MuscleCar Builds

Parts Used In This Episode

ARP
Bolts, Intake Manifold, Stainless Steel, Natural, Hex Head, Chevy, 5.0, 5.7L, Kit
Billet Specialties
Wheel, Street Lite, Aluminum, Polished, 17 in. x 8 in., 5 x 4.75 in. Bolt Circle, 4.50 in. Backspace, Each
Billet Specialties
Wheel, Street Lite, Aluminum, Polished, 17 in. x 9.5 in., 5 x 4.75 in. Bolt Circle, 5.50 in. Backspace, Each
Crown Performance
Custom Brake Lines for '71 GMC Sprint
Design Engineering, Inc. (DEI)
Design Engineering Radiator Relief, Reduces Temperature, Quicker Warmup, Antifreeze Compatible, 32 oz., Each
Dupli-Color
Paint, Engine, Enamel with Ceramic Resin, Gloss, Cast Iron, 12 oz., Aerosol, Each
Dupli-Color
Paint, Engine, Enamel with Ceramic Resin, Semi-Gloss, Black, 12 oz., Aerosol, Each
Dupli-Color
Paint, Self-Etching Primer, Flat, Green, 12 oz., Aerosol, Each
E3 Spark Plugs
Spark Plug, E3, Tapered Seat, 14mm Thread, .440 in. Reach, Projected Tip, Resistor, Each
EBC Brakes
Brake Pads, Ultimax, Aramid-Fiber Metallic, Front, Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Jeep, Set
Edelbrock
Intake Manifold, Performer RPM Air Gap, Dual Plane, Aluminum, Natural, Square Bore, Chevy, Small Block, Each
Kimberly-Clark Professional
Blue, Scott, Pro-Shop Towels, Roll
LMC Truck
1971 GMS Sprint Automatic Carpet
LMC Truck
1971 GMS SPrint Carpet Floor Mats 2PC
Loctite
Loctite Extend Rust Treatment Coating, 10.25OZ
Loctite
Sealant, RTV 598, Silicone, Black, 80 ml, Each
Mothers Polish
VLR Vinyl-Leather-Rubber Care Cleaner, 24 fluid oz., Each
Mr. Gasket
Air Filter Assembly, Low-Profile, 14 in. Diameter, Round, Steel, Chrome, 2 in. Filter Height, Each
Mr. Gasket
Engine Dress-Up, Chrome, 2 Valve Covers, Gaskets, Dipstick, Tube, Push-On Clamps, Chevy, Small Block, Kit
Mr. Gasket
Gaskets, Intake, Ultra-Seal, Composite, 2.00 in. x 1.25 in. Port, .060 in. Thick, Chevy, Small Block, Set
Pertronix
Distributor, Plug and Play, Hall Effect, Mechanical, Vacuum Advance, Red Cap, Chevy, Big/Small Block, Each
Pertronix
Spark Plug Wires, Flame-Thrower, Spiral Core, 8mm, Black, 90 Degree Boots, Universal, L8/V8, Set
RockAuto.com
Reman. A-1 Cardone Vacuum Booster with Master Cylinder; Front Drum brakes; Rear Drum brakes
Royal Purple
Grease, Ultra-Performance, Synthetic, 14.5 oz. Tube, Each
Summit Racing
Original Parts Group Bed Mat, Rubber, Black, Chevy, Each
Summit Racing
Tire, Raptor ZR, 245 /45R17, Radial, 1,521 lbs. Maximum Load, W Speed Rated, Blackwall, Each
Summit Racing
Tire, Raptor ZR, 275 /40R17, Radial, 1,653 lbs. Maximum Load, W Speed Rated, Blackwall, Each
YearOne
LH/RH Parking/Turn Signal Lens Pair for 1971 El Camino/Station Wagon Models.

Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> WE'VE GOT A 41 YEAR OLD LITTLE RED GMC AND BOY DOES IT NEED SOME HELP. SHE MAY LOOK GOOD ON THE SURFACE BUT SHE'S GOT SOME ISSUES. SOME UNDER HOOD UPGRADES, INTERIOR ALTERATIONS, AND SOME BETTER BINDERS IS WHAT IT'S GONNA TAKE. ALL THAT WITHOUT HAVE TO GET A SECOND JOB.

(MANK)>> I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING, BUT IT'S NOT A CHEVELLE. IT'S NOT AN EL CAMINO EITHER. FOR THAT MATTER IT'S NOT EVEN A CHEVY. THIS LUMPING AND BUMPING OLE GAL IS WHAT THEY CALL A GMC SPRINT. THIS LESSER KNOWN COUSIN OF THE EL CAMINO IS ALSO OUR PROJECT OF THE DAY.

IT'S A '71 MODEL AND WHO KNOWS HOW MANY TIMES THE ODOMETER'S ROLLED OVER ON IT, BUT WE DID MANAGE TO PICK IT UP FOR $5,500 SMACKERS.

(TOMMY)>> NOW THAT DEAL WASN'T TOO SHABBY FOR A FAIRLY ORIGINAL RUNNING AND DRIVING OLD CAR. THE REASON WE GOT IT SO CHEAP IS BECAUSE IT'S NOT NEARLY AS NICE AS MOST GUYS WANT. IT'S GOT SEVERAL WORN PARTS ON IT BUT IT STILL LOOKS GOOD.

(MANK)>> WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO TODAY IS TAKE THIS CAR AND SHOW YOU HOW TO A HALF DEAD OLE MULE AND TURN HER INTO

SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE RESPECTABLE, AND HOPEFULLY MAKE HER RUN A LITTLE BETTER TOO. FIRST THINGS FIRST, WE'RE GONNA START IN THE ENGINE BAY AND WE'RE GONNA PULL THE PLUG ON THE RADIATOR. THIS ANTIFREEZE LOOKS PRETTY GOOD, AND THAT'S A GOOD SIGN. WE'VE GOT THE AIR CLEANER AND ALL THESE OLD BELTS OUT OF THE WAY ALONG WITH DISASSEMBLING THE THROTTLE LINKAGE SO THE CARB CAN COME OFF. WE KNOW WE WANT TO REPLACE THIS OLD STYLE POINTS DISTRIBUTOR, SO IT GOES AWAY TOO. FINALLY REMOVING THE VALVE COVERS AND THE INTAKE WILL GET US DOWN TO WHERE WE WANT TO BE. WELL GUYS AS YOU CAN SEE THE CARBURETOR WE JUST TOOK OFF THE OLD GMC HAS SEEN BETTER DAYS. IT'S NOT BEYOND HELP THOUGH. IT'S GOT ALL THE USUAL LEAKS IN THE USUAL AREAS, WHICH MEANS THE CARBURETOR'S PROBABLY BEEN SITTING FOR A WHILE AT ONE POINT AND DRIED UP. WE'RE GONNA GO AHEAD AND THROW A KIT AT THIS THING AND FRESHEN IT UP A BIT, WHICH WE'LL SHOW YOU SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE. BUT FOR NOW TOM'S GOT SOMETHING ELSE HE WANTS TO SHOW YOU.

(TOMMY)>> THE INTAKE THAT WAS ON THAT MOTOR IS A HIGH PERFORMANCE VICTOR JUNIOR. PROBLEM IS THAT THING IS DESIGNED TO FLOW A WHOLE LOT MORE THAN THAT LITTLE MOTOR COULD PULL IN. IT'S GOT A POWER BAND THAT STARTS AT 3,500 AND GOES TO 8,000, WHICH IS A PRETTY COMMON MISTAKE.

PEOPLE BUY GO FAST PARTS THAT AREN'T MATCHED TO THEIR ENGINE'S CAPABILITIES WHICH COSTS THEM POWER.

WE'RE GONNA REPLACE IT WITH THIS EDELBROCK PERFORMER RPM AIR GAP INTAKE. NOW THIS THING'S A LOT MORE STREETABLE THAN THAT BIG OLE VICTOR JUNIOR, BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, IT'LL WAKE UP THAT OLD 350. I'M GONNA START OFF BY USING SOME SCOTT PRO SHOP TOWELS TO MAKE SURE NO GUNK FALLS DOWN INTO MY LIFTER VALLEY. I'M ALSO GONNA USE SOME TO PLUG UP THE PORTS AND KEEP THE CYLINDERS CLEAR. A DAB OF LOCTITE SEALING AROUND THE WATER PORTS, LAY DOWN SOME EXTRA GASKET INTAKE GASKETS, SEAL THE VALLEY, AND THEN WE COMMENCE TO SETTING DOWN THAT BIG OLE PRETTY SHINNY INTAKE. THEN WE'RE GONNA TAKE IT, FASTEN EVERYTHING DOWN WITH SOME ARP BOLTS. WITH THE INTAKE INSTALLED WE'RE READY TO DROP ON THE CARBURETOR AND DISTRIBUTOR. SO I WENT AHEAD AND PULLED THE PLUGS OUT OF IT TO MAKE IT EASIER TO BRING UP TO TOP DEAD CENTER.

(MANK)>> WE'VE CHOSEN THE PERTRONIX IGNITER TWO SYSTEM FOR THIS JOB FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS. FIRST OF ALL IT'S RELIABILITY, AND SECOND OF ALL BECAUSE OF THE SMALLER CAP DIAMETER VERSUS THE STOCK GM HEI UNITS, WHICH BECAUSE OF THEIR SIZE CAN BECOME A HINDRANCE IN SOME OF THESE OLDER CARS.

SOMETHING YOU MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW. WITH THIS DISTRIBUTOR IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU HAVE AN INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY RESISTANT IGNITION COIL. IGNITER TWO'S OPERATE BETWEEN NINE AND 14 VOLTS, AND THIS KEEPS THEM WELL WITHIN THE 12 VOLT SYSTEM'S PARAMETERS. WHILE OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO MAKE THIS CAR RUN A LITTLE BETTER

WE ALSO WANT TO DRESS IT UP TOO. AND AS YOU CAN SEE OUR ORIGINAL VALVE COVERS ARE A LITTLE WORSE FOR WEAR. AN AFFORDABLE WAY TO DO THAT IS WITH ONE OF THESE MISTER GASKET ENGINE DRESS UP KITS. THESE KITS ALSO COME WITH A VARIETY OF OTHER SHINNIES THAT CAN GIVE YOU A LITTLE MORE VISUAL APPEAL SUCH AS A DIPSTICK, TIMING COVER, TIMING TABS, AND A CHROME BREATHER.

(TOMMY)>> WE'RE GONNA PUT THE FIRE TO OUR OLD SMALL BLOCK USING A SET OF THESE PERTRONIX PLUG WIRES MARRIED TO A SET OF ETHREE PLUGS.

NOW THE PERTRONIX PLUG WIRES THAT WE'RE USING ONLY COME WITH THE PLUG END ON IT. DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, IT'S NOT THAT HARD TO MAKE UP A CUSTOM SET OF WIRES. FIRST POP THE WIRE ON THE PLUG WHERE IT'S GONNA LIVE, AND THEN ROUTE IT TO THE CAP. FIND YOUR LENGTH, THEN SNIP IT TO SIZE. THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF THESE CUSTOM KITS, NO EXCESS WIRES TO UGLIFY YOUR ENGINE BAY. AND ONCE YOU'VE GOT THE INSULATION STRIPS AND EXPOSED

ABOUT ONE HALF INCH OF WIRE, DYE ELECTRIC GREASE MAKES THE BOOTS SLIDE ON MUCH MORE EASILY. FOLD THE EXPOSED WIRE UNDER THE TERMINAL BODY AND THEN CRIMP IT INTO PLACE. I LIKE TO CRIMP IT IN TWO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS TO INSURE THAT EVERYTHING WILL HOLD TOGETHER. WITH THE TERMINAL ON NICE AND TIGHT, WE CAN SLIP THE BOOT

OVER THE END OF THE WIRE AND THERE YOU GO, PLUG HER INTO PLACE. WELL THAT'S ALL THERE IS TO IT. I'VE GOT SEVEN MORE OF THESE DUDES TO MAKE.

WE'LL CATCH YOU ALL HERE IN A FEW.

(ANNOUNCER)>> COMING UP IT'S MORE AFFORDABLE UPGRADES AS WE REJUVENATE THE INTERIOR, AND THE BRAKE SYSTEM ON OUR GMC GETS REWORKED FROM THE GROUND UP.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, WE'RE BUTTONING UP THE COOLING SYSTEM ON OUR ODDBALL GMC SPRINT. IF YOU REMEMBER, WHEN WE POPPED THE CORK OUT OF OUR RADIATOR, THE COOLANT THAT CAME OUT LOOKED REALLY GOOD.

IT WAS BRIGHT GREEN WITH NO DEBRIS IN IT. WE GOT LUCKY HERE. THAT'S NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. SOMETIMES YOU PULL THE PLUG ON THESE THINGS, WHAT COMES OUT LOOKS MORE LIKE MUD THAN ANTIFREEZE. SO YOU'RE THINKING I NEED TO FLUSH THE SYSTEM AND I CAN USE SOME CHEMICAL TO DO THAT. THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO DO.

THE REASON IS ON AN OLDER CAR LIKE THIS ONE OR A CAR THAT'S GOT A BUNCH OF MILES ON IT, THERE CAN BE SOME CORROSION IN THE COOLING SYSTEM. AND THEN WHENEVER YOU GO IN THERE AND CHEMICALLY STRIP ALL

THAT STUFF OUT, THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW THE WATER PUMP OR INTAKE'S LEAKING, OR THE RADIATOR'S LEAKING. SO BE PREPARED TO CHANGE SOME PARTS OR JUST FLUSH THE SYSTEM WITH SOME WATER AND THEN TREAT THE SYSTEM. YOU CAN DO THAT WITH DEI RADIATOR RELIEF. IT WILL LUBRICATE AND PROTECT IN ADDITION TO REDUCING YOUR PEAK OPERATING TEMPERATURE BY AS MUCH AS 30 DEGREES.

WHEN WE TOOK THIS SPRINT FOR ITS FIRST TEST DRIVE WE NOTICED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS EXTREMELY FIRM.

SO WE DIDN'T KNOW IF THE BRAKE BOOSTER WAS BAD OR IF THE MOTOR JUST WASN'T CREATING ENOUGH VACUUM FOR THE BOOSTER TO WORK PROPERLY. SO I'VE GOT A LITTLE TEST HERE THAT I'M GONNA DO. I'M GONNA PUT THIS PORT INTO THE BOOST AND SEE IF IT'LL HOLD SOME TYPE OF VACUUM. A FEW STROKES ON THIS VACUUM PUMP OUGHT TO SHOW A LITTLE SOMETHING ON THE NEEDLE.

IF IT DOES, THAT MEANS THE DIAPHRAGM IS GOOD. IF IT DOESN'T PUMP UP ANYTHING, WE'VE GOT A BAD BOOSTER. YEP, WE'VE GOT A BAD BOOSTER. SINCE WE HAD THAT SNEAKING SUSPENSION WE WENT TO ROCK AUTO DOT COM AND GOT THIS POWER BRAKE UNIT.

IF YOU'VE GOT A GOOD ONE, THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD WORK. SEE, WITH JUST A FEW PUMPS WE'RE ALREADY UP TO ABOUT FIVE OR SO. SO THAT OTHER ONE, ABOUT 97 PUMPS WE WERE STILL AT ZERO. THAT'S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW THAT IT WORKS. NOW WHEN YOU GO TO PULL YOUR BRAKE LINES OFF THE MASTER CYLINDER, TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF AIR THAT GETS INTO THE LINES BY POINTING THEM UP AFTER YOU PULL THEM OFF. THEN FOUR FIRE WALL BOLTS IS WHAT KEEPS THIS UNIT IN PLACE. I'M ALSO GONNA RECYCLE THE FORK FROM THE OLD BOOSTER. SINCE THE NEW UNIT CAME IN RAW METAL, IT'S ALL GONNA GET A COAT OF DUPLICOLOR ETCHING PRIMER AND SOME CAST COAT IRON ENAMEL.

ONCE SHE'S ALL HOOKED IN THERE, THERE'S A VERY IMPORTANT STEP TO INSTALLING A NEW MASTER CYLINDER THAT YOU DO NOT WANT TO FORGET, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHY THEY INCLUDE

THIS LITTLE WARNING CARD. IT'S CALLED BENCH BLEEDING, BUT THIS IS HOW YOU CAN BLEED THE CYLINDER AFTER IT'S ON THE CAR. PUT SOME BRAKE FLUID IN THE RESERVOIR, AND THEN WITH THE PEDAL HOOKED UP LIGHTLY ACTUATE THE BOOSTER'S PLUNGER, WHICH WILL FORCE THE AIR OUT OF THE CYLINDER'S LINES. FYI, SOMETIMES IT TAKES A WHILE TO DRIVE OUT ALL THOSE LITTLE BUBBLES. WITH THE MASTER CYLINDER JUST ABOUT BUTTONED UP WE'RE

ALMOST DONE UNDER THE HOOD. THERE'S ONE MORE THING WE NEED TO DO AND THAT'S CHANGE THE OIL. HAVING THE TOP SIDE OF THAT MOTOR OPEN, IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO GO AHEAD AND DO THAT. AND BESIDES, YOU DON'T HAVE ANY CLUE HOW LONG IT'S BEEN SINCE THE LAST ONE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> STILL AHEAD, SAVING YOUR STOCK ROTORS FROM THE TRASH HEAP AND YOUR WALLET FROM THAT FEELING OF EMPTINESS.

PLUS A QUICK INTERIOR RESCUE.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK.

WE TOOK OUR GMC SPRINT ROTORS DOWN TO THE LOCAL O'REILLY TO HAVE THEM TURNED.

BASICALLY THAT MEANS THAT THEY MACHINE OFF A THIN LAYER OF METAL ON THE BRAKING SURFACE IN ORDER TO MAKE THEM SMOOTH AND FLAT. AN UNEVEN SURFACE IS THE DIRECT CAUSE OF A COUPLE OF BRAKING ISSUES, SUCH AS A PULSATING BRAKE PEDAL, WHICH EFFECTIVELY REDUCES YOUR BRAKING POWER. THE LAST STEP IN THE PROCESS IS TO USE A SWIRL FINISHER TO CROSS HATCH THE SURFACE, WHICH HELPS BREAK IN. AS FOR PADS WE DECIDED TO GO WITH A SET FROM EBC. WE CHOSE THEIR ULTIMAX LINE. NOW THESE THINGS ARE DESIGNED FOR EVERYDAY USE AND ARE A DIRECT REPLACEMENT FOR OEM PARTS. AS FOR BREAK IN CHECK THIS OUT. THIS RED BREAK IN COATING IS DESIGNED TO HELP GET YOUR PADS IN WORKING CONDITION QUICKLY BY DEGLAZING YOUR ROTORS IF

THEY'VE SEEN PREVIOUS USE. BUT SINCE WE'VE ALREADY HAD OURS TURNED, THAT'S REALLY NOT AN ISSUE. THE CROSS HATCHES THAT YOU SAW GET CUT ONTO THE ROTOR ACT ALMOST LIKE SAND PAPER, AND IT HELPS BED IN THE PADS BY INCREASING THE ROTOR TO PAD FRICTION.

YOU BED IN YOUR PADS BY DRIVING THE VEHICLE AND APPLYING THE BRAKES. THAT CAUSE A TRANSFER OF PAD MATERIAL TO THE CONTACT SURFACE OF THE ROTOR.

NOW EACH PRODUCT IS DIFFERENT, BUT JUST MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURER'S SPECIFICATIONS. AFTER YOU MACHINE YOUR ROTORS, YOU NEED TO BE AWARE OF THIS. SOME METAL MAY HAVE GOTTEN INTO YOUR HUB. SO CLEAN THEM OUT GOOD. NOW'S NOT A BAD TIME TO THROW IN SOME NEW BEARINGS AND REPACK THEM. WE'RE GONNA USE SOME ROYAL PURPLE ULTRA PERFORMANCE GREASE, WHICH IS GOING TO MAKE OUR BEARINGS RUN SMOOTHER, COOLER, AND QUIETER FOR LONGER.

(MANK)>> SINCE WE'RE SEATING A NEW BEARING AND A NEW RACE, I'M GOING TO TIGHTEN IT UP AND SPIN IT A LITTLE, AND THEN I'LL LOOSEN IT BACK UP TO SEAT IT WHERE YOU NORMALLY WOULD SET A BEARING TO ALLOW A COUPLE THOUSANDTHS CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE BEARING AND THE RACE. WE'RE JUST ABOUT READY TO PUT THE CALIPERS ON THE OLD GIRL, BUT BEFORE WE DO I HAVE TO SHOW YOU GUYS ONE THING. WHEN WE GOT HER IN HERE, THE STEEL LINE BRACKET ON THE

CHASSIS THAT HOLDS THE RUBBER HOSE ON THE FRONT END WAS NOT ON THE CAR. IT NEEDS TO BE THERE BECAUSE OF VIBRATION. IF THE STEEL LINE IS NOT CONNECTED THERE'S A DANGER OF IT CRACKING RIGHT AT THE FITTINGS BETWEEN THE LINE AND THE HOSE ITSELF. WELL OBVIOUSLY OUR STOCK RUBBER LINES ARE A LITTLE WORSE FOR WEAR. SO WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO IS REPLACE THEM WITH A SET OF STEEL BRAIDED LINES FROM CROWN PERFORMANCE. THESE ARE DOT APPROVED WITH A STEEL OUTER LAYER PROVIDING PROTECTION FOR THE INNER TEFLON CORE, AND A LAYER OF KEVLAR, WHICH MAKES THESE LINES SUPER RESISTANT TO PUNCTURES AND TEARS. AND THIS TIME WE'RE GONNA REMEMBER TO PUT THE CLIPS ON WHERE THEY BELONG.

(TOMMY)>> WITH OUR BRAKES ALL FINISHED UP, WE'RE ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING ON THE MUSCLE CAR SHOW THAT'S NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE AND PROBABLY NEVER WILL AGAIN. NOW NORMALLY WITH THE STUFF WE WORK ON, THE TRUNK FLOOR IS NOT QUITE THIS SIZE. ONE OF THE EASIEST WAYS TO DRESS UP A FLOOR IS WITH A BED MAT. IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT SUMMIT RACING OFFERS A BED MAT THAT FITS RIGHT IN PLACE, NO TRIMMING REQUIRED. INSTALLATION'S PRETTY STRAIGHT FORWARD. NOW THAT IS A WHOLE LOT BETTER.

(ANNOUNCER)>> SO FAR WE'RE WELL UNDER $1,000 BUCKS BUT COMING UP WE SPLURGE ON SOME EYE CANDY.

(TOMMY)>> WELL ALRIGHTY, WE HAVE REVIVED AND REBEAUTIFIED UNDER THE HOOD, TOUCHED UP THE BRAKES, AND COVERED UP SOME OF THE UGLY IN THE BED OF OUR PROJECT FOR TODAY,

THIS '71 GMC SPRINT. BUT THERE'S A FEW MORE ITEMS THAT WE WANT TO TOUCH ON TO

BRING THIS CAR UP TO PAR. THIS IS A PERFECT EXAMPLE. THE CORNER LIGHTS AND BEZELS ON THIS THING ARE CRACKED, BROKEN, AND FLAKING. HECK NOT TO MENTION ONE'S FOR A '71 AND ONE'S FOR A '72. WE CAN SET IT RIGHT PRETTY EASY THOUGH. A QUICK LOOK AT YEAR ONE'S CATALOG AND WE HAD SOME REPLACEMENT LENSES ON OUR DOOR STEP. AFTER WE GOT THE SCREWS OFF, WE ALSO DISCOVERED THAT SOMEBODY HAD PAINTED THE REFLECTOR RED. THAT AIN'T RIGHT SON! SO WE MASK IT OFF AND HIT IT WITH SOME SILVER DUPLICOLOR. THIS IS GONNA HELP IT FUNCTION A LOT BETTER AS WELL AS BEING CLOSER TO THE STOCK APPEARANCE. THE BEZELS THAT CAME ON IT ARE INCORRECT, BUT NOBODY MAKES THEM FOR A '71 GMC SPRINT. WE SANDED DOWN THE ONES WE HAVE AND PAINTED THEM SILVER. OVERALL THAT'S PRETTY BIG IMPROVEMENT FOR 10 MINUTES WORTH OF WORK. NOW MANK CAN HOP OVER, JUMP ON THAT INTERIOR. [ cartoon music ]

(MANK)>> BEING AN OLD CAR WITH AN ORIGINAL INTERIOR, THIS THING'S PROBABLY SEEN SOME THINGS THAT'LL MAKE YOUR HAIR TURN WHITE. LUCKILY IT'S A BLACK INTERIOR, IT'S PROBABLY DONE A GOOD JOB OF HIDING IT OVER THE YEARS, BUT WE'VE GOT SOMETHING WE'RE GONNA USE THAT'LL CLEAN IT UP PRETTY EASILY AND ALSO CONDITION IT AT THE SAME TIME. WE'RE GONNA USE SOME MOTHERS VLR, THAT IS VINYL, LEATHER, AND RUBBER. SINCE THE SEAT'S OUT OF THE CAR, WE'LL SPRAY IT RIGHT ON THE VINYL. BUT THIS IS A PROFESSIONAL STRENGTH CLEANING FORMULA, SO SPRAY IT ON THE TOWEL WHEN YOU USE IT INSIDE YOUR CAR. AND WHILE IT'S CLEANING IT'LL RECONDITION AND

PROTECT AGAINST DRYING, FADING, AND CRACKING. THE OLD CARPET IN THIS CAR ISN'T THE MOST IMPRESSIVE PART ABOUT IT. THIS FLOOR HASN'T SEEN THE LIGHT OF DAY PROBABLY SINCE '71. SO A GOOD CLEANING OF THIS THING WILL GO A LONG WAYS. TOM'S USING SOME LOCTITE EXTEND RUST TREATMENT, WHICH

WILL STOP ANY CORROSION IN ITS TRACKS, AND SOME SEMI GLOSS DUPLICOLOR.

(TOMMY)>> WITH OUR FLOOR ALL COATED AND PAINTED, WE'RE READY TO START THROWING IN THE NEW STUFF THAT WE GOT FROM LMC, WHICH INCLUDES SOUND DEADENING MATERIAL, CARPET, AND FLOOR MATS.

NOW I DON'T HAVE TO TELL YOU GUYS THAT DEPENDING ON WHICH TYPE OF WHEELS YOU PICK OUT FOR YOUR RIDE GIVES YOUR CAR A CERTAIN TYPE OF PERSONALITY. MAYBE YOU'RE DIGGING THE WHEELS THAT COME ON OUR GMC. THERE'S NOTHING REALLY WRONG WITH THEM BUT TO ME THEY KINDA GIVE IT A GRANDPA FEEL.

LIKE YOU'RE OUT LOOKING FOR A GARAGE SALE, WHICH AIN'T, THAT'S KIND OF A DEAL ALL IN ITSELF BUT IT'S NOT OUR STYLE. MAYBE YOU WANT SOMETHING MORE PERFORMANCE KINDA LIKE A SET OF COKER RALLYS WITH A SET OF THE GOLD LINE RADIALS. NOW THOSE THINGS GIVE IT A REAL PERFORMANCE FEEL AND AT THE SAME TIME KINDA LOOKS LIKE IT DIALED THE CLOCK BACK, LIKE TO 1971 ALMOST. THEY LOOK PRETTY SWEET. OR MAYBE YOU'RE DIGGING ON SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH 26'S BUT THAT'S KIND OF A DIFFERENT SHOW.

SO WE MIGHT NOT OUGHT TO GO THAT ROUTE. YEAH THOSE, I'M DIGGING ON THOSE. THIS IS A SET OF 17 INCH BILLET SPECIALTY WHEELS THAT WE PICKED UP FROM SUMMIT RACING. THEY GIVE THE CAR A MODERN, AGGRESSIVE APPEARANCE WITH A COMPETITION FEEL, AND I THINK THEY LOOK PRETTY DANG GOOD IF I DO SAY SO MYSELF, WHICH I DO.

(MANK)>> WELL GUYS IT'S BEEN A HECK OF A DAY, BUT WE GOT THIS OLD GIRL LOOKING BETTER, RUNNING BETTER, STOPPING BETTER, AND EVEN INSIDE SMELLING A LITTLE BETTER.

SEEMS AS THOUGH WE'VE CURED OUR HARD BRAKE PEDAL AND THE PULSATION. LOOKS LIKE WE WERE ABLE TO MAKE THAT 350 QUIT BEING QUITE SO DOGGY WHILE WE WERE AT IT. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT TODAY'S SHOW.

(TOMMY)>> GO OVER TO POWERBLOCK TV DOT COM.
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