Online Video Installation

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...

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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Converting from a carburetor to electronic fuel injection (EFI) has always been a bit of a hassle. The number of sensors and the miles of wiring harness, not to mention learning how to tune the sometimes confusing control unit with a laptop, scare a lot of people right back to their carburetors. But FAST's latest creation changes all that and uncompli-cates EFI. The EZ-EFI is said to be self-tuning. If you can install a carburetor, you can install the EZ-EFI kit. The spine of the system is a...

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Cam an F suffix would designate a standard, nonreduced base circle. Meanwhile, KT Engines continues to refine the basic 400M-based engine package. Instead of using the originally specified Chrysler 340 pistons and small-block Chevy connecting rods, it says it now prefers an Eagle 4.25-inch stroker crank for a 351W Ford 400M-size main journals and Chevy 2.1-inch rod journals, Eagle Chevy LSI rods with up to a 6.560-inch center-to-center length, and KT's own custom piston or a Diamond Racing Boss...

Now You Can Finally Break Them In Properly

Rather than rely on a mega oil company or a snake oil blend to protect your premium COMP Cams engine components, our engineers developed the new Engine Break-In Oil to provide critical engine protection needed during initial performance engine break-in. Tested and proven by the COMP Cams R& D team, this ZDDP-enhanced formula gives your engine maximum life and increased performance potential. It does this by combining the perfect blend of additives to improve surface mating in all critical...

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...

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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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...

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...

Touch Scree

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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,...

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Car Craft Street Freaks

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...

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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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This one all started when Bob Spilos purchased a '27 Buick Opera coupe as a 75 percent-completed restoration. He was hoping to flip the car for a buck or two, but it ended up in his possession for three years because no one wanted it, so he cut it up and made this wild hot rod. Bob built the entire car in a year, with only the radiator being outsourced. A '64 Buick Electra donor car gave up its 425 nailhead, TH400 transmission with a switch-pitch converter , and gauge cluster. Bob chopped the...

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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,...