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In an effort to demonstrate the cutting-edge, self-tuning attributes of FAST's EZ-EFI, we have produced three short broadband videos that are available on HOT ROD's video player (www.hotrod .com multimedia 02 hot_rod_vid eos index.html) as well as at the HOT ROD YouTube Channel (www .youtube.com hotrodmagazine). Video part one covers the fuel system modifications of the EZ-EFI system with everything from modifying and installing the fuel pickup to installing the pump and filter and routing the...

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They go together like rock and roll. In celebration of this perfect synergy, Guitar Center has team up with the Gibson Custom Shop and Hot Rod magazine to create the '58 Hot Rod Les Paul. With custom flames gracing a figured maple top in transparent red finish and tailpipe-blued pickup covers, it's a safe alternative to illegal street racing. Only 75 of these hot rods are hitting the streets, available exclusively at Guitar Center. or follow us on twitter.com...

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Auto Shows

Obtaining the required preload on fasteners is crucial. ARP Ultra-Torque has been proven to reduce preload scatter better than any other assembly lubricant on the market today and guards against seizing, galling and cold welding. With a high degree of frequency many cylinder head, main cap and connecting rods bolts are tightened to only 60-70 of their required preload. ARP Ultra-Torqw provides a consistent coefficient of friction and. Eliminates preload scatter and gets you within 5 ot the...

Blown Zz4 Sparkplugs

I am writing regarding the article about a supercharged GM 350 crate ZZ4 engine (ZZ4 Power Boost, Mar. '09). I am putting this motor together the way the article was written, but I have come across one small problem There is no such spark plug as the nonprojected Autolite No. 3935 you used. I want to put the motor together the way you did it. What is the correct plug The supercharged motor needed a colder plug than those offered in Autolite's standard street series, so we used an Autolite race...

Boltons

With a Nitrous-Assisted 11-Second Timeslip in Hand, We Get More Serious With the '10 Camaro by Upgrading the Heads, Cam, and Exhaust. Photography Michael Galimi and Will Handzel Last month, HOT ROD embarked on a mission to run 11s with a brand-new '10 Camaro SS. With a few bolt-ons, Nitto 555R drag radials, and a shot of nitrous, the HOT ROD test car blistered to a best of 11.96 at 115 mph. On the chassis dyno, it kicked out 514 rwhp (on the sauce), up from the stock numbers of 374 rwhp. Off...

Braided Brake Hose Kits

Classic Tube has DOT-approved, StopFlex braided stainless steel hose kits for nearly everything from '60s muscle cars to new Vettes, but individual hoses can also be made to spec for custom applications. StopFlex hoses are significantly stronger than stock hoses thanks to Teflon liners, a Kevlar braid covered with stainless steel braid, and crimp swage fittings. The result is no volumetric expansion in the hose under pressure, which results in a much firmer pedal feel and increased braking...

Budget Billet Coilovers

These solid billet coilovers from Aldan Eagle are American-made with American materials and yet are somehow still budget oriented. Budget doesn't mean you give up features, however the rebuildable shocks are nitrogen-charged and offer a choice of polyurethane or spherical end mounts. Aldan has more than 17 different spring rates to complement them in 11.5-, 14-, or 16.5-inch lengths. Price Starting at 329.95 per pair with springs

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The participants of HOTROD Drag Week have become members of a fraternity, returning year after year to race, drive, and repeat. The fifth rur ning of the event will be told in glorious detail in next month's issue. Who will be the top dog, who will break, and who will get lost

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Displacement Vs Torque

What is the relationship between engine displacement and peak torque rpm For example, if I have a strong but well-mannered V-8 and increase its displacement with a stroker kit, what is going to happen to the shape and placement of the torque curves For the purpose of this example, all other aspects including the cam, heads, intake manifold, headers, compression ratio, and so on remain the same. I am not asking about any increases just where it will move in the rpm range (if at all). I think the...

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It takes a lot to make a flashlight newsworthy, but after spending some time with the Daylite LED, we'd say Duracell has created something significantly useful. Sure the body is a nice shock- and water-resistant anodized aluminum case, but it's the TrueBeam LED Technology that makes the difference. Thanks to a new lens and reflector design, the TrueBeam captures nearly 100 percent of the ultrabright LEDs' output to project a dark-spotless beam that's brighter and whiter than you can find in any...

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Fuel System

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Hot Rod Camaro

If going hard-core on the '10 Camaro is what you are really after, coming soon, we'll heat things up several notches as Jud Massingill and the students of the School of Automotive Machinists (SAM) in Houston take their '10 Camaro SS manual six-speed to full drag competition form. Impressed with Jud's solid 8-second performance with the SAM naturally aspirated fourth-gen Camaro, we cooked up a plan at the '08 SEMA show for a fast '10 Camaro with a Shearer Fabrication-built twin-turbo setup. Jud...

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Revisiting the HOT ROD Test Car Camaro with ported heads, a bigger cam, and long-tube headers. The story of how roughly 20 people attacked a Factory Five Racing '33 Ford kit and built the entire thing in five days. Really. > The Race Rod nearing the end of a five-day buildup. See pg. 84. Street machine styling hits and misses. The in your face story of Bonneville '08. Could the Firebird return Here's evidence of maybe. Phil Cool's roadster and the original HOT ROD Magazine Drags. Sweet new...

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Mystery Solved

Your Oct. '09 issue has a picture of the Munster Koach in the Where It All Began section. The location was at fuel check at the Indy Nationals in 1966. The people from left to right are Dale Schafer, Dr. Dean Hill, and Roland Schmidt (on the headset). We all worked for the NHRA. The man drawing fuel was R.V. Parker. I do not remember who the two with the car were. It was staged to promote the TV show. R.V. Parker owned Lassiter Mountain Dragstrip in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Dean Hill started...

New Camaro Boltons

> The CNC-ported L92 heads from GMPP are the same as the LS3 heads. They are the fourth-generation small-block heads and feature rectangular intake ports compared with the third-generation heads' unique cathedral-style ports. > There were some conflicting reports on the chamber size, so Lawrence measured each head. Our CNC-ported L92 had 70cc chambers, while the stock LS3 heads' chambers were 69 cc. > There were some conflicting reports on the chamber size, so Lawrence measured each head....

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Pious Drivers

In reading your Oct. '09 Starting Line article, another swipe was taken at the Prius crowd. It is because of these people that the world's oil supply may extend a few more years. It is not our God-given right to burn as much fuel as we can afford because it's a finite resource. The days of running 100-plus-octane for 40 cents a gallon in muscle cars are over. My buddy grew up at the drags watching his dad's AA FA and drives a Prius. Is he a dork I recycle at home so I can buy race gas on...

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Radix Retro Supercharger For Ls Series

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Retro Hot Rod Drags

As we noted in our coverage of the '09 HOT ROD Drags presented by Flowmaster mufflers, as well as in Where It All Began, the storied history of the original Riverside Raceway HOT ROD Magazine Championship Drags shows the rich heritage of the relationship between HOT ROD magazine and the NHRA. Now, MightyImage Collectibles is proud to offer these heritage metal signs using the original artwork from the first HOT ROD Drags in 1964 and the sixth HOT ROD Drags held in 1969. The 1964 sign measures...

Road Mice

Tired of boring little amorphous computer mice Road Mice has the answer with its new line of muscle car wireless optical mice. Far from the typical el-cheapo junk that does no justice to the real machines, these mice are actually well built and surprisingly well-proportioned representations of new Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, and Z06 Vettes. Combine that with the unexpectedly ergonomic roof lines and headlights that blink with each click, and you've got a cool addition to a car guy's computer....

Rollers And Meats

To pull off the '78 to '82 vibe, you have very few wheel choices slot mags, Cragar S S's, Center Line Auto Drags, or Cragar Super Tricks. Perhaps with skilled application you can pull off Western Vectors or Keystone Klassics, but that's a tad sketchy. You can opt for raised white letters to really shout your cause, or you can downplay the look and modernize it a skosh with blackwalls. Radials are a no-no unless you can find early-tread-pattern BFG Radial T As. We installed several sets of...

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Special Thanks

We gotta give props to a few companies that really helped this project come together in a timely manner. First was Summit Racing Equipment, which provided most of the needed parts (like a fuel pump, carburetor, and so on). This build certainly wasn't the first time we've had to make panic-stricken, last-minute calls to Summit to get parts next-day'd, and it probably won't be the last. Also, ANplumbing.com in Lawndale, California, graciously provided the various lines and fittings we needed, and...

Srt8 Direct Fit Street Dual

Ram Automotive has a new twin-plate high-performance clutch and flywheel assembly for Hemi Challenger R T and SRT8 models, and it's ready to take some punishment without punishing your left leg. The Direct Fit Street Dual weighs a whopping 15 pounds less than stock due to a billet aluminum flywheel, and it has twin friction discs that provide 2,400 pounds of clamp load enough to manage up to 1,000 rwhp yet it maintains near-stock pedal effort. Price 1,450.00 organic disc, 1,630.00 metallic disc...

Stage 2 Cold Air Intake For Challengers

Advanced Flow Engineering's stage 2 air intake systems utilize roto-molded plastic intake tubes designed to maximize air velocity and an 18-gauge powdercoated heat shield to improve horsepower, torque, and throttle response. Two versions are available No. 54-10712 includes AFE's Pro-5R filter, which utilizes five layers of progressive cotton media, while No. 51-10712 includes the synthetic Pro Dry S filter, which requires no oil to recharge. Both install using factory mounting locations, and...

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The Crusher Camaro

We could make an argument that it's more environmentally correct to rebuild an old car rather than buy a new one and we intend to prove that with our Crusher Camaro. That's what we wrote when we first introduced this '67 Camaro in the Feb. '94 issue. That's prophetic considering today's events, but government-encouraged car crushing was a problem in the '90s, too. Back then it was not a handout program but a scam wherein California oil companies could destroy old cars in exchange for smog...

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The Ho

From 1964 to 1969, HOT ROD magazine had its own NHRA event, the HOT ROD Championship Drags at Riverside (California) Raceway, and it was inundated with Stock class racers showing off Detroit's finest. So that's what came to mind as we sat with the guys at the NMRA NMCA last year at the SEMA show, talking about working together on a drag race. With Detroit in its current state, it seemed like an event that showcased the latest hot rods from the Big Three was a natural, so the HOT ROD Drags made...

The Race

We Assemble a Factory Five '33 Kit in Five Days, Start to Finish. Photography Rob Kinnan and Eric Jacobs Street rods have never been known as handling cars, but why can't they be If you're fabricating suspension anyway, why not build in geometry that'll make it go around corners like a slot car, with fat tires on all four corners Factory Five Racing was reading our minds, literally, and built just that, a '33 Ford kit with real underpinnings and a low enough curb weigh to guarantee blistering...

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If you flip to page 60, you'll see us reveling in the glories of the street machines of the late '70s and early '80s. Thing is, many of those blown and overtired fantasies also lived in the street rod realm and not just on the muscle cars of the time. Case in point is this one of the signature cars of the late '70s. It was even selected as one of the 75 most influential '32 Fords on the 75th anniversary of the Deuce. It's Phil Cool's roadster, the 1978 winner of the America's Most Beautiful...

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> Here's a vibe that smacks of the early-to-mid '70s with some genuine 15x8 Ansen Sprint slot mags (with the very cool curved lips) that we bought for 200 at a swap meet, complete with JC Penney tires. Replacing those here are some of the last raised-white-letter bias-plies, the Mickey Thompson Indy Profile S S rubber that's now sold exclusively through Summit Racing. We used G60-15s (26 tall, 103 8 section width) and L60-15s (285 8 tall, 111 2 section width). Sadly, the 372-inch backspacing...

V6 In Sunfire

I was wondering if it would be possible to swap out the stock 2.2L Ecotec for the later model Sunfire GT 3.1L V-6. Will this motor bolt right up, or will I have to modify the engine mounts Will it bolt up to the automatic transmission If you have any suggestions for an easier swap or similar motor as far as performance I would also greatly appreciate the feedback. Anything's possible, but is it practical Along with the Chevrolet Cavalier, Pontiac's Sunfire is a...

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Where It All Began

A new Mustang and a pair of new 426 Hemis, and the total prize package was said to be worth 37,000. Here, we've presented two outtakes from the original HRM Drags an artsy backlit shot of the Super Nova from 1967 and a glimpse of the iconic starting line banner from the final event in 1969. Coincidental we were clearing out our hovel and found the original water transfer from the 1964 race. Have you ever seen an original one on a car that raced that year This month's issue includes coverage of...

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The Top Time Trophy

Every year that Speed Week has been contested since 1949, HOT ROD magazine has issued the Top Time Trophy, the award for the single fastest pass of the meet, regardless of if the pass is a record or not. To many, this is the ultimate prize for Speed Week. In 2009, we saw the first hard-core race for the trophy in many years, as three cars in attendance had the potential. On the very first pass of the week Saturday morning, the Poteet & Main Speed Demon set the standard at 369.462, then...

The Crew

Wareham, MA, project manager Langley Kersenboom, owner, LK Motorsports Mark Dougherty, Lithia, FL Karen Salvaggio, Riverside, CA Andy Salvaggio, Riverside, CA Dave Boles, San Diego, CA Mark Stackler Tom Heltzel, Palos Verdes Estates, CA Gary Larrivee, Albuquerque, NM Partial week Jeff Felderman, Corona, CA Darren Trapp, Orange, CA John Jones Ed Holley, Oak Hills, CA John Cameron William Robertson, Valencia, CA David Hodgkins Donald Cribbs, Burbank, CA Jeff Rautenberg, Palmdale, CA > Ah yes,...

Machmes

The '70s and '80s Return as We Present the Retro-Tasteless Looks We Want To Own Today. You know you dig it. For nearly three years we've been hearing from forty-somethings about secret cravings for blowers, tunnel-rams, raised-white letters, Cragars, and even (gasp ) graphics. It's the predictable, back when I was in high school scenario. But then the rebel twentysomethings started to catch on to it, spellbound by the concept of wheels as small in diameter as, say, 15s and awestruck by the...

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Long before factory roller cams were introduced. The premium, most bulletproof solution is stepping up to the pricey aftermarket retrofit-paired guidebar lifters (such as Comp Cams PN 8931-16). To use the more economical factory OEM-style lifters (such as Comp PN 851-16) with a spider-and-guide retrofit kit (Comp PN 31-1000), you'll need to have the cam ground on a reduced base circle. This is what KT Engines did on The Mutt buildup. Because on a reduced-base-circle cam the lifter starts out...

Effect Of Cam Change On Ford 393

> Don't count on a cam change to yield significant torque changes. Once cam duration exceeds about 236 degrees (at 0.050), the engine won't make any more peak torque. The larger cams just raise peak torque to a higher point in the rpm range. Here, Westech Performance tested two Comp solid roller cams on an otherwise identical Ford 393 crate engine. distance, as well as rotating assembly weight, will also change within the same engine block from any change in stroke. To max out an engine's...

The Stockers

There was a time when Roots blowers were as commonplace as today's 17-inch Torq-Thrust wheels. The formula was easy Take a bone-stock muscle car, add dish mags or Cragars and white-letter meats, and cut a hole in the hood to clear your 6-71, or preferably, 8-71. Here are four examples of that look. gt This is Mike Serafin's 383-powered, Sa y Grass Green '71 Challenger seen in the Oct. '80 issue. gt Rich Hall of l-etianon, Tennessee, was just 23 years old when gt Rich Hall of l-etianon,...

Unique Valve Covers

CMW's design goal for these covers was to avoid the bulky, stuck-on appearance of conventional PCV valves and breathers. To achieve that, the PCV and breather hide under a nearly flush-mounted elliptical design element. For easy customization, the centersections of the covers are removable for painting, polishing, plating, or the addition of CMW's own carbon-fiber panel. The polished aluminum valve covers include the breather and PCV assemblies and will clear roller rockers. Versions for...

George Poteet Streamliner Drawing

George Poteet Streamliner Drawing

gt Ed Goodrich is the racer described in this month's Holeshot column, the one who lent us Camaro parts last year. He has worked on his car since 2008, lowering it and adding a front air dam. He ran his best lap ever at 219.660 mph but is still frustratingly far from the 237.280-mph record. gt The most impressive run was in Wayne Jesel's huge Dodge crew cab truck Jimmy Barton drove it to an unreal 262.118-mph record in D Blown Modified Pickup. That's unheard of for a fullsize truck, but get...

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Speedster Gas Caps

Santa Cruz Speed amp Custom 831 406-0126 Inspired by vintage Indy race car hardware, Santa Cruz's flip-open, vented cap will look bitchin' on just about any hot rod, street rod, or bike. The handcrafted 3.125-inch aluminum cap has a stain finish to contrast against the mirror-finish stainless double latch, and the hardware is offered in either brass or stainless. To attach the cap directly to a tank, weld-in bosses are sold separately in steel and aluminum. Price 239.00 cap, 25.00 for the...

The Hot

I was reading the Apr. '09 issue of HOT ROD about barn finds and survivor hot rods and would like to tell a tale of a surviving homebuilt hot rod in my own family. My grandfather, Steve Caroleo, owned a small shop in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, back in the '50s, where he worked on cars and sold welders. He built a car for his first-born son, my uncle Don. When I say built a car, I mean home-built the car by creating his own frame and using parts from many different cars to build a sleek two-seater,...

It Never Fails

I went to a local cruise-in and a guy pulled in with a '6 Peterbuilt semitruck. I always liked street rods made from old pickup cabs, but they were always too small for my 6-foot 6-inch frame. While looking over the Peterbuilt, it occurred to me that this cab would make a great street rod with plenty of room. My mind was going a hundred miles an hour. Then I picked up the Oct. '09 issue of HOT ROD and there it was in all its glory on page 28 Gizmoness, a street rod made from a '56 Peterbuilt...