Enter the Jackal – BLOW-BY RACING’S NEW FUEL SYSTEM

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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

Stick Swap – ADDING A TREMEC GEARBOX TO AN OLDER RIDE

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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

A New Angle – HOW VIDEO CAMERAS ARE CHANGING THE GAME

While the concept of a utilizing a video and/or still shot camera that can be mounted to the inside or outside of a car has been in play for some time, Replay XD has taken it to the next level with their latest camera, the XD1080. Measuring about the size of a lipstick case at 1.1 inch diameter and 3.6 inches in length while weighing only three ounces, the XD1080 design allows for 360 degree mounting, while the tough black anodized aluminum housing is o-ringed on the ends, as well as activation buttons, for weather and impact resistance. The simple two-button activation for power and start/stop make operation easy, while vibration feedback and built-in LED will let you know you’re getting the action captured. Video features include pixel count ranging from 720 all the way to 1080, with a max- imum 135 degree viewpoint at 960 pixels (1080 count is 110.5 degree view), plus an internal Omni direc- tional microphone. If photography is more your speed, snaps are captured in 5 megapixel quality at a rate of every 3, 5, 15 or 30 seconds. A rechargeable Li-ion battery allows for up to 122 minutes of record time, while several ports including HDMI, an 8-pin mini USB for downloading and even Live HD streaming capa- bility are included. The NMCA will be using a slew of Replay XD cameras during the 2012 season to cap- ture the action, so be sure to check them out at an event near you!

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

GET STIFF – GMS CHASSIS BRACE KIT FOR 2010-2012 CAMARO

The rear-most fishplate slips right into the framerail, whereas the front one needs to be slipped up into the oval-shaped hole, then maneuvered with your fingertips to line the holes up.

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

ALL videos from 11th Annual Quick Fuel Technology NMCA Bowling Green Kentucky!

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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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MSD Performance POWERGRID SYSTEM

MSD's ARC module is something a lot of drag racers will be interested in. It allows you to set rpm limits based on slew rate (rpm acceleration) or based on time since launch. Designed to help prevent excessive wheel speed, this PowerGrid add-on allows the user to finely tune their car's launch characteristics to optimize performance. In the event that engine and/or driveshaft rpm increase(s) at an pre-programmed rate, the module’s software will retard timing and/or rev limiting in order to prevent excessive wheel speed. This data can easily be accessed and modified using the MSD View software on a laptop computer. Quick Specs: • Plugs into CAN-BUS Bridge • Controllable timing retards and/or rev limiters • Allows you to control excessive wheel speed • For use with Power Grid Controller • 4-Connector CAN-Bus Hub required • Requires simple software update

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

Make Like a Tree FROM LADDER BAR TO STOCK SUSPENSION

AFCO's leaf spring sliders are a popular upgrade for leaf spring cars. They allow the spring to function much smoother and provide more consistent launches that the flimsy factory shackle.

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

NMRA/NMCA Joilet, IL Highlight Video

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Pipe Dreams – EXHAUST FAB ON THE HEMI UNDER CLASS PROJECT

Turbosmart set us up with the Power-Gate 60 MM wastegate and a pair of Race Port 50mm Blow off valves (BOV’s).

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

New Lungs for Buck – ADDING THE TFS GENX 550 KIT

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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