On Top Of Ol’ Smokey

1970 Challenger, 440. I am havingproblems with burning oil at startup and ona steeper downhill slope, a cloud of bluesmoke, It goes away when accelerating or just normal running. What does this sound like to you? Valve stem seals

Sliced and Diced

SLICED AND DICEDMy ’66 ’Cuda is undergoing acomplete rebuild, it’s currently onthe rotisserie. It was a 273 4-Bblwith power steering, later swappedto a 360 auto. My goal is a driverwith modern handling/braking. Itwill have a mild 360 with

Made In Detroit

Mr. Ehrenberg, I just helped a friend of mine take apart a 1964 Barracuda, 225, with 11,724 original miles. Unfortunately, even though the interior is quite good, the body has a fair amount of rust, hence the disassembly. We are trying to

C-Body Stub Frame Swap

I have been searching around for tech info on how to change out the sub frame on my ’66 Polara 880 (318 Poly), but it seems pretty elusive. I have been told it is a pretty easy thing to do but no one has recorded this. Any help would be

Fan Plan

The 318 engine in my ’69 Barracuda coupe did not come with a thermal fan clutch. Would this be a simple installation? —Ed Williams, Las Vegas, NV Ed— Sure, the drive just bolts on, with the appropriate blade assembly. If you currently have

Caravan Steering Rack

2003 Dodge Caravan. The steering rack is leaking. My book doesn't show a piece by piece of the rack. What is needed and how to I seal that thing up? Ken Melhorn Louisville, KY Ken- If the inner tie rod boot is leaking, that's

Flatlined

What do you think will help my ‘73 340 get the max life on the street, on a budget, a flat hydraulic, or a flat solid? Any thoughts on oil system mods, oil, oil filters? Some say more lifter rotation is better—hydraulic. But I think the

The Buddy Holley Story

You’ll be rockin’ and a-rollin’ when you razor-tune your Holley carb. Story and photos by Richard Ehrenberg, SAE Building your Mopar to pure, dead, OEM-stock? All the tuning info you need is in the FSM, right at your fingertips.

Carb Tunes

Tuning from scratch: How to get your Mopar running razor sharp. This, the second installment, gets deep into air/fuel. By Richard Ehrenberg, SAE Building your Mopar to pure, dead, OEM-stock? All the tuning info you need is in the

Cal Tech

Tuning from scratch: How to get your newly-built Mopar running razor sharp. This installment covers ignition timing and advance. By Richard Ehrenberg, SAE Building your Mopar to pure, dead, OEM-stock? All the tuning info you