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This is Robin Lawrence's rolling R& D center for GM Performance Parts' LS program, but truth be told, it's even more exciting to see the Nova in action We have to give credit where credit is due. If you ever happen to see Lawrence in the pit area, be sure to stop by and say hello. He's a class act. Assuming he isn't scrambling to the staging lanes, he'll be more than happy to rap with you about the chassis, powertrain, and everything LS related. NAME Robin Lawrence HOMETOWN Galesburg, IL...

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Basic Disc Brake Package

Convert to power disc brakes and retain a stock ride height with our stock spindle brake kits. Simple bolt-on installation with no modifications required. Comes unassembled as shown. Shown with cross-drilled rotor and braided hose upgrades. Front - starting at '575 ktt Rear- starting at '599 kit Complete (F& R) '1099 kit BIG BRAKE SPINDLES FOR 15 WHEELS These new and revised spindles allow you to add 12 disc brakes and drop your car 2 without changing the car's geometry. Will accept most 15...

Battle Of The Titans

Paul Major is no stranger to the Outlaw Drag Radial scene and has been making big noise with his wicked 454ci powerplant and monster 88mm twin-turbo setup. When it came to the LSX Shootout, Major swapped out the conventional mule for a 427ci LSX small-block with twin 76mm turbos and was able to produce mid-7-second performance during his first outing. Like a true sportsman, Major did credit a laundry list of people who have helped him, but also wanted to note Job Spetter Jr. from Turbo People...

Beltdrive Benefits

The advantages of using a mechanical fuel pump over an electric pump in extremely high-horsepower applications are substantial. All electric fuel pumps exhibit a flow curve that declines with pressure, simply because the electric motor that turns the pump has a fixed amount of torque and consequently slows down as the fuel pressure, or work load, increases. Conversely, Aeromotive says that the loss in flow as pressure rises is virtually nonexistent with its G-Rotor mechanical pump design. This...

Body

Al sandblasted the body and replaced the rear quarters, but chose fiberglass compounds for the hood bumpers, and front fenders for his racer. The rest of the body was clean and wrinkle-free. Lou's Performance got the smoothing and painting contract. On went the PPG custom red. Then the Camaro went to Sile Ink Studios in Sun Valley for the succulent, out-of-the-box flames and graphics package. When it came time to put the whole thing back together, Al got sweat and sinew from buds Leo Zamora and...

Bottom Line

Get your project cars moving safely without drama. While a simple hydraulic hand-jack at home would do the same trick, to get this project going and for ease of illustration, we pulled the old Camaro onto a lift and raised it off the ground. Noyo Miramontes started by removing the front tires to gain access to the old rotors. While a simple hydraulic hand-jack at home would do the same trick, to get this project going and for ease of illustration, we pulled the old Camaro onto a lift and raised...

Breaking It Down

At one time or another we all end up taking our rides for granted and paying the price. Case in point, when vehicles sit idle for a while you can kiss your joints and bushings goodbye. Without the movement of the car's suspension, grease doesn't get distributed and the factory rubber bushings dry out and turn to junk, turning literally to stone. They can no longer be relied on to do their job. Sure, they will work, but as soon as that suspension begins to articulate and twist again they become...

Breathing

If you haven't considered a carburetor spacer, here's something to keep in mind. They don't require much effort to install, generally have the potential to free up extra power, don't require any maintenance, and are pretty affordable. If you considered all the other aftermarket products on the market that offer the same power benefits, you wouldn't even be able to come close to the bang-for-the-buck that these spacers offer. So what does a carburetor spacer do In a nutshell, adding a carburetor...

Bulletproof Baby

QI am considering a small-block engine build for my '85 Chevy pickup. I am not interested in a high-revving engine. I'm looking to build a torque monster, a high-torque tow vehicle. I have a used 350 four-bolt block with a two-piece rear main and cranks that I could build into a 355. Or I could stroke it and build a 383. Or I could sell them and use the money toward a Dart 400-cid short-block. In the end, by the time I get a roller cam and rockers and all the other goodies, the total dollar...

Calculating Flow Requirements

In the past, fuel pump manufacturers have rated their offerings based on gallons per hour of flow at an unspecified pressure, with no reference to test voltage. In the real world, this gave no indication of the horsepower that could be supported by their pumps. By choosing to assign a horsepower rating, along with publishing flow information at actual pressures and realistic voltages, Aeromotive has broken the mold and raised the bar for the industry. In the Aeromotive catalog, each pump...

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Core Charges

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Deadhead Vs Returnstyle Systems

Although most carbureted motors utilize deadhead-type fuel system, there is much potential for improvement in flow and pressure control by incorporating bypass regulators and return lines. This is particularly true with fuel pumps that don't have their own bypass capability. In the grand scheme of things, there isn't a single fuel system performance standard that doesn't improve when converting from a static (deadhead) to a dynamic (return-style) system. By running a bypass regulator, the pump...

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Early Iron Flow

QI have been clawing my way through the Internet, looking for small-block Chevy head flow data. Specifically the mid-'60s double-hump heads with the casting numbers of either 3782461 or 3782461X. If you could point me to a website that has this info, I would be very thankful. Red Slover Norco, CA A The early iron double-hump, or camelback, cylinder heads flow very similarly. The 461, 462, 486, and 492 heads all had very similar port volumes and valve sizes. Most of these came equipped with...

Efficient Nitrous Technology On The Planet

When you combine patented ZEX technology with a sleek, powder-coated black bottle & supporting components, you get the best looking, best performing nitrous systems on the market. With a bold new look & exceptional power potential, our Blackout Nitrous Systems will put your carbureted hot rod ahead of the competition on the street or the strip. Perimeter Plate Blackout Nitrous Systems 82020B & 82311B Square Flange 82048B & 82312B Dominator Flange 1 Includes black powder-coated...

El Cam Overdrive

QI've been a subscriber for years and love the rag. I have a '74 El Camino SS 454 with a factory big-block and a TH400, a 10-bolt with a 3.73 1 Posi. The engine has a Performer RPM Air Gap, a 750 Holley double-pumper, headers, and a camshaft with approximately 230 duration at 0.050 inch tappet lift. The automatic is quick but boring. I want to swap in a five- or six-speed manual. What would fit the best I don't want to cut up the tunnel more than I have to. Thanks. Paul Van Slyke Amherst, NY A...

Electric Vs Mechanical Pumps

Electric fuel pumps make up the vast majority of pumps produced and sold by Aeromotive. They're uniquely flexible, able to serve in both low- and high-horsepower applications, and work on the street, at the track, and in EFI or carbureted applications. Done right, they just flat-out work. Over the years, racers and enthusiasts have historically moved from diaphragm-style mechanical pumps to high-performance electric pumps when they need more flow. Nonetheless, as horsepower levels climb,...

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Feed Lines

After spending the time to select the appropriately sized fuel pump for the application, sizing out the feed line is rather straightforward. According to Aeromotive, the size of the line from the tank to the pump follows one simple rule of thumb Don't make it smaller than the pump's inlet port size, and don't hesitate to make it bigger if you can. This is easy to figure out with AN-style pump ports. For example, if the pump inlet port is AN -10, use AN -10 or larger fuel supply line, and make...

Fill It With Eastwood

For a majority of the El Camino's bodywork, we used Eastwood products, including Rage Gold Lightweight body filler (PN 12712ZP). This filler provides a unique ingredient (Hattonite) that reduces the heat and friction created by aggressive sanding. It also contains ZNX-7 for adhesion to galvanized steel and aluminum. Plus, it's stain resistant for use with basecoat clearcoat paints, and the USC Blue cream hardener is included. For a majority of the El Camino's bodywork, we used Eastwood...

Filters

The bottom line is that a filter must flow what the pump is capable of flowing, essentially acting as if it's invisible to the pump. Accomplishing this requires optimizing porosity-or micron rating-and the filtering medium's surface area. Extensive testing has proven that any fuel filter with a micron rating less than 100 is too restrictive for the suction side of a fuel pump. On the flip side, fuel pumps are not nearly as sensitive on the pressure side. Consequently, micron ratings of 10 to 40...

Front Seat Upholstery

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Fuel Logs

A billet adjustable fuel log is a slick way to feed your carburetor, but many drag racers have shied away from them in the past due to sloppy clearances and poor fitment. Telescoping logs help alleviate some fitment issues since they have some flexibility and enable one log to fit several carburetors that share the same float-bowl-style inlets. Aeromotive took this concept a step further by not only making its fuel log a telescoping design, but also adding a ball-and-socket joint to each of the...

Garage

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Gbody Parts

Another great source for '78-83 Malibu parts and other G body stuff is Dixie MonteCarlo Depot, in Midland, North Carolina. These guys even have reproduction stuff for the B-pillar and for the stuff surrounding the back side windows. They are great in terms of knowledge and service. Reach them at 877.24.DIXIE or www.dixiemontecarlo.com. Paul Kennedy Kingston, Ontario, Canada very helpful with cam and head selection. Let us know what he's up to when he gets back down to SoCal. Marion Keepper Via...

Get The Hookup

' Makes waxing easier & longer lasting Heading out to Memphis has always proven to be a good time, and for this trip we were on our way to check out the 2nd Annual GM Performance Parts LSX Shootout Hosted by the National Muscle Car Association (NMCA), these guys have started a new annual ritual to be put into action at the NMCA World Finals at Memphis Motorsports Park. Although we missed the incredible action last year, you better believe we weren't about to make the same mistake again. But...

Get Your

Most people have probably forgotten this by now, but many muscle cars weren't equipped with passenger-side rearview mirrors from the factory. This prompted many owners to buy cheap aftermarket pieces, and they often ended up in the wrong location. The prep stage is a perfect opportunity to weld these holes shut and reposition the mirror in the right location. Moreover, all handles, locks, badges, and miscellaneous trim pieces need to be removed as well, as it's impossible to sand around them.

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Gm Boltin

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Grease The Zerks

It may not be one of the things that gets overlooked, but this CPP kit comes with brand-new Zerk fittings. These fittings feed each point of movement with fresh grease to keep things moving freely. We installed each Zerk into its proper points and liberally greased it with a grease gun. With the front suspension nearly complete, we couldn't leave out the brake dust shields. Miramontes spent an unbelievable amount of time getting them to look good. Trust us, it's well worth the effort. With the...

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Hidden Horrors

To save time and money, we removed everything, including the bumpers, door handles, grille, headlight assembly, tail lamps, and every bit of trim. Diving in head-first, Arthur Rubio led the team on the El Camino's body surfaces. Using a combination of double-action and long-board sanders with 36- to 40-grit sandpaper, the team began to cut through the layers of orange paint to find fresh metal, only to uncover the ugly underneath. Diving in head-first, Arthur Rubio led the team on the El...

Highoctane

If you're into chess, then you'll dig this. Jeremy Twiggs from Rev Rods in Murphy, North Carolina, sent us a link of his latest creation a complete chess set created out of used engine and transmission parts. Here's a list of how everything was created. For more information on availability and pricing, check them out at www.revrods.com. -HD Pawns Lifters Rooks Bolt with suspension castle nut welded on top Knights Valvespring with a rocker arm welded on top Bishop Intake valve Queen Piece of...

Hydroboost Braking Systei

No vacuum, no problem Use your power steering pump to deliver 1800psi with our Hydroboost Braking System. Shown with optional chrome upgrade. Starting at '595 kit MCPV-1 master cyinderonly - Staring at '199 kit The latest kit to be added to CPP's parts list. Includes stock height disc conversion spindles, OEM type dust shields and brackets, caliper adapter brackets, and hardware. Works with most 15 and larger wheels. Drop Ktt - Staring at '299 kit Stock Ktt (shown) - Saving at ' 189 kit

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The Sunnen balance machine is a beautiful piece of machinery. It makes balancing relatively straightforward, telling the machinist where to drill, what size drill bit to use, and how much weight to remove. 1. How much weight to remove from the front of the crankshaft, in grams. 2. What angle the crankshaft needs to be at to remove weight from the front. 3. What angle the crankshaft is currently sitting. 4. What angle the crankshaft needs to be at to remove weight from the back. How much weight...

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His black '66 Chevelle is all business and powered by a 10.5 1 468ci bigblock. Inside, the rat swings an Eagle forged crank with Scat forged H-beam rods, and a Comp bumpstick is used for the monster lift numbers. Up top, an 850-cfm Holley is resting on a Edelbrock Victor Jr. manifold and a pair of GM iron oval-port cylinder heads. Larry and his better half, Nancy, love hitting the local cruises, and we can see why, especially when they get to row the gears through a Richmond four-speed CHP ARP...

Interior

Nothing says sleeper like a bench seat and a column shifter. The original yellow interior was recovered in black with seat covers, carpet, and trim parts from OPG. A set of G-Force five-point harnesses anchors front occupants into place. Modern touches include a Billet Specialties steering wheel, an Auto Meter tach, a Vintage Air A C system, and a Sony stereo. An aftermarket four-wheel disc conversion is on the wish list, but the stock front discs and rear drums work just fine for now....

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Lemony Fresh

If you're into motorsport shenanigans, then there's a good chance you have already heard of the 124 Hours of LeMons. If you haven't, you're in for a treat. This event started in Northern California in 2006 as a spoof of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race. If you didn't know, Le Mans features high-caliber endurance cars that are designed to run reliably at peak performance with minimal downtime. Demanding Yes, in every aspect of the event, from the mechanics of the vehicles to the pure...

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Mcpv1 Master Cylinder

Tune your brakes with our master cylinder, adjustable proportioning valve, metering valve and stop light all in one package. The unique shape allows it be located on the firewall, under dash or on the frame just about All CPP parts have a lifetime guarantee. Prices subject to change without notice. Please note that kits and prices may vary between certain applications. Toll Free (800) 830-7657 Tech Line (714) 522-2000 Fax (714) 522-2500 175 E. Freedom Avenue Anaheim, CA 92801...

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Bodywork Is Plagued With Pitfalls That Can Cost You Time and Money. We Asked the Experts for Their Advice on How to Stretch Your Restoration Buck. Who knew that loitering could be so productive It turns out that hanging out at a highend body shop and asking a bunch of annoying questions actually pays off. To get the lowdown on bodywork, we spent the day at Austin's Collision & Body Works (Austin, Texas), a high-caliber restoration facility that's built more six-figure musclecars, street...

Moroso Is The Leader When It Comes To Building Ignition Wire Because We Own The Plant

The engineers at Moroso Wire Technologies, a division of Moroso Performance Products, are dedicated to developing and ig ta & K testing the latest designs in ignition wire. This insures you get the best performing wire for your money. Blue Max Spiral Core Ignition Wire is available in Universal and Custom Fit Sets 80*cLrlet Drive, Guilford, CT 06437 phone 203.453.6571 tech 203.458.0542 Where others see cast away Chevelles, crippled Camaros, & neglected Novas, you see timeless pieces of...

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Motor And Drivetrain

For the majority of the engine work, Al turned to Mike and Brad at QMP Racing Engines in Chatsworth, California, for the 515-inch boiler. They began with an iron block that was bored to 4.545 inches. For the rotating assembly, the boys gathered up a 3.975-inch-stroke Callies crankshaft, Oliver billet steel connecting rods, and Ross Racing pistons with an 11.5 1 compression ratio. Al's mum on the specs for the custom Comp solid roller, though. These systems are connected by a Jesel beltdrive....

Neglected Tools

If you're like most of us, servicing your vehicle isn't way up there on the to-do list. It's more fun installing a set of headers, swapping out the latest intake manifold, or if you like to keep your hands clean and need instant gratifi-I cation blowing in a new program into your PCM. There's one tool many of us have that I know gets neglected. How about the wheel bearings and brakes on your trailer Many of us have trailers, and some have more than one. What if you lost a wheel bearing going...

Not All Forgings Are Alike

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Any time a car has undergone more than one paint job or has major problems such as chipping, flaking, or cracking it must be stripped down to bare metal. Failure to do so will compromise the adhesion between the car surface and the paint. Once a car has been stripped and primered and most of the bodywork has been done, it's time to start fine tuning. Intensive blocking is a staple of any quality restoration. After a car gets back from media blasting and is down to bare metal, it should be...

On The Cover

That's rookie staffer Sean Haggai and his pride and joy, one '66 El Camino. Don't let the DA sander he has a firm grip on fool you. It was full of body rot and had to be replaced. Special thanks to Rubio's Autobody in Sun Valley, California, for allowing us to take over its facility for an afternoon to shoot this cover. The man behind the lens is Wes Allison, who captured the moment hours before the real sanding commenced.

Paint To Protect

What's the point of cleaning all that old stuff without laying down something to protect it We made the extra effort to wash, clean, and repaint all the old factory components, along with the new CPP parts. Grab a can of Brake-Kleen and some fast-drying black primer, and you're set. The freshly painted upper A-arms were thrown back into the engine bay with their associated shims and factory hardware. Then we could get the lower A-arms with their fresh CPP bushing already installed into the...

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Pressure And Volume

Designing a fuel system is a balancing act between pressure and volume. As system pressure goes up, the pump's volume goes down. To illustrate this point, take a look at one of the most popular and efficient EFI pumps on the market, Aeromotive's A1000. Its flow volume is reduced 53 percent just by increasing line pressure from 9 to 90 psi, explains Powell. Although not quite as significant, he adds that the difference between 90 psi of line pressure and 60 psi with the same pump is a 28 percent...

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Interested in an affordable way to bring your product to the market Vortech s GM Spec small block carbureted blow through supercharger system not only adds up to 75 more power but offers simple integration with your existing factory V-boit or serpentine accessory drive configuration. Whether it's for a show cruiser, high-performance strvet machine. race car sport truck or tow vehicle. Vortech is your boosting solution.

Promotive Stealth Fuel Systems

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Pump Location

An external fuel pump, either electric or mechanical, should ideally be placed low and close to the tank. Even if the pump is an Aeromotive A1000, which can pull like a freight train, you want to minimize the vacuum the pump has to create in order to draw fuel from the tank, Powell explains. This avoids premature fuel vaporization and extends the fuel pump's duty cycle and ability to supply liquid fuel as fuel temperature elevates on hot days. This is very important because a liquid's boiling...

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Racing Cams

IS-1 Cams and Valve Train Comnanents Isky offers a wide assortment of production on the shelfIr and custom hydraulic profiles for your Late Model, LS-1 Motor. We are also your source for high performance hydraulic roller lifters, pushrods, valve springs, retainers, valve locks and oil seals. just can 323-770-0930 or visit iskycams.com MRffiM 16020 S. Broadway Gardena, CA 90247 - fax 310-S15-S730 ffrnnnv.-i outfactory air n'lidituminy whilv iluiinliiuiiiii thi Wti < > IfeUf rlri((Hwf...

Return Lines

A common myth is that sizing the return line is based on the size of the feed line, but it has nothing to do with the size of the feed line. The lower the fuel system pressure, the larger the return line must be. Furthermore, greater fuel pump flow rates require a larger return line. A good rule of thumb is that the return line size must be large enough to handle the flow from the pump while creating at least 3 psi less backpressure than the regulator is set for. The single biggest mistake we...

Shiftworks Replacement Factorystyle Shifter

Get that factory '60s-style shifter look with all the functionality for modern transmissions. Set up for either the three-speed TH350 TH400 or the GM overdrive transmissions like the 700-R4, 200-R4, 4L60, 4L65, and the 4L80, this shifter has a stainless steel handle and button with factorylike reverse lockouts and detents for each gear. It's available in either rod linkage or cable actuation. Each shifter comes with a universal floor mounting bracket kit, and optional knobs and handles are also...

Spline Count

QMy '84 Camaro Z-28 has the HO 305 VIN code G engine, coupled to a TH700R-4 transmission. I don't know if the transmission input shaft is a 27- or 30-spline. I have read that in '87s and later they were 30-spline. Some say the switch was made in the '86. I also read that the switch occurred mid-year in the '84. I'm confused. Is there a way to tell if my transmission is a 27- or 30-spline input, short of removing the transmission and visually examining the input shaft Thanks. Steve Parsell Lyons...

Steel

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Steering Columns

Exclusive new CPP steering columns now available We also carry a full line of Ididit and Flaming River for all popular applications. 32 w out shifter - Starting at '289 ea Retrofit columns for all apps - Starting at '269 ea '64-72 CHEVELLE REAR TRAILING ARMS KIT Provides superior performance, more exhaust clearance, extra strength and adjustable suspension. Another CPP exclusive. Standard Kit '349 kit Deluxe Kit '599 kit

Step By Step

At first this job may seem like a ton of work, but we were quick to realize that it takes more time and patience than actual labor. Surprisingly, this factory paint has held up quite well in the California sun. Pockets of rust had just begun spreading across the roofs skin, so it was important that we reverse the wear and find fresh metal to start over. 2. Realistically, it would be best to complete the entire roof as one panel. However, to showcase the job in an easy-to-understand manner, John...

Suspension Parts

CPP has all your Classic Chevy suspension parts and accessories. Center Link - Starting at '89 ea Idler Arm - Staring at '79 ea Pitman Arm - Starting at '49 ea Center Link Adaptor - Starting at '89 ea Cross Shaft - Staring at '69 ea Center Link - Starting at '89 ea Idler Arm - Staring at '79 ea Pitman Arm - Starting at '49 ea Center Link Adaptor - Starting at '89 ea Cross Shaft - Staring at '69 ea ZERO MINIMAL OFFSET DISC BRAKE WHEEL KIT Converts 1955-64 cars with stock spindles to disc brakes...

Tail Light Lamp Lenses

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That Will Last A Lifetime Guaranteed

NEW CONCEPT IN STUD MOUNT ROCKER ARMS DELIVERS GREATER STRENGTH & IMPROVED VALVE TRAIN STABILITY The world's best selling steel rocker arms have been completely redesigned for reduced weight and 29 greater strength, increasing high rpm valve train control. The Ultra Pro Magnum Rocker Arms not only live up to the lofty standards of the original Pro Magnum , they also take stud mount rocker performance to a new level. NEW DESIGN DELIVERS MAXIMUM STRENGTH & RIGIDITY The most noticeable...

The Beauty Of Plan B

When Al Jimenez's 1,500hp Wild Street Combo Was Outlawed, He Just Stepped Up Text Ro McGonegal Photos Sean Haggai Eddie, Leo, Manny, Nano, and nephew) did well with this combo on the street, but were eventually drawn more to the PSCA events. In late 2007 they decided to try it out. Al had begun ripping into the 8s and realized that he was too fast not to be on a dragstrip for the rest of his life. So they all went to a few races to dip their toes. It turned them right around. In 2008 they put...

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Tubular Control Arms

Simple bolt-in installation with no trimming of inner fender or modification required. Includes ball joints and chrom-moly cross shafts. Innovative design captures both sides of the bushing for added control and stability, while preventing the bolts from working loose. Provide full wheel travel and minimal friction. Available in black or silver. Upper Control Arms - Starting at '309 pr Lower Control Arms - Starting at '445 pr Exclusive design lowers cars a full 2 without affecting steering or...

Turn Key Latemodel Conversion

Iodern fuel injection in early muscle cars is the wave of the future. If you've been dabbling with the idea of slamming an LS (Gen III or IV) motor into your Camaro, Tri-five, Chevelle, Nova, or El Camino, then this might just be what you are looking for. This complete kit comes with all the necessary gear, including headers, an oil pan, engine mounts, a K& N air cleaner, an inline fuel pump and filter, fuel senders, bolts, gaskets, and fittings. It even comes with Turn Key's...

Uncovered

There's no hiding the fact that paint and bodywork aren't cheap. In one form or another, it's going to cost you. Just take our '66 El Camino for example. Like most first buys, our Elco was a solid 20-footer and its history was questionable. It was only when we dropped it off at Rubio's Autobody in Sun Valley, California, that we realized the true condition of the body. After the initial onceover, it was fairly obvious that the poor thing had already seen shoddy bodywork at some point of its...

Value Pack

Style & Performance Shop Equipment Lifestyle & Fun Find the Parts You Need Millions of Parts Online Call 1.800.230.3030 International 00.1.330.630.0280 Prices good through May 1,2009. We'll beat any price advertised in this magazine, on items in stock at the time you place your order. Mail to P.O. Box 909 Dept. 0906CP Akron, OH 44309 Typographical errors and errors in description or photography are subject to correction. 2009 AUTOSALES, INC.

Vile Beast

You start squawking before the sun even rises. You steal our sesame seed buns and lues But worst oi all, you unload your lunch on our cars No sooner have we finished detailing than the Units ol our labor are soured thanks to your shameless form ol seli-exptession. It's rude and disrespectful So to all you birds reading this watch your bony little backs We're hitting up the ammaJ shelter. Gonna iind us a cat. A mean one with all its claws. Tell your Inends gles on the 400-cid engine. You will...

Voltage And Flow

Voltage to an electric motor is like fuel pressure to an injector. More pressure in equals more volume out. Higher voltage at the pump terminals increases motor torque, resulting in more revolutions per minute and an increased flow volume for a given pressure. Our A1000 pump will see a 40 percent increase in volume at 80 psi when voltage is increased from 12 to 13.5 V. This factor is often overlooked and can make or break pump performance, especially at high pressures, Powell explains. The key...

Wanted

Just want to let you know I love your magazine. Articles are great and I read it from cover to cover every month. I have a '72 Chevelle pro-touring project, and I always love to see articles on Chevelles. I know I am nit picking here, but can you guys do some more layouts on'71-72 Chevelles I know the '70 Chevelle is the favorite of the fourth-gen group, but I personally think that the big-eyed Chevelles are cool too. Hey, if you can't find one, mine will be done soon (probably three more...

Without Sacrificing Performance

While removing the excess weight, our engineers were careful to achieve the perfect dynamic balance between the front and the rear of the rocker arm body. After all, it's that balance that largely determines the weight felt by the valve - one of the real secrets to a steel rocker arm that outperforms even many aluminum rockers. Furthermore, this revolutionary design includes provisions for increased retainer and valve spring clearance, allowing the use of larger diameter valve springs,...

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Your Paint On

A common mistake when replacing a trunk floor is cutting it out and throwing away everything that's attached to it. Oftentimes, items like the gas tank straps and the trunk latch and bumper supports aren't included with replacement floorpans. While they are available from the aftermarket, the stock pieces are generally in decent shape since they're built from a thicker-gauge (sometimes galvanized) metal than the floorpan. Cutting them off and reusing them saves time, money, and headaches....

New Skin

There are countless ways of slashing costs when you've got more than your fair share of bills to tend to, let alone a project car sitting on the back burner. It's important to realize that you can do most of the work yourself in the comfort of the garage for cheap. All it takes is a little elbow grease and some hours on the clock. So when it comes to giving that old skin some new life, what's the best and most cost-effective method for getting that done Well, doing your own bodywork can save...

On The

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Performance Automotive Group

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Lifer

I enjoy your magazine and read it cover to cover. I also wait for my new one every month. I like it because of the hands-on information I get. Please don't change a thing. I don't need to read about show-cars that cost thousands to build and are never driven (another Chevy magazine) and built by anyone except the owner. I am working on my own hot rod, a '65 two-door Impala, but don't want to bore you with the details. Keep up the great work. I am a subscriber for life. Jerry Kenzel Carthage, NC...

She Be Lean

QI have an '84 Camaro with a 350 that has been bored and flat-decked. It has World Sportsman II 72cc heads, a Lunati Voodoo cam PN 60101 , Speed-Pro flat-top pistons, an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, and a Holley 670 Street Avenger carb. The distributor is a stock HEI with vacuum advance out of a '77 Camaro. It runs great when the weather is warm, but as soon as it cools down to 55 degrees, it surges cruising down the road and falls on its face when accelerating, and I have to ride the clutch...

High Velocity Heads

Super-suckers are constructed out of solid billet, and these pieces would crown any engine build. This version is a lightweight 2-inch design, utilizing a four-hole tapered design. The coolest part This spacer will convert your 4500 carburetor so that you can plant it on any 4150 intake manifold. That's right it's an adapter and spacer all in one. SS4500 4150-2 Billet aluminum 4-hole tapered 2-inch 4500 to 4150 manifold Not included Not included Natural 150 Notes This version is CNC'd to...