Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31 2012

Mk4 Anatomy, Part 2: A Look Under the Hood of the Summit Racing Mk4 Project

Like the Mk4 you see above? You can duplicate it using the Factory Five components covered in our Mk4, Part 1 post, along with the parts listed below from Summit Racing. Summit Racing has even taken the time and hassle out of ordering the parts by creating special combos just for the build. That means …

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Jul 31 2012

Photo Gallery: All Mustang Show 2012

Run for the hills, Mopar and Chevy Guy. This gallery belongs to the Ford Mustang. Mustang enthusiasts came together over the weekend to share their rides with their Ford brethren at Summit Racing in Tallmadge, OH. The result was a pretty nice stable of ponies. See for yourself.  

Jul 31 2012

Video: Forged vs. Cast Pistons

What are the advantages of cast pistons versus forged pistons? Learn why high-boost, high-horsepower modifications lend themselves to the more-expensive and typically much stronger forged pistons. Also, hear why hypereutectic pistons are a nice mid-level compromise between cast and forged pistons and can help you run tighter tolerances. Check it out. Today I am going …

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Jul 30 2012

3 Steps to Choosing the Right Carbureted Intake Manifold

  Friend 1: “Go across the bridge, through town, and jump on the expressway north.”  Friend 2: “No, no, no. Go under the bridge, hop on the bypass, and pick up the highway east.”   Chances are we’ve all had arguments about directions. Over the years, the age-old debate about the best way to get from …

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Jul 30 2012

Anderson, Line Solidify Standings in Championship Race with Strong Showings in Sonoma

Greg Anderson and the Summit Racing team continued their strong 2012 campaign, scoring a runner-up finish in Sunday’s final eliminations of the NHRA Sonoma Nationals in Sonoma, CA. After qualifying sixth, Anderson defeated Ron Krisher, Erica Enders and Mike Edwards in the early rounds before squaring off against #1 qualifier Allen Johnson in the final. …

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Jul 27 2012

Anderson, Line Poised to Bounce Back in Sonoma

In the first nine races of the 2012 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing season, Greg Anderson and the Summit Racing team were the picture of competitive excellence, winning four times in seven final round appearances, capped by their win in Englishtown, N.J. in the KB Racing team’s first race with the new Chevrolet Camaro. Over …

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Jul 27 2012

Snake Charmer: Rick Saccone’s 1966 427 Cobra

Rick Saccone lives the gearhead dream. As owner of Flashback Unlimited Inc.—an antique and classic car restoration shop in Akron, OH—he gets to build and restore vintage automobiles using other people’s money. And makes a darn good living at it too. Whenever he gets tired of working on other people’s cars, Rick has the shop, …

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Jul 26 2012

Project LSX: Trick Flow Specialties Builds a 440 with a Bowtie (Part 2 of 2)

When we last left you, Trick Flow Specialties was in the process of building the short block for its 440 cubic inch GM LSX engine (440 LSX, Part 1). Designed for LS development work on Trick Flow’s Superflow dyno, the short block was built heck for stout—GM Performance Parts LSX iron block, 4.125-inch stroke Lunati Pro-Series …

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Jul 26 2012

Photo Gallery: Bob Jones’ Antique Car Collection

Yesterday, we introduced you to Bob Jones—an Akron, OH car collector with a Jay Leno-like collection who is currently in possession of two historically relevant land speed record-winning jet-powered cars. We promised you more. And we like to keep our promises. Check out some more photos of Jones’ spectacular jaw-dropping collection.  

Jul 25 2012

Ohio Car Collector Adds Jet-Powered “Cyclops” to Garage

Car collector Bob Jones added a car to his vast collection that makes 17,500 horsepower and has been clocked on the Bonneville Salt Flats at 342.88 miles per hour—and it’s not even the fastest car in his garage. Cyclops—one of many jet-powered Green Monster cars built and piloted by Art Arfons—joined Jones’ remarkable vehicle collection …

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