Dyno Results for the Body-Dropped and LT Swapped Chevy C10: Finnegan's Garage Ep.140

Apr 4, 2021
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There's a lot going on in today's episode. First, Newbern and I attempt to build new shelving in the shop and attach it to the concrete walls using a high-powered nail shooter, which doesnt work at all. In fact, the 2x4 wood falls right off the wall before we can ever stack any boxes onto the shelves. Since that wasn't working we decide to head to Mo's Speedshop in Dallas, Georgia, to fix the tune on my 1967 Chevy C10. It was running real bad and although it took several hours to figure out why, in the end the Chevrolet Performance LT4 made over 640 ft-lbs or torque at rear tires, which is awesome!
Here's a link to the crate engine that's under the hood of the C10:
Here's a link to the awesome sequential gearbox:
and if you'd like the new Finnegan Speed and Marine C10 shirt or some stickers and a hat then go here:
thanks for watching!

  • Finnigan can you update us the backfire under load with the C10 ,did you find a solution?

    Mike NorrodMike Norrod10 hours ago
  • Have you checked the Throttle sensor? To see if it is calibrated correctly or maybe even shorting out, causing the timing to go weird or tell the engine timing to go too far advanced or something? You know what they say: Lean is mean~!~

    GaryLordsWayMinistryGaryLordsWayMinistry15 hours ago
  • Those ramset guns work better with a harder pin when the concrete is cured after 27 days as well as with a shot that is a magnum shell instead of the fresh concrete shot.

    GaryLordsWayMinistryGaryLordsWayMinistry15 hours ago
  • You would be better off using a drill bit and a concrete wall anchor system for that shelf framing job you are trying to anchor to the wall. Those Ramset concrete pins work better when used to anchor wall floor bottom plates to the concrete to keep the bottom plate of wall framing from moving when kicked or hit so the wall will not move out of plumb. Maybe you should have studied a little bit before attempting this project. A little preparation would have gone a long way here to keep from looking like total armatures here.

    GaryLordsWayMinistryGaryLordsWayMinistry15 hours ago
  • you can run a DI lt4 at like 13:1.

    scootbmx01scootbmx0117 hours ago
  • Forced induction or high compression like to run 12.5:1 or higher air/ fuel ratio easily.

    77 Zrod77 ZrodDay ago
  • So basically a blank that shoots the nail into the wall. OK. Also Have fun!!!!

    ausscorpioausscorpioDay ago
  • Can't wait to see this thing ripped at a HPDE track day

    George MerusiGeorge MerusiDay ago
  • It’s called a blank round.

    Richard HarveyRichard HarveyDay ago
  • It's called a Hilti gun

    Jimmy BarberJimmy Barber2 days ago
  • You got some catching up to do - 227 in 5th at 7600 rpm, and one more gear to go (T56 Magnum) usworlds.info/slow/video/ZWuMqa-WbZGoaXM

    Talisman1957Talisman19572 days ago
  • Cool, Jeff & Mo's tuned my 4.6L ford in my "58 F100. Works perfect!

    GunPilotGunPilot2 days ago
  • oh love the cage work, not going through the class, tight tight tight and great fitment through the dash. yes please! :)

    Tory M BlueTory M Blue2 days ago
  • Just an FYI they like very tight plug gap. Like .018 tight

    James NowellJames Nowell2 days ago
  • on engine masters season one episode2, they had random misfires and tuning issues due to duel plane intake and fuel injector location / imbalance... was corrected when they installed a single plane intake... might be you issue... ask freiburger

    cory blumcory blum2 days ago
  • You don’t live far from me. Be happy to come by and tapcon the boards to your wall for you!😎

    W Kevin LongW Kevin Long3 days ago
  • Did you get your cell phone off the bed before driving home?

    Sam RamSam Ram3 days ago
  • Damn guys, The tuning by guesstimation thing is full sketch. That's a lot of money to blow up.

    MRBLACK947MRBLACK9473 days ago
    • I know that was bad just throwing stuff at it, lack of experience I guess.

      Rick KelschRick KelschDay ago
  • the hackery in this truck hurts my insides. makes for good videos i guess...

    TheBallznweenerzTheBallznweenerz3 days ago
    • it just makes me sad that everything is thrown together then youre surprised when it inevitably fails.

      TheBallznweenerzTheBallznweenerz3 days ago
  • Should have used a Hilti.

    Radar LoveRadar Love3 days ago
  • You have to push really hard to get that nail gun to get it to fire the round. That is the built in safety so someone just can't pull on the trigger have fire. They have three different power ranges the shell are color coded as the strength. I worked a job and they wanted a single door on the garage we held a eye beam up on 2x4 jacks and my boss used to big of a charge and blew the washer that on the nail right thru the hem fir 2x4. You also use use square cut nails and hammer them in with B F H. Mike you looked like you were ready for a moon walk. Love your hannel you guys have so much fun. Shifting your truck is so cool without using the clutch I wish I could shifted my 67 GTO that fast, I use to try, I got pretty fast but that was a long time ago

    Raymond FarwellRaymond Farwell3 days ago
  • HAHHAA, feel like Brian O' Connor. If I dont like what it says, I'll say no and slam it shut

    Matt BouwmanMatt Bouwman3 days ago
  • "I feel Like Brian O'Conner with my laptop in the passenger seat".... Was waiting to see the "Danger to manifold" message and sparks from the floor pan dropping out. Left disappointed. (Kidding! Awesome truck man)

    Chris fromthe514Chris fromthe5143 days ago
  • No invite to the freedom 500?

    Izzy SmithIzzy Smith3 days ago
  • Anyone else think at first they were gonna shoot the nails with a separate gun while trying not to hit mike?

    Jordan WileyJordan Wiley3 days ago
  • You would have been better off with tapcons or expansion anchors.

    Cameron BranchCameron Branch4 days ago
  • It's all fun and games until the rear wheels grab the non rotating surface of the dyno

    Darren DDarren D4 days ago
  • This was painful to watch...

    D- WakeD- Wake4 days ago
  • Thank y'all, keep me rollin 😂😎

    Boomer WilliamsBoomer Williams4 days ago
  • double shoot the nails and pl em

    Stephen cummingsStephen cummings4 days ago
  • 12x12 Dave in The Fast and the Firious....

    burt bacarachburt bacarach4 days ago
  • Tradesmen every where is having a Field day with this one

    Eric RomanoEric Romano4 days ago
  • Go by Home Depot and purchase 1/4” wedge anchors and shit can that Ramset on cured concrete especially, on a high “psi” strength concrete vertical surface! The only awesome thing about a ramset are using the 22 rounds to scare your buddies by sneaking up behind them with a squeezed round in your lineman pliers and then dropping perpendicular to the ground firing pin sticking out passed the end of pliers of the pliers an 1/8” inch..

    Klaus Von SchmitKlaus Von Schmit4 days ago
  • WOW that's cool also did you see this magic box you put coins in and a cold drink comes out like magic

    moparsquidmoparsquid4 days ago
  • Tap Cons.... pre drill hole. There blue screws with a 10mm heads

    Shaun RobertsShaun Roberts4 days ago
  • Hey guys I’m a disabled veteran that has followed you and you have inspired me to completely rebuild my 1965 Chevy c 20 and I love your c10 project

    James SmithJames Smith4 days ago
  • The courageous language seemingly ban because architecture descriptively injure despite a ready hot. literate, superficial wall

    Jared BreashJared Breash4 days ago
  • As a former cable guy the nail gun was a bit cringe. Anchor kits are so cheap and easy.

    Redman209Redman2094 days ago
  • 1st rule of tuning, don't try to get your transient and static fuelling correct at once! Do a SLOW accelerator tip in to move vertically up the load line at the engine speed fixed (this allows the dyno to lock onto and hold that speed, meaning you only move in ONE axis across the map) and do it slow enough to NOT trigger the transient fuelling (even better, zero all transient maps!). This allows you to both creep up on problem areas, and means you have some chance of understanding what is happening! Once your base map (with a warm engine) is within about 0.05 lambda, then you can start to look at the transient requirements, because you KNOW the steady state map is correct!

    Max TorqueMax Torque4 days ago
  • Use concrete anchors and a plug in hammer drill. The .22 nailer does not work well on the average concrete. 3/8 concrete anchor bolts are awesome.

    Mike KendallMike Kendall4 days ago
  • cool truck finn

    fred rubblefred rubble4 days ago
  • Chemical anchor is the absolute best method for what you were trying to achieve.

    Daniel CantrillDaniel Cantrill4 days ago
  • Marty Ochs at Mo's is the Crown vic guru

    DontTreadOnMe9000DontTreadOnMe90004 days ago
  • Use tapcons they are screws for concrete. Drill a pilot hole with a hammer drill or the hammer drilling function on a cordless drill. They pretty well.

    Michael KafoureMichael Kafoure5 days ago
  • That is a really nice C10 build. I am also building a 1968 Chevy C10, but it is a original shortbed, fleetside,396 bigblock truck with TH400. I had thought about putting a LS engine in it but I think I will keep it bigblock and hopefully afford a big inch bigblock with procharger or other boost mod and just save the original stock engine. Anyways you are building a really awesome truck and it will be cool to watch the build come together.

    Bazooka JoeBazooka Joe5 days ago
  • Decided not to do any steady state tuning rather than power runs?

    Tony LTony L5 days ago
  • Sounds like a good job for Kevin @KSR Performance to dial in the tune 👍

    MrALTRD8MrALTRD85 days ago
  • Newburn looks like he was in a car seat going to get ice cream with his daddy. Bad ass truck I can’t wait to see it at full potential.

    Tony KemperTony Kemper5 days ago
  • Use Blue Screws man

    Bret HutchingsBret Hutchings5 days ago
  • Drill a hole in the cement , hammer an anker into the hole you drilled , and put the screw into the anker .

    jerry hendersonjerry henderson5 days ago
  • That nail gun is pretty fun to work with

    Nathan BennettNathan Bennett5 days ago
  • Your truck sounds amazing! What mufflers are on it?

    Dad's Toy GarageDad's Toy Garage5 days ago
    • They're the Bullet Race Mufflers from stainlessheaders.com

      Flat4Buggy 2Flat4Buggy 25 days ago
  • Um, aren't you supposed to do a whole bunch of part throttle tuning at different dyno loads to be able to build up your VE table? Once you've filled out a bunch of that then you can do full pulls. Trying full pulls without building up the VE table will cause problems and possibly damage the engine.

    Garage It YourselfGarage It Yourself5 days ago
  • Um, aren't you supposed to do a whole bunch of part throttle tuning at different dyno loads to be able to build up your VE table? Once you've filled out a bunch of that then you can do full pulls. Trying full pulls without building up the VE table will cause problems and possibly damage the engine.

    Garage It YourselfGarage It Yourself5 days ago
  • Hey, you should always use only pressure treated wood against concrete and you can even get fancy and use the “sill seal” foam

    Steve RoneSteve Rone5 days ago
  • You should use Tapcon screws instead of a Hilti gun.

    Miami Valley Small BoreMiami Valley Small Bore5 days ago
  • I'd like to see a GMT800 Project (1999-2007) with the LS 4.8-6.0 (LR4, LM7, LQ4/9) with a 8l90 or 10l90 running the wheels.

    ShadowOps Airman1ShadowOps Airman15 days ago
  • I had better control over one of those nail guns as a teenager lol.

    ShadowOps Airman1ShadowOps Airman15 days ago
  • Danger to manifold!

    bwizzle105bwizzle1055 days ago
  • Tap cons work better

    Mike over cashMike over cash5 days ago
  • Too strong of shot

    Mike over cashMike over cash5 days ago
  • Support 🇺🇲

    Jon HillJon Hill5 days ago
  • Hammer drill, 16d nail and rebar tie wire good to go

    72BRONCO35172BRONCO3515 days ago
  • Pre drill and tapcon screws are what ya need

    towboatjefftowboatjeff5 days ago
  • She level ?

    marcus kingmarcus king5 days ago
  • Tires that far forward on the rollers had me wincing. But man does that truck sound evil!!!

    BumDog2112BumDog21125 days ago
  • Newburn, I hope Mike buys you a lot of breakfast, lunch and dinner, you’re the only one I see working.

    Michael BareMichael Bare5 days ago
  • When you putting a load cell on the shifter

    y2000airy2000air5 days ago
  • I'd just use Tapcons

    Rob WagnerRob Wagner5 days ago
  • Use tap cons, much stronger and less concrete fracturing.

    Moto CrossMoto Cross5 days ago
  • Use Liquid nails and then Nail it. The glue is much stronger.

    twissted Jacktwissted Jack5 days ago
  • 0:08 what I sound like when I first wake up and lift my head off my pillow

    Ironwind1972Ironwind19725 days ago
  • @2.00 i laughed soo hard!

    D4 VED4 VE5 days ago
  • Use "Tapcons" to attach the framing up. Predrill into the concrete with a masonry bit and hammer drill. They will work great.

    Tim datoolmanTim datoolman5 days ago
  • I'd love to know what is that daily car Finnegan is driven.

    NicoNico5 days ago
  • Why are pushing in the clutch Mike

    Michael MorellMichael Morell5 days ago
  • Boodie Droped C-10

    Cummins MANCummins MAN5 days ago
  • A blank is not a bullet

    Adrian ABGAdrian ABG5 days ago
  • You were using a cartridge for a block wall to fasten to vaulted concrete... and the nails may have been too short as well, either way get a hammer drill will a 4" 5/32th concrete bit and a handful of 3/16 3" tapcons and you be alright.

    Dirt MerchantDirt Merchant5 days ago
  • Hey FIN...u wanna use P.T. Green wood on concrete....FYI

    Cummins MANCummins MAN5 days ago
  • Tap cons. Best way to mount into concrete.

    Alec RinkoAlec Rinko5 days ago
  • yeah that concrete is WAY too porous for nails. whomever poured that mixed a shit ton of air into it, i think that's from spinning the truck too fast with not enough water in it

    AUSTINAUSTIN5 days ago
  • Danger to manifold

    Jared HuangJared Huang5 days ago
  • HEY! Love the video the quality is getting way better. THE TRUCK IS AWESOME!!

    Bill KarowBill Karow5 days ago
  • Is 12 volt Dave now 2x4 Dave?

    Chris GardnerChris Gardner5 days ago
  • Is there anything more boring that watching dyno runs

    Kevin CKevin C5 days ago
  • I mean it's a shot in the dark but those engines are always eating throttle position sensors

    AdventureVentureAdventureVenture5 days ago
  • Just make a free standing work bench to fit alcove and then you'll have the option of moving it. Get wall cabinets from Home Depot for upper storage. Install ledger to help in wall cabinet installation and leave in place for strength.

    Therese KennedyTherese Kennedy5 days ago
  • Is it hitting a boost cut??

    Chris PerksChris Perks5 days ago
  • Just use masonry bits in a hammer drill than attach the wood with blue tap-cons for concrete

    Chris PerksChris Perks5 days ago
  • You can get contractor grade rounds for the Ramset, I needed them for my walls, as they were extra hard...

    Mike HagenMike Hagen5 days ago
  • Dyno straps were putting in work that day

    Daniel BakerDaniel Baker5 days ago
  • Hello, my name is Mike Finnegan. I routinely melt metal to other metal with temperatures and amperages sufficient to flask fry a large rhinoceros. But I turn into a 4 year old at bedtime, after watching a horror movie; if something goes bang bang.

    J## S#####rJ## S#####r5 days ago
  • Sounds like spark blow out, the plug gap needs to be tighter possibly. I run ngk br7ef's at .018 on both my sbe 6.0 at 25psi and my 04 cobra at 32psi

    Project Street CarsProject Street Cars5 days ago
  • Years ago when I worked for a carpet cleaning and repair company I had to use a Ramset nailer nearly every day to nail tack strip down. 90% of my work was done in apartment complexes built in the 70’s. I don’t know what they did with concrete back then but sometimes I’d blow out concrete for multiple feet before I could get a 3 foot section of tack strip stuck in enough to hold stretched carpet in place. My favorite part of this process was ruining multiple strips of tack strip to get one stuck with nails every inch of the thing just to stretch a full room of carpet onto it and then have the tack strip pop out of the floor. That’s purgatory at its finest.

    Burlmays9Burlmays95 days ago
  • Hit up Motion Raceworks. They have the LT powered Nova in the 7s. They know how to tune an LT.

    beason1028beason10285 days ago
  • So much more watchable now with better sound. This show is as good or better than any on Motor Trend now.

    Mike TaylorMike Taylor5 days ago
  • I am in Woodstock and have a hammer drill that would put nice little holes in the concrete if you need some help.

  • Liquid nails and tapcon screws, and of course pressure treated wood against concrete and you will be good to go!

    Sheldon HogleSheldon Hogle5 days ago
  • Yall should get the .27 caliber shot gun... even bigger bang

    Brendan KochBrendan Koch5 days ago