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Where's The Fun? (WTF?) - September 2013


Why is there no such animal as the 4500-flange dual plane intake? Specifically, one for the small block Chevy? Holley does make a 750 cfm Dominator, why not drive it on the street? The carburetor community is a dying breed. Why not reintroduce the famous 750 Double Pumper in Dominator form?

#1 Super Fan, Jonathan Roberts, via email

Jonathan sent of a barrage of emails and Facebook messages all posing the same question. Would you buy a 4500-flanged dual plane intake manifold if someone made one?

Dog of the Month

My Mav and Rex. He's good at stealing wrenches and playing keep away.

Kev68, via email


"It's always a great day for burnouts or basketball in my driveway. Since I purchased my '54 F-100 in '75, it has been restored twice, basically in my driveway."

Marshall Hamlin, Michigan City, IN

"It's a '90 Mustang LX with a Chevy 350, TH350, and a freshly-built 8.8 with 3.55:1 gears. Built Ford Tuff with Chevy Stuff."

Rusty McWilliams, Schneider, IN

Wendell sent this old-school montage from sometime around 1974. "Many, many more tires have been melted with this car over the 41 years I have owned it," he says.

Wendell "Uncle Bat" Smith, Spokane, WA

Department of Corrections

In the July issue of CC on pg. 30, we duplicated the LQ9 specs in the LS6 specs box, an inexcusable mistake for a magazine with the slander Chevy Craft. Here are the correct specs for the LS6 camshaft.

Engine Designation LS6
Displacement 5.7L
Lift 0.551/0.547
Duration 204/218 Degrees
LSA 116 Degrees
Idle Vacuum 21.3 in-Hg
Cranking Compression 166 psi
Peak Power 405 hp @ 6400 rpm
Peak Torque 389 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Average HP 297
Average TQ 359
HP/TQ Gains (Over LM7 cam) at 2,500 -35 lb-ft
3,500 -20 lb-ft
4,500 0
5,500 44 lb-ft (45 hp)
6,500 78 lb-ft (98 hp)

Holley Announces Plans for LS Fest 2013

Holley will supply the cars and engines! You bring the team and tools!

Are you pretty handy around an engine bay with hand tools? Are you well versed in performing engine swaps? Then you might have what it takes to compete in the '13 Car Craft Engine Swap Challenge held September 6–8, 2013, at Holley LS Fest in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at Beech Bend Raceway.

For 2013 two teams will be presented with two equally prepped running vehicles along with two GM LS crate engines. From there, the two teams must face off to see which team can install the GM LS engine in place of the older engine and get it running in the shortest duration of time. The winning team gets to keep the engine, which is equipped with numerous bolt-on LS parts from Holley Performance including an EFI system!

If you're interested in competing in Holley's '13 Car Craft LS Fest Engine Swap Challenge event, please send an email to that includes your contact information and what makes you think you're up to the challenge. More information is available at:

Blown Up Part of the Month

Eric Moreland, of Asheville, NC, sent some pictures of a broken piston from his '94 Firebird. He boosts it with an ATI centrifugal supercharger set at 12 psi. "After a good burnout, it had a miss and no compression on [cylinder] number 2," he says. Yup, that will do it. What have you broken lately? Send us pictures. Email them to and please put Blown Up in the subject line.

CCSN is Coming!

Just because we're excited about the Street Machine Nationals, don't think that we're demoting the Car Craft Summer Nationals to second-class status. That car show is a proven success, and attendance continues to grow every year. The Car Craft Summer Nationals will be held on July 19–21 this year at the scenic Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Don't miss a second of the autocross, dyno challenge, or Real Street Eliminator competition. We're also bringing back the Pro Builder Shootout and informative DIY Garage seminars. The Tri-Five Chevy build will be finished here in St. Paul as well. Of course, the fairgrounds will be packed with thousands of the best street-machine cars around. Information for that show can also be found at Make a summer out of it and attend both shows! That's what we're going to do.

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disclaimer: If you can't write a complete sentence, don't worry, we will make your work comprehensible. That includes making up stuff we thought you meant. And, sorry, we can't return photos.

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