One Man’s Ultimate Garage

The Full Octane Garage visits a great friend’s amazing garage and Porsche collection! 6000 sqft garage, 1200 sqft of living space. Definitely a Car Guy! More »

Full Octane Homes Now Available in Middle TN

Full Octane co-founder and long time realtor Curt Curtiss has recently launched Full Octane Homes (HOMES FOR CAR GUYS)! Through his years of collecting cars Curt noticed a gap in the real More »

2017 Cars and Cigars event to support the Make a Wish Foundation!

The Full Octane Garage was enlisted to help contact exotic and classic car owners who were willing to show their cars at the Cars and Cigars event to support the Make a More »

1950 Chevy Five Window Progress Update 03/27/2017

We are making a little more progress on the 50. We got the LS harness all installed and mounted the computer under the passenger seat. We also mounted the fuse box behind More »

2017 Boca Raton Concours

We took some pictures of our visit at the 2017 Boca Raton Concours. More »

1950 Chevy Five Window Progress Update 03/20/2017

We are finally back on the 50 Five Window project again and have made some good progress. Over the weekend we had to finish up painting a few small items. We painted More »

Bugatti Veyron Gets Kicked To The Curb By Soccer Mom Van!

We did a car spotting drive and caught a Bugatti Veyron in a normal neighborhood and it appeared to have been Kicked To The Curb By a Soccer Mom Van! More »

Project GMC LS-Z57 – Day 5 Tear Down – Mar 17, 2017

OK, it is now day 5 and we have completed the final tear down. The only parts left now are the parts we will not be using for the build. Craigslist here More »

Project GMC LS-Z57 – Day 4 Tear Down – Mar 16, 2017

We completed removing all of the parts today that we plan to use and the parts have been delivered to media blast. Now the week or two wait 🙂 More »

Project GMC LS-Z57 – Day 3 Tear Down – Mar 15, 2017

Well we are on Day number 3 (I should say night number 3) of Project GMC LS-Z57 tear down. My friend Allen Pezo came by last night to help speed up the More »

Project GMC LS-Z57 – Day 2 Tear Down – Mar 14, 2017

We made a little more progress on the tear down tonight. So far no surprises, no rust and almost all of the bolts and screws are coming out easy. We did the following More »

Atlanta Motor Speedway Autorama April 22 & 23

The folks with the Atlanta Motor Speedway did an awesome multi-page article on Debby’s 31 Auburn in the Grease Magazine for the upcoming Motorama on Apr 22 & 23. Very cool. More »

Project GMC LS-Z57 – Day 1 Tear Down

Tonight marks the beginning (Day 1) of the Project GMC LS-Z57 Tear Down. We were only able to work a few hours but made a pretty good dent in tear down. We More »

1950 Five Window Update

1950 Five Window Update picture More »

2017 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Citrus Meet

2017 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Citrus Meet & Boca Raton Concours d’elegance More »

The DJI Phantom4 , a Visual Introduction

As the Full Octane Garage continues our quest to improve our quality and content, we bring you, our wonderful viewers, a sample of content to come using our new DJI Phantom4 Drone. More »

Nashville Cars and Coffee 1/21/17

Nashville Cars and Coffee 1/21/17 More »

5 MUST HAVE Accessories for your GMC Denali Sierra Pick Up!

The Full Octane Garage presents the top 5 Accessories for the GMC Denali Sierra Pick Up! More »

A Week with the Jaguar XE

The Full Octane Garage pounced upon the opportunity to drive the new 2017 Jaguar XE 35t for the past week. Check it out as we put the new Jaguar thru its paces! More »

1950 Chevy Truck F-Body Manifold Modification For LS

It was time to start thinking about the exhaust manifold for the LS 5.3 we dropped into our 1950 Chevy Truck project. The frame is very narrow and we were determined to More »

1950 Chevy Five Window Progress Update 01/15/2017

Here is a quick walk around video of the progress on our 1950 Chevy Truck Restorod project as of 1/15/17. More »

Retrofit Modern Gauges in 1950 Chevy Truck

We decided to Retrofit Modern Gauges in our 1950 Chevy Truck project but it turned out to be a bit more complicated that we had anticipated. The Dolphin gauges use a 5 More »

A Mini Monster Truck Catching Nice Air

A Mini Monster Truck Catching Nice Air! More »

Gas Tank Leak? Red Kote Gas Tank Sealer Review & Application

We shot a fairly detailed video of building a new fuel tank and showing a Red Kote Fuel Tank Sealer Review & Application process. More »

The Making Of A Pallet Wood Wall In The Full Octane Garage

This is a little bit of information on Garage decorating and the creation of cool accent walls using old pallet wood. This is a project we started in our basement garage to spruce More »

ICT Billet High Mount Narrow Bay AC Bracket Review (LS1/LS2/LS3 or Vortec 5.3) Part #551352-3

We had bought an ICT Billet A/C Bracket part# 551494-3 and installed iton a 5.3 Vortec LS engine but unfortunately I did not measure where my inner fender wells would line up More »

Nashville Cars And Coffee 12-17-16

This is a preview of a few of the cars that braved the wet roads and attended Nashville Cars And Coffee on 12-17-16. More »

Music City Dream Cars New Showroom Celebration!

Full Octane Garage attended the new showroom Celebration for Music City Dream Cars! Located just off of Armory Drive along side Titan Motoring. What a great time! Go by and check the More »

Eastwood Brake Tube Flaring Tool Review (Item #25304)

This is a non-sponsored review of the Eastwood Brake Tube Flaring Tool (Item #25304). This is the firs time we used the tool and it is worth every penny of the $189.99 More »

DIY Brake Lines Made Easy plus a REVIEW of the Eastwood Brake Tube Flaring Tool

DIY Brake Lines using the Jegs UNIVERSAL BRAKE LINE KIT Item 555-63095 and the  Jegs PROPORTIONING VALVE 555-63022. We used the Eastwood Brake Tube Flaring Tool (Item #25304) for the first time More »

 

One Man’s Ultimate Garage

The Full Octane Garage visits a great friend’s amazing garage and Porsche collection! 6000 sqft garage, 1200 sqft of living space. Definitely a Car Guy!

Full Octane Homes Now Available in Middle TN

Full Octane co-founder and long time realtor Curt Curtiss has recently launched Full Octane Homes (HOMES FOR CAR GUYS)!

Through his years of collecting cars Curt noticed a gap in the real estate market of agents with the expertise in homes with BIG GARAGE SPACE for car and toy storage.  Curt has used his knowledge of being a collector  to create a real estate practice with a focus on homes with significant garage space.

Full Octane Garage is very will connected to the Nashville car community we have a great deal of contracts when it comes to finding just the right place to live with your cars. He also has a customer base who is always looking for listings which have the ability to house multiple cars or big toys.

We look forward to making your car guy/gal dream house a reality.

Visit us at : www.FullOctaneHomes.com

2017 Cars and Cigars event to support the Make a Wish Foundation!

The Full Octane Garage was enlisted to help contact exotic and classic car owners who were willing to show their cars at the Cars and Cigars event to support the Make a Wish Foundation!

Music City Motorcars, Velocity Motorcars and Enterprise Exotic Rental Cars, along with a few individuals such as ourselves, braved the weather in support of the cause. Also in attendance were many of Nashville’s finest restaurants and vendors of wine, whisky, beer and cigars! The weather held off and it turned out to be a great event!

1950 Chevy Five Window Progress Update 03/27/2017

We are making a little more progress on the 50. We got the LS harness all installed and mounted the computer under the passenger seat. We also mounted the fuse box behind the passenger seat and will route all of the wiring under the truck and back up inside the front wheel well to get up to the dash.

We have all of the A/C lines completed and unit installed under the dash. Now we have to do duct work and wiring.

The truck is now on the lift up in the air to complete the wiring and driveshaft install.

2017 Boca Raton Concours

We took some pictures of our visit at the 2017 Boca Raton Concours.

1950 Chevy Five Window Progress Update 03/20/2017

We are finally back on the 50 Five Window project again and have made some good progress.

Over the weekend we had to finish up painting a few small items. We painted the front bumper filler, a hood support, hold hold down and the Vintage Air A/C under dash vents. The vent under the dash comes in a textured black plastic so we decided to sand it smooth and paint it the color of the body. It looks so much better now.

  • Installed the door latches finally got the doors to close properly.
  • Finished hanging the under dash portion of the vintage air, had to make all the brackets since there were none.
  • Drilled holes and installed the side mirrors

I still need to figure out how the windows and tracks go back in the doors, that is a project for another day 🙂

Bugatti Veyron Gets Kicked To The Curb By Soccer Mom Van!

We did a car spotting drive and caught a Bugatti Veyron in a normal neighborhood and it appeared to have been Kicked To The Curb By a Soccer Mom Van!

Project GMC LS-Z57 – Day 5 Tear Down – Mar 17, 2017

OK, it is now day 5 and we have completed the final tear down. The only parts left now are the parts we will not be using for the build.

Craigslist here I come, chassis, engine, trans and drive train. Time to move this stuff on to the next owner 🙂

Project GMC LS-Z57 – Day 4 Tear Down – Mar 16, 2017

We completed removing all of the parts today that we plan to use and the parts have been delivered to media blast. Now the week or two wait 🙂

Project GMC LS-Z57 – Day 3 Tear Down – Mar 15, 2017

Well we are on Day number 3 (I should say night number 3) of Project GMC LS-Z57 tear down. My friend Allen Pezo came by last night to help speed up the tear down progress so we can get the body to media blast this week. We made GREAT progress last night and later today will be the last part which is lifting the cab off the chassis. Here is a short video of a walk around after tear down.

There were only 3 bold that broke off and everything else mostly came off very easy. You have to love a truck from California.

The only rust I have found and it is very minor is in the back of the lower passenger fender. The rest is just light surface rust.

So it has been 3 nights to get to this point. You will see we did not remove the bed sides or steps because we are making it a short bed so I already have brand new sides and steps.