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How To: Hotchkis Chevelle / El Camino Suspension Install

Follow along as we transform a 1969 El Camino SS into a hard-charging canyon carver with a Hotchkis Total Vehicle System suspension install. This system is available for all GM A-Body muscle cars and can be installed with hand tools in a weekend.


 


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1973 Chevrolet Chevelle: Bank Robber's Special -- /BIG MUSCLE
For its season finale BIG MUSCLE heads to the mean streets of Trenton, NJ to meet up with Sean Rich and his road warrior style 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle. This particular car was constructed with the idea that if one needed a getaway vehicle for which to rob a bank in, well then... this would be the perfect candidate. This is not some big dollar, no holds barred super car, but a ride built by its owner for the purpose of putting a smile on his face every time the key was turned.





PowerTV 1964 Project Chevelle Upgrades With New Suspension Wheel, Tire and Brakes
Ridetech upgrades our underwhelming 1964 Project "BluePrint" Chevelle with its complete A-body suspension, including new upper and lower a-arms and splined sway bar for the front with a new rear upper and lower trailing arm kit and sway bar. Of course, Ridetech's adjustable coilovers were bolted in on all four corners. We also upgrade the factory brakes with an all-new, big-brake upgrade from SSBC and finish off the Chevelle with a Billet Specialties wheel package from the Street Smart line. View the complete story at: http://www.lsxtv.com/tech-stories/engine/project-blueprint-chevelle-build-t hread-update SUBSCRIBE to the POWERTV YOUTUBE Channel -- http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=powertv ***** Visit Power Automedia's Online Magazines! Power Automedia is the #1 Automotive Performance Digital Publisher! Ford & Mustang - http://www.stangtv.com LSX GM - http://www.lsxtv.com Hot Rods & Muscle Cars - http://www.streetlegaltv.com Drag Racing - http://www.dragzine.com Street Rods! - http://www.rodauthority.com Chevy Muscle Cars - http://www.chevyhardcore.com Engine Performance - http://www.enginelabs.com Corvette - http://www.corvetteonline.com Dirt Track - http://www.onedirt.com





Extreme Elco Engine Swap! - Roadkill Episode 4
On this episode of Roadkill, David Freiburger, Mike Finnegan and a carsick dog drive a '69 El Camino 500 miles from home (on seven cylinders) to change an engine in the parking lot of Summit Racing. The story goes that Finnegan's wife's grandfather bought this1969 Chevy El Camino brand new, and it's been passed down through the family, finally to her. It's a solid car, and the suspension has been hopped up, but the all-original 350 engine was smoking like a freight train. That didn't stop the guys from limping it from Los Angeles, California to Sparks, Nevada, where Summit Racing has a fully-stocked warehouse. Summit sells every speed part and replacement part on Earth, including the 420hp, 383ci crate engine, so the logic was that the guys would save time on the engine swap because they could walk right into the store instead of driving to a parts store multiple times, as they would have back home. So how long will it take a couple gearheads to change an engine outside in a snow flurry? Will the EPA shut them down before they can finish? And what happens when you let a carsick dog ride shotgun? Watch to find out! Roadkill appears every fourth Friday on the new Motor Trend channel. http://www.youtube.com/motortrend Subscribe now to make sure you're in on all the action! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=motortrend Facebook - http://facebook.com/motortrendmag & http://facebook.com/hotrodmag Twitter - http://twitter.com/motortrend Google+ - https://plus.google.com/101867967859016552744/posts Website - http://www.motortrend.com & http://www.hotrod.com





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Erodz Customs Project Go For Broke 1970 Chevelle, Air Suspension Mock Up
Here is another update on what we have been up to for the last month or so. We have been busy, We have the front suspension all mocked up and working. Air bags mounted, along with the motor and alot of frame work. Check it out!





PST's new Catapult® Billet Aluminum Trailing Arms
A new breed of trailing arms from the industry leader in musclecar technology -- PST. Catapult® Billet Aluminum Lower Trailing Arms with Alu-Max® Pivot Joints are the finest trailing arms available for your GM A-body. For pricing and ordering info, click here: https://www.p-s-t.com/pc-4943-618-billet-style-chevrolet-chevelle-malibu-el -camino-monte-carlo-1964-72.aspx Stock lower trailing arms are flimsy and weak, leading to poor handling and excessive wheel hop. Most of the aftermarket offers conventional fabricated steel trailing arms with polyurethane bushings -- a design that is very stiff, but does not allow for the axle to move freely throughout the range of motion. This can cause a bind in the rear suspension, leading to snap oversteer and unpredictable handling. PST's Catapult® Billet Aluminum Trailing Arms solve this problem with an innovative solution that delivers smooth, consistent, predictable handling for your GM musclecar. Starting with a solid block of 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum, we machine a sleek superstructure that yields an incredible strength-to-weight ratio. Each end is fitted with an Alu-Max® Pivot Joint -- a low-friction spherical joint that allows for 30 degrees of articulation. The Alu-Max® Pivot Joint is comprised of two Delrin® races and a lightweight hard anodized, 7075-T6 aerospace grade aluminum spherical ball. The sway bar mounting holes allow for the installation of any stock or aftermarket sway bar that mounts in the factory location. A military spec black anodizing is applied to the entire superstructure and the arm is finished off with a white PST and Catapult® logo. Get the ultimate trailing arm for the street, strip, or track -- order today! Be sure to pick up a set of matching Catapult® Adjustable Upper Trailing Arms and Frame Reinforcement Braces to complete the package. Our upper trailing arms feature a bulletproof steel construction and a low-friction Alu-Max® Pivot Joint, and can even be adjusted on the vehicle to change the pinion angle - crucial to lowering your 60 foot times, increasing traction, and reducing wheel hop! The Frame Reinforcement Braces triangulate the upper and lower trailing arm mounts for added strength and driving performance. These braces are pre-bent to contour to the floor of the vehicle, allowing for installation without modification. Visit https://www.p-s-t.com/pc-4943-618-billet-style-chevrolet-chevelle-malibu-el -camino-monte-carlo-1964-72.aspx to order today!





Car Warriors - S01E03 - Chevrolet El Camino 1986
http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/car-warriors/episodes-season-1/347600 Car Warriors is a competition unlike any other. Every week, two of the country's most talented and colorful local garages will have one crazy challenge: Build an ENTIRE CAR from a piece of junk -- in just 72 hours. It's the ultimate car building competition.





1971 Chevelle 600ft Slalom w/Hotchkis Sport Suspension
Hotchkis customer Greg Hohman's 1971 Chevelle going through the 600ft slalom. The car is equipped with a Hotchkis Total Vehicle System (TVS), a Hotchkis rear suspension package (upper/lower control arms) and upper and lower tubular front A-Arms.





Changing out the old worn out springs and shocks
Changing out the Coil Springs that were probably 34 years old and broken shocks. Replaced them with TRW variable rate rear springs i didnt change front cause they were still good, and Sensatrac Load Adjusting Shocks front and rear., After i did this swap i noticed a huge handling improvement and i can seat 6 people without worrying about dragging my transmission. Also heres a link to front coil spring removal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1akqSJE0ss





American Aston Martin? '66 Malibu: /BIG MUSCLE
Owner: • ENZO MORALES A long wheelbase, v8 or v12 power, front engine/rear drive configuration, and a sport-tuned suspension with four comfy seats inside. That ladies and gentlemen is the recipe for any good grand touring car. Modern automobiles like the Mercedes-Benz CL63, BMW M6 and the Bentley Continental GT are perfect examples of this. How about a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu though - what about that? When released in 1966, this 2nd generation Chevelle was nothing more than a mid-priced, nicely appointed people mover with some decent styling. However now, some 47 years later, owner Enzo Morales has transformed this particular car into a jaw-dropping, hardcore styled road burner that is just as happy running the super-slab at triple digits as it is carving up your favorite back road.





1966 Chevelle Front Coil Springs Project
1966 Chevelle Front Coil Spring Project. See how it's not done, but we did a good job, check it out





How to: Rear Disc Conversion Installation Chevy 10 12 Bolt
GM 10 12 Bolt Rear Disc Conversion Instructional drum to disc brake conversion video. From removing the drums to installing the discs on a Chevelle rear end. http://www.mbmbrakeBoosters.com.





El Camino FROM HELL! Wheelies & Dyno... Baddest car on the block Procharged BBC
1965 El Camino, BBC 565 with a HUGE F3R139 Procharger, racing Exhaust, etc.... Runs 8 second quarters, 1500HP capable. From Minnesota. Featured at CarCraft summer nationals every year. Always wins the Dyno shootout. Owned and street driven by Wayne Fritchie. I have seen it on the road in town. Not a trailer baby-but also eats up at the track. Check out more of my video's, subscribe and "Thumbs up" for more video's of this, and many other sweet cars. 19 year old kid keeping the Classic & Muscle car tradition alive. Thanks for watching :)





Walk around of a custom 1970 Chevelle built by Sandman, Redrum Customs, and House of Bass.
Quick vid of the Chevelle build with 502 ramjet, Forgiato Wheels, Wilwood brakes, coilovers, tubular control arms in the front and Hotchkis Sport Suspension in the rear, plus much more.





Chevelle / El Camino Super Sport 454 SS FUN
This is a great little video of a '72 Chevy El Camino 454 SS utilizing copious amounts of petrol.




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