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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

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

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

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

Installing an aftermarket GM A/C system

Installing an aftermarket GM A/C system

Putting the cool out front and the problems behind

Under-hood accessories have come a long way from the couple of aftermarket valve cover choices we had available early on.... more

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Story Chris Petris - May 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Carpet installation in a 1967 Camaro

Carpet installation in a 1967 Camaro

REPLACING CARPET AND FLOOR INSULATION

There comes a time in the life of all vehicles when the carpeting begins to show its age. Vacuuming regularly and using mats to protect it certainly does help, but ultimately the carpeting will fray and exhibit wear in exposed areas. ... more

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Story Larry Weiner - May 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

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