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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...

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'Tiiesa Gems Are Capable oi Withstanding 1400-Plus Degrees ChwyHigh Performance Ttiree-Way Mousefesl, Aua- '08, pg 30 J Space Age, Heal Resistant Sleeving Provides Protection Irwn Exhaust Heat Custom Fit-No Assembly Required J Numbered on Each End for Correcl Cylinder Swivel Boots Are Easy to Work With Spiral Wound Core Prevenls Electronic Interference Send 4.00 for Complete Catalog & Prices. HIGH PERFORMANCE & RACING IGNITION SYSTEMS 2699 Bams Drrve-Dept. CHP Memphis. TN 38132 Phone 901...

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,...

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...

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.

Get Your Paint On

Performance Greaseable Sway Bar Bushings & Components Get better handling under all conditions Too soft original rubber just can't hold up to hard cornering. Vehicle's sway bar system will be ' more efficient. Easy to install with basic tools. Performance Motor and Transmission Mounts Re-engineeredto handle higher horsepower and torque. Eliminates excessive drivetrain movement-to increase power transfer. Theyprotect from expensive breakage, on the track or the street. Performance Control Arm...

Info

PEHFORMANce otf ne rrtAcs w w w. a u b u r n 6 i f f s. co m Switch ON OFF at any road speed No Compressor , Switch Forks or Pins to line up Straight Length Tube Benders Flaring Toots Spring Wrap Tube Nuts Fittings Tubing i more Guys, the term backyard follies is great (Letters CHP Garage, Apr. '09) You should make a recurring feature out of it. My own experience came when I was installing a new 770 Holley on my 79 Camaro. No big deal, I've done it all before, right Not really. Got it all...

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...

Mdthehscom

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...

Not All Forgings Are Alike

MAHLE Motorsport, Creators of the Slfpp r Skirt forging design, uses strong, ightws> yht, low drag torgmgs in every PowerPak piston tit-Wot all piston manufacturera can rttake that claim. A Slipper Skirt forging offers many benefits over the standard Full Round design, but the technology runs much deeper than looks alone. These benefits are only achieved through the proper management of the design any misapplication can result in a similar looking part with poor performance. Trust the leader...

On

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...

Parts S Accessories

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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...

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...

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

Tail Light Lamp Lenses

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The Beauty Of Plan B

When Al Jimenez's 1,500hp Wild Street Combo Was Outlawed, He Just Stepped Up CHEVY HIGH PERFORMANCE (ISSN 1062-192X), June 2009 Vol. 24, No. 6. Copyright 2009 by Source Interlink Magazines, LLC. All Right Reserved. Published monthly by Source Interlink Media, LLC, 261 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Periodicals Postage Paid at New York, NY and at additional mailing offices. Canada Post Publications Mail Agreement No. 40612608. Return Undeliverable Canadian Addresses to Bleuchip...

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...

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,...

Your Cover

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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

SVP Group Publisher Doug Evans VP, Sales & Marketing Ira Gabriel Editorial Director Jerry Pitt Group Operations Director Amy Diamond Sr. Operations Director Pauline Atwood OFFICERS OF SOURCE INTERLINK COMPANIES, INC. Chief Executive Officer President and Chief Operating Officer President, Source Interlink Distribution President, Source Interlink Media Chief Administrative Officer Chief Financial Officer General Counsel Gregory Mays James R. Gillis Alan Tuchman Steve Parr William D. Bailey...

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...