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Fast and Custom Made '74

Fast and Custom Made '74

This split rear bumper is what most other drivers will see!

Gary Wilson is a floating inspector for General Electric. But more than being able to look at something and tell when things look right, he’s one of those people who are able to BUILD something and have it look right. ... more

CORVETTE

Story Andy Bolig - June 20, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Cuda Fishes For More Power

Cuda Fishes For More Power

Stepping Up To the Power Plate

When the second generation fastback Barracuda hit the streets in 1967, Car & Driver decreed it the best looking car out of Detroit that year.... more

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Story Roger C. Johnson - June 20, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

18 Years Brings Lifetime Achievement

18 Years Brings Lifetime Achievement

An 18-year restoration project brings together father and son

It all began when Richard Loschiavo purchased this 1964 Corvette in 1985 for $5,500 after seeing it advertised in a local newspaper. Over the next 18 years, he worked with his son Rick off and on to restore this second-generation coupe. Call it a labor of love.... more

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Story Eric Kaminsky - Images Bill Erdman - June 20, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Hurst SSJ is a Rare Find

Hurst SSJ is a Rare Find

Pontiac’s ultimate Grand Prix was the Hurst SSJ

From the beginning, Pontiac’s Grand Prix was marketed as a personal luxury car, combining the best of luxury and performance into one while competing in the marketplace with the likes of the Chevy Monte Carlo, Buick Riviera and Chrysler 300. ... more

CLASSICS

Story Jim Black - June 20, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Curing Common Distributor Ills

Curing Common Distributor Ills

Bringing HEI ease and performance to the 572 crate monster.

It’s pretty simple. To go fast, you’ve got to make power. To make power, you have to burn fuel. And to go even faster, you have to burn it efficiently and get the most out of every drop.... more

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Story Jim Moore - Images Randy Borelly and Mike Miller - June 20, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

New Life for a '71 Cuda

New Life for a '71 Cuda

We document an unrestored, 25,000-mile ’71 ’Cuda 440 Six-Barrel for restoration and vehicle inspection reference.

There’s a lot of information – and misinformation – to be found when researching the factory-correct equipment and assembly details of your favorite Mopar muscle car.... more

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Story Barry Kluczyk - June 20, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow

Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Build Opportunity for Young Enthusiasts

The news programs are full of gloomy information when it comes to technical education. You hear of budget cuts and the effects they will have on extracurricular activities and “non-traditional” education. Programs like Driver’s Ed have long ago been eliminated from many schools.... more

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Story Larry Jewett - Images Hot Rodders of Tomorrow - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

DeSoto Owner for 60 Years

DeSoto Owner for 60 Years

A True One-Owner 1950 DeSoto

It was 1950. The economic resurgence after the war was at its height, the mood was upbeat, and (thanks to the GI Bill) returning veterans could afford new homes and wanted new cars. The automakers responded to the demand with major redesigns and introduced new body styles that differed significantly from their pre-war versions.... more

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Story Joe Greeves - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Overdrive for Vintage Camaros

Overdrive for Vintage Camaros

Installing a Gear Vendors Overdrive in a First-Gen F-Body

We live in a day and age of rapidly escalating fuel costs, to say nothing of the constant outcry from environmentalists about the carbon footprint, global warming and air pollution caused by vehicles powered by internal combustion engines.... more

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Story Larry Weiner - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

8¾ Rear Rebuild for Power

8¾ Rear Rebuild for Power

Bringing back the power potential in an 8¾-inch differential

Chrysler’s 8¾-inch rearend was in production from the late ’50s until 1974 in the passenger car line. It was used under literally millions of Mopars over the years.... more

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Story Dave Verna - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments