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Episode Transcript

(NARRATOR)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE WE TAKE A SPIN IN THE VALVOLINE CAMARO, WORK ON THE COBRA, AND LOOK AT THE POWER PLANT OPTIONS FOR THE CHARGER.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME TO DETROIT MUSCLE. NOW WE'RE OUT AND ABOUT DRIVING OUR VALVOLINE CAMARO. IF YOU REMEMBER BACK, WE INSTALLED A SUPERCHARGER, SOME FANCY STRIPES, AND SOME SWEET SOUNDING EXHAUST.

(MARC)>> AND DON'T FORGET WE ALSO UPGRADED THE WHEELS AND TIRES AND THE SUSPENSION. SO THIS THING WILL HANDLE THE WAY WE THINK IT SHOULD.

(TOMMY)>> WE'VE DONE A LOT OF WORK ON THIS THING UPGRADING IT BUT WE'RE NOT PLANNING TO KEEP IT. ALL YOU'VE GOT TO DO IS GO TO POWERNATION TV DOT COM TO ENTER TO WIN IT.

(MARC)>> WITH THE EDELROCK SUPERCHARGER SITTING ON TOP OF THE LT ONE UNDER THE HOOD THIS LITTLE BOW TIE IS PUMPING OUT ABOUT 600 HORSEPOWER. PLENTY ENOUGH TO PUSH IT DOWN THE ROAD.

(TOMMY)>> SO MISTER MARC WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE HANDLING SITTING IN THE PASSENGER SEAT OF THIS CAR?

(MARC)>> IT FEELS TIGHT. IT'S NOT TOO ROUGH THOUGH.

(TOMMY)>> YEAH THAT WAS A CONCERN OF HAVING A LOWERED CAR ON THIS IS IF IT'S GONNA HAVE THE BUMPS, AND SHAKES, AND STUFF OF A LOWERED CAR BUT REALLY IT'S NOT THERE. YOU CAN TELL THAT IT DOES FEEL LIKE IT'S FLATTER WITH THE TURN.

(MARC)>> WHEN YOU HIT A BUMP YOU FEEL IT A LITTLE MORE BUT IF YOU'RE ON SMOOTH ROAD IT'S NICE.

(TOMMY)>> YOU KNOW, SINCE WE DID ALL THIS HARD WORK PUTTING THIS COOL CAR TOGETHER SOMEBODY'S DEFINITELY GONNA BE ABLE TO REAP THE BENEFITS OF IT. WITH THE VALVOLINE MODERN ENGINE OIL WE USED ON THIS CAR IT SHOULD BE HAPPY AND HEALTHY FOR A LONG TIME TO COME.

(MARC)>> WELL WITH OUR CAMARO ALL FINISHED WE CAN SET IT ASIDE UNTIL ONE OF YOU GUYS OR GALS WINS IT SO WE CAN GIVE IT AWAY TO YOU. SO WE'RE GONNA SWITCH GEARS AND MOVE ON TO OUR '81 COBRA PROJECT, WHICH WE HAVEN'T TOUCHED IN A WHILE.

(TOMMY)>> NOW THERE'S STILL PLENTY TO DO ON THIS MUSTANG. WE'VE GOT SOME BIG PLANS FOR THE INTERIOR, WE'RE GONNA BE DOING SOME PAINT AND BODY WORK ON IT, BUT MAINLY FOR US WE'RE GONNA CONCENTRATE UNDER THE HOOD TODAY, AND THAT'S RIGHT THROUGH A SECTION RIGHT IN HERE.

(MARC)>> BUT INSTEAD OF JUST REINSTALLING THAT BELT DRIVE THAT CAME ON OUR CAR FROM THE FACTORY WE DECIDED TO GO WITH SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT. NOW WE COULD DO A SERPENTINE SETUP OFF A LATER MODEL FOX BODY BUT WE DIDN'T WANT TO REALLY SOURCE ALL THOSE PARTS FROM A JUNKYARD OR TRY TO PIECE THEM TOGETHER. WE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL. SO WE WENT WITH THIS KIT FROM JONES RACING PRODUCTS. THIS IS A COMPLETE BELT DRIVE SYSTEM THAT WE GOT FROM JONES, AND AT THE CENTER OF IT IS THIS BILLET HUB AND PULLEY ASSEMBLY HERE. NOW THIS THING WILL DRIVE THIS FIVE RIB BELT THAT SENDS THE POWER TO THE WATER PUMP. THE KIT ALSO COMES WITH THIS LIGHTWEIGHT ALTERNATOR AND BRACKET ASSEMBLY HERE, AND ALL THE HARDWARE TO GET IT INSTALLED ONTO THE ENGINE. NOW THEY OFFERED THIS IS A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT SIZES. YOU CAN GET A 70 OR AN 80 AMP, OR EVEN 140 OR 170 AMP IF YOU NEED ONE THAT BIG. NOW AS FOR THE POWER STEERING PUMP IT COMES WITH THIS BABY RIGHT HERE. IT'S GOT A LATE MODEL ALUMINUM HOUSING PUMP, WHICH IS NICE AND COMPACT. IT'S GOT A BILLET PULLEY. IT'S GOT AN FITTINGS FOR THE FEED AND THE RETURN, AS WELL AS THIS 18 OUNCE BUILT IN RESERVOIR. THE LAST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE IS GONNA BE THIS PULLEY RIGHT HERE. NOW THIS HAS GOT GROOVES ON IT FOR THAT FIVE RIB BELT I SHOWED YOU EARLIER AS WELL AS GROOVES FOR THE COG BELT THAT'S GONNA DRIVE THAT ALTERNATOR, BUT WE NEED A WATER PUMP TO ATTACH IT TO, AND THAT'S WHERE THIS THING COMES. EDELBROCK MAKES THIS AND WE GOT IT FROM SUMMIT RACING. IT'S ALL ALUMINUM. IT'S GOT THIS NICE BLACK COATING ON IT BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY THIS IS THE ONE THAT JONES RECOMMENDS WITH THIS KIT. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THIS IS SEALED UP REALLY WELL. SO SOME PERMATEX GASKET MAKER WILL HELP US ENSURE THAT WE DON'T HAVE ANY LEAKS. THEN WE CAN WORK ON GETTING THE PUMP BOLTED UP TO THE FRONT OF THE ENGINE.

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF PLUGS WE NEED TO INSTALL. SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND DO THAT TOO WITH SOME THREAD SEALER.

(TOMMY)>> NOW FOR THE PULLEY ADAPTER, WHICH WE'LL BOLT TO THE BALANCER.

A COUPLE OF SPACERS THEN GO INTO PLACE ALONG WITH A KEY TO KEEP THE PULLEY FROM SPINNING ON THE ADAPTER. THEN WE CAN SLIDE THE PULLEY ITSELF INTO PLACE AND BOLT THAT SUCKER DOWN.

(MARC)>> A COUPLE OF STUDS WILL REPLACE THE WATER PUMP BOLTS WE RAN IN EARLIER, AND WITH SOME ANTISEIZE ON THEM WE CAN INSTALL THESE ALUMINUM POSTS.

WE'RE JUST ABOUT READY TO INSTALL THIS ALTERNATOR BUT THERE'S SOME COOL THINGS ABOUT THIS THAT I DIDN'T MENTION EARLIER. THAT IS THAT THIS THING IS A ONE WIRE ALTERNATOR. JUST HOOK UP THE BATTERY WIRE RIGHT HERE. YOU DON'T HAVE TO HOOK ANYTHING ELSE UP, AND THE REASON YOU CAN DO THAT IS BECAUSE THIS THING IS INTERNALLY REGULATED. THE VOLTAGE REGULATOR IS RIGHT HERE RATHER THAN MOUNTED ON THE FENDER WELL WHERE THIS MUSTANG WOULD HAVE BEEN FROM THE FACTORY.

[ drill spinning ]

(MARC)>> SOME MORE ANTISEIZE CAN GO ON THESE STUDS, WHICH SCREW INTO THE HEADS. THEN WE CAN INSTALL SOME OF THESE POSTS.

THE POWER STEERING PUMP BOLTS IN HERE, WHICH WE'LL TIGHTEN DOWN.

THE WATER PUMP PULLEY IS NEXT, ALONG WITH THE SPROCKET, WHICH DRIVES THE ALTERNATOR.

TIME FOR BELTS!

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT, LEARN ABOUT TIMING ADVANCEMENT. THEN IT'S A TRIP TO THE ONLY DRAG STRIP IN ALL OF ENGLAND.

(TOMMY)>> HEY Y'ALL, WELCOME BACK. MARC'S MADE SOME PRETTY GOOD PROGRESS ON THE FRONT SIDE OF THE ENGINE INSTALLING THAT BELT DRIVE SYSTEM. NOW WE'RE PLANNING TO LIGHT THE FIRES ON THIS OLD RIDE PRETTY SOON, AND TO DO THAT WE'RE GONNA NEED US AN IGNITION SYSTEM.

(MARC)>> SO TO LIGHT THE FIRE ON OUR 427 WINDSOR THERE WE DECIDED TO GO TO PERTRONIX FOR A WHOLE BUNCH OF STUFF THAT YOU SEE HERE ON THE TABLE. FIRST THING I'M GONNA POINT OUT IS GONNA BE THIS DIGITAL HP IGNITION BOX. YOU'VE PROBABLY SEEN US INSTALL THESE BEFORE. WE ACTUALLY PUT ONE OF THESE ON OUR '72 CHEVELLE. IT IS SMALL BUT IT PACKS A BIG PUNCH. NOW IT DOES COME WITH THIS WIRING HARNESS, WHICH MAKES IT EASY TO INSTALL. JUST PLUG IT IN, THIS ONE LITTLE PLUG HERE, AND THIS LITTLE PIG TAIL WITH GO TO THE DISTRIBUTOR. IT'S ALL GOOD! FOR OUR COIL WE DECIDED TO GO WITH THIS FLAME THROWER HP. NOW THIS THING IS BUILT FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINES AND IT'S HEAT RESISTANT. FOR A DISTRIBUTOR WE WENT WITH THIS BILLET FLAME THROWER. IT HAS A MAGNETIC PICK UP, WHICH CONNECTS DIRECTLY TO THE IGNITION BOX. AND OF COURSE WE HAVE TO GET THE SPARK TO THE SPARK PLUGS, AND WE'RE GONNA DO THAT WITH THESE EIGHT MILLIMETER HIGH PERFORMANCE WIRES. THESE ARE FROM PERTRONIX'S FLAME THROWER LINE, AND THEY HAVE THE CERAMIC ENDS. THEY'RE CUT TO FIT. SO WE KNOW THEY'RE GONNA FIT NICE. FIRST THING I WANT TO DO IS I WANT TO GET THE COIL AND THIS IGNITION BOX MOUNTED. I'M GONNA DO THIS ONE FIRST.

[ drill spinning ]

(TOMMY)>> NOW OFTEN TIMES WHENEVER YOU GET ON THE SUBJECT OF A DISTRIBUTOR THE TERM "LOCK ONE OUT" IS GONNA COME UP.

(MARC)>> ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE ONE LIKE OURS THAT HAS BOTH THE VACUUM ADVANCE AND A MECHANICAL ADVANCE BUILT IN.

(TOMMY)>> I'M GONNA DEMONSTRATE TO YOU GUYS HOW A VACUUM ADVANCE WORKS. WE'RE GONNA APPLY A VACUUM SOURCE TO THE FRONT SIDE OF THIS POD. IT'S GONNA CREATE THE VACUUM, COLLAPSE THE DIAPHRAGM, AND ROTATE THIS PLATE. NOW WHAT THAT JUST DID WAS ADVANCE YOUR TIMING.

(MARC)>> NOW I'M GONNA TALK ABOUT MECHANICAL ADVANCE, WHICH HAPPENS RIGHT UP HERE ON TOP. NOW ALL OF THIS STUFF SPINS AS THE ENGINE SPINS. AS ENGINE RPM INCREASES THESE WEIGHTS GET TAKEN OUTWARD BY CENTRIFUGAL FORCE. WHEN THAT HAPPENS THIS PLATE MOVES ADVANCING THE TIMING. Y

(TOMMY)>> YOUR MECHANICAL ADVANCEMENT CAN BE CHANGED UP SOMETIMES WITH A CURVE KIT. NOW NORMALLY IT COMES WITH A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT SPRINGS AND DIFFERENT WEIGHTS. NOW WHAT THAT DOES, THAT CHANGES THE RATE OF THE ADVANCEMENT. NOW ALSO THEY COME WITH THESE LITTLE BITY LIMITING STRAPS, AND WHAT IT DOES IS IT LIMITS HOW FAR THAT WEIGHT CAN GO OUT, THUS LIMITING HOW FAR YOU CAN ADVANCE THE TIMING.

(MARC)>> SO BY NOW I GUESS YOU'VE FIGURED OUT THAT AS ENGINE RPM GOES UP THE MECHANICAL ADVANCE GOES UP WITH IT, BUT VACUUM ADVANCE ACTUALLY WORKS OPPOSITE OF THAT. IT'S ACTUALLY MORE PROMINENT AT LOW RPM AND IDLE WHEN ENGINE VACUUM IS AT ITS HIGHEST. NOW AS YOU ACCELERATE, OPEN THOSE THROTTLE BLADES, THE VACUUM GOES DOWN AND DOWN GOES THE ADVANCE THAT GOES ALONG WITH IT.

(TOMMY)>> WHETHER YOU NEED EITHER ONE OF THESE ALL DEPEND ON YOUR APPLICATION. LIKE IF YOU'RE A NASCAR OR DIRT TRACK GUY YOU DON'T NEED EITHER ONE OF THOSE BECAUSE YOUR RPM LEVEL IS GONNA BE THROUGH THE ROOF.

(MARC)>> RIGHT, AND IF YOU'RE A DRAG RACER MAYBE YOU'LL JUST ELIMINATE VACUUM ADVANCE AND KEEP THE MECHANICAL ADVANCE.

(TOMMY)>> BUT WITH OUR APPLICATION, YOU KNOW WE'RE BUILDING MORE OF A STREET CAR WITH AN OCCASIONAL TRIP TO THE TRACK. SO WE'RE GONNA BE RUNNING BOTH OF THEM.

(MARC)>> JUST NEED TO GET IT INSTALLED.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, WE'RE GONNA BE DOING A LITTLE DEMONSTRATION TODAY THAT MAY INTEREST A FEW OF YOU IF YOU'RE GONNA BE DOING SOME WIRING. A WHILE BACK WE DID A LITTLE PIECE ON THE TYPES OF SOLDERING IRONS TO USE, AND THE ONE WE'RE GONNA USE TODAY IS THIS LITTLE BUTANE SETUP, BUT BEFORE WE GET INTO ALL THAT LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CUTTERS. CUTTERS HAVE DIFFERENT DIAMETER HOLES FOR DIFFERENT GAUGES OF WIRE. IF YOU USE TOO SMALL OF A HOLE WELL YOU'RE GONNA GOUGE INTO THE WIRE AND CUT SOME OF THE STRANDS, AND THAT MESSES EVERYTHING UP. WHAT I LIKE TO DO IS TAKE IT, CUT IT, KINDA WIGGLE AROUND A BIT, AND THEN PULL IT OFF. THAT PREVENTS ANYTHING FROM GOUGING INTO THE WIRE. NOW THE FIRST JOINT THAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS CALLED A PIG TAIL. IT'S PRETTY BASIC. YOU JUST BASICALLY TAKE TWO OF THESE TWO WIRES, PUT THEM TOGETHER AND TWIST THEM, AND WE'LL SOLDER THEM UP.

I'M GONNA MOUNT THIS IS THE VICE TO KEEP EVERYTHING PUT, BUT THEY MAKE SPECIAL CLAMPS FOR THIS. IF YOU'RE GONNA USE A VICE JUST DON'T CRANK DOWN ON IT TOO HARD AND DAMAGE THE WIRE. WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS TAKE YOUR HOT IRON, ATTACH IT TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WIRE, LET IT GET UP TO TEMPERATURE, AND WHEN YOU TOUCH THE SOLDER TO IT IT'LL MELT INTO PLACE. WHAT YOU DON'T WANT TO DO IS TAKE THE SOLDER AND TOUCH THE IRON AND BURN IT IN THAT WAY. WHAT THAT'LL DO IS CREATE A COLD JOINT AND CAUSE A FAILURE.

NOW THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT SPLICE BUT THE NEXT COUPLE WE'RE GONNA SHOW YOU ARE A LITTLE MORE APPEALING TO THE EYE. THIS ONE WILL INVOLVE MESHING THE TWO WIRES TOGETHER A BIT. SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO BEND THEM UP JUST A LITTLE AND PUSH THEM TOGETHER. THEN HOLDING ONE HALF, TWIST IT AROUND.

THIS THIRD ONE THAT WE'RE GONNA SHOW YOU IS VERY SIMILAR TO THIS ONE BUT YOU JUST DON'T HAVE TO MESH THE WIRES TOGETHER, BUT WHAT IT DOES REQUIRE YOU TO DO IS CUT THE INSULATION BACK JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE. PUT THE WIRES TOGETHER ABOUT MID WAY, HOLD THEM, AND TWIST ONE SIDE.

NOW TO DO THIS LAST ONE WE'RE GONNA USE THIS LITTLE MICRO TORCH. NOW THIS CAN REALLY SPEED UP THE SOLDERING PROCESS.

(NARRATOR)>> STICK AROUND FOR SOME QUARTER MILE PASSES IN ENGLAND. [ engine revving ]

(TOMMY)>> AT FIRST GLANCE LOOKING AT THIS OLD HOT ROD, YOU'RE PROBABLY THINKING THAT WE'RE AT SOME DRAG STRIP IN THE STATES. YOU KNOW MAYBE MEMPHIS, OR EVEN DETROIT, BUT IF YOU LOOK A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, LIKE AT THE LICENSE PLATE, WE'RE ACTUALLY IN PODINGTON. [ British Theme Music ] [ engine revving ]

(TOMMY)>> PODINGTON, ENGLAND THAT IS, AND ONE OF THE BIG FEATURES OF THIS COUNTRYSIDE TOWN IS THE ONLY REMAINING DRAG STRIP IN ENGLAND, SANTA POD RACEWAY. [ engine revving ]

(KEITH)>> A BIT LIKE THE STATES REALLY. THIS WHOLE RESURGENCE OF NOSTALGIA DRAG RACING. I GUESS IT'S THE GUYS IN MY AGE GROUP THAT ARE LONGING TO GO BACK TO IT IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. CAN'T AFFORD TO DO THE MODERN FORM OF TOP LEVEL DRAG RACING BECAUSE IT'S JUST SO EXPENSIVE. SO THE RESURGENCE OF NOSTALGIA HAS BEEN BOTH BECAUSE OF NOSTALGIA AND BECAUSE YOU CAN AFFORD TO DO IT.

(MARC)>> WELL TALK ABOUT AN AMERICAN CAR, IT DOESN'T GET MORE AMERICAN THAN A PLYMOUTH SUPER BIRD. WE'VE GOT DONNIE SCOTT HERE. HE'S THE OWNER AND BUILDER, RIGHT DONNIE?

(DONNIE)>> YEP!

(MARC)>> TELL ME ABOUT THIS CAR.

(DONNIE)>> WELL I SHIPPED IT IN FROM NORTH CAROLINA IN 2007 AS A PLYMOUTH SATELLITE. JUST A REGULAR PLYMOUTH SATELLITE STREET CAR. FROM THEN ON I TORE IT TO BITS AND I BOUGHT THE BODY KIT FROM CANADA. IT CAME IN WITH A 383. I SOLD THE ENGINE AND THEN I BOUGHT A 472 HEMI AND I PUT THAT IN IT, AND IT WASN'T QUICK ENOUGH. SO THEN I BOUGHT ANOTHER SUPER BIRD, ANOTHER RACE CAR WITH A 572 HEMI IN IT. AND I STRIPPED ALL THE RACE EQUIPMENT OUT OF THAT, PUT IT IN HERE. THE OTHER SUPER BIRD IS NOW A STREET CAR.

(MARC)>> HOW MUCH POWER?

(DONNIE)>> IT'S DYNO'ED AT 860. THAT'S NO NITROUS, NO SUPERCHARGER, NO TURBO, THAT'S JUST BIG CARBS. [ engine revving ]

(TOMMY)>> NOW I KNOW WE'RE LIKE 4,000 MILES AWAY FROM OUR NECK OF THE WOODS BUT YOU KNOW THERE'S SOME THINGS THAT JUST DON'T CHANGE NO MATTER WHERE YOU'RE AT, AND THAT IS THE OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR ONE OF THESE TSHIRT CANNONS.

[ engine revving ]

(TOMMY)>> NOW JUST LIKE IN THE STATES, THIS PLACE HAS GOT A SWAP MEET. SO WE HAD TO CHECK OUT THE GOODIES, AND I BROUGHT ALONG A LITTLE GOODIE OF MY OWN. NOW WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR IS SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE COMPLETE.

(MARC)>> WELL THAT'S ENOUGH OF HARASSING THE BRITS. LET'S GET BACK TO THE SHOP.

(TOMMY)>> WHEN IT COMES TO OLDSMOBILE MUSCLE CARS, FINDING RESTORATION PARTS USED TO BE QUITE THE TASK, BUT THANKS TO ORIGINAL PARTS GROUP YOU CAN PUT THOSE DAYS IN YOUR REARVIEW MIRROR. OPGI'S CUTLASS AND FOURFOURTWO CATALOG IS PACKED WITH PREMIUM QUALITY RESTORATION PARTS, LIKE THIS SIDE VIEW MIRROR. IT'S BUILT TO EXACT GM SPECS, FEATURES FACTORY CORRECT PIVOT DESIGN, AND IS CHROME PLATED TO A PERFECT SHINE. IT COMES WITH MOUNTING SCREWS AND A GASKET. YOU CAN BUY IT EITHER SIDE OR AS PAIR TO SAVE A LITTLE CASH.

(NARRATOR)>> STILL AHEAD, WHAT ENGINE WILL THE CHARGER GET?

(TOMMY)>> HEY Y'ALL, WELCOME BACK. WE'RE SWAPPING THINGS UP ON YOU JUST A BIT. WE'VE PUSHED OUR '69 CHARGER BACK INTO THE SHOP, AND IT'S ALL PAINTED AND BUFFED OUT. THE VINYL TOP IS INSTALLED AND IT'S FINALLY READY TO GO BACK TOGETHER.

(MARC)>> BUT BEFORE WE JUST START THROWING PARTS AT THIS CAR WE WANT TO KIND OF GET AN IDEA OF WHAT ROAD WE'RE HEADING DOWN. THIS IS THE RENDERING WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH SINCE THE BEGINNING. WE'RE CALLING THIS THING "HARD CHARGER", BUT AS YOU CAN SEE WE WANTED TO KEEP THIS THING KIND OF STOCK LOOKING. NICE SHINY BLACK PAINT, RED TAIL STRIPE, PERIOD CORRECT VINYL TOP, POSSIBLY SOME AFTERMARKET WHEELS AND SOME UPGRADED DRIVETRAIN. ONE OPTION FOR AN ENGINE WOULD BE THIS 440 SIX PACK. YOU MAY RECOGNIZE IT BECAUSE WE BUILT IT RIGHT HERE ON THE SHOW. IT'LL MAKE ABOUT 450 HORSEPOWER AND OVER 500 POUND FEET OF TORQUE. WE WERE GONNA COUPLE THAT WITH THIS FOUR SPEED, WHICH WE ALSO BUILT ON THE SHOW, AND ADD THE ICONIC PISTON GRIP SHIFTER. BUT WE TALKED ABOUT TAKING IT A STEP FURTHER THAN THAT EVEN, AND IT JUST SO HAPPENS THIS THING HAS RECENTLY FALLEN INTO OUR LAPS. THIS IS A BIG BLOCK MOPAR AS WELL, BUT THE GUYS DOWN IN ENGINE POWER BUILT IT. IT'S NOW 512 CUBIC INCHES. IT MADE 664 HORSEPOWER, 646 POUND FEET OF TORQUE ON THE DYNO ON PUMP GAS. NOW THIS THING IS A BEAST BUT THE CAR WOULD REQUIRE SOME OTHER MODIFICATIONS TO MAKE THIS ONE WORK.

(TOMMY)>> SO WE'VE GOT A FEW OPTIONS ON THE TABLE WHENEVER IT COMES TO THE DIRECTION OF THE BUILD OF THIS THING. SO WE BROUGHT IN AN EXPERT. THIS IS JOHN KRAMEN WITH MECUM AUCTIONS, AND YOU CAN SAY THIS GUY'S GOT HIS FINGER ON THE PULSE WHEN IT COMES TO THE TRENDS OF THE DAY.

(JOHN)>> RESTO MODS CONTINUE TO BE A VERY POPULAR PART OF THE COLLECTOR CAR WORLD. I REALLY LIKE WHAT YOU'VE DONE WITH THIS BUILD. VERY HIGH QUALITY. STOCK IN THE APPEARANCE OF THE IT BUT IT'S REALLY THE POWER PLANT THAT DETERMINES THE PERSONALITY, AND I'M REALLY ANXIOUS TO SEE WHAT YOU HAVE IN MIND.

(MARC)>> SO JOHN, WHAT DO YOU THINK OF OUR 440 SIX PACK?

(JOHN)>> I THINK THAT'S A GREAT CHOICE. IT'S ALWAYS A SAFE BET. THIS IS ONE OF THE LEGENDS OUT OF THE MOPAR CAMP FROM THE LATE '60'S, EARLY '70'S. PRETTY TOUGH TO GO WRONG WITH THIS ONE.

(MARC)>> WELL WHAT ABOUT THIS BIG MOTOR OVER HERE?

(JOHN)>> MAN, I'LL TELL YOU, STROKERS ARE WAY TO GO. IT'S ALL ABOUT HORSEPOWER WITH THIS ONE. THIS WOULD BE A GREAT CHOICE WITH A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT CARBURATION INDUCTION OPTIONS. ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION WOULD BE GOOD, OR YOU COULD REALLY KEEP IT OLD SCHOOL. PUT A VENTED SIX PACK ON THERE AND DRESS THE ENGINE UP TO MAKE IT LOOK RETRO. THAT WOULD BE AN OPTION TOO.

(MARC)>> PAINT THE ENGINE ORANGE?

(JOHN)>> YEAH COULD STILL LEAVE A LOT OF THE STUFF ON IT NOW. JUST GO AHEAD AND PUT SOME OF THAT CLASSIC CHRYSLER ORANGE PAINT ON THERE, AND I THINK IT WOULD LOOK GREAT. YOU KNOW GUYS, IN 2015 DODGE CHALLENGER HELLCAT CAME OUT, BREAKING NEWS, 707 HORSEPOWER. RECENTLY MOPAR HAS RELEASED THE HELL CRATE ENGINE. 707 HORSEPOWER IN A BOX. I WONDER IF THAT WOULD WORK IN THERE?

(TOMMY)>> YEAH AND YOU KNOW WE DID TALK ABOUT PUTTING ONE OF THEM LATE MODEL HEMIS IN THAT CAR EARLY ON.

(MARC)>> YEAH WE DID, BUT KNOWING NOW THAT WE CAN DO 707 HORSEPOWER WITH THE HELL CRATE, YOU KNOW THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING WE COULD GET ON BOARD WITH.

(TOMMY)>> WELL JOHN I WANT TO SAY THANKS FOR COMING TO SEE US AND GIVING SOME INSIGHT ON THIS DECISION WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO MAKE.

(JOHN)>> WELL MY PLEASURE GUYS. ALWAYS LOVE TALKING HORSEPOWER.

(MARC)>> YEAH BUT WE'RE NOT SURE WHICH ENGINE WE'RE ACTUALLY GONNA GO WITH YET. THAT'S GONNA HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL ANOTHER TIME. SO MAKE SURE YOU COME BACK AND SEE US.

IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT PROTECTING YOUR ENGINE, WEAR AND TEAR ISN'T THE ONLY CONCERN. SLUDGE AND OTHER DEPOSITS CAN BUILD UP IN THE CRANK CASE, AND THEY'RE HARD TO GET OUT. AND TO QUICKLY AND SAFELY REMOVE THEM THERE'S BERRYMAN OIL CHANGE FLUSH. THE DETERGENTS AND DISPERSANTS IN HERE GENTLY CLEAN AND SUSPEND THE SLUDGE AND OTHER DEPOSITS FROM VALVES, LIFTERS, OIL PASSAGES, AND PISTON RINGS. IT REMOVES ANY MOISTURE THAT'S TRAPPED IN THERE AS WELL, AND IT'S COMPATIBLE WITH ALL TYPES OF ENGINE OILS TO KEEP YOUR ENGINE RUNNING EFFICIENT AND CLEAN. WELL THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FOR TODAY FOLKS. SO UNTIL NEXT TIME GO CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE, POWERNATION TV DOT COM.
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