On this episode of Hot Rod Garage, David Freiburger gives us an inside look at the work that went into swapping a 630 horsepower Lingerfelter Performance LS7 into a 1974 Chevrolet G10 delivery van. This episode also includes an interview with the new host, Tony Angelo, as an effort to establish his credibility and ease the minds of confused viewers.
We can’t wait to see what the final product will look like, but we’re even more anxious to see if David can get this van to break 11’s in the quarter mile. It looks promising, especially since the MSD Atomic EFI Air Force intake manifold and potential exhaust manifolds should do more than just compensate for the smaller GT19 camshafts, which lower the LS7’s output by about 20 horsepower. Don’t forget this LS7 has JE pistons, an 11:1 compression ratio, heads that are ported by Lingenfelter, and is matted to a beefy Gearstar 4L80E transmission. That being said, the Frei-man should have a pretty solid chance at getting the quarter-ton van across the finish line in time. Even if he doesn’t, it’ll still be light years faster than it was with the factory inline six.
Maybe if Freiburger can’t get the van down the track fast enough, the new host can.Tony Angelo is a professional driver with a specialty in drifting and stunt driving. He’s spent his whole life working with cars, and isn’t afraid of pushing a car to its limits. We’re eager to see what sort of fun he’ll bring to the show.