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Camaro Exhaust

Camaro Exhaust

Breathing new life into the exhaust system

The mid-1960s through the early 1970s were an amazing time when the conversation turns to performance cars. Muscle and pony cars were all the rage, with their fresh styling and often bold graphics, especially when compared to the pedestrian-looking full-size cars.... more

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Larry Weiner - October 20, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

Ring and pinion installation

Ring and pinion installation

A ring and pinion project for the performance enthusiast

When looking to get more of your muscle car’s power to the wheels, nothing achieves it quite like swapping in a lower ring and pinion gear set. The lower ratio (higher number) multiplies the leverage your horsepower has on the tires.... more

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Nic Conley - October 10, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

Trans Am seat cover replacement

Trans Am seat cover replacement

Replacing seat covers in a late-model Trans Am

No place sees more wear and tear in any car than the seats and the carpet. Whether they are cloth, vinyl or leather, the seats will see a lot of action and over time simply wear out.... more

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Jefferson Bryant - September 29, 2011 10:00 AM - Comments

1967 Camaro Suspension Upgrade

1967 Camaro Suspension Upgrade

Turning the Camaro Back Into A Hugger

There comes a time in the life of all vintage vehicles when some parts have to be replaced as a result of the combination of the ravages of time and accumulated mileage. In the case of the front suspension and steering on our 1967 Camaro, it was both.... more

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Larry Weiner - September 16, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Lubricating heater control parts

Lubricating heater control parts

Maintaining 1964 to ’67 GM plastic heater control parts

For some reason, the designers at GM decided to use some plastic parts for the dash control levers in many 1964-’67 A-body cars.... more

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Story Jim McGowan - September 07, 2011 04:00 PM - Comments

Gimme a Brake

Gimme a Brake

Front Brake Conversion and Brake Line Replacement

Owning a vehicle with blazing acceleration was a top priority for enthusiasts in the ’60s. few gave much thought to stopping. Although brake options, such as front discs or drums with metallic linings, were often available, they were generally not at the top of the shopping list.... more

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Larry Weiner - September 02, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Repairing late-model Firebird door panels

Repairing late-model Firebird door panels

Fixing may be easier than finding new ones

Just as the little Dutch boy learned, repairing cracks often proves more difficult than just sticking your finger over it. Due to the design of our particular model’s factory door panel, there is considerable stress in the upper rear section of the panel.... more

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Jefferson Bryant - August 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Installing an LS engine into a second-gen Camaro Z28

Installing an LS engine into a second-gen Camaro Z28

Painlessly swapping a Gen-III engine into a Gen-II F-body.

Painless Performance Products, LLC has just released their new fully integrated fuel injection and chassis harness designed to fit any GM car or truck from 1955 to 1986. it must be used in conjunction with GM’s LS1 to LS6 small-block V-8 engines and corresponding GM 4L60E four-speed electronic overdrive transmission.... more

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Bob McClurg - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Installing traction bars on a 1967 Camaro

Installing traction bars on a 1967 Camaro

Traction Bars That Really Work on First-Gen Camaros

When the 1967 Camaro debuted, it was an immediate hit with Chevy enthusiasts. The styling was decidedly different.... more

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Larry Weiner - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Rewiring a 1957 Chevy

Rewiring a 1957 Chevy

Modern solutions for early wiring systems

Chevrolets from the 1950s had very few options as starting the engine was the main concern. In the early years, 30 to 35 amperage generators were able to keep up with the lighting and other electrical loads. Today, adding electrical accessories to an existing electrical system should be done with a well thought-out plan.... more

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Chris Petris - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments