1970 Ford Maverick
Keith Camens
Old Bridge, NJ

Engine: stock six-cylinder
Trans: stock three-on-the-tree manual
Rearend: stock
Suspension: stock
Brakes: stock
Wheels & Tires: 14-inch aluminum slot wheels with 205/70 BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires

1971 Chevy Chevelle
John Kukuta
Crystal Falls, MI

John Kukuta first laid eyes on this '71 Chevelle at a car show 30 miles from his home. It had a freshly built 396 big-block Chevy underhood and a "for sale" sign. John had to have it. After a brief testdrive a deal was struck, and he was on his way home happy. That is until a few miles down the road when the temp gauge shot up. John shut it off and let it cool. When he restarted and got back on the road, the temp gauge soon climbed again and brought a tapping noise with it. He shut it down and called a tow truck. The seller agreed to have the engine taken back to the shop for warranty work. John dropped it back in afterward, but it never ran well. Back out it came for another rebuild. This time an errant nut made its way into the engine during reinstallation and destroyed cylinder No. 1. Maybe it was bad juju. The Chevelle now has a 454 in it that has been trouble-free.

Engine: 454ci big-block Chevy, marine block with oval-port heads and Crane solid lifters, LS6 cam, roller rockers, Edelbrock intake with dual 600-cfm Edelbrock carbs
Trans: 700-R4 four-speed automatic overdrive
Rearend: GM 12-bolt with 3.73 gear and posi
Suspension: stock, front and rear
Brakes: stock discs up front, disc conversion in rear
Wheels & Tires: 17x7 and 17x8 Boyd Coddington Harm wheels with 225/50 and 255/50 Kumho Ecsta tires

1970 Olds Cutlass
Roger Misiaszek
Berlin, CT

Engine: 350ci Olds V-8 with Edelbrock Performer heads and intake, Olds W31-spec cam, Quadrajet carb
Trans: TCI Streetfighter TH350 three-speed automatic with 3,000-stall converter
Rearend: Olds with 3.42 gears
Suspension: Hotchkis Sport springs with Flaming River 12:1 box up front, Hotchkis Sport springs rear
Brakes: 13-inch discs with four-piston Baer Track calipers, front and rear
Wheels & Tires: 18x8.5 and 18x10 Forgeline SOP3 wheels with 245/35 and 285/30 BFGoodrich g-Force KDW tires

1970 Chevy Nova
Gary Karn
Homer Glen, IL

Back in 1974, Gary Karn picked up this well-loaded 350, three-speed '70 Nova for $600 with 80K on the clock. Since then it's been his ongoing project and driver. He initially added cruise control and a CB for taking trips, as well as front and rear seats from a LeMans, a custom center console with Auto Meter gauges, an LT-1 hood, Hooker side pipes, and Western Slot wheels. In that shape, the Nova was good for 14-second quarter-mile times at US30 and Oswego dragstrips. After a few more years of driving and road trips, Gary swapped in a four-speed and 12-bolt rear and had a 4-bolt 350 built and prepped for a blower. It took a few more years of saving to get the Dyer's 6-71 huffer, then the engine was pulled and dyno tuned to 575 hp. While it was out, Gary repainted the Nova Antique Green. Other than losing the side pipes and changing a lot of rear tires, the Nova has been roughly the same for the past 33 years and is still driven regularly.

Engine: 350ci small-block Chevy with GM 202 heads, COMP Cams blower cam, Dyer's 6-71 supercharger, dual Carter Comp 500 carbs
Trans: reverse-pattern TH400 three-speed automatic with 2,500-stall B&M converter
Rearend: GM 12-bolt with 4.11 gears
Suspension: stock with Herb Adams sway bar up front, stock with Lakewood traction bars and Herb Adams sway bar rear
Brakes: stock power discs and drums
Wheels & Tires: 14x8 Western Slot rims with 235/60 tires

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