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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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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...

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,...