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Currie Enterprises
68-72 GM A-Body Crate Rearend
Dannmar
Dannmar D-10/ACX Wide, Asymmetric 2-Post Car Lift
Holley
Fuel Cell Pickup, Hydramat, Rectangle, 14 in. x 30 in., Two -10 AN Fitting, Each
Holley
Fuel Pump, Electric, VR Series Billet, 130 psi, 170 gph, E85, Gasoline, Methanol, Kit
Hooker Headers
Exhaust System 68-72 GM A-Body Exhaust System, 3 IN, 304SS, For vehicles with a GM LS swap
Lizard Skin LLC
Sound Control, Advanced Water-based Composition of a High-grade Acrylic, Spray-on, Black, 2 gallon, Each
Matco Tools
All New MATCO REVEL X Line of Toolboxes
Original Parts Group
1971-72 Fuel Tank Kits Chevelle w/3 Vents & Return, w/Sending unit w/lock ring, O-ring and filter sock, Mounting straps, Hardware, Hoses, Clamps, Gas Cap
Sea Foam
Sea Foam Motor Treatment is a safe and versatile additive that can be used in fuel, oil or added directly into the combustion chamber on 2-cycle, 4-cycle, rotary and diesel engines.
The Industrial Depot
INDUSTRIAL DEPOT - FASTENERS, HARDWARE, AND SHOP SUPPLIES

Episode Transcript

(NARRATOR)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE WE'VE GOT TO GET SOME FUEL TO OUR SUPERCHARGED CHEVELLE'S POWER PLANT, AND PLUG SOME EXHAUST INTO IT SO SHE CAN EXHALE.

(TOMMY)>> HEY Y'ALL, GLAD YOU COULD JOIN US. TODAY WE'RE CONTINUING ON OUR '72 CHEVELLE PROJECT. NOW WE DRUG THIS THING OUT OF A BARN, AND I HAVE TO SAY IT'S CLEANED UP PRETTY GOOD. NOW WE'VE BEEN DOING A WHOLE BUNCH OF WORK HERE UNDER THE HOOD, AND I HAVE TO SAY WE'VE JUST ABOUT GOT IT BUTTONED UP.

(MARC)>> WE'RE SICK OF WORKING HERE. I MEAN WE'VE BEEN ON THIS FOR A WHILE, AND BESIDES WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF MAJOR SYSTEMS THAT STILL NEED TO BE INSTALLED. WE'VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE'RE GONNA GET A BUNCH OF FUEL FROM THE BACK OF THE CAR UP HERE TO FEED THIS 1,000 HORSEPOWER BEAST. THEN WE'VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE'RE GONNA GET ALL OF THAT EXHAUST OUT THE BACK CAUSE WE'RE NOT PLANNING ON RUNNING OPEN HEADERS. SO TO ADDRESS THAT FUEL SYSTEM SITUATION WE WERE TALKING ABOUT EARLIER WE'RE GONNA START WITH THIS STOCK REPLACEMENT TANK THAT WE GOT FROM ORIGINAL PARTS GROUP. THIS IS A NO BRAINER BECAUSE OF THE COSTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'VE GOT A CAR THAT'S BEEN SITTING 20 YEARS LIKE OURS RATHER THAN TRYING TO RESTORE THAT TANK. IT'S GOT THE FILLER IN THE FACTORY LOCATION, AND THIS IS GONNA GO WITH THAT CLEAN FACTORY LOOK THAT WE'RE GOING WITH ON OUR CHEVELLE. NOW THIS IS A STOCK STYLE SENDING UNIT THAT WE GOT FROM OPGI. THIS IS A DIRECT REPLACEMENT FOR THE ORIGINAL, AND IF WE HAD ABOUT A 300 OR 400 HORSEPOWER ENGINE THIS WOULD BE FINE, BUT THAT LITTLE TUBE RIGHT THERE, ITS THREEEIGHTHS DIAMETER, IT'S NOT GONNA BE ENOUGH TO HANDLE 1,000 HORSEPOWER. SO WE'VE GOT TO GO WITH THIS DASH 10 HOSE, WHICH IS A HALF INCH DIAMETER THAT WE GOT FROM EARL'S. NOW WE JUST NEED TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ADAPT IT, AND SINCE THAT STOCK PICK UP IS NOT GONNA BE BIG ENOUGH WE DECIDED TO GO WITH THIS HYDRAMAT FROM HOLLEY. THIS THING ACTUALLY ACTS AS A FUEL RESERVOIR, AND I KNOW THAT SOUNDS ODD, BUT WHAT IT DOES IS IT WICKS UP ALL THE FUEL THAT'S IN THE TANK AND ALLOWS IT TO BE SENT THROUGH THIS PORT HERE. IT ALSO ACTS AS YOUR 100 MICRON PREFILTER. NOW THESE THINGS ARE GREAT ESPECIALLY IF YOUR VEHICLE DOES ANY HARD CORNERING, ACCELERATING, OR STOPPING. THESE ARE AVAILABLE IN A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT SIZES AND CONFIGURATIONS DEPENDING ON YOUR APPLICATION. ANOTHER COOL THING, IT DOESN'T MATTER, ANY PART OF THIS THING IS TOUCHING FUEL IT'S GONNA MAKE IT TO THAT PORT. YOU GUYS MIGHT HAVE NOTICED WE'VE HAD A BIG CHANGE AROUND HERE, WHICH IS OUR NEW TWO POST LIFT FROM DANMAR. IT'S GOT A 10,000 POUND CAPACITY AND THE DESIGN MAKES IT A LOT EASIER FOR US TO GET IN AND OUT OF THE CAR WHILE IT'S ON THE LIFT. WE GOT OURS AT GES USA DOT COM. NOW I WENT AHEAD AND PUT THE TANK IN PLACE, AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WE'RE GONNA BE ABLE TO PUT THESE DASH 10 BULKHEAD FITTINGS IN ORDER TO FEED THOSE BIG LINES. NOW THIS TANK IS REALLY TIGHT TO THE FLOOR HERE ALL THE WAY ACROSS. SO IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE NOT GONNA BE ABLE TO PUT THEM IN THE TOP. WE NEED TO FIND A SOLUTION. WELL NOW WE KNOW WE CAN'T PUT THESE BULKHEAD FITTINGS HERE IN THE TOP. THERE'S JUST NOT ENOUGH ROOM. SO WE COULD NOTCH IT OUT, DROP THE TOP OF THE TANK DOWN A LITTLE BIT TO MAKE ROOM, OR WE COULD JUST POP THEM IN THE SIDE OF THE TANK HERE BUT I DON'T REALLY WANT TO DO THAT. SO WHAT I THINK I'M GONNA DO IS I'M JUST GONNA CUT IT OUT AT ABOUT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE HERE ON THIS EDGE, AND THAT'LL LEAVE US PLENTY OF ROOM. ANOTHER THING TOO, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T INTERFERE WITH OUR REGULAR SENDING UNIT HERE. EVEN THOUGH WE'RE NOT GONNA USE THE FEED AND RETURN, WE'RE ACTUALLY GONNA USE THE SENDER ITSELF. THAT WAY OUR FUEL GAUGE WORKS. I'M JUST GONNA MAKE A COUPLE OF MARKS HERE JUST TO SOME ROUGH GUIDELINES OF WHERE I WANT TO MAKE MY CUTS. I WANT TO STAY AWAY FROM THESE ANGLED PIECES HERE. THAT WAY WHEN I PUT MY NEW PIECE BACK IN HERE IT'S EASIER TO WELD IN PLACE.

[ saw cutting metal ]

(MARC)>> ONCE WE GET THE BIG PIECE CUT OUT, WE'LL GO BACK AND STRAIGHTEN IT UP A LITTLE BIT. ALL RIGHT, WE'VE GOT OUR TANK READY HERE. IT'S ALL CLEANED UP AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO START ASSEMBLING THIS STUFF. I WENT AHEAD AND MADE THIS PIECE HERE, AND THIS IS GONNA PATCH THAT HOLE. IT'S GOT SOME REINFORCEMENTS ON THE BACK HERE BECAUSE ONCE WE GET THAT WELDED IN WE'RE ACTUALLY GONNA TAKE THIS PLATE HERE THAT'S GOT OUR BULKHEADS ATTACHED TO IT AND THAT IS WHAT'S GONNA SEAL THE HOLE THERE, AND THAT WAY YOU CAN SERVICE IT IF YOU EVER NEED TO PULL THIS OUT, OR GET THE HYDRAMAT FOR WHATEVER REASON, BUT WE CAN'T FIT THE HYDRAMAT IN THE HOLE. IT'S GOT TO GO IN THIS BIGGER HOLE. SO WE NEED TO GET THIS OUT, GET THE HYDRAMAT IN.

(NARRATOR)>> COMING UP, WE'RE GONNA FINISH THE FUEL SYSTEM ON THE CHEVELLE, AND LATER ON FIND OUT HOW OUR TOOL BOXES ARE MADE.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, GLAD YOU COULD MAKE YOUR WAY BACK. I'VE BEEN BUSY UP HERE DOING A LITTLE BIT OF PLUMBING ON THIS HAIR DRYER. OL' MARC, WELL HE'S GOT A BIG HOLE IN THAT TANK AND ABOUT READY TO SLAP IN THAT HYDRAMAT. Y'ALL GO CHECK HIM OUT.

(MARC)>> THIS HYDRAMAT NEEDS TO BE ROLLED UP REALLY TIGHTLY SO THAT WE CAN FIT IT INTO THE TANK.

IT TAKES A LITTLE FINESSE TO GET IT INSERTED, BUT ONCE IT'S IN YOU CAN UNROLL IT AND LAY IT OUT FLAT.

WELL WE'VE GOT THESE LITTLE MAGNETS THAT WE'RE GONNA STICK INSIDE THE TANK, AND THOSE ARE GONNA HOLD THAT HYDRAMAT DOWN TO THE FLOOR OF THE TANK.

NOW WE'RE AT A POINT WHERE WE CAN GET OUR PLATE BURNED IN TO SEAL OUR TANK BACK UP. WITH IT WELDED IN, OUR OUTER PLATE CAN BE ATTACHED AS WELL. THIS IS GOING TO GET SCREWED IN INSTEAD OF WELDED SO THAT IF NEEDED IT CAN BE REMOVED TO SERVICE THE INTERIOR OF THE TANK.

[ drill spinning ]

(MARC)>> NOW WE CAN ATTACH THE OTHER FITTING ONTO THE PICK UP HOSE, WHICH IS ALREADY MARRIED TO THE HYDRAMAT. WE'LL ATTACH THAT FITTING ON ONE OF OUR BULKHEADS, WHICH WILL BE THE FEED. WITH A HOMEMADE GASKET ATTACHED, WE'LL CINCH IT DOWN AND MOVE ON. WELL WE'VE GOT OUR SENDING UNIT READY TO GO IN THE TANK. YOU CAN SEE HERE THAT WE CUT AND PINCHED OFF OUR FEED AND RETURN LINES BECAUSE WE DON'T NEED THEM ANYMORE AND WE DON'T WANT THEM TO LEAK. WE JUST NEED TO GET THIS IN THE TANK AND THEN WE CAN GET THE TANK IN THE CAR.

(TOMMY)>> WELL WE GOT OUR TANK MOUNTED UP BACK HERE IN THE BACK AND NOW IT'S TIME TO MOUNT UP OUR FUEL PUMP. NOW THERE'S A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO KEEP IN MIND WHENEVER YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS. WHEREVER YOU PICK MAKE SURE IT'S A SOLID LOCATION, MEANING THAT YOU'VE GOT A SOLID FOUNDATION TO ATTACH IT TO. WE'RE GONNA MOUNT OURS RIGHT HERE ON THE SIDE OF THE FRAME. WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO MAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A BRACKET TO USE THESE REAR TWO BOLTS, BUT THAT'S NO BIG DEAL. ANOTHER THING, WHEREVER YOU MOUNT THIS, WELL YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE TO KEEP IT OUT OF HARMS WAY. NOW THIS COULD POSSIBLY GET A FEW ROCKS AND THAT KIND OF THING THROWN AT IT. SO WE'LL PROBABLY END UP MAKING A COVER FOR IT. WITH US RUNNING THAT BOOSTED APPLICATION WE NEED A PRETTY SERIOUS PUMP. SO WE'RE GOING WITH THIS HOLLEY VRONE SETUP. IT'LL PUMP 170 GALLONS PER HOUR, AND IT ALSO WILL PUMP AT 130 PSI CONSTANTLY. NOW ANOTHER THING YOU WANT TO KEEP IN MIND WHENEVER YOU'RE MOUNTING YOUR PUMP IS YOU DON'T WANT TO MOUNT IT ANY HIGHER THAN THE TANK. EITHER GO THE SAME OR ACTUALLY BELOW, AND IT'S ALSO A GOOD IDEA TO MOUNT IT AS CLOSE TO THE TANK AS POSSIBLE. THAT WAY YOU DON'T RUN INTO ANY KIND OF STARVATION PROBLEMS WHEN THIS THING TURNS ON AND TRIES TO SUCK THE FUEL OUT OF THE TANK.

(MARC)>> WHEN IT COMES TO PUTTING A FUEL ADDITIVE IN YOUR HOT ROD OR DAILY DRIVER A LOT OF FOLKS WORRY ABOUT DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD, BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE WITH SEAFOAM MOTOR TREATMENT. THERE'S NOTHING IN SEAFOAM THAT CAN HARM YOUR ENGINE WHEN USING IT AS A FUEL ADDITIVE. IN FACT, THE MORE YOU ADD THE BETTER IT CLEANS AND LUBRICATES FUEL SYSTEM PARTS. YOU CAN MIX THIS STUFF UP IN AS MUCH AS ONE TO ONE IN A GASOLINE ENGINE. ONCE IT'S IN THERE IT CLEANS DEPOSITS OFF OF THE CARBURETOR SURFACES. THE VALVES, INJECTORS, OR ANY OTHER THING THAT'S IN THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER.

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT WE'LL TAKE A TRIP TO THE MATCO TOOL BOX FACTORY.

(MARC)>> THE MATCO TOOL BOX FACTORY IN JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK, IS ONE OF THE LARGEST EMPLOYERS IN THE AREA, WITH 130 FULL TIME ASSOCIATES AND 30 TEMPORARY TOOL BOX BUILDERS WORKING TWO SHIFTS SIX DAYS A WEEK. WITH THE REVEL LINE MATCO WANTED TO REALLY SHAKE UP THE TOOL BOX MARKET AND DREW ON MANY DIFFERENT STYLING CUES, LIKE MODERN CAR DESIGN, LED LIGHTING, AND EVEN SOME MECHANICAL INNOVATIONS TO COME UP WITH THEIR NEW REVEL LINE, BUT THE MAIN THING THEY DID WAS ASK PEOPLE WHO USE THEM, LIKE YOU AND ME.

(DAVID)>> WE LOOKED FOR TECHNICIANS, PROFESSIONAL TECHNICIANS THAT HAVE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS, NOT ONLY NEW GUYS BUT GUYS WHO HAD BEEN IN THE BUSINESS FOR 20 YEARS, AND WE ASKED THEM HEY, WHAT DO YOU LIKE, WHAT'S EXCITING TO YOU, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE IN A TOOL BOX, WHAT KIND OF FEATURES DO YOU NEED, WHAT KIND OF STYLISH THINGS THAT YOU WANT IN IT, AND WHAT'S NEW AND WHAT'S GONNA BE IN YOUR TOOL BOX IN THE FUTURE?

(TOMMY)>> THE NEW LOOK AND DESIGN WAS AN INSTANT HIT. NOW EVEN THOUGH MATCO CHANGED HOW WE LOOK AT AND HOW THEY BUILD A TOOL BOX, THE SOLID FOUNDATION THEY'RE BUILT ON DIDN'T CHANGE. IT'S STILL GOOD OLE FASHIONED STEEL. BROOKE COLLEY HAS BEEN DESIGNING MATCO TOOL BOXES IN JAMESTOWN FOR 11 YEARS NOW, BUT IT'S NOT JUST ALL CAD AND CAM WORK ON A COMPUTER THAT MAKES WHAT IS ALREADY A STURDY TOOL BOX THAT MUCH BETTER.

(BROOKE)>> SO ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID WAS WE GOT A GROUP TOGETHER AND KIND OF BRAINSTORMED SOME IDEAS, AND LOOKED AT THEM STRUCTURALLY. DID SOME EQUATIONS, AND FIGURED OUT STRENGTH WISE WHAT'S GONNA BE OUR BEST BET. THEN WE ACTUALLY GO THROUGH AND MAKE SOME OUT OF SHEET METAL, SAMPLES, AND THEN PUT WEIGHT ON THEM. RUN THEM OVER IMPEDIMENTS AND SEE WHERE THE STRENGTH IS, AND WHICH ONE IS STRONGER, WHAT'S GONNA GIVE US THE STRONGEST TOOL BOX OUT THERE.

(MARC)>> THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS STARTS WITH AS MANY AS 30 DIFFERENT STEEL PANELS. WORKERS ARE USING COMPUTER CONTROLLED PRESSES TO BEND THE PANELS IN ALL THE RIGHT PLACES. ONCE THE PANELS ARE BENT THEY MOVE ON TO AN AREA CALLED "CASE CELL", WHERE THE PANELS ARE WELDED TOGETHER TO FORM THE BOX'S PARTITIONS.

(TOMMY)>> ALL THESE PARTS COME TOGETHER AT THE LEAD TABLE. THE PANELS ARE ARRANGED INTO A BOX SHAPE AND SECURED WITH RIVETS. THEN IT'S TIME TO SECURE THE ENTIRE BOX WITH WELDS, AND THAT'S WHERE MATCO'S LATEST INNOVATION COMES INTO PLAY. TO SPEED UP PRODUCTION MATCO HAS ADDED THIS THREE SEGMENTED ROBOT FOR ALL THE INTRICATE WELDING NEEDED FOR THE REVEL TOOL BOXES.

(ANDREW)>> THE OTHER THING THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO IS GO INTO A THREED SPACE, LIKE YOU SEE. THE ROBOT IS ABLE TO GO INTO AREAS THAT WE WEREN'T EVER PREVIOUSLY ABLE TO DO OR ABLE TO WELD BEFORE. WITH THIS NEW TECHNIQUE TECHNOLOGY IS STRONGER THAN OUR RESISTANCE WELDING TECHNOLOGY.

(MARC)>> IT NOW TAKES JUST SEVEN AND A HALF MINUTES TO WELD A TOOL BOX. NOW EVEN AT THAT ACCELERATED PACE THERE'S ANOTHER GREAT BENEFIT TO THIS ROBOT. IT HAS NOT REPLACED ANY WORKERS.

(TOMMY)>> ONCE THE NEW ROBOTIC COWORKER HAS FINISHED HIS SEVEN AND A HALF MINUTE WELDING JOB THE NEWLY ASSEMBLED REVEL BOX IS OFF TO BE CLEANED IN THE 140 FOOT LONG SHOWER THAT PREPS IT FOR POWDER COATING. IT EMERGES OUT OF THE WATER SOAK TUNNEL COMPLETELY CLEAN OF ANY SURFACE CONTAMINANTS. OUR BOX THEN TURNS INTO THE POWDER COATING AREA TO GET A SPRAY OF MATCO FIRE RED POWDER. THEN IT'S OFF TO THE 400 DEGREE OVEN AND 50 FEET OF WINDING HOT TUNNELS THAT WILL COMPLETELY CURE THE POWDER TO THE BOX.

(MARC)>> IT EMERGES TO COOL FOR A FEW MINUTES, AND THEN MOVE ON TO THE FINAL ASSEMBLY AREA WHERE ALL THE NECESSARY HARDWARE, INCLUDING CASTORS, HANDLES, AND CHROME PLATED MATCO BLING ARE ADDED.

(TOMMY)>> AND THEN OUR BOX IS FINISHED, PREPPED FOR SHIPPING, AND THEN FINALLY SENT OFF TO US HERE IN NASHVILLE.

(CHRISTOPHER)>> WITH ALL THE CHALLENGES WE'VE HAD THROUGH THIS PROCESS I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO WITNESS IN TWO YEARS AN ABSOLUTE GROWTH IN THIS ENTIRE ORGANIZATION. NOT JUST THE JAMESTOWN TOOL BOX PLANT, BUT ALSO IN ALL OF MATCO TOOLS, AND THAT IS VERY PLEASING. IT'S TAKEN US DOWN NEW PATHS. IT'S TAUGHT US NEW THINGS. WE USE THOSE AS OUR FUEL MOVING FORWARD TO CHALLENGE OURSELVES EVEN MORE, AND TO PUSH THE ENVELOPE ON HOW WE CAN IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF OUR PRODUCT. SO IT IS TRULY A PASSION OF FUEL FOR US TO MOVE INTO A DIRECTION TO WHERE THIS PRODUCT IS BAR NONE THE BEST TOOL BOX BUILT.

(TOMMY)>> WE'VE GOT TO SAY WE LOVE OUR NEW TOOL BOX.

NOW IT'S NO SECRET THAT THE FORD NINE INCH HAS BEEN THE GO TO DIFFERENTIAL FOR WHATEVER YOU'RE WORKING ON, WHETHER IT BE A STREET ROD, RACE CAR, OR EVEN A MUSCLE CAR. NOW USED TO YOU'D HAVE TO GO TO THE SALVAGE YARD, DIG YOU ONE OUT, AND THEN CARRY IT HOME AND DO A WHOLE BUNCH OF FAB WORK TO GET IT TO FIT UNDER WHATEVER YOU'RE WORKING WITH. WELL THAT'S NOT THE CASE ANYMORE THANKS TO CURRIE ENTERPRISES. THEY HAVE A WHOLE LINE OF BOLT IN CRATE REAR ENDS. YOU CAN SIMPLY ROLL ONE UNDER YOUR RIDE AND ATTACH THEM USING THE STOCK SUSPENSION, OR IF YOU'VE GOT A CUSTOM SETUP THEY CAN HELP YOU WITH THAT AS WELL.

(TOMMY)>> HEY Y'ALL, GLAD YOU MADE YOUR WAY BACK. NOW LAST TIME ON OUR POWER NATION EXTRA WE DID A BRAKE LINE TECH AND KIND OF DOVE INTO HOW TO CUT A PIECE OF TUBING CORRECTLY. NOW WE'RE GONNA CONTINUE THAT SUBJECT JUST A BIT BUT IT'S GONNA BE ON THE FLARE SIDE OF THINGS. WITH BRAKE LINES YOU'LL RUN INTO TWO COMMON DEGREES OF FLARE, A 37 AND A 45. THIS ONE HERE IS A 45. WHAT THE 37 OR 45 REFERS TO IS THE ANGLE OR PITCH OF THE FLARE HERE ON THE INSIDE. NOW YOU'LL SEE A SETUP LIKE THIS ON FUEL SYSTEMS, TRANSMISSION COOLANT LINES, BRAKE LINES, AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF. WHEN IT COMES TO 37 DEGREE STUFF YOU'LL BE USING AN FITTINGS. IT USUALLY REQUIRES AN INSERT AND A SPECIAL TUBE NUT, AND IT USES A SINGLE FLARE. AS FOR THIS 45 THAT WE SHOWED YOU EARLIER, IT'S DONE AS A DOUBLE. LET ME SHOW YOU DIFFERENCE. IF YOU'LL TAKE A CLOSE LOOK, YOU CAN TELL THAT THIS DOUBLE FLARE, THE LIP OF IT IS QUITE A BIT THICKER THAN A SINGLE FLARE. LET'S MAKE A DOUBLE FLARE.

THE WAY THIS FLARE TOOL WORKS IS THAT YOU CLAMP ONE END OF THE LINE BETWEEN THE DYES THAT WILL GIVE THE FLARE ITS SHAPE. THEN DROP IN THIS OTHER ONE THAT WILL DO THE WORK OF MAKING THE FIRST HALF OF THE FLARE. ONCE IT'S BOTTOMED OUT IT CAN BE REMOVED.

NOW THIS IS THE FIRST STEP OF THE DOUBLE FLARING PROCESS CAUSE IF YOU NOTICE IT KIND OF MUSHROOMED THE END. NEXT WE'LL TAKE A CONE AND PRESS IN THERE, AND IT'LL GIVE US OUR 45 DEGREE INVERTED FLARE. SO NOW WE'LL DROP IN THE 45 DEGREE DYE, AND THEN BOTTOM IT OUT AS WELL.

NOW THAT IS A REALLY NICE DOUBLE 45 DEGREE FLARE. NOW WHENEVER YOU'RE DOING THE FLARING YOU WANT TO LOOK FOR A NICE, CONSISTENT, EVEN FLARE. YOU DON'T WANT IT PULLED TO ONE SIDE OR ONE OF THE LIPS MASHED ALL FUNNY. JUST PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND YOU CAN GET IT. NOW IF YOU'RE WANTING TO DO THE SINGLE FLARE YOU KINDA SKIP OVER THAT FIRST PROCESS AND GO STRAIGHT TO THE CONE. WE WERE USING A HYDRAULIC FLARING TOOL, WHICH MAKES THE JOB A WHOLE LOT EASIER, BUT THEY DO MAKE MORE OF A MECHANICAL SETUP THAT'LL GET THE JOB DONE. ALSO IF YOU'RE USING DIFFERENT MATERIAL, LIKE COPPER, WELL IT'S A WHOLE LOT EASIER TO FLARE THAN SOMETHING LIKE STAINLESS STEEL. ALSO WITH STAINLESS STEEL, IF YOU'RE TRYING TO FLARE IT YOU CAN'T REALLY TAKE IT TO 45 DEGREES SINGLE FLARE. IT'S REALLY PRONE TO CRACK. JUST TAKE IT TO 37. ALSO ANOTHER TIP FOR YOU, IF YOU RUN INTO ONE JOINT THAT REALLY ISN'T SEALING ALL THAT WELL, IF YOU'LL TAKE YOUR WRENCH, WHEN YOU TIGHTEN IT UP, SNUG HER UP, BACK IT OFF, SNUG IT UP AGAIN, BACK IT OFF, SNUG IT UP AGAIN. IF YOU NOTICE THAT WRENCH GOT FURTHER AROUND. THAT MEANS THAT JOINT GOT TIGHTER. MAYBE THAT'LL PUT A LITTLE FLARE IN YOUR BRAKE LINE.

(MARC)>> TOMMY'S JUST WRAPPING UP ON THE FUEL SYSTEM AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO MOVE ONTO THE EXHAUST. WHAT WE'RE GONNA USE IS THIS COMPLETE SYSTEM THAT WE GOT FROM HOOKER BLACKHEART. THIS KIT'S CONSTRUCTED OF MANDREL BENT 304 STAINLESS STEEL. IT'S GOT A MERGEDX CROSSOVER AND IT'S GOT HOOKER'S STAINLESS STEEL TIG WELDED MUFFLERS THAT HAVE THAT NICE THROATY SOUND ON ACCELERATION BUT GIVE YOU THAT QUIET IDLE. THIS KIT COMES WITH ALL THE HARDWARE NECESSARY FOR INSTALLATION AND FITS WITH MOST SUSPENSION SYSTEMS. NOW THIS KIT IS ACTUALLY MADE FOR LS SWAPPED ABODIES, AND SINCE WE'VE GOT A SMALL BLOCK CHEVY WE MAY NEED TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS. THAT'S OKAY, WE'RE JUST GONNA START IN THE BACK AND ADJUST IN THE FRONT IF NECESSARY.

(TOMMY)>> WELL I GOT THE FACTORY HANGERS INSTALLED, WELL THE ONES THAT CAME ALONG IN THE KIT. NOW IT'S TIME TO HANG SOME PIPE. THIS IS A THREE INCH SYSTEM, WHICH IS GONNA BE PLENTY BIG ENOUGH FOR OUR 1,000 HORSEPOWER SMALL BLOCK. THE MUFFLERS FIT IN THE SAME PLACE AS THE FACTORY. SO WE GET TO KEEP THE CLEAN LOOK WE WANT AND AVOID MODIFYING ANYTHING.

WELL WE'RE READY TO CONNECT OUR HEADERS TO OUR EXHAUST PIPES AND WE'VE GOT THIS STAINLESS STEEL COLLECTOR HERE THAT WE'RE GONNA USE. NOW WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO MODIFY THIS PIPE JUST A LITTLE BIT. WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO SHORTEN IT UP. THAT'S NO BIG DEAL. THIS IS PRETTY MUCH PAR FOR THE COURSE, BUT WE'RE GONNA SET OUR COLLECTOR IN PLACE AND GIVE IT AN EYEBALL KIND OF FIGURING. I'M GONNA CUT THAT PIPE OFF ABOUT RIGHT THERE. THAT WAY WE CAN TURN THIS PIPE UP AND DO A LITTLE MORE MEASURING LATER. [ saw cutting metal ]

(TOMMY)>> WELL LET'S SEE HOW CLOSE WE GOT. PUT A COUPLE OF THESE ARP BOLTS IN THERE. WELL I BELIEVE IF WE WELD THAT UP THAT'LL WORK JUST FINE. WE'LL USE A TIG WELDER TO KEEP THINGS NICE AND CLEAN, AND GET THESE BUTTONED UP TO FINISH UP THE EXHAUST.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

(MARC)>> EXHAUST SYSTEM LOOKS GOOD MAN. I LIKE THE WELDS. GUESS WE CAN GO HOME NOW, I'M TIRED.

(TOMMY)>> I'M EXHAUSTED.

(MARC)>> WHEN YOU'RE RESTORING A CLASSIC CAR, LIKE OUR CHEVELLE OVER THERE FOR INSTANCE, ONE OF THE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REALLY RATCHET UP THE COMFORT LEVEL IS TO INSTALL A GOOD SOUND DAMPENING PRODUCT, AND THAT'S WHERE LIZARD SKIN COMES IN. LIZARD SKIN SOUND CONTROL INSULATION IS A SPRAYABLE COATING THAT DAMPENS RATTLES, VIBRATIONS, AND ROAD NOISE. IT'S EASY TO SPRAY ON AND EASY TO CLEAN UP. IT JUST TAKES SOAP AND WATER. PLUS YOU CAN COMBINE THIS WITH LIZARD SKIN'S TEMPERATURE CONTROLLING INSULATION, WHICH IS ALSO AN EASY TO SPRAY COATING. WELL THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FOR TODAY FOLKS. SO UNTIL NEXT TIME IF YOU CAN'T FIND'EM, GRIND'EM.
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