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1980 Hot Rods

The experts from Popular Hot Rodding Magazine offer featured 1980 Hot Rods that include street rods, old roadsters, rat rods, and other custom vintage cars. Select a featured article below to view web exclusive hot rod photos, read about modification upgrades, analysis, and more.

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9 Front Disc Brake Conversion Kits
Here are nine of our favorite front disc brake conversion kits for muscle cars, from mild to wild!... more
21 Best Grip Tires
We round up 21 tires with the best grip because great brakes, a powerful engine, and sharp... more
1964 Chevelle Malibu SS - The Power Of One
Can somebody hit the snooze button, please? Perhaps it’s just an uncanny coincidence, but it seems... more
Hometown Hot Rodding - July 2014
We take a look at these hometown hot rods: A 1966 Chevelle SS and 1967 Pontiac Firebird!... more
1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 454 - The Real Deal
Lock your doors. A lynch mob of angry purists is about to descend on Las Vegas. That’s where you’ll... more

Hot Rodding Blog

Hot Summer Car Movie
This summer's "Snake & Mongoose" movie takes us back to where it all began for many of us.... more
AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge
Lunati joins the 2013 AMSOIL Engine Masters Challenge as a contingency sponsor in the crankshaft... more
PerTronix Quick Change Crimping Tool
Thanks to a quick release interchangeable die set, PerTronix's cool new Wire Terminal Crimping... more
1965 Mustang
Wilwood Disc Brakes introduces new front disc brake kits for the 1965-1969 Ford Mustang.... more
Racing Fuel
VP Racing Fuels has introduced its newest blend—X16—a perfect blend of performance and economy.... more

Hot Rodding Forum

gm block 509
Hey, are those blocks just the old raised deck 427's used for trucks in the 70's (with four ring... more
What Engine Should We Build Next?
One thing to consider is the "technology" of the 1970's and 1980's. An oversize small block engine,... more
New To SBC building
.. The rear end is likely the 7.5" with 2.73:1 gears... it will work, but feel long-legged and not... more
cheap mean 318
The cost comes up in head selection...the 318's are tiny, and a 340/360 head is a big bore, which... more
I like this mag because
They are not the run of the mill cookie cutter mag.It has something for everyone.I am mainly a... more