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Car Craft

Car Craft

March 2020

Get Car Craft digital magazine subscription today. It's all about pure American power from Chevy, Mopar, Ford, Buick, Olds, Pontiac, and even AMC. It's about the stuff that real car guys live for.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
TEN: The Enthusiast Network
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IN THIS ISSUE

4 min.
bangin’ gears

SWEET HOME ALABAMA! Unless you’re piloting a riverboat, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, isn’t a town you’ll find yourself in while traveling to someplace else. You have to want to be there. There’s no interstate highway, no international jetport—just a lazy ribbon of two-lane asphalt that wends its way through bucolic village after village, then spills out into the lush plain of the Tennessee River. It’s one of those dots you might’ve glanced at on a map—back when we used maps—and rightfully wondered why anybody would live there. Now I know. In a bit of irony, the front office of Eric Malone’s shop faces the Muscle Shoals Police Department. Later that day, we would set up Malcolm Storey’s Pontiac in the wide, quiet street in front of MSPD to bask in the late-day sun,…

1 min.
car craft

EDITORIAL Network Content Director Douglas R. Glad Editor Johnny Hunkins Senior Managing Editor Sarah Gonzales Hot Rod Network Executive Editor Phil McRae Production Editor Jordon Scott Director, Social Media Brandon Scarpelli Contributors JoAnn Bortles, Jefferson Bryant, Eric English, Andy Finkbeiner, Richard Holdener, Jesse Kiser, Scotty Lachenauer, Steve Magnante, John Machaqueiro, James Rotella, Kendra Sommer & George Trosley ART DIRECTION & DESIGN Art Director Roberta Conroy Creative Director Alan Muir ADVERTISING General Manager John Viscardo 813/777-4489 Eastern Sales Director Michael Essex 863/860-6023 Western Sales Director Scott Timberlake 310/531-5969 Advertising Operations Manager Monica Hernandez TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIA, LLC President Kevin Mullan SVP, Editorial & Advertising Operations Amy Diamond General Manager, Automotive Network Tim Foss Senior Director, Finance Catherine Temkin CONSUMER MARKETING, ENTHUSIAST MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION COMPANY, INC. SVP, Circulation Tom Slater VP, Retention & Operations Fulfillment Donald T. Robinson III VP, Acquisition & Database Marketing Victoria Linehan VP, Newsstand Retail Sales William Carter MOTORTREND GROUP President/General Manager Alex Wellen Group SVP,…

3 min.
horsepower!

1,135HP 427 LS7 2010 CAMARO Anthony Antinucci / Blue Bell, Pennsylvania After an eight-year hiatus, Chevrolet started selling the fifth-generation Camaro as a ’10 model with three trim levels on tap. You could order an LS-, LT-, or SS-trimmed vehicle with the first two options wearing a 3.6L V-6, while the SS came equipped with the 6.2L LS3 V-8. Rated at 426 horses, the LS3 laid down the Camaro baseline for performance moving forward. The appeal of the SS-trimmed Camaro and its performance numbers are what prompted Anthony Antinucci to place an order for one in 2010. As a lifelong Bowtie fanatic, the search for more power out of the LS3 started as soon as the car was driven off the dealer’s showroom floor. His quest for some additional horses led him to…

4 min.
speed parts

FULLSIZE FORDS What it is: 1964 Galaxie trunk sheetmetal Why you care: Galaxie owners rejoice! OE-style replacement sheetmetal is now available from Auto Metal Direct. The newest release from the folks at AMD comes in the form of a complete trunk floorpan for the ’64 Galaxie. The trunk floor braces and rear crossbrace is already welded on and the trunk floor arrives EDP coated to help protect against rust and corrosion. This panel is a direct replacement for Ford PN C4AZ-6211215-A. AMD continues to support Ford enthusiasts and restoration professionals in a growth of Ford product offerings. These OE-quality components from AMD are the perfect touch to your restoration. How much: $599.99 Learn more: Auto Metal Direct; 877/575-3586; AutoMetalDirect.com THERMAL & SOUND MANAGEMENT What it is: Headliner soundproofing Why you care: The roof on most vehicles is…

7 min.
slam-dunk trunk part 2

In Part 1, we removed the old rusty trunk floor, trunk floor extensions, and wheelhouses from this ’69 Camaro. Now we get to the fun part—installing the new trunk floor for mini-tubs, trunk floor extensions, and extended wheelhouses (aka mini-tubs). It will be a great feeling to open up that trunk and see all that new metal in there, plus, there is the added bonus of having another 2.25 inches for a fatter tire. Once the tubs are installed, the owner of the Camaro will have the task of relocating the shock mounts and (possibly) leaf springs to accommodate the larger tires. The most time-consuming step of this install is fitting the trunk floor and the mini-tubs. Every Camaro and GM F-body is a little different than all the others. Years…

8 min.
the shroud of tourin’

Let’s examine the LS motor. Long ago, it became the darling of the performance world, with everyone jumping on the bandwagon. Not that the LS engine family doesn’t deserve the attention. They do, after all, have a lot going for them, including impressive head flow, a decent intake, and ample compression. The only thing missing for hero status on an LS is a reasonable camshaft. Add the right cam to almost any LS, and, boom, you immediately look like a hero. Such is the benefit of LS ownership, but as good as they are, there is always room for improvement, even beyond the usual cam swap. The next place to look for extra power is the cylinder heads, especially when running the cathedral-port examples. The factory cathedral-port heads used on the…