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NA + PSI = HP

NA + PSI = HP

Part II: Building the top end and dyno testing

Last month we assembled the bulletproof bottom end for our turbo 6.0L LS engine build. This month we’ll cover the top-end assembly and see what she’ll do on the dyno with and without the turbo.... more

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Doug Flynn - October 25, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Preferred Seating

Preferred Seating

Rebuilding vintage cylinder heads with today’s durability.

When driving a classic car on a regular basis, you’re more concerned with reliability than those who trailer or drive their occasional rides.... more

GENERAL

Jim Smart - October 18, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Students to Be Featured

Students to Be Featured

Chasing Classic Cars Goes to school

McPherson College automotive restoration will be the featured subject of a full episode of "Chasing Classic Cars", a nationally distributed program on the Velocity Channel by Discovery.  The show, hosted by master car restorer Wayne Carini, follows... more

CLASSICS

Larry Jewett - October 11, 2012 10:06 AM - Comments

A Hot Issue

A Hot Issue

The Right Fire Extinguisher

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) tells us that, in 2010, the last year statistics are available, there were 215,500 vehicle fires in the U.S. – one every 146 seconds. Those fires killed 310 people, injured 1,590 and did $1.4 billion worth of damage.... more

GENERAL

Hib Halverson - October 11, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Tempest in a Teapot

Tempest in a Teapot

Insight into one of Holley’s most controversial carburetors

Mention the word “teapot” around savvy classic Ford guys and you will get a befuddled look because this old time Holley carburetor is a whole ’nother carburetion experience. It is loved and it is surely hated.... more

MUSTANG

Jim Smart - October 11, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Bang, Shift, Zoom!

Bang, Shift, Zoom!

An upgraded T56 Magnum that does all the work and gets none of the glory

You’ll have to forgive the title, it’s a bit flashy to get people to pick up the mag and not just skim the pretty pictures.... more

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Eric McClellan - September 27, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Super Charger

Super Charger

Optima’s new powerhouse charges forward with advantages.

Automotive technology is always improving. That fact even trickles down to include the lowly car battery.... more

GENERAL

Andy Bolig - September 20, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

NA + PSI = HP

NA + PSI = HP

A solid foundation, plus proven power-adder, equals longevity and performance.

GM “LS” engines are all the rage these days with near-stock engines claiming big power whether naturally aspirated or boosted.... more

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By Doug Flynn - September 17, 2012 10:46 AM - Comments

A Bigger Nine-Incher

A Bigger Nine-Incher

Assembling a power-handling nine-inch Ford differential

When it comes to rear differentials, the nine-inch Ford reigns supreme.... more

MUSTANG

Jefferson Bryant - September 06, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments

Pour It In And Pour It On

Pour It In And Pour It On

Fluids for Performance

There is no overstating the importance of the variety of fluids that make up an automobile. These chemical compounds, ranging from simple water, to products that require refinement processes and beyond, are the lifeblood of a vehicle’s performance.... more

GENERAL

Kevin Harper - September 06, 2012 10:00 AM - Comments