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Paint can be that, and it's one thing that's not handled in-house at Diversified. As Copeland says, A guy might get away with an 85 percent job of fabrication, but an 85 percent job on paint just doesn't cut it. And here's a fact we've witnessed many times Take any time estimate you get from any paint shop, double it, then add a week. Same with custom fabricators. More advice for do-it-yourselfers Many guys just can't build a car all at once. When a guy is doing a long-term project, he has to...

Holley Dominator Carburetor

There have been a lot of different carburetors over the years, but Holley carbs are the undisputed leader in the performance arena, powering more race cars than all other carburetors corn-toed And the baddest of them all from Holley is the Dominator 4500, which was designed for Ford's SOHC 429 NASCAR engine in 1968. Everything about the Dominator was bigger than with other carburetors today you can get them with up to 1,250 cfm of flow-more than that after some outside carb tuners are done with...

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Lifters Are Overrated

Thanks to near-perfect styling, brilliant fab work, and an 8.87 average during the first three days, this solid-axle, Two-Lane Blacktop-inspired '55 had the approval of nearly everyone who laid eyes on it and was a serious threat in the Modified Power-Adder class. When it mangled a pair of Isky solid roller lifters and the accompanying cam lobes in front of an ice cream stand somewhere in Ohio, no one expected Green Bay resident Rick Kornowski to pull up to the starting line in Pennsylvania the...

Modified Poweradder Winner

Todd Maschmeier's '68 Camaro pushed the Modified Power-Adder rules to the limit with its chassis mods, and it dominated the field. We'll have to go back to the drawing board since the rules haven't changed much over the last three years, and Todd's car pointed out a small but serious flaw. The gray first-gen put on a show, pulling the wheels and breaking into the 7s once during the week. He took the win with an 8.15 average thanks to an engine that was reportedly pulled out of a boat just days...

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Pintsized Performer

Very few of the English Ford Thames panels were exported in the '40s and '50s, which makes this one pretty rare. Not too many 12.60 cars are capable of hoisting the hoops 3 feet in the air like Canadian Spank)' Goodin's '49 model, either, which makes it even more special. But most of all, we're willing to bet money that nobody but Spanky bought a Thames at age 14 and is still finessing it 40-plus years later. The car he learned to drive in is the same one he finished Drag Week with, going quick...

Pro Street Naturally Aspirated Winner

With only three cars entered in Pro Street from Illinois had plenty of grunt under the Naturally Aspirated, Darrin Pape had a hood with a punched-out LSI displacing good shot of winning. Clark Rosenstengels 427 ci with Callies, Oliver, and Diamond entry broke early, but Darrin still had to parts in the short-block. LS6 heads, a Beck finish ahead of Radar Watkins' 12-second EFI system, and a Comp 0.623-lift roller Plymouth Fury. The lightweight '73 Vega cam put an untold amount of power to a...

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Stuff To Take With

For your first track day, you don't need to worn' about taking along a bunch of tools beyond the basics plus a tire gauge and a portable compressor, but as your level of experience progresses, you will want to do more junk to the car at the track and will need some tools. For the first time, just take a folding lawn chair and a cooler full of water and other beverages (staying hydrated with water is very important, especially at hot tracks like Buttonwillow in California, where we did this...

Tech Center

> Forged Cabinets lined every wall in the shop that wasn't cloaked in Snap-on hardware, and painter to the stars Mike Lavallee and his trusty airbrush made sure they inspire anyone in the shop to build great things. Look closely and you'll spot the trick he uses to lay out the huge graphic design. That's an overhead projector in the bottom of the photo with a transparent print of the design being projected onto the cab.net. > The fabrication area is almost too nice to work in. We have...

The Fastest Street Car In America

Fact There are 7-second street cars cruising America today. Let that idea sink in for a minute. Its true. At Drag Week', there were cars that blitzed the 1320 in less than 8 seconds, some at more than 200 mph, and then the drivers packed up everything into the trunk or onto a trailer hitched up between the wheelie bars, and then hit the road. These guys drove, not rode, to four more tracks and kept on making all-out passes for five days while piloting their cars through torrential rains,...

The Fugs

> How you apex a turn depends on how fast you can go through it. Every corner has a geometric line, which is the smoothest line through a corner, and the apex is the point at which you're closest to the inside edge of the corner. Drivingthis line allows you to use all the track and carry the most average speed through the corner. However, in many cases (depending on what comes after the turn) the speed at corner exit is more important than the speed at corner entry, so many drivers use a...

The Right Tool F0rthe

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The Ultimate In Hiperformance Street Engines

A trend-setting guide to building the hottest new cars on the street rod scene- '49-54 Chevrolets. It begins with development and identiticaton of the various models and what to look lor when buying a project car. You're then guided through the process of construction from the ground up chassis' suspension, engine transmission 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...

Tips

One thing we discovered during our Miller Cup racing experience was to use YouTube to learn the track. Search the site for in-vehicle videos of cars similar to yours driving around the course you're going to run. Trust us, there's a video on there, and it will > Our guinea pig for the day was HOT ROD videographer Jason Lewis' '82 Camaro Z28. He bought it dirt cheap and plugged in a 290hp GM crate 350, a T5G six-speed transmission, Hotchkis suspension parts, and a homebuilt rollcage. The tires...

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It's been a provocative past few weeks here at HOT ROD. The collective editorial staff has flung itself into extraordinary bouts of bench racing about ludicrous story possibilities for future issues as we constandy seek to shape the magazine. There's been an influx of personality with the staff additions that we like to call Mike Finnegan (staff editor) and Jason Lewis (videographer). They've pounded on the cage, and Kinnan and I are trying to step off the hamster wheel. The conversation that...

When Good Hoses Go

> When was the last time you could tie up your racing hose in knots A whole new generation of PTFE-core, lightweight braided hoses has appeared that is compatible with just about every fluid out there. And the bend radius is tighter than anything that's come before. > This is what a rubber-core racing hose looks like just before it starts leaking chunks out of its inside lay er, debris floating around, and discolored rubber. A simple way to test if rubber hoses are bad is to quickly...

Your First Track

> Most organizations provide transponders that are zip-tied to your car to time the laps. > Most organizations provide transponders that are zip-tied to your car to time the laps. > Listen to the loudspeaker for when they call your class. While a different group is out on the track and nearing the end of its session, they will call the next class to pit lane. Drive there, get in line, and wait for the official to point you onto the track. Then drive it like you stole it. > Listen to the...

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Yover Adversity

J Larry Larson left and Jeff Lutz right, with his son Jeffrey Lutz in the middle) aren't at each other's throats even though they're racing against each other. I'm constantly amazed by the resilience shown by some people and how they overcome tremendous odds to not only keep going, but to succeed. Did you hear the story about the quadruple amputee who swam across the English Channel Seriously, with no arms and prosthetic legs (with fins for feet), 42-year-old Philippe Croizon swam the cold,...

Ford 347 Build And Max Compression Ratio

I'm in the process of gathering parts for my small-block Ford rebuild. I'm thinking about a 34 ci stroker kit with S.4-inch rods. Here is what I have already '90 roller lifter 302 block AFR 185 heads, S8cc chambers, 2.02-inch intake valves (PN 1388) Comp Cams 280HR hydraulic roller cam (PN 35-314-8) Comp Cams steel full-roller rockers, 1.6 1 ratio Comp Cams rocker stud girdle Comp Cams double rollertimingchain (I'll use the position that gives the most valve clearance) Fel-Pro head gasket...

The Erod Engines

GM Performance Parts is saving us from avoiding the smog-era cars with its new line of E-Rod crate engines. The E-Rod series is the result of negotiations by SEMA, which connected the right people in government with the right people at GM to offer a package of late-model engines that will be deemed emissions compliant with an E.O. number when installed in any pre-OBD-II (generally '95-and-earlier) vehicle. In many areas, there are already laws that allow for legal engine swaps provided that the...

Ford Six Buildup

As a big fan of unique engine combinations, I'm seriously considering building up a 300ci Ford Six for my muscle car project. I know they make great torque, and there are cams, intakes, headers, and many other parts available forthem. Can you give me some hop-up tips and perhaps a handle on power numbers for a naturally aspirated, carbed 300 Chris, I'm going to assume you're not building some wimp tow truck but instead are contemplating a serious performance muscle car engine. If that's the...

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Exide Start Positive Stay Positive

gt Drag Week claimed Jeff Lutz's cylinder head. Start Positive. Stay Positive. Reliability. Whether you're running an errand or going to the park to play fetch with your best friend, you need a battery you can rely on. Exide NASCAR Extreme batteries feature our advanced Silver Shield protection, which stands up to heat corrosion and combines superior anti-shock design with long-lasting starting power. In other words, it keeps on going so you can too. Want more positive news Go to...

Geoff Dugopolski Racing

Bubba is 6'A feet tall with a heart of gold. Danny Morrison is the only person to enter and finish every single Drag Week event. He's also wrenched on and bailed out more competitor cars than anyone else in the history of Drag Week . Among other saves this year, when he heard that Unlimited racer Jeff Lutz was tearing apart his engine in the last few hours of competition to fix it and take a shot at making a 6-second pass, Danny grabbed his tools and friends and headed right over to Jeff's pit...

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We always get the most reader feedback from doing different, zany, or controversial stories, and the Nov. '10 issue featured two such stories. We knewthe rat rod cover story would elicit opinions on both sides of the fence and figured the Vette Hack story would likewise generate some mail, but oh man, we had no idea. Here are some of the reactions to both. Rob Kinnan I loved the article on rat rods, thanks in no small part to the lack of sideways ball caps and iron crosses which were only...

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Powered Mustang

When was the last time you watched any car go 10.69 on BFGoodrich Radial T As Not drag radials, radial-radials Sometimes the struggle between man and machine is to handcraft the unexpected, and sometimes the metal is actually fiberglass. We didn't expect much from Bobby Russo's little red '64 Corvette when it pulled up to the line in Ohio, and when it quietly rolled away from the Tree, we actually turned our heads back to the burnout box to see what was coming up next. The track announcer let...