Twenty-one year old builder, race and automotive enthusiast Cole Reynolds walks us through his mid-engine turbocharged LS Chevy Pickup build. Cole has always been tinkering on cars – even from a young age watching his dad and grandfather race.
After saving his pennies ($750 worth!) to buy his 1974 Chevy Luv Truck at 13 years old, Cole began rebuilding his vehicle into a center-steer, mid engine LS swap ride.
Cole loves the automotive community where builders, racers and enthusiasts from ages 1 to 100 learn from and support one another.
Shop the AFR Cylinder Head used by Cole here.
Watch the video below to hear more about Cole’s mid-engine turbocharged LS Chevy Pickup, his experience as a new builder and what advice he has for others who are looking to start out.
About SCAT Enterprises
For over 50 years, SCAT Enterprises has offered a wide range of products under the SCAT Crankshafts and Procar by SCAT brands. In addition to a comprehensive line of crankshaft options, the brand offers high-quality connecting rods and rotating assemblies for a wide variety of applications, including Small and Big Block Chevy, Chevy LS, Small and Big Block Ford, Ford Modular, Vintage Ford, Small and Big Block Chrysler, Modern Hemi, Pontiac, Sport Compact, Motorcycle and Industrial. Additionally, SCAT Crankshafts can make a crankshaft from a raw billet to a finished crankshaft in its Redondo Beach, California, manufacturing facility.
Procar by SCAT, founded in 1980, offers stylish, comfortable aftermarket seats at an affordable price. Clean, classic lines are the hallmark of a Procar seat, which complements any auto – including street rod, cruiser, pony car, muscle car, off-road buggy, truck, or sport compact. Procar seats are easy to install with custom mounting brackets available for over 3,000 applications. The all-steel, TIG-welded frames are coated for ultimate strength and durability, while premium-grade fabrics and stitching will stand the test of time. Each Procar seat is built for style and most importantly, optimal comfort.
About Air Flow Research
Founded in 1970 by Ken Sperling, Air Flow Research pioneered the process of CNC porting cylinders heads which is now common practice in today’s automotive industry. Over the last 45 years we have been defining technological leadership and flow dynamics in the pursuit of increased performance. This commitment has enabled Air Flow Research to find themselves on the fastest race cars and the most powerful street machines in the country.
Utilizing modern manufacturing techniques and the latest in machinery, such as a Browne & Sharpe Coordinate Measuring Machine, fifteen Haas’ 5-AXIS CNC machines, three Mazaks, four Newen Epoch valve machines, Two Mori Seiki 42 pallet systems, and three VF4 Haas machines. AFR stays true to this commitment by manufacturing each piece in our Valencia, California facility just 30 minutes north of Los Angeles.
For more information visit www.airflowresearch.com