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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

Power Play 

Power Play 

Modern Automotive Rewiring Done the Right Way

When it comes to anything aftermarket, you know the Chevy crowd has the best seat in the house. They typically get the first run of the latest and greatest, having the Ford and Mopar crowd trailing with what is left after the fact.... more

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Dave Verna - September 02, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Buying a C4 Corvette

Buying a C4 Corvette

Deals abound on Corvette’s first Techno-crat

The fourth generation Corvette took the automotive world by storm and changed the way Corvettes were viewed and loved by enthusiasts worldwide. Now stretching more than two decades since the first clamshell hood rolled off the line, the available pickings on the resale market range in virtually every condition and price possible.... more

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Chris McDonald - August 19, 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

Understanding and treating engine deposits

Understanding and treating engine deposits

Curing your car’s cholesterol problem

Whenever the engine in your car is running, the gasoline IT is burning to make power is leaving behind harmful, power-robbing deposits inside your engine. Deposit formation is a normal by-product of the gasoline burning process, but if these fuel-related deposits are not properly controlled, they will cause a gradual loss of engine power, fuel economy and driveability.... more

CLASSICS

Henry P. Olsen - August 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Fuelishly Simple

Fuelishly Simple

Radical fuel management made real easy!

For 15 years I’ve been running my homebuilt Holley 1050cfm 9375 Dominator on my 540-cubic inch Corvette and on the 427 that preceded it.... more

CORVETTE

Jim Moore - August 12, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Replacing a windshield in a Mopar A-body

Replacing a windshield in a Mopar A-body

A new outlook on the road

The windshield on this ’67 Barracuda was in pretty poor shape when I bought the Mopar A-body about eight years ago. Rather than replace it at the time, and since it was an OEM piece, I figured I would live with the small chips, scratches and wiper haze that had softly clouded my vision since getting it on the road five years ago.... more

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Scott Lachenauer - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Twin clutch installation in a 2011 Mustang

Twin clutch installation in a 2011 Mustang

Sometimes adding performance means being able to contain it

2011 Mustang GT owners are a lucky bunch. They can easily achieve “street-legend” status by eclipsing the 500 rwhp mark with nothing more than a supercharger. The 5.0L Coyote motor that is standard issue on the 2011 makes nearly 400 hp to the rear wheels in stock form!... more

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Ricardo Topete - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Rear disc brake conversion on a 1967 Mustang

Rear disc brake conversion on a 1967 Mustang

Currie's rear disc brake conversion kit provides lots of “whoa” in a small package.

If there’s one area where newer cars have a significant performance advantage over older cars, it’s braking. They not only stop in a shorter distance, but with greater stability and less fade, etc., during repeated use.... more

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Frank Bohanan - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Rebuilding A Pontiac fuel pump

Rebuilding A Pontiac fuel pump

When rebuilding the original is the best way to go

A multitude of decisions are required in the restoration of any classic or muscle car. In most cases, the decision to rebuild individual parts rather than replace them is often the best in the interest of correctness and/or originality, which follows the real definition of a true “restoration”.... more

CLASSICS

Jim Black - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments