Aired: 09/21/2009 | Views: 5,396 | Comment
Rick and Tommy debate the definition of the term "muscle car" while taking a look at some prime examples from the 60's, 70's, 80's and today. Learn how to give your car a 70's look with do-it-yourself paint tips. (18:00)
The Restomod Oldsmobile continues to see progress as the MuscleCar guys create a custom mounting location for the fuel tank, and add in a one-of-a-kind fuel filler through the side of the car. Then find out how you can affordably dip your toes into the world of drag racing, and discover the best way to protect your ride from hostile factors in the environment.
The MuscleCar guys get back to work on the ’69 Olds Cutlass Restomod Project, beginning with a complete revamp of the fenders. Brad Starks lends a hand in building a set of custom sheet metal inner fenders for the Olds, and then Mank shows how to rescue the abused stock outer fenders by fixing the outer metal work, and replacing the missing reinforcement on the inside.
The MuscleCar guys tie a bow on the COPO Camaro Tribute project by showing how to properly prepare the crate engine for firing, including making your own oil priming tool. Then after a quick lesson in Carb tuning and timing, the COPO Camaro gets to have it’s day in the sun as the guys see what she can do.
Tommy and Mank do another round of fixes aimed at answering your questions via e-mail. See how to get stuck bolts out of an aluminum housing, and fix the threads if you have to. See how radiator shops take your cooling components down to their bare bits. Check out a way to replace a casted-on bell housing. And then, see why Car TV Shows are still so popular decades after they are on tv!
The guys address emailed-in questions about how to take care of a variety of projectson your car, most of which can save you money. Learn How to weld cast iron, how to fix sloppy, floppy door hinges, and go to paint school and see why all primers are not created equal!
The MuscleCar guys get to plug in the stock-style interior for their 1969 COPO Camaro tribute project. Then Tommy shows how to address one of the more often neglected parts of a restoration: the inside of the trunk. Then it’s exhaust from headers to tailpipes as the guys help the Camaro exhale.
The MuscleCar guys work on rescuing several stock pieces of their 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. A pair of bucket seats with broken frames needs some help; a steering column rebuild can save serious bucks, and a garage-fix for a broken plastic grill! Flashback takes a look at our COPO’s cousin, another famous 69 Camaro… a Z28 RS!
Learn how you can take the concept of a classic Muncie 4-Speed and improve on it in every way, shape, and form. Then it’s safe glass removal, floor panel prep, and a great way to keep raw metal panels from rusting.
The guys try out a self-contained paint system on the 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. Starting with body work, all the way through to buffing out the end result, learn how to take your finish from beginning to end.
The MuscleCar guys plug in their rebuilt front and rear end on the 1969 COPO Camaro Tribute Project. The car has to be converted from automatic to manual floor pedals, and the firewall gets some factory style mods that change the car over to big-block style. Then, everything you ever wanted to know about brake lines and fuel lines.
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. Tommy teaches you how to chop down a barn find Impala 12-bolt rear end to fit under a Camaro, which can save you a pile of cash, and Mank works on revitalizing the stock front end components.
ontinuing the iconic COPO ‘69 Camaro tribute build, the guys pull the factory small block out of the project, and wedge in an all-aluminum ZL1 427. A conversion from automatic to 4-speed means that the floor has to be modified as well. The guys also find out why the majority of chromed trim pieces pit over time…and how they are fixed. Then how to re-awaken a barn find without accidentally lighting it on fire!
With the starting point of an iconic Chevrolet Engine, Tommy and Mank set about creating a tribute to one of the world’s most desired cars: a 1969 ZL1 COPO Camaro. But before they can build a car…they have to find one! This is the start of an iconic build.
The guys work on getting a completely custom firewall installed on the 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst Tribute Restomod, with help from car builder Brad Starks. Also, Tommy and Mank take a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains to visit one of the nation’s Premiere Muscle Car Museums, where they make some rare finds.
The Oldsmobile Restomod Project’s fuel tank requires some modification for a serious fuel pump, and the guys show you how to do it. Tommy does some rust repair on a door that is in need of rescue, then Mank and Tommy do some glass etching, with 3 different ways to personalize the glass on your ride.
Tommy and Mank set to work on the Olds Cutlass Hurst Tribute Restomod by making room for an oversized set of custom wheels and tires. Flashback takes a look at a rare Mopar that was built to take the strip by storm, and Mank shows a $20 fix that can be a serious upgrade for your brakes.