Car Craft - 1997

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Contents - Tech - 20 Tips To Make Your Car Quicker (Is your street/strip car not running as well as you'd like? Then check out these 20 low-buck ideas. There's bound to be something here to help you out), 20 Project Car Mistakes To Avoid (Don't be a Mister Bungle. Avoid these 20 common project car mistakes when you head out to the garage to wrench on your street machine), Build The Ultimate Big-Block Engine (Is big-block power your bag? If so, then you'll want to look in on how we built a bulletproof and reliable big-block Chevy powerplant), BG Fuel Systems' Claw Carburetor (This radical new carburetor offers a new level of adjustability, along with big power. Read all about it in this Car Craft exclusive(, Easy Body Fixes - Rust, Dents, Scratches (Does your street machine's exterior have a few body blemishes? Not to worry, as we give the low-down on how to fix them yourself), Induction Buyer's Guide - Where To Find The Best Carbs, Intakes, Blowers and EFI Parts (If you're looking for an induction-related part, then you've come to the right place. It's all here, including carbs, air filters, superchargers, intake manifolds, EFI parts and more), Car Craft Basics - Turbochargers (Do you know how a turbocharger works? We do. Starting on page 86, tech dude Marian Davis gives you plenty of turbo know-how along with some cool turbo tips), Jacobs Ignition Install (Increase ignition performance and power output with the easy installation of a Jacobs Omni-Pak ignition system. This "shocking" story shows you how to do it) Features - '72 Ford Mustang (This unique Mustang was a big hit at last year's St. Paul Car Craft Summer Cruise. It's also loaded with all sorts of original tricks for one awesome-looking "Fat Pony"), Street Super Test - '67 Camaro LT1 Convertible (Over the last few issues, you've followed along with the buildup of Real Street Camaro. Now complete with a modern-tech LT1, a 4L60-E overdrive trans, PST suspension, Baer Racing Brakes, 16-inch wheels with BFG tires, and new paint, the final product gets track-tested. But wait, there's more. Turn to page 46 to find out), '56 Chevrolet 210 Hardtop (A detailed look at our flawless cover car is a tantalizing treat you won't want to miss. Turn to page 52 for all the tasty tricks on this 502-cube, big-block powered shoebox), Mind Machine - Build The Ultimate Street Machine (We asked our readers to build the ultimate street car in their own minds. We present our three winners in this exclusive story), Strip Tech - Jeg's Racing Team (A behind-the-scenes look at the Jeg's mail-order racing team. Using parts out of the pages of its catalog, Jeg's has built winning cars from Pro Stock to Super Stock in several NHRA categories), '67 Chevrolet Nova (This sleeper-looking little Nova has several unusual tricks that seperate it from the rest of the Chevy street machines), Enter The Hottest Events Of 1997 (We've got three shows left for 1997. One of them will have all-out, heads-up racing. we'll be there with our cameras; you be there with your car) Departments - In This Issue, Readers' Letters, Straight Scoop, Resto Tech, New Products, Event Scene, Tech Talk, Ad Index, Readers' Page