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1966 GTO L92 / 6L80E / Street Challenge Project

We've got another new project starting in the V8TV shop - an L92 / 6L80E powered 1966 Pontiac GTO.

This 1966 GTO has seen better days, and this intro video explains the project details from start to finish, including the crazy timeline. It kinda goes like this: Install GM 6.2 liter L92 V8 and 6-speed 6L80E transmission, install Air Ride Technologies Street Challenge air suspension system, upgrade the wheels, tires, and brakes. Drive on Hot Rod Power Tour. Disassemble entire car, replace quarter panels, repair holes in trunk floor, window ledges, fenders, and doors, paint, reassemble, and take to SEMA 2008. Whew!

As always, we'll be bringing you every step of the build on video.

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I sooo want a job at your shop!!


Can`t wait to see your progress.
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Paint it Black!!!!!! I need it when it is finished.



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Paint it Black!!!!!! I need it when it is finished.
I think the owner wants an orange of some sort, but maybe black primer for the Power Tour!
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wow, great to see another one get done well. Just post up if you have any questions, im sure somebody can find you an answer. Seems like an awesome show w/ some sweet projects. Is it only DVD right now or can it be seen on network TV?

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wow, great to see another one get done well. Just post up if you have any questions, im sure somebody can find you an answer. Seems like an awesome show w/ some sweet projects. Is it only DVD right now or can it be seen on network TV?
We're building the whole thing on the web, and then it will be available on DVD when complete. We decided to leave network TV to better target our viewers, when they have the time to check out the show. That's the beauty of the web, it's all on-demand!
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We yanked the original engine from the GTO's nose, and later found it to be a date-code correct 1966 389 block. The multiple coats of aerosol paint make it look more like a cosmetic resto than a mechanical rebuild, but we didn't tear it down to see. Now we're focusing on fitting the new 6.2.

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Tonight, we bolted the Street & Performance engine plates and oil pan to the L92 V8 and 6L80E six-speed automatic combination. We were pleasantly suprised to see that it almost fits the car without modification, but we will need to do some more test fitting to be sure.

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Tonight, we bolted the Street & Performance engine plates and oil pan to the L92 V8 and 6L80E six-speed automatic combination. We were pleasantly suprised to see that it almost fits the car without modification, but we will need to do some more test fitting to be sure.

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You absolutely have to paint this baby black or red. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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