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Detroit Editor Bill McGuire THE PERFORMANCE GROUP ON THE WEB www.carcraft.com www.chevyhiperformance.com www.hotrod.com www.moparmusclemagazine.com www.modifiedmustangsandfords.com www.mustangmonthly.com www.50mustangandsuperfords.com SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES Email call 800 800-4681 (386 442-638S international), or write to Hot Rod, P.O. Box 420235, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0235. Please include name, address, and phone number on any inquiries. For change of address, six weeks' notice required. Send...

Fierce Firebird

Bob Bertelsen Columbiana, OH 72 Pontiac Firebird Engine Trans Mast Motorsport 416ci LS3 with VVT 4L80E built by Bowler Transmissions Cooling system Mast Motorsports water pump, a Flex-a-lite aluminum radiator, and dual fans Accessory drive system Vintage Air FrontRunner Engine mounts Detroit Speed Engineering subframe and mounts Trans mount Custom fabricated Headers Sanderson Fuel system Custom stainless steel fuel cell, a Walbro pump, and Mast Motorsports Black Label fuel rails Oil pan Stock...

How To Hotrod Any Vintage Engine

Back in the day, hot rodders didn't have an enormous speed parts industry, and the Internet was more science fiction than Dick Tracy's watch phone, so they had to make their cars faster with their ingenuity and sweat. You might have to as well if you have an oddball engine that nobody makes parts for. Next month, Marian Davis goes into detail about how to hot-rod any engine and stuff you need to think about in the process. Included in the story is some information on Pete Aardema's various...

Hurst Driveline Conversions

Ourtrans-swap components came from Hurst Oriveline Conversions, a name that includes a historic brand but that may not be familiar. Formerly Classic Motorsports Group, the company is now part of the Hurst B& M family and is one of Tremec's preferred specialists in swapping late-manual overdrive transmissions into older cars. Varied tiers of kits are available so an installer can purchase only the components required for any application a transmission purchase is not required. The kit we used...

Innovation Inteboiiy Performance

Comolete Chassis Harnesses -Fuel Injection Installation Harnesses The Painless Way To Install Fuel Injection In Your Car Street Rods - Choose from 10 universal kits with either 8, 12 or 18 circuits for T-Buckets ail the way to High Tech Fat Fendered Sedans. Classic Trucks - Choose from 4 universal 12 or 18 circuit truck kits and 7 model-specific applications. Muscle Cars - From Tri-Five Chevys to Novas, Camaros, Mustangs and Mopars, we've got the ideal 12, 14 or 18 circuit harnesses for your...

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Make Me A Widow

I never got to experience growing up in ZZ Top's American lowrider culture or see Elvis' Pink Cadillac hot off the line, but I dreamed of the day I'd have my own beast, candy-coated, garage-kept, and all-season driven. That may never happen thanks to a bunch of yuppie hippies who have forced their go-green propaganda monies down congress's throat. Call me a drama queen if you will, but I really get sick over the possibility of living to see the day they literally crush my hot rod dreams. I'm an...

Medley And Mcgurk Honored

The masthead of our second issue Feb. '48) introduced a young Oregon artist named Tom Medley to HOT ROD'S readership. Alongside Tom's name, fledging publisher Robert E. Petersen listed the new hire's responsibilities as Cartoons and Humor. Medley has been dishing out both ever since technically accurate illustrations that entertain while educating hot rodders and karters and warm humor for everyone fortunate enough to meet the man. It was historian and journalist Dick Martin who decided 90...

New Lightweight Wheels From Weld

If your hot rod runs big power under the hood and you want a wheel that can take the abuse, then look to Weld Racing for yournew rollers. Since l,200hpand 1,580-pound loads are no problem, these wheels are perfect for today's most powerful hot rods. The S 1 pictured , like the rest of the RT-S series, is built from three-piece forgings that are welded together for the ultimate in design flexibility. A large selection of offsets, widths, and pad heights is available, so you can run drum brakes...

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ST 5A 1-800-550-4318 www.tirerack.com Jo nuso > The E-Rod Z28 received 430 hp in a box with a complete LS3 E-Rod crate motor from GM Performance Parts. The'10 Corvette engine has catalytic converters and other components to aid in emissions inspection. This engine is available for automatic transmissions under PN 19244805 and for sticks as PN 19256482. HOT ROD's Rubber-Nose Camaro Rises Above Its Humble, lPOhp Origins With a 430hp LS3 Transplant. Photography Wes Allison and Bill McGuire Last...

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A trend-setting guide to building the hottest new cars on the street rod scene- '49-54 Chevrolets It begins with development and identrticaton of the various models and what to look for when buying a project car. You're then guided through the process of construction from the ground up chassis' suspension. enginertransmission rearend. electrical, interior, bodywork paint and all the other information you'll need to build your version of the '09 Road Tour Chevy. With quality construction and...

This Is Your Locker

Build your automotive career with your own two hands. AUTOMOTIVE MOTORCYCLE MARINE DIESEL COLLISION REPAIR Get hands-on training Train with certified industry instructors Choose from campus locations nationwide Financial Aid available to those who qualify 4 of 5 graduates are placed in a career in their field of study* MSC 800 812 Source Data on File UTI, Inc., 2009 > It's rough, but that's what's cool about it. I can't wait to see the puzzled looks on the faces of Prius drivers. I went to...

Ultimate Ls Cylinder

We Step Up the Power With a 468ci Engine To Log the Performance of Nine LS3 Rectangle-Port Heads. Loyal HRM readers will no doubt remember our Ultimate Chevy LS Cylinder Head Test in the Dec. '10 issue in which we tested 11 different LS1 LS6 cathedral-port-style heads. In this issue we're doing the same thing, but with LS3 L92 rectangular-port heads. Included are dedicated castings from Mast Motorsports and Procomp Motorsport, y ve different CNC-ported stock castings from various manufacturers,...

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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...

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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

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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...