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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

MOPAR

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

GENERAL

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

GENERAL

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

GM

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

MOPAR

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

R Model Means Race Ready

R Model Means Race Ready

In the spirit of ‘R’ models, a Saleen Mustang is suited for the street and road course

It’s difficult to convey the difference in handling enabled by the unique suspension components that help keep this red Saleen Mustang pinned to the tarmac.... more

MUSTANG

Story Barry Kluczyk - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Modern Music For Early Mustangs

Modern Music For Early Mustangs

Scratchy Speakers and Limited Choices Go Away

We’d heard so much said about “the quality of life” that it’s become just second nature to want to improve upon something. The owners of older cars have a respect for beauty and, to some degree, tradition.... more

MUSTANG

Story Kevin Harper - Images Mike Horne - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Crate Engine Fits the 1949 Dodge

Crate Engine Fits the 1949 Dodge

The original anemic six gets replaced by a modern 5.7 liter hemi

In the aftermath of World War II, Chrysler Corporation took its time to premiere their all-new designs. When they did, they came to the party with a modern slab-sided design that was a clear departure from the pre-war styling.... more

CLASSICS

Story Richard Truesdell - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

GTO Lighting Harness Fix

GTO Lighting Harness Fix

Replacing a GTO front lighting harness

I replaced the original engine wiring harness in my ’70 GTO Judge with an exact duplicate from M&H Electric Fabricators and was very pleased with the results. Now it’s time to replace the front lighting harness with a new one from M&H as well (part #13635 for Ram Air).... more

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Story Jim McGowan - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Exploring Desert Valley

Exploring Desert Valley

SO BIG IT NEEDS TWO YARDS

Desert Valley Auto Parts has gained worldwide attention with its massive inventory and commitment to quality parts.... more

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Story Randoll Reagan - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments