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A Celebration of Everything LS!

The 2011 Holley LS Fest is set for September 9, 10, 11 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY Get All the Info Right Here.
Don't miss the 2011 Holley LS Fest at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY September 9, 10, 11! Pre-registration is now open and new events have been added.

The Holley LS Fest is a celebration of everything and anything powered by the incredible GM LS engine! If an LS based engine is powering your ride or if you are considering a swap to LS power, this is your event! Race cars, street rods, muscle cars, trucks, late models - you name it, if it is being powered by an LS there will be something here for you! Take part in our drag race, autocross, 0-60-0 speed stop challenge, show-n-shine and more. Event/class champions will be crowned as well as an overall event champion for those that want to compete in multiple events. All to be held at Holley's home town track – the historic and beautiful Beech Bend Raceway Park September 9, 10, 11, 2011.

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Photo Gallery: The 2011 Holley LS Fest is set for September 9, 10, 11 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY Get All the Info Right Here.

Photo Gallery: The 2011 Holley LS Fest is set for September 9, 10, 11 at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, KY Get All the Info Right Here.


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1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Hood Winked

1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Big-Block Hood-Equipped 327ci C2 Coupe - Corvette Fever Magazine
Mark Kittrell's '67 proves that looks can be deceiving--even in a factory-correct Corvette

The year 1967 was a wild time for Corvettes. Originally intended to be the first year of production for the new shark design, 1967 instead turned out to be the final year of the Sting Rays, with what many have called the "cleanest" design for any of the C2 offerings. While the lines on the '67 may have been cleaner, the production of them included plenty of events that were anything but.

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Photo Gallery: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Big-Block Hood-Equipped 327ci C2 Coupe - Corvette Fever Magazine


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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - The Grandest Of Options

1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - LT4-Powered C4 GS Coupes and Convertibles - Corvette Fever Magazine
'96 Grand Sport Corvettes

The '96 production year was a tough one for Corvette sales. The fast-approaching C5 was on the horizon-threatening to steal potential buyers of '96 Corvettes who were coiled, ready to jump on the all-new '97 Corvettes as soon as they became available. Chevrolet knew it needed something to tickle the purse strings of Corvette shoppers and put a '96 on their must-have list. Not surprisingly, they went to the root of Corvette fanaticism: performance!

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Photo Gallery: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - LT4-Powered C4 GS Coupes and Convertibles - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: 1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport - LT4-Powered C4 GS Coupes and Convertibles - Corvette Fever Magazine


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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Last Off the Line

2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - The Last C5 Corvette Z06 In Production - Corvette Fever Magazine
MY Garage's Commemorative Edition 2004 Corvette Z06 is THE last one in production

For years, the search for the last Corvette of a generation has been an adventure for Corvette lovers. Discovering what the last VIN number is of the last-ever Vette built on that platform has been the easy part. The hard part-finding the car that matches that VIN-makes searching for a needle in a haystack look easy. (Especially if, when found, that last-ever car is not intact, with any unique parts scattered far and wide.)

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Photo Gallery: 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - The Last C5 Corvette Z06 In Production - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - The Last C5 Corvette Z06 In Production - Corvette Fever Magazine


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1973 Chevrolet Corvette Summer Movie Car - Star of the Show

1973 Chevrolet Corvette Summer Movie Car - Star of the Show
For most of us, the '78 movie Corvette Summer didn't quite hit the heights of some of the other movies that prominently featured cars, such as American Graffiti or Thunder Road or even Smokey and the Bandit. The movies' high-point was this wild righthand drive custom '73.

For most of us, the '78 movie Corvette Summer didn't quite hit the heights of some of the other movies that prominently featured cars, such as American Graffiti or Thunder Road or even Smokey and the Bandit. Even with the star power of Mark Hamill, fresh off his Luke Skywalker role in the blockbuster Star Wars, Corvette Summer was more like the kind of Saturday afternoon schedule-filler movie you'd tune across on one of the independent UHF channels enroute to some real entertainment like, oh, Roller Derby.

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Photo Gallery: 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Summer Movie Car - Star of the Show


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1960 Chevrolet Corvette - Spiced-Up '60

1960 Chevrolet Corvette - Custom LT1-Powered C1 Vette Rod - Corvette Fever Magazine
Dick Brazzell's cinnamon-flavored C1 Corvette went from rough ride to Vette rod

Of all the paint colors that General Motors (and in particular, Chevrolet) offered across their '60 passenger-car lineup, Cinnamon wasn't one of the eight factory choices on the Corvette. But don't let that keep you from enjoying this Vette Rod. And don't let the C4 chassis on an SRIII round-tube frame stop you either, though the '95 Vette discs at each corner have much more stopping power than any factory '60 Vette brake system offered.

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Photo Gallery: 1960 Chevrolet Corvette - Custom LT1-Powered C1 Vette Rod - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: 1960 Chevrolet Corvette - Custom LT1-Powered C1 Vette Rod - Corvette Fever Magazine


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1956 Chevrolet Corvette - Z56

1956 Chevrolet Corvette - Custom Sunset Pearl C1 Vette Rod - Corvette Fever Magazine
Sunset Pearl '56 Vette Rod Combines Best Of Old And New

What generation of Corvette makes the best Vette Rod? Some say the C2, combining the classic Sting Ray styling with latter-day Vette power and handling. Some say the C4, as a well-used one can be turned into quite a performer and looker (like what we're doing with Project C4orce). Wayne Ausherman's '56 makes a strong case for treating first-generation Corvettes to Vette Rod-style powertrain and chassis updates, along with some custom touches all its own.

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Photo Gallery: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette - Custom Sunset Pearl C1 Vette Rod - Corvette Fever Magazine


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Register To Vote! It's Easy and Deadlines are Approaching

SEMA Action Network Website Gives Voting and Absentee Ballot Info State-by-State - Corvette Fever Magazine
There's a lot of legislation out there affecting our hobby but you can have a voice by voting and keeping up to date with latest automotive issues.

We're a car magazine, so what are we doing getting into politics? Very simply, legislators at the local, state and federal level all pass ordinances and laws affecting the automotive aftermarket. Some of the laws are helpful, like easing titling and registration regulations. But some are onerous and, in some people's opinion, overreaching-such as limiting the kinds of go fast goodies you can install on your car. So, we have to be involved in the politicial process if we want our hobby, our industry, to exist.

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Photo Gallery: SEMA Action Network Website Gives Voting and Absentee Ballot Info State-by-State - Corvette Fever Magazine


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Corvette Batteries - Em-Power-Ment

Corvette Batteries - Replace and Maintain Your Vette's Battery - Corvette Fever Magazine
How to maintain, test, select, and replace your Corvette's battery

A lot has changed since Cadillac introduced the first practical electric starting system almost 100 years ago. That system employed a starter, generator, lights, and a lead-acid battery. Today, lead-acid chemistry is still at the heart of the automotive battery. That doesn't mean all automotive batteries are the same; there are important options to consider when it's time for replacement. First however, we'll look at how to preserve and test your batteries.

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Photo Gallery: Corvette Batteries - Replace and Maintain Your Vette's Battery - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: Corvette Batteries - Replace and Maintain Your Vette's Battery - Corvette Fever Magazine


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2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - "Go At Throttle Up"

2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Next Level Performance 1,000HP Twin-Turbo C6 Z - Corvette Fever Magazine
Reaching Escape Velocity in Next Level's Twin-Turbo Terror

It's a call that comes just after launch, as the space shuttle clears maximum dynamic pressure, the point where the atmosphere's density and the shuttle's increasing speed coincide. For the moment, the shuttle's Earth-shaking engines are cut back to around 64 percent of their rated power. Then, at around 35,000 feet and at a velocity of over 1,600 mph, the shuttle clears the last obstacle between it and orbit. Across the com crackle those four words, signaling that it's time to drop the hammer and let the rocket fly: "Go at throttle up."

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Photo Gallery: 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Next Level Performance 1,000HP Twin-Turbo C6 Z - Corvette Fever Magazine


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1967 Chevrolet Corvette - The Perfect Midyear?

1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Top Flight C2 Sting Ray Convertible - Corvette Fever Magazine
Restored '67 Is Two-Time Top Flight Car

Is the '67 Sting Ray the best of the second-generation Corvettes? And is Lynn Haas' Rallye Red convertible the best of the bunch?

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Photo Gallery: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Top Flight C2 Sting Ray Convertible - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette - Top Flight C2 Sting Ray Convertible - Corvette Fever Magazine


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Corvette Brake Rotors - Give Me A Brake

Corvette Brake Rotors - How To Choose the Right Rotors For Your Vette - Corvette Fever Magazine
The Care And Feeding Of Brake Rotors

Eighty percent of the brake rotors sold in this country are made outside the United States. A lot of the companies making these rotors are only concerned about fit. Their thinking: If the rotor fits on your Corvette, then it's a good rotor. The actual performance of the rotor is secondary. Then we have any number of Corvette owners who shop for the lowest price.

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Photo Gallery: Corvette Brake Rotors - How To Choose the Right Rotors For Your Vette - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: Corvette Brake Rotors - How To Choose the Right Rotors For Your Vette - Corvette Fever Magazine


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1982-1991 Chevrolet Corvettes - Remember When

1982-1991 Chevrolet Corvettes - Thoughts on the Transition to the C4 - Corvette Fever Magazine
Thoughts of the automotive past from Doug Marion

As a midwest Corvette and Chevy drag racer (108 wins in 123 final rounds) and a hardcore enthusiast from the wild '60s, the '80s might have seemed tame on many fronts. But it was actually pretty awesome, at least from my vantage point. It didn't start that way, though, at least not for new Corvette owners in California.

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Photo Gallery: 1982-1991 Chevrolet Corvettes - Thoughts on the Transition to the C4 - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: 1982-1991 Chevrolet Corvettes - Thoughts on the Transition to the C4 - Corvette Fever Magazine


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Carburetor Tuning Guide - Twisting Knobs On Holleys

Carburetor Tuning Guide - Fine-Tune Your Corvette's Holley Carburetors - Corvette Fever Magazine
Basic external adjustments for fine-tuning Corvette Holley carburetors

Some of the most popular Corvettes ever built were the chrome-bumper cars from '56 through '72. Within that model lineup, Holley carburetors saw service from '65 through '72. In some of those model years ('67 is a good example), Holleys were used exclusively. And in the aftermarket, Holley has offered-and still offers-hundreds of different carburetors targeted at different vehicle combinations. Plenty have been retrofitted to Corvettes of all model years, too.

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Photo Gallery: Carburetor Tuning Guide - Fine-Tune Your Corvette's Holley Carburetors - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: Carburetor Tuning Guide - Fine-Tune Your Corvette's Holley Carburetors - Corvette Fever Magazine


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New Film Documents Cunningham #3 Le Mans Corvette

New Documentary Film and Book Chronicle the Saga of the Legendary Cunningham #3 Corvette - Corvette Fever Magazine
A new film by Michael Brown documents the triumphant restoration and return of the class-winning 1960 #3 Corvette to Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of its historic victory

Corvette Racing history was again made in France when Lance Miller fulfilled his father's dream of returning the class-winning #3 car to The 24 Hours of Le Mans for the 50th anniversary of its historic class win. A feature-length documentary and a book on this great human interest story called The Quest are both in the works from Michael Brown Productions. Release is schedule for late Fall 2010. You can view a trailer of The Quest below.

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Photo Gallery: New Documentary Film and Book Chronicle the Saga of the Legendary Cunningham #3 Corvette - Corvette Fever Magazine


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2000 Chevrolet Corvette - High Country Street Stormer

2000 Chevrolet Corvette - Custom 620 HP C5 Z06 Convertible - Corvette Fever Magazine
Dave Barkus' drop-top 2000 Chevrolet Corvette is now a Z06 convertible

OK, long-time Vette lovers: Just how long (and how strong) has been your attraction to America's Only True Sports Car? Does it go back to the days before you could spell the word Corvette? For Dave Barkus it does.

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Photo Gallery: 2000 Chevrolet Corvette - Custom 620 HP C5 Z06 Convertible - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: 2000 Chevrolet Corvette - Custom 620 HP C5 Z06 Convertible - Corvette Fever Magazine


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C2 Corvette Headers - Exhausting Solutions

C2 Corvette Headers - How To Install Headers On A Big-Block '67 Sting Ray - Corvette Fever Magazine
Helping a big-block Corvette breathe with tubular headers

The exhaust system is responsible for evacuating the spent gases and other byproducts of combustion from the engine. If you consider the intake system, be it carburetion or fuel injection, as the "inhale," then the exhaust system is the "exhale" when it comes to engine breathing. And easier breathing equates to more power and a better running engine.

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Photo Gallery: C2 Corvette Headers - How To Install Headers On A Big-Block '67 Sting Ray - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: C2 Corvette Headers - How To Install Headers On A Big-Block '67 Sting Ray - Corvette Fever Magazine


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MSD Ignition Advance Curve - Corvette Curves

MSD Ignition Advance Curve - Vintage Vette - Corvette Fever Magazine
Dialing In Your Corvette's Ignition

In a perfect world, there would be no need for ignition advance curves. As soon as the piston in your vintage Vette reached top dead center and the engine built maximum compression, you'd light the fire. Kaboom. Job done. Unfortunately, this isn't a perfect world.

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Photo Gallery: MSD Ignition Advance Curve - Vintage Vette - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: MSD Ignition Advance Curve - Vintage Vette - Corvette Fever Magazine


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1973 Chevy Corvette Stingray - Red Rod

1973 Chevy Corvette Stingray - Kerry Detwiler - Corvette Fever Magazine
Former "10-Footer" Now An Eye-Grabbing Vette Rod

Some of the biggest attention-getters in the Corvette world were, at one time, projects that may have looked good from a distance. Be it 2 feet, 20 feet, or 20 miles, there was a distance from which these Vettes looked good. But their flaws became more evident the closer you got.

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Photo Gallery: 1973 Chevy Corvette Stingray - Kerry Detwiler - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: 1973 Chevy Corvette Stingray - Kerry Detwiler - Corvette Fever Magazine


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1954 Chevy Corvette Roadster - Feature

1954 Chevy Corvette Roadster - John Loeper - Corvette Fever Magazine
John Loeper's '54 Shows What The Vette Could've Been . . . A Lot Sooner

One thing you have to remember about the Corvette: It almost didn't survive its initial ('53-'55) years. In fact, an interdivisional memo written by Zora Arkus-Duntov in October 1954 helped convince Chevy's upper management to keep Corvette going beyond 1955. In that memo, he chided Chevy for considering dropping Corvette while arch-rival Ford's two-seat Thunderbird was still in production. "If Ford makes success where we failed, it may hurt . . . We will leave an opening in which they can hit at will. 'Ford out-engineered, outsold, or ran Chevrolet's pride and joy off the market.' Maybe the idea is far-fetched. I can only gauge in terms of my own reactions or actions. In the bare-fisted fight we're in now, I would hit at any opening I could find and the situation where Ford enters and where Chevrolet retreats, it is not an opening, it is a hole!"

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Photo Gallery: 1954 Chevy Corvette Roadster - John Loeper - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: 1954 Chevy Corvette Roadster - John Loeper - Corvette Fever Magazine


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Early Corvette Big-Block Engines - True Power

Chevy L71 Corvette Engine - Triple Two-Barrel Carb - Corvette Fever Magazine
Just How Powerful Were Corvette's Early Big-Blocks?

Early in the '66 model year, the 427ci L72 engine was rated 450 hp at 6,400 rpm. Not long after production began, the rating was lowered to 425 hp at 5,600 rpm. There were no changes to the engine, but Chevrolet's central office apparently realized that 450 hp would attract the attention of safety minded politicians and insurance companies. Also, there seemed to be an unwritten agreement between Ford, Chrysler, and GM that no engine would be rated over 425 hp no matter how powerful it was. In 1967, Chevy broke that rule by rating the L71 (triple two-barrel carb, solid-lifter, 427ci) engine at 435 hp. The L71 was identical to the '66 L72 except for the intake system. The L72 had one four-barrel carburetor compared to the L71's Tri-power setup.

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Photo Gallery: Chevy L71 Corvette Engine - Triple Two-Barrel Carb - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: Chevy L71 Corvette Engine - Triple Two-Barrel Carb - Corvette Fever Magazine


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Vintage Corvette Advertisement - Pleasure Package

Vintage Corvette Advertisement - Rare Insider's Peek At '57 Corvette Marketing - Corvette Fever Magazine
A Rare Insider's Peek At Corvette Marketing 50 Years Ago

Fifty years ago, Corvette was a new, struggling nameplate, on the verge of overcoming some very tough obstacles and poised to blow the market wide open. The early years were discouraging. Despite heavy corporate investment, early sales were dismal, and sharp competition from arch-rival Ford's Thunderbird had GM ready to pull the plug. But with a couple of good years of V-8 power under its belt, Corvette was beginning to turn around. More power was translating into more sales. Funny how that works.

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Photo Gallery: Vintage Corvette Advertisement - Rare Insider's Peek At '57 Corvette Marketing - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: Vintage Corvette Advertisement - Rare Insider's Peek At '57 Corvette Marketing - Corvette Fever Magazine


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1964 Chevy Corvette - Foreign Photo Shoot

1964 Chevy Corvette - Righthand Drive - Corvette Fever Magazine
Our European Correspondent Gets His '64 Shot in a London Studio

Our European Correspondent Gets His '64 Shot In A London Studio
There is something seductive about almost any city in the springtime, and London rates among the best with its carefully maintained mature trees and extensive parks. It is an anti-car city, with the equivalent of a $12 per day "congestion charge" for entering its large central zone between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. We can see city towers from 30 miles away and sometimes the light reflecting on the Thames River from our farm on Kent's North Downs, but it's a painful two-hour drive at peak times. For me, driving should always be a pleasure, so when I have business in London I take the new Javelin train, which reaches the central London St. Pancras station in just 18 minutes. This Hitachi-built electric train travels mainly underground at an astonishing 140 mph, using the same high-speed tracks as the 180-mph London to Paris Eurostar.

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Photo Gallery: 1964 Chevy Corvette - Righthand Drive - Corvette Fever Magazine


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Found! Factory '57 Corvette Race Car

1957 Chevy Corvette Race Car - Factory GT '57 C1 Race Car Found - Corvette Fever Magazine
Well-Worn Relic One Of Two '57 Factory GT Racers

What a team of first-generation Corvette experts found, during an inspection held during 2009's Corvettes at Carlisle, was that the well-used '57 Corvette before them was one of two '57 Corvettes built to race at Nassau, Daytona, Sebring, and Le Mans starting in late 1956.

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Photo Gallery: 1957 Chevy Corvette Race Car - Factory GT '57 C1 Race Car Found - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: 1957 Chevy Corvette Race Car - Factory GT '57 C1 Race Car Found - Corvette Fever Magazine


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Flat-Tappet Cams and Worn Down Engines - The Perfect Storm

How to Keep Your Flat Tappet Engine from Getting Worn Down - Corvette Fever Magazine
Flat-Tappet Owners Beware: Your Motor May Be Silently Grinding Itself Away

An epidemic of cam failures has plagued owners of older cars recently. That part of the story is well established. The controversial part concerns the causes for the rash of prematurely worn camshaft lobes. This article will examine three conditions, each of which separately may put cam life in jeopardy, but in combination can make the "perfect storm" to sink your engine. If a flat-tappet cam resides in your car, the information presented here may help prevent expensive engine work. If it's already too late, as was the case for this writer and many thousands of others, this article will show how to recover from a wiped cam. New parts options and other related work will also be featured.

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Photo Gallery: How to Keep Your Flat Tappet Engine from Getting Worn Down - Corvette Fever Magazine

Photo Gallery: How to Keep Your Flat Tappet Engine from Getting Worn Down - Corvette Fever Magazine


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