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Title Issue Year Highlights Copies
Hot Rod 06 1966 FEAT: movie and TV cars, Ford Mustang drag racer, Gratiot rear-engine Chevy Chevelle drag racer, Wood Brothers racing team, Mercury Comet Escapade prototype
TECH: cooling system tech, fastener tech, Ford engine part interchange, flow box head/manifold design
Hot Rod 08 1972 TEST: 72 Chevy Corvette LT1, 72 GMC Pickup, 72 Kawasaki Big Horn, 72 Pontiac Le Mans Coupe
FEAT: Corvette history, Corvette prototypes, 69 Chevy Corvette, 70 Chevy Corvette, Corvette hot rods, X-Avlis Corvette, 33 Willys Sedan Delivery, 23 Ford Roadster Pickup, 40 Chevy Coupe
TECH: Mopar Torqueflite automatic transmission upgrades, fiberglass repair, Corvette suspension upgrades, C1 Corvette aluminum Muncie 4-speed transmission installation, dragstrip weather corrections, Chevy smallblock disassembly, Ford 351C engine basics, pop rivet basics, van roof vent installation, street rod powertrain installation
Hot Rod 09 1975 COMP: "Mongoose" McEwen funny car vs. Grumman F-14 Tomcat fighter
FEAT: 23 Ford T-bucket, 75 Chevy Monza funny car, SEMA Combination Testing Program
TECH: Chevy 575 buildup, Ford 428 Cobra Jet buildup, Ford van bodywork modifications, tune-up tools, Chevy 292 buildup, parts plating basics, fuel system fabrication, intake manifold gasket sealing, Anglia front suspension assembly
Hot Rod 01 1977 TEST: Kawasaki KZ650, 77 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
FEAT: 34 Ford Coupe Saltracer, 66 Chevy II, 67 Chevy Camaro 396 SS, 32 Bantam drag racer, 69 Chevy Camaro, 73 Ford Van, 51 Austin Pickup, 76 Chevy Monza funny car, 33 Willys Sedan Delivery, 70 Chevy Camaro
TECH: street rodder tips, hidden nitrous oxide installation, bracket racing tire selection, performance tips, intake manifold matching, Ford E150 modifications
Hot Rod 03 1977 TEST: 77 Pontiac Can Am
FEAT: Ron Butler, 70 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400, Von Dutch, 34 Ford Coupe, 34 Ford Phaeton, 76 Buick Skylark, 76 Ford Courier, 23 Ford T-bucket, 75 Chevy Vega funny car, 75 Kawasaki Z-1B drag bike, 56 Ford F-100, 70 Plymouth Duster
TECH: pinstriping instructions, clutch setup, turbocharging mistakes, van interior fabrication, fiberglass basics, fiberglass trimming, fiberglass molding, GM F-body fiberglass fender flare installation
Hot Rod 07 1977 TEST: Harley-Davidson XLCR-1000 cafe racer
FEAT: Don Prudhomme, 36 Ford Sedan Delivery, 48 Ford Club Coupe, 27 Chevy Coupe, 70 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 Coupe, 27 Ford Roadster Pickup, 33 Dodge Cabriolet, truck hot rods, Datsun 200SX racecar, 32 Chevy Sedan, 55 Chevy shoebox, "Magic Dan" Harley-Davidson chopper, 48 English Thames panel truck, Richard Petty's Dodge Charger NASCAR racecar, Janssen midget racecar, 36 Ford Coupe
TECH: machining basics, Buick 455 budget buildup, roller tappet tech, Ford 351C buildup, Mopar bracket racing engine combinations, bracket racing suspension basics
Hot Rod 08 1977 TEST: Kawasaki KZ1000
FEAT: Raymond Beadle & Harry Schmidt, Ohio bracket racing, 35 Ford Coupe, Dodge B-100 van, 40 Ford DeLuxe coupe, 37 Buick Special Model 40, Chevy Camaro SS, 67 Chevy Camaro, 71 Chevy Chevelle, 69 Oldsmobile 4-4-2, Loper Chevy Monza funny car, 32 Ford Coupe
TECH: big-bore Chevy smallblock tech, Mustang II handling upgrades, 66-67 Chevy II bracket racing upgrades, specialized tools, power tools, metalworking tools
Hot Rod 10 1977 TEST: 78 Ford Mustang King Cobra, Suzuki GS400B
FEAT: 66 Porsche 911S V8, Illinois & Indiana bracket racing, 76 Kelmark GT, 70 Chevy Camaro Z/28, 77 Plymouth Arrow drag racer, 75 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am drag racer, 32 Chevy Coupe, new performance cars, 77 Dodge Van, 73 Opel GT drag racer, 59 Volkswagen Pickup
TECH: Chevy II bracket race modifications, street rod frame fabrication, 500 hp supercharged Chevy smallblock buildup, engine dimensions, braided steel line basics, automatic transmission failures, brake line plumbing basics, cargo storage box fabrication
Hot Rod 12 1977 TEST: 78 Chevy Corvette
FEAT: Iaconio & Allen racing team, Mid-Atlantic bracket racing, 76 Dodge Van, 69 Chevy Nova, 67 Chevy Corvette drag racer, customized hot rods, 55 Chevy Bel Air, 31 Ford Model A Coupe
TECH: street machine project planning, street rod body mounting, Mopar bracket racing tech, Holley carburetor modifications, Vega V8 installation, Honda CB750 modifications
Hot Rod 03 1978 TEST: 78 Chevy Nova 9C1 police package, Yamaha SR500
FEAT: Hot Rod history, 70 Plymouth Duster, 74 Chevy Camaro Z28, 37 Ford Tudor, 23 Ford Model T, 49 Oldsmobile Fastback, 34 Ford Coach, 23 Ford Model T, 34 Ford Coupe, 70 Chevy Chevelle SS, 77 Buick Skyhawk
TECH: Fiesta suspension & engine upgrades, Buick Century body upgrades, transmission offset dowel identification, factory performance torque converter identification, Borg-Warner Super T-10 first gear upgrades, Ford van customization
Hot Rod 08 1978 TEST: 79 Ford Mustang, 79 Mercury Capri, Yamaha RC 100S
FEAT: bracket racing basics, outrageous hot rods, 54 Fiat Topolino Panel, Carroll Shelby, 33 Ford Coupe, 40 Ford Coupe, Chevy pickup
TECH: bolt-on performance tips, Camaro bodywork modifications, modified NASCAR carburetors, GM F-body four-wheel disc brake upgrade, street rod bolt-on kits
Hot Rod 10 1978 TEST: Dodge D50 pickup, Plymouth Arrow pickup, 78 Honda GL-1000
FEAT: Ed & Caron Fishel "Born Again" drag racer, 1979 new cars, George Barris, 67 Chevy pickup, customized hot rods, 34 Ford coupe, Bob Vogels, mid-engined 78 Oldsmobile 4-4-2, top 10 street machines, 23 Ford Model T Touring
TECH: customizing tech, Ford 290 buildup, Dana/Spicer differential gear swap, Powerglide assembly
Hot Rod 01 1979 TEST: 79 Ford Mustang Cobra, 79 Yamaha XS-750F
FEAT: 57 Volkswagen Beetle, 1955-57 Chevy history, Chevy Vega, Robert Petersen, 27 Ford T-bucket, 67 Chevy pickup, Chevy hot rods, Larson Engineering Corvette Turbo, 32 Ford Coupe, 56 Volkswagen Beetle, 75 Mercury Comet
TECH: Mopar drag racing upgrades, ignition timing basics, internal combustion engine basics, obscure Chevy part numbers
Hot Rod 02 1979 TEST: 79 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
FEAT: 40 Ford Coupe, 69 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, 34 Ford Phaeton, 32 Ford Roadster, 66 Chevy Nova wagon drag racer, 32 Ford Roadster, 31 Plymouth Coupe, Ak Miller, 55 Ford F-100 van, 30 Ford Panel Truck "Berry Wagon", 77 Honda CB750F2, 77 Chevy pickup
TECH: carburetor tuning, Ford 302 performance upgrades, cylinder head basics, Pontiac Grand Am performance upgrades, Camaro buildup, C3 Corvette handling upgrades, early Mustang suspension upgrades
Hot Rod 03 1979 TEST: 79 Plymouth Volare Road Runner, 79 Suzuki GS-850
FEAT: 32 Ford Vicky, Cannon Hustler I drag racer, 76 Chevy Chevette, 79 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, police radar inaccuracy, 32 Ford Coupe, 32 Ford Highboy, ten best hot rods, 55 Chevy Bel Air wagon, 56 Ford F-100, 52 Studebaker salt racer, Ed Iskenderian, 35 Chevy Sedan Delivery, 73 AMC Gremlin
TECH: applying flames, fuel pump replacement, header and muffler basics, carburetor basics, F-body suspension upgrades, Ford 351 buildup
Hot Rod 04 1979 TEST: 79 Chevy Camaro Z28, 79 Harley-Davidson XLS-1000
FEAT: drag racers, 34 Ford Sedan Delivery, 76 Chevy Stepside, 38 Chevy Sedan Delivery, 69 Chevy Corvette, 32 Ford Coupe, 23 Ford T-bucket, Jon Lundberg
TECH: budget tech tips, Mopar 360 bolt-on performance tips, Ford 289 buildup, intake manifold basics, non-running engine troubleshooting, wheel and tire selection
Hot Rod 06 1979 TEST: 79 Mercury Capri RS, 79 Kawasaki KZ-1300
FEAT: 32 Ford Deucari V12, 79 Chevy Corvette Turbo prototype, photography basics, "Showtime" Chevy Corvette funny car, hot rodding vs. government, 30 Ford roadster, Keith Black, Dodge D-50, 23 Ford T-bucket, 68 Chevy El Camino, 76 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, 67 Chevy Camaro, 23 Ford T-roadster
TECH: clutch basics, bracket/econo altered chassis fabrication, 79 Plymouth Road Runner performance upgrades, T-bucket chassis assembly, Ford 289 buildup, spark plug wire basics
Hot Rod 08 1979 TEST: 80 Chevy Citation X11, 79 Honda CB750F
FEAT: 32 Plymouth Model PA, hot rod Mopars, 78 Chevy Corvette Indy Pace Car, Bruce Crower, 65 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, photography basics, 79 Plymouth Road Runner, hot rod Mustangs, Rick Lamond A/Pro sand rail, 34 Nash sedan, 75 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
TECH: buying a street machine, fuel injection basics, bracket/altered buildup, T-bucket body assembly, Chevy C-port cylinder heads, camshaft degreeing, Buick Century performance upgrades, Mustang tips, Mustang interior repair
Hot Rod 10 1979 TEST: 79 Yamaha XS650-2F
FEAT: 67 Chevy Nova, 80 Buick Skylark, 68 Volkswagen Beetle, Deuce Factory Ford Deuce roadster, 1980 new cars, 70 Ford Mustang, smallblock Chevrolet history, Smokey Yunick
TECH: Keith Black aluminum Chevy 350 buildup, transmission basics, inline-6 performance, 79 Road Runner performance upgrades, car storage tips, Mustang painting & engine installation
Hot Rod 11 1979 TEST: 79 Kawasaki KZ1000ST
FEAT: Hot Rod bracket/econo racecar, 34 Ford roadster, musclecars, 68 Dodge Dart Hemi, 27 Ford Model T drag racer, Bill "Maverick" Golden, 29 Ford Model A highboy
TECH: 50 budget tips, ignition system basics, 79 Road Runner performance upgrades, engine detonation elimination
Hot Rod 12 1979 TEST: 80 Honda CB750F
FEAT: 66 Chevy Corvette, 32 Ford Coupe, best musclecars, 35 Ford Coupe, 77 Chevy Nova, 74 Chevy Nova Kammback, 32 Ford Roadster, Don Garlits, 73 Chevy Pickup, 32 Ford Coupe, 32 Ford Phaeton, Budmobile land speed racer, Henway C-Cab
TECH: distributor replacement, street rod construction, turbocharging basics, gasoline combustion basics, street machine construction
Hot Rod 07 1980 TEST: 80 Honda XL500S
FEAT: 29 Ford Model A roadster, 68 Chevy Camaro, 55 Chevy Bel Air, 80 Ford F-150 Ranger, 35 Chevy sedan delivery, 48 Anglia sedan, 72 Ford Pinto
TECH: custom paint jobs, painting flames, B&M shifter installation, gasoline octane, BDS supercharger installation on Ford 302, Ford 1.6L CVH engine, detonation basics, free-flowing exhaust buildup, 32 Ford mail-order street rod assembly, oil consumption basics
Hot Rod 09 1980 TEST: 81 Chevy Camaro Z28, 80 Suzuki GS450
FEAT: 80 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brougham, Chevy Camaro Z28 history, 40 Ford pickup, 71 Chevy Vega V8, 23 Ford Model T salt racer, salt flats degradation, 68 Chevy Camaro
TECH: 69 Chevy Camaro engine rebuild, Hooker header installation, GM Muncie four-speed, Ford T&C Toploader four-speed, Doug Nash 4+1 Quik Change, fuel economy basics, tire wear basics
Hot Rod 11 1980 TEST: 80 Suzuki GS1000GT
FEAT: 35 DeSoto Airflow, buying vintage musclecars, 28 Ford roadster, cross-country via hot rods, extreme hot rods, 68 Chevy Corvette, 23 Ford T bucket, 70 Plymouth Duster, 37 Ford Tudor, 75 Plymouth Duster, 40 Willys coupe, 48 Anglia coupe
TECH: B&J overdrive unit, Bilstein shock absorber installation, emissions testing, high compression fuel economy, wheel bearing basics
Hot Rod 12 1980 FEAT: 32 Ford roadster, Shelby Mustang GT350 history, new 66 Shelby Mustang GT350 convertibles, 34 Ford convertible, 80 Buick Skylark 4.1L V6, 65 Ford Mustang Fastback, 1960s smallblock musclecars, dirt track sprint car, 29 Ford sedan delivery, 1981 new Yamahas, 66 Ford Mustang, 80 Chevy Corvette, 37 Chevy sedan delivery
TECH: engine rebuilding, Mallory Unilite ignition installation, wheel offset basics, budget tech tips, tune-up basics
Hot Rod 01 1981 FEAT: 1950s Chevys, drag racing costs, 66 Chevy Bel Air, 72 Chevy Corvette, 30s Chevy coupe, 1981 new Hondas, 37 Ford convertible
TECH: Barnes aluminum smallblock Chevy, Buick Skylark performance mods, engine assembly, tire balancing basics, Ford performance part numbers, aerodynamics basics, Oldsmobile 455 buildup, Stewart-Warner mini gauge panel installation
Hot Rod 02 1981 TEST: 81 Yamaha XJ650H Maxim
FEAT: Camaro hot rods, first-time car buying, Wally Parks on drag racing costs, 29 Ford highboy, Ray Cook, Shirley Muldowney Top Fuel dragster, 76 Chevy Monza, 39 Chevy Super 85 sedan
TECH: Roush Ford 429/460 tech, Rajay turbocharger installation, measuring compression ratio, Motr Trim dual jetting for Holley carburetors, engine installation, lubricant basics
Hot Rod 03 1981 TEST: 81 Honda CB750F
FEAT: 23 Ford T-bucket, 1981 new Ford coupes, 66 Pontiac GTO, budget drag racing, 34 Ford coupe, 56 Chevy Bel Air, insuring special-interest cars, Pro Gas Chevy Chevette, 66 Dodge Coronet, 66 Chevy Chevelle SS
TECH: budget F-body tech, automotive tools, garage ideas, Ford 2.3L performance, automotive math
Hot Rod 04 1981 TEST: 81 Buick Regal Sport Coupe, 81 Suzuki GS450SX
COMP: performance/economy: Mercury Zephyr Z-7, Mercury Capri Turbo, Mercury Cougar XR-7
FEAT: 32 Ford coupe, early Camaro hot rods, noise complaints, 34 Ford sedan delivery, Track Star T-Bucket kit, Speedway Motors VX-23 kit, 32 Ford phaeton
TECH: nitrous oxide tech, K&N Stub Stack, Pro Gas Mirada assembly, washer basics, road-race big block Chevy buildup, Muncie four-speed rebuild, fabricating a welding cart
Hot Rod 05 1981 TEST: 81 Yamaha Seca 750
FEAT: 68 Chevy Corvette, 65 Chevy Corvette, custom Corvettes
TECH: John Buttera hot rodding tips, Corvette aluminum differential, Gale Banks twin turbo system, midyear Corvette frame narrowing, Corvette restoration, Phantom Security System installation, Rossi Mopar 440 buildup, Buick 4.1L V6 Indy Pace Car engine, fiberglass repair
Hot Rod 06 1981 COMP: Dick Guldstrand Camaro vs. Herb Adams Camaro
FEAT: 32 Ford coupe, 55 Chevy sedan, Dodge Mirada drag racer, Herb Adams Cheverra
TECH: Buttera bodywork tips, Mopar handling tech, Buick Turbo V6 performance, late-model Mustang performance, Chevy Indycar V8, motorcycle drive belt tech
Hot Rod 07 1981 COMP: 81 Yamaha 750 Virago vs. 81 Yamaha XV920
FEAT: cruising, 33 Willys coupe, autocrossing, Yenko Turbo Z28 Camaro, 71 Chevy Camaro Z28, 33 Ford coupe, 55 Ford coupe, 65 Pro Gas Oldsmobile 4-4-2
TECH: running alcohol, Holley alcohol fuel carburetors, Buick Turbo Regal suspension upgrades, nitrous smallblock Chevy buildup, Buttera sheetmetal tips, internal combustion basics
Hot Rod 08 1981 TEST: 81 Kawasaki KZ1000 CSR
FEAT: Mercury Turbo LN7 prototype, Dodge 024 Turbo Charger 2.2 prototype, 70 Ford Mustang Mach I, Dick Landy, 29 Ford roadster, 76 Chevy stepside, 66 Chevy Chevelle SS, 63 Studebaker Avanti, 1981 new GMC trucks, VolksVega
TECH: Magnacharger supercharger, Bendix supercharger, BDS Street King supercharger, Predator carburetors, Buttera frame fabrication tips, carburetor basics
Hot Rod 09 1981 FEAT: Chevy Cavalier Type-10 prototype, AMC AMX Spirit prototype, 64 Ford Thunderbold AFX Fairlane, Chevy hot rods, 57 Chevy Corvette Super Gas, Suzuki GS1000
TECH: GM and Mopar disc brake conversions, GM crate 350 V8, 30-mpg smallblock Chevy buildup, Buttera suspension tips, intake manifold basics
Hot Rod 10 1981 TEST: 82 Ford Mustang GT 5.0, 82 Honda CX500 Turbo
FEAT: Pikes Peak, Volkswagen hot rods, 72 Plymouth Duster, 64 Chevy Corvette, 69 Chevy Camaro SS, 32 Ford roadster
TECH: smallblock Chevy fuel efficiency, GM throttle-body fuel injection performance, avoiding detonation, ignition control systems, exhaust system basics
Hot Rod 11 1981 FEAT: 48 Chevy pickup, Mustang spotter’s guide, NASCAR Buick Regal, Mustang funny cars, 29 Ford Model A roadster pickup, 67 Ford Mustang, 65 Ford Mustang, Bill Jenkins, Mercury LN7 salt racer, Lincoln Longshot streamliner salt racer, Ford Mustang Trans Am race car, 40 Ford Deluxe coupe, Russ Collins Honda drag bike, 76 Plymouth Duster
TECH: Mustang performance engines, Mustang performance upgrades, Buttera drivetrain tech, clutch basics
Hot Rod 12 1981 TEST: 82 Chevy Camaro Z28, 82 Suzuki 1000S Katana
FEAT: 38 Chevy sedan, lowriders, 67 Chevy Corvette, 48 Anglia sedan delivery, 77 Chevy Nova, 78 Ford F-250 stake bed
TECH: Holley electronically controlled carburetors, budget tech tips, Buttera interior tech, aftermarket disc brake systems, Hays diaphragm clutch, camshaft basics
Hot Rod 03 1982 FEAT: Chevy Novas, 23 Ford Model T, 28 Ford Model A Phaeton, 40 Willys pickup, 40 Ford sedan, 69 Ford Mustang fastback, 69 Chevy Corvette, new superbikes
TECH: Chevy Nova performance tech, 229 Chevy V6 performance, cylinder head preparation & assembly, hood scoop tech, Ford disc brake conversion
Hot Rod 06 1982 TEST: 82 Chevy Camaro Z28 Pace Car, 82 Kawasaki KZ1100 Spectre
FEAT: bracket racing philosophy, 37 Chevy coupe, Pontiac J2000 dragster, 58 Ford Custom 300, Budweiser racing, 48 Anglia, 69 Chevy Camaro Z/28, 71 Plymouth Cuda, 66 Chevy Chevelle SS, 74 Chevy Camaro, 34 Ford Phaeton funny car
TECH: GM TH200 performance tech, shortened Buick V6 parts, intake manifold selection, Chevy S-10 body mods
Hot Rod 08 1982 TEST: 82 Motor Sports Edition Trans Am, Honda CBX
COMP: super muscle: 82 Herb Adams Fire Am Trans Am, 82 Maier Mustang GT
FEAT: 32 Ford roadster history, 32 Ford hot rods, Jeep Honcho dirt racer, 48 Anglia, 73 Chevy Camaro
TECH: street rodding tech tips, GM 60-deg. V6 performance tech, Jaguar rear suspension alignment, automatic shifter tech, custom camshaft testing, GM 231 V6 performance
Hot Rod 09 1982 FEAT: 67 Chevy Chevelle SS, Autoresearch sprint car, 73 Dodge Challenger, 65 Chevy Nova SS, Russ Collins Battlestar drag bike
TECH: 82 Camaro Z28 performance tech, Ford RUG Top Loader direct drive conversion, aviation gasoline basics, hot rod tech tips, manual transmission shifter tech, shifter installation, Chevy S-10 lowering
Hot Rod 11 1982 TEST: 82 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide
FEAT: John’s Graffiti Night, 67 Pontiac GTO, Chevy Monza drag racer, 32 Ford Tudor, 37 Willys sedan, 69 Ford Mustang Boss 429, 72 Plymouth Cuda, Ford Model T track cars
TECH: budget performance Chevy buildup, engine compartment detailing, Rancho performance suspensions, instrument gauge tech, Chevy S-10 custom tech
Hot Rod 03 1983 TEST: 84 Chevy Corvette, 83 Suzuki GS1100E
FEAT: 69 Chevy Chevelle, 34 Ford roadster, 71 Chevy Camaro Z28, 69 Chevy Camaro ZL-1, 23 Ford T-bucket, Ford Pinto, 69 Chevy Camaro Z28, 51 Pontiac coupe, 29 Ford Model A truck, 23 Ford Model T rail roadster
TECH: speed tips, Rochester Quadrajet tech, budget connecting rods, Ford race parts, street rod adjustable rear suspension, Buick V6 performance, sheetmetal interior construction
Hot Rod 04 1983 FEAT: street machine of the year, 70 Ford Mustang, 29 Ford sedan delivery, 63 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport replica, 83 NASCAR Pontiac Grand Prix, 34 Chevy coupe, 72 Chevy Nova, 67 Chevy Nova, 50 Ford coupe, 1983 new superbikes
TECH: Holley carburetor tech, street rod independent suspension, third-gen Camaro suspension tech, drag racing Buick V6 tech, T-bucket basics
Hot Rod 06 1983 TEST: 83 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Daytona 500 Pace Car Edition, 83 Kawasaki KZ750L3 Sport
FEAT: 32 Ford highboy, 57 Chevy hardtop, 32 Ford roadster, 57 Chevy coupe, 10 best Mustangs, Ford T-bucket, IMSA Champion Spark Plug Challenge, 55 Chevy shoebox, 57 Chevy Corvette, dirt drag racing, 55 Chevy shoebox, 55 Chevy coupe, 32 Ford highboy, 34 Ford coupe
TECH: Edelbrock camshaft & intake manifold kit, Air Flow Research Ford Windsor cylinder head, Plymouth Duster performance, 55-57 Chevy disc brake conversion, EZHP Stage I F-body performance kit
Hot Rod 07 1983 TEST: 84 Dodge Daytona Turbo Z, 84 Chrysler Laser XE, 83 Honda Nighthawk CB650SC
FEAT: 69 Chevy Chevelle, 58 Chevy Corvette, 50 Chevy coupe, Pontiac Firebird Super Duty prototype, 41 Willys coupe, 65 Buick Skylark, Chevy Monza, 66 Chevy Biscayne, 38 Fiat Topolino, Ford Model A Tudor, GMC pickup, 70 Ford Maverick, 60 Plymouth Valiant wagon
TECH: 400-hp 305 c.i. Chevy V8, Goodman System water injection, bolt-in rear axle assemblies
Hot Rod 08 1983 TEST: 84 Kawasaki 750 Turbo
FEAT: 69 Chevy Chevelle, 33 Ford pickup, 59 Chevy sedan delivery, Orange County Raceway street nights, 34 Ford coupe, 68 Plymouth Road Runner, 29 Ford roadster salt racer, Bowling Green Gran Sport Convention, 56 Chevy coupe, 34 Ford miniature roadster, 60 Studebaker Lark
TECH: supercharger comparison test, sheetmetal repair
Hot Rod 10 1983 FEAT: 71 Oldsmobile Cutlass W-31, street supercars, 82 Chevy Camaro, 70 AMC Gremlin, Herb Fishel, 59 Chevy Corvette, Jackson County Raceway, 81 Ford Mustang, Stroh’s Ford T-bucket, dual-purpose motorcycles, 56 Ford sedan delivery, 68 Chevy Camaro convertible
TECH: workshop equipment, Chevy Nova performance buildup, Hank the Crank universal raw crankshaft, 400 hp Ford 302W V8 buildup
Hot Rod 11 1983 FEAT: 37 Ford convertible, Frank Iaconio, 78 Chevy Camaro Z28, 66 Chevy Corvette roadster, 73 Chevy Corvette, 32 Ford highboy, 32 Ford convertible, 70 Mercury Cougar, Moroso Motorsports Park, 56 Chevy coupe, 73 Dodge Challenger
TECH: Rehr & Morrison 1000-hp Chevy V8 buildup, Carter AFB carburetor tuning, GM Mark IV Chevy cylinder heads, sound system basics, Ford turbocharger technology, starter modifications, motorcycle riding tips
Hot Rod 12 1983 COMP: 48 Vincent HRD vs. 83 Honda V65 Magna
FEAT: 35th Anniversary, rods and customs, 50 Oldsmobile fastback, shoebox Chevrolets, musclecar hot rods, 32 Ford highboy, high-tech hot rods, 34 Ford coupe, Shelby American Auto Club Convention, Edelbrock 32 Ford roadster, 1950-1970 dragsters
TECH: welding equipment, supercharged smallblock Chevy V8 buildup, Dodge Rampage performance tech
Hot Rod 05 1984 COMP: 84 Ford Mustang SVO vs. 84 Dodge Daytona Turbo
FEAT: hot rod Mustangs, midyear Chevy Corvette, Varner/Covell 27 Ford Model T roadster, 55 Scott/Timney Bustle Bomb, car club directory, 34 Ford coupe, 33 Ford highboy, Team Hammer motorcycles, 66 Acadian Canso
TECH: parts plating, Mustang engine swap tips, Chevy 283 buildup, Borg-Warner T5 manual transmission basics
Hot Rod 07 1984 TEST: 66 Ford Fairlane GT 427, 84 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am H.O., 84 Yamaha Viragos
FEAT: hot rod Camaros, Chevy Camaro IROC racecar, Chevy Camaro dragster, 40 Willys-Overland pickup, Ford Tudor, dechromed street rods, 59 Chevy Corvette, 33 Willys Model 77
TECH: turbo muffler comparison, Herb Adams 63-82 Corvette suspension tech
Hot Rod 09 1984 COMP: turbos: Ford EXP Turbo, Pontiac Sunbird Turbo, Dodge Colt Turbo
FEAT: Ford Thunderbird variations, 84 Chevy Camaro dragster, 29 Ford Tudor, GTO Convention, 84 Oldsmobile SS/GTC, 38 Ford Tudor, 29 Ford roadster, A/Altered dragster, Hot Rod magazine project cars, 70 Chevy Nova SS, motorcycle performance riding schools
TECH: 79 Chevy Camaro painting & suspension, Chevy intake manifold comparison, Buttera knock-off hub adapter kit
Hot Rod 10 1984 FEAT: I/M emissions program, 1985 new cars, 33 Willys coupe, 70 Plymouth Duster
TECH: budget Oldsmobile 455 buildup, Chevy 400 buildup, motorcycle exhaust performance
Hot Rod 11 1984 TEST: Kamei X1 Mustang
FEAT: 79 Chevy Camaro, supercharged outlaw gassers, 34 DeSoto Airflow, 40 LaSalle sedan, 81 Buick Regal, 70 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible, top fuel drag bikes
TECH: Lingenfelter mail-order performance, Cutlass performance, Buick V8 basics
Hot Rod 12 1984 TEST: 85 Suzuki GV1200 Madura
FEAT: street rods, Dick Maxwell, 61 Ford Starliner, 64 Ford Galaxie, hot rod sketches, 67 Chevy Camaro, 49 Oldsmobile 88 coupe, 71 Ford Maverick, 55 Chevy Bel Air, 67 Ford Mustang
TECH: Holley carburetor tips, fiberglass hood scoop installation, TFS aluminum Ford 429/460 cylinder head
Hot Rod 02 1985 COMP: 85 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z vs. IROC Camaro racecar
FEAT: Ford Mustang Boss 429 history, Tony Nancy GMC Trucks, Bonneville Salt Flats, Ford T-bucket, 71 Ford Pinto, 68 Chevy Camaro, 1985 muscle bikes
TECH: 32 Ford roadster kit assembly, automotive computer basics, factory computer-controlled performance parts, GM 12-bolt differential buildup, Ford Model A "Black Fog" construction
Hot Rod 04 1985 TEST: Harley-Davidson FXRS
FEAT: 1985 Top Fuel, 78 Chevy Camaro Z28, 69 Dodge Charger 500, 69 Oldsmobile 4-4-2, 82 Chevy Blazer, 73 Ford Mustang Mach 1, hot rod sketches, 39 LaSalle
TECH: streetable race car chassis, Chevy 305 V8 performance, Chevy smallblock intake manifold swap, car painting supplies, 32 Ford roadster kit assembly, Corvette subframe installed on 65 Chevy II, performance clutch basics
Hot Rod 06 1985 TEST: Yamaha FZ750
FEAT: 32 Ford roadster, 64 Chevy Nova SS, Carroll Shelby, One Lap of America, 41 Willys coupe, 29 Ford highboy 4WD salt racer, 34 Ford coupe, 65 Chevy Nova
TECH: Megugorac 29 Ford highboy kit assembly, suspension lowering basics, car paint, supercharged smallblock Chevy buildup
Hot Rod 07 1985 TEST: 85 Chevy Corvette, Honda VT1100 Shadow
COMP: Magoo 29 Ford highboy vs. Speedway 32 Ford lo-boy
FEAT: 39 Ford convertible, 46 Ford coupe, hot rod sketches, 59 Chevy Corvette, 69 Volkswagen Beetle V8, 65 Ford Mustang, 67 Chevy Camaro
TECH: lean-burn cylinder heads, wheel tips & tech, dent repair, 240Z bodywork, Pontiac 455 buildup
Hot Rod 12 1985 TEST: 86 Dodge Dakota
COMP: overlooked street machines: 64-76 Mopar A-body, 76-80 Mopar F-body60-70 Falcon/Comet, 70-77 Ford P-body, 78-83 Fairmont/Zephyr, 70-78 Gremlin, 70-77 Hornet, 68-79 GM X-body, 75-80 GM H-body, 78-up GM A/G body; grand prix bikes: Honda NS400R, Yamaha RZ500
FEAT: top 10 hot rods, Formula Micro racing, 27 Ford T-roadster, 34 Ford coupe, Amato Racing, 70 Dodge Challenger, 57 Chevy fuelie
TECH: car spray painting
Hot Rod 02 1986 TEST: 86 Chevy Corvette convertible, BMW K75
FEAT: hot rod trucks, 32 Ford Sedan Delivery, 75 Datsun 620 pickup, 84 Chevy C-10, 1985 drag racing champions, 75 Chevy Camaro LT, NASCAR aerodynamics, 35 Ford coupe, Plymouth Arrow pro street, Bonneville Salt Flats
TECH: Chevy Blazer performance tech, Pontiac-built big-block Chevy cylinder heads, cylinder head theory, patch panel arc welding
Hot Rod 06 1986 TEST: Honda VFR 750
FEAT: kit cars, registering a kit car, Ford highboy, 74 Porsche Targa V8, failed Top Fuel record attempts, Garlits SR-30 Top Fuel dragster, Outlaw sprint cars, 51 Mercury coupe, custom cars, 70 Pontiac GTO, AMC Javelin history, AMC AMX history
TECH: kit car buying tips, Mustang/Capri Holley 4bbl carburetor basics, model building tips
Hot Rod 07 1986 COMP: sport GTs: 86 Ford Escort GT, 86 Toyota Celica GT-S, 86 Chevy Cavalier Z24; bikes: Suzuki GSX-R1100 vs. Yamaha V-Max
FEAT: 66 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 32 Ford roadster, Frank Hawley Drag Racing School, 39 Ford coupe, 41 Willys coupe, 55 Chevy shoebox, 67 Chevy Camaro SS-RS, "Spirit of Autopower" land speed record car
TECH: ignition timing basics, ignition curve setup, carburetor tuning basics, spark plug reading, emissions-based engine tuning, Holley Mile-Dial & Quarter-Mile-Dial carburetors
Hot Rod 08 1986 COMP: performance cars: Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, Toyota Supra, Dodge Daytona Turbo Z CS
FEAT: 29 Ford highboy pickup, 65 Mercury Comet Cyclone, 82 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, 64 Chevy II Wagon, , 69 Chevy Camaro RS Z28, 85 Dodge Ram Van, 33 Ford roadster, 1986 superbikes
TECH: Ford 2.3L basics, Dodge 2.2L basics, Pontiac 2.5L basics, Chevy 2.0L basics, F-body 400 c.i. smallblock buildup, Rochester Quadrajet tuning basics, metal polishing
Hot Rod 09 1986 TEST: 86 Chevy Monte Carlo SS Fastback
COMP: sport sedans: Merkur XR4Ti, Dodge Lancer Pacifica
FEAT: Chevy supercars, 68 Dodge D-100 pickup, Indianapolis 500, Chrisman 30 For Model A dry lakes racer, Buick Gran Sport history, V-engine motorcycles, photographing models
TECH: street fuel injection, late-model nitrous oxide installation, GM front disc brake conversion
Hot Rod 11 1986 TEST: 87 Dodge Shadow DC
COMP: sport trucks: 86 Nissan SE-V6 pickup, 86 Toyota SR5 Turbo pickup; ATVs: 86 Honda TRX250R FourTrax, 86 SUzuki LT250RG QuadRacer
FEAT: 68 Ford Mustang, 32 Ford coupe, future automotive electronics, 86 Buick Somerset Regal pro street, 55 Chevy Bel Air, 59 Chevy Corvette, Pikes Peak, Hajek experimental Ford collection, 65 Chevy Malibu SS
TECH: automotive sound systems, automotive security systems, electronic fuel injection basics, racing timing aids, radar detector basics, performance GM power steering
Hot Rod 01 1987 TEST: 86.5 Ford Ranger GT, Harley-Davidson FXRS-Sp
COMP: 86 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z 350 vs. 86 Protofab Chevy Camaro Trans Am race car
FEAT: Chevrolet 75th Anniversary, 56 Chevy Bel Air, future Chevy cars, 67 Plymouth Barracuda Hemi, 48 Ford woodie wagon, Oldsmobile Toronado Pikes Peak race car, 71 Buick 455 GS Stage 1, Chevrolet engine history, hot rod Chevys
TECH: heavy-duty rear axles, Lightning Shift vacuum-actuated shift improver, Chevy performance parts, leakdown testing basics
Hot Rod 03 1987 TEST: 87 Pontiac Grand Am SE Turbo, Suzuki 1400 Intruder
COMP: sport coupes: 87 Chrysler Conquest TSi, 86 Rapido Merkur XR4Ti
FEAT: Chevy Camaro pro street, Oldsmobile Aerotech prototype, 62 Ford Thunderbird, Carr & Kaplan lakester, 38 Chevy coupe, 31 Ford roadster pickup, Arivett Bros. Aero Arrow dragster, 67 Acadian, Nick's Ice Cream, 86 Ford Mustang SVO 514 prototype, 65 Pontiac GTO
TECH: running old cars on unleaded gas, third-gen Camaro suspension upgrades, Oldsmobile DRCE drag racing V8
Hot Rod 07 1987 TEST: RADD MC2
COMP: sport coupes: 87 Pontiac Fiero GT, 87 Mazda RX7, 87 Toyota MR2
FEAT: 38 Hudson Terraplane, 70 Dodge Challenger T/A, 70 Plymouth AAR Cuda, Ford Ranger pro street, 32 Ford coupe, 75 Datsun B210 salt racer, 66 Ford Mustang pair, 83 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, 66 Chevy II
TECH: fuel system upgrades, tachometer installation, spark plug wire routing, traction bar installation, thermostat replacement, shift kit installation, anti-sway bar installation, engine appearance mods, Banks F-body exhaust system, HyperTech computer chips, patch panel installation
Hot Rod 08 1987 TEST: Honda TRX 350D 4WD Foreman
COMP: 87 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA vs. 87 Nissan 300ZX Turbo
FEAT: 65 Dodge Coronet, 72 Chevy Camaro, 41 Willys coupe, 69 Ford Mustang, 57 Chevy Black Widow, 32 Ford coupe, Buick Skyhawk V8, 70 Ford Torino Cobra, automotive events, 34 Ford coupe, 69 Chevy Nova, 78 Chevy Monza, 32 Ford roadster
TECH: smallblock Chevy power combinations, big-block Chevy power combinations, smallblock Ford power combinations, big-block Mopar power combinations, large-displacement engines, Fox Mustang performance tech
Hot Rod 09 1987 FEAT: "real street" theory, 65 Chevy Nova pro street, pro street hot rods, 85 Ford Mustang GT pro street, Chevy Vega pro street, 74 Ford Mustang II pro street, 79 Ford Fairmont Futura pro street, 39 Ford coupe, 40 Ford coupe, 67 Mercury Cougar, 32 Ford coupe, Chevy Chevelle Super Sport history, Warren Person collection, Jerry Moreland collection, V-twin motorcycles, 33 Willys Model 77, 69 Chevy Camaro Z/28, Ford future cars
TECH: pro street mistakes, Mustang exhaust & camshafts, Mustang steering box rebuild, Comanche bodywork mods
Hot Rod 12 1987 FEAT: Route 66 via 62 Chevy Corvette, 36 Plymouth coupe, 50 Anglia, banks twin-turbo 88 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am salt racer, 70 Ford Mustang, Contemporary Cobra 427, 66 Ford Mustang GT350 pro street, top 10 hot rods, 72 Plymouth Road Runner, 71 Chevy Chevelle SS LS5, Cars & Concepts Chevy S-10, muscle trucks, 69 Chevy Camaro ZL-1, 87 Harley-Davidson 1100 Sportster
TECH: smallblock Chevy performance parts testing, Ford power combinations, analyzing used oil, lowering GM half-ton pickups
Hot Rod 02 1988 TEST: 88 Chevy Corvette, 88 Toyota MR2 Supercharged, Suzuki GSXR1100F Katana
FEAT: 33 Willys Model 77, 40 Willys Americar, fat-fender pro street hot rods, gasser racing, fat-fender lowriders, 300-mph quarter-mile, Route 66 via 62 Chevy Corvette, 69 Chevy Camaro Z/28, Bill Meyer, 67 Ford Mustang Fastback, 70 Ford Maverick, 55 Ford Thunderbird, 66 Oldsmobile 4-4-2
TECH: new Holley carburetors, GM TH700-R4 automatic transmission tech
Hot Rod 03 1988 TEST: 89 Ford Probe GT
COMP: 88 Chevy Beretta GTU vs. 88 C&C Beretta GTU racecar
FEAT: car graphics ideas, 67 Chevy Camaro, 68 Chevy Camaro, Route 66 via 62 Chevy Corvette, 78 Ford Mustang II, 34 Ford Sedan Delivery, 36 Ford coupe, 67 Chevy Camaro, 68 Ford Mustang, 69 Plymouth Road Runner, 50 Ford business coupe, 69 Dodge Dart GTS, Kawasaki jet skis
TECH: body detailing, underhood & undercarriage painting, TFS aluminum Ford smallblock cylinder heads, budget Chevy cylinder heads, LRI engine preluber
Hot Rod 04 1988 TEST: 88 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais International Series, 88 GMC S-15 4.3L High Sierra, Kawasaki ZX10 Ninja
FEAT: swimsuit issue, 54 Chevy convertible, NAF Cobra, 87 Chevy Camaro RS, 49 Anglia, 73 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 70 Ford Torino, 75 Chevy Vega, 64 Plymouth Belvedere, 33 Ford C400, 86 Chevy Blazer IROC, 87 Chevy Camaro, 51 Mercury coupe, 88 Ford Mustang SCCA Showroom Stock, Chevy LUV, Ford roadster
TECH: bracket racing basics, torque vs. horsepower, Ford 302 buildup, swap meet buying & selling tips, Mopar 318 performance tech
Hot Rod 06 1988 TEST: 88 Chevy Cavalier Z24, Suzuki GSXR750
FEAT: 37 Ford sedan, Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing, 68 Chevy Camaro Penske/Donohue Trans-Am car, 70 Mercury Cougar Eliminator Boss 302, Kaufmann Ford Thunderbird, 33 Ford coupe, counterfeit auto parts, Lawson 27 Ford T-dragster, 80 Ford Mustang, 55 Ford F100
TECH: supercharging basics, turbocharging basics, nitrous oxide basics
Hot Rod 07 1988 TEST: Harley-Davidson Springer Softail
COMP: 88 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z vs. 88 Dodge Daytona GTU race car
FEAT: mini-truck hot rods, 32 Ford roadster, 66 Ford Fairlane GT, 66 Ford Fairlane GT/A, 55 Ford F100 panel truck, reproduction parts controversy, 27 Ford T-roadster, Wayne County Dodge Daytona dragster, GMC Sierra pace car, 69 Chevy Camaro convertible, 86 Chevy Corvette pro street, 48 Chevy coupe, 39 Buick coupe
TECH: 50 tech tips, performance computer chip installation, improving engine cooling, exhaust header installation, PAW/B&M supercharged Ford 351 crate engine, Paxton F-body supercharger kit
Hot Rod 08 1988 TEST: 88 Ford Thunderbird Turbo Coupe, 89 Chevy S-10 4.3L Cameo
FEAT: hot rodding and emissions compliance, 83 Chevy Camaro, hot rod drag racers, 27 Ford Model T roadster, 70 Buick GS, 39 Chevy coupe, 66 Dodge Coronet, 32 Ford roadster rental car, 88 Lincoln Mark VII LSC, 66 Chevy Corvette Sting Ray, Eddie Hill
TEST: Chevy TPI performance parts testing, emissions-legal parts, emissions-legal performance packages, GM TH700-R4 retrofit tech
Hot Rod 09 1988 TEST: 88 Pontiac Sunbird GT Turbo
FEAT: Supernationals 10th Anniversary, 32 Ford Tudor, 40 Ford pickup convertible, Chevy Camaro pro street, Chevy Beretta pro street, 34 Ford A/Fuel coupe, 67 Ford AA/GS Mustang, 51 Ford coupe, 70 Buick GS455 Stage 1, 27 Ford T-roadster, 32 Ford highboy, 60 Chevy CERV I, 63 Chevy CERV II, 71 Chevy Nova
TECH: Ford C4/C6 automatic transmission performance mods, aluminum Hemi cylinder heads for Mopar 440, PAW Chevy 383 buildup
Hot Rod 10 1988 TEST: 89 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe
FEAT: buying a project car, prepurchase inspection, budget project cars, 40 Ford coupe, 1989 new cars, 33 Willys Model 77, 66 Chevy Chevelle, 87 Chevy Lumina Eurosport VR454 pro street, Ford Phaeton, 67 Pontiac Le Mans
TECH: DFI tuned-port injection, McLeod hydraulic release bearing, Ford 460 in Ranger
Hot Rod 11 1988 TEST: 89 Pontiac Firebird Turbo Trans Am, Yamaha V-Max
FEAT: summer car events, 88 Buick Le Sabre pro street, 68.5 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, 79 Plymouth TC3, 38 Ford coupe, cross-country via 32 Ford highboy, 87 Ford Thunderbird pro street, 26 Ford Model T roadster
TECH: Chevy LT5 V8 tech, Chevy 454 into Monte Carlo, in-car Air/Fuel ratio gauge
Hot Rod 02 1989 TEST: 89 Oldsmobile Calais International Series, Yamaha FZR1000
FEAT: AC Cobra replica, 37 Ford Club Cabriolet, USS McKee nuclear submarine, 32 Ford coupe, 69 Chevy Camaro, 70 Dodge Challenger, Pontiac Grand Prix drag racer, Stovebolt hot rod
TECH: tuning basics, Chevy engine power combinations, Chevy cylinder head flow testing, cylinder head & camshaft matching, electronic fuel injection systems, Classic Motor Carriages 34 Ford coupe chassis assembly, Edelbrock Performer carburetors, GM F-body heavy duty disc brake upgrade
Hot Rod 04 1989 TEST: 88 Callaway Sledgehammer Corvette, 89 Ford Taurus SHO, 90 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo, Kawasaki ZX-7
FEAT: 33 Ford Cabriolet, Al Teague, 82 Chevy S-10, swimsuit issue, 53 Studebaker coupe, 27 Ford T-bucket, Tamale Wagon Sprint Car, Ocean Pacific A/Gas dragster, Pontiac Firebird GTP, Kali Kart, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme funny car, Class 8 Dodge Dakota, Kurtis sports car, Toyota Celica GTO, 89 Lola Indycar, 66 Don Long digger, 89 Ford Thunderbird NASCAR racer, Animal Pro Gas Hydro drag boat, Varni-Walsh-Cusack AA/Street Roadster, 55 Ford Customline, 86 Chevy S-10, 32 Ford coupe, 55 Chevy 210, SOLO II autocrossing, 88 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am land speed record car, 74 Plymouth Duster, 72 Oldsmobile 442
TECH: automotive software, Action Products parts washer, lowering GM half-ton trucks, aerodynamics
Hot Rod 06 1989 FEAT: 70 Plymouth Road Runner, 35 Ford Roadster, 29 Ford Model A, Ford Mustang feature, 32 Ford Coupe, 69 Chevy Camaro, 69 & 72 Chevy Nova, 72 Dodge Challenger
TECH: 101 Tech tips, Granatelli's garage, sensors, coating parts, wheel alignment, Milo's garage
Hot Rod 07 1989 TEST: 90 Chevy Corvette ZR-1, Harley-Davidson FLHTC Electra Glide
COMP: 89 Ford Thunderbird Super Coupe vs. 89 Pontiac Grand Prix Turbo
FEAT: 32 Ford coupe, 82 Mercury Capri, Chevy Corvette Grand Sport clone, different hot rods, CadZZilla development, custom cruisers, 67 Chevy Camaro, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am/FC, 55 Chevy shoebox, 67 Ford Mustang convertible
TECH: 9” Ford differential setup
Hot Rod 08 1989 TEST: 89 GMC S15
FEAT: Reader's rides feature, hot rod films, 55 Chevy, Willys Overland, 67 Chevy Camaro, Oldsmobile Calais Quad 4 showroom stock, 57 Chevy funny car, 34 Chevy Sedan Delivery
TECH: Cadillac 514ci V8, shock absorbers, camshaft comparison
Hot Rod 09 1989 TEST: 90 Nissan 300ZX, 89 Chevy Camaro, 89 Dodge Shelby Dakota
FEAT: 41 Ford pickup, 84 Chevy Camaro, 66 Chevy Nova, 29 Ford Model T, 41 Willys, 62 Chevy Impala, 69 Opel GT, 66 Dodge Charger
TECH: camshaft basics, racing with Don Prudhomme, super tuning
Hot Rod 10 1989 FEAT: 88 Chevy Beretta, 87 Ford Thunderbird, 49 Ford Buisness Coupe, 48 Mercury convertible, '90 new cars feature, 33 Willys cabriolet, 65 Dodge Coronet, 67 Shelby Mustang Gasser, 70 Plymouth Road Runner
TECH: engine block machining, engine blueprinting, camshaft degreeing, cylinder head prep, Holley custom shop
Hot Rod 11 1989 TEST: 90 Eagle Talon TSi
FEAT: 70 Ford Torino Cobra, 64 Dodge 330 Max Wedge, 68 Pontiac Firebird 400, 70 Buick Gran Sport, NHRA Stock Eliminator feature, 69 Chevy Yenko Camaro, 26 Ford Model T, 66 Chevy Nova, 70 Ford Mustang, 32 Ford coupe, 57 Ford, 49 Chevy pickup, readers rides feature
TECH: dual-friction clutch, carburetor comparison
Hot Rod 12 1989 TEST: Yamaha V-Max
FEAT: best of Hot Rod, Boyd Coddington, best engines, best trends, best cars, best wild rides, best race cars, 88 Chevy Beretta, Ford Deuce, 61 Ford pickup, 88 Ford Thunderbird pro street, 32 Ford coupe, 74 Plymouth Duster, 69 Chevy Camaro, GMC S-15 Project Pegasus salt racer, 88 Chevy Celebrity Eurosport pro street, Ford Deuce coupes
TECH: F-body suspension upgrades, ignition curves, 1000-hp 496 c.i. Chevy big block
Hot Rod 01 1990 TEST: 90 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z
FEAT: automobilia, logos & decals, Bill Smith, Blair's Speed Shop, 58 Chevy Corvette, SLP Pontiac Firebird, 34 Ford coupe, 28 Ford sedan delivery, 68 Chevy Camaro, 34 Chevy coupe, 34 Ford coupe, trucks
TECH: gear selection, Chevy 383 build-up, 89 Mustang performance build-up, floor repair, Banks Technologies Dynafast in-car dyno
Hot Rod 02 1990 TEST: 90 Nissan 300ZX Turbo
FEAT: 72 Chevy Camaro, 66 Chevy Chevelle, 68 Pontiac GTO, 69 Dodge Dart Swinger, 67 Pontiac LeMans, 69 Ford Torino, 76 Chevy Laguna, 76 Pontiac Grand Prix, 62 Chevy II, 66 Ford Mustang, 40 Ford Coupe, 220 mph 69 Chevy Camaro, 300 mph Pontiac Trans Am, 89 Chevy Beretta, 55 Chevy Bel Air, 34 Ford Coupe, 69 Plymouth Road Runner, Ford Deuce Roadster, 48 Anglia
TECH: used parts, spark plug comparison
Hot Rod 03 1990 TEST: 90 Chevy Beretta GTZ
FEAT: 48 Ford Truck, 32 Ford Coupe, 89 Ford Thunderbird, 88 Ford Mustang GT, 66 Ford Mustang Shelby, 82 Chevy Camaro, 34 Ford Coupe, 32 Ford Victoria, 64 Plymouth Belvedere
TECH: small blocks for torque, matching cams & heads, parts selection for torque, factory torque engines
Hot Rod 05 1990 TEST: 90 Chevy Beretta pace car
COMP: 90 Chevy Cavalier Z24 vs. 90 Pontiac Sunbird GT turbo
FEAT: 66 & 68 Mustangs, quarter scale dragsters, 33 Ford Phantom, 64 Ford Fairlane, 66 Chevy Chevelle, 37 Ford Sedan, 71 Chevy Camaro, 40 Ford Coupe
TECH: wheel swapping, colored wheels, tire selection, wheel alignment & balance, 408ci Chevy V8 build-up
Hot Rod 06 1990 TEST: 90 Mercury Cougar XR7
FEAT: 37 Chevy Coupe, 39 Willys Overland, 83 Chevy Malibu, 41 Willys Coupe, 83 Chevy Camaro Pro Solo, 78 & 80 Chevy Camaros, 34 Ford, 33 Chevy Cabriolet, 32 Chevy Roadster
TECH: How-to tips, GM A-body suspension upgrade, interior repair, karting
Hot Rod 07 1990 TEST: 90 Mustang GT
FEAT: IROC Daytona, 23 Ford T Roadster, 33 Ford Woodie, Pro-Stock feature, 55 Buick Century, 50 Studebaker Champ, 55 Chevy, 63 Ford Galaxie, 70 Dodge Super Bee, 66 Dodge Coronet, 34 Chevy Cabriolet, 37 Ford
TECH: Lingenfelter TPI intake manifold, 5.0 computer chips, Mustang disc brakes
Hot Rod 08 1990 TEST: 91 Pontiac Trans Am, 91 Ducati 851
FEAT: 36 Ford coupe, 40 Ford sedan delivery, 56 Chevy truck, 72 Chevy truck, 55 Ford F100, 69 AMC AMX, 66 Chevy Nova, 33 Ford Vicky, 34 Ford highboy, 68 Chevy Camaro SS, 68 Chevy Camaro, readers rides
TECH: Chevy controlled induction, TPI 350 in GMC truck, safety equipment
Hot Rod 09 1990 FEAT: CadZZilla, 35 Ford Coupe, 73 Mustang Mach I, 60 Chevy Impala, 64 Chevy Chevelle SS, 65 Mopar F/X Hemi, 33 Ford Roadster, 37 Ford Cabriolet, 55 Ford Thunderbird
TECH: Computer simulators, electronic engine management, building headers, paint chip touch-up, Bob Bondurant school
Hot Rod 10 1990 TEST: 92 GMC Syclone, Suzuki GSXR1100
FEAT: 51 Nash delivery, 68 Chevy Camaro, 55 Ford, Chevy Beretta GTZ, 69 Chevy Camaro, 57 Chevy Nomad, 40 Willys, 33 Ford Cabriolet
TECH: cheap tech, cylinder head mods, GM 5.7L crate
Hot Rod 11 1990 TEST: 91 Mitsubishi 3000GT
FEAT: 69 Pontiac Firebird, 62 Chevy Impala Z11, 71 Dodge Demon, 67 Chevy Nova SS, 69 Pontiac Trans Am, 40 Chevy, 56 Chevy truck, 32 Ford, 71 Chevy Camaro, 32 Ford, 64 Chevy Nova, 90 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, 69 Chevy Camaro, 55 Chevy sedan delivery
TECH: lifter comparison, speedometer gears
Hot Rod 01 1991 TEST: 91 Ford Escort GT, 91 Dodge Spirit RT
FEAT: Ford Mustang 5.0 feature, 57 Ford Custom 300, 33 Ford Coupe, 70 Pontiac GTO, Pontiac Grand Am, 33 Ford Woodie, 69 Pontiac Firebird, 89 Chevy Cavalier, 40 Chevy Sedan
TECH: remanufactured Ford 5.0, Silver State Classic, GM TH350 performance, cooling fan test
Hot Rod 03 1991 FEAT: 86 Chevy Monte Carlo, 48 Cadillac fastback, 69 Chevy Camaro, 88 Pontiac Fiero, 37 Ford coupe, 89 Chevy Beretta, 41 Ford phaeton, 66 Chevy Nova, GM employee car feature, 34 Ford cabriolet
TECH: paint basics, spray painting, vinyl graphics, bodywork tools, paint stripping, rust patching, Chevy big-block 32-valve cylinder heads, Chevy Mark V big-block, on-board diagnostics, vintage road racing, stereo systems, ignition systems
Hot Rod 04 1991 TEST: 91 Chevy 454SS
FEAT: 32 Ford Roadster, 64 Mercury Cyclone, 76 Pontiac Trans Am, 59 61 & 62 Chevy Corvette, 69 Ford Torino Cobra, swimsuit edition, 34 Chevy Delivery Woodie, 70 Chevy Camaro, 52 Kaiser Henry J.
TECH: Dart cylinder head dyno-test, 4 link suspension tuning, fitting wide tires, degreeing camshaft, proportioning valve, vacuum leaks, Mopar B-1 cylinder heads, used oil
Hot Rod 05 1991 TEST: 91 Pontiac Firebird
FEAT: 67 Chevy Camaro, 33 Ford highboy, 63 Ford Fairlane, 82 Dodge Charger, Ford Cobra replica, Ford Deuce, 27 Ford Model-T roadster, 78 Chevy Camaro
TECH: engine building tips, cylinder head porting, Chevy 12-bolt rear, screened intake gaskets
Hot Rod 06 1991 FEAT: 83 Chevy Camaro, trucks feature, 38 Chevy delivery, 32 Ford deuce, 60 Chevy Corvette, 84 Dodge Daytona, 55 Chevy
TECH: bolt-on parts, educational institutes, nitrous oxide, paint tips, Holley 3310 buildup, regulator alternator conversion, water pump
Hot Rod 07 1991 FEAT: modified musclecars, swap meet buying tips, 67 Chevy Nova pro street, 64 Pontiac GTO, tech hotlines, 33 Ford coupe, unique hot rods, 32 Ford Victoria, 57 Chevy funny car, 40 Mercury Stardust
TECH: 65 Chevy El Camino mods, 75 tech tips, fuel filter elements
Hot Rod 08 1991 FEAT: readers rides, pro street feature, CadZZilla, Ford Probe, Chevy El Camino LS6, Ford Deuce, 70 Plymouth Superbird, 69 Chevy Chevelle, 70 Pontiac GTO, 32 Ford, 70 Plymouth GTX
TECH: budget pro street, narrowed rear frames, header collectors, Chevy 16-valve cylinder heads, painting engine parts, exhaust coatings
Hot Rod 09 1991 FEAT: 37 Ford coupe, two Chevy Camaro Z28s, pro modified, 70 Chevy Nova, CSR 32 Ford roadster, 40 Ford coupe, 33 Ford roadster, 51 Ford Victoria, Marc Schatkun & Scott Keough, 32 Ford deuce
TECH: Ford 351W crate engine, cylinder head porting, extrude hone porting, GM TH200-R4 transmission swap, shifter installation, accessory gauge installation, leaf spring bushings
Hot Rod 10 1991 FEAT: 71 Chevy Chevelle, 32 Ford, Chevy shoebox feature, 70 Dodge Challenger, 32 Ford roadster, 37 Ford, 32 Ford sedan
TECH: engine power tips, torque converter, shoebox tech
Hot Rod 11 1991 TEST: 92 Geo Storm
FEAT: 57 Chevy Bel Air, 53 Studebaker truck, 57 Ford Thunderbird, dare to be different feature, 32 Ford Deuce, 50 Chevy coupe, 54 Studebaker Starlight, 32 Ford Deuce, 49 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, 69 Chevy Camaro, 65 Chevy Nova
TECH: Chevy smallblock stroker, Mopar smallblock, Chevy Mark V big block, Ford 351 stroker, plastic media blasting
Hot Rod 12 1991 FEAT: 55 Chevy, cheap car feature, 69 Dodge Charger, 49 Plymouth Suburban, 87 Chevy Corvette, 33 Ford, 57 Chevy Bel Air, 40 Willys
TECH: car buying, emissions legal Chevy ZZX crate, Chevy Gen II LT1
Hot Rod 01 1992 FEAT: 38 Ford coupe, 48 Studebaker, 65 Chevy II, 72 AMC AMX, 91 Pontiac Trans Am, 67 Chevy Nova, 65 Chevy Impala, 65 Ford Galaxie, 33 Willys coupe
TECH: emissions guide, Silver State Classic, muffler comparison, fuel regulator
Hot Rod 02 1992 TEST: 92 Dodge Viper, 92 Kawasaki
FEAT: readers ride, 69 Pontiac GTO, 88 Ford Mustang, 78 Chevy Malibu, trucks feature, 33 Ford, 62 Chevy Corvette, 66 Ford GT-40 Mark I, 64 Chevy Nova SS, 71 Mercury Cyclone, 34 Chevy, 55 Chevy Nomad
TECH: fuel injection
Hot Rod 03 1992 COMP: 66 Chevy Chevelle vs. 65 Chevy Chevelle
FEAT: 41 Willys, NMSA Triathalon of Motorsports, 30 Ford salt racer, 69 Chevy Camaro, 55 Chevy, 41 Chevy, 55 Ford F100, 60 Chevy Biscayne, 80 Chevy El Camino, 65 Ford Mustang GT-350R
TECH: big-block vs. smallblock, connecting rod length, Lingenfelter speed tips, bolt-on exhaust systems, 79-90 Mustang tips, replacing door panels, suspension lowering, painting bumpers
Hot Rod 05 1992 FEAT: 67 Chevy Nova, 69 Plymouth Road Runner, 88 Ford Mustang, 62 Chevy Bel Air, IROC Daytona, 35 Ford coupe, 46 Ford coupe, 66 Chevy Nova delivery, Chevy El Camino & Ford Ranchero feature, 82 Ford EXP, 54 Nash Metropolitan, 48 Anglia
TECH: bracket speed secrets, streetability limits, weight reduction, camshaft selection, homemade tools, engine hoists, braided steel hoses
Hot Rod 06 1992 FEAT: 82 Chevy Camaro, Chevy II Sedan Delivery, hot trucks feature, 32 Ford Highboy, 29 Ford Highboy, 32 Ford Fordor, 60 Chevy Impala, 70 Ford Mustang, 55 Chevy, 72 Dodge Demon, 50 Ford
TECH: Your first hot rod, hi-po car bargins, Ford TFS cylinder heads, HEI conversion, U-joint swap, line clamps, grille painting, flexible bumper repair, electric fuel pump, disc brake upgrade, paint finishing, 5-point belts, how to drag race, tube bending, building headers, steering wheels, fuel pressure guage, placing decals, drag strip inspection, calculations, brake bleeding, alignment, body fit, retrofitting EFI, camshaft selection, roller camshafts
Hot Rod 07 1992 FEAT: 40 Ford, 5.0 Mustang feature, 34 Ford, 57 Chevy, 32 Ford, 34 Ford, 67 Chevy II, 69 Chevy Camaro
TECH: GT40 package, Edelbrock EFI package, engine cooling, smog legal chevy heads, suspension construction
Hot Rod 08 1992 FEAT: readers' rides, 41 Chevy, 50 Buick, 39 LaSalle, 66 Chevy Chevelle, 68 Ford Mustang, 53 Studebaker Commander, 68 Chevy C-10
TECH: Hypertech nitrous chip for Mustangs, fuel injection intake manifolds, Monte Carlo modifications, F-body suspension upgrade, Whipple supercharger, leak-down testing
Hot Rod 09 1992 FEAT: 10 fastest street cars, 68 Chevy Camaro, 37 Ford Convertible, Race Rock Motor City Diner, Carol Connors, 33 Ford Coupe, street rod trends, 56 Mercury 100 truck, 64 Ford Galaxie 500XL, low emission hot rods, 64 Ford Falcon Wagon
TECH: Ford 351W build-up, Nova suspension upgrade, Camaro upgrades, B&M automatic transmission shifter
Hot Rod 10 1992 COMP: 69 Chevy Camaro 350 vs. 87 Ford Mustang 351 vs. 73 Plymouth Duster 360
FEAT: 92 Chevy Lumina, 72 Pontiac GTO, 85 Chevy Corvette, new car preview, DriveTech Racing School, 50 Chevy, garage design
TECH: customization tips, basic troubleshooting, Mustang tweaking, tachometer installation, axle shafts, progressive nitrous oxide system
Hot Rod 11 1992 FEAT: 90 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, 69 Chevy Camaro, 55 Chevy Delivery & 55 Chevy Wagon, 55 Mercury Monterey, 41 Ford Woodie, Studebaker salt racer, 91 Chevy 454SS & 81 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 66 Chevy Chevelle, hot rod trucks, 55-57 Chevys, 74 Dodge Challenger, 64 Chevy Corvette, street rods, 40 Ford, Corvettes, USAF Thunderbird F-16
TECH: battery relocation, using precision tools, shift improver kit, electric cooling fan, first time engine starting, Holley tuning, fuel pressure regulation, garage design, intake manifold swap
Hot Rod 12 1992 FEAT: 65 Mercury Comet, nostalgia drag racing, car collections, collecting automobilia, 39 Chevy, top ten hot rods, 85 Chevy Camaro, 67 Chevy Chevelle, Ford Mustang, 32 Ford Highboy, 64 Dodge 330, 66 Ford Mustang, 67 & 68 Chevy trucks
TECH: painting equipment, dent repair, powder coating, spay painting tips, repairing rust, paint preparation, smallblock Chevy engine swap, sound system installation, garage design, US Gears Torq-Line posi differential
Hot Rod 02 1993 FEAT: Top 20 hot rods, 50 Cadillac 6200, 57 Chevy Corvette, 27 Ford Model T, 40 Ford coupe, 86 GMC Jimmy pickup, 79 Chevy Malibu, lightweight Ford collection, 78 Ford Mustang II
TECH: 344 hp nitrous system, electrical system tricks, suspension overhaul tips, camshaft lobe separation angle, transmission tips, carburetor tips, camshaft & valvetrain basics, sleeper tactics, changing valvesprings
Hot Rod 03 1993 FEAT: 40 Willys coupe, 32 Ford roadster, 71 Chevy Chevelle, 54 Studebaker Commander, 67 Chevy Camaro, 57 Chevy truck, Chevy Nova feature, 93 NASCAR Lumina, 36 Ford roadster
TECH: Chevy smallblock power, Ford smallblock power, Chevy big block power, used parts, traction bars, engine pulling, suspension bushings, valve covers, Holley upgrade, spark plug wires, valve lash, cooling system
Hot Rod 04 1993 FEAT: 55 Chevy shoebox, 69 Chevy Camaro, swimsuit issue, 64 Ford Falcon, 63 Chevy Corvette pro street, 85 Chevy Camaro pro street, 34 Ford coupe, 33 Ford dry lakes racer, 79 Ford Mustang, World of Outlaws Sprint Car, 39 Chevy, 47 Ford ragtop
TECH: Lingenfelter torquer V8 buildup, horsepower V8 buildup, durable V8 buildup, wheel & tire fitment guide, reaction time tips, 48 Ford suspension rebuild & body repair, Mopar B-body tech tips, carburetor basics, Edelbrock carburetor tuning
Hot Rod 05 1993 TEST: Ford F-150 Lightning
FEAT: 74 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, hot rod trucks, 84 Chevy Chevette pro street, 40 Willys coupe, 67 Chevy Impala, Dodge Viper GTS prototype, Ford Mustang Mach III prototype, 55 Chevy shoebox, 56 Chevy Stepside, 32 Ford Highboy
TECH: budget engine building tips, ignition system basics, 93 Chevy truck modifications, interior modification tips, making molded-look panels, 48 Chevy suspension rebuild & body work, timing chain cover
Hot Rod 06 1993 FEAT: 70 Chevy El Camino, 67 Chevy Camaro, Chevrolet at Indianapolis, 34 Chevy coupe, 65 Ford Mustang pro street, 57 Chevy shoebox
TECH: nitrous oxide installation, ignition system tips, bolt-in rollbar installation, seat cover installation, body bushing replacement, car painting tips, differential spotting guide, budget engine blueprinting, 93 Chevy truck modifications, transmission basics, 48 Chevy assembly, 48 Ford smoothing, widening wheels
Hot Rod 07 1993 FEAT: 69 Chevy Camaro, 65 AMC Rambler, 87 Buick Regal, SCORE Dodge desert race truck, 33 Ford Vicky
TECH: Your first hot rod, Chevy 350 build up, order of mods, how to bracket race, shaving & smoothing, fasteners, rearends
Hot Rod 08 1993 FEAT: 57 Chevy Bel Air, Pro Stock Oldsmobile, 66 Ford Fairlane, readers' rides, 48 Chevy & 48 Ford
TECH: supercharger basics, buying a used supercharger, street Hemi tech, brake system basics, Chevy truck suspension lowering, Flowmaster exhaust installation
Hot Rod 09 1993 FEAT: 32 Ford, top 20 street rods, 34 Chevy Vicky Sedan Delivery, 68 Chevy Camaro, 65 Chevy pick-up, 68 AMC AMX, 66 Chevy Chevelle, 65 Ford Galaxie
TECH: street rod slang, 800 hp Chevy smallblock, Chevy truck body repair, front suspension basics, header tech, Eastwood blast cabinet
Hot Rod 10 1993 TEST: 93 Chevy Camaro & 93 Pontiac Firebird
FEAT: street racers, 57 Chevy, 83 Ford Thunderbird, 72 Chevy truck
TECH: used parts buying, building an 8 sec. engine, MSD ignition installation, rear suspension basics, serpentine belt tricks, Chevy truck interior redo, street rod disc brake swap, engine tips, valve guide seals, weather stripping tips
Hot Rod 11 1993 TEST: 94 Ford Mustang GT
FEAT: 70 Chevy Chevelle SS, 70 Plymouth Cuda Hemi, 70 Buick GS455, 70 AMC AMX, 68 Chevy Camaro, 65 Chevy Corvette, Chevy truck, 89 Dodge Daytona, Gray Baskerville
TECH: 50 tech tips, Ford 9" rear end assembly, 20 tech questions, steering basics, GM TH350 tech, identifying GM automatic transmissions
Hot Rod 01 1994 FEAT: 69 Chevy Camaro, 33 Ford Phaeton, 54 Chevy Truck, 32 Ford Coupe, 57 Plymouth Fury, Mopar Hemi collection
TECH: engine building for nitrous, how nitrous works, fuel system design, nitrous fuel system, GM 10 & 12 bolt rebuild, pistons, hood scoop install, Quadrajet overhaul, door panel installation
Hot Rod 02 1994 FEAT: 55 Chevy Bel Air, 33 Ford Coupe, 68 Cadillac Convertible, 67 Chevy Camaro, 82 Chevy S10
TECH: Pros answer questions, computerized cam selection, piston rings, first engine start, Flowmaster mufflers, metallurgy, front subframe swap, thread repair
Hot Rod 03 1994 FEAT: 69 Chevy Camaro, budget engines, 55 Chevy 210, 91 Ford F-150, wild hot rods, 38 Hudson coupe, 71 Chevy Camaro, 41 Willys coupe, 93 Harley-Davidson Fatboy
TECH: Chevy smallblock for $800 buildup, third-gen Camaro interior & suspension mods, disc brake kits, Lexan window installation, timing curve setting, budget Mopar performance tricks, Childs & Alberts zero-gap second piston ring, Camaro subframe installation, 39 Ford brakes & differential, V-Twin assembly, connecting rod basics, bellhousing blueprinting
Hot Rod 04 1994 TEST: Honda CBR900RR
FEAT: 55 Chevy shoebox, Dodge Daytona IROC race car, 34 Ford Sedan Delivery, swimsuit issue, 34 Ford coupe, 55 Chevy shoebox, 41 Willys pickup, 50 Ford business coupe, 67 Chevy Camaro, 32 Ford roadster, 57 Chevy Bel Air pro street, 32 Ford coupe, 54 Studebaker coupe pro street, 29 Ford crew cab, P-38 drop tank lakester, 34 Chevy sedan, 1948 hot rods, 92 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, 92 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail
TECH: exhaust system tips, third-gen Camaro performance tips, six-speed transmission installation, 68 Chevy Camaro teardown, musclecar handling tips, big-block Mopar cylinder heads, wheel selection, budget Mopar modifications, crankshaft basics, 39 Ford front suspension, clutch basics, Harley reassembly, door panel repair
Hot Rod 05 1994 FEAT: 57 Chevy Bel Air, 29 & 37 Ford Roadsters, 51 Chevy Truck, 67 Ford Mustang GT, 510ci 92 Chevy Camaro, 572ci Chevy Camaro, 50 Studebaker
TECH: cheap paint job, dent filling, budget tips, camshafts, 406ci Chevy build-up, matching fuel injectors
Hot Rod 06 1994 FEAT: 71 Plymouth Duster, 34 Ford Coupe, 48 Packard, 77 Plymouth Volare
TECH: Do It vs. Farm It, 10 steps to power, types of racing, drag strip tuning, lifters, welding basics, rear subframe install, oil coolers
Hot Rod 07 1994 TEST: Buell S-2 Thunderbolt
FEAT: 68 Chevy Camaro SS pro street, 37 Ford cabriolet, Dyno Don Nicholson’s 62 Chevy, 69 Chevy Camaro pro street, 28 Ford Model A Sedan Delivery, 70 Plymouth GTX, 93 Harley-Davidson Softail, 90 Harley-Davidson Softail Custom
TECH: camshaft selection, degreeing a camshaft, 300-hp 350 c.i. Chevy crate engine, 57 Chevy Bel Air bodywork, rebuilding cylinder heads, 705 c.i. big-block Chevy buildup, Fox Mustang traction tips, parts coatings, 68 Chevy Camaro assembly details, 39 Ford exhaust installation, engine bearing basics, Borla XR-1 mufflers, Harley-Davidson detail mods, Harley brake calipers, engine simulator
Hot Rod 08 1994 COMP: 94 Ford Mustang GT convertible vs. 94 Chevy Camaro Z28 convertible
FEAT: 69 Chevy Camaro, 70 Ford Mustang, swimsuit issue, 66 Chevy Nova, 88 Harley-Davidson Softail, 55 Chevy shoebox, 90 Chevy pickup, 30 Ford pickup, 57 Chevy two-door, 70 Plymouth ’Cuda, Modified Roadster lakester, 33 Ford coupe, 85 Canyon Marine Drag Boat, 67 Chevy Chevelle, 93 Harley-Davidson Softail, 89 Harley-Davidson FXRS
TECH: smallblock Chevy building tips, buying a used engine, buying performance parts, how to bracket race, cooling system tips, wet-sump oiling system basics, 57 Chevy chassis & frame work, Ford 5.0L V8 rebuild, Ford AOD transmission performance, aluminum vs. ported iron cylinder heads, Harley mods, Harley lowering, C-clip eliminator kit
Hot Rod 09 1994 TEST: Harley-Davidson FLSTF Fat Boy
FEAT: 60 Rambler wagon, 66 Chevy Chevelle SS, Hot Rods by Boyd, 32 Ford highboy, 80 Chevy Malibu, 41 Willys pickup, early hot rods, 94 Harley-Davidson FLSF
TECH: street/strip traction tips, traction bar installation, Fox Mustang suspension tips, rocker arm basics, customizing tips, underhood detailing, Ford cylinder heads, 57 Chevy reassembly, 39 Ford firewall & dashboard, Harley engine stabilizers, spark plug wire assembly
Hot Rod 10 1994 TEST: Harley-Davidson FXSTS Springer Softail
FEAT: 69 Chevy Camaro Z/28, project planning, 67 Chevy Camaro RS, 62 Ford Thunderbird, 63 Chevy Bel Air, 54 Kaiser Manhattan, legendary hot rodders, A.J. Foyt’s 33 Ford phaeton, 87 Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail, 87 Harley-Davidson FXR
TECH: GM L98 into classic cars, TPI vs. carburetor, tech tips, 57 Chevy detail mods, Fox Mustang chassis stiffening, Mopar 383 camshaft comparison, 30-degree valve seats, valvetrain tips, valvespring basics, 39 Ford floor installation, Dyna ignition system, painting steel wheels
Hot Rod 11 1994 FEAT: 65 Chevy II, 34 Chevy Sedan Delivery
TECH: identifying differentials, GM 12-bolt rear buildup, Ford 600ci big block, valve tech, BF Goodrich Radial TA
Hot Rod 12 1994 FEAT: 70.5 Chevy Camaro RS, sleepers, most powerful Chevy smallblocks, best factory smallblock Chevy engines, Dale Earnhardt’s NASCAR smallblock Chevy, smallblock Chevy people, 10 best hot rods, 66 Chevy Nova, best crashes, 50 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, 51 Kaiser Special, 75 Harley-Davidson FX Special, 79 Harley-Davidson Lowrider
TECH: 350-hp 350 c.i Chevy buildup, 500 c.i. Cadillac engine swap, Fox Mustang cosmetic modifications, 67 Chevy Camaro disassembly, camshaft drive basics, Harley Softail lowering, Harley Supertrapp exhaust, torque converter installation
Hot Rod 01 1995 FEAT: 1995 trends, 37 Ford Phantom, 67 Chevy Nova pro street, 94 Ford Mustang SVT Boss 428 prototype, history of hot rodding, prewar Ford spotting guide, early hot rod engines, street rods vs. street machines, 55 Chevy Bel Air, 40 Chevy coupe, 93 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy, 85 Harley-Davidson FXRP
TECH: 67 Chevy Camaro suspension rebuild, cylinder head basics, engine spotting guide, 39 Ford bodywork, Harley camshaft, clutch linkage basics
Hot Rod 02 1995 TEST: 95 Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200
FEAT: 72 Chevy Nova, NHRA safety requirements, 48 Packard 2200, 49 So-Cal Belly Tanker, 89 Harley-Davidson FLHTC
TECH: 8-sec-bracket power tips, chassis tips, driveshaft tips, fuel system tips, tire tips, sound systems, Ford 5.0L nitrous & supercharger installation, smallblock Chevy buildup, intake manifold basics, header coatings, Trick Flow Twisted Wedge Chevy cylinder head, sound system upgrade, interior upgrades, digital dashboard installation, Evolution cylinder head installation
Hot Rod 03 1995 FEAT: 66 Chevy Chevelle SS, 64 Dodge 330, 92 Chevy Race Shop Camaro RS 25th-Anniversary Edition prototype, drag racing basics, dragstrip directory, 38 Ford cabriolet, 53 Studebaker Starliner, 29 Ford Model A, 83 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide, 91 Harley-Davidson FXLR
TECH: 67 Chevy Camaro painting, custom paint, bodyworking tools, full repaint, camshaft comparison, Chevy camshaft swap, TH700R4 vs. TH200R4, exhaust system basics, race harnesses, suspension tuning, brake line-lock installation, driveshaft loop installation, front spindle swap, bike rear fender fattening, pushrod length
Hot Rod 04 1995 TEST: Buell Thunderbolt
FEAT: swimsuit issue, 40 Ford Woodie, 69 Chevy Camaro RS/SS, 32 Ford coupe, 32 Chevy roadster pickup, 51 Mercury coupe, 34 Ford highboy, 57 Chevy Nomad, 69 Plymouth Road Runner, 86 Harley-Davidson Softail, 33 Ford Victoria, 32 Bantam Roadster, Greer-Black-Prudhomme Dragster, 69 Chevy Camaro, performance technical schools, 32 Ford highboy, 94 Harley-Davidson Softail
TECH: tire & wheel tips, 519 c.i Ford V8, 67 Chevy Camaro interior work, gasoline basics, frenching taillights, custom steering installation, Harley bolt-on mods, protecting electrical contacts
Hot Rod 06 1995 FEAT: 67 Chevy Camaro, 65 Chevy El Camino, 67 Ford Mustang, Steve Castelli collection, 33 Ford coupe, 40 Ford coupe, 76 Harley-Davidson FLH, 94 Harley-Davidson Softail
TECH: budget performance improvements, Chevy 454 buildup, torque converter basics, performance clutch basics, 9" differential installation, differential gear swapping, differential basics, EFI tuning basics, four-stroke engine basics, piston ring basics, bearing basics, camshaft basics, valvetrain basics, carburetor basics, ignition system basics, cooling system basics, oil system basics, 34 Ford chassis fabrication, chopping a top, billet motorcycle accessories, AFR Hydra-Rev system
Hot Rod 07 1995 COMP: 519-ci 64 Ford Fairlane, 511-ci 71 Chevy Chevelle, 499-ci 69 Dodge Super Bee
FEAT: 69 Chevy Camaro, Hennessey Camaro RS330, 57 Chevy Bel Air convertible, 32 Chevy coupe, 90 Harley-Davidson FXR
TECH: budget Ford 351 Windsor buildup, budget Chevy 350 buildup, 350 Chevy vs. 351 Ford, hot rodding mistakes, exhaust component testing, fuel pump installation, tire tuning, 34 Ford pickup assembly, flathead Ford buildup, rod bolt stretch gauges
Hot Rod 08 1995 FEAT: 10 best street machines, 68 Chevy Camaro, 56 Ford F-100 pro street, 69 Chevy Nova Yenko/SC clone, Norwood A-12 supercar, 57 Chevy Nomad, 91 Harley-Davidson FLSTF, 95 Harley-Davidson Sportster
TECH: electrical system repair, timing adjustment, 20 common tech questions, rocker arm basics, nitrous system tuning, 34 Ford assembly, Flathead Ford buildup, cruise control installation, wide glide fork conversion kit installation, spark plug design
Hot Rod 09 1995 FEAT: GM Motorsports 55 Chevy coupe, 61 Oldsmobile 88, 69 Chevy Camaro, Bragg-Smith Advanced Driving School, 32 Chevy roadster, 94 Harley-Davidson Softail, “Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man” movie bike
TECH: customizing tips, 512-hp 454 Chevy buildup, front suspension rebuild, engine blueprinting, choosing valvesprings, 31 Ford Model A assembly, flathead Ford buildup, installing power accessories, lead filling, Holley tune-up kits
Hot Rod 10 1995 COMP: Japanese motorcyles: Honda American Classic Edition 1100, Yamaha Virago 1100, Kawasaki Vulcan 1500, Suzuki Intruder 1400
FEAT: 55 Chevy pro street, 1950s car buying guide, 1950s hot rod concepts, 57 Chevy shoebox, 57 Ford Custom, 67 Chevy El Camino, 96 Ford Mustang GT, 33 Ford coupe
TECH: engine building tips, camshaft degreeing basics, budget tools, Ford SVO rear disc brake installation, street rod frame design, TTS Power Systems chip burner
Hot Rod 11 1995 FEAT: pro street philosophy, 69 Chevy Camaro RS pro street, life with a pro street car, 56 Chevy shoebox pro street, 62 Ford Falcon Sedan Delivery pro street, 1996 Chevrolet new cars, 71 Chevy Nova, 51 Ford woodie wagon, 94 Harley-Davidson Softail, 94 Harley-Davidson
TECH: Lenco transmission basics, dragstrip suspension tuning tips, dragstrip traction tips, alignment basics, chassis fabrication basics, spark plug design, plumbing hard line, street rod chassis tips, Auto-Shield car bag
Hot Rod 12 1995 FEAT: top 10 street machines, 68 Chevy Camaro, 88 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z, 90 Ford Mustang, 32 Ford "QuadraDeuce", 93 Harley-Davidson Softail, 87 Harley-Davidson FXR
TECH: budget Chevy 350 buildup, engine building basics, swap-meet shopping tips, junkyard engine renewal, homemade tools, points distributor rebuild, Mopar 426 Hemi buildup, rim screw installation, street rod assembly, SnugTop truck bed cap installation
Hot Rod 01 1996 TEST: Kawasaki Vulcan 800
FEAT: new trends, 50 Ford business coupe, 55 Chevy shoebox, Smokey Yunick 68 Chevy Camaro Trans-Am racecar, 34 Chevy Sedan Delivery, 92 Harley-Davidson FXSTC
TECH: Mopar 484 Hemi buildup, nitropropane performance improvement, performance muffler dyno test, Chevy Tri-Power installation, engine abrasives basics
Hot Rod 03 1996 FEAT: 86 Chevy Camaro, 67 Chevy Nova, 65 Pontiac GTO, NASCAR SuperTrucks, 51 Ford Woody wagon, 32 Ford highboy, 93 Harley-Davidson Springer Softail
TECH: Chevy SB2 NASCAR engine, short-deck smallblock Chevy engine, Chevy LT4 crate engine, drum brake rebuild, 57 Chevy bodywork, electronic fuel injection conversions, dyno-testing engine parts, wiring basics, custom dashboard grille fabrication, budget engine simulation software
Hot Rod 04 1996 FEAT: 68 Chevy Camaro SS, 59 Chevy Corvette, 55 Chevy coupe, Petersen Automotive Museum, 38 Chevy coupe, 32 Ford coupe, 95 Harley Davidson Softail
TECH: camshaft selection, roller camshaft installation, GM Gen VI H.O. big block engine, Oldsmobile Aurora V8, 57 Chevy bodywork, Mopar A-518 overdrive automatic transmission installation, camshaft basics, lifter basics, rocker arm basics, valvespring basics, camshaft drive basics, valve basics, stainless steel trim repair, custom exhaust installation, footpeg installation, Super Big Gulp handling
Hot Rod 06 1996 FEAT: Pontiac Firebird IROC race cars, 69 Chevy Chevelle, 97 Dodge Viper GTS, new trends, 34 Ford coupe, 29 Ford Model A sedan, 95 Harley-Davidson Softail
TECH: paint preparation, bright paints, dent repair, rust repair, 57 Chevy exhaust and cooling, smallblock Chevy buildup, Mopar Performance 750-hp Hemi installation, 10-sec. engine assembly, painting flames, Harley gas tank painting, reconditioning old paint
Hot Rod 07 1996 FEAT: 72 Chevy Nova, 55 Chevy Bel Air, 68 Chevy Chevelle, land speed record attempts, 32 Ford roadster, custom cruisers, 33 Ford coupe cammer, 94 Harley-Davidson Softail
TECH: 60s hot rodding tricks on modern muscle, Ford 4.6L V8 performance mods, old vs. new performance, cooling system tech, 57 Chevy chassis parts, 72 Chevy Nova chassis & rollcage, Chevy 302 EFI buildup, salvage yard parts, sleeper 357 c.i. Chevy V8 buildup, Hamlet Bike Hauler, Jacobs Ceramic 2000 spark plug wires
Hot Rod 10 1996 FEAT: 55 Chevy 210, 69 Chevy Camaro RS, 55 Lincoln Capri Carrera Panamericana car, 87 Chevy Monte Carlo, One Lap of America via 67 Chevy Camaro, 40 Willys coupe, 33 Ford highboy, 55-57 spotter’s guide
TECH: customizing tips, smallblock Chevy assembly, Lunati Chevelle assembly, Ford roadster mods, billet Harley parts, differential shims
Hot Rod 03 1997 FEAT: LE-1 Ground Fighter, 57 Chevy Corvette, 55 Chevy shoebox, 96 Mercedes-Benz C280 ITC race car, 57 Chevy “Black Widow” factory race car, 55 Ford Thunderbird, 97 Chevy Camaro SS LT4, 97 Chevy Camaro SS, 97 Pontiac Firebird Firehawk, Robert “Jocko” Johnson, 27 Ford Model T salt lake racer, 32 Ford roadster
TECH: 2000-hp pro street 649-ci Chevy V8, 750-hp super street 447-ci Chevy V8, BFGoodrich Comp T/A Drag Radial, 53-62 Corvette modern suspension upgrade, Baer Killer Disc Brake conversion, oiling system upgrades
Hot Rod 05 1997 FEAT: small-town hot rodders, Jack Roush, 68.5 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, 72 Buick GS Stage 1, Brookville Roadster Dial-A-Rod mail order hot rod, 57 Chevy phantom “RodZoom”
TECH: car detailing, GM 10-bolt differential strengthening, gasket basics, Ford 4.6L V8 performance, OBD2 Camaro performance parts, KB Dyno program, Fel-Pro Performance fuel injection system
Hot Rod 06 1997 FEAT: Fuel Altereds, AA/Fuel Altered, readers’ rides, guide to technical schools, Oldsmobile Aurora V8 Indycar, 32 Ford Dial-A-Rod
TECH: 6000-hp Top Fuel drag race engine, hacking GM OBD systems, cooling system tech, bracket racing basics, budget Chevy 350 buildup, Jet-Hot header coating
Hot Rod 11 1997 FEAT: 32 Ford roadster, 97 Lingenfelter Corvette 383, 87 Buick Regal T-Type, 93 Chevy Corvette, 65 Ford Mustang, DKM Macho T/A S, DKM Macho T/A 5.7 HO, DKM Macho T/A 6.3, 73 Dodge Charger, early aftermarket suppliers, 37 Chevy pro modified, 32 Ford highboy flyer
TECH: automatic transmission governor adjustment, valvetrain tech, valvespring tech, Chevy II disc brake conversion, Drill Doctor drill bit sharpener
Hot Rod 12 1997 FEAT: 57 Chevy Bel Air, racing classes explained, Port Colborne High School shop class, hot rods at Pebble Beach, 68 Plymouth Cuda, Hod Rod magazine hot rods, retro hot rods, 54 Plymouth Savoy “Sniper”, 94 Chevy Camaro Z28 “El Camaro”, Ackerman F/Dragster
TECH: 10-wide tech, Percy Holley metering blocks, smallblock Chevy multivalve cylinder heads, JET Power Pack, stainless steel fasteners
Hot Rod 02 1998 TEST: 98 Eagle Talon TSi
FEAT: Motor Trend road test summaries, Billy Glidden, dragstrip directory, early hot rodders, 54 Plymouth Savoy “Sniper”, 27 Ford Model T track roadster clone
TECH: nitrous oxide tuning, attempting to blow an engine with nitrous, race preparation, reaction time tech, used crankshaft tech, Heddman/Hypertech performance system, budget EFI Ford 351 buildup, main cap stud installation
Hot Rod 03 1998 FEAT: Hot Rod magazine/Interstate Batteries Joe Gibbs funny car, automotive tattoos, car art, custom musclecar graphics, Ford Mustang GT 4.6 project, 98 Ford F-150, best Hot Rod issues, 71 Plymouth Duster, 93 Ford Mustang LX 5.0, Ford roadster salt racer, rollback truck rod ideas, Chevy Camaro pro street
TECH: attempting to blow an engine with nitrous, connecting rod basics, 69 Pontiac GTO assembly, align-boring vs. align-honing
Hot Rod 04 1998 TEST: 98 Chevy Monte Carlo Z34
FEAT: 94 Pontiac Firebird Formula, parts girls, 48 Studebaker convertible, Pinky’s Bow Tie Palace, 69 Pontiac GTO, 34 Ford sedan delivery, 32 Ford highboy
TECH: air intake basics, camshaft basics, electronic fuel injection basics, engine-cycle analysis, valvespring testing, dowel pin modification
Hot Rod 05 1998 TEST: 98 Chevy Camaro Z28
COMP: dyno testing: 98 Cadillac Eldorado ETC, 98 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, 98 Chevy Corvette, 98 Dodge Neon R/T, 98 Dodge Dakota R/T 5.9, 98 Dodge Viper GTS, 97 Ford Mustang GT, 98 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra, 98 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
FEAT: 69 Pontiac GTO Judge, 62 Dodge Dart, 73 Plymouth Duster Hemi, California smog testing, 74 Datsun 260Z, 75 Mercedes-Benz 240D, hot rodding heroes
TECH: budget Buick 455 buildup, Honda VTEC engine, reducing weight, classic car insurance, drawing hot rods
Hot Rod 08 1998 TEST: 98 Ford SVT Contour, Dodge Dakota R/T
FEAT: 69 AMC AMX, old Hot Rod feature cars, 70 Plymouth Belvedere wagon, 1950s shoebox hot rod ideas
TECH: Chevy 408 smallblock vs. Chevy 408 big block, Mopar 360 Magnum crate engine, GM LS1 V8, underdrive pulleys, Performance Distributors one-wire alternator, paint removal, piston ring basics, cotter pin installation
Hot Rod 02 1999 FEAT: drag racing psychology, dragstrip launching, 70 Dodge Challenger V10 convertible, Power Tour East
TECH: Feuling 502 c.i. Chevy big block, Mopar 500 c.i. Wedge Six-Pack, track tech tips, GM ZZ4 crate Fast Burn cylinder heads, LS1 OBD-II tuning
Hot Rod 05 1999 COMP: 200 mph: 92 Chevy Corvette, 84 Chevy Corvette, 88 Porsche 928, 54 Studebaker Champion coupe, 87 Chevy Corvette, 95 Ford Mustang Steeda Q
FEAT: 95 Ford Mustang convertible, 57 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, 57 Chevy Bel Air, 69 AMC AMX, 41 Willys Outlaw Street Coupe, Rat Fink Reunion, Lakes Modified roadster
TECH: power adder pros and cons, header repair, street Hemi buildup, 890-hp Chevy V8 buildup, budget Ford 351W buildup, engine balancing, Lenco ST1200 planetary transmission, piston ring end gap tech
Hot Rod 06 1999 TEST: 99 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT
FEAT: 66 Pontiac GTO, 59 Chevy El Camino, 57 Ford Custom Sedan Grand National Stock Car, 36 Dodge Panel Van, 70 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 64 Chevy Corvette Sting Ray, 1970s hot rod ideas
TECH: 700-hp Chevy big block buildup, three-valve Chevy cylinder heads, cylinder head flow testing, Mopar A904 automatic transmission first-gear swap, Mercury Montego 12-inch disc brake swap, Ford 5.0L rocker arms, body welding repairs
Hot Rod 07 1999 FEAT: 68 Ford Mustang, 93 Ford Mustang, 8 Dodge Dart GTS, 95 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Comp T/A, car art, Dean Bryant collection, 33 Ford “Shockwave”
TECH: IVC variable valve timing, ram tuning, interior overhaul, suspension upgrades, suspension tuning, suspension lowering, vinyl seat repair
Hot Rod 02 2000 FEAT: Power Tour East, 92 Pontiac Firebird, Jungle Jim Liberman
TECH: dragstrip timeslip interpretation, tech inspection tips, towing tips, late-model drag racing tips, third-gen Trans Am rebuild, Mustang Eaton supercharger installation, Ford 460 ci buildup, vacuum-pumped crankcase, transmission bolt access holes
Hot Rod 03 2000 FEAT: 99 Pontiac Grand Prix “SoLo”, 66 Chevy El Camino, 33 Chevy Camaro RS, 62 Chevy Impala SS convertible, 23 Ford touring roadster, Mike Nordahl
TECH: paintwork mistakes, Mercury Montego painting, new colors, Pontiac Grand Prix chop job, intake manifold basics, Street Hemi buildup, Ford 347W buildup, modern axle technology, Hurst dual gate shifter installation, driveshaft yoke touch-up
Hot Rod 09 2000 TEST: 01 Chevy Corvette Z06, 00 Chevy S-10 Xtreme
FEAT: 86 Ford Mustang SVO, George Montgomery, East Coast Timing Association, 80 Chevy Camaro land speed racer
TECH: roof dent repair, hood rust repair, front clip replacement, Mercury Montego paint job, Holley 3310 tuning, dynamometer basics, engine building basics, Ford FE cylinder head modifications, easy-access camshaft cover
Hot Rod 10 2000 TEST: 00 Hotchkis Dakota Quad Cab
FEAT: 57 Ford Ranch Wagon, George Montgomery, 69 Chevy Camaro Sport Coupe, 68 Dodge Dart GTS convertible, Power Tour, Hot Wheels toys designers, Hot Wheels Mopars
TECH: GM LS1 performance mods, exhaust system tech, exhaust system testing, all-aftermarket 9” axle, Ford 5.0L truck parts, LT1 cooling reservoir
Hot Rod 07 2001 FEAT: Ford Forty-Nine prototype, 51 Ford Custom Tudor, John Buttera, 79 Ford Fairmont, 81 Chevy Malibu, 78 Dodge Magnum, 93 Ford Mustang
TECH: body/frame separation, Edelbrock nitrous kit installation, 72 Chevy Chevelle, suspension lowering, spun bearing damage repair, used NASCAR parts, 10-sec. LS1 buildup, infrared thermometers
Hot Rod 08 2001 FEAT: Tommy Ivo, 63 Cadillac DeVille, 65 Oldsmobile Cutlass Holiday Coupe 4-4-2, Ford Forty-Nine prototype, Orange Curtain rat rodders, 71 Chevy Chevelle SS454, 70 Buick GS 455, E.J. Potter, 68 Pontiac GTO
TECH: Hardcore 427 Chevy smallblock, chassis reburbishing, professional engine building tools, rollbar installation basics, fuel tank sending unit basics
Hot Rod 03 2002 TEST: Roush Stage III Mustang
FEAT: 62 Dodge 330 Wagon, 66 Pontiac GTO Tiger, half-mile drag racing, twin engine drag racers
TECH: GM HT383 crate engine buildup, NOSzle installation, engine stroking basics, 3/8-drive ratchet wrench test, compression ratio basics, roller camshaft bearing installation
Hot Rod 02 2003 FEAT: 66 Chevy Nova, future trends, pro street comeback, 97 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am, CARtoons history, 01 Ford Focus ZX3 V8, 37 Ford coupe, 63.5 Ford Galaxie 500XL
TECH: 69 Camaro performance upgrades, Anvil 359 intake system setup, metallurgy basics, used parts buying tips, 16-volt battery basics
Hot Rod 11 2004 FEAT: speed parts that changed the world, racing rules ideas, Bud Brutsman, 57 Chevy Bel Air "Inciner8or" Octa-Turbo convertible, 64 Dodge Charger prototype, Ewald Brothers 68 Buttera Top Fuel Dragster, 68 Chevy Nova
TECH: Flowmaster exhaust system dyno test, 600-hp nitrous oxide system installation, front-end alignment basics
Hot Rod 12 2004 FEAT: 05 Ford Mustang GT, Matt Erdey, National Corvette Museum, 86 GMC Caballero "Bubba Drift" drift car, 32 Rat's Glass Vicky SpeedStar, 04 Pontiac GTO HRSS454 Chevelle, Volvo T6 Roadster
TECH: front-engine dragster rebuild, GMC 8-71 supercharger installation, Ford 460 buildup
Hot Rod 07 2005 FEAT: musclecar aftermarket, Bill Wiemann collection, Prudhomme Racing Top Fuel Team, Ford Mustang FR500C racecar
TECH: Pontiac GTO painting, G-Tech comparison test, Aeromotive float bowl sensor, Fox Mustang racecar test, 05 Mustang supercharger installation, Jesel 1.8:1 LS1 rocker arm test
Hot Rod 08 2005 FEAT: Mark Reuss, Chrysler Hemi engine history, Joe Jacono, "Dukes of Hazzard" movie, 71 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi, 71 Plymouth Superbird Hemi, 71 Dodge Ultimate Bee, La Carrera Panamerica history
TECH: pump gas race engine tech, Mopar 5.7L Hemi crate engine dyno test, Rhoads LS1 Vari-Duration hydraulic lifter test, Flowmaster American Thunder muffler kit installation
Hot Rod 09 2005 FEAT: fastest street car, Ed Pink, top speed challenge
TECH: 1000-cfm carburetor comparison, aerodynamic tricks, diesel performance tricks, GS Motorsports Mopar Hemi supercharger
Hot Rod 11 2005 FEAT: street rod musclecars, 64 Pontiac GTO, Wheel to Wheel Chevy Camaro drag racer, Teverbaugh & Kirkland 57 Bangert Special racecar, 65 Ford Falcon "Wild Child" drag racer, Warren Johnson, GM 6L80 automatic transmission
TECH: Chevy 306 buildup, Ford Flathead basics, Factory Five Cobra assembly
Hot Rod 12 2005 FEAT: Bonneville Salt Races, Factory Five Cobra, 64 Dodge Super Stock
TECH: 69 Chevy Camaro crate body, GM ZL1 454 crate engine, Keisler manual transmission conversion, Detroit Speed Parts first-gen Camaro suspension upgrade, crate Camaro assembly, Rotrex supercharger, 740-hp Pontiac 505 buildup, Ford 5.0L buildup, TPIS LS1 intake manifold/throttle body
Hot Rod 01 2006 FEAT: 64 Chrysler Turbine, Hot Rod Drag Week, 61 Ford Starliner, Jay Leno's 66 Oldsmobile Toronado
TECH: AiM Sport Mychron Gold data logger, 1000-hp Chevy 408 buildup, GM LS1 performance upgrades