Project Chicken Coupe: LS Swapped 1983 Cadillac Coupe DeVille Hits Hot Rod Power Tour

Pro Luxury LS Swapped 1983 Cadillac Coupe DeVille If you've been following along, we've been documenting the progress a bit on Matt Graves' 1983 Cadillac Coupe DeVille. This car is a culmination of luxury and power into what he dubs as "Pro-Luxury." After months of hard work this Caddy hit the road and completed the Hot Rod Power Tour, then went to LS Fest all without a … [Read more...]

Power Tour 2021: Presented By American Powertrain and Baer Brakes

Hot Rod Power Tour 2021 Coverage Brought To You By American Powertrain and Baer Brakes What a whirlwind of a week! We started the 2021 Hot Rod Power Tour in Fort Worth, Texas, making the 1,200 mile trip just to get to the start of it! We've been on Power Tour before and just like back then we have to say a more fitting name might be the "Power Tour Challenge." In previous … [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 Collateral Damage: Rolling Along

Collateral Damage Updates At the end of last year we posted an update with our 1970 Chevelle build dubbed "Collateral Damage." We had the Roadster Shop chassis, Baer brakes, Forgeline wheels, Texas Speed 427 LS, American Powertrain T-56 Magnum and a host of other parts and pieces. Right now we've been working on test fitting everything together and getting the body ready to … [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...]

Project Collateral Damage: Measure Twice, Cut Once

Building The Ultimate 1970 Pro Touring Chevelle - "Collateral Damage" A few months ago our very own Lateral-G owner Jody picked up a 1970 Chevelle. He had a vision for the car - handles like it's on rails, tons of power, stop on a dime, and to be able to put ten's of thousands of miles a year on it. The goal wasn't go out and build the baddest auto cross machine ever, it … [Read more...]

Clutch Diagnostics Guide by American Powertrain

American Powertrain is known as the leader of overdrive transmissions. One thing we noticed recently on their site is that they now sell Centerforce Clutches. Clutches, especially in a car that sees cruising, auto crosses, and maybe even strip duty can be hard to figure out. Even harder than figuring out the right clutch, is figuring out what went wrong, when things go … [Read more...]

Rainy Good Guys Nashville Nationals!

Good Guys Nashville Nationals 2019 Going to as many car shows as we do to bring you coverage, we get pretty lucky weather wise. Usually the worst case scenario is some hot weather and sunburn to accompany it. Unfortunately the Good Guys Nashville Nationals was a wet weekend. With rain in the forecast for most the weekend, it did scare some people away. Luckily not … [Read more...]

1988-1998 Chevrolet OBS Trucks – Are They Coming Back?

1988-1998 Chevrolet C1500 OBS Trucks - The Next Big Thing? One of the questions we frequently get asked is "What's the next hot platform?" Seeing as we go to a lot of shows and talk to a lot of manufactures, we have our finger on the pulse in the automotive world. One platform that seems to be making a resurgence is the Chevrolet OBS Trucks. These trucks were made from … [Read more...]