HOT ROD Professional December 2013

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-Intro by Bob Freudenberger
When I was a boy, two of my favorite magazines were HOT ROD and Car Craft. Of course, with the wherewithal of a typical farm kid, all I could do was dream about the cars I’d like to build (not own -- there’s a difference),...

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  1. luckyuhaul

    Yep, “the older I get the faster I was”. It’s good to look back, but wages were equally low and hot rodding was, as today, always expensive! When you made a dollar an hour those $60.00 headers were far away savings plan. I remember a Sixty Eight Camaro with $3000 in the engine! Holy Smoke! Your house cost $12,000 , but as today you could buy 3 gallons of gas for your hourly wage. Gasoline is still the greatest fun you can obtain cheaply (and legally). luckyuhaul

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Resealing Volvo XC90 V8 Front Engine Cover

Resealing Volvo XC90 V8 Front Engine Cover

An oil leak or burning smell might indicate a leak from the front engine cover. Here's the procedure for resealing front engine covers. You might have a customer that comes in complaining about an oil leak or maybe a burning smell. On the Volvo XC90 V8, the front...

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Mercedes-Benz M264/M260 1.5/2.0L Engine

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We’ve previously looked in depth at the M270/274 and M276 engines. What about their replacements? What’s new about this engine plus service tips and hints. Also an introduction to the M254 engine. Replacing the M27x-series engines, the M260/264 engines have already...

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  1. luckyuhaul

    Yep, “the older I get the faster I was”. It’s good to look back, but wages were equally low and hot rodding was, as today, always expensive! When you made a dollar an hour those $60.00 headers were far away savings plan. I remember a Sixty Eight Camaro with $3000 in the engine! Holy Smoke! Your house cost $12,000 , but as today you could buy 3 gallons of gas for your hourly wage. Gasoline is still the greatest fun you can obtain cheaply (and legally). luckyuhaul

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