Hammer Down! The Official Podcast of the SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA)

Check out the new Hammer Down! SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Podcast, hosted by V8 Speed & Resto Shop’s own Kevin Oeste and HRIA Chair and HushMat & ZyCoat Owner Tim McCarthy! It features some great guests, stories, and insights into the Hot Rod industry. Click to listen below, and we hope you dig it!

Listen To The Premiere Episode

On the latest Hammer Down! The SEMA Hot Rod Industry Alliance (HRIA) Podcast, we chat with Jerry Slover of the legendary Pete and Jake’s Hot Rod Parts and Bill Ganahl from South City Rod and Custom about what it takes to run a successful Hot Rod business. Pete & Jakes still owns Jake’s Coupe and The California Kid, two iconic Hot Rods that helped launch their business, now in its 50th year! South City Rod and Custom is bringing the heat with innovative Hot Rods and customs that are still deeply rooted in tradition. If you’re in the biz or just like Hot Rod stories, this is a great episode for you. Listen and subscribe on your favorite Podcast platform, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and others… and keep the Hammer Down!

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This 1973 Chevrolet C 10 pick up truck came to the V8 speed and Resto Shop for some suspension refinements and more power from an engine and transmission swap. The biggest part of the conversion was performing a CPP rear ā€œCā€ notch and four link suspension system, which utilizes coil over shocks for better adjustability, more precise suspension control than the stock leaf springs, and a more comfortable lowered ride height. The front suspension was treated to tubular control arms and coil overs, also from CPP. Upgraded brakes and oversized YearOne rally wheels complete the stance.

Power has been upgraded through the use of a Blueprint Engines 435 horsepower 383 stroker Chevrolet V8, which comes complete with a Holley Terminator X fuel injection system, serpentine front drive system, and a 700 R4 4-speed Overdrive transmission. We fabricated a complete custom exhaust system with mandrel bent stainless tube and MagnaFlow mufflers for great flow and sound.

Once installed, detailed, and tuned, our team installed some new gauges from Classic Instruments along with A Vintage Air A/C system to update the C10 interior.

The truck now looks, drives, and sounds 100% better than it did when it came in.

THIS PROJECT FEATURES:

CPP 4-LINK SUSPENSION
BLUEPRINT ENGINES 383
CLASSIC INSTRUMENTS

TECH DATA - 1973 CHEVROLET C10

ENGINE:

Blueprint Engines 383 Low Profile

Horsepower: 436 (est.)
Torque: 443 (est.)
Compression Ratio: 10:1.
Displacement: 383 cubic-inches 

TRANSMISSION:

GM 700R4 

FRONT SUSPENSION:

CPP Coilover and Control Arms

REAR SUSPENSION:

CPP 4-Link with C-Notch

BRAKES:

Wilwood

ENGINE MANAGEMENT:

Holley Sniper EFI