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Street Rodder April 2019

STREET RODDER is the #1 authoritative source for how to and technical information, event coverage, the latest features and emerging trends all devoted to the world of street rodding.

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for starters

By now everyone is aware that this August represents the 50th Annual NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. It will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center inside what is arguably the world’s greatest air-conditioned building. Inside this building are numerous manufacturers, and we’re guessing this year there will be more than ever before. I can tell you the STREET RODDER booth will be the largest it’s ever been and one of the largest exhibitor booths at the Street Rod Nationals ever. For starters, our 60x70 booth will house somewhere around 12 to 15 cars that you will immediately recognize. These cars represent the history of STREET RODDER magazine, the history of street rodding, as well as the history of the Street Rod Nationals. You will see the likes of Lil’…

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on the road

Announcing the 2019 ARP/STREET RODDER Road Tour schedule. For the 24th year, we will be visiting the best rod runs and events as we travel around the United States. During our travels we will drop by rod shops, manufacturers, auto museums, and private collections that have become such a big part of the Road Tour series. Here are the dates and the areas we will be visiting. In the coming months we will fill in the details of each of the Road Tours. Pull the car covers off and mark your calendars. It is going to be a great summer. June 15-22 MSRA Back to the 50’s Week Tour, St. Paul, MN There is plenty to do in the week leading up to one of the most popular events. July 14-21 Syracuse Nationals Week Tour, Syracuse,…

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★TIG and MIG The new Multimatic 220 AC/DC from Miller Electric Manufacturing Company delivers all-in-one multiprocess capabilities for MIG, flux cored, DC TIG, and DC stick welding, plus the addition of AC TIG capabilities. Welders can now tackle more projects and more materials—now offering AC/DC TIG from 24-gauge to 1/4-inch-thick aluminum, QuickTech technology automatically determines the correct polarity and switches to the right process when the welder hits the trigger or taps the foot control. This technology also allows a MIG gun and TIG torch to be connected at the same time. Miller Electric Manufacturing Company (920) 734-9821 millerwelds.com ★Q-Jet to EFI Direct-Fit Holley/MSD is thrilled to announce the release of Sniper EFI system’s direct replacement for Quadrajet applications, which eliminates the need to continually rebuild 50-plus-year-old Quadrajet carburetors on classic Chevys, Pontiacs, Buicks, Oldsmobiles, and…

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street corner

Sam Foose 1934-2018 Even heroes have heroes. Sam Foose, designer, customizer, and a bona fide hero in the custom car world, died on November 28. He was born in 1934 and grew up in Santa Barbara, California. He fell in love with cars at an early age and was working on them years before he was old enough for a driver’s license. Sam was only 14 years old when his family left the West Coast for Arizona. Sam decided to stay in Santa Barbara. In order to support himself, he put his talent to professional use, working on cars in a friend’s garage, where he was also living. Sam married his wife, Terry, in 1960. Around that time, he began working for AMT/Monogram. Sam (along with coworker Gene Winfield) had the enviable…

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best street rod

What more can you say about a car that’s received more notoriety, media coverage, and public praise than most could’ve ever imagined? It’s a tough nut to crack from the surface, but when it’s the Mariani Bros.’ Model A sedan, I feel pretty comfortable moving forward for the third time having the honor of saying something as it were regarding this Rad Rides by Troy work of art. Without having to worry about finding a random tangent in which to trail off on for this, the third cover feature installment in just as many years (a first in STREET RODDER magazine history, if I’m not mistaken!), let’s delve deeper into just what exactly makes this Tudor such an outstanding hot rod. Well, for one, whether you’re into contemporary or traditional hot…

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best street cruiser

The term “street cruiser” takes on a whole new meaning when the subject vehicle is Bruce Ricks’ ’63-1/2 Ford Galaxie 500 Sports Hardtop; and cruising was exactly what Bruce had in mind when he commissioned Steve Cook Creations of Oklahoma City. Bruce was after a car that could acquit itself in a custom car show or out on the highway pulling down the long miles in high-speed comfort. For the earliest part of the ’63-1/2 Ford’s new life it was a show car garnering a place in STREET RODDER’s 2018 Top 100. And then ultimately chosen from the Magnificent 7 taking Street Cruiser class in the third annual Painless Performance Products Triple Crown of Rodding Presented by STREET RODDER held within the 36th Annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup…