Horsepower is the result of three major components combining at the right time and at the right proportion. Without enough of any one of the big three—fuel, air, and spark—the best case scenario is that the engine’s power potential isn’t reached. The worst case scenario is that the fuel is … Read More
You may have noticed we like featuring unique cars in the pages of FSC, so when our publisher Aaron Hahn told us about his neighbor, Robert Lee’s clean ’57 Ford Custom 300 Tudor, we were intrigued, as that’s not a car we typically see at the dragstrip. After looking at … Read More
Feedback, whether opinion or fact, can be an important part of how we live our lives, and racing is no exception. A race driver can only see and hear so much while trying to guide their ride to victory, thus crew members, friends and even spectators can add their opinion … Read More
With the demise of the Ford Crown Victoria, U.S. automakers no longer offer a full-frame car (trucks don’t count). Today’s cars all use the same basic type of frame design as the first Mustang and Camaro, a unibody construction using front and rear subframes, usually with nothing tying them together. … Read More
If you missed your chance to make it out to the 11th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bowling Green Kentucky event, we’ve got you covered. Check out all the racing action here! Qualifying Round 1, Dave Duell Classic NSS Qualifying Round 1, Close Calls, Action and Eliminations videos.
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Each year it seems MSD adds a new product to their line that changes the ignition game. The Digital 7 ignition box (specifically P/N 7531) for example, has been a main factor why racers have been able to make their cars so quick on such small tires. By being able … Read More
If you travelled back to 1982 to report how quick a leaf spring drag cars are running in 2012, you would probably be burned at the stake for spewing gearhead blasphemy. Back then, if you wanted a super-quick 60 foot. out of your 1970s Nova, you had better plan on … Read More
Designing headers and turbo systems has always been one of my favorite parts of any build. I like to look at it as a form of industrial art. It usually starts off with a visual assess- ment, some sort of self-assurance and a desire to make it function as stellar … Read More
When we originally began “Buck”, our ’66 Buick Special project car four years ago, we had a lot of lofty ideas. A 1,200 horsepower, forced-induction, pump gas street brawler, a 9-second small-tire car, or even a tubbed pro touring car (complete with fully treaded “steam rollers” out back).
Yeah well… … Read More