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.
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
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.
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!
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homemade press , Pressing in control arm bushings
New video here Removing wheel bearings
Homemade Hydraulic shop press with 20 ton jack. Pressing in energy
suspension bushings and progress spherical bearings on honda civic lower
control arms. 2x2" square steel 1/4" thick. 3/16 square tube works great
too. The outside dimensions are about 21" tall x 18" wide. updates below.
Update added thick top plates and a base.
- The most difficult part in making this frame with single top and bottom
tube is you have to make sure the top and bottom square tubes is absolutely
parallel to each other. Not only from side to side but from front and back.
This is a little difficult , if you are welding , make tacks then check and
adjust if necessary. If the tubes is not parallel then the part will try to
come out when the force is applied. This is why the single top tube is not
so great idea or if you look at a real press it has 2 tubes at the base
where the part sits.
- If all you have is 1/16 thick tube it will work with most bushings but
you need to protect the top tube with a plate(i write about that below)
- If you make this , try to protect the top bar by using a plate, you can
see I have the black plate tied to the top tube , if you do not use a thick
plate here to spread the load you can easily damage the top bar, if you
look at the orange frame in the background you can see how that one is
damaged. If you are pressing in some soft or easy bushings then you do not
need that part but if you are pressing in something difficult that requires
a lot of force then use something to protect the top.
Wood press - there is a video on youtube about a wood press pressing in a
wheel bearing it is amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krbrm1bN-Mg I
tried wood to press out control arm bushings but they were so tight and the
whole frame flexed so it did not work for me but maybe you can make it
How to check out your own car's suspension system
How to check out your own car's suspension system. How To Find Suspension
Noises 101. Check your suspension for worn ball joints, worn saw bar end
links, worn bushings, and worn tie rods. I go through all the steps to
check each part so you know if you need to replace suspension parts. This
will help keep your vehicle safe when it is on the road.
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Tie Rod Replacement, How to:
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How to check out your own car's suspension system, How To Find Suspension
Noises 101, suspension check, ball joint check, check your ball joints, tie
rod end check, tie rod check, check your tie rod ends, control arm check,
lower control arm, upper control arm, bushings, how to check your bushings,
how to check ball joints, check your suspension, diagnose suspension, find
wheel noise, find suspension noise,
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Pro Touring 1966 El Camino Autocross Suspension Cam V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Herbert Lumpp's clean 1966 Chevrolet El Camino is
set up with a well thought-out selection of suspension pieces and
drivetrain parts to make it a competent road-course and street machine.
Powered by a big block Chevy engine, it's backed by a 5-speed manual TKO
600 trans spinning a Currie rear axle and rides on a complete Global West
suspension system. We shot the car going around the cones and down the
drag strip at the recent Run Through The Hills IV event in Pigeon Forge,
TN. Check out the suspension camera!
Ram Air IV GTO vs Chevelle SS 454 LS6 - 1/4 mile Drag Race Video and Massive Burnout - Road Test TV
http://www.RoadTestTV.com 1/4 mile drag race between a very rare 1969 Ram
Air IV GTO and a rare 1970 LS6 SS454 Chevelle. The GTO is 1 of 759 built in
1969, and the LS6 Chevelle is 1 of 4475. The Chevelle SS has a 450 HP solid
lifter 454. The GTO has a 370 HP Ram Air IV 400 cubic inch.
Enjoy and remember - "Drive it Like You Stole it"
How to remove control arm bushings
How to remove - install control arm bushings
& anti roll sway bar eye bolt bush.
Car: Vw Polo
Model: Mk4 6n
Powerflex part no:
Track: Royksopp - So Easy
Software: Sony Vegas Pro 11.0
EL Camino on 32" DUB Floaters Pulls Up at Gucci Mane Car Show
This El Camino was definitely the tallest ride at the show. The 32" DUB
Mamba Floaters look HUGE under it! The hosts of the show thought they were
30s but nope, 32s on it. On 305/25/32 tires with a full fiberglass dash
with a monitor and a digital dash ,and custom bucket seats.Paint job was a
nice burgundy with airbrushed flames in the paint. Pretty dope to see
rollin up! NOW GO TO GDAWG803.TUMBLR.COM/guccimanecarshow FOR MORE PICS!
Development of the New Hotchkis Tuned APS Adjustable Monotube Shocks
Having the right shock on your car can mean the difference between winning
and losing in racing. For our new Hotchkis Tuned APS adjustable shocks, we
spent countless hours road testing, track testing, and testing in the lab
to develop a shock that meets the needs of the racing enthusiast. We
started by benchmarking data from OEM-spec shocks, aftermarket performance
shocks, and the Hotchkis SPS non-adjustable shocks on a shock Dyno as well as on a 7-post
shaker rig with our '67 Chevelle test car. After going over the data, the
valving for the new adjustable shocks was fine-tuned on the shaker rig to
offer a smooth, comfortable ride on the shock's softest setting and a more
aggressive, race-oriented ride on its stiffest setting. All of this
testing ensures that every shock application is perfectly matched to the
each vehicle's size, weight, and suspension geometry to offer superior ride
comfort and excellent vehicle control.
1964 Chevelle Malibu - Pro Touring - Resto Mod
1964 Pro-Touring / Resto-Mod Chevelle
Car won the Snap-On Innovation Award at the Good Guys Spring Nationals in
Details are below:
Engine / Drivetrain Details:
Built 350 Small Block Chevy
Mild cam & Pete Jackson Gear Drive
Polished Aluminum Edelbrock Performer Intake
Aluminum Radiator & Electric Fan
Billet PS Reservoir
Edelbrock Performer Series 850 Carb
Billet HEI Distributor
Headers & Dual Exhaust out to Flow
Billet Pulley System with Polished Alternator
turbo 400 Automatic Transmission with
Ford 9" with posi & 3.73 Gears
Suspension / Brakes / Wheels:
Air Ride Technologies front and back with tubular upper control arms
CPP 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
Chrome Power Booster & Vacuum
Intro 18x11.5 and 17x8 wheels
Dunlop SP Sport 9000M tires 285/50/18 and 215/50/17
IDidit Chrome Tilt Column with Billet Levers
Polished Lecarre Steering Wheel
Smoothed Firewall ready for Vintage Air Unit
Mini-Tubbed with tubular sub-frame
Tan leatherette interior
Hotchkis 70 Challenger Cornering & Donuts
We took our Challenger out to the streets to test out its cornering
capabilities and to have some fun with it...
Most BAD ASS El Camino known to man! WHEELIE!
1965 El Camino, BBC 565 with a HUGE F3R139 Procharger and all the other
goodies... Runs 8 second quarters, 1500HP capable. 1327 rwhp on the Dyno run in this video. 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.
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this, and many other sweet cars. 19 year old kid keeping the Classic &
Muscle car tradition alive.
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