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Rebuilding a Classic “Nailhead”

Identifying a classic Buick "Nailhead" engine is easy because of the vertical valve covers. The engines don't typically make a ton of power, at least in stock form, but they doo have a lot of cool factor for hot rodders because they are relatively rare and look neat. Buick first began producing the Nailhead in…
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Building an AMC 390 to go into a restored 1969 AMX

When the American Motors Company debuted the AMX as a mid-year 1968 model, it became the only steel-bodied two-seat vehicle being made in the States--or maybe anywhere, but we didn't research it that far. The AMX, which stands for American Motors eXperimental, was supposed to be AMC's halo car, similar to Chevrolet's Corvette. That may…
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Race Car Carburetor Tuning with Innovate’s Wideband Air/Fuel Gauge

Jason Gulledge races a Street Stock on dirt tracks in the Southeast. Like most racers running out of their own pockets, he'd already maxed out the budget on the race car. So when he blew an engine unexpectedly, it was a big hit to his┬áracing program. Gulledge was able to scrape together enough dough to…
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The World’s Only 1,000 Horsepower, 260 Cubic Inch Chevy SB2

Here at The Horsepower Monster, we love unique engine builds--and this one definitely qualifies. We always enjoy visiting the shops of Keith Dorton, owner of Automotive Specialists in Concord, NC, because he's always building something cool. This particular engine came about when the Hotrod Hoodlums land speed racing team out of Texas asked Keith to…
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One of a Kind V12 Ford

Jan Baker had an idea. A longtime racing fan, he always felt like Ford should have built a V12 engine to compete with the likes of Ferrari at LeMans back in the '60s. Of course, Ford never built a V12 for racing, so Baker took matters into his own hands and built one himself. Baker…
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