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Cool Is New Again!

Cool Is New Again!

Making a 69 Camaro even “cooler” with a custom built Vintage Air Sure Fit A/C

Nearly a decade ago, this 1969 Camaro was treated to the then, state of the art Gen II Super Cooler air conditioning conversion from Vintage Air. ... more

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Chris McDonald - April 19, 2014 10:17 AM - Comments

Nasty Nailhead

Nasty Nailhead

New Technology Invades

Guy Henson built a Buick “nailhead” V-8 for a high-tech hot rod. “We wanted to build a Buick Nailhead pump motor that a hot rodder could get in, pull up to a pump and drive away.”The initial thought was to use an available dual... more

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John Gunnell - April 02, 2014 04:50 PM - Comments

Cylinder Head Selection

Cylinder Head Selection

Important Considerations

If you survey the cylinder head market, you’ll quickly discover it’s jam-packed with capable cylinder heads. Choices are almost infinite. If you have a pretty good combination already and want to update it with new heads, there are some real... more

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Story Wayne Scraba - February 02, 2014 03:20 PM - Comments

In The Clutches

In The Clutches

Correctly increasing the pedal count and the fun factor inside your early GM

You’ve been driving an automatic for what seems like forever.... more

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Wayne Scraba - January 09, 2014 10:00 AM - Comments

Salvage Yard Superhero

Salvage Yard Superhero

Part II: Topping off our bored and stroked 5.3L

Our little engine that MIGHT comes together for a full-on dyno flog.... more

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Story Andy Bolig / Images Jeff Gardner - July 25, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Olds Dyno Information

Olds Dyno Information

From June 7 Auto Enthusiast Weekly

All dyno runs measured from 3,200 to 5,000 rpmFactory rating based on 8.5:1 compression, twin turbo, injected and big cam)Baseline run included 36 degrees timing, 70 jets, 40 metering rods, G hanger, BH 2ndry rods (.0397-inch medium tip), Brad Penn 30W... more

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Dan Jensen - June 07, 2013 09:00 AM - Comments

Salvage Yard Superhero

Salvage Yard Superhero

Reaping high horsepower from a core-charge worthy donor

There’s no doubting that the small-block Chevy engine has been on a roll since it was first introduced back in 1955.... more

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Story Andy Bolig / Images Jeff Gardner - May 16, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

GM Hood Hinges

GM Hood Hinges

Single-handedly changing GM A-body hood hinges

If you’re the owner of a decades-old GM A-body you might have experienced the hood suddenly closing by itself. A gust of wind, or a jiggle of the car, and down it comes.... more

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Jim McGowan - May 09, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Lighten Up!

Lighten Up!

Installing AMD’s new aluminum Camaro parts

Back in the 1960s, when the factories wanted to go fast and the sanctioning bodies gave them room to do so, aluminum sheet stock was fed into the stamping plant body panel dies in very limited amounts to replicate the steel part it was replacing.... more

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Geoff Stunkard - April 04, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Rumble without the grumble

Rumble without the grumble

Performance pipes on a Pontiac G8 GT

When Pontiac introduced the G8 product line for the 2008 model year, it certainly had performance in mind.... more

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Tommy Lee Byrd - March 14, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

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