Articles written by: Alan Rebescher

Editor, author, PR man—Alan Rebescher has done it all in a 25 year career in the high performance industry. He has written and photographed many feature stories and tech articles for Summit Racing and various magazines including Hot Rod, Car Craft, and Popular Hot Rodding, and edited Summit Racing’s Street & Strip magazine in the 1990s. His garage is currently occupied by rust and unreliability in the form of a 1975 MGB.

SEMA Preview: 6 Project Vehicles to be Featured at SEMA 2017
SEMA 2017

SEMA Preview: 6 Project Vehicles to be Featured at SEMA 2017

Sensory overload is a good way to describe the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association’s annual trade show in Las Vegas, NV. The SEMA Show packs a huge car show and the […]

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Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Gennie Shifters

From time to time, OnAllCylinders will provide a peek at some of the newest products and deals that can help get your next project on track for less. Check out […]

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Tech Projects

Recreating a Legend: Thunder Valley Racing’s Factory Five Gen 3 Daytona Coupe

Karen Salvaggio of Thunder Valley Racing is no stranger to building and racing Factory Five Racing MK4 Roadsters and Type 65 Daytona Coupes. So when Factory Five wanted to beta […]

Beware of Premature Camshaft Failure From Using the Wrong Diesel Oil for Breaking in Gas Engines
Parts

Beware of Premature Camshaft Failure From Using the Wrong Diesel Oil for Breaking in Gas Engines

Some engine builders like to use API CJ-4 diesel motor oil as a break-in lubricant for new engines. That’s because it contains plenty of zinc (ZDDP) to protect flat-tappet camshafts. […]

Chevy vs. Ford Engine Duel! See Who Wins this Ford 347 vs. Chevy 383 Power-Per-Cubic Inch Build-Off
Automotive & Aftermarket News / News & Car Culture

Chevy vs. Ford Engine Duel! See Who Wins this Ford 347 vs. Chevy 383 Power-Per-Cubic Inch Build-Off

You can’t beat a good old-fashioned Ford versus Chevy engine build-off. It’s even more fun when you can get in on the action, even if it’s just digitally. Here’s the […]

A Salute to Vic Edelbrock Jr. — From Industry Leaders Who Knew Him Best
Automotive & Aftermarket News / News & Car Culture

A Salute to Vic Edelbrock Jr. — From Industry Leaders Who Knew Him Best

Vic Edelbrock Jr., legend, icon, and friend of automotive enthusiasts everywhere, passed away June 9. He was 80. Summit Racing and Edelbrock have a strong relationship going back to 1968. […]

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Featured Vehicles

The Company Coupe: Roy Brizio Builds a ’32 5-Window for United Pacific

Roy Brizio has built a deuce coupe or two in his time. So when hot rod parts manufacturer United Pacific wanted to build a ’32 five-window using the company’s all-steel […]

Street Ultra 582: Hardcore Horsepower’s 805 HP Pump Gas Big Chevy
Tech / Tech Projects

Street Ultra 582: Hardcore Horsepower’s 805 HP Pump Gas Big Chevy

Back in 1999, Mike Petralia at Hardcore Horsepower & Dyno Shop in Franklin, TN built a 556-cubic-inch big block Chevy test mule for Hot Rod magazine. That engine made 790 horsepower […]

One 323 cubic inch 2V waiting for its turn on the dyno. The intake is a Trick Flow Track Heat EFI manifold. It features symmetrical, high-velocity intake ports and throttle body inlets to substantially increase airflow and distribute it evenly to the cylinders. The powerband is 3,500 to 8,000-plus RPM. The throttled body is a factory 4-Valve Cobra unit. The valve covers are Trick Flow cast aluminum.
Tech / Tech Projects

Coyote Alternative: Trick Flow Gets 466 HP Out of a Ford 2V Mod Motor!

Everybody that has Ford blue running through their veins loves the 5.0L Coyote. And with good reason—a production Coyote makes 435 horsepower and 400 ft.-lbs. of torque, and they’re readily […]

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Tech / Tech Projects

The Wonder Windsor: Hardcore Horsepower’s 735 HP Small Block Ford

Mike Petralia, owner and chief bottle washer at Hardcore Horsepower & Dyno in Franklin, TN, is no stranger to hot small block Ford builds. So when it came time to […]