Project ’55 Bel Air: Engine, Trans, and Steering Install

'55 Bel Air Engine, Transmission and Steering Now Complete! A few months back we worked on Building The Ultimate LS BBC for our Project '55 Bel Air. The time had come to nestle the engine down into it's new home, which is a stock frame we built at the beginning of the year. We started the process by bolting up our 4L60e transmission - you're probably wondering why we didn't go … [Read more...]

Project Chicken Coupe: Installing QA1 and Baer Brakes

When this '83 Cadillac Coupe De Ville aka "Project Chicken Coupe" rolled off the assembly line, it had luxury. What it didn't have was stopping power, or the ability to handle a corner at any speed. Today, we are going to change that and turn it into a Pro-Luxury machine. QA1 is handling the suspension while Baer Brakes is handling the stopping power. QA1 Doesn't Make … [Read more...]

Project Chicken Coupe: Introduction to a 1983 Cadillac Coupe De Ville

The Chicken Coupe  By Matt Graves  Pro Touring is an awesome way to build a car, as we all know. When you take a highly desirable muscle car and update it with all the “go fast,” high tech parts, these cars go from lousy handling to high G-Machines. With the advent of the LS engine and all the new suspension technology, Pro Touring cars are mixing it up with the best in … [Read more...]

Installing American Powertrains New TKX Kit!

A wildly popular upgrade in any classic car is to either ditch the manual 4-speed or the automatic transmission and upgrade to a modern overdrive transmission. They shift smoother, drop the RPM's, improve MPG and drastically increases the smiles! After selling thousands of transmissions and becoming the largest TREMEC dealer out there, American Powertrain knows everything there … [Read more...]

Project Way-Gone: Staying Cool With Vintage Air

Installing Vintage Air Into A 1966 Chevelle Wagon About 20 years ago I was working at a Chevelle restoration parts warehouse, the now defunct "True-Connections." Up until that point, I had always said "I don't need A/C, just roll down the windows and go faster!" Then one ultra hot summer day I watched as a customer pulled into the parking lot in his butternut yellow '67 … [Read more...]

Project No Name: American Powertain T-56 Magnum and Centerforce DYAD Clutch Install

Project No Name Chevelle V3.0: American Powertrain T-56 Magnum and Centerforce DYAD Install In our Project No Name '66 Chevelle, we just finished building LY6 6.0L engine. If you remember, this engine is going to receive some help in the form of a TorqStorm super charger. The car already had a T-56 in it from a LS1 1999 Camaro. This trans had been beat behind the old BBC that … [Read more...]

Building The Ultimate LS BBC!

It's a Big-Block! No Wait...It's an LS? If you remember, a few years back we dabbed a bit into building an LS to look like an old SBC/BBC in our Project Way-Gone '66 Chevelle Wagon. We had so much fun that we decided to go that route again in our '55 Bel Air build, but go a little bit further to see if we could fool more people. There's no doubt the LS engine is the new SBC … [Read more...]

NEW: RidePro E5 Air Suspension Control System

RidePro E5 Air Suspension Control System Adjust vehicle height at the push of a button while maintaining balanced air springs. The RidePRO E5 control system tunes air ride suspension for proper handling and world-class ride quality by way of sophisticated pressure and height algorithms. Each time you turn the ignition key, RidePRO E5 self adjusts to ride height and … [Read more...]

LS Engines: Tools of The Trade

Tools For Working On LS Engines Lately we have been working on a few different LS engines and realized there are some tools out there that can help you build these engines into the reliable, leak free engines we all love. Now these tools aren't absolutely necessary - you could get by without them but it's like that old saying, you need to have the right tool for the right … [Read more...]

How Will Adding Air Conditioning Affect My Cooling System?

How Will Adding A/C Affect My Cooling System? Recently we have been working on Project Collateral Damage installing air conditioning and wanted to make sure that everything we have planned will work together trouble free. We were searching around and found this great article from Michael Harding of Champion Cooling who explained everything. With summer right around the corner … [Read more...]