The guys get the Oldsmobile blasted, fix some gnarly quarter panels, and talk tech with the best chassis guy in the business. Also, Flashback takes a look at a super-fine 442.
Tommy and Rick start a new project, hoping to build it with inspiration from the classic Hurst Edition Oldsmobiles. Also, Year One’s Braselton Bash, and the guys do a little paint-mixing wizardry.
The finishing touches are put on the Fox Body Mustang, Dark Horse, and then it heads to the track, where the guys run into some issues.
Rick and Tommy tear out Dark Horse’s interior to lighten its load, set it up with new wheels and tires, and weld in a roll cage. Altered E-Go gets prepped for track day by an old friend, and Rick does spot repair on a Camaro hood.
Rick and Tommy give Dark Horse’s engine a top end and accessories and build a streetable exhaust system. Rick also demonstrates the difference between cast and forged aluminum wheels.
Project Dark Horse gets a stroker motor and suspension upgrades, Tommy rebuilds a Posi-Track, and Rick gives a crash course on paint gun setup and spraying candies.
Rick and Tommy take Limelight out for a spin and visit one of the biggest classic car shows in the country. Rick shows some of the biggest mistakes painters make on their own rides.
Altered Ego, the 64 Comet, gets an old-school custom race car paint job. Rick and Tommy throw every trick in the book at this one – flake, candy, pinstriping, the works.
The 1970 Camaro RS/SS gets some finishing touches, then the guys pull an all-nighter getting the motor to start and run.
Project Limelight’s engine is decked out with the final details under the hood. Rick shows how to paint and install an aftermarket fiberglass hood on any car.
Learn how to install wiring and interior parts, including a bow-style headliner, as work continues on the 1970 Camaro. Rick shows how to re-foam and install seat covers on original seat frames.
The 1970 Camaro RS/SS gets an era-appropriate coat of lime green, living up to the name Project Limelight! Learn how to refurbish an original set of painted steel wheels, including the trim rings. Find out how stripes are added over clear-coat.
Learn how a block is sleeved when the 396 engine for our 1970 Camaro RS/SS goes to the machine shop. Tommy shows some of the finer points of assembling an engine including file-fitting rings and measuring rod clearance. Rick explains how to convert an auto car to a 4-speed.