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Do the TIGHTEN UP

Do the TIGHTEN UP

Foundational improvements on a C4 coupe's chassis

Corvette therapy; it is accomplished by either lowering the top on your Corvette convertible or removing the roof panel on the coupe (if so equipped). Point your machine in the direction of your favorite two-lane twisty road, crank up the tunes and drive on! What a great way to relieve the stress of a hectic work week.... more

GENERAL

Ron Warren - 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

Car Care Guide

Car Care Guide

10 Ways to Improve Appearance and Performance

For many, it’s all about impression. What’s the sense in having a quality car if you don’t strive to keep the quality at the highest possible level?... more

GENERAL

Kevin Harper - August 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Headlight Fix for C5

Headlight Fix for C5

Spent gears can be only half of the problem

Many a C5 owner has heard that unmistakable machine gun sound emanating from the front of the car when turning on the headlights. And if that noise isn’t annoying enough, at least one of the headlights doesn’t come up, or doesn’t go down.... more

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Story Mark Kaufman - June 20, 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

New Life for a '71 Cuda

New Life for a '71 Cuda

We document an unrestored, 25,000-mile ’71 ’Cuda 440 Six-Barrel for restoration and vehicle inspection reference.

There’s a lot of information – and misinformation – to be found when researching the factory-correct equipment and assembly details of your favorite Mopar muscle car.... more

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Story Barry Kluczyk - 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

8¾ Rear Rebuild for Power

8¾ Rear Rebuild for Power

Bringing back the power potential in an 8¾-inch differential

Chrysler’s 8¾-inch rearend was in production from the late ’50s until 1974 in the passenger car line. It was used under literally millions of Mopars over the years.... more

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Story Dave Verna - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Modern Music For Early Mustangs

Modern Music For Early Mustangs

Scratchy Speakers and Limited Choices Go Away

We’d heard so much said about “the quality of life” that it’s become just second nature to want to improve upon something. The owners of older cars have a respect for beauty and, to some degree, tradition.... more

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Story Kevin Harper - Images Mike Horne - June 19, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments