Wedged Cam In Great Tightness

Richard Flather, Montgomery, TX I am building a new engine for my '72 Z28.1 wanted to build it as close as possible to the original LT-1.1 started with a '70 350 four-bolt main (casting No. 3970010) block that I bought on eBay. I had it boiled, pressure-tested, bored 0.040 over, align-honed, and I installed new cam bearings. I bought a new solid-lifter Crane cam that is supposed to be as close as possible to the original LT-1 cam. When I assembled the engine, everything went together fine until...

Corvette Gt1 Championship Edition

The best way to pop the cork and share some bubbly over Corvette C6.R Racing's accomplishments Skip the uncorking and go with this car, or about 600 of it. The limited edition has C6.R-tyPe graphics with Corvette Racing's Jake on the hood, decals a full-width spoiler, chrome wheels, a unique not-actually-carbon-fiber carbon-fiber hood cover with yellow ettenng and other , tr bute odds and ends. The hardtop will run 65,310, the convertible 71,815, and the Z06 86,385. Watch for ft in the spring....

Drag Race Rear Suspensions

The demands of drag racing created a few interesting twists on the factory rear suspension designs. The most popular drag race rear suspension is the ladder bar combined with coilover shocks. This system entails a triangulated bar with two attachment points at the rear axle and a single connecting point at the chassis. The advantage of the ladder bar is that it usually does not require floorpan modifications to fit into the car, needing only a custom crossmember to attach the leading mounts....

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Pirates Of The Aftermarket

Help support efforts to get rid of counterfeit products. To find out more, log on to www.semasan.com. You know to be wary of the deal that's too good to be true when you're buying a truck, but it pays to be careful when you're shopping for parts, too. The counterfeiting of all sorts of consumer goods is booming these days, making millions of dollars for the trademark pirates. Beyond that, counterfeit automotive parts could do serious damage to your ride or even endanger your life. Would you...

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The Octane Game

Randy Burg, Ojai, CA A few years ago, you did a feature on my '67 Dodge Dart called 440 Flashback (Oct. '05) I had a mild 9.0 1440 in my Dart at the time, but I talked my son, Brian, into swapping his 496 stroker engine into my Dart before he sold his '69 GTX to buy a condo. Brian and I built the 440 using a popular 496 stroker kit that included Ross flat-top pistons yielding an advertised 10.5 1 compression ratio. I went with Edelbrock aluminum heads and a Tremec five-speed to ensure a...

Wastegastes And Bypass Valves

As you can probably imagine, since boost pressure is created by exhaust pressure and a spinning compressor wheel, it is possible to feed the engine more boost than the fuel's octane rating or even the engine itself can handle. This condition is called overboost, and it can be controlled by a valve called a wastegate that bypasses exhaust gases around the turbo and into the exhaust flow. Wastegates are boost-referenced to regulate the maximum amount of energy delivered to the turbine and...

Your First Turbo

Glad The turbo kit we are using for this story is the Hellion Heat system. It is designed to fit '79 to '93 Fox-bodied Fords and make more than 500 hp at the wheels with the right tune-up. Sometimes we have to won-der why anyone is trying to make N A power anymore. We concede that there are a zillion racing rules to prevent power-adders from dominating, and turbos look kinda complicated. But you'll need to get over it. We realized this after getting hooked...

Second Reads

'Automotive News is reporting that Ford says it will include a four-banger option in every car and crossover by 2013. GM expects it will have a total of 36 nameplates in 2012 (that's 25 percent fewer than in 2008). The economic stimulus bill made it through with-. out a Cash-for-Clunker plan. Crane Cams is said to have laid off its employees and closed up shop but as we went to press, rumors were flying that it was just a restructure and the company will be up and running again. Word is that...

Cyunder Heads

Edelbrock RPM XT heads are CNC ported where it counts. RPM Xtreme cylinder heads give you the best combination of as-cast port design and custom CNC technology by blending the affordability of as-cast ports with custom CNC porting, in the critical areas (combustion chambers, intake entry, exhaust exit and intake exhaust bowls), for improved air flow and overall performance. This proven combination provides you with a powerful cylinder head at a lower cost than a typical fully CNC'd cylinder...

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Factory Coil Spring

Triangular Four Link Angles

The most popular factory rear suspension design for solid rear axle cars is the coil spring system. Under the coil spring umbrella are a number of subtle design variations that make coil spring suspensions more attractive to suspension tuners, compared with leaf springs. Because the coil spring's only job is to support the weight of the vehicle, designers still needed a way to locate the rear axle under the car. This necessitated control arms also called trailing arms . The simplest OE coil...

Edelbrock Vs Ta Performance Heads

While TA offers a number of cylinder heads for serious Buicks, this test involves the company's most basic aluminum heads, the Stage 1SE. The big claim to fame on these is that they look totally stock with all the factory contours, unlike the Edelbrocks with their flat-machined ends. Paint the TA heads and they could pass for OE equipment. They also use the factory-style shaft-rocker setup rather than the Chevy rockers. TA claims that no additional parts are required when swapping these heads...

Twists And Turns

Calvert Rear Suspension Kit

It's important to understand how the rear axle moves in relation to the car before we can get into how each different rear suspension operates. Let's look at what happens when you drop the hammer on your 500hp street car at the dragstrip. Not every twist is as it appears. As torque is applied from the driveshaft to the rear axle, multiple forces begin to leverage the car. Engine torque multiplied by the transmission's First gear ratio and the rear axle ratio is equal to several thousand Ib-ft...

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Muscle Car Garage Showroom

WITH 8X BETTER WEAR PROTECTION THAN MOBIL 1 5W-30. There are synthetics. And then there's Castrol EDGE. With an advanced full-synthetic formula that's proven to safeguard against friction and engine failure. So do what's best for your car. 'Results based on industiy standard Sequence IVA wear lesl IT'S MORE THAN JUST OIL IT'S LIQUID ENGINEERING Bob has become a big believer in Chevrolet Gen Ill Gen IV power. All his new builds incorporate LS-series powerplants, and he is gradually phasing in...