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Self-Serve

Self-Serve

A D-I-Y way to stay cool this summer

The reason all that white, fluffy stuff has gone away is because of heat. And now, there’s a LOT of it!... more

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Andy Bolig - June 06, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Swing n Sting Dart Engine

Swing n Sting Dart Engine

The Dart was running again, but we found we needed a little help in the system

The fall leaves were changing and the Swing ’N Sting Dart was again back on the road after a year.... more

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John and Geoff Stunkard - May 30, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Salvage Yard Superhero

Salvage Yard Superhero

Reaping high horsepower from a core-charge worthy donor

There’s no doubting that the small-block Chevy engine has been on a roll since it was first introduced back in 1955.... more

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Story Andy Bolig / Images Jeff Gardner - May 16, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

GM Hood Hinges

GM Hood Hinges

Single-handedly changing GM A-body hood hinges

If you’re the owner of a decades-old GM A-body you might have experienced the hood suddenly closing by itself. A gust of wind, or a jiggle of the car, and down it comes.... more

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Jim McGowan - May 09, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

The Long (Over)Haul

The Long (Over)Haul

Part IV: Tearing into the top end of our engine

With The sheer amount of parts that are being slung around the top of an overhead valve V-8, it’s amazing it all stays together as it sings at 7 grand!... more

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Dave Verna - April 18, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Lighten Up!

Lighten Up!

Installing AMD’s new aluminum Camaro parts

Back in the 1960s, when the factories wanted to go fast and the sanctioning bodies gave them room to do so, aluminum sheet stock was fed into the stamping plant body panel dies in very limited amounts to replicate the steel part it was replacing.... more

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Geoff Stunkard - April 04, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Rumble without the grumble

Rumble without the grumble

Performance pipes on a Pontiac G8 GT

When Pontiac introduced the G8 product line for the 2008 model year, it certainly had performance in mind.... more

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Tommy Lee Byrd - March 14, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Preventative Magic

Preventative Magic

The three “R”s of protective metal coatings: Raw, Rusty or RPM!

We all know that rust NEVER sleeps.... more

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Andy Bolig - March 07, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

The Long (Over) Haul

The Long (Over) Haul

Part III: Balancing and pre-assembly of the short block

As you can gather by this third installment, we are taking our time and detailing the process so you can get a deeper understanding of what it takes to go from unpacking parts to a running engine.... more

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Dave Verna - February 21, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments

Cranking Pipe

Cranking Pipe

Eastwood’s Tubing Bender offers an inexpensive solution to rolling your own.

For most of the hands-on automotive hobby, adding substructures of tube steel to a performance vehicle is considered something to be left to the experts.... more

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Geoff Stunkard - February 07, 2013 10:00 AM - Comments