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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...

Aluminum 409 Blocks

World Products 631 981-1918 www.worldcastings.com The original Chevy big-block enters an entirely new era 44 years after the last W block was dropped in a car. World Products has teamed up with famed W motor builder Lamar Walden (that's him in the photo) to create brand-new and improved aluminum 409 blocks based on Wolrd's Merlin X platform. Thanks to numerous structural improvements, the 35P-T6 aluminum 409 will have the same power-holding capabilities of the Merlin blocks. The bottom end will...

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...

Auto

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Automotive Wireless Flash Device

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Bad Penny Camaro

I believe that no amount of words could do the Bad Penny Camaro justice in describing its feel. Just look at the passenger's expression on page 64 in the Mar. '09 issue. That pretty much sums it upright there, I'd say. Glenn is referring to Steven Rupp's Camaro that won our Optima Batteries Open Track Shootout, covered in the Mar. '09 issue. My grandson and I were in the middle of our monthly routine, checking out the Apr. '09 issue of HOT ROD magazine, when we came to pages 24 and 25 Ednote...

Bear

Be original this year, send your mom or wile the Alternative to Flowers a Bear-Gram giit Over 100 Bears, each delivered gourmet candy and a caid with youi personal message in our famous gift box HOT ROD magazine and GM Performance Division wou Id like to congratulate Lee C. Bartine of Ames, Iowa, the '08 HOT ROD Power Tour-sweepstakes winner. Lee took delivery of his Chevrolet H H R-SS at George White Chevrolet in Ames and got to dig out his HHR himself. We're almost ready to make the...

Bossifyyour 429460 Ford

Jon Kaase Racing Engines 770 307-0241 Unless you're restoring an original car, don't even bother to search for original Boss 429 parts you'll go broke and crazy. Instead, give Jon Kaase a call. His new kit converts any 429 460 big-block Ford into a clone of the legendary Boss-9. It's not all looks, either Kaase revised the combustion chambers and the intake and exhaust ports and changed the spark plug locations and made an easy 100 hp more than his P51 wedge heads. For reliability, a new rocker...

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...

Camaro Torque Arm

BMR Fabrication 813 986-9302 www.bmrfabrication.com An easy, inexpensive, bolt-in, full-chassis solution was BMR's goal with its '6 to '69 Camaro Firebird torque arm kit. The torque arm mounts use a delrin-bushed, telescopingslider that allows the torque arm to slide duringsuspen-sion articulation without binding and places the instant center in the ideal location for balance. There's plenty of adjustability built in, too the torquearm adjusts for pinion angle, there are five different Watt's...

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...

Carband Efi Complete Fuel System Kits

You can only bolt so many speed parts onto an engine before the fuel system becomes inadequate. Rather than piece parts together here and there, Russell has put together packages for carb and EFI systems that include everything you need to build a complete fuel system. Systems include an Edel-brock electric fuel pump, a matching fuel pressure regulator (if required), a Russell ProFilter fuel filter, a fuel pump relay and wiring assembly, 20 feet of ProClassic or ProFlex hose, plus an assortment...

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...

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Ethos

The goal of the Ethos Mustang is an unconventional marriage of two traditional stylingexercises '65 Shelby G.T. 350 R and vintage Japanese racers. Can this be done Steve Strope and his crew at Pure Vision say it ca n. After all, both cars have the core philosophy bare bones, light weight, agility, and track supremacy. Though the overall appearance retains iconic Mustangstyle, note the fiberglass panels, removable fender flares, and fender-mounted rearview mirrors all modifications used...

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...

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G5seriescams For Ls Engines

LG Motorsports 972 429-1963 www.lgmotorsports.com Derived from years of LG's racingexperience, the G 5 series of cams can quickly change your LS's attitude. For something mild, the G5XE Executive cam will retain stock driving manners while still giving noticeable bumps in horsepower and torque. Track cars should try the G 5XX for serious high-rpm gains. Adding a supercharger The G5XB Blower cam is the one. If none of those is quite right, call LG either the XI, X2, X3, or X4 will be. Cams are...

Gbar Suspension Conversions

Engineered to attach to factory mounting points and either stock or direct-fit FAB9 rearend housings, TCP's g-Bar assembly replaces the original leaf springs and shocks on '62 to 70 Mustangs, '6 to '69 Camaros, and '68 to 74 Novas and dramatically improves handling, acceleration, and steering response. The computer-designed canted four-bar is available with your choice of VariSprings and adjustable billet VariShocks with 256 settings or Air Ride Technology ShockWave air springs and a RidePro...

Gen Iv Wt Cams And Phaser Limiter

The Variable Valve Timing (VVT in '02-and-later GM L92 engines utilizes cam phasers to optimize camshaft timing based on engine rpm, which is great for efficiency but makes grinding aggressive cams with tight LSAs a challenge, since piston-to-valve clearance is always changing. To reveal the hidden power, Comp Cams developed a Cam Phaser Limiter Kit that restricts the range of cam timing movement from 50 down to 20 degrees. Paired with one of its new Gen VI cams and beehive valvesprings, Comp...

Gm Vortec Vs Rhs Heads

Our prior experience with GM Vortec heads has been with casting No. 10239906, whose intake ports typically flow around 225 to 230 cfm at 0.450- to 0.500-inch lift. But the new Vortecs we received were casting No. 12558062. We don't know what, if anything, was changed or whether the results we experienced are representative of this casting in general, but when flowed on two different Super-Flow benches, the 062 heads stalled out at 214 cfm at 0.400, before dropping to only 207 cfm at 0.450- and...

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H0lleycarb Selector

Holley now has an interactive carb selector on its website. I thought I would give it a try just to see if I had the right carb on my old Chevy. What I got was a big surprise When I got to the part of what secondaries to use, I found that Holley does not recommend mechanical secondaries on any vehicle weighing more than 3,100 pounds. Apparently, this applies to all applications no matterwhat the cubic inches, horsepower, or torque. Can you explain this to all of us who are using the wrong...

Hit A Deer With It

The further I got in your story about the ones that didn't get away, the faster I was reading until I was pretty much just skimming through it. I've let some classics get away, including a stock 70 442 W-30 and a '68 Fury, but the one I miss the most was a regular '8 Camaro I bought at 20 years old when I got back form Desert Storm in 1991. It was a burgundy fade down to a black cherry, and I had painted the console a superbnght red and replaced the rest of the red interiorwith gray. It wasn't...

Hotrod June 2009

The latest in speed from Eagle isn't actually a part it's what the company can do to your parts. The ESP Armor finish is an optional process offered on all new crankshafts, rods, and assemblies purchased from Eagle. The superslick ESP finish allows oil to glide effortlessly along the part, reducing running friction, improvingoil shedding, and lowering oil temps. Most important, that equates to more power and torque. Eagle's tests have shown as much as a 30hp increase on a 00hp big-block Chevy...

Hpgt500 Intake

All of K8cN's intake systems create horsepower increases, and the company's got the dyno logbook to prove it. But the dyno-verified gains on '07-and-later GT 500 Mustangs really caught our attention. With nothing other than their air intake and a K8cN filter, they saw a gain of 53.2 rwhp at 5,900 rpm. (By lesseningthe airflow restriction, the blower makes more boost.) Now that's a significant bolt-on.

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...

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Intake

Hot Heads Research and Racing 336 352-4866 www.powerplayhemi.com When it's time to get some street performance out of your DeSoto Hemi, Hot Heads' dual-plane, single-four-barrel, cast-aluminum intake manifold simplifies the process. The intake is designed to accept Holley and Edelbrock carbs and a standard small-block Chevy thermostat neck, the exhaust crossover has been eliminated, and it is tapped for temp senders, a heater control valve, a manifold vacuum port, and a thermostat bypass. It...

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Late Smallblock Chevy Dampers

In the Nov. '08 issue, you answered a question about balancers for a 4.3L Chevy V-6 externally balanced engine. You said to use a GM PN 1255153 balancer listed for an internally balanced engine. I have a Chevy crate engine, the 350H0 350 hp, also externally balanced. GM says to use this same balancer on this engine. Can I therefore use the Fluidampr balancer I already have, which also is listed for 350 internally balanced engines Yes. GM 305 and 350 V-8 and4.3LV-6 90-degree engines with...

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...

M1b Performance Computer

By distilling down the data stream from a car's ECU, the M.lb Performance Computer can monitor and data-log everything the vehicle's ECU sees and display it using virtually any LCD screen, includingsome factory navigation screens. Even external sensors, such as boost and fuel pressure, can pi ug into the M.lb and be added to the display. You can even verify your butt-dyno readings with the dynamic horsepower and torque gauge after bolting on parts. How hard is it to install Just plug it in to...

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Maxenergy

Inside this simple black box are some powerful tuningcapabilities. Hypertech's Max Energy modules combine the most horsepower with the best possible mpg for each application, with speedo correction and diagnostic capabilities, plus the ability to adjust speed limiters. Hypertech claims improvements of 34 hp and 35 Ib-ft for '08 Z06 Corvettes. Fair warning Hypertech says many police departments have upgraded their Crown Vies with Max Energy, citing not only the cost...

Maybe Yours

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While all of our sponsors are important to keep Drag Week going, we're happy to announce Gear Vendors as our new title sponsor. The company's Under Overdrive unit has been used with great success on Drag Week by past overall winner Pro Rides and class winner Jay Brown. The Gear Vendors unit is core to the image of the event, offeri ng extreme durabil ity with both highway and dragstrip advantages. We've always wanted Drag Week to become a proving ground for aftermarket development, and Rick...

More Compression

If only the company had bothered to tell us in the first place Coast Motor Supply usually installs cast, dished, low-compression pistons in its standard-replacement short-blocks, but if the customer requests it, the company will substitute cast flat-tops for the same 520 basic short-block the milled block's 0.018-inch deck clearance, the Vortec heads' G4cc chambers, and a standard composition-style Fel-Pro head gasket. > CC'ing a cylinder with the new flat-top pistons installed revealed the...

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Pressure is power with nitrous, and the RO.D. is an all-in-one nitrous control system that operates a remote bottle opener and bottle heater with the push of a button. Everything is controlled and monitored with an LCD screen, and bottle pressure can be adjusted up or down. The RO.D. monitors bottle pressure and automatically cycles the heater on and off to maintain the preset pressure within + - 5 psi of the target. Coupled with the ability to open and close the bottle, you'll never even have...

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...

On The Web Www Land Racingcom

If you've ever pondered buildinga vehicle for all-out top speed for fun or dominance at Bonneville, El Mirage, or elsewhere, registering for this forum should be high on your to-do list. Besides providing access to the advice and experience of real racers, there are wind-cheating theory, technical articles, and every equation you'll need to know. Got a class or rule question Someone on the forum knows the answer. And, of course, there's a countdown clock to Speed Week'09.

One Piece At A Time Or In A Complete

So when it comes to choosing the perfect combination of performance building components, there's really only one clear choice - The Edelbrock Total Power Package, a dyno-proven combination of Intake manifold, camshaft, cylinder heads and carburetor Power Packages can be purchased one component at a time for a build-on-a-budget or in a complete Power Package Top End Kit, for a one-box package of dyno-proven power. GO TO EDELBROCK.COM FOR THESE PRODUCTS, VIDEOS AND MORE Toll-free Tech Info....

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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...

Performance Tires

M T listens to its fans and the company's apparently been hearing the same cries we have that it's hard to find a street performance 15-inch radial tire these days. The Sportsman S T was designed specifically for muscle car owners who want better grip and higher performance handling without giving up their original wheels. The tire is nondirectional, so it can be mounted showing either the raised white letters or black sidewall. It also carries a T speed rating(up to 118 mph and has a 440 UTQG...

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...

Prevent Mdleculhr Brerkdown

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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,...

Project

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...

Qfxseries Carburetors

According to Quick Fuel Technology, QFX-Series are some of the most innovative, race-ready carbs it's ever created. The aluminum main body features a lengthened venturi section for greater midrange torque. The billet metering blocks are specifically designed for each application gas, E85, or methanol and the corresponding CNC-machined and drilled billet aluminum booster inserts have refined air entry and exit for improved fuel emulsion. The 1 individual QFX carbs are available in 250- to...

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An '02 LS6 was spiced up with Wiseco 11 1 forged slugs and Speed-Pro moly ri igs, an Eagle forged crank, and ARP hardware in the stock rods. The stock heads were milled, ported, and polished by Schwartz. A ported 7 5mm throttle body fitted wijha K& N air cleaner provides air, and a GM ASA fcCU regulates the fuel and spark. It makes 501 hprpm and 44firl ftat 4,500. > Those bolt-on chassis parts worked remarkably well to change the Vette's cornering attitude. Note the lack of body roll as it...

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Return Of The Hot Rod Drags

We announced it in the Mar. '09 issue's Where It All Began section, and now the rules and details have been finalized the HOT ROD Drags are back and aimed at getting as many late-model cars on the track as possible. The original HOT ROD Drags were held at Riverside (California) Raceway from 1964 to 1970 in conjunction with the NHRA and were a hotbed of the country's best door-slammer racers on some independent teams, but many with factory support. It's certainly no secret that the domestic...

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...

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> 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...

Source

CHERRY BOMB CATALYTIC CONVERTERS Loudon, TN 866 869-9704 www.cherrybomb.com Back in the Oct. '04 issue we had Thorn Taylor draw up the Race Rod a '33 Ford with a hard-core road race attitude (fop). It hungon our office wall for years, taunting us to build it. Then lo and behold, Factory Five developed a kit for it. For 19,990 you get everything but the drivetrain, rearend, wheels, and tires, and FFR claims it handles like a Le Mans prototype. We're going to find out, as we're about to embark on...

Sources

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Speed Parts Testing

Change We Can Believe In Higher Compression Plus a New Cam and Heads Push HOT ROD's Cheap Chevy 350 Output to 420 HP-Still for LessThan 3,000. > RHS Pro Torker heads and a Comp Cams Mutha Thumpr hydraulic flat-tappet cam teamed up with a 0. -point compression bump to push HOT ROD'S Cheap 350 to the 420hp mark. HOTROD recently assembled an economical 0.030-over 350 Chevy based on a Coast Motor stock-replacement-style short-block that made 391 hp when equipped with GM iron Vortec heads, a Comp...

Speedparis

Proof That the Gearhead Community Is Still Moving Forward With New Tech, New Ideas, and New Power Despite Hard Times Perhaps the best characteristic of the automotive aftermarket industry is its constant push forward for a better mousetrap. Hot rodders by nature can't leave well enough alone and are always tinkering with a part, an idea, or a concept to try and make it better. It's all in the name of going faster than the other guy or the pride in developing something better. Even in these...

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 Twin Clutch

Spec Clutches 800 828-4379 www.specclutch.com You may not think a clutch is a speed part, unless you've struggled with an overly stiff heavy-duty one. Quick shifts are key for quick e.t.'s, and the Super Twin is designed for street and track use in cars with up to 1,500 Ib-ft of torque but amazingly retains near-stock driveability. And thanks to aircraft-grade aluminum and high-carbon billet steel milled to 0.001 inch for perfect balance and actuation, it also has tremendous life expectancy....

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...

Tci

TCI's 6-X is claimed to be the world's first aftermarket six-speed automatic transmission capable of handling 850 hp. With six forward gears (3.08,2.34, 1.60,1.30,1.00, and 0.75), engines stay in their power range longer and acceleration happens quicker. Plus, you get overdrive for cruising. 6-X transmissions fit Chevy small-block, big-block, and LS-series engines and utilize a compact case design, allowing them to work in a variety of classic and late-model applications. The entire 6-X package...

The Dirt Stops Here

EMAIL 8ENCHRACING H0TR0D.C0M MAIL HOT ROD BENCH RACING, 6420 WILSHIRE BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90048 FAX 323 782-2223 MESSAGE BOARD HOTROD.COM EMAIL 8ENCHRACING H0TR0D.C0M MAIL HOT ROD BENCH RACING, 6420 WILSHIRE BLVD., LOS ANGELES, CA 90048 FAX 323 782-2223 MESSAGE BOARD HOTROD.COM As we put this issue together, spring is in the air. And while it might still be freezing cold in the northern parts of the country, by the time you read this the leaves should be returning, the flowers blooming, and...

The Edelbrock

YOUR RECIPE FOR PROVEN PERFORMANCE WITH NO GUESSWORK OFFERING PERFORMANCE AND VALUE For over 25 years the Edelbrock Total Power Package has helped enthusiasts - W l choose the best dyno matched components for optimal performance. Think of it H Wr as a recipe for performance - a dyno-proven combination of Intake manifold, camshaft, * cylinder heads and carburetor. Cook up a 50-State Street Legal Performer Package that delivers broad torque, cnsp throttle response, increased horsepower and...

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....

Tire Rack

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Total Amount

Indtaduel '* utu m jr ' TV wurme * hm no* bctn cilum-tl try Oic FOA Thn product n not ricndc to dufnotc. u Crashing or blowing up something at the track is embarrassing when it happens in front of a bunch of spectators, and it's doubly worse when it shuts down the track for a while. Thankfully, when John Irvingplowed down the Christmas Tree at the '09 NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, he did it during Thursday's qualifyingsession with only a few hundred people in the grandstands. The left...

Type 304 Stainless Steel Headers

In most cases, stainless steel headers use type 409 stainless steel, since it has good heat and corrosion resistance at a lower price, but Hedman Hedders has elected to launch its new line of stainless headers using type 304 stainless steel because the higher chromium and nickel content provides superior heat and corrosion resistance. Also, 304 will not rust or flake after age and heat cycling like 409 stainless steel can, which also means the headers will last substantially longer without...

Ufit Dualexhaust Kits

Flowmaster makes more bolt-in kits for classics and late-model muscle than anyone, but it can't cover every model or custom configuration. To help builders and customizers create unique systems, Flowmaster created its new U-Fit dual-pipe kit, which provides all the mandrel-bent, 16-gauge aluminized pipes you need to build a custom dual-exhaust system in 2' 4,21 , and 3-inch diameter. Each kit includes front adapter pipes, intermediate pipes, an H-pipe assembly, over-the-axle pipes, and your...

V

In response to a recent rash of 6-second drag radial passes, the organizers of Shakedown at E'town at Englishtown Raceway have announced they will recognize the first six drivers to run a 6-second pass on drag radials by inducting them into the Shakedown at E'town 6 Second Drag Radial Club. So far, only two of those spots have been filled Dave Hance of Long Island, New York, who ran a 6.930 in his '93 Mustangat Bradenton Motorsports Park on January 23, and Kevin Fiscus of Jacksonville, Florida,...

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...

What Transam Should Be

So I'm watching the SCCA Runoffs on Speed, since they took away my Aussie V-8 Supercars this year, and at the end of the race, one of the guys being interviewed said that Trans-Am was coming back and we will see tube-framed American V-8s roar on the road courses again in 2009. I don't know, maybe I'm still a little irked about not getting to watch the Aussie V-8 Supercars, but after hearing that, I'm thinking, No, if you are just going to do that, then don't bother. Been there, done that,...

Wilshire Shakernova

A multipart buildup about the Wilshire Shaker Nova posted atwww.H0TR0D.com mentions a Specialty Cars' front clip. I would like to buy one for my Nova, but there was no contact information provided. When old magazine articles are posted on the website, the current policy is not to include contact information because addresses, phone numbers, and even website URLs often change. Original article author Steve Mag-nante reports that, unfortunately, owner Tom Medlock has closed the doors of Specialty...

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.

Your Oil Protects Your Engine

m FRAM EXTRA GUARD DELIVERS 3 TIMES THE ENGINE PROTECTION M W km BASED ON THE AVERAGE OF LEADING ECONOMY FILTERS.* WW When your oil breaks down, damaging dirt and particles can threaten the life of your engine. A FRAM Extra Guard oil filter delivers advanced engine protection with specially blended JM Uglass and cellulose filter media. FRAM Extra Guard traps 95 of dirt and harmful particles, ri r and holds them until your next recommended oil change. Don't cut corners go with FRAM. ENGINE...

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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New Hemi Shaft Rocker System

If you want to get aggressive with new 5.7L or 6.1L Hemi engines, Jesel shaft rockers are a must to change ratio or install largervalvesprings or longer valves, since the OE rocker system is not adjustable. The rocker bodies are CNC-machined out of shot-peened 7000-series aluminum and fitted with Tim-ken needle bearings that ride on centerless-ground steel rocker shafts. They'll easily clear 1.450-inch springs and are rated for open springpressures more than 600 psi. Rocker ratios are available...

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...