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Classic Car Battery System Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Charging Systems By Ryan Manson   -   Photography By The Author A properly charged and maintained battery is a must for...
01 Alan Johnson the new owner of Walker Radiator Works

The Legacy of Walker Radiator Works Continues

How Johnson’s Radiator Works Builds a 1932 Ford Radiator By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By the Author When Alan Johnson builds a hot rod he...
01 Tavis Highlander received the nod from Rodger Lee of Ironworks Speed Kustom

1957 Ford Ranch Wagon Gets A Modern Chassis & Powertrain From Ironworks Speed and...

Ford Ranch Wagon Project Part 1: Roadster Shop Chassis & GT500 Powertrain By Ron Covell   -   Photography By Rodger Lee Work continues at Ironworks Speed and...
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Auto Shop Tackles Model A Rear End Swap

Flathead High School’s 1928 Model A Tudor Project Car By “Rotten” Rodney Bauman  -   Photography By the Author If you as a youngster were fortunate enough...
001 Veteran engine builder Donnie Anderson was responsible for fabricating many of the special engine components

Special Small Block Hemi Engine Build

Building An Award Winning Hemi For Chisenhall’s America's Most Beautiful Roadster By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Speed Dome Engineering & Donnie Anderson To build any...
01 Drive by wire might sound intimidating but Lokar makes it easy with custom throttle pedal assemblies

Drive-By-Wire Solution For Your Classic Car

Lokar’s Modern DBW System For Late Model Engine Swaps By Tommy Lee Byrd   -   Photography By Brian Brennan Swapping a late model engine into an old...
01 Probing a vehicle s charging system using a multimeter can tell us a lot about the system s health

How Do You Diagnose a Charging System Problem

What Are The Signs Of A Bad Alternator By Ryan Manson   -  Photography By the Author Signs of a charging system that's on the brink can...
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How To Build An LS Engine: Short Block Assembly Part 3

Bare Block Performance Package - Part 3: Big Power From a Conservative Package For Part 1, click here.   -   For Part 2, click here. By Ryan Manson ...
01 kyle martelli american heritage performance assmeblying the block dropping first piston

How To Build An LS Engine: Short Block Assembly Part 2

Bare Block Performance Package Part 2: Wrapping Up the Rotating Assembly on Our Summit Racing 5.3 Iron Block Engine Package By Ryan Manson   -   Photography By...
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How To Build An LS Engine: Short Block Assembly Part 1

Part 1: Prepping, Inspecting, and Assembling the 5.3 Iron Block of Our Summit Racing LS engine package By Ryan Manson   -   Photography By Brian Brennan  ...
01 Hot Rods by Dean sorted out all the parts required and handled the installation of a Ford Performance Parts 302 engine

Parts You Need For A Crate Engine Swap

Prepping Our 302 Crate Engine From Ford Performance Parts By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography By Brian Brennan It was a great day for hot rodders when...
01 Veteran custom hot rod builder Don Lindfors demonstrated Vintage Airs Monster CustomFit Fan assembly

How To Install CustomFit Brushless Fan On Your Classic Car

Vintage Air’s Brushless Fan Tech Improves Cooling Capability By John Gilbert   -   Photography By the Author Computers and 12V electric motors have evolved and advanced significantly...
01 The Granatelli Motor Sports 12V Electric Vacuum Pump Kit comes complete and is an easy install

How To Install An Electric Vacuum Pump On Your Hot Rod

Granatelli Motorsports’ Solution To The Need for Supplemental Vacuum By Brian Brennan   -   Photography By the Author & Granatelli Motor Sports The car (most likely) parked...
01 Geoff Jones at Hot Rods By Dean prepping our fuel tank from CPP

How To Upgrade Your Fuel System: EFI Ready Fuel Tank Kit

Swapping Your Classic Car’s Fuel System to Accept Fuel Injection or Upgrading Your Fuel System is a Worthwhile Project By Brian Brennan   -Photography By the...
01 The Best Powertrain Combo For Your Hot Rod

The Best Powertrain Combo For Your Hot Rod

The Go-To Manual Transmission Setup For Your LS Engine By Ron Ceridono - Photography by Brian Brennan While tradition will always be an important part of hot...
01 The new Eclipse EFI magneto looks just like its original counterparts

The Magic of Magneto Ignition for Modern EFI

One of the Iconic Hot Rod Performance Parts Still Has Life Today By Don Lindfors - Photography By the Author Many rodders wanted a “mag” to go...
01 Ford Performance Coyote V8 in a rare ’57 Ford two-door Del Rio Ranch Wagon

Coyote Swap with Vintage Air Front Runner

1957 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon Coyote Swap By Ron Ceridono - Photography by Brian Brennan & Tate Radford In the Nov. ’21 issue of Modern Rodding...
01 Our 348 Chevy engines gets an Pertronix Flame thrower, the perfect upgrade for any ignition system

Modern Tech For Vintage Engines: PerTronix Flame Thrower Distributors

By Ron Ceridono - Photography By The Author While there is much to be said in favor of contemporary engines with the latest in computer-controlled everything,...
01 Eric Black_s artwork previews the Corvair build

Building the Ultimate Chevrolet Corvair “RareVair”

Part 1: The Corvair Chevrolet Should Have Built By Ron Ceridono - Photography By Lonnie Gilbertson When Chevrolet introduced the Corvair in 1960 it was revolutionary in...
01 Measuring the front panel of the 1971 Torino front end

How To Install a New Radiator Core Support in Your 1966-1971 Ford Torino, Fairlane,...

Radiator Core Support Replacement By Brian Brennan Think back a few months (May ’21 issue) to our 1969 Ford Torino Cobra Jet 428 4V Q-code project....
01 1931 Model A Ford built using Speedway Motors parts

Classic Car Restoration: 1931 Model A Ford

East Coast Graffiti The Hot Rod Model A By John Gilbert - Photography by the Author This story started out as a simple tech about installing Dynamat...
01Neutral Safety Switch for a lokar shifter

What is a Neutral Safety Switch and Why it is Important

By Brian Brennan It’s not much of an accessory, relatively inexpensive, simple to install, and one of those things you really shouldn’t live without. Not...
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Installing a Universal Fuel Sending Unit and Fuel Tank – 1936 Ford Project

By Gerry Burger - Photography By The Author In our humble opinion, the 1936 Ford Phaeton has the prettiest rear fenders and panels ever to grace...
01 Custom exhaust system from Speedway Motors and magnaflow mufflers

How To Build Exhaust For Your Classic Ford

By Brian Brennan - Photography by John Winter Moving along on our project 1936 Ford it is now time to take a serious look at its...
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Installing a Lokar Floor Mount Shifter & E-brake

Lokar Performance Parts Provides Three Components Necessary for Every Build By Ryan Manson - Photography by the Author Connecting all the components on a street rod build...
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Red-Ram Hemi Vs. 5.7L Hemi – Identical ’32 Ford Builds

By Brian Brennan - Photography by the Author It sounds like an oxymoron—“modern traditional”—but that appears to be what’s going on today when we take a...

Two-Point Conversion

Electrifying a Vintage Dual-Point Distributor with a PerTronix Igniter II By Tommy Lee Byrd - Photography by the Author During the ’70s, most auto manufacturers made the...

Blowin’ in the Wind

How to Pick the Engine Cooling Fan That’s Right for Your Hot Rod By Ron Ceridono - Photography Courtesy of the Manufacturers One of the common problems...

Amped Up

How to Select the Correct Hot Rod Alternator By Ron Ceridono At one time the demands on an automobile’s electrical system were simple—the engine’s ignition and...

RISE TO THE OCCASION

Taking Your Air Breathers to New Heights and Dimensions By Gerry Burger - Photography by the Author Let’s face it, when it comes to hot rod motors...

Lokar Performance AxiShift

How to Get the Perfect Shifter Position, We Install Lokar's New Axishift Pro Relocation Shifter By Brian Brennan - Photography Courtesy of Lokar Performance Products Video Courtesy...

Keep a Light On

Good Idea for Your Front Porch but not Such a Good Idea for Your Battery By Brian Brennan - Photography by the Author and Optima Batteries At...

LS Classic Install

Transforming a Modern LS3 into a Vintage Corvette Fuelie from the Early ’60s By Jeff Smith - Photography by the Author & Lokar Performance Products To say...

Tips on Engine Cooling & Maintaining Temp Gauges

By Ron Ceridono   -   Photography by the Author & Courtesy of Classic Instruments There’s nothing worse than driving a hot rod with one eye on...

1957 Ford Custom Powered by a LS3 That Looks Surprisingly Like a FE V-8

Riding on a Roadster Shop RideLine Chassis Makes This Blue Oval Something of a Marvel By Brian Brennan   -   Photography Courtesy of Roadster Shop View our...

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