I already had a Hotchkis kit sitting on the shelves that I was going to use in a previous project but never got around to it. In this issue we’ll be installing the rear suspension pieces. In my research I heard several El Camino owners say the addition of an airbag kit for the rear coil springs really helped cut down on wheel hop! So I ordered an airbag kit from Summit Racing. The car has some fairly new KYB gas shocks on it already, so I’ll keep them for now, but eventually they will see an upgrade.
As I’m pulling off the stock suspension two things are obvious; 1) the stamped steel factory components look like they belong on Tonka Toys when compared to the Hotchkis pieces, and 2) they are just plain worn out! All the rubber bushings are shot! So I know this is going to make a big difference in the way the car drives and handles.
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Phil and Cami Barrows' ‘57 Chevy 150
Phil bought his ‘57 in 1978 and it was his regular daily driver for years, and his favorite memory is leading a parade of classic Chevys from the church with his bride Cami to their reception on his wedding day! But a few years ago Phil got the urge to rebuild the car.
Toyota/Save Mart 350 Where rubbing is racing!
Kyle Larson dominated an action-filled Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway.
Jim and Saraina Silva's Early 1955 Chevy Pick-Up!
In September of ’83, Jim (15 years old), his father, brother George and longtime friend Jerry Glover piled into his dad’s ’53 truck and headed to Stockton in search of a truck.
FERRARI DAY AT THE BLACKHAWK MUSEUM
CLASSIC CHEVYS ON TREASURE ISLAND!
Recently Ron Pfisterer invited me to tag along with him for a Classic Chevy Club gathering on Treasure Island in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. It wasn’t widely publicized, it was just a gathering of locals.
Beyond City Limits Presents Ocean Beach Cars and Coffee
Windmills, beaches, dogs, & cars!
EFI FUEL SYSTEM INSTALLATION
In the last issue of HOT CARS magazine we installed the heart of our EFI system, the Holley Sniper throttle body.
My family lived in North Long Beach, CA, so you just KNOW I had a great first half of a childhood right in the middle of Custom Car Land. My first car show was in 1951 at the Pan Pacific Auditorium with my Dad. Larry Watson’s first shop was 3 1/2 blocks from our house.
CRAIG CHERRY 1964 FORD GALAXIE
Craig Cherry’s Galaxie is a perfect example of a muscle car time capsule.
CRAIG CHERRY 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet
While walking through Craig Cherry’s massive car collection one car stuck out and caught my attention more than the others; it was his 1938 Chevrolet Cabriolet.
Take Five: John Hotchkis
THE PERFORMANCE SUSPENSION PIONEER DISCUSSES HIS ROOTS IN DESIGN, RACING, AND THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF THE PERFORMANCE AFTERMARKET
A Bright, Green Future
From a bamboo campus without walls in the Balinese jungle to an isolated ranch in rural California, schools that bring students closer to nature are inspiring more and more parents to abandon conventional education models
India should use PPP model to scale up telecom infrastructure
He specializes in greenfield telecom ventures and loves building businesses from zilch. The head of convergence business at Sterlite Power, NK Panda is also working towards creating a nationwide fibre optic network primarily on power utility infrastructure. In an interaction with Anusha Ashwin he talks about the strengths of the company, its efforts to make India digitally empowered, and fibre optic connection plans. Excerpts: