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Bigblock Naturally Aspirated Winner

Collin Williams' '99 Camaro SS is painted Hugger Orange, but it doesn't exactly hug the road. In fact, almost ever)' pass this car made was wheels up by a lot. The combo is as serious as a heart attack an LSX 454 with parts from Callies and Manley filling up the bottom end and a set of massaged GM L92 castings working with an Edelbrock intake and a Demon 1030 carb. A Comp hydraulic roller stick actuates the valves, and an MSD Digital 6 box provides the spark. A TH400 transfers a reported 550...

Bigblock Power Adderwinner

Rick Pr speros '65 Nova wagon was fast last year, and it blew everyone's doors off this time around, running more than half a second quicker. The Chevy 46lei big-block is based on a '76 Chevy truck block with an Eagle rotating assembly. AFR 357 CNC heads provide bigtime flow and a 0.590-lift, 260-degree-duration Cam Motion stick moves the valves. This was all intended for a centrifugal blower, but the final answer was twin 80mm BorgWarner turbos. The combo puts 1,300 hp and 1,100 lb-ft to a...

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Event Level

Congratulations to James Rowlett, winner of the '10 HOT ROD magazine Power Tour Event Sweepstakes, who is now smoking the hides in the '10 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indy pace car. James traveled to Pulaski, Tennessee, where Ed Murrey of Murrey Chevrolet ( MurreyChevrolet .com presented him with the keys to the Camaro. Joining Ed and James was Tommy Lee Byrd of Coker Tire, our Cruise Night Sponsor for the '10 tour in Chattanooga, who snapped the images shown here, including the smoky burnout right...

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Aggressive Fuel Additives and New Lightweight Materials Technology Are Radically Changir Fuel Hose Market. Here's What You Need To y Are Radically Changing the Performance Photos Marian Davis and the manufacturers That old rubber hose, it ain't what it used to be. Today's aggressive fuel additives have greatly shortened the life span of traditional rubber-based hoses. The performance and racing fuel-hose market is on the verge of its biggest transformation in the last 50 years. Ever since the...

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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...

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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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George Browning is the iron man who drove alone from Sarasota, Florida, and made 28 passes in a row on the last day of Drag Week for a grand total of 70 passes for the 70-year-old. He was at the starting line in his bright-blue '26 Ford Model T so many times that we should have given him lap times instead of e.t. slips. It looked like he never even set up a spot in the pits. And why would he The car is powered by a stock, fuel-injected Mustang 302, and it proved reliable enough to make the...

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Straight-six would mount to the old-style block. I think it would be a neat engine build using modem technology on the classic Chevy six. In a word, no. The 4.2L (254ci) '02 to '09 Vortec 4200 straight-six (RPO LL8) is a completely new design that has nothing in common with any earlier Chevy straight-six except the number of cylinders. Compared with the old six, the new engine's head is wider, the block is longer, and the mounting pattern is completely different. The engine has four valves per...

Oil Consumption

I bought a new '02 GM 4S4 425hp crate engine. It has used oil since new. My friend also noticed blue smoke from the exhaust under hard acceleration. I have 5,000 miles on this engine. There is no problem with performance. It is not unusual for big-block Chevys to consume some oil overtime. Forthe record, GM considers abnormal oil consumption on a bigblock to be more than 1 quart per 1,000 miles and or 100 gallons of fuel use, not otherwise due to an external leak. That said, blue smoke out the...

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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...

Pro Street Poweradder Winner

Eric Yost was back again with Jeff Pearley's third-gen Firebird that won HOT ROD's '10 Top Speed Shootout running 241.408 mph at Maxton's standing mile. This year, the road-weary car became known as the Dirt)' Bird, and unlike last year when Yost broke the car on the last day and handed the win to Mike Roy, Eric was ready for anything. That was a good thing because on the first day, the car couldn't be certified to run in the 7s because it was missing a few bars in the rollcage that an...

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Smallblock Naturally Aspirated Winner

Mike Crow is a repeat offender who bagged his third class win with his '73 'Cuda, our Dec. '09 cover car. The Plymouth went 10.36 on Day 1 at National Trail and never looked back, averaging 10.47 for the trophy and free stuff. Except for the time he tried to remove a manhole cover from tire road with his chassis (and it left a chunk attached to the car see the pic), his week was pretty smooth. The 420ci Mopar is stuffed with a BRC crank, Oliver rods, and JE pistons. W9 Mopar heads, an Elgin...

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HOT ROD would like to thank the following individuals and companies for their contributions to our shop Forged Cabinets custom made rat rod metal cabinets) Haier America (Kegorator, refrigerator, ice maker) Lumber Liquidators flooring for lounge area) Industrial Metal Supply (materials for railings Mike Lavallee (airbrushingand murals) Direct Lift (carand motorcycle lifts) Swisstrax (flooringfor motorcycle shop area) Hot Rod Grill (barbecue) Hot Rod Bar Stools Original Parts Group (reproduction...

Speed

I've been reading about the HOT ROD Top Speed Challenge and am feelingthe need for some real speed. Maxton and Bonneville may be a dream, but the Race the Base event at Cold Lake Alberta may be possible in the near future. Is there a formula for calculating the horsepower needed for a certain top speed There are lots of online calculators for quarter-mile top speed, but they don't seem to allow forwind resistance. Aerodynamic forces acting on a vehicle become a major factor above 120 mph, so...

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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

Wantagh, New Yorker Frank Romano the highway during the drive to Indy, the speed-shifted the Jerico DR-4 tranny in his pivot ball for the clutch linkage fell apart. A big-block-powered '55 Chevy while running Phillips-head screwdriver fed through the bottom 11 s at the first two stops. When hole in the Z-bar made a suitable roadside he went to downshift and pass a semi on replacement, and he claimed it even felt better through the pedal. Frank's ignition system also crapped out in the heat...

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...

This Is Extra Credit

We've previously reported on guys running 10-second quarter-mile e.t.s in brand-new '11 Mustang GTs with bolt-on parts forthe 5.0 Coyote engine. But we hadn't seen anybody really get inside the engine with serious modifications until we saw Livernois Motorsports'(LivemoisMotorsports.com) latest project a high-compression 5.0 that makes more than 500 hp naturally aspirated. Livernois designed its own pistons that increase the compression ratio from the stock 11.0 1 to more than 12.0 1. The...

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...

Universal Technical Institute

> Livernois borrowed a prototype high-rise intake manifold from Ford Racing Performance Parts. Its tall, straight runners deliver high-velocity airflow at high rpm, much like an old-school tunnel-ram. Look for a similar production part soon. > The unconventional, stegosaurus-style piston-head design features a peak added to each valve relief, which displaces more air in the chamber, effectively raising the compression ratio without havingto carve out the chamber. It looks odd but works. >...

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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...

What To Do Before You Go

Driving your hot rod on a road course is hardest on the tires, brakes, and cooling system, so make sure those are in good shape. You might want to make sure the alignment is on target, too. If in doubt, tell the alignment shop to add more caster and negative camber. If in doubt about the cooling system, drain and flush the coolant and throw in a bottle of Redline Water Wetter or Royal Purple Ice. One thing to note is that some tracks and organizations don't want antifreeze in the cooling...

Wheelie King Of New York

Glen Hunters monster '56 Bel Air yanked the wheels a good 2 feet in the air en route to mid-8-second passes all week. The car is almost too nice to run Drag Week , which is why we like it, and it hauls the mail, too. Motivation comes from a 548-inch big-block Chevy with a Lunati crank, Oliver rods, Diamond pistons, and those trick CFE BMF 385 conventional heads we keep hearing about. A Whipple huffer and twin Dominators top it all off, and the fuel is E85. The power goes through a TH400 and a...

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...

Muscle Car Degals

Any Decal, Any Car, Any Year FirrttnfiCamaro BwcMtsPontec ChereWeB Cimino Plymouth DodjeVopar Mustang i Fords 25 X40X18 value SI 2 00 N0WS9350 32X42X17 value SI 3 00 NOW 10900 50X120X22 value S55200 NOW 542,400 OTHER MODELS & SIZES AVAILABLE 25 X40X18 value SI 2 00 N0WS9350 32X42X17 value SI 3 00 NOW 10900 50X120X22 value S55200 NOW 542,400 OTHER MODELS & SIZES AVAILABLE Compare our prices and our quality. We're all for it Tough, rugged buildings that last Heavy gauge AZ60 Galvalume...

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...

Hose Durability Test

SAEJ30R9 or J30R12 hose may be the most compatible rubber-based hose formulations out there for today's street gas, but they still can't hold a candle to PTFE hose. TechAFX is a business partner with and performance outlet for StanPro CooperStandard's engineered PTFE hose assemblies it asked StanPro to utilize its TS969 ISO- thermal chambers one set at 40 degrees C 104 degrees F the other at 60 degrees C 140 degrees F . At specified time intervals, the hoses were removed and pressure-tested to...

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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...

Bosch

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...

No Slicks Needed

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...