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22 The front drive is an incredible combination of components practically none of which were originally designed to work with the Chevrolet straight si

Chevrolet’s Straight-Six Engine was Designed to be a Workhorse—Automotive Specialists has Turned it into...

By Jeff Huneycutt  -  Photography by the Author Some engines just have coolness in their DNA. Take, for example, the famous four-valve, dual-overhead cam LT5 that...
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A Clean Serpentine Package for any LS Motor

By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author One of the benefits of using a late-model engine, such as the venerable LS-series of GM powerplants,...
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Our Chevy Pickup Gets a New Firewall, Engine & Transmission

By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By the Author We’ve been following along as Paul Wilson has been in the process of transforming a random pile...
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Part 6: Custom Header Fab on the Scott’s Hotrods ’N Customs 1951 Chevy

By Kenneth “Stress Ball” DeKissere   -   Photography by Camren Beattie I haven't built headers in five or so years, and even then I haven't made very many....
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IN THE SHOP

Part 5: The Scott’s Hotrods ’N Customs ’51 Chevy By Kenneth “Stress Ball” DeKissere   -   Photography by Camren Beattie Man, you're really putting me on the spot...
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Evacuate a Big V-8 in Style

Tips and Tricks for Building a Granatelli Motor Sports 3-Inch Stainless Steel Oval Tubing Exhaust By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by Rob Fortier The use of...
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Holm Built Hotrods’ “Trans-Am” Bumpside Build

By Ron Covell   -   Photography by the Author In the mid ’60s a new class for racing cars was launched. These were based on production...
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How It’s Made

Johnson’s Radiator Works Builds a Custom C10 Radiator By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography by the Author Whether you build classic trucks as a hobby or...
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V-belt To Serpentine Conversion Kits

All American Billet’s Chevy Small Block Serpentine Accessory Drive By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by Grinder TV When function and form become one it is a...
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Crafting a Custom Aluminum Fan Shroud

Part 5: The Souza Ford F100 Gets a Custom Aluminum Fan Shroud & Coolant Overflow Tank By Ron Covell   -   Photography by the Author The most...
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How To Swap an L83 Engine in an Old Ford Pickup

Classic Ford With Modern L83 Chevy Power By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography by the Author By now everyone knows about how popular the General Motors LS...
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Everything You Need To Know About Radiator Fans

Radiator Fans Keeping Your Classic Truck Cool By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography by the Author A vital component of your truck’s cooling system is the fan....
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Sensors You Need To Replace On Your Junkyard LS

Aftermarket EFI Systems Requires Optimum Sensor Readings By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author When it comes to prepping a junkyard LS engine for a...
00 Everything You Need To Know About Aluminum Radiators

Keeping Your Classic Truck Cool

Everything You Need To Know About Aluminum Radiators By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography by the Author and Courtesy of Afco There are few things that are...

Everything You Want To Know About The GM Gen V LT1 Engine

Inside the LT1 Engine: GM’s Next-Gen Small Block Engine By Ryan Manson   -   Photography by the Author Since its introduction in 1955, the small block Chevy...
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How To Restore a Classic Car Radiator

Cosmetically Restoring a Good, Used Radiator By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman - Photography by the Author https://vimeo.com/672930302 Just about a month ago, while sorting out a coolant recovery system...
00 How To Install a TR3550 Tremec Transmission Into a Dentside Ford

How To Install a TR3550 Tremec Transmission Into a Dentside Ford

Improving Shift Feel With A TR3550 transmission in a 1976 Ford F-100 By Don Lindfors - Photography by the Author When we think of Classic Truck Performance...
01 There’s a lot to consider when updating your charging system, from current requirements to wiring and pulley sizes

How to Choose the Right Alternator

Powermaster’s New Line of HPR Alternators By Todd Ryden - Photography by the Author Choosing and installing an alternator sounds easy enough, right? In the old days...
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No-Holds-Barred 1956 F100

The TCI chassis, Cab Floor & Firewall By Ron Covell - Photography by the Author, Michael Christensen & Gary George Gary George, who runs Gary’s Rods and...
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’67-72 C10 EFI Tank Setup Upgrade

Performance Online/FiTech Go Fuel ’67-72 C10 EFI Tank Setup By Rob Fortier - Photography by the Author As a fitting addendum to Ron Ceridono’s in-depth look into...
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Fitech EFI: What it Can Do That Carburetors Can’t

Fitech EFI for Classic Trucks By Ron Ceridono - Photography by Ron Ceridono & Courtesy of FiTech Fuel Injection Fuel injection has been around longer than most...
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Classic Truck Overdrive Swap Part 2: Linkage and Throttle Upgrade

How to Install a GM Overdrive Automatic Transmission in a 1967 Ford F100 pickup. https://vimeo.com/647957011 By Rob Fortier - Photography & Videography by Ryan Foss If the sacrilegious...
00 How To Pair a Ford 352 Engine To A GM 200-4R Transmission

How To Pair a Ford 352 Engine To A GM 200-4R Transmission

Backing a Ford 352 engine with a GM 200-4R transmission! By Rob Fortier - Photography and Videography by Ryan Foss Productions https://vimeo.com/623857771 I remember back in the early...
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Pertronix Plug n’ Play Ignition Upgrade For Our 1976 Ford F-100

Updating Our Ford’s Points Ignition System with a Pertronix Flame Thrower Electronic Distributor By Don Lindfors - Photography by the Author Back in the early 1900s, Charles...
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Long-Block Lowdown

Heads and Valvetrain Top Off Our Small-Block Build By Ryan Manson - Photography by the Author When we left off last month, our short-block Chevy engine was...
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HGM Automotive Electronics’s Bluetooth CompuShift Controller For 4L60E

Bluetooth-Programmable Overdrive? Compushift Transmission Control System For 4L60E By Rob Fortier - Photography by Tim Sutton Around the early ’90s GM introduced the 4L60E transmission. Essentially, the...
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Everything You Need To Know About Wiring Harnesses For Your Classic Truck

American Autowire’s Worry-Free Wiring Harnesses By Ron Ceridono - Photography by the Author For many classic truck fans, there is nothing more mysterious than an electrical system....

Family Heirloom Revived: 1972 Ford F-100

Duralast Helps Revive (and Drive) an Old Ford Pick Up By Rob Fortier & Tim Foss - Photography by Ryan Foss Productions I can’t speak for everyone,...
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All New Mustang II Spindles With Modern Tech Inspired By a C7 Corvette

Classic Performance Products’ All-New Corvette-Style Modular Mustang II Spindles By Rob Fortier - Photography & Videography by Taylor Kempkes https://vimeo.com/564813872 Underneath a Mustang II or Pinto from where...
001 Everything you need to know about Classic Truck Plumbing

Everything You Need To Know About Automotive Plumbing

By Ron Ceridono - Photography by the Author Building a hot rod or classic truck requires many unique disciplines. Often overlooked is the vehicle’s plumbing, this...
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How To Increase Horsepower With Proven Bolt Ons For Your LS Engine

By Rob Fortier - Photography by the CTP Staff https://vimeo.com/551598895 When it comes to affordable, “bolt-on” to increase horsepower for your LS engine, the $64,000 question has...
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Edelbrock E-force Supercharger: Forced Induction Fundamentals

Speedway Motors’ Supercharged Package Deal By Rob Fortier - Photography by the Author Blowers are not for everyone—nor are they for every engine. They’re cool to look...

Borgeson C10 Quick Ratio Steering Box Upgrade

By Todd Ryden - Photography by the Author When thinking of how your truck handles, the first components that come to mind are likely suspension parts....
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Upgrading to a Modern, but Stealthy Electronic Ignition in Your Classic Truck

By Todd Ryden - Photography by the Author One of the great things about building a classic truck today is that you don’t need to settle...
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Installing a 350 crate engine in a 1979 Chevy C10

How to Make an 350 Engine Swap Simple, One-Stop, Worry-Free Job By the CTP Staff - Photography by Jason Scudellari https://vimeo.com/502750868 If you’ve ever owned a late-’60s and...

The Epitome Of Convenience: Strange Engineering’s C10 Rear Axle 9-Inch Install

By Rob Fortier   -   Photography by the Author Why is it the Ford 9-inch is to the aftermarket rear end world what the Mustang II...

Afternoon Electronic Fuel Injection: Upgrading Your Carburetor Has Never Been Easier!

By Ryan Manson - Photography by the Author When electronic fuel injection systems first showed up in the automotive aftermarket, they were complicated, bulky affairs. Installations...

Holley’s LT1-Style Mid-Mount Accessory Drive—for Big-Block Chevys!

By Rob Fortier - Photography by the Author Ok, in case you’re still scratching your head thinking, “LT1 accessory drives don’t fit on big-block Chevys!”, you’re...

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