Archive for June, 2010

Edelbrock GM LS1 Coil Covers

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Edelbrock’s new LS Series Coil Covers are a great way to dress up the LS1 in your Corvette, F-Body, street rod or muscle car. Their exclusive design is manufactured of cast aluminum and eliminates the stock mounting bracket by mounting the coils directly to the underside of cover, providing a clean, custom look. (more…)

Mallory Performance E-Fire Electronic Chevrolet V8 Distributor with Comp 9000 Cap

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Mallory Performance introduces their E-Fire Electronic Chevrolet V8 Distributor with Comp 9000 Cap. Unlike some competitors, Mallory’s E-Fire Distributor Series do not require an external ignition box. Full electronic timing control – both RPM and vacuum based is available. There are seven preprogrammed custom advance curves or you can design your own using free Windows-based software. (more…)

Summit Racing Street & Strip Carburetors

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The Summit Racing Street & Strip Carburetors are crafted from aluminum for warp resistance, weight savings, and excellent calibration retention, and have a tumble-polished body and black anodized trim for an attractive appearance. The advanced one-piece design eliminates gaskets below the fuel line for leak-free operation, and includes exclusive color-coded vacuum ports for easy installation. (more…)

The Black Mariah – Happiness is Driving This Triple Black 1966 Dodge Coronet 440 Street Hemi

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The story is a familiar one. In this case, one W.E. Richards from Diamond, Ohio, buys a brand new, triple black, 1966 Dodge Coronet 440 from Ravenna, Ohio’s Martin Motors and transforms it into a weekend warrior. Of course, the fun (a 1/4-mile at a time) lasts just as long as the 10.3:1 compression, Code H/381 B-426/425-HP, dual quad, street Hemi engine, which is capable of turning 12.40s at 117.00 while competing in the NHRA B/Stock class. However, those E-ticket rides came to a screeching halt once the street Hemi (with just 11,026 miles on the odometer) spun a rod bearing. In the end, the ’66 got parked, and it was eventually forgotten. (more…)

A New Beat – A Simple Camshaft Swap Creates Increased Power and Unique Sound

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

COMP Cams’ new Thumpr flat tappet camshafts come in three levels of performance. As you might expect, the base performance cam is called the Thumpr, followed by the more aggressive Mutha Thumpr and the red hot Big Mutha Thumpr. Pretty creative, huh?

So, the question arises with regard to camshafts, “Can you have your cake and eat it, too?”  In the case of our dyno test, we wanted to know if there was a camshaft that not only delivered on the dyno, but would enhance the sound of power derived from our engine for cruise appeal. (more…)

Muscle Car Garage – Build-up of Doug Shultz’s and Kim Wiland’s ’66 Fairlane

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Doug stands next to his project and heaves a sigh of relief. She is finally done and ready to do battle at the shows and on the road course.

How do most high-caliber muscle car projects start? When viewing the finished pavement bruiser of a ’66 Ford Fairlane 500 constructed by owner Doug Shultz only one word came to mind: vision. As the former owner of Street Works in Auburn, Washington, Doug spent many years crafting cars for customers, and even has a Goodguys Street Machine of the Year title under his belt from 2001, which was clinched with a blue ’67 Nova.   (more…)

Holiday Hot Rodding – The 2008 John Force Racing Holiday Car Show

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

It was the morning of Dec. 7, and all through Yorba Linda, California, many hot rods and muscle cars were stirring and roaring aloud. Exhaust notes pierced the air and tires screeched as participants made their way to the annual John Force Holiday Car Show sponsored by System One and held at the amazing headquarters of John Force Racing. The event’s purpose was as a benefit toy drive for California Highway Patrol’s CHIPs for Kids. Admission was an unwrapped toy to provide Christmas presents for those less fortunate. (more…)

Orange Bang – Classic Lines and Corvette Power

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

When it comes to classic muscle cars the Chevelle is certainly one of the most popular platforms to build upon. Some take the restored approach and can’t bear the thought of separating a family of parts that has lived under the same hood and underbelly since the day the car rolled off the assembly line. The whole numbers matching concept is great for the enthusiast who wants his or her car to hold up under scrutiny from the most discerning purist. The other type of enthusiast not only wants a great looking muscle car, but also one they can beat the snot out of every time they climb behind the steering wheel. (more…)

Old School Dreams – Imagined in Study Hall Built 30 Years Later

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

As a high school kid in Iowa, Craig Hull had an active mind. All the cars he lusted after were built in his head, thanks to that active juvenile imagination. Sound familiar? Oh yeah. We all did the same thing. If you were a diehard gearhead, you were hooked at an early age. You’d see the latest crop of muscle cars on the dealer’s lot and imagine how they’d look with Cragar SS wheels, big tires and big power. (more…)

Pony Up – A 518-Horse Supercharged Beauty

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Most muscle car fanatics are loyal to one brand and will defend that brand no matter what the cost. For James Goode of Garland, Texas, ownership of this air ride equipped and supercharged 2005 Mustang Pony convertible was merely a right place at the right time endeavor. Goode is a retried football coach and a few years back while still coaching football, he had what he calls a “cardiac episode.” In anticipation of bad news from the doctors Goode sold his 2004 Corvette ragtop and settled up his bills. Fortunately the doctors came back with good news and Goode was in the clear, but his prized ’04 ‘Vette was already down the road. (more…)