ONE TOUGH TRUCK – Chris Corrado’s nitrous small block S10 hauls to the tune of 7-second hits in the ¼!…Trucks have been a staple in the lives of North Americans since the very first one rolled off the line somewhere around 1925. Based on commercial vehicles, the thinking was that many people could benefit from owning something that would help make their day to day lives a bit easier. Man, did they hit the nail on the head with that one!
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DARE TO BE DIFFERENT – Kendall Collins’ Coyote Powered Twin Turbo Ford Maverick…. Of course, if your childhood years predate the influx of import/sport compacts roaming the streets, chances are you prefer American muscle. For Kendall Collins, his childhood was filled with everything from rod runs to drag racing and most had to do with good ole muscle cars.
SASQUATCH – This big-inch nitrous no-time Nova can be very harmful to those that try to hunt it!…The Chevrolet Nova is a classic icon of the muscle car era that was produced for five generations that started as the Nova/Chevy II in 1962. The “II” was dropped for the third design and Chevy enjoyed its golden years from 1968-1971 with the Nova. During those years, you could buy them with various V8s from 327 to 402 big blocks and it was considered the bowtie’s last actual “compact” high power muscle car before things got weird in the mid-seventies and eighties. Billy Betton and Mark Christ
TERMINATOR – This boosted small block Cobra is ready for action….Cobra branding started back in the 1960s and ran with the Mustang into the ‘80s with variants such Cobra Jet or Cobra II along the way. Then there are the Shelby Cobra offerings which are some of the most rare (and powerful) to ever bare the Cobra name. Tommy Bauerlien and Eddie Deavers
STAINLESS STEEL VALVES AND COMBUSTION TEMPERATURES – An upgrade to performance valves is going to be money well spent!…Your engine relies on its valves to control the flow of air and fuel into the cylinder, seal the combustion in, and allow the spent exhaust gasses to exit. Seems simple enough, but engine rpm range, combustion temperature, exhaust gas temperature and other factors will place special demands on the valves, and as Mom used to say, if you can’t take the heat stay out of the kitchen.
TOOL TECH – Big power small package – Shell ROTELLA’s SH924 24,000mAh Jump Starter put to the test…First, let’s clear the air, we are constantly on the lookout for products that RPM MAG readers would choose to add to their arsenal of tools and equipment. We don’t just review products, we test them, and if they fail to live up to what we feel is an expected level performance, we simply let the manufacturer know that their product may not be what it is cracked up to be, and you will probably never read about it in RPM.
ROLL CAGE BENDING EASY BUTTON – Is bending with my Woodward Fab tubing bender (or any other manual bender) strenuous? I guess that would depend on the strength of the person doing the bend and the size, thickness and material of the tube. For the most part it is doable, although it does take some work. The big gripe for me, though, is the requirement to bolt the bender to the floor…with Chuck Scott
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HOMEGROWN COPO – LS Motor Mania – sliding our LS into its new home and preparing for startup!… Four short months ago, in the June 2021 issue of RPM, we were able to get our bad boy naturally aspirated 440 cubic inch LS on the engine dyno at New Generation Engines. The results were impressive to say the least. We had hoped for and expected to make 2hp per cubic inch and when all was said and done it came in at 969hp, which works out to 2.2hp per cubic inch.
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