Monthly Archive: August 2012

Aug 31 2012

Beautiful Noise: Al Nosse’s 1933 Willys 77 Coupe

Cracklin’ Rosie get on board, we’re gonna ride till there ain’t no more to go… In the fall of 1970, Neil Diamond’s “Cracklin’ Rosie” topped the Billboard Hot 100. That same year, lifetime racer and rodder Al Nosse packed up and headed for California, amping up to produce a smash hit of his own. The …

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Aug 31 2012

Our Top 10 TV Cars of All Time

Labor Day weekend is here, and the new TV season is right around the corner. Brace yourselves for yet another avalanche of reality TV shows and dancing competitions. Know what we won’t be seeing? Cool TV cars. Remember when primetime TV included the occasional hero car, and you could always count on a good chase …

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Aug 30 2012

Anderson, Line Hope Testing Pays Off at the “Big Go”

For the first time in several years, Greg Anderson and the Summit Racing team will be in an unusual position when they pull into Lucas Oil Raceway for this weekend’s Mac Tools U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, IN. Even though they arrive as the defending event champions, they will not necessarily be seen as the favorites based …

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Aug 30 2012

Photo Gallery: The Packard Edition

The first Packard automobile was built in 1899 in Warren, OH—which is pretty close to OnAllCylinders’ home base. At the time, the Packard family was running an electric company, and they formed the Ohio Automobile Company, which in 1902 morphed into the Packard Motor Car Company. Packard’s electrical system prowess is still evident today. Packard Electric …

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Aug 30 2012

Product Spotlight: MSD Atomic EFI Fuel Injection System

Today, our product spotlight is on MSD Atomic EFI Fuel Injection Systems. We’re going to talk about the various components that make up these systems, what they do, how they do it, and how they can provide an easy path to quick starts, smooth idling, and instant throttle response. In addition to great performance, the …

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Aug 29 2012

Lot Shots Find of the Week: 1933 Ford Roadster

A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini-car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. Each Wednesday, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being …

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Aug 28 2012

Hot Rods & Honeymoons: Swedish Newlyweds Get Their Kicks on Route 66

For many couples, traveling cross-country in an old station wagon with no A/C is a near sure-fire way to end a marriage (ask Clark W. Griswold). But Pontus and Johanna Nolblad of Lysekil, Sweden couldn’t think of a better way to start theirs. As die-hard fans of American hot rods and muscle cars, the recent …

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Aug 28 2012

Photo Gallery: Studebaker/Packard Show 2012

They’re not for everyone. But they are for us. Like almost everything with four wheels and a combustion engine, these vintage Studebakers have our attention. For those of us too young to remember these beauties as a relatively common sight on American roadways, it’s always such a treat to stumble upon one. But this past …

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Aug 28 2012

Video: Choosing a Water Pump for a Small Block, Big Block Chevy V8 Engine

Learn how measuring your water pump from the mounting flange to the hub surface of the pump can tell you what kind of pump is currently installed in your vehicle, and why you need to pay attention to snout diameter when choosing a new or replacement water pump for your engine.

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Aug 27 2012

Monday Mailbag: Converting a Race Engine to Pump Gas

Got questions? We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we help convert a race engine into a pump gas street motor. R.F. • Morgan, GA Q: I plan to install the stroker motor from my former race car into my recently purchased 1970 Camaro (after I repair …

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