We just wrapped up production on the December 2020 worry of HOT ROD magazine and believed it would be cool to take a trip earlier in time to the simpler times of our December 2000 concern. Though it"s not such a huge deal these days, our cover star Camaro was the recipient of an LS engine and T56 transmission swap in the at an early stage days of such an endeavor. The team at Hotchkis Sport Suspension took on the work and also had to make many components from scratch—points we have the right to buy off the shelf ideal currently prefer motor mounts, trans crossmembers, and also fuel tanks and lines. Tech editor Terry McGean left no stone unturned in his coverage, and the team had actually the automobile running in 30 days, just in time for the Power Tour that year.
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Tech editor Steve Magnante had actually an excellent short article on cost-conscious upqualities to an "83 Mustang, then adhered to that up with coverage of a Slant Six construct in a Plymouth Duster that ran mid-13s in the quarter-mile. It made that happen through a bump in compression, a bigger camera, a 100-shot from a Nitrous Works plate mechanism under a four-barrel carburetor, and also a major weight loss program that acquired the car dvery own to 2,738 pounds. Slicks and some expert tuning assisted, also.
Gray Baskerville had excellent coverage from Bonneville, among his favorites areas to be, he admits in the copy.
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We chosen Jeff Koch"s attribute on the 1960 Ford Starliner with a 32-valve 4.6L Mod motor swap. It sits just best on 17-inch American Racing Torq-Thrust wheels and also wears PPG Concept 9700 Babsence paint that looks a mile deep.
The unmeant surpclimb in this concern was the 1974 Oldsmobile that ran 9.10s in the NMCA"s Easy Street class with a small-block Olds engine! Well, actually it was a NASCAR engine based on Oldsmobile style running 14.0:1 compression and a 400 shot of nitrous, however still, that old barge was moving!
Want this piece of HOT ROD history? We are fortunate enough to have a print and also digital archive of each problem going back to the start in 1948, however we bet you could find this one pretty conveniently on eBay or a local swap satisfy. The cover price was $3.99 at the moment. What"s it worth to you today?