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Raybestos Brakes and Hollywood Hot Rods Conspired To Build This Roadster Pickup With a Very Retro Looking Version of the '11 Ford 5.0 Engine, and No foolin', this is a 5.0L Ti-VCT Coyote V8 out of a new Mustang, as worked over by Hollywood Hot Rods. If you look closely you can see that the lakes-style headers are tri-Ys that's what the new Mustang has so HHR replicated it in the vintage headers using Megs components. Check out the custom valve cover script, a nod to the unofficial internal name...

Stock Gmc Blower Revisited

In reading your answer to Jeff Kopis about the suitability of installing a used, stock GMC 3-21 supercharger from a two-stroke diesel engine on a street gasoline-powered hot rod (Pit Stop, Nov. '10, Stock GMC Blower),the implication that the superchargers on the Jimmy diesel engines scavenge exhaust led me to believe that the exhaust actually goes through the supercharger, when in fact it pushes the exhaust out via bottom ports in the cylinder wall when the piston is at or near bottom dead...

Three Deuces Made Right

My swap meet purchase of three rebuilt Rochester 2GC carbs, an Edelbrock manifold, Speedway progressive linkage, and a Mallory dual-point distributor is not cutting it. The lead and rear carbs, although refurbished, still have the chokes in place. What mods need to be done to make the carbs pure dumpers, and is this a job a novice could tackle I have very little money to pay a rebuilder, and the wife and kids were hocked to buy the setup to begin with. I feel confident the upgraded 32...

The Materfamilias

This months issue has a story about Leah Pruett-Leduc, the amazing young Nostalgia Funny Car champ. It's difficult for any form of media to cover today's many females in drag racing without drawing lines back to Shirley Muldowney. While that connection may grow tiresome for the women in question, there's no doubt that Shirley blazed their trail. And so here goes with a little more retrospective to add to HOT ROD's revealing interview with Shirley in the Apr. '09 issue. The inset photo on the...

Ford Racing Fights Back

We knew our pals in the Ford camp would have somethingto say about ourdeclaring the LS as the hottest thing going. Ford Racing's Jesse Kershaw argued against the LS and in favor of the new 5.0L four-cam engine in the Mustang, citing its lower weight 400 pounds , better looks, more efficient factory power compared with displacement 412 hp from only 302 ci , and the high-tech nature of its variable cam timingthat boosts torque, making it feel like a bigger engine. Jesse says, Twin variable...

Ashley Force Funny Car Destruction

Funny Ashley Force

Ashley Force must hate Maple Grove Raceway Reading, Pennsylvania . She crashed hard there in 2009 and lost two bodies in 2010, one from this big engine explosion. Spectator and HOT ROD reader Charley Powell caught the photo with his Canon Tli and a 250mm lens from the cheap seats. Check out how the violence lifted the rear tires off the ground. Charley said, The concussion made me forget to hold down the shutter for a shot sequence because I wanted to see it firsthand, not through the lens. For...

Sleeper Silverado

Bervil Hillis Sikeston, MO '94 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Engine trans '99 Corvette LSI with a single turbo 4L80E Cooling system L92 truck water pump and a Griffin NASCAR radiator Accessory drive system Stock '02 Chevy Silverado Engine mount Fabricated frame mounts with Energy Suspension polyurethane engine mounts Trans mount Stock crossmember modified for Energy Suspension polyurethane mount Headers Stock driver-side manifold and homemade passenger-side turbo log manifold Fuel system Walbro 255...