There are builds out there that are over-the-top and then there are builds that are a little more subtle. Kathy Lange’s 1961 Corvette is certainly more on the subtle side with a virtually stock looking exterior, but that doesn’t mean that it took any less time to perfect for builder Bobby Alloway.
by Lindsey Fisher on October 1, 2012
by Tim Kern on September 14, 2012
There’s no denying that piston engines shake, some more than others. The vibration that is created by an engine has to be controlled somehow, and this is the reason why torsional dampers exist. But what are dampers? Is their power to be found by having the correct one for your application?
by Mike Magda on September 7, 2012
Much speculation has been been generated by the pending arrival of the fifth-generation small-block from General Motors. EngineLabs editor Mike Magda sorts through the rumors, facts and possibilities and handicaps the likelihood of certain technologies that appear in the new Gen V small-block.
by Paul Huizenga on August 31, 2012
Surprisingly, most of the time when someone doesn’t work out, it’s not because they are bad writers or can’t tell an F-bomb from a F-stop – it’s some kind of self-sabotaging behavior…
by Chris Demorro on August 27, 2012
It’s no secret that the cylinder heads on LSX engines are the key to their power, and who would could know LSX cylinder heads better than the folks at Chevrolet Performance? We break down their entire LSX cylinder head lineup so you can pick the right setup to match both your your purse and your purpose.
On a recent balmy, sunny Southeastern Friday, just under 50 cars competed in the Grassroots Motorsports (GRM) 2012 Ultimate Track Car Challenge (UTCC). The event happens every year at the historic, scenic and exhilarating Virginia International Raceway, between South Boston and Danville, Virginia.
A performance torque converter is one of the best bang-for-your-buck upgrades you can do to a car with an automatic trans. But how do you know what converter is right for your specific car? The experts at TCI walk us through just what a torque converter is, how it works, and how you can find the right one for you.
by Eric McClellan on July 20, 2012
Livernois has come out with their own stroker version of the aluminum LS3 short block that we are pretty eager to get our hands on – meet the Livernois 419 LS Short Block. It’s a fully customizable, and reasonably affordable option for LS short blocks. Check out our full tech review of the Livernois 419 here.
by Paul Huizenga on July 18, 2012
The behind the scenes story of how we found a video of the 2014 Corvette’s nose being manufactured, didn’t realize what we had, got a bunch of links back from two dozen different websites, and then had to hide it all once again because we don’t have a bunch of money to spend proving that we’re right.
If you’ve been to the drag strip, chances are pretty good you’ve seen Dart parts in action. We take a first hand look at how this company keeps innovating and producing top quality products for racers and street enthusiasts, while building their products here in the USA.
by JustinAbbott on July 10, 2012
Zip’s VP and Technical Supervisor takes us through how well the LS3 responds to simple upgrades, and makes the case for the LS platform being the best V8 Chevy’s ever made, hands down.
by Andrew Wolf on July 5, 2012
From billet aluminum fuel pumps and radiators to NASCAR engines in a dragster, join us as we take an all-access tour of the Aeromotive offices and manufacturing facility in Lenexa, Kansas.
Controlling fuel delivery in a vehicle is not a new concept, however, Fuelab has recently introduced its most innovative electronic fuel pressure regulator in their 529 series. Devised for street-strip and drag race applications generating up to 1,800hp. Check out our complete review, right here!
by Michael Harding on June 29, 2012
If you’ve been thinking about getting a video camera to record your track sessions, the Replay XD is one that will impress you. At about an ounce, it’s one of the lightest cameras yet it packs a good punch.
by Craig Moya on June 14, 2012
For years, the self-described purists among Corvette collectors looked down their noses at ‘58s, largely because they perceived the unique-for-1958 styling touches to be excessive. That kind of snobbery didn’t bother Jay Orband when he found his ’58 in 1992.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on June 5, 2012
Fuel system problems can be the most frustrating issues you’ll ever deal with on a car, but you might be surprised how simple the solutions to killing fuel system gremlins can be. We asked the fuel system experts at Aeromotive to guide us through some of the most common fuel problems enthusiasts run across.
by Paul Huizenga on June 1, 2012
One of the hottest current topics among the Corvette faithful has been what the next-gen C7 Corvette, slated to debut as a 2014 model, will be like. Now, thanks to a strategic leak, we can reveal notes from the design team never before seen outside the cloistered and sworn-to-secrecy C7 Corvette engineering staff.
by Blair Sonnen on May 31, 2012
While everybody wants to be able to say they have “race car” parts on their street ride, often the compromises involved make for a miserable experience in the real world. Pfadt Race Engineering’s Blair Sonnen gives us some insight into how to make the right choice for your balance of road and track use.
by Clifton Klaverweiden on May 21, 2012
For months we’ve been hearing rumors that the Savage Rivale supercars were powered by LSx engines. Our curiosity got the best of us, and we went straight to the source to find out if it was true. We talked with Emile Pop, the founder and CEO of Savage Rivale who was kind enough to give us the inside scoop…
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by Clifton Klaverweiden on May 15, 2012
People like to use the term “survivor” to describe a classic car that has managed to make it through decades of hazards, and some how managed to live to tell about it. But there are also cars like Phil Perry’s numbers matching Roman Red 1962 Corvette that just lived an easy life rather than merely surviving…