Hot Rod - 1980

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February
Features - The HOT ROD Nationals (Get ready to win your share of $40,000 worth of prizes); Haulin' 'Glass (Texas-style Vette road racers); Corvette Customizing (Rebuilding a Corvette for show and go); Olds Small-Block Hop-Up (Building the 350 for boulevard and brackets); What A Pair! (Two brothers, two Willys - one street, one track); Back To Basics: Lighting Maintenance (Illuminating tips on bulb replacement and headlight aiming); Vette Fever (Four pages of the wildest Vettes yet); Ripe & Ready (The huffed highboy is just the thing to take for a spin); Hot Rod Heritage: Tommy Ivo ("I've driven more quarters than any man alive"); Beginner's Guide To Drag Racing (How to put your street machine on the starting line); All About Vette Brakes (A sure cure for Corvette braking ills); Rod Test: 460-Inch ZL-1 Corvette (Leo Derderian's 'glass act is built for speed and comfort); Rat Catcher (Don Bowles showed the Chevys who's Boss at the Fall Nats); Ford 351 Performance Buildup (Modifying the Cleveland to deliver 600 hp at 9500 rpm); Haul In The Family (Larry Hoffman's "Hemi-fied" Bonneville highboy); Shop Series: Suspension Fundamentals (All about springs, shocks, bounce and jounce); Bike Test: Honda CBX (It was dynamite last year, this year it's even better) Departments - Editorially Speaking; Post Entry; Hot Rod Forum; New Stuff; Roddin' At Random; C.J. Talks Tech; Hot Rod Mart; In Print; Backyard Bonus
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April
Features - The Hot Rod Nationals (The list of parts and pieces to be given away keeps growing.), Steel of the Century (Bob Bauder's all-steel '32 two-door really looks fast.), Street / Strip Kit Cars (Pro Stock meets the street in 1980.), Rod Test: Blown "Sleeper" Camaro (Odie Skeen's 6-71 blown Camaro is dark and dangerous.), Bolt-On Power: Anti-Reversion Headers (Revolutionary header design uncovers big chunks of power.), Bolt-On Economy: Performance For The '80s (New pieces offer improved economy and acceleration.), 20th NHRA Winternationals (Shirley shuts 'em up and down at Ponoma.), Back To Basics: Tune-Up Instrument Tricks (How to use basic instruments for troubleshooting.), Little Red Rodding Hood (There's more beneath Don Surface's rod than meets the eye.), Sunny Side Up (Brian Lawlor's '57 Chevy Bel Air.), The Ultimate Street Machine (Final assembly of Hot Rod's V8 Vega.), Shop Series: Pistons & Rings (How pistons & rings relate to an internal combustion engine.), Hot Rod Heritage: Don Nicholson (Still as quick, consistant and controversial as ever.), Ford 302 Budget Buildup (Win this wailer: Our Hot Rod Nats prize Boss powerplant.), Clownin' Around (Cover Car) (Don Barton's flipped out '55 "kit car".), Slip-Stick Science (Guidelines for selecting the right auto trans mode.), Swifter Shifters (Aftermarket shifters can help you beat the competition.), Street Heat (Randy Piotz's macadam-melting flamed Chevelle.), Bike Test: Suzuki's Mid-Sized Monster (The GS550ET has performance that belies the displacement.), Fun & Frohlich (The best way to do that is in a '29 A Roadster.)
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May
Features - The HOT ROD Nationals (There's still time to enter); V8 Vegas: King Of The Street - The Ultimate Street Machine - Part 3 (Our V8 Vega is painted, plated and ready to run); V8 Vega Swap Kits (Anyone with basic mechanical skills can do it); Rod Test: Hemi-Powered T-Roadster ("Ol' Noisy" is alive and well in Tucson); 675-HP Small-Block Chevy (Smikey Yunick builds a USAC-legal stock-block for Indy); Cowboy And Indian (Officer Sam Wernick's blown T/A is bucking for chief); Wail Tale (Cruisin' 'n' bruisin' in a super Camaro); Olds Update (Clearing up the mystery of our misguided missiles); Super-Tuning Holley Carbs (Adjustable secondary idle circuit for Holley carbs); Back To Basics: Compression & Leakdown Tests (The best indicators of efficient engine operation); Talkin' Tubes Again (Our pickup's performance is even better than we realized); All Tin (A '33 ragtop defies the slogan "It's rust or us"); Buick V6 Performance Mods - Buick V6 Update (Latest info on performance parts and development program); Power & Economy: Smokey Yunick's Blown V6 (Smokey builds a Roots-blown Buick for our next project rod); Fit For A King (How to go drag racing on $250,000); Build A 505-Inch Street/Bracket MoPar (Combining inches and airflow for effortless MoPar go); Funny Fueler (Garlits makes waves with Swamp Rat XXII); Shop Series: Brakes (All about brakes - to keep you from getting broken); Meltdown (Funny Car on fire!); Detroit Autorama Car Show (400-plus pristine entries bring down the house); Bike Test: Yamaha's XS850 (Every year this bike gets better and better) Departments - Editorially Speaking; Post Entry; New Stuff; Roddin' At Random; Hot Rod Forum; C.J. Talks Tech; In Print; Hot Rod Mart; Backyard Bonus
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September
Features - Hot Rod Nationals (Street rod days and Hot Rod nights); Car Craft Nationals (More fun than a weekend at Disneyland); Granatelli Street Turbo (The ultimate sleeper: Olds luxury with turbo Chevy power); Z 28 Camaros: Z28 Fact Sheet (Facts, figures and fancy on Camaro's best model); '69 Backyard Buildup (Our hot rodder's approach to restoration); '81 First Look (Better than ever with mileage and durabliity improvements); Bolt-On: Headers (How to install Hooker headers for horsepower and mileage gains); Wildcat! (Ed Pogue's pickup is what modern truckin' is all about); Guide To The Best 4-Speeds (Part 2) - More trans-in-detail meditation); Rod Test: Mid-Engine V-8 Vega (This setup takes a back seat to nobody); Shop Series: Better Fuel Economy (What affects it and what you can do about it); Bonneville: Salt Shaker (What's a nice track roadster doing in a place like this?); Endangered Species (You can help save the salt); Back To Basics: Analyzing Tire Wear (For max tire life, you have to spot trouble when it starts); Plum Crazy (Vic and Maria Parker's mean candy plum street/strip Camaro); Bike Test: Suzuki's GS450 (Small in displacement but big on performance and mileage) Departments - Editorially Speaking; Post Entry; New Stuff; Roddin' At Random; In Print; C.J. Talks Tech; Hot Rod Forum; Hot Rod Mart; Backyard Bonus
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October
Features - On The Right Track (Lil' John Buttera builds a T-Bucket - almost.), Magic Mileage (Maximum usage from the least amount of fuel.), Scarab! (Cruisin' in a turbocharged Chevy-powered Datsun.), Just One Look (A quick glance at Detroits '81 openings.), Rod Test: A Very Unusual Pinto (It's a 4-cylinder, but it's not stock.), Bolt-On: Intake Manifold (How to get better mileage and performance.), Black Stallion (This Mustang is sure to infuriate Ford purists.), Chevy Turbocharging Made Easy (How to get better performance with less effort.), First Class (Grand National Champion at the Hot Rod Nationals.), All About Clutches (The state-of-the-art in high-performance clutches.), Jimbo's Jimmy (James Garner's 140-mph GMC pickup.), How To Restore a Z28 Camaro - Part 2 (Suspension and paint tips for the driveway builder.), Champion Challenger (A street MoPar that takes a back seat to no one.), Shop Series: Full Economy Engines (How compression affects you mpg.), Tangerine Machine (One of the finest '40 Fords we've ever seen.), Back To Basics: Automatic Transmission Maintenance (Steps to keep your car moving under its own power.), Bike Test: Honda CB900 (Ten speeds forward make this motorcycle "geared up".), Winners! (The top 10 show machines of the 1979-80 season.)
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November
Features - Flaming Airflow (Dick Young's demented DeSoto); How To Buy A Used Supercar (Gas crunch or not, supercars are still big business); A Midsummer-Knight's Dream (Mickey Knight's '28 tub really shines); New Overdrive For Automatics (B & J's new bolt-on offers substantial fuel savings); Rod Test: Mail-Order Street Rod (We drive the boss' blown V6 roadster from Memphis to L.A.); Bolt-On: Shock Absorbers (How to install Bilstein performance shocks); Endangered Species: Annual Inspections (Smog-testing becomes big-business in California); The Wild World Of Street Freaks (The automotive parade keeps rolling on); Shop Series: High-Compression Fuel Economy (Build a fuel-effecient, regular fuel, high-compression engine); Back To Basics: Wheel Bearing Lubrication (Periodic service to keep your front wheels turning freely); Tunnel Vision (It takes a visionary to conceive (and drive) a blown Vette); Ford-O-Nine (What happens when a '63 409 is combined with a '23 T-body?); MoPar 440 Street Buildup (Go fast reliably: cross a 440 with a Plymouth Duster); Hammered Humpback (Ron Karl's chopped '37 Tudor is a cut above the rest); Hemi! (One word is all that's necessary to define this superb machine); A Gas From The Past (Dan Varn's bad-'n'-blown '40 Willys); Bike Test: Suzuki Shaft-Drive GS1000GT (It's a cycle with a soul); Street Altered (This Anglia runs the fine line between street and strip) Departments - Editorially Speaking; Post Entry; New Stuff; Roddin' At Random; Hot Rod Forum; In Print; C.J. Talks Tech; Hot Rod Mart; Backyard Bonus
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December
Features - Street Rod Buildup For The '80s (Transverse GM X-car power in a traditional '32 roadster body) Mustangs! - GT350 History (A complete look at Carroll Shelby's very special Mustang); Rebirth Of A Legend (Carroll Shelby builds 12 new '66 GT350 convertibles); Rod Test: Tom Simon's '65 Fastback (This yellow Mustang is a beauty as well as a beast); Fabulous Phaeton (Henry Dana's '34 tub cooks as well as it looks); How To Rebuild Your First Engine (A simple rebuild will add new life to your car); Bolt-On: Mallory Unilite Ignition (From points to breakerless - without removing the distributor); Buick V6 Economy/Performance Buildup (Wake up your front-wheel-drive Skylark - go all Buick); 1980 NHRA Indy Nationals (No other drag race compares with this classic event) Musclebound For Glory - Top 10 Small-Block Supercars (Handling and good street performance in a compact package); The Trans-Am Series (Heyday of the factory ponycars); Back To Basics: How To Fit Wide Tires & Wheels (Determining correct wheel offset); 75 Low-Buck Tips (More readers tips to make rodding fun and inexpensive); Shop Series: Tune-Up Deterioration (What happens when your engine starts to lose its tune); Slippin' And Slidin' (It's a hair-raising thrill to watch a Sprint in a pitch); Deliverance (Terry Berzenye's state-of-the-art '29 Ford sedan delivery); Motorcycles: 1981 Yamahas (Going for the new bike market - with a vengeance!); Metalman's Mustang (Custom painter Eddie Paul believes in wild rolling billboards); Stained 'Glass (Mike Harn's bad Vette gives good vibes); The Champ (Dean Papadeas fights back with his heavily hammered three-door) Departments - Editorially Speaking; Post Entry; New Stuff; Roddin' At Random; In Print; Hot Rod Forum; C.J. Talks Tech; Hot Rod Mart; Backyard Bonus
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