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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

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

Upgrading drum brakes on a 1966 Mustang

Upgrading drum brakes on a 1966 Mustang

A simple upgrade that brings comfort, confidence and safety to an early Mustang

Believe it or not, one of the most neglected systems on cars is the braking system.... more

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Story Nic Conley - May 11, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

Installing gauge faces in a 1964 Plymouth

Installing gauge faces in a 1964 Plymouth

Brightening and whitening an A-body’s gauge pod

Well, I’m getting pretty far along on the hard, dusty trail of a full-blown restoration on my little A-body Barracuda.... more

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Story Scott Lachenauer - May 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments

How to pour Babbitt bearings

How to pour Babbitt bearings

When rebuilding an engine meant pouring molten metal

In our modern world of automotive engineering, most of us can identify with main and rod bearings being referred to as inserts. They are comprised of two bearing halves (upper and lower) that simply insert into an engine block, connecting rod or rod cap.... more

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Story Earl Duty - May 01, 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

Modifying a late-model Hemi engine

Modifying a late-model Hemi engine

Livernois Motorsports’ range of late-model performance parts gives enthusiasts a leg up on the General’s troops and the Blue Oval boys

For die-hard Mopar enthusiasts, the advent of the third-generation Hemi has been a source of joy and frustration.... more

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Story Barry Kluczyk - May 01, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments