Hot Rod - 1986

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January
Features - Street Outlaws (12-second suspects that skirt the law with high-technology.), Awesome 4's (The Shelby "Superlight" Dodge and the Blue Angels A-4 Skyhawk II.), 10 Best Musclecar Buys (How to find an investment you can drive.), Fuel Altereds Forever (These are the real hot rods.), Ground Hugger Orange (David Mordhurst's '55 Chevy.), "A" Motor Recipes (Direct Connection's planned ingredients get your small block MoPar cooking.), Victoria Statement (Bobby Alloway's '33 Vicky is both rod and custom.), How To Paint (Chapter 10: The final finish.), Super Cruise Northwest (Hot rodding's alive and well in the great Northwest.), Hot Rod Interview (Special products chief Joe Negri and the Buick power source.), Milestone Musclecars (The two quickest production cars ever - the 427 Ford Fairlane and the 426 Plymouth Savoy.), Think Small (Announcing the Hot Rod National Model Car Contest.) Departments - Starting Line (Hot rodding with electronics.), Reaction Time, Roddin' at Random (Restoration parts guide update, the Bandimere family, washing a car in Moscow and more.), Pit Stop (Determining what size carbs to run, swapping cranks and more.), January Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line (Demolition derby crashes, Buddy Baker's slope-back '86 Olds and the new Corvette GT Prototype.)
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February
Features - Outrageous Trucks (Anything can happen when hot rodders go trucking.), Power Plays (Engine-ering more horsepower for mini-trucks. *Blazer of Glory - How to give your S-10 a "Wedge" up on the competition. *S-10 Booster - Charging ahead with B & M's forced induction system. * Manifold Ideas - New Edelbrock inductions boost 2.8L V-6 power. *Super S-10 - Make your own S-10 run great with a Chevy V8. *The Toyota Grows Up - Swap kits that take the "Toy" out of Toyota.), World Champs (Looking at NHRA's "Class" of '85.), Graduation Day (Todd Degitz's '75 Camaro LT.), Flat-Out Fastbacks (NASCAR's wind-tunnel warfare for '86.), Any Port In A Storm (Race-ready big-block Chevy heads from Pontiac.), Going Topless (Sneak Preview: '86 Corvette convertible.), Hot Rod Interview: Talking Heads (A frank, open forum on the topic of soft heads, high swirl and today's racing.), Flameboyant (Al Chepulis '35 three-window coupe.), Seams Easy (Patch panel repairs are now possible with an arc welder.), Speed Thrills (14 runs over 300, 12 new "two" clubbers, plus 72 records at Bonneville '85.), Deadly Arrow (Kim and Kurt Neimann's '80 Plymouth Arrow.), Bike Test: BMW K75 (BMW's 1000cc Superbike gets a smaller, smoother brother.) Departments - Starting Line (Cleaning up the confusion about where we stand on Pro Street.), Reaction Time (Pro Street: Who's kidding who?), New Stuff, Roddin' at Random (One lap of America, Sue Stockey in the Chrysler/Shelby/Media Slalom Series Victory Circle and more.), Pit Stop (GM power steering swaps, GM starter nose interchange, Ford T-bolts, flareless AN-type tubing hookup and more.), February Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line (The new Outlaw Fuel Funny Circuit, Larry Minor's new Olds Calais Class 2 bump jumper and unique spoiler configurations.)
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March
Features - 10 Basic Street Midifications (Getting the most bang for your buck - *Lowering & handling kits, *Wheels & tires, *Dechroming, graphics & minor appearance mods, *Spoilers, wings and air dams, *Headers & dual exhausts, *Engine dress-up and detailing, *camshafts, *induction system mods, *Nitrous oxice systems, blowers and turbos, *Torque converters, valve body kits & shifters.), Colonel Mustard (Bob Kolmos' far=out Phaeton is really a topless Tudor.), Title Bout III (The 350 IROC Camaro finally beats the Mustang GT.), Show King (Meet Mr. Lanivee: Promoter, collector and patron of hot rodding.), Alternative Engines (Olds Rocket V8.), MoPar Mystery Motor (The ball-stud hemi.), Suzuki GSX-R1100G (The lightest, fastest, quickest open-class street bike ever built.), Real Race Cars (There's still plenty of action for blown Altereds. Just ask Frank and Linda Mazi, Buddy Ingersoll, Dave Dudley and Fred Hahn.), Black 'Bird (Larry Pacini's S.O.H.C. powered ;84 T-Bird.), Fresh Approach (New performance concepts from Oldsmobile.), Sprinter (The Wirth/Davis '85 C.R.A. champ is pretty hot company,) Departments - Starting Line (Simple modifications will set your car apart from the crowd.), Reaction Time (Response to our 10 best musclecars, 10 most overlooked street machines and "Pro" style cars.), Roddin' at Random (Alston Race Car Engineering's Chassis Dealer School, Olds sport coupe and America's best racing driver list.), New Stuff, Pit Stop (Fuel pressure problems, rearend swap and leaf spring suspensions.), March Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line (Al Unser, Sr. earns the '85 CART trophy, 1/16-scale drags and more.
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June
Features - Kit Car Evaluation (How good are they.), Kit Car Do's & Don'ts (Hot tips for the perspective car buyer.), Kit Car Buyer's Guide (A hot rodder's directory to affordable, performance-oriented kit cars.), Kit Car Registration (Finding the right path throuth the bureacratic maze.), A-Boy (Dan Miller's Highboy - black and blown.), The Beast (Chet Herbert's '72 Porsche Targa.), Record Attempts (Where would Top Fuel be today if these slippery experiments had been successful.), SR-30 (Not only does Don Garlits all-new semi-liner run straight and true, it also put the Rat under glass.), Wings! (World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Ascot.), Custom Cars Custom Cars (Is it time to rethink the custom?), Philadelphia Flyer (Walt Price's '70 GTO.), Family Ties (The late Mustang/Capri Holley 4-barrel carb.), Scale Detail (Some model building tips and customizing hints.), All-American Musclecars (American Motors 1968-70 Javelin and AMX.), Bike Test Honda VFR 750 (11-flat quarter-mile sprinter.) Departments - Starting Line (I lump kit cars into two categories - buildable and unbuildable.), Reaction Time (IROC talk, '70 Challenger RT convertible and a MoPar star.), Roddin' at Random (Pontiac racing head, Firestone rolls on and the '87 Jeep.), New Stuff, Pit Stop (Engine setback, Ranger swap, adjustable rockers, driveline "phasing" and more.), June Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line (Down under thunder, DeFrank and Cohen's Super Stock '68 Plymouth Barracuda, The Race Car Club of America and Jason Roush goes around - again.)
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July
Features - Power Tuning (Making the right moves is the key to playing the power tuning adventure game.), Timing Basics (An advance-notice concerning basic ignition operation.), Distributor Curves (How to set up an ignition curve without a distributor machine.), Carb Tuning (Idle-thoughts on tuning in your carburator.), Plug Reading (Reading spark plugs for clues to your engine's health and state of mind.), Smog Free Tuning (Emissions equipment can actually help.), Goin' Straight (This Cutlass is far from gutless.), Battle of the Sports GT's (Mini performance cars with grand touring style.), Strictly Business (B&M's project mixes pleasure with pressure.), Drivers Wanted (Frank Hawley's school for budding drag racers is a winner!), Fat Attack Returns (Pantera prometer Gary Hall isn't powered by Ford, Bill Wyso's wild Willy's.), Adjusto Carb (Holley borrows from the computerized car to build the engine-tuner's dream carburetor.), Candid Classic (Pete & Patty's '55 is plenty sweet.), Rocky Mountain Fever (A white hot '67 Camaro.), Four To Go (Nolan and Rick White's four-wheeler.), Bike Test (Suzuki GSX-R1100 vs. Yamaha V-Max.) Departments - Starting Line (A tribute to Gray Baskerville.), Reaction Time (Early iron revisited, Fairlane's forever, Fuel Altereds forever, 10 best musclecars...and brag or drag.), Roddin' at Random (Buick's new Reatta, pass the salt, Tony Nancy at work and 1990 atowork.), New Stuff, Pit Stop (Under pressure, staggered shocks, connecting rod mod, stall speed science and clearanced for takeoff.), July Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line (Bill Walsh gets a sponsor, Nostalgia drags, Steve Kinser goes flying and much more.)
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August
Features - 4 Bangers (The first hot rods to thunder over Muroc Dry Lakes were 4-bangers - now 40 years later they're taking the racetracks by storm.), 2.3 Ford (Building 4 cylinder performance in the Blue Oval camp.), 2.2 Dodge (Chrysler Corporation in the four-front of small-engine technology.), 2.5 Pontiac (The winningest 4-cylinder engines in America.), 2.0 Chevy (Chevrolet's late entry in the 4-cylinder sweepstakes.), Road Test (Different Strokes: Pontiac Trans Am, Dodge Daytona Turbo Z and Toyota Supra.), Gettin' Offy (Bob Anderson's roadster pickup is the ultimate in four-play.), 400 Cubic Inches For F-Bodies (Inching up in performance with a 400-cid small-block.), Chrisman's Comet (The first blown fuel Funny Car.), Carb Tuning (Rochester Quadrajet.), Bird of Prey (Tim Nixon's '82 Trans Am.), Totally Graphic (Two perfect examples on the Pro Street theme.), Rally Van ('85 Dodge Ram Van.), Buff It! (Metal polishing for the home hobbyist.), Black Magic (Jim McNamara's '33.), Bike Test (Superbike Shootout: Yamaha FJ1200, Suzuki GSX-R1100 and Kawasaki's ZX900 Ninja and ZX1000 Ninja.) Departments - Starting Line ("I guess a lot of people out there just underestimated Carroll Shelby and Hot Rod magazine.), Reaction Time (Model cars, hot Omni, GLHS vs GT 350, styles vs speed and more.), New Stuff, Roddin' at Random (Blackin' out, Hypereutectic pistons, Stallone's Merc and cruisin Van Nuys Blvd.), Pit Stop (Cam sizing, nitrous knowledge, gas conversion, lifter designs and more.), August Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line (Sons of racers, Buddy Ingersoll's new combination, IMSA GT road racing and Winternats flassback.)
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September
Features - Chevy Supercars (What were once called Stovebolts are now stoked Chevys that bolt.), Stacked (Fuel injection for the street (or anywhere else).), Tough Ram (A daily-driven, fuel-injected, alky-burning, 3500-pound, 11-second "shop truck".), Nitrous For New Cars (12-second, 23-mpg supercars for the masses.), Pressure Makes Diamonds (The '86 Indy 500 shines as the fastest, safest and closest ever.), Super Slick (Chevy's commitment to racing spawns change in the Monte Carlo SS.), Brake Dancing (Here's a solution to keep you from dancing with danger every time you stop.), Restoration (Once again - Art and Lloyd Chrisman's fantastic coupe.), Evolution (Witness the Merkur XR4Ti and the Dodge Lancer Pacifica.), Milestone Musclecars (Flint's finest flyers - Buick's Gran Sports.), Mountain Motor Nationals (IHRA Pro-Am, 190-mph Pro Stocks and 7-second Chevy's.), Bike Test (V-Cruisers - the Japanese invaders on Harley soil.), Contest (How to photograph your model.) Departments - Starting Line (Changing of the guard - Editor Leonard Emanuelson is moving on.), Reaction Time (Bodywork and paint, the ugliest Caddy, Custom Bel Air, rebuilt Torino GT, Pro Am Street and pony swap.), New Stuff, Roddin' at Random (Hot rod Mercedes, Hot Rod's top performers, Bonneville roadster and more.), Pit Stop ("PROM" chip swap, radiator tips, propane gain, hard rockers, power steering and more.), September Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line (Tractor pulls,IMSA Camel GT, Mini-Indy, and the world's fastest saw.)
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October
Features - Indy Super Nats (The place where high-performance dreams become a reality.), Out-Radical-Rageous (Rick Obbertein's incredible Pontiac J2000.), "B" Motor Recipes (DC's "Shake and bake" dyno packages bring the 440 to a boil.), Silver Streak (George Gould's '34 highboy.), A Stoked Stoker (Bill Reid's '64 Fairlane Sports Coupe.), The Hot New '87 Cars (Our choice for the best performers from Detroit and Japan.), Rolling Stock (Mixing and matching trick factory wheels to fit your hot rod.), Early Riser (Ric Hildreth's '37 Tudor sedan.), Full Coverage (Buying and using a car cover.), Return Trip (Doug Reusch's ex-gasser Anglia lives again.), Drop Your Jummy (Seeking the perfect lowering solutions for S-10s, Jimmys, Blazers and G-bidy GM's.), Surprise! (Wayne Overbeck's V8 Ford Fiesta.), Bods For Rods (Take your pick - the aftermarket is producing some great shapes.), Milestone Musclecars (Reggie Jackson's '66 Chevy Nova L79.), Easy Slider (An electric rear window for your pickup.), Killer (Randy Renyer's 'suicide" Plymouth Arrow.), Bike Test (Kawasaki ZL 1000 Eliminator,( Departments - Starting Line (Pat Ganahl says hello.), Reaction Time (Classical gasser, unlead ahead, getting it handled, Mustang high, turbo tax and much more.), New Stuff, Roddin' at Random (Model car contest, SVO's Pro Street car, 2nd annual Ford Motorsport Nationals, fiberglass Daytona and more.), Pit Stop (Trans shaft, keep it cool, rearend ratios, engines in tandem. swap talk and more.), October Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line (Wheelstand of the year, Mazda on the move, Halloween bracket bash and budget racing.)
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November
Features - Pro Circuits (The future is now.), Sonic Booms (Auto sound systems.), Big Audio Dynamite (Alan Peraishi's '68 Mustang.), Risky Business (A survivor's guide to auto security.), In The Chips (A guide to electronic fuel injection.), E.I. is Fine (Chevy's new tuned port injection.), On Line (Street, strip or track - the future is electronics.), Sneak Previews (Radar detectors and electronic countermeasures for street cars.), FutureTronics (The electronic's evolution.), Prom Queen (Rocky and Laurie Robertson's user-friendly Pro Stock Buick.), The Best Go (Indy Nationals '86.), One Good Turn...Deserves a Saginaw (High-performance GM power steering, the Lee way.), Beware The Shadow (Direct Connection's supercar kit for the new Dodge Shadow.), Power Hitter (Reggie Jackson drops a big-block in his '55 Chevy.), Black, Blown and Bad (Charles Marine's '59 Corvette.), Peaking (The Unser family at Pikes Peak.), Milestone Musclecars (Brent and Terrie Hajek's fabulous Ford collection.), Fun Truckin' (Performance alternatives to utility transportation.), Maliblue Thunder (Mark Grimes' '65 Malibu SS.), Catalog Section, The 1986 Street Machine Nats (Cool, clean and relatively quiet.) Departments - Starting Line, Reaction Time, New Stuff, Roddin' at Random, Pit Stop, November Events, Swap Meet, Finish Line
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December
Features - Hot Rod Magazine's Top Ten (Hot Rod picks the best of '86.), Top Ten Hot Rods Ever! (These were the cars that are still stars.), Wood You Believe.. (Wayne Allen's all-wood '23 T.), Header School (Basic lessons for buyers and tuners of tube exhaust headers.), Show Goat (Perry Roberts' '65 GTO.), Who Could Ask For Anything More? (Toyota's 1987 Turbo Supra.), Power Struggle (Buick's Stage II V6 joins the 2-hp per cubic inch club.), That's Incredible (Denny Moeller's '33 Ford.), Flyin' Fish (Steve Siegal's rare '71 Barracuda convertibles.), Z-Wiz (Rich Gebhardt's '86 Chevy Z24.), White Heat (Speed Week at Bonneville.), V8 in the Pocket Trucks (Swap kits for the GM X-10/S-15 and Ford Ranger.), Charger GLHS ('87 Dodge Shelby Charger.), Memories (John Avera's candy-tangerine Deuce roadster.), Grand Slam (Dale Hunt's '86 Pontiac Grand Am.), Northern Stars (The 2nd Annual Hot Rod Super Cruise Northwest.), Smokin' in St. Louis (Mid-America Nostalgia Drags.), The Quick - and the Quickest? (Suzuki GS1150E and Terry Vance's Pro Stock.) Departments - Starting Line, Reaction Time, Roddin' in Random, New Stuff, Pit Stop, December Events, Swap Party, Finish Line
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