Hi everyone and welcome to another great
episode of MuscleKingz Lounge I’m your host Shawn Davis we have a great
diversity of cars here today Rob Phillips from PCH rods is here with a 69
Camaro that’s a stunning car it’s gonna be a blast to walk through this car take
a look at the interior the engine bay get into the details of this car really
looking forward to this we also have Russ Taylor and his 2015 Z28 which is a
street-legal car yet it’s a fully track prepped car that he races in NASA and
SECA events and our final guest of the day is gonna be Rob Lindsay from RJ
Fab this is going to be a blast to walk through his 68 Plymouth Valiant which is
a full-blown Pro Street drag car yet this guy took the time and energy to put
attention into the details which is very rare in a drag car the paint and body
the interior it’s a really exceptional car we have some questions lined up from
our followers and we’re ready to fire them away for you and if you answer if
we answer your question you’ll win a prize cuz that’s what this shows about
you the fans and viewers giving you the opportunity to get a closer look at some
of these cars that we can only see typically as they fly by us at on the
freeway or on the track joining me today at the bar is a character and a half
Rednek bringing his sense of humor also bringing his skills as a builder and
we’ve also got the extraordinarily hot Jacky Brojaq but don’t let her looks
fool you cuz she’s about us she’s a former Navy veteran she’ll kick your ass
we’re also going to be trying something new this episode and that’s having John
Henson if Currie Enterprises get the builders up do a walk-around of their
car and take you guys inside the details and what went into these builds it’s
going to be a great episode and we’re glad you can join us so now let’s get
going on what you’ve all been waiting for it’s your favorite co-host backtalk
horsepower crack jokes and give you the lowdown on some of the great cars we
have on set today we have some of your questions ready so stay tuned we’re
ready to pick our guests brains and see what they know about their cars till
then let’s give it to our gracious hostess with the mostess and you may
recognize him as a previous guest on the show
his name is Shawn well hello there and we’ve got Steve Carlos from PCH we’ve
got Steve calm lows from PCH Rods they don’t build fishing rods by the way they
build actually really cool cars and you guys see the clip of the 69 Camaro
you guys brought. I’m a big Pro Touring restomod guy it’s kind of where I live
we talked about your car a bit today but I want it I think be fun to give
everyone insight into will talk about the build of the car but I’m more
interested in the beginning part of like what what what gets you guys wanting to
build cars what got you into wanting to be a builder and go through the
nightmares you guys go through from time to time did a lot in the long hours yeah
I’ve always I’ve always been injured in cars ever since ever I know ever since I
could remember and basically any job I’ve ever had has been related to cars
in some way and just recently I mean fairly recently we’ve gotten I’ve gotten
in more into building you know the whole the full projects and everything and and
this Camaro was basically one of the the the main the the biggest first build
that I’ve ever done yeah so this is this is the first like kind of big big deal
build you were part of it and that was and being a SEMA car was just you know
building it in the short time frame that we had and being a SEMA car was it was a
treat yeah yeah awesome yeah you guys see the car I mean the the I’m kind of
blown away right now that this is the first one the first big one you guys did
cuz I mean the interior on the car is stunning on you know and and that you
guys did it all in-house interior I think you said the only thing you didn’t
do was paint well Stitch Corp actually did the interior and the car came to us
but we did everything else right the car was essentially a painted shell when it
showed up we had no suspension no interior no wiring no plumbing so it was
a blank slate a painted blank slate I think it’s I think it’s a beautiful car
man I think it’s a super stunning car I think it’d be fun to you know we’ve got
Jon Henson from from Currie Enterprises to do a walk-through of the car cuz i’m
i’m you know i’m not a super tech guy John’s a tech guy man so I think that’s
what what we should do is do a walk-through of the car with John yeah
no worries cool how’s it going Stephen thanks for coming man I really want to
do is I want to start talking about the engine because I know a lot of people
are gonna be curious to see what’s under the hood of course so let’s go ahead and
pop your head and take a look problem that is clean so what do we have here
what are we looking at what motor it is a GM performance 525 horse LS3 crate
motor is essentially stock except we put a cam in it so it’s a little bit a
little bit over what that’s rated at just for a little bit of sound a little
bit of performance over what I see I see a Holley EFI throttle body that’s been
put on the front here yeah it’s got full Holley if those valve covers are really
nice they hide the the packs and everything who made those those are a
Ring Brothers valve cover we actually kind of took their logo off and actually
machined our logo in them just you know to kind of make it our own and that is
definitely not a stock serpentine kit that is a Billet Specialties front drive
oh wow so you see everything it just comes complete absolutely bolted right
in that’s really neat now that is some suspension work – so is that a market
subframe it is okay so whose is that it’s a full Detroit Speed kit it’s
actually Detroit Speed front to back they’re full front subframe it’s all c6
Corvette you know uprights their control arms JRI Shocks it drives like it’s on
rails okay so it’s a it’s a hydra form deal that Detroit speed makes right so
it’s the tensile strength on that is super strong so something like this is
probably built for like pro touring autocrossing absolutely okay
Wow yeah so if you’re gonna be doing some auto crossing you probably have
some really bitchin shocks the shock it’s a JRI set up your eyes with the JRI
coil over it’s got coil overs front and rear so double adjustable single adjust
those these are just single adjustable okay so yeah so you can dial in
compression and absolutely figured out which is which is more than enough for
what this thing was gonna do so so this having that much power you probably have
a really good radiator is this be cool or it is an AFco radiator of AFco radiator so
it’s all aluminum but it’s been kind of everything in here is kind of blacked
out kind of match the car it’s actually ceramic coated seracote seracote okay so
seracote is a ceramic coating if nobody knows what that exactly is ceramic coats
really popular in the gun market it’s been really popular in the automotive
market now too so it’s a really thin coat but it’s super protective and I’m
gonna guess that that’s the same finish on all of the bumpers and yeah that’s
actually incorporated throughout the car the intake manifold seracoated
radiator seracoated this trim piece the bumpers the grille the bowtie in the
grille is multiple color seracoated the wheels just about everything so Wow
okay well let’s talk about the wheels a little bit I know a little thing or two
about who you built this car for who’s the owner
this is Jose Marino from Intro Wheels from Intro wheels so hence the intro
wheels yes exactly so do you know what design wheel this is I don’t remember
the exact design off the top ahead but looks like a mesh wheel looks really big
it’s a mystery to me so yeah it’s an 18 by 10 front 18 by 12 rear so plenty of
tire fur for this car okay yeah and as a speaking of tires what brand tires
you’re running they’re BF Goodrich rivals okay so that’s a really sticky
tire I’ve imagined right so if you’re gonna be out doing some some
autocrossing oh that’s a good tire to go with so this looks like a three-piece
wheel to me isn’t it correct and so those bolts are actually function they
hold the wheel together right absolutely yeah so looking at those bolts a lot
closer they look like they’re brushed ARP bolts
is that correct that’s correct every piece of ARP Hardware on this whole car
is stainless and everything is brushed by hand it was actually kind of a kind
of fell upon it you know as we were like a test let’s see how that looks and if
you look all the heads of the bolts are all brushed
they’re all clocked so no matter where the wheel is all the air P logos are all
face and a sales of hand timing yeah Wow so what is
enough yeah what happens when you wash it and you scratch one of those guys oh
yeah we keep it pretty clean yeah so obviously with all this power and that
sticky will and tire you probably need a good break to get this thing to slow
down what do you guys do for breaks it’s bare front and rear 6-piston front and
rear with our PCH rods logo in the caliper there remaster cylinder all
stainless lines yeah Baer makes some really quality stuff man so absolutely
yeah that’s a big quality decision when you’re trying to slow down a car with
this much power oh yeah yeah so let’s talk a little bit about the interior I
noticed that it’s obviously very custom what did you guys change in the interior
just about everything cuz when we got this car it had none of it so it’s a
stitch core to the interior it is all Bentley leather and Alcantara suede in
the seats the headliner it’s gotten penalty carpet in it custom center
console gauges what you end up doing four gauge work changes is a Auto Meter
LCD which is awesome because you can put inputs for essentially everything you’d
ever want to see in it you can change through the different displays and
everything it’s just it’s a fantastic piece let’s see what else how about you
know you kept a back seat in it so it’s everything seems to be fully functional
and oh yeah you’ve got a center console and it looks functional with a push
button start is that correct that’s a Ring Brother’s push start on it
so it’s no key in it just touch the little pad on yeah speaking of the ring
brothers I noticed a couple more of their pieces on your obviously their
hood hinges which are you know they very much Ring Brothers with the relief cuts
in it but it looks like those are there pieces as well with the door handles and
those are they make a matching set it looks like them yeah yeah and then for
rear suspension since I’m a rear end guy what did you end up doing in the back I
was got a curry nine inch of course but it’s it’s also Detroit Speed it’s their
quadrant link four link setup and also their mini tubs it’s clear those 335
okay so Detroit Speed mini tubs so that’s what allows you to run the 12
inch wide wheel right with the 335 exactly so did you order the rear end
narrowed so that you can run that offset on the wheel is that how that’s actually
from being in their kit set ready to go oh
really Wow so they make it almost cookie cutter huh just about yes so you guys
put this gut this car together rather quick he said three months it was
basically three months start to finish it came to us as a painted car so it was
a painted shelf but it had nothing on no suspension no interior no wiring no
nothing so it was a it was a hustle and we did for the 2016 SEMA show well you
guys did an amazing job man thanks for bringing it up absolutely really thank you so I’m curious what you being the
Builder on the car what’s your what’s your favorite element of the car I like
that it can be driven that that’s the that was the entire you know point of
the whole build it’s not a show car and it’s not it’s not you know it’s not
anything you couldn’t jump in and go to grocery store and pick up milk and bread
with so right now you told me a story earlier that I thought was super cool
was was that you guys completed the car loaded up trailer it so the first time
he fired he’s rolling it on the trailer we fired it up about two o’clock in the
morning on the Monday we rolled it into SEMA drove directly to SEMA and ten
o’clock rolled it into the booth that was the first time the car had ever
moved under its own power which is super cool but here’s the part I like the this
is route I think is that at the end of SEMA anyone that’s ever been out there
knows there’s Optima Alley all the cars that are about to run in the Optima
challenge so this is a car that hasn’t been run other than to run it on a
trailer and off a trailer what do you guys do at the end of SEMA we ended up
getting a golden ticket at SEMA so we’re you know invited to the Optima
Invitational and we raced it that weekend right after the show so never
running the car you have no idea if it’s gonna stop if it’s gonna turn if it’s
gonna do anything it’s supposed to do if we’re gonna shake it down that was the
time supposed to shake it down man yeah Rob’s wife Brandi actually drove it so
so cool all right well I think what we need to
do is toss it over to the bar and hear what Jackie that mr. Rednek got in
store for us what’s up by the way a beautiful car and I was gonna mention
that that the time crunch you guys had but you guys did do it clean and I’m the
same way when I build stuff you could test it you might as well put it to test
you fails so I’m glad it worked out good
that thing shocked me when you started up and backed it up I was like so we got
a question here from Camaro family here that noticed that there was no roll cage
are you going to auto cross it or are you gonna strengthen the unibody a
subframe alone it’s got its got Detroit speed subframe connectors in it now
we’ve already strengthened its its underneath it’s all strengthened ok we
chose not to cage it just because that’s not what the customer wanted it first
but how are they gonna make you Cajon if you guys do side race it or you and be
able to just run it how it is and as it is it’s it’s perfectly capable for for
doing Optima we raced it on the road course and auto cross and speed stopped
it just the way it is so that’s awesome and it’s built nice I mean you get the
fat and fatties on it which is nice so that makes it it makes it nice of the
traction on it but it’s it’s beautiful car I do like the color scheme over to
thank you what is it run in do you know I’m sorry what is it like what is its
time I don’t remember the times exactly at Optima but it was it was still fairly
competitive with a lot of cars that were out there so you guys did dyno the motor
or no we didn’t down in the car no no no but it’s us through it’s a it’s a 520
horse LS so he was a cabinet so it’s it’s fairly stout for what it is yeah
not extreme but it’s plenty for what that car is yeah definitely plenty for
that car yeah it looks come the way you did it – awesome man you guys dude
thanks for coming and hanging with us man bring in the car and you know taking
me for a ride earlier was that was that was super cool all right you guys well
that’s that’s our buddy Steve hanging with us so no awesome dude so it never sucks driving a track prep
car down PCH does it yeah and no interactions with the local PD which is
always a good which always makes it a lot better especially in this part of
town yeah so I’m curious dude what what I mean what makes you go like I’m gonna
I’m gonna keep it street-legal right cuz cuz typically what we would do is we’d
go yeah I got my daily car but then I’ve got my car that I’m gonna track crap or
it’s you know it’s purpose-built right but this looks like it’s purpose-built
and yet you can load it around the streets yeah yeah it it’s a hundred
percent dedicated track car for sure we had the benefit of having
registration and go out and roll around drive here didn’t have a trailer cuz I’m
just down in Orange County – so it’s nice cool so so when you say fully track
prep like let’s i’m inai i read some of the details but i think everybody would
really get excited to get an idea of what what that means yeah so I’ve got
about a 10 11 year history with a national auto sport associations under
NASA and previously we had a Mitsubishi Evo 10 I ran that for about eight years
and gaskets popping all over motors getting blown out and so I was kind of
done with that just high tense motor and we went to the z28 so we’ve been running
it now for two years come into our third season now and obviously same motor
same motor will rebuild yeah the way the classification works for NASA is we’re
in their super 20 series and so it’s a power-to-weight ratio so actually it’s
the factory ls7 we really haven’t touched much out of it specifically
because the power-to-weight we have to keep that kind of range so right and so
you’re making if I remember correctly somewhere around 465 forces larger
wheels and you you gutted the car considerably yeah like a track car yeah
be so so I know I have a zl1 which is thirty-nine hundred pounds I think the
Z28 maybe a little bit heavier yeah so what are you weighing now in that class
yeah so start to have a 3950 was Z28 weight and this now is it 33 in change
so we took about 600 pounds plus adding the cage
which you know it’s a lot of ways you got a lot more rigid in the character
yeah extra yeah support we we just did a big suspension overhaul partnered with
öhlins actually did full coil over know around their Road and track system it’s
fully adjustable yeah single adjustable actually it’s just a rodent track but
okay so we’re going from that from the factory set up and that will run those
but yeah the handling on the car is just phenomenal awesome and so I’m curious
what’s the what’s the best you’ve done racing well last year again competing in
the super touring series I took second place for the whole season which was
really exciting was literally a stock Z28 stock suspension stock motor
everything we took second place for the whole season and at the Western
nationals which took place up at Thunderhill last year we took third
place and so you know again first season officially racing the car and coming out
with podium finishes across the board and we had podium finishes throughout
the year as well so this year worked we’re gonna go for first place for the
season and then we’re taking first place for the Nationals it’s combined actually
Western and Eastern nationals out at Circuit of the Americas so we’re stoked
oh that’s such a great oh yeah I haven’t so I’m gonna have to be watching a lot
of videos ready buncher that’s such a great track to run yeah well uh I think
it’s time to pass it over to the crazy man Rednek hot Jack take it away all
right we got Prez I don’t know brazuca ate a v8 or whatever it is a badass
build if you could change anything or one thing on this car what would it be
oh man I mean honestly the car is set up really well I’d probably I guess wheels
we still have a factor whoo wheels on there so cut a couple pounds on the
wheels and go go they’re probably the next thing we want to do we got American
Muscle HD what made you decide on the graphics the graphics so my company
fusion of ideas we do app development and iPad integrations for companies and
so kind of a technical and digital component and if you look at the car our
crest our fusion crest is like a hexagon and that’s just basically expanded out
over the side of the car so it’s our company logo
it looks stickers just plastic oh yeah thank you guys
then our next question comes from turbo jigsaw what separates the z28 from the
zl1 in your opinion well I mean I think they’re just two different purpose-built
cars right the zl1 being supercharged a little bit different Z28 is more
track-focused obviously the less power between the two and you know for me the
Z28 was the choice because I’m it’s gonna be dedicated track car
well it’s manageable power manual power you know you get you in a bind real
quick yeah I have I actually have a c7 Corvette that we supercharged and cam to
the whole deal 602 the wheels and that’s always overeating having problems and so
I’m glad with the Z28 I’ve got two years just beating it down never overheats
only thing I’ve had to change is tires brakes and gas it’s awesome now I go to
Laguna Seca every year the World Superbikes we’re talking about that
earlier yeah now how is that car coming down that corkscrew incredible just
flat-out down the hill I love it that’s my one of my favorite courses that’s
just I mean I on bikes and see if you can still toss it but on a car just
seems yeah just drops it dresses thank you we haven’t run it yet with with the
new Olin set up so I can only imagine how much better it’s gonna be now that’s
gonna be nice yeah when you guys running up there next this season we’re just
doing all the SoCal events of NASA SoCal and then the Nationals out in Circa
America so this year we’re actually not doing north which which I hate it’s
saddens my heart you’re a hardcore car guy your tech guy any questions you have
about his car you know what he does with one of your next plans for it next plans
I mean I think right now would be pulling out you know factory see you all
the harnesses and then getting getting something like a dedicated system
because everything right now is all factory so that that’s probably the next
thing they’re just more weight a little bit more tuning things like that because
it’s factory tuned still so I forgot that steve is is on those those rims we
were talking about they had clock all the bolts on your rims somebody was
asking you know what wheels are those and what size they are intro intro
wheels the owner of the car Jose is owns intro wheels and their 18 by 10
fronts and 18 by 12 in the back to 75 series front tire 335 rear and you guys
brushed every ARP bolts on that and then you guys clocked them to where they all
face the right way on the rim absolutely yeah I’d have been details details man I
wanted I want to do a walk through this car I know John is the guy John’s the
tech guy but let’s let’s go take it you know let’s go take a walk through your
car details yeah Russ dude I love this Camaro I’ve been waiting to talk about
talk to you about it the first thing that I’ve noticed about this car is all
the carbon fiber on it it’s from the front to the hood to the rooftop I’ve
tell me a little bit about putting all the carbon fiber on this car definitely
yeah I mean you know we started out with his all Anderson composites panels so we
got the dry carbon hood roof trunk everything’s actually removed off the
roof we completely replace it we got the APR GT C 500 wing that’s chassis mounted
on the car with their side skirts and then these nice fat canards up on the
front here by Steve Christian composites in their front splitter so almost
everything is carbon fiber on this car what’s really left that’s stock the last
piece is really I guess the front and rear bumper quarter panels and wheels I
guess we can do the carbon fiber wheels at one point oh yeah so with all the
carbon fiber you’ve definitely trimmed a lot of the weight out of this thing
right so I you know when I think late-model Camaro
I think heavy Pig this doesn’t strike me as a heavy Pig so tell me do you know
how much this thing weighs yeah the Z28 off this off the showroom
floor is it’s a beast it’s about 39 50 to start we’ve gotten this thing down to
about 33 and change right now so that that’s race car way oh yeah I mean some
of the cars that I’m experiencing out on the racetrack are 3,200 pounds of
purpose-built race cars so this is definitely purpose-built race represent
purpose-built bought it from the factory got it in went right out to a shop and
phil mandela racing and just don’t immediately turn it into a track car
okay so powerplant is this LS 7 yeah so this is the LS 7 no modifications to it
right now because we run with the National Autosport Association and they’ve
got a power weight ratio and so this is spec series are basically spec series
stuff is you know they’re gonna dictate what you can do
and what you can modify which cannot modify right so you have to run the
stock motor in that right I’m not necessarily stock motor it’s just all
powered away so we could make some modifications but we went with weight
we’re running against a lot of BMWs Evo’s even some Porsches okay those cars
are so light and so we focused on control and you know maneuverability on
the vehicle first okay so you probably took some weight off of the front can we
pop the hood and ya see what’s underneath oh wow okay so immediately
I’m kind of recognizing no inner fenders is that right yeah well know that I’ve
stripped all that off we try to get as much weight obviously off the front of
the car as we could okay anything else you pulled out of here just some of the
other you know basic plastic components just all that unnecessary stuff but
windshield wipers are off all the mechanic mechanism that’s there and yeah
so I notice that an aftermarket strut tower brace factory shut tower brace
factories your tower brace but you’ve probably done a lot to the suspension of
this car though expansion’s really again when we when we went from weight we now
focused on suspension actually öhlins is one of our primary partners okay I got
their rodent rack coilovers on the car okay just put those on in December
actually and started running in a significant difference over the factory
suspension so it’s just a block lever is probably front and rear under ear so
you’re interesting rebound and everything so you can basically get this
thing running on the track correct right these are single adjustable so there’s
not as much maybe is you know a fully adjustable system but it’s enough for
what we’re doing especially compared to the factory system it’s always a race
shot yeah they’re there they’re phenomenal and then in addition to that
we’ve got right tech lower control arms in the rear gives a little bit more
adjustability camber and yeah in tow yes so jealous because you know I’m used to
a solid axle car and the early muscle car stuff guys so this is fully
independent which allows him to adjust camber and you know everything on the
back so that he can get this thing super dialed in for for auto crossing a road
racing yeah yeah and actually Roby spec is a big Evo guy I had an Evo ten
originally and so he did all my stuff we were out just a week ago at Willow
Springs and we actually pulled off the rear sway bar so a lot of guys might give
some hassle for that but we actually found it’s a lot lot better response
reduces a lot of the the oversteer and things like that it was actually better
setup on the car overall well in you know speaking about the the the way this
thing responds on the track the wheel and tire combination this is a factory
wheel that get them on this car right yeah and what are you doing for tires so
right now we’ve got the our triple Eight’s
we were able to go out with the guys a little bit earlier and you know make
sure you could send these off on a proper burial the burnout show okay but
typically we rerun the Pirelli PZero slicks and so that’s it that’s inside
the national class we can run those gives a little bit of points but it’s
worth it so super sticky tires oh yeah so there’s no real treadwear rating on
though that is a race course only tire exactly yeah that’s what’s awesome about
that Cyril yep so interior wise you’ve probably ripped
out everything I would imagine yes maybe we should walk around yeah take a look
at interior that’s probably on this side yeah a little bit better light this way
so right away what I’m noticing is is there’s nothing in it so you’ve got a
race seat you’ve got a race steering wheel and a shifter and everything else
is out of it right yeah any non-essentials been removed to the car
we purchased the non a seed version and non stereo version of the z28 which is
an option that you can buy so that we don’t have to worry about you know
running lines and all that stuff on the AC pulled out the heater core ripped
everything out as the interior and yeah we’re just left with essentially the
most essential pieces yeah we’ve got the race pack system their IQ three and
that’s huge for driving with these sausage patties of hands of you know
blocking the cluster with the race pack cluster basically what that’s doing is
communicating all the vitals to you the driver right so tell me a little bit
more about the race pack and how is that working in collaboration with the
factory cluster yeah so I mean the factory cluster is still fully
functional and use it every now and then but again it’s tough for the big sausage
patty hands in front of that and blocking it out the the race pack is
such a significant piece because it’s right there off-center peripheral vision
and it’s got the RPM light range so you can actually see when we know shifting
things like that and it shows oh yeah it’s
yeah significant and then the shifter yeah awesome now I notice it’s an
extended shift you know that must be so that you have quick back and forth to
the steering wheel exactly yeah the z28 comes with a short
shift system and then this we’ve just added on the the long extension on there
so yeah yeah well speaking of long let’s talk about this this rear spoiler here
yeah a lot of you know muscle car guys are a little bit and it’s got a big
gigantic spoiler on it but I’m gonna guess that you’re pretty doing you know
except XS speeds of 120 130 in this car easily yeah I mean we run primarily in
Southern California’s tracks which are typically a lot of high speed tracks
Willow Springs Fontana yeah you know buck 40 bucks 65 70 things like that
rovol at Auto Club Speedway is 165 coming in and turn one and so this is a
huge huge huge difference from a PRS that they’re wing that they got from the
factory the z20 has a nice little lip spoiler yeah looks clean and actually
has some good function to it yeah and we ran that for the first couple months and
it was good then we’ll put this on significant difference with just
compression overall feel the car it’s fully functional yep is adjustable yeah
fully functional yeah some of these guys that Camaro guys might might be hatin
but you know when we’re out in the track racing I that that makes a significant
difference just car control compression overall you know getting in out of
corners yep yeah and speaking about control I noticed these brakes are yes
big bad boy ceramic rotors tell me a little bit about the brakes yeah so the
Z28 comes with incredible brakes to start right this carbon ceramic Brembos
yeah we actually have partnered with racing brake they’re actually out of
here in Southern California the two-piece forged caliper and we were
in their sintered metallic pads and so the benefit that they claim and I’ve
seen personally as the sensor metallic actually puts a surface on the carbon
ceramic rotor so this is we’ll be coming into our third season with the OEM or
factory rotor yeah you know it’s a big difference from going from there they’re
the factory caliper to this caliper yeah we’re get a little bit lighter on
the calipers at weight corner you know in the corner is huge and then on top of
that the pad is actually adding to the life of the rotor but the bite is where
it’s at I mean I I feel like there’s probably a 30% 40% difference in braking
capability over the factory system and then just the factory pads
well rust man I wanted to tell you I love this car I want to watch it on your
Instagram I want to watch it running around on the track thanks so much for
bringing it out from everything save me John how are you getting your son and
your daughter into it yeah so about once a year actually on the back of the car
there’s sponsored by my wife so that’s a kudos to her yes my addiction so anyway
not to get kicked out of their credits – yeah so you know and my kids are awesome
my son’s Nicks and he’s six and my daughter Penelope she’s four and they’re
like so into it they’ll come we have a lift at my my office they’ll come work
work on the car with me and my son comes out actually next weekend we have a our
first race of the season so he’s gonna be my my crew chief and help me with gas
and changing the tires and the whole thing so it’s fun it that’s a good time
that’s awesome I got a took it a nine-year-old does the same thing he’s
my other son’s gonna be the engineer but this one’s he’s a gearhead like me so
stop with no shirt Jen’s on fixing all the kids bikes
working on fork stuff so it’s good to have them interested it’s so fun it
makes it fun yeah it’s important to teach these kids some good skills you
know yeah it is it’s been very you know you got to pass something down I got it
from my dad and you know it passed down the generations generations just kind of
keep it alive yeah a lot of people are losing that nowadays super cool man will
do thanks for coming and hanging out with us and and bring in your car yeah
Street driving it here man I love that I just think that’s cool I really do cool
man well along with being the the host of the MuscleKingz show I do a YouTube
channel and on the YouTube channel we drive lots of cool cars I’ve had the
pleasure recently to to take the speed core tantrum charger out for a rip I was
actually told by the Builder that the car was smoking a bit and it needed to
be blown out and you know a thirteen hundred and fifty horsepower charger
getting on the 210 freeway it’s amazing the burnout it does about a
hundred miles an hour shift second into third kicked it squatted you guys have
check out this clip and you get idea this is such a bitchin car I love
it remember you guys I would remember guys this car is some dollars over $600,000 forty-five it breaks loose all right you guys so that is the
tantrum charger from the guys at speed core what do you think yeah pretty
badass right seeing the details on it I’ve talked you through the power that
this thing makes ridiculous amounts of power and I’m barely barely touching the
accelerator on this and it just wants to light up and go cars just spectacular as
all the things from the guys at speed core a big thanks to those guys for
always letting me take care of their cars and let me drive them I appreciate
it man all right you guys so that should give
you a sense of what my Ototo PLA channels about if you want to see more
of tantrum charger go check it out on my channel oh yeah
subscribe cool so next up I’m super stoked this is gonna be fun man we got
Rob Lindsey of RJ Fab first we’re gonna show you a clip of rolling around town
you’re gonna see a gigantic smile on my face cuz it’s the first time I’ve ever
rolled around in a pro Street car doing burnouts it was really awesome so you
guys this is my new buddy Rob Lindsey hey everybody this is Rob Lyndsey of
RJ Fab dude so I had a blast today rolling around in this car with you it’s
funs really super cool and it pulls hard you know I’m always curious with because
I’m not a builder so I’m always curious what it is that that drives you like
what got you going what made you go somewhere along the way I could have
been a plumber but I decided to build cars probably just my passion for cars
when I was young so I built my first Pro Street car for myself in 1992 and I
think it hit the streets like late 93 and driving it around people asked me if
I could do certain things for him I just started building cars for people just
through that right ya know and and this car as I understand from what you were
telling me earlier although it’s yours now it was built originally for somebody
else yeah I built it in 2009 for a customer in San Diego and then probably
I think he raced it till 2013-14 and he just was done racing so he offered me
you know to purchase a car back and so I said yeah what the heck I’ll buy it
awesome so this is another one where I gotta admit it’s kind of interesting to
me that this thing is actually street-legal vaguely
I mean enough to it that at least somehow somebody thought it was a good
idea to give you a license plate and registration for this well being a 68
you know you not to follow all the California smog laws that helps a little
bit yeah and then you know it’s licensed registered and insured so it’s loosely
street-legal yeah it’s not you know you don’t want to drive it a ton on the
street that’s loud and obnoxious and oh he can’t talk you and I barely could
talk to each other oh my god we were so funny we’re yelling the the camera
trucks like you know watching us my buddy Chris is in the truck with them
and and all you could see was like me like this in his face and I’m yelling as
loud as I can and all we were doing was trying to have a conversation yeah it’s
it’s loud it’s loud that’s part of the fun of it though I think yeah you know
the other thing I don’t know if you guys looked into it at all but what’s really
a trip about what he does is it typically builders stick with
you know there’s a lane they’re going down right like I you know I’m buddies
with a lot of builders that they build Pro Touring the rest of those or they do
just you know whatever it might be they have their lane Lee go down mm-hmm but I
was looking at your Instagram which I highly recommend you guys go check this
out definitely there’s a pro street drag car on here the value but then there’s
also these like crazy rock call crawlers total off-road vehicles it’s it’s yeah
you’re kind of all over the place yeah we like to do a lot of different things
it just kind of keeps us on our toes you know it’s really cool to exercise your
ideas on a bunch of different you know different things but I’m sure you guys
got questions too right like how do you how do you I do that’s fully build a pro
street car and also build a rock crawler like well it’s a I’ve seen all the
fabric same thing I checked out his Instagram he’s got everything I mean
it’s like a toy land for me yeah you know because I do the off-road an Street
and everything else but it’s the same thing you know you when you’re mechanic
and your skills your stuff you can bounce from project to probably some day
you get tired of doing Street you want to do off-road sometimes you gonna play
in the dirt you want place Traci bill of toys but the way he fabricates
everything once you have the skill to do all that it’s just a matter of putting
the geometry together for the next car or whatever you’re building you know
once you got it for a car you can get the geometry in everything for the
suspension for your offroad trucks UTV’s all stuff so he’s got the skill set and
how to do it and figure it out and design everything Welding skill he
definitely has so I mean once again fabricated he can build whatever he has
because he understands how it all works right I just got to put into play from
an off-road vehicle to a street vehicle and then what suspension works with what
and then it’s like a mechanic’s dream you get to play with high-end parts and
make shit cool yeah you know is he yeah you know different ideas and you get a
play with it you know yeah you get bored as a mechanic most of my EDD anyway so
some shiny you’re already across the shop side track so yeah yeah how about
you guys you guys got any questions for for our buddy Rob here blog I guess I’m
here what gears are you running in it 456 fastest quarter-mile time it’s gone
955 at 140 at Fontana how much horsepower shady Dale speed
shop on their dyno they built the engine I think it made 600 or
yeah 693 horsepower can’t remember the torque and that was without the vacuum
pump and the correct set header so I’m gonna guess it probably makes on the
engine about 715 well headers they have on it now custom ones that I built and
then I’ve just recently added a nitrous oxide system to it so hopefully I mean
I’m being optimistic here but hopefully it’ll run eight fifties next time out
have you played with that yet no not yet you now have to send us the
video yeah for sure I will awesome man well I think I mean I know everyone’s
interested I’m certainly interested in doing a walk through this thing and and
and this this one you know we’re gonna have to have John come out because this
is a serious cat car there’s a lot although it’s a simple build I mean it’s
pretty simple but there’s a lot going on here so I think we should have John from
curry come out and do a walkthrough with you here excellent talking mode yeah Rob
man thank you so much for bringing us here this thing is awesome danger to be
here and a Mopar yeah nonetheless now I know Rob from you know we do business
back at curry so this is a little different right it’s not you’re not
really a Mopar guy but you knocked it out of the park on this yeah absolutely
so I can already tell that it’s pretty much a full tube chassis car I’m gonna
guess is that correct yeah from your feet back it’s tube chassis and then we
did a altercation k-member kit in the front end okay so basically a k-member
basically the whole bottom end dropped off so you can pull the motor everything
down and just replace everything back up and then from the firewall back
everything yeah tube chassis from the firewall back okay all the floors done
to 750 cert but the rest of the cage is 850 so that way if we wanted to update
the cert we don’t have to go into the floor yeah so basically what that means
guys is like just with some minor modifications this car could go 750 in a
quarter-mile but it’s certified for 850 now so this I mean this car could
probably definitely do that now I would imagine right yeah that chassis works
exceptionally well so we could probably throw another six or seven hundred
horsepower to it and we’ll handle it okay so drag car suspension is totally
different than like your street car stuff it’s not like your Pro Touring Car
with your typical type of coilovers so tell me a little bit more about you know
how do you dial this car in as far as going on the drag race
well you just plot your instance center to see
G of the vehicle so in theirs plot charts for that so that you can set it
up for the weight of the vehicle after you scale the car so yeah and then
shocks comes down to shock tuning just like most any performance vehicle we
have a skoshe ox on this double adjustables which really helps the
rebound and compression because the car leaves correctly okay so I know Mopar
big-block small-block I know this thing’s got big cubic inches what do you
got going on here man okay so it’s a small block a big small block it’s 451
cubic inch r3 block has Indy cylinder heads and intake manifold the headers I
built Dominator carb shady Dell speed shot
built the engine so I don’t remember the exact specs on the cam but it’s like
around the 278 280 at 50,000 with like 720 lift. this thing sounds wicked when
you started yeah it shakes the floor yeah what do you have for exhaust that
bad for the headers that you made I’m actually when I built the car for the
customer as a drag cart it was open header the whole time he had it but
since I wanted to put it on the street I went ahead and did an exhaust system has
three and a half inch XR one boiler race mufflers Orla and then I’m sorry four
inch so it’s four inch all the way out yeah Wow so yeah Borla’s got that you’re
very unique yes now the interior is fully custom right you guys did
everything on this yeah we like to get creative with our tin work and so it’s
just important for it to look super clean and nice so all the tin comes out
all Zeus fastens out except for the floor under the drivers steel everything
is powder-coated so really I want to take a look real quick let’s take sure
so two querque seats and you’ve got the momo steering wheel now did you fab up
the the base on that on that shifter there no it’s like it’s tilted towards
the driver obviously that’s for yes we actually fit every car that we build to
that particular customer that driver so it was fit for Ville for Bill super
comfortable for me so but that’s just how he wanted it and it’s comfortable
for just probably anybody that can get in it you know it’s only had one seat
when we built it originally so I put the Bill seat on the other side and put the
seat he built was a little bit bigger than me so you did all the tin work on
the floor did you did you say you powder-coated all those yeah all the
panel’s got powder coated and then riveted the floors riveted in on this
side and then everything else is fast and so but the wheel tubs come out the
center between the wheel tubs come out the whole passenger floor comes out
this makes it easier to work on the car if you need to do so get that deep into
it while you’re working on it yep yep absolutely now what are you running for
a back tire I see the Mickey Thompson logo so this is obviously a real
critical wall sticky tire yeah yeah it’s the et Street so it’s the street the
d-o-t version of their drag slick so it’s a 32 17 515 and then when we run a
regular drag slick on it it’s a 32 14 515 but both of them have 14 and a half
inches of tread width Wow and four wheels probably something superlight I’m
gonna guess those welds that I see yet welds on it I think they’re of 14 wide
15 Wow yeah yeah bitch and then for rear end what you got going on man yeah I
know you’re not gonna like to hear this the m60 Moser in it yeah yeah with Moser
40 spot they make a quality product that was before United I’m sure I’m sure it
obviously works real well you you’re running you know eight and a half on
this this car is amazing so thanks a lot for bringing it out man yeah so I go one
more question for you which is typically almost always you can bank on it
a pro street car is never pretty there does not usually not use I mean yeah not
usually they’re pretty banged up from you know racing them that’s very I don’t
mean just the exterior I mean cuz but the interior like I sat in the cockpit
of this car today and and it kind of blew my mind how clean it was like it
didn’t look ratty I mean your shifter so badass on that thing the floor is just
sick on it dude I mean what so what what prompted you to like go the extra mile
well the one thing about these kind of cars is you don’t need a lot of
amenities being a racecar right so we just have the bare minimum as far as
gages the bare minimum as far as what we need for interior yeah so it’s kind of
easy just to do a clean platform where you just do regular flat floor panels
powder coat everything I do snap in carpets and all my racecar type stuff so
that your feet aren’t scratching up the floor and slipping around on it and just
I think sometimes simple is more so if we just keep it simple and just powder
coat stuff and just make it clean it just seems people seem to accept it it
seems like it works pretty well yeah well I think it’s great dude I think
it’s a it’s just such a super cool car so I’m
gonna throw it back over to the hot one and the crazy one – I think they’ve got
it we all do all right fans and followers we do have the MuscleKingz
Car Show & Concert series coming up on and Goodyear Arizona join everyone there
do it love it that is gonna be cool I can’t wait I’m super psyched I’m gonna
be there we’re gonna be there with Vicious staying round it’s gonna kill gotta say thanks to you guys all for
coming out man I know you know take some time and energy you got a trailer a car
you got to drive a crazy ass car through the streets you know serious though now
that it’s really cool I mean this this whole I think the whole concept of what
this show is is great it gives people an inside view of what it takes to build
and the passion and the enthusiasm angry yeah and thanks to the hot and the crazy
co-hosts I’m not gonna lie when you started that car up I was like you need
to do that again has a good effect on people oh yeah you can’t replace the old
American Muscle sound I mean the newer cars the newer motors they have that but
that Rumble in that lope is just it’s nostalgic for that you know being a kid
listening to that of the drag strips or your neighbors got a badass car built
you hear that lope and you can feel your heartbeat changing nothing can replace
that and the smell of race fuel it’s the best cologne yeah and you built it so
you’re still so excited about it which means it’s a cool car I like it all
right yeah well my final thank-you is thanking every one of you guys for
hanging out and watching tell all your friends spread the news MuscleKingz is
here showing you some really super cool stuff we’re gonna take you inside car
after car after car and the passion enthusiasm that it takes to build these
things so all I got to say at this point is I’ll see you guys next time later