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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...