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> Cherry Bomb has been manufacturing converters since 1975 and has high-quality universal and direct-fit converters for a wide range of vehicles. Nothing's more irritating than having a dealer deny a warranty claim by saying the presence of an aftermarket product voids the vehicle's warranty coverage. Even though there are laws designed to protect consumers, the problem can still exist, leaving the consumer at a disadvantage and the dealership in control. This situation has happened long...

Cherry Bomb Catalytic Converters

In the mid-VOs when the first gas crunch hit, environmental concerns were also raised and new vehicle emissions standards got much tougher. One of the main solutions cooked up by the manufacturers was to install catalytic converters in the exhaust stream to reduce the pollutants coming out of the tailpipes. Cats first appeared on production cars in 19 5 (light pickups in 19 9) and werea major advancement in emissions reduction, but the initial designs also killed perfor mance. More than 30...

Cortexperformance Programmer

While the Cortex offers Superchips' typically excellent performance and economy tune, the really interesting feature is the Oemflex capability. Oemflex tuning means if you own multiple vehicles from the same manufacturer, and Superchips provides coverage for them, you can use the Cortex on all of them one at a time. For example, you could tune a Mustang GT for performance and enjoy the extra horsepower, then return it to stock and use the same controllertotunean F-150 for increased torque and...

Fast

FAST has always produced some of the most effective EFI kits on the market, and now the company's squeezed all its technology into a simple system that doesn't require an experienced tunerto perfect. Matter of fact, it may be the easiest ever developed. Simply hook it up, answer the setup wizard questions on the included handheld display, and the system tunes itself as you drive. The EZ-EFI system can handle up to 550 hp and includes the ECU, wide-band oxygen sensor, wiringharness, fuel...

Impaler

Fuller Hot Rods in Atlanta, Georgia (www.fullerhotrods.com), is building this'61 Impala nicknamed Impaler. The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, liked his cherry original Chevy, but the slow acceleration, poor handling and brakes, and weak X-frame, made it a chore to drive. To remedy all the maladies at once, everything from rocker to rocker and firewall to rear bumperwas cut out and a new Art Morrison chassis was installed. While resheeting the interior, a full 'cage was tucked tight to...

Info

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Letter Of The Month

Papa, I've got enough money That's all I heard as we walked around the show. Finally, we went back to the vendor and bought the model. Trevor knows we work on the models in the winter, when I get laid off, so we knew it would sit for a while that is, until my appendix blew out in the middle of July and Trevor decided we needed to start the project. We took our time with it. Trevor picks the colors and paints, and I get to put all the detail stuff together. I hope you enjoy the pic as much as we...

Mdn5ter Ride5 Hits The Streets For Hot

Designed to celebrate HOT ROD Magazine's 60lh anniversary, these hand-crafted works of art are exaggerated chosen to reflect decades of hot rods. Monster Rides are made of resin and come in 12 styles sizes vary 7 - 9 long. Only 39.95 Visit www.coynes.com to see them all and to find a store near you, or available at 392 Walker's Hollow Trail Lowgap NC 27024 SPECIALIZING IN 51- 58 CHRYSLER, DODGE AND DESOTO HEMI S For Quality Products and Knowledgeable Advice The Ultimate In Hi-Performance Street...

On The Cover

That piece of jewelry on the cover is a l, 00hp small-block built by Tom Nelson with all his latest billet Jeff Schwartz was finally talked into building a nice, bolt-on Corvette for weekend cruising. With their OE work slowing down to a snail's pace, Detroit's hottest hot rod shops are looking for your business. Call the loony bin, but we did in fact take a bunch of real, vintage Shelby Mustangs and drive them through India for two weeks. parts, including that radical all-billet intake. Ryan...

Programmable 6al2 Ignition

Pro Stock technology for the street is what MSD likes to call the new programmable 6AL2. The digital ignition delivers the same multiple sparks and capacitive discharge as the older analog 6-series boxes, but more powerful components produce nearly 23 percent more spark energy and 15 percent more voltage ( 135mJ and 535 primary volts). The big news, however, is the laptop programming with MSO's Pro-Data+ software that provides total control over your timingcurve, rev limits (burnout, launch,...

Mobile Methanol Injection Trailer

How We Built an LS6-Powered Pickup and Road-Tripped it 3,600 Miles, All in 15 days Somewhere out West, the Muscle Truck paused nearanabandoned garage during an otherwise relentless thrash to get to Memphis in time for the '08 GM Performance Parts LSX Shootout. > Here's the 74 CIO we started with, old-school stance and all. The condition of the underpinnings and thesheetmetalis farbetterthanthe beater vibe suggests. We have a Library of automotive schemes logged in the backs of our minds, and...

Sct

The new Touch Screen Xtreme TSX) uses wireless technology to download preloaded performance orfuel economy tunes or data-log without a cable. Just plug the wireless connector into the OBD-II port and tap the touch screen to choose the correct file. Why is that so useful Because the TSX is a tuner that will likely stay in your car. The TSX also has a built-in performance calculatorto measure quarter-mile e.t.'s, 0 to 60 mph, and even horsepower and torque estimates based on the ECU's data...

Sources

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Super Victor Revisited

Last months Phase 1 build tested the Edelbrock Performer RPM Vortec dual-plane and its Super Victor Vortec single-plane. With both running 1-inch open spacers, the RPiM made slightly more torque than the Victor but lost about 3' > hp on top. Overall average torque and power for the two different intakes varied less than one number. At that time, we preferred the RPM because it's about 68 cheaper at Summit. But with the better heads, perhaps the Super Victor might now offer a more clear-cut...

The Performance Group On The

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The Road Trip

The trip started with a kickoff ceremony 011 a Bollywood film set that looked like an ancient temple. This was the first time we'd seen the cars we'd be driving, and everyone started salivating. After a long setup, the film crew shot several scenes for use in the documentary, using us as moving props. From what I can tell, the opening scene features the two stunning actresses, Mia Uyeda and Nicole D'Silva, pulling into the palace in the convertible, led by two elephants and some burly guards....

Vintage And Classic Oar Collection

> Sing along with us Midnight at the oasis. Send your camel to bed. touch the throttle. Thankfully, the crew brought a bunch of Bardahl octane booster, and it worked wonders. Another tip about driving there respect the cow. Cows are everywhere, and I mean everywhere. They mosey down the streets, lounge in the middle of the highway, and hang out in front of stores. The re almost like pets, and since they're sacred beasts, you're supposed to respect them and give them the right of way. That...

Win A Pair Of Corvettes

You can't buy this pair of unique Corvettes for any amount of money, but maybe you can win them both for a measly three bucks, the price of a raffle ticket. The fundraiser and fun-raiser is for the benefit of the Kids Wish Network, a nonprofit organization pledged to helpingchildreninneed. _ Corvette number one is a tasty '62 black convertible with a black top and interior, a 422 big-block, a four-speed, aluminum wheels, and factory side pipes. Corvette numbertwo is even more trick It's an '09...

Msd In Stock

One of the Largest Inventories in The Country TOLL FREE 866-616-5227 Shop Online at DouqHerbert.com THE FIRST WIRELESS FLASH DEVICE The Touch Screen Xtreme features the latest in wireless technology allowing you program or data log your vehicle wirelessly Programming your vehicle with one of SCTs pre-loaded performance or fuel economy tune files is as easy as 1 -2-3. Simply plug the wireless OBDII connector into your vehicle's OBDII port, select the pre-loaded tune file using the touch screen...

Hot Rod June 2009

We'd love to show you spy photos of the hot new V-8 (code name Coyote) that's goingintothe'll Mustang, but the last time HOT ROD pulled that stunt, we got a scary letter from some corporate lawyer dudes. Yes, we know what cease and desist means, and no, we wouldn't like to have our lungs and kidneys removed by court order, so we'll lay off the keyhole photography for now. Instead, here's the other all-new V-8 from Ford, the company's FR9 NASCAR Sprint Cup engine. An all-new design from the...

My Wife Becomes I Ravenous When

I earned my PhD in physics and taught collcgc for 27 years After I retired from University life I took a ob teaching high school. The interesting thing is thai, just alter I began using the 10X at the school-which had 36 women teachersH was called into the principal's office. She said, 'You are affecting the women teachers. There is something about you that affects them. Can you tone it down ' It also did not hurt the attention my wite gave me. She has become ravenous. Normally, I am not...

Superlite Th400 Race Trans

John Kilgore RacingTransmissions 800 554-3277 Strength and lightness come togetherto make the Superlite TH400 a potent race trans. Kilgore eliminates the OE cast-iron forward and direct clutch assemblies and combines everythinginto one housing to shave off roughly 16 pounds. Less energy is required to spin up the trans, which means less parasitic loss and more power for acceleration. According to Kilgore, racers regularly see 0.2- to 0.5-second quicker e.t.'s with no other changes. The First...

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The Best Intake Manifolds Period

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For more than 70-years Edelbrock has been perfecting intake manifolds. Edelbrock Is the leading designer and manufacturer of aluminum intakes. Edelbrock manifolds provide your engine with superior air fuel flow performance because Ihey are tailored to work In a specific rpm range providing power where you need It most Edelbrock manifolds deliver the performance you want with Made In the USAquality that's second to none Edelbrock offers more choices than any single intake manifold manufacturer...

Ford Crate Engines

Using years of experience with its Chevy crate engines, Edelbrock has developed a new line of 342ci small-block Ford crate engines packing up to 440 hp and 425 Ib-ft with a dual-quad intake and 432 hp and 415 Ib-ft with a single carb. Built from an 8.2-deck Dart Iron Eagle block, the 4.030 bore x 3.400 stroke 342 uses a Scat cast crankshaft, forged-steel connecting rods, Keith Black pistons, Edelbrock 1.6 1 roller rockers, an MSD distributor, and a Milodon oil pan. The top end is Edelbrock's...

Carburetor

Believe in the Q-jet Jet Performance does, too, and it's released a Ouadrajet specifically for 396ci-and-larger modified big-blocks with dual-plane manifolds, headers, an 8.5 to 9.5 1 compression ratio, and upgraded heads. Several circuit modifications are made to keep the fuel curve correct throughout the entire rpm range and to keep idle quality consistent. JET even has ideal cam specs in mind between 210 and 240 degrees of duration at 0.050 and a lobe-separation angle of 110 to 114 degrees....