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.
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.
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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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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
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Car Warriors - S01E03 - Chevrolet El Camino 1986
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
American Aston Martin? '66 Malibu: /BIG MUSCLE
• 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.
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 :)