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Detroit Muscle: Bulletproof Poncho

Building a 500 horse pump gas Pontiac.

(COURTNEY)>> HEY GUYS,WELCOME TO POWERNATION,

AMERICA'S HEADQUARTERS FORSERIOUS CAR AND TRUCK TECH

YOU CAN USE, ALL FROM T-V'SEXPERTS WHEN IT COMES TO

FINDING, REPAIRING, ANDCUSTOMIZING CARS AND TRUCKS.

(ANNOUNCER)>> POWERNATIONIS BROUGHT TO YOU BY

ROYAL PURPLE DOT COM.

ROYAL PURPLE, THE PERFORMANCEOIL THAT OUT PERFORMS.

(COURTNEY)>> SO LETS KICKOFF THIS BLOCK WITH AN

ALL NEW DETROIT MUSCLE.

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY ONDETROIT MUSCLE WE'RE

GONNA GET OUR STROKE ON.

ITS PONTIAC POWER PLANTPALOOZA AS WE DUMP THE DOGGY

400 INCH ENGINE IN OURGIVEAWAY TRANS AM IN FAVOR

OF 550 HORSEPOWER WORTHOF STROKED AND BORED FURY.

(JOE)>> WITH UNMISTAKABLELINES AND AN ICONIC LEGACY,

THE '77 AND '78 TRANSAMS WERE AMONG THE MOST

BELOVED PONY CARPLATFORMS EVER BUILT.

THANKS IN NO SMALLPART TO BURT REYNOLDS

AND JACKIE GLEASON.

BUT BURT ISN'T GONNA BEDRIVING THIS ONE, ONE OF

YOU GUYS ARE BECAUSEWE'RE GIVING IT AWAY.

(TOMMY)>> THE PLANS THAT WEHAVE FOR THE OLD RED DRAGON

INCLUDE A CHANGE OF SKIN,GIVING IT THE ICONIC

BLACK AND GOLDSPECIAL EDITION LOOK.

IN ADDITION TO THAT ALL THEPERFORMANCE SPECS ON THIS

CAR ARE GOINGTHROUGH THE ROOF.

EVERYTHING FROM THE REAREND TO THE RADIATOR IS

GONNA GET AN UPGRADE.

AND THAT INCLUDESTHE POWER PLANT.

WE WERE ABLE TO SNEAK OUROLD CAR UP ONTO THE CHASSIS

DYNO, DO A LITTLE BIT OFTWEAKING, AND GETTING ABOUT

150 HORSE OUT OF IT.

I'LL TELL YOU, THAT'S NOTTOO IMPRESSIVE AT ALL.

(JOE)>> YOU'VEGOT THAT RIGHT.

WELL TODAY IS ENGINE DAY FORTHIS OLD BIRD, AND THE PLANS

TOMMY AND I HAVE INCLUDEGIVING IT QUITE A POWER BOOST.

TRY OVER 300 PERCENTOF WHAT IT HAD BEFORE.

WELL, TIME TO STARTTINKERING ON THIS

TRIBUTE TRANS AM.

(TOMMY)>> NOW WHEN IT COMESTO PONTIAC PERFORMANCE, WE

KNEW EXACTLY WHO TO CALL.

I WANT YOU GUYS TO MEETRODNEY AND DAVID BUTLER WITH

BUTLER PERFORMANCE OUTOF LEOMA, TENNESSEE.

HOW YOU GUYS DOING?

(DAVID)>> GOOD, GREAT TOBE HERE, LOOK FORWARD TO

WORKING WITH YOU GUYS AGAIN.

(TOMMY)>> JUST IN CASE YOUGUYS HAVEN'T HEARD OF BUTLER

PERFORMANCE, LET USINTRODUCE YOU TO THEM.

(JOE)>> IF THERE'S ONENAME THAT'S SYNONYMOUS WITH

PONTIAC POWER, IT'S THEGUYS AT BUTLER PERFORMANCE.

KNOWN ACROSS THE WORLD ASTHE GO TO GURU'S FOR PONTIAC

ENGINE BUILDING, WORKINGUP ANYTHING FROM A FACTORY

RESTORATION TO HIGHEND DRAG RACING MOTORS.

WE'VE USED THEM BEFORE ONSEVERAL BUILDS AND ARE NEVER

DISAPPOINTED IN THE POWERAND RELIABILITY THEY CAN

BUILD INTO ONE OF THESELIGHT BLUE BLOCKS.

SO NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHOTHESE GUYS ARE, LETS GET

DOWN TO THE IMPORTANT STUFF.

DAVID WHAT YOU'D BRINGWITH US TO PLAY WITH?

(DAVID)>> WE BROUGHT APONTIAC 455 BLOCK TO REPLACE

THE TIRED 400 THATWAS IN THE TRANS AM.

THE GOOD THING ABOUT APONTIAC ENGINE, THERE ARE NO

BIG BLOCK OR SMALL BLOCKS,THEY'RE ALL THE SAME SIZE.

THE 455'S A DIRECT BOLTIN WHERE THE 400 WAS.

(JOE)>> SO HOW DOES AGUY KNOW HE'S GOT A 455?

(DAVID)>> FIRST IN THEVALLEY YOU'LL HAVE TWO

FIVES, THIS IS 455.

IF IT'S A 400 YOU'LLHAVE ZEROS HERE.

ALSO ON THE DRIVER'S SIDEYOU'LL SIZE CAST RIGHT INTO

THE SIDE OF THE BLOCK.

(JOE)>> OKAY, WHATABOUT YOUR MACHINE WORK?

(DAVID)>> WELL WENTWITH A 60 OVER BORE.

DID A BORE AND HONE WITHA TORQUE PLATE, WHICH IS

REALLY CRITICAL ONA PONTIAC ENGINE.

WE ALSO SQUAREDECKED THE BLOCK.

AS FAR AS THE BOTTOM ENDGOES, WE REPLACED THE

FACTORY DIAL PINS TO LOCATETHE MAIN CAPS, REPLACED THE

STOCK BOLTS WITHA-R-P MAIN STUDS.

THEN WE LINEHONED THE MAINS.

(JOE)>> WELL I KNOW THE'78 TRANS AM CAME WITH

A 400 INCH BLOCK.

USING IT INSTEAD OFA 455, WHAT WOULD YOU

NEED TO LOOK FOR?

(DAVID)>> WHEN USING A 400THE MAIN THING YOU WANT TO

LOOK FOR IS A THICK MAINVERSUS A THIN MAIN BLOCK.

A THIN MAIN BLOCK WON'THANDLE THE HORSEPOWER WE'LL

BE MAKING WITH THIS BUILD.

MOST '75 AND LATER 400'SWERE THIN MAIN BLOCKS,

JUST LIKE YOU HAD INYOUR T-A OVER THERE.

(JOE)>> OKAY, I THINK WE'LLKEEP WHAT WE'VE GOT HERE.

(TOMMY)>> AS FOR ACRANK SHAFT, WHAT DO

YOU GUYS LIKE TO USE?

(RODNEY)>> WE'REGONNA USE THIS EAGLE

ARMOR COATED CRANK SHAFT.

IT'S GOT A 4.250 STROKE.

SO WITH OUR BORE SIZEIT'S GONNA END UP

AT 474 CUBIC INCHES.

(TOMMY)>> NOW WHEN HE SAYSSTROKER, FOR YOU GUYS AT

HOME THAT DON'T KNOW, THISIS WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT.

AN ENGINE'S DISPLACEMENT ISBASED AROUND THE VOLUME OF

THE CYLINDERS AND IT'SRATED BY EITHER CUBIC

INCHES OR LITERS.

THE MORE DISPLACEMENTYOU HAVE, THE MORE

POTENTIAL FOR POWER.

THIS IS WHY YOU HEAR PEOPLESAY THERE'S NO REPLACEMENT

FOR DISPLACEMENT.

YOU CAN INCREASE THAT AMOUNTBY INCREASING THE TRAVEL OF

THE PISTON WITH A LONGERSTROKE OF THE CRANK,

HENCE THE NAME STROKER.

NOW YOU CAN'T JUST BUY ACRANK SHAFT, THROW IT IN

SOMETHING, AND MAKEA BIG BUNCH OF POWER.

ALL THESE COMPONENTS HAVE TOBE MATCHED ALL TOGETHER FROM

TOP TO BOTTOM TO MAKE BIGPOWER THAT'S GONNA LIVE

FOR LONGER THAN A DAY.

AM I RIGHT?

(RODNEY)>> THAT'S CORRECT.

NOT ONLY MATCH COMPONENTS,BUT THIS CRANK SHAFT'S

PERFECTLY BALANCED TOTHESE RODS AND PISTONS.

AS FOR RODS WE'RE USINGTHIS EAGLE H-BEAM DESIGN.

NOW THIS ROD IS CONSIDERED ALONG ROD FOR A PONTIAC, SIX

POINT EIGHT INCHES LONG.

(TOMMY)>> NOW WHEN YOU GUYSWERE UNBOXING THESE I

WAS CHECKING THEM OUT.

YOU GUYS ARE PROBABLY PRETTYPROUD OF THOSE AREN'T YOU?

(RODNEY)>> YES WE ARE.

THIS IS A BUTLER PERFORMANCEEXCLUSIVE FORGED PISTON.

IT FEATURES A FLAT TOPDESIGN AND THE LATEST STRUT

DESIGN FOR STRENGTHAND DURABILITY.

IN THE END TOM WE DEVELOPEDA LINE OF PISTONS FOR A

NUMBER OF PONTIACAPPLICATIONS THAT ARE

STRONG, DURABLE,AND THEY MAKE POWER.

(TOMMY)>> I GUESS THE FIRSTTHING WE NEED TO DO IS DROP

THIS CRANK SHAFT...

OH WAIT, THAT THING'S HEAVYAND WE'VE GOT TO GET THE

MAIN CAPS OFF.

SO I GUESS WEBETTER DO THAT.

(ANNOUNCER)>> STILL AHEAD,WE BEGIN CONSTRUCTION ON THE

ENGINE FOR OUR GIVEAWAYTRANS AM AND GET INTO THE

NITTY GRITTY ABOUTMAKING BIG POWER

WITH NATURAL ASPIRATION.

THEN LEARN HOW TO DECODEA G-T-O TO SEE IF YOU'VE

GOT YOUR HANDS ON A JUDGE.

GORGEOUS F-ONE CUSTOM.

KENTUCKY GEAR HEAD SHANNONMCMAHANN DECIDED TO RESTORE

HIS FATHER'S TRUCK.

IT WAS A FIVE YEAR BUILD.

YOU CAN TELL FROM THE BEFOREPICTURES THAT CANARY YELLOW

JUST WASN'T GONNA CUT IT.

HE TOOK IT DOWN TO THEFRAME AND SAND BLASTED

EVERYTHING, FOLLOWED BYEXTENSIVE METAL WORK.

HE BUILT IT BACK UP WITHAIR ASSIST SUSPENSION AND

REFRESHED THE 351 WINDSORAND FOUR SPEED AUTOMATIC.

FUTURE CITY HOT RODS IN WESTPADUCAH, DID ALL THE PAINT

AND BODY WORK INCLUDING THENEW COLOR CHOICE, DUPONT

HOT HUES POT OF GOLDWITH WARM BEER FLAKE.

THE WIDE WHITE WALLS ANDCADILLAC SOMBRERO HUB CAPS

ADD THE CLASSIC TOUCH.

I LOVE THAT FRONT ENDFROM A '48 PLYMOUTH.

AS SHANNON INVERTED THEFACTORY GRILL TEETH AND

ADDED '56 OLDS HEADLIGHTS.

THE INTERIOR IS EQUALLYHANDSOME WITH THE STOCK

SEATS COVERED IN ROLLEDAND PLEATED NAWGAHIDE AS

THEY DID IN THE DAY.

THE GAUGES ARE STOCK ANDTHE STEERING WHEEL IS

FROM A '48 FORD SEDAN.

AND TO TIE IT ALL TOGETHERTHE TONNEAU COVER ALSO

GOT THE ROLLED ANDPLEATED TREATMENT.

SHANNON DECIDED TODEDICATE THIS TRUCK TO

HIS FATHER, NICELY DONE.

AND NOW LETS GET BACKTO DETROIT MUSCLE.

(JOE)>> OKAY WE ARE BACK ANDREADY TO PUT TOGETHER THE

BOTTOM END OF OUR474 PONTIAC ENGINE.

AND FOR A REAR MAIN SEAL ONA STREET ENGINE THE BUTLERS

RECOMMEND A GRAPHITEIMPREGNATED TEFLON REAR MAIN

SEAL, AND I GUESS WE'REREADY FOR THE CRANK SHAFT.

(RODNEY)>> YES SIR!

(JOE)>> BY THE WAY, THIS4340 FORGING IS A BIG

UPGRADE FROM THE TRANSAM'S STOCK CAST CRANK.

AND THE E-S-P ARMOR COATING,WELL IT'S GONNA REDUCE

FRICTION AND BUY USANOTHER 30 HORSEPOWER.

AFTER LUBING UP THE BEARINGSWITH ROYAL PURPLE MAX TUFF,

THE MAIN CAPS CAN GO ON.

RODNEY PUTS A DAB OF A-R-PULTRA TORQUE ON THE STUDS

AND NUTS BEFORE CINCHINGDOWN THE MAINS, AND TORQUING

THEM FROM THE CENTER OUT.

END PLAY SHOULD BE WITHINFOUR TO EIGHT THOUSANDTHS,

AND OURS IS RIGHT AT FOUR,SO WE'RE IN GOOD SHAPE.

(TOMMY)>> RODNEY'S HADPLENTY OF EXPERIENCE

ASSEMBLING RODS ANDPISTONS FOR STREET AND

ALL OUT RACE ENGINES.

HE USES PLENTY OF LUBEAND SPIRAL LOCKS TO

KEEP THE PINS IN PLACE.

OH AND TO KEEP FROMBUTCHERING UP THOSE THUMBS

AND FINGERS WHILE INSTALLINGTHOSE LOCKS, A SMALL FLAT

SCREW DRIVER CAN BEYOUR BEST FRIEND.

THEN HE DOES SOME FILING TOSET EACH OF THE END GAPS,

CHECKING EACH ONE INSIDE THEBORE WITH A FEELER GAUGE.

THE GAP HAS TO BE LARGEENOUGH TO ALLOW FOR

EXPANSION WHEN HOTBUT SMALL ENOUGH TO

CONTROL BLOW BY GASES.

NEXT HE'S INSTALLINGONE PISTON ROD ASSEMBLY.

FOLLOWED BY THE CAM SHAFT,WHICH IS A CUSTOM GRIND

HYDRAULIC ROLLER FROM COMP.

IT'S DESIGNED TO MAKE PLENTYOF POWER AND TORQUE FOR THE

STREET AND PROVIDE AMPLEVACUUM FOR THE POWER BRAKES.

(JOE)>> WITH SOME LOCTITETHREAD LOCKER ON THE

RETAINING BOLTS, THEDOUBLE ROLLER TIMING

SET GETS INSTALLED.

AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW,DEGREEING THE CAM'S THE ONLY

WAY TO VERIFY THE ACCURACYOF YOUR CAM GRIND.

AND ALTHOUGH IT'S RARE THECRANK KEY OR TIMING CHAIN

COULD BE OFF A BIT.

(TOMMY)>> BUTLER'S TIMINGGEAR RETAINING WASHER

REPLACES THE FUEL PUMP DRIVETHAT YOU WOULD BE USING

IF YOU WERE RUNNINGA CARBURETOR.

NOW HE CAN INSTALL THEREST OF THE PISTONS AND ROD

ASSEMBLIES INTO THE BLOCK.

THEN ADD THE RODCAPS AND TORQUE THE

ROD BOLTS TO SPEC.

(ANNOUNCER)>> NEXT UP WE'LLTAKE A BREAK FROM ALL THAT

DRIVETRAIN STRAIN AND GOON THE HUNT FOR A PIECE

OF DETROIT TREASURE.

SEE WHY YOU HAVE TO BE ONYOUR GUARD IF YOU'VE GOT

YOUR EYES ON A G-T-O JUDGE.

THEN IT'S BACK TO MAKINGHORSEPOWER FOR THE T-A.

CAN TELL, WE'RE NOT IN THE

SHOP, WE'RE OUT ON THE HUNTAND HAVING A GOOD TIME.

WE'RE TRYING TO TAKE A LOOKAT SOME OF THOSE COOL CARS,

EXPENSIVE CARS, RARECARS, HECK EVEN THOSE

ONES THAT NOBODY WANTS.

(JOE)>> THERE MIGHT BEA FEW OF THOSE HERE.

YOU KNOW YOU DON'T HAVETO BE IN MOTOR CITY

TO GO HUNTING FORDETROIT TREASURES.

AND WELL WE GOT WORD THATTHERE MIGHT BE ONE OUT HERE

THAT IS VERY DESIRABLE,BUT YOU BE THE JUDGE.

WITH ONE OF THE MOSTDISTINCT GRAPHICS PACKAGES

THAT'S EVER BEEN LAID DOWNON A CAR, AS WELL AS SOME OF

THE NEATEST OPTIONS TO GOHAND IN HAND WITH THEM, THIS

CAR WAS DESTINE FORGLORY FROM LOOKS ALONE.

BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, THISWAS NO SHEEP IN A WOLF'S

CLOTHING BECAUSE YOU MIGHTGET SENT DOWN THE RIVER IF

YOU EVER DECIDED TOTANGLE WITH A JUDGE.

(TOMMY)>> IN 1969 PONTIACDECIDED THEY WANTED TO

STEAL SOME OF THETHUNDER FROM MOPAR'S

TECHNI-COLOR SCAT PACK.

SO THE DREAMED UP ONE OFTHE MOST DESIRED MUSCLE CARS

EVER, THE G-T-O JUDGE.

WITH EVERY MODEL INCLUDINGPONTIAC'S RAM AIR THREE OR

THE SUPER HOT RAMAIR FOUR OPTION.

THIS BABY WAS ASERIOUS CONTENDER IN

THE MUSCLE CAR WARS.

OVER THE YEARS THESE CARSHAVE BEEN CLONED THOUSANDS

OF TIMES FROM ITS SISTERMODELS LIKE THE LE MANS AND

THE TEMPEST, AS WELLAS THE STANDARD G-T-O.

(JOE)>> AND IT'S EXACTLYBECAUSE OF THAT THAT YOU

HAVE TO BE EXTRA CAREFULWHEN YOU GO ON THE

HUNT FOR THESE CARS.

WE'RE GONNA BE TAKING AFEW TRIPS AROUND TO VARIOUS

JUNKYARDS AND DECODING WHATCOULD POTENTIALLY BE SOME OF

THE MORE DESIRABLE CARS.

A LOT OF THESE CARS ARE TOOFAR GONE AND NOT VALUABLE

ENOUGH TO DO ANYTHINGABOUT BUT THERE ARE

THOSE OCCASIONALDIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH.

AND IF WE CAN UNCOVER A FEWOF THEM THAT MIGHT BE

WORTH SAVING AS WELL ASDISCOVERING JUST WHAT THEY

MIGHT BE WORTH, WELLIT'S WORTH THE TRIP.

(TOMMY)>> TODAY OUR TARGETIS THIS '69 PONTIAC, AND WE

BROUGHT ALONG ONE OF THEBEST PONTIAC EXPERTS THAT WE

KNOW TO HELP US DECODETHIS SUPPOSED G-T-O JUDGE,

MISTER BILL STOVAL.

(BILL)>> IT LEADS YOUTO BELIEVE IT'S A JUDGE.

SAYS JUDGE ON THE FENDER,IT'S GOT THE JUDGE STRIPES,

GOT THE COLOR THAT'SPOPULAR WITH JUDGES.

THE FIRST 1,500 WEREPAINTED THIS COLOR,

ORANGE, CAROUSEL RED.

SOMEBODY'S FAKING ONE CAUSEYOU GOT AN EMBLEM ON THE

DASH, YOU'VE GOTDECALS ON THE FENDERS.

YOU CAN BUY ALL THAT STUFF.

(JOE)>> THIS CAR'S VINNUMBER STARTS WITH THE

NUMBERS 242, WHICH INDEEDTELLS US IT'S A G-T-O

ACCORDING TO THISBOOK AND BILL.

HOWEVER IT DOESN'T SAYANYTHING ABOUT A JUDGE.

TO DETERMINE THAT WELLWE'VE GOT TO DO A

LOT MORE HOMEWORK.

(BILL)>> THAT 242 NUMBERWOULD COME BACK, THAT

AUTOMATICALLYMAKES IT A G-T-O.

THE JUDGE DOES NOT HAVEA SERIAL NUMBER PER SE.

(JOE)>> WITH THESEPARTICULAR CARS THE VIN

DOESN'T DETAIL IF IT HAD THEHIGHLY DESIRED JUDGE OPTION.

AND IF THE CAR'S ORIGINALBUILD SHEET OR PAPER WORK

CAN'T BE FOUND, WELL THERE'SONLY ONE ALTERNATIVE.

(BILL)>> YOU SEND OFF TOPONTIAC HISTORICAL SERVICES,

AND I THINK IT MAY BE $50OR $60 DOLLARS NOW, THEY'LL

SEND YOU THE PAPER WORK BACKON THAT CAR AS IT WAS BUILT

ORIGINALLY, THE DEALER THATORDERED, THE PRICE OF THE

CAR, AND WHAT OPTIONSTHAT CAR HAD ON IT.

AND ONE OF THE OPTIONS ONTHAT CAR WOULD BE THE JUDGE,

IT'S WRITTEN OUT, THEJUDGE ON THAT SHEET.

(TOMMY)>> ONE PIECE OF GOODNEWS IS THAT THERE CAN BE

SOME TELL TALE SIGNS THATLET YOU KNOW THAT IT'S

PROBABLY NOT A REAL JUDGE.

(BILL)>> IT'S GOT THEWRONG ENGINE IN IT.

IT WOULD HAVE TO BE AT LEASTA RAM AIR THREE OR A RAM AIR

FOUR TO BE A JUDGE,BUT THAT STILL DOESN'T

MEAN IT'S NOT A G-T-O.

YOU CAN HAVE THATMOTOR IN A G-T-O.

I THINK I'VE SEEN ENOUGHTHAT I'D BE CAUTIOUS.

IF YOU'RE SEARCHINGJUNKYARDS AND ALL AND YOU

SAY, MAN I FOUND ME A JUDGE.

WELL UNLESS YOU CAN VERIFYIT, YOU BETTER BUY IT AT A

G-T-O PRICE AND HOPE WHENYOU GO HOME YOU FIND OUT

IT'S A JUDGE INSTEAD OFPAYING A JUDGE PRICE FOR IT

AND GOING HOME AND FINDINGOUT YOU GOT A G-T-O.

(TOMMY)>> WELL OURCURIOSITY WAS MAXED OUT

REGARDING THAT ORANGE CAR.

SO WE SENT OFF FOR THE PAPERWORK AND IT TURNS OUT IT'S A

G-T-O, NOT A JUDGE, BUT ITIS A REALLY HIGH OPTION CAR.

AT LEAST IT'S GOTTHAT GOING FOR IT.

MAN I THOUGHT WEHAD SOMETHING.

(ANNOUNCER)>> STICK AROUNDFOR SOME SHINNIES AS WE PUT

THE TOP END ON OUR PONTIACPOWER PLANT AND TIE A BOW

ON THIS ENGINETHAT'S GONNA TURN OUR

TRANS AM INTO A ROCKET.

OUR OIL PUMP INSTALLED, JUST

ABOUT GOT THE OIL PAN DONE,AND I'VE GOT ANOTHER COOL

PART I'D LIKETO SHOW YOU ALL.

BUTLER PERFORMANCE OFFERSAN EXACT REPRODUCTION

OF THE TIMING COVER.

NOW WHETHER YOU'RE DOING AHIGH PERFORMANCE APPLICATION

OR A RESTORATION, OFTENTIMES THE TIMING COVERS HAVE

A WHOLE LOT OF PITTING HEREAROUND THIS GASKETS WHERE

THE WATER PUMP SEALS.

GETTING ONE OF THESECAN SAVE YOU A

BOAT LOAD OF TIME.

(JOE)>> WELL THIS IS ONEOF THE EDELBROCK PERFORMER

HEADS WE'RE USING IN OURPONTIAC ENGINE BUILD.

IT'S A TRUE D-PORTDESIGN, WHICH REQUIRES

A D-FLANGE HEADER.

NOW THAT'S NOT TO BEMISTAKEN WITH THIS OTHER

HEAD THEY MAKE WHICH ISA ROUND PORT DESIGN THAT

REQUIRES A ROUND SHAPEDHEADER DESPITE THE INVERTED

"D'S" HERE IN THE MIDDLE.

THE COMBUSTION CHAMBERS HAVEA NEW FAST BURN DESIGN TO

MAKE MORE POWER, AND BUTLERPERFORMANCE GOES THE EXTRA

MILE PORTING THE INTAKEAND EXHAUST PORTS.

MACHINING THE DECKSURFACES, AND ADDING NEW

STIFFER COMP SPRINGS.

THESE HEADS ARE RESTING ONHIGH PERFORMANCE GASKETS

THAT BUTLER DESIGNEDFOR THIS SETUP.

OH AND EDELBROCK NOWOFFERS ITS OWN A-R-P BOLTS

SPECIALLY MADEFOR THEIR HEADS.

(TOMMY)>> AFTER LUBING UPTHE BORES, WE CAN DROP IN A

SET OF HYDRAULICROLLER LIFTERS.

SO DAVE, IS THERE ANYTHINGSPECIAL ABOUT THESE PUSH

RODS YOU GUYS OFFER?

(DAVID)>> YEAH, WE USE ARESTRICTED PUSH ROD FOR

THESE HYDRAULIC ROLLERS.

A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT'SONLY FOR RACE MOTORS BUT FOR

ANY ENGINE WE WANT TO KEEPPLENTY OF OIL IN THE BOTTOM

END AND STILL GIVEENOUGH OIL TO THE TOP

TO LUBE THE VALVETRAIN.

(TOMMY)>> YEAH CAUSE ONE OFTHE WORST THINGS YOU CAN DO

IS PUMP THE PANDRY ISN'T IT?

(DAVID)>> ABSOLUTELY!

(JOE)>> TOM COME HERE, I'VEGOT A LITTLE TRIVIA FOR YOU.

(TOMMY)>> WHAT YOU GOT?

(JOE)>> DID YOU KNOWTHE FIRST ROCKER ARM WAS

INVENTED BY A GUY NAMEDJONATHAN RUNDLE BACON

BACK IN THE MID 1800'S?

(TOMMY)>> I CAN'T SAYTHAT I DID, DID YOU

HAPPEN TO KNOW HIM?

(JOE)>> NO I DIDN'T KNOWHIM, BUT I DO KNOW THAT THEY

CALLED THE TIP A RUNDLE FORA LONG TIME, HOW ABOUT THAT?

(TOMMY)>> WELL I'VE GOT TOSAY, THESE THINGS RIGHT HERE

ARE QUITE A SWEET PIECE ANDI'D BET HE'D GIVE HIS RIGHT

ARM OR LEG FOR ASET OF THESE DUDES.

(JOE)>> COMP ULTRA GO,NOTHING BUT THE BEST.

(TOMMY)>> THESE ARE STUDMOUNTED FULL ROLLERS WITH A

ONE POINT SIX-FIVE RATIO.

TO HELP OUR PONTIAC KEEPITS COOL WE'RE USING A

MECHANICAL WATER PUMP WITH ABILLET IMPELLER THAT WE GOT

FROM SUMMIT RACING.

AND TO HELP KEEP ALL THEMMOVING PARTS HAPPY, SIX

QUARTS OF COMP BREAK IN OIL.

THEN WE CAN PRIME TO INSUREWE'VE GOT AMPLE OIL FLOW.

(JOE)>> IT'S VERY IMPORTANTTO USE AN INTAKE MANIFOLD

THAT COMPLIMENTS THE MOREAGGRESSIVE CAM WE INSTALLED

AND THE FREE FLOWINGEXHAUST WE'LL BE USING.

THIS PERFORMER R-P-M FROMEDELBROCK IS A DUAL PLANE

THAT'S MADE FOR PONTIACSTHAT OPERATE IN THE 1,500

TO 6,500 R-P-M RANGE.

PLUS THE BUTLERS HAVE GONEIN AND OPENED UP THE RUNNERS

TO MATCH THE HEADWORK THEY DID.

AND WITH THAT NICE ALUMINUMFINISH, THIS THING'S GONNA

MAKE THE ENGINE LOOK LIKEA PIECE OF PONTIAC JEWELRY.

(TOMMY)>> WELL DAVE ANDRODNEY, I WANT TO SAY THANK

YOU GUYS FOR HELPING USOUT ON THE BUILD, AND I

TELL YOU, I'M PRETTYEXCITED ABOUT GETTING

TO DRIVE THIS THING.

NOW AS FOR DYNO'ING THISTHING JUST TO GET THE POWER,

WELL THESE GUYS HAVEPUT BETTER THAN 100 OF

THESE THINGS TOGETHER.

SO THEY OUGHT TO KNOW.

(DAVID)>> 474 WILL MAKE550 HORSEPOWER BUT CLOSE TO

600 FOOT POUNDS OF TORQUE.

(TOMMY)>> WOW, WELL THATOUGHT TO MOVE THAT OLE T-A

AROUND PRETTY EASILY.

YOU PRETTY EXCITEDABOUT THAT?

(JOE)>> THAT'S VERY STOUT!

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