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Behind The Madness

The man behind it all was Ron Johnson of Tacoma, Washington, a classic-car curator anci aficionado of Vic Hickey-built race cars. In 2008, Johnson queried an ad in Hem-mings Motor News for an Oldsmobile race car with a Vic Hickey rollcage. The vehicle, which did have said rollcage, could at best be deemed a basket case. It had no motor or tranny, was rusting from tailpipe to grille, and sported thick layers of cobwebs and dust It wasn't until after he pushed it off the trailer at his shop that...

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Hilborn Secondary Bypass In Drag Racing

In What Yen Need To Know About Fuel Injection (Oct. 10), you state the secondary bypass in the barrel valve assembly has proven so successful that it is new used in virtually all applications. I have owned a Hilbom injector model C265 since 1968.1 have run this unit in F Gas in the '60s and 70s, and I am almost ready to fire up an NHRA Heritage Series 70 Nova D Gas car with the same C265 manifold adapted to methanol. I called Hilborn's tech department to find Dut if I should be runningthe...

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Hot Rod Lincoln Rides Again

You've no doubt heard of the 24 Hours of LeMons series (24Hours0fLemons .com). HOT ROD raced in itin 2008 (seethe Feb.'08 issue)with an '89 Lin-coir LSC, and v hile we didn't finish, we had a ball. The miscreants kncwn as Team HOT R00 Lincoln came back in 2009, and the carcrapped out again, but we hit it a thindtime this past October and finally finished the race Granted, we tame in 52nd out of 8 cars, but as in a marathon, just crossing lie finish line is a victory. Ourtrusty race car (and we...

Hot Rod March 2011

Jumps, corkscrews, smashups, and fire shows that amped up every 14-year-old of the General Lee generation. James himself is and was a geek for those shows he mainlined Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Fall Guy, and all the other wreckage-packed educational films of the '80s. He lay awake in bed dreaming about stunt driving the way the rest of us fantasized about Daisy Duke. It hooked him like crack, and after a few years with the twitch, he finally dove deep He taught himself to ski a car, which...

Hotrod March2011

> I can't see well enough to be sure my subjects are in focus, orto process film, but I like to take a few of the family. This old camera went around the worlo in my missionary days. The film has been in there for six months I don't know what's on it. My mother got me interested in photography. She was shooting and doing her cwn processing before World War 1.1 have most of her negatives, somewhere. She v as good, toe. Her 116 Brownie was probably my first camera. Hardly a day goes by that...

Hotrod March2011 B3

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How To Get Perfect Paint

OurE-Rod 79 Camaro gets what is known as flat paint, but it's not suede. On the contrary, this may be the best paintjob ever applied to a magazine project car. 72 HOW BOGUS IS YOUR LOCAL CHASSIS DYNO We drag a cararound to five different chassis dyno shops to see how different the numbers are. You'll be shocked at the outcome. Should you really spend big bucks on high-erd shocks That depends. We put RideTech's complete line of shocks to the test.

Howell

Carl began building his Sedai in 1980. Aside from many modern conveniences, he installed a 350 Chevy motor, 350 transmission, and a Ford Rear end. Since then he's put over 100,00 ) miles on it attend ng shows & going on tcurs. Up unlil two years ago, a 4 barrel carburetor sat on top ot that 350. Managing to get only 17mpg, Carl decided to try Howell's uel Injection system, and he couldn t be happier That 300C pound 32 Ford now gets 25 mpg, and that's J better than his daily driver Carl says...

Hot H Od

It's True- Guus Raced Muscle Cars at the Baja 1000, and Jim Garner wis Amongy m Ride Along in His Recent Restored Olds 442. Photographions Collard, the HOT ROD Archives, and courtesy Ron Johnson Even by the late '60s, hot rodders still showed a competitive spirit that knew no bounds of mechanical or social stigma. That meant racers who were into drag and circle-track racing were almost necessarily also into boats, hiUclimbs, rallies, and even off-road racing. When the National Off-Road Racing...

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March 2011

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March 2011 Hot

> The Tillett Racing seats have carbon-fiber inserts that material was ateouse in a c t m homing forthe Auto Meter gauges. The wheel is a Sparco suede un.t mounted to an 8 Ford S.erra column > Since the photo shoot, Magnus determined that the overheating issue is internal, so the motor is coming out. But then it will be dyno'd. iVvnTnTaS inSPH oboy C bUddy'S POrBChe Carrera CUP race Car The are Zi h c J , 8Xi5 mthe fr0nt'Wlth Pire,fi 1PZero Ccrsa tlres-The windshield is angled more than...

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Project Rumble Bee Update

In the July, Aug., and Sept. '10 issues of HOT ROD, we dragged cur old 70 Super Bee out of storage and started its revival as a more streetable drag car than it was in the mid-'90s. We've weathered some setbacks on parts deliveries, but the project is still moving ahead in the new HOT ROD shop. Our goal is to have the thing running and reliable in time for the Mopars at the Strip event in Las Vegas held April 8-10,2011. As we write this, that's four months away. Between now and then,like us at...

Shock Value

We Test Every Shock in RideTech's Arsenal Using NASA Black Box Technology. Photograpny Mike Finnegan and RideTech > Our test car was a Pro Touring-style 70 Buick GSX powered by a TA Performance Stage 1455 that pumps out 538 hp. We beat on this thing mercilessly, and the fuel-injected powerplant never whimpered. A beltdriven oil pump, a big PRC aluminum radiator with dual 11-inch fans, and a huge fuel tan* with a generous sump madethe Buickthe perfect corner-carving test car. Theengine spins a...

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The Tribute

A '41 Willys Built in the Tradition of Big John Mazmanian's Gasser ieiease SloieMays & Fanlarnay. Mayazines foi All Those of us who didn't grow up in Southern California in the '60s really missed out. The car and racing culture during that joint in the Golden State's history was off the hook, and it's no surprise how deeply the lust of speed is rooted in the natives. Ryan V'anderhook was one of those impressionable young boys. He grew up with a car-guy father who first took him to Lions Drag...

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Magnum

I have a '96 Dodge Ram 2500 HD with a Magnum 360. I'm inthe process of rebuildingthe motor. It now has a 4.030-inch bore, and I would love to give it a 4-inch stroke with a custom-ground cam. I pulla camper, go mudding mud drag, hill-climb, play in the sand, and race the youngsters once in a while on the local cruise. It's driven daily around town but is not my only vehicle. Who can I talk to about getting the ECM to handle this Will increasingthe injectorsize be enough Maybe the computerhas...

Dyno

Our first stop was Muscle Motors in Canoga Park, California, which works exclusively on Fords and had already tested several Super Snakes. We dropped 200 for four pulls on its Dynojet 224XLG The Dynojet is an inertia-style dynamometer that measures the horsepower at the rear wheels and then uses a math formula to derive the torque. The horsepower is determined by the number of revolutions the tires spin the 3,000-pound dyno rollers during the time it takes to accelerate from 2,000 to 6,000 rpm....

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Better Valvetrain

As on many old-school engines, the stock Buick shaft-mount valvetrain was marginal even for the stock cam and low-pressure production springs. Nelson's use of late-model valves, each with a slightly different length than the originals, also induced shaft-mount valvetrain geometry' issues. Going the exotic route, Jesel and T amp D will make custom rocker arms and shaft systems to order for a price. Nelson came up with a more affordable solution Machine a 6061-T6 extruded aluminum plate to accept...

Exotic Heads

Pete Aardema specializes in what could be the ultimate dare to be different, street-driv n head conversion changing American domestic pushrod engines to overhead cam configurations. The two main approaches used by Aardema for single overhead cam S0HC conversions, fabricating a custom cam box that bolts to the existing pushrod-type head for dual overhead cam DOHC changeovers, bolt-ingon a DOHC head from a foreign engine. Fera DOHC conversion, the idea s to adapt a head from an engine family that...

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The First 300mph Roadster

If there's any element of SCTA land speed racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats that can be called cutthroat, it's the competition in the Roadster class. Composed of simple, fenderless roadster bodies from model years '28 to '38, the class is the oldest, most traditional, most ill-handling, and most hotly contested of the bunch. The virtually unthinkable goal of a few of those racers has been to set a record at more than 300 mph. In October 2010, at the SCTA World Finals, it finally happened. The...

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