS GENERATION AND THE MUSCLE CAR ERA, WELL IT WAS DEAD AND BURIED. EMISSIONS RESTRICTIONS HAD KILLED THE ASPHALT MELTING BIG BLOCKS OF YEARS PRIOR, AND EVEN HIGH PERFORMANCE CARS LIKE THIS T/A WERE UNDERPOWERED TO SAY THE LAST. TRY 220 HORSEPOWER AT 4,000 RPM AT THE FLYWHEEL. FACTOR IN PARASITIC LOSS FROM THE DRIVETRAIN AND THE ADDITIONAL 40,000 MILES ON THIS ENGINE'S REBUILD, WELL 110 PONIES ACTUALLY SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT.

(TOMMY)>> 122 THAT TIME.

(MIKE)>> 122!

(TOMMY)>> THE LADY WHO OWNED IT, I DON'T BELIEVE SHE ABUSED IT ANY. SO I KNOW THIS THING COULD PROBABLY USE A TUNE UP,

PROBABLY EVEN TAKING THE AIR FILTER OFF THIS THING.

(MIKE)>> HOW OLDS THE AIR FILTER? WOW, IS THAT DYNO FAN ON?

(TOMMY)>> YEAH ITS ON. OH THIS AIN'T NOTHING. I AIN'T KIDDING, IT WAS A BLACK CLOUD BEHIND YOU EARLIER. GO AHEAD AND PULL ANOTHER ONE AND LETS SEE WHAT IT DOES.

(JOE)>> STILL WE'RE GONNA TRY TO BLOW THE COB WEBS

OUT, SEE IF SHE'LL WAKE UP A LITTLE. AT THE VERY LEAST WE'RE HOPING TO BREAK 130 FOR A NICE SOLID BASELINE BEFORE WE TINKER WITH THE ENGINE.

(TOMMY)>> 136, 225!

(MIKE)>> WE BROKE IT.

(TOMMY)>> WE BROKE OUR 130. YEAH, THAT'S KINDA NOT THAT IMPRESSIVE IS IT?

(JOE)>> ONE WAY TO LOOK AT IT, LOTS OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.

SO WE PICKED UP SOME TUNE UP PARTS FROM SUMMIT RACING IN HOPES OF WAKING IT UP. WE'RE GONNA START OUT WITH SOME ETHREE SPARK PLUGS WITH DIAMOND FIRE TECHNOLOGY, WHICH SHOULD PICK UP ON THE POWER. AND IF WE WERE GONNA KEEP DRIVING THIS CAR, IT WOULD ALSO HELP US OUT WITH LOWERING EMISSIONS AND IMPROVING FUEL MILEAGE. WHILE WE'RE AT IT WE'LL ALSO PULL OFF THE FUEL FILTER. YOU CAN SEE IT HAD SOME BLOCKAGE, SO A NEW ONE IS A LOW COST INVESTMENT THAT CAN GO A LONG WAY. A GOOD SET OF SPARK PLUG WIRES WILL HELP OUT TOO. THE ONES WE PULLED OFF THIS CAR WERE PRETTY RATTY. AND A COUPLE WERE EVEN TAPED UP WHERE THE INSULATION HAD CRACKED OFF. WITH A NEW AIR FILTER IN PLACE, WE CAN NOW

SEE WHAT SHE'LL DO. THE THINK IS THIS TIME IT SMOKES SO MUCH IT MIGHT REMIND YOU OF AN OLD STEAM LOCOMOTIVE.

(TOMMY)>> ONE OF MY FACIAL EXPRESSIONS IS LIKE OH MY GOD!

(MIKE)>> OH MY LORDY!

(TOMMY)>> WELL I THINK THE CARBURETOR'S RUNNING

A LITTLE BIT RICH.

(JOE)>> A VACUUM GAUGE HOOKED UP TO THE CARB WILL

TELL YOU HOW TO ADJUST YOUR AIR/FUEL MIXTURE SCREWS. IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE, JUST TRY TO GET THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF VACUUM OUT OF EACH SIDE TO GET THE OPTIMUM MIXTURE.

(TOMMY)>> YOU CAN SAY IT WAS A LITTLE BIT FAT. I ADJUSTED THE THRUST IDLE MIXTURE SCREWS. THEY WERE ABOUT FOUR TURNS OUT TOO FAR. SO WE'RE GONNA SEE WHAT THAT DOES.

WELL WE MADE ABOUT 16 EXTRA. THAT'S NOT TOO BAD CONSIDERING THIS OLD THING COULD PROBABLY USE THAT TUNE UP ANYHOW.

(MIKE)>> I DON'T SEE AS MUCH BLACK SMOKE BACK THERE.

(TOMMY)>> YEAH, NOT NEARLY AS MUCH, AND YOU KNOW THAT'S GONNA SAVE US SOME MONEY AND SOME FILL UP, WHICH THIS THING IS PROBABLY GONNA HAVE A FEW OF THEM.

(MIKE)>> THAT IT WILL, I'M DONE, I'M GONNA GO WASH MY HANDS NOW.

(TOMMY)>> BUT I NOTICED SOMETHING THOUGH GALLEY, Y'ALL CHECK THIS OUT. THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT A CAMO HAT AND A RED TRANS AM, IT JUST GOES TOGETHER.

(MIKE)>> IT'S THE BEARD.

(TOMMY)>> IT IS THE BEARD, COME ON, LETS GO.

(ANNOUNCER)>> STICK AROUND AND SEE WHAT THE MAN HIMSELF HAS TO SAY ABOUT THESE CARS.

(JOE)>> HEY WELCOME BACK. YOU KNOW WHEN PONTIAC REDESIGNED THE TRANS AM IN 1977 THE RESULT WAS A STATE OF THE ART STATEMENT TO THE WORLD. ONE THAT SAID HEY, LOOK AT ME, LETS GO FOR A RIDE. WELL CARS AND TASTE HAVE EVOLVED QUITE A BIT SINCE THEN.

HECK IT'S BEEN ALMOST 40 YEARS. SO THE QUESTION IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE A CLASSIC ICON AND RETHINK IT FOR THE MODERN AGE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> DETROIT MUSCLE SALUTES THE BANDIT TRANS AM.

(TOMMY)>> WHEN A CAR BECOMES THE CENTER PIECE OF A MOVIE OR TV SHOW, IT BECOMES A COSTAR. JAMES BOND AND THE DB FIVE, THE DUKE BOYS AND THE GENERAL LEE, AND BURT REYNOLDS AND HIS FIREBIRD TRANS AM. THIS IS THE CAR THAT JUMP STARTED PONTIAC IN 1977. SALES INCREASED BY 20,000 UNITS THAT YEAR, AND IT HAD A LOT TO DO WITH SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT.

(KEVIN)>> I'VE ALWAYS SAID IT WAS SEXY. GOLLY THAT'S A SEXY CAR. IT'S JUST GOT THE RIGHT LINES.

(TOMMY)>> KEVIN KING SHOULD KNOW. AS PRESIDENT OF YEAR ONE, HE'S MADE A BUSINESS OUT OF RESURRECTING DREAMS BY DISTRIBUTING AND

MANUFACTURING HARD TO FIND CLASSIC PARTS AND RESTORING ICONIC MUSCLE. ONE OF THEIR LATEST CREATIONS, THE BANDIT TRANS AM.

(KEVIN)>> ALL WE WANTED TO DO WAS TRY SOME MODERN MAKE UP. YOU KNOW WE'LL FLUSH MOUNT THE WINDOWS, WE'LL BUILD BIGGER WHEELS AND TIRES, GIVE THE INTERIOR A LITTLE UPGRADE, PUT A NEW MODERN MOTOR IN IT, BETTER HANDLING SUSPENSION, AND TURN AN OTHERWISE ALREADY GORGEOUS CAR INTO A SUPERCAR. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE DID.

(TOMMY)>> A SUPERCAR FOR A SUPER STAR. WHEN APPROACHED, THE LEGENDARY BURT REYNOLDS

HIMSELF SIGNED ON AS A CONSULTANT.

AND AT HIS RANCH IN JUPITER, FLORIDA.

(BURT)>> LOOKY THERE, HONEY HUSH.

(TOMMY)>> BURT TOOK DELIVERY OF THE PROTOTYPE

HE HELPED DESIGN.

(BURT)>> WOW!

(KEVIN)>> CHANGES PER YOUR REQUESTS.

(BURT)>> IT'S BEAUTIFUL. I'M UNDER ARREST BEFORE I EVEN START DRIVING. I'VE HAD MANY PEOPLE PULL UP BESIDE ME NOW. AND NOT SUCH GOOD SHAPE FOR 70 SOMETHING. IT'S LIKE THE BANDIT CAR, AND THEY GO IT'S YOUR FAULT.

(BURT)>> SORRY PARTNER BUT I BET YOU HAD A GOOD TIME. HE SAID, NAH, I DID. SO ALL OF THEM HAD A GREAT TIME IF THEY EVER HAD THIS CAR.

(KEVIN)>> WHAT'S IT MEAN TO YOU?

(BURT)>> WELL I MEAN IT'S JUST A FLOOD OF MEMORIES THAT COME OVER ME WHEN I SEE THIS CAR. WHEN I SAW THE FIRST ONE IT WAS THE FIRST TIME JERRY REED HAD SEEN IT TOO. AND GOD LOVE HIM, HE SAID HONEY HUSH. IT WASN'T IN THE SCRIPT. AND THEN WE BOTH WERE JUMPING ALL AROUND IT. AND THEN HE GOT IN IT AND IT WAS A RUSH YOU KNOW,

TO DRIVE THAT CAR.

(TOMMY)>> THE ORIGINAL '77 SPECIAL EDITION FEATURED A 400 CUBIC INCH SIX POINT SIX LITER VEIGHT. 200 HORSEPOWER TO THE REAR WHEELS WOULD GET YOU DOWN THE QUARTER MILE IN 16 SECONDS. AN LS SEVEN OUT OF A ZO SIX CORVETTE POWERS THIS BIRD. UNDER THE BLACK SKIN THE BURT REYNOLDS EDITION IS UPGRADED IN EVERY WAY. MODIFIED HEADS, AND AN UPGRADED CAM PUSHING 605 HORSEPOWER.

FULL TUBULAR SUBFRAME, COIL OVERS IN THE FRONT, ADJUSTABLE REAR FOUR LINK MODERNIZED THIS MUSCLE IN EVERY WAY. BUT BEYOND THE MECHANICS, GAUGES, SEATS, AND OF COURSE THE ENDORSEMENT, THIS TTOP TRANS WAS LEFT ALONE. THE SMOOTH BODY LINES REMAIN ALONG WITH

THE HONEYCOMB GRILL. THE FOUR SQUARED HEADLIGHTS ARE GONE. IN ITS PLACE MODERN SEALED UNITS WITH BRIGHT

LED'S FOR TAIL LIGHTS. NO DOUBT ONE COOL CAR WITH ONE OF THE COOLEST CATS AGAIN BEHIND THE WHEEL, BOTH FROM A 36 YEAR OLD MOVIE THAT'S STILL A HOOT TO WATCH.

(BURT)>> WHAT MAKES AUDIENCES LIKE THAT FILM, THE REASON IT'S HAD SUCH AN AFTERLIFE, IS THAT YOU'RE WATCHING PEOPLE HAVE THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES AND THEY'RE NOT FAKING IT. THAT PICTURE WAS NEVER WORK. IT WAS JUST FUN!

(KEVIN)>> WELL YOU HAD YOUR BEST PAL IN THE MOVIE, YOU GOT A GREAT DOG, YOU GOT A GREAT WOMAN, AND YOU GOT THIS CAR.

(BURT)>> WELL IT DON'T GET NO BETTER THAN THAT DOES IT? [ engine revving ]

(JOE)>> COME ON BURT, WHY DIDN'T YOU DO A BURNOUT. NOW IN CASE YOU'RE WONDERING, YES YOU CAN ORDER ONE OF THOSE CARS FROM YEAR ONE, OR YOU CAN GET THE PARTS AND MIX AND MATCH THEM AND BUILD A BIRD JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> SO WHAT KIND OF UPGRADES ARE GOING ON THE GIVEAWAY T/A? LETS GO OVER IT AND SEE WHAT SHE NEEDS.

(JOE)>> WELL FOLKS WE'VE GOT OUR BIG BAD BIRD INTO OUR

SHOP BECAUSE TIME TO START SCHEMING ABOUT WHAT KIND OF

UPGRADES WE'RE GONNA THROW AT THIS CAR. WE ARE GONNA KEEP IT ALL PONTIAC THOUGH. SO FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TALKING TO THE BEST

PONTIAC POWER GUYS WE KNOW AT BUTLER PERFORMANCE DOWN

IN LEOMA, TENNESSEE. NOW WE'RE THINKING WITH A STROKER KIT AND BORING OUT THE CYLINDERS WE CAN GET THIS THING ABOVE THE 460 INCH RANGE.

(TOMMY)>> WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND ONE WE'RE GONNA BE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 500 PONIES. AND WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO UPGRADE THE REST OF THE CAR TO MAKE SURE IT CAN WITHSTAND THAT KIND OF POWER. THAT'S GONNA INCLUDE THE TRANSMISSION, THE DRIVESHAFT, AND THAT LITTLE OLE 10 BOLT. WE WANT TO GIVE THE SUSPENSION SOME LOVE TOO.

TAKE THESE 30 PLUS YEAR OLD COMPONENTS AND UPGRADE IT WITH THE MODERN TECHNOLOGY THAT'S OUT THERE.

(JOE)>> ANOTHER THING WE'VE GOT IN STORE FOR THIS CAR, OF COURSE, IS PAINT. NOW YOU MAY BE WONDERING, ARE WE GONNA KEEP THIS PONTIAC DRESSED IN RED? WELL THE PREVIOUS OWNER MAY HAVE LOVED IT BUT AS FOR US, WE'RE SOLD ON BLACK AND GOLD.

(TOMMY)>> THIS CAR HAS A PAINT CODE OF 19 ON IT, STARLIGHT BLACK, BUT IT'S MISSING THE CODE OF Y-82 OR 84, GIVING IT THE GOLD ACCENT STRIPES OF THE SPECIAL EDITION CARS. IT'S ALSO MISSING THE TTOPS. BUT WHEN WE'RE ALL SAID AND DONE WITH THIS CAR IT'S GONNA HAVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF THOSE SPECIAL CARS FROM BACK IN THE DAY, BUT WITH A WHOLE LOT MORE ATTITUDE.

(JOE)>> YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT THERE WAS A Y-88 SPECIAL EDITION FOR 1978 ONLY. IT WAS REVERSE COLOR SCHEME, GOLD WITH BLACK ACCENTS. SO WHEN WE'RE DONE THE PLAN IS TO HAVE THIS THING LOOKING LIKE SOMETHING BURT REYNOLDS WOULD DRIVE BUT

HANDLING AND GOING LIKE SOMETHING THAT MARIO ANDRETTI WOULD DRIVE.

(TOMMY)>> I THINK IT'S GONNA BE NICE.

(JOE)>> I BET YA!

WELL HERE'S A COOL WAY TO DRESS UP YOUR OLD FORD SMALL BLOCK WITH A NOSTALGIC LOOK. IT'S A SET OF CAST ALUMINUM FINNED VALVE

COVERS FROM COWL CUSTOM. THEY FIT 289'S, 302'S, AND EVEN 351 WINDSORS. YOU CAN GET THEM IN STANDARD HEIGHT OR EXTRA TALL TO CLEAR ROLLER ROCKERS. THEY'RE A PERFECT COMPLIMENT FOR COWL CUSTOM'S FINNED AIR CLEANER BUT THEY WON'T CLEAN OUT YOUR BUDGET AT ONLY $145 A PAIR.

(TOMMY)>> MOPAR RALLY WHEELS WERE ONCE THE BIG TICKET FOR DODGE AND PLYMOUTH MUSCLE CARS BACK IN THE DAY. THEY'RE BACK AND BETTER. YEAR ONE IS REPRODUCING THESE MOPAR RALLIES IN A 17 INCH WHEEL FOR BETTER LOOKS AND TO FIT THOSE BIGGER ROTORS.

THEY'RE A LIGHT WEIGHT CAST ALUMINUM, AND THAT MEANS THEY WON'T RUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL STAMP WHEEL. AND THEY'RE POWDER COATED SILVER AND RUN YOU ABOUT $220 BUCKS.

(JOE)>> WELL HERE'S SOMETHING FOR YOU MODERN MOPAR GUYS. IN FACT IT'S A WAY TO MAKE YOUR FIVE POINT SEVEN OR SIX

POINT ONE HEMI BULLETPROOF. IT'S A BILLET TIMING SET FROM COMP CAMS WITH

INDUCTION HARDENED GEARS. IT FEATURES A NINE KEYWAY CRANK SPROCKET FOR EIGHT DEGREES OF ADVANCE OR RETARD IN TWO DEGREE INCREMENTS. AND THE DOUBLE ROLLER CHAIN'S A HEAVY DUTY LARGE PIN DESIGN THAT'S PRESTRETCHED AND HEAT TREATED. IT'S ALL BACKED BY A ONE YEAR WARRANTY AND SELLS FOR ABOUT $240 BUCKS. WELL SPEAKING OF TIMING OUR TIME IS UP.

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.
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