Posts Tagged ‘Chevy’

Brothers Show & Shine

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Classic Chevy Trucks Gather in SoCal

Let’s face facts, some guys are very brand loyal when it comes to trucks. There are Chevy guys, Ford Guys, etc. who crave anything sporting a Bow Tie or Blue Oval. Brothers Truck Parts has made a name for itself catering to those calling Chevy sheet metal home, offering restoration parts and aftermarket components for classic GM pickups. (more…)

2011 Hippy Killer Hoedown

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Hot rods, bikes and bands make for a great day!

April 16, 2011 brought another amazing event to Southern California, The 3rd annual Hippy Killer Hoedown. This event was the brainchild of legendary hot rod builder Jim “Bones” Noteboom and his son Kutty. They have both been building custom cars and bikes for as long as anyone can remember, but the Hoedown is their first foray into getting all of their friends together with their custom bikes and hot rods to bench race and listen to some live bands. (more…)

Two-Lane Blacktop ’55 Coming to the Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

We all have pivotal moments in our lives when we remember exactly what we were doing and where we were when something dramatic happened: the attack on Pearl Harbor, where we were when JFK was shot and our first drag race. I clearly remember going to see the movie Two Lane Blacktop. Starring singer James Taylor (with hair), late Beach Boy drummer Dennis Wilson, Laurie Bird and the late-but-cool Warren Oates, TLB was a cult hit 40 years ago. Of course, the real star for us car guys was the ’55 Chevy—old school before it was cool. (more…)

WEEKEND UPDATE

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Installing a B&B Serpentine Belt System and a U.S. Radiator Aluminum Radiator

Text and Photos by Matt Emery

It’s been said that it’s better to look good than to feel good, but what if you want to have both? That analogy especially works with how your engine looks. Everyone wants to have their mill looking good, but it has to work well, too. And as if that weren’t enough, nobody wants to spend all weekend bolting on new parts when they could be out cruisin’. That’s why for our first installment of “Weekend Update,” we are featuring the installation of a B&B Street Rods serpentine belt system and an aluminum radiator from U.S. Radiator.

We wanted to showcase easy-to-install items that have a big impact, and there may be no better place to start than with the engine. The highly polished B&B Street Rods serpentine belt system is a thing of beauty. It’s fully CAD designed and CAD machined, and is very easy to install. If you have the mechanical ability to bolt on a water pump, then you can install this unit. The system incorporates an A/C pump, one-wire alternator, power steering pump, water pump and belt tensioner into a package that’s a snap to install. Though it appears to be one piece, the A/C pump and alternator are housed in the main frame, while the water pump, P/S pump and tensioner are separate. That makes it easy for those not intending to use the P/S pump, as was the case with this engine. The design keeps everything close together and tidy, and thanks to the polished finish, it looks great, too. And the best part is that Ken Biggs builds every one of them in the USA.

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HEADMASTER: PART 2

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Clay Smith Cams installs the Dart SS Heads

In a previous issue, we showed you how the performance pros at Clay Smith Cams (Buena Park, California), prepped a set of Dart Iron Eagle S/S cast iron heads (and installed Manley valves and Clay Smith springs), which were going on a 283ci Chevy V-8. This month, we visit the shop again to watch Chad Langdon and Evan Speilman install the new heads in the Nova, with some help and sage advice from the cam doctor himself, George “Honker” Striegel, owner of Clay Smith Cams. Also, not ones to leave well enough alone, Dave Lange of Lange Performance then installed a set of Comp Cams Ultra Pro-Magnum roller rockers and their associated pieces.

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