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Ford 5.0L - Jeep 4.0L From Stock Engines The first truly plug-and-play engine management system individually programmed on our dyno to deliver virtually all the horsepower, torque and fuel efliciency left on the table by OE manufacturers. You don't need a laptop or an engineering degree to get the maximum performance from your stock fuel injected engine installation. Just plug in the harness and ECM and lire it up - it's PERFECT. Vau vo Haara Of The TA HP Bailouts Now Painless Has Vours- The...

Olds 442 Suspension

I was pulling the motor out of my '68 Olds 4-4-2, and while I was at it got to thinking about improving the way the thing handles. As it sits, it pretty much uses the stock factory system, and it just seems to want to wander all over the road. I know you like to have some facts to work from, so here you go I am using reproduction 15x8 Olds SSII wheels from Wheel Vintiques shod with BFGoodrich 255 60R15 tires, stock control arms, springs with l -inch rubber spacers, Edelbrock IAS shocks, and...

July 2009

The engine is a 42 ci Rat topped with Crower calliope injection that's not correct for the Match Bash era, but that's so over the top no one cares. The rest of the mill features 13.5 1 compression, Brodix heads, and a Comp solid roller cam. After serving as the tow vehicle for Rick Kirks '63 lightweight Galaxie back in the '60s, this '61 Econoline was garaged in 1973 and basically forgotten about for 25 years. It was too bad, since Rick had hot-rodded it back in the day with a Tri-power 406,...

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Tasca Super Boss 494

Here's another player in the 249 on Dirt story, this one Doug Fat Man Robinson, who was a little slimmer back in 1965 as seen here at the Motor Trend drags held at Fontana (California) Drag City. At the time, Doug had graduated out of Stackers and was running the KRLA radio-sponsored Horsepower Engineering Top Fuel car of his own construction. He sold the car around 1966 to focus on business and family but bought it back for a song in the '80s, and it still sits in the Horsepower shop where we...

Auto Parts

Fast Eddie Schartman

Visit www.surfcitygarage.com to find the retailer nearest you > The factory drag wars were just heatingup in 1961, and for the Nationals, the NHRA introduced the Optional Super Stock (OS S) class for cars using special factory components that were not yet factory equipment. In this round, Dave Stickler's original Old Reliable, a Honduras Maroon 409 Biscayne, was paired against the 390 six-barrel of Indiana Ford dealer Ed Martin. In 1962, OS S became the Factory Experimental (FX) category and...

Hot Rod July 2009 101

Creatinga Modern Take on a VintagePaint Scheme fora HemiPowered '65 Coronet > When Armstrong's car rolled into Specialty Collision Center, it wore a coat of flat black. The crew went right to work, stripping it down and straightening the panels in preparation for paint. Before the car was moved into the spray booth, it was washed and then wiped down with wax and grease remover. Then it was given two coats of sealer to ensure a uniform basefortheAkzo Nobel silver paint. When you think about...

Americas Top Engine Builders Choose Royal Purple

Each year America's top performance engine builders compete for the coveted Engine Masters title and more than 100,000 in prize money. Royal Purple has been used by more winners and finalists than any other brand. Find out why engine builders choose Royal Purple for more horsepower, torque and maximum protection against heat and wear. Visit www.royalpurple.com or call 866-769-3502 for a free catalog. the performance oil that outperforms At the '68 U.S Nationals, 19 year-old Larry Lombardo won...

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