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Car Craft July 2019

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bangin’ gears

WHERE ARE THE BEST PROJECT-CAR DEALS? Life was so much simpler back in the 1980s, especially when it came to finding a project car. You can espouse the virtues of the internet until you’re blue in the face, but I will always prefer the way it used to be. Looking for a car was something you geared up for by driving through neighborhoods, looking at want ads in the local paper, picking up a copy of the local Auto Trader, or hitting a big swap meet. Beyond that, there was your network of friends and family, and that was it. Like today, fudging and fibbing was to be expected, and the buyer had to beware for hidden damage and rust. The big difference is that, unlike the 1980s, your pool of buyers…

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car craft

EDITORIAL Network Content Director Douglas R. Glad Editor Johnny Hunkins Managing Editor Phil McRae Director, Social Media Brandon Scarpelli Contributors Grant Cox, Andy Finkbeiner, Mark Gearhart, Ben Hermance, Richard Holdener, Jeff Huneycutt, Jesse Kiser, John Machaqueiro, Steve Magnante, Rocky Rotella, Jason Sands, Chris Shelton, 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 Advertising Coordinator Patty Ludi Event Coordinator Yasmin Fajatin TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIA, LLC Chairman Greg Mays President Kevin Mullan SVP, Editorial & Advertising Operations Amy Diamond General Manager, Aftermarket Automotive Network Tim Foss General Manager, In-Market Automotive Network Maria Jamison 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…

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ENGINE BLOCK Although 460 Ford blocks are pretty stout, Ricky and John wanted the engine to be able to handle whatever they could throw at it. This meant going straight to a Ford Racing block and stuffing it with a Callies rotating assembly and 14:1 compression Diamond pistons that would put it at 557 ci of displacement. The oiling system is wet sump, with a Melling high-volume pump and Milodon 10-quart pan. The camshaft starts the connection with legendary Ford guru Jon Kaase, who spec’d an 0.850-inch lift solid-roller cam for the engine. All the machine work was performed by Hi Tech Machine in Palm Springs, California. 400-CFM HEADS While the Kaase name first entered the build with mention of the camshaft, it wouldn’t end there. Kaase also supplied the P-51 cylinder heads…

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speed parts

1968 Chevy Nova What it is: Tilt steering column. Why you care: Before now, if you wanted a tilt steering column for pretty much any 1968 GM, you had to make do with stock. For one transitional year only, steering columns had the new federally mandated collapsing tube, but the key was still in the dash. Now, ididit offers 1968 Nova owners the option of a new tilt column with all the correct stuff. The column works with the Nova’s original manual gearbox, aftermarket power box, as well as new rack-and-pinion systems. All 1968 Nova ididit steering columns come standard with a floor mount, self-canceling turn signals, four-way flashers, wiring adapter for stock harness, and a 3⁄4-inch, 36-spline lower shaft. Now available for purchase in three finishes including paintable steel (PN 1300680010),…

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coyote crate

The Blue Oval world is buzzing with the debate over the Coyote V8: What’s the baddest intake manifold, the 2018 GT or Cobra Jet? We were lucky enough to nab one of the first production Gen 3 (2018-and-later) Coyote crate engines from Ford Performance (PN M-6007-M50C). Coming in around $1,000 more than the previous 2015–2017 (Gen 2) Coyote crate engine, the Gen 3 is worth every penny. Direct injection with supplemental port injection, 12:1 compression ratio, better-flowing heads, and a superior intake manifold make for a combination that produces way more than advertised. In our first dyno test, we were able to produce 532.5 hp and 451.1 lb-ft of torque with only an air intake and E85 tune through the stock exhaust manifolds. We were duly impressed, but we still wanted…

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home boost

Let’s face it, the only people who don’t love boost are people who haven’t tried it. OK, maybe the “everyone” part is a bit of an overstatement, but there is certainly no denying either the potential or popularity of boosted motors. While superchargers have their place, turbos seem to be all the rage. Credit, at least in part, might go to the availability of inexpensive, off-shore turbochargers, intercoolers, and the associated plumbing. While turbos have been with us for decades, never in the history of automotive performance has boost been both so readily available and affordable. Nowhere is this more evident than in the LS market. Given the propensity, one might conclude that GM actually offered turbos on its LR4 and LM7 motors, but such was not the case. With…