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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...

Accel

In ancient times, spark plug wires designed for all-out racing efforts ignored any attempt at RFI noise suppression to focus solely on performance. Using a machine-wound Ferro-spiral core, ACCEL Pro 25 Race Wires bring RFI noise suppression to a wire with only 25 ohms perfoot of resistance. The Race Wire terminal uses a combination of stainless steel and brass for excellent conductivity and corrosion resistance with Kevlar strands on the inner core for greater pull strength and terminal...

Anticrate Engines

PerTronix's new plug-and-play billet distributor for small- and big-block Chevy applications has a slip-collar design, so it fits standard and tall-neck blocks no matter what you've got, you can upgrade your distributor to a CNC-machined 6061T6 polished one. The built-in PerTronix Ignitor II electronic ignition module is compatible with any inductive or capacitive discharge ignition, and the distributor comes with a factory-set performance curve, a mechanical advance-limiting adjustment, and a...

Built In The

VISIT OUR NEW WEBSITE AT CALL AND ORDER NOW > In this under-construction shot you can see the jig setup that's used to hangthe turbos and to aid in the fabrication of all the bracketry and cold and hot plumbing. The entire nose of the car was also reworked to accept the Ron Davis intercooler and radiator as well as the air ducts. It's the worlds cleanest third-gen Camaro, and it has 1,700-plus horsepower. As outstanding as that statement is on its own, this car's engine made it onto our cover...

Canted Valve Heads For Pontiac Engines

Roland Racing 417 209-7395 www.rolandracing.com The hard-core Pontiac racers at Roland Racing have developed clean-sheet-design cylinder heads for traditional Pontiac engines featuring canted valves. With features such as 380-plus cfm out of the box and off-the-shelf valve-train components, Roland Racing says this design allows classic Pontiac engines to compete with other more popular big-inch engines on a dollar-per-horsepower comparison. Another innovative feature The convertible exhaust...

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...

Degree Cncported Iron Heads

Racing Head Service (RHS) 8 26-4323 www.racingheadservice.com Targeted at circle track and drag racing classes that require cast-iron cylinder heads, RHS' new small-block Chevy heads are the only 23-degree cast-iron heads CNC-ported from the factory. The 228cc intake and 82cc exhaust runners were ported to optimize volume, atomization, and velocity, while the 69cc combustion chambers were ported to relieve valve shroudingofthe 2.055-inch 1.600-inch exhaust valves that often occurs in as-cast...

E94701

> The powertrain swap was finally a wrap when we found a bunch of leftover 3-inch tubing and built our own exhaust system with some short little DynoMax Bullet mufflers. It's way loud. dLies> s> UMCb, iiiuuuii ig u ic MM ruue niuen u compressor, electric fans, electric fuel pump, nitrous controller, and pending roll control. Chad Reynolds custom-wired it all using a combination of a 12-circuit fuse panel kit and a race car switch panel from Painless Wiring. AEROMOTIVE l.enexa, KS 913...

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...

For Quality

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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

I'lease mention this code when you call. C -4- 11 1410I Souihcross Drive V These Shops Create the Dream Cars and Prototypes fortheAutomaRers. And Hey, They Do Hot Rods, Too. If You Can Dream It, They Can Build It. Photography David Freers and Bill McGuire A few of the fabulous vehicles created by Special Projects The Lincoln MKR concept car at left foreground to its right, Tim Wyatt's Pro Touring 70 Cuda. Farther back, a chopped Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III and the Ford Super Chief concept...

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...

People Cant Drive

In this column and to pretty much everyone I know, I've often lamented the poor state of the average drivers abilities and how irritating it is to commute among the legions of inattentive, couldn't-care-less drivers I'm surrounded by every day. As someone who loves to drive and pays attention to what's going on, it never ceases to amaze me how- brain-dead most people are when they get behind the wheel. To go deeper, I think a lot of people are just completely inconsiderate of how their actions...

Powerfire Ignition System

There's a lot more than meets the eye with this distributor, it's essentially an entire ignition system, minus the plug wires. The Powerfire has an internal ignition system and high-energy coil, so drop it in, hook up three wires, and you're finished. On top of that, there's an external knob that allows timing advance and retard in ' -degree increments, so no more loosening and twisting the distributor for tuning tweaks. Every distributor comes with vacuum advance plus a vacuum-advance lockout...

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,...

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I'm ready for another pass. For those of you who missed the half-time show, here's the deal. I started out as a staff editor at HOT ROD in 1991 and worked at this publishing company for 16 years, eventually serving as editor then editor-in-chief of this rag for seven years, from late 2000 until the Feb. '08 issue. That was when I jerked the chute and bit on an Internet venture called CarJunkieTV.com, which tanked when the investors pulled the plug after nine months. We...

Reject Cheap Imitations

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Rotating Assembly Value Packs

Summit Racing 800 230-3030 www.summitracing.com Saving you time and money versus piecingtogether your next engine build from different suppl iers is Summit's new line of rotating assembly value packs. Each kit has everything needed for a strong, new bottom end a crank, rods, pistons, rings, bearings, an oil pump, and a full gasket set. The difference between this discount kit and all the other cheapies out there is that it was created with performance engines in mind, not stock rebuilds. Odds...

S9s190

> The Edelbrock Super Victor Vortec (on motor) makes a little more top-end power than the Performer RPM Vortec (being held) but is nearly 70 more expensive. Both intakes ran best with a 1-inch open spacer. Holley's 0-3310 vacuum-secondary 50-cfm carb metered the fuel. > Summit's S90 '6 to '69 Camaro header set with lVs-inch primaries into 3-inch collectors was used for all tests.

Sam Graduates Are Winning The Race To Professional Careers In Motorsports

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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...

Solving Cooling Woes

How much better worse does a two-row aluminum radiator with 1-inch tubes work in place of the same size radiator with four rows of ' -inch brass tubes and everything else in the cooling system remaining constant What about high-performance water pumps versus stock for a real-world temperature reduction What works better in the real world a 17-inch-od seven-blade flex fan at an idle speed of 675 engine rpm or a 2,360-cfm 17-inch SPAL electric fan Is straight water or 50 50 coolant better The...

Sources

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Stealth Fuel Cells

We used this cutaway rendering to show what makes this cell unique. Aeromotive's aluminum Stealth Fuel Cells have an A1000 or Eliminator fuel pump and a 100-micron stainless steel filter built right into the cell, making it a drop-in system capable of supporting from 300 to 2,300 hp. Just strap it down, hook up a feed and return and two wires, and it's done. When it's time to check the filter, it's as easy as slidingout the built-in cartridge. Thanks to an innovative baffle design that...

Street Warrior Intakes

Some intakes on the market were developed more than 20 years ago before the revolution of big-inch strokers and far more efficient cylinder head and cam designs. For the new Street Warrior line of intakes, Weiand says it went back to the drawing board to create manifolds that were up to the task. Designed with Computational Fluid Dynamics software, the low-rise, dual-plane Street Warrior intakes are optimized for maximum street-usable horsepower and torque from idle to 5,500 rpm, and Weiand...

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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...

With A Spark

IMPROVED PERFORMANCE INSTANT THROTTLE RESPONSE QUICK STARTS & SMOOTH IDLE If the air fuel mixture doesn't fully combust on the compression stroke, your engine isn't running up to its potential. A performance ignition will ensure combustion resulting in overall driveabilty improvements such as quick starts, crisp throttle response and increased mid to high rpm performance.

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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Hotrod June2009

gt Above The track surface is a super-smooth ' Vscale version of the real thing. When it's your turn to run, plug in your controller and roll your car forward to lay down the traction compound. Once you're staged, watch for the lights. gt Top right Word is the cars are so true to scale that some of them even have tire shake problems just like their bigger brothers. Slot car controllers have become as sophisticated as the cars lined up here. Some guys use a rheostat to control how the power...

The Best Intake Manifolds Period

Camaro Rear Suspension Schematics

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...

Corvette Screamer Exhaust System

QuickTime Performance has taken the electric cutout concept to the next level with the Screamer Twintronic exhaust system. The Screamer is an electronically controlled dual-mode muffler, when the valve is open, you get loud and free-flowing exhaust. Close the valve, and the exhaust gases are diverted through the muffled section to get the quiet, mild-mannered sound. So far the polished 304 stainless systems are only available for Corvettes, but if there's enough demand for the ability to go...

George Tsipiras

This is the biggest insult to any true, red-blooded American since NASCAR let an import car into its series. John Goose Meredyk Cleveland, OH It made me physically sick inside to see that article. It doesn't belong in HOT ROD, as that car is effectively no longera Camaro. In fact, I'd venture to say it's not even a car, but that's because I hate Toyota with a fiery passion. It's amazing you guys even had the nerve to put that piece of trash in HOT ROD. It's pure terrorism. What you have done...