On the Cover
It wasn’t easy,...
On the Cover
It wasn’t easy, but we whipped our war-torn ’68 Plymouth Valiant Slant Six into a show-car shine in just 48 hours. What started out as a drab granny mobile was transformed into a sweet cruiser with help from Coker Tire, Trans-Dapt, Mothers, PCW, and Classy Cars Auto Detailing in Huntington Beach, California. Photo by Randy Lorentzen
November 2012 Table of Contents
16 Modern Missile
RPM Hot Rods’ Challenger pays tribute to the legendary Motown Missile drag machine, but with a Pro Touring twist.
22 Blown ’Bird
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Pro Touring, drag racing, roots-blown supercar!
28 You Go Girl!
Whether your chromosomes are of the XY or XX variety, this homebuilt big-block Camaro will take you to school.
34 The Biggest Rat Ever!
At 1,005.8 ci, the “Godfather” is the biggest big-block engine ever built.
38 Brotherhood of Builders
A group of men from across seven states come together to build this early 388ci Chrysler Hemi.
44 Understanding Cam Types
How to select the style of stick that’s best for your engine.
PHR Project Cars
48 Weekend Resto
We bought a ’68 Plymouth Valiant and made it car-show ready for a total outlay of $4,300. Here’s how we did it …
56 Project Nova: Gauges in Stages
The Nova gets a modern console with Auto Meter’s new feature-laden Elite race gauges.
60 Project EcoNova: Getting a Handle on Things
Hotchkis Performance cures the EcoNova’s sloppy suspension and steering.
70 Doin’ It Slideways!
The Popular Hot Rodding Street Machine Autocross hits the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio.
8 Bangin’ Gears
10 Message Board
64 New Products