For greybeard hot rodders and racers, it seems it wasn’t that long ago that hopped up point trigger ignition systems were the standard for performance. And with the right mix of parts, a vintage point equipped distributor can be rebuilt and reworked to act as a trigger device for a modern high ignition system such as an MSD 7AL2.
When we last left the American Racing Headers PriuSRT8, Farks Supercars was putting the final touches on the car.
Over the last couple of issues, we’ve taken the time to look at the chassis build on American Racing Headers’ Hellcat-powered Prius.
When we last left the American Racing Headers’ Prius, it had been completely stripped and was welded to the chassis jig at Farks Supercars.
Last issue, we took a detailed look at the different ways to actually build an aluminum radiator. Something else you should ponder is if a rad company is actually a manufacturer or just an assembler.
Nick couldn’t help but notice the non-stop parade of Toyota Prius’ streaming by in the HOV lanes. All of them were boring. The next thing you know, Nick had a huge, but slightly twisted inspiration, and it went like this: “Wouldn’t it be cool to jam a Hellcat motor into one of these things?”
We’re not quite done with false impressions when it comes to radiators: Some companies offer radiators configured as a double-pass or triple-pass design, and while that sounds impressive, the name can be a little misleading.
In the big picture, it’s pretty clear that aluminum makes for a better radiator, but there’s even more to the technology.
When the dog days of summer roll around, you’ll be quick to think of the radiator in the nose of your car.
In our last issue, we left you with a set of basically assembled Smith Racecraft Assassin traction bars. This time around we’ll examine bar tuning.