Muscle Cars – Body Parts

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Today’s muscle car owners look to the aftermarket for muscle car parts and muscle car accessories. With gas prices skyrocketing and people taking their vehicles more seriously, they are looking for ways to upgrade the performance of their muscle cars without spending the extra money on replacing the engine or transmission. This means looking for and purchasing genuine muscle car parts from reputable dealerships or muscle car specialty shops. However, muscle car enthusiasts have a problem – where to find these kinds of parts.

Most muscle car enthusiasts fall into one of two categories: those who love classic cars and muscle cars, and those who own RTR muscle cars (also called “working” or “street legal” muscle cars). Naturally, those who love classic cars are interested in genuine muscle car parts. They shop for classic muscle car parts that match the interior and exterior styling of their muscle cars, and they usually use aftermarket performance parts to customize the performance of their muscle cars. Those who own RTR muscle cars are more likely to be interested in muscle car parts for their classic muscle cars.

Appearance

If you’re interested in muscle car parts that will not affect the appearance of your classic cars, then it is recommended that you shop for such parts at specialty shops. Classic muscle car parts like hood vents and bumpers can be difficult to install, no special tools are required. Also, these parts often need to be ordered through an online retailer. Often, classic cars have intricate styling that needs to be accentuated by well-placed parts. Because of this reason, many online muscle car accessory stores sell RTR style parts.

Muscle car accessories for your muscle cars of any age should come with a warranty. Many aftermarket parts require that you replace them with new replacements if they break or chip. In this case, it is recommended that you look for full-size replacement parts, since the accessories for RTRs may not be readily available for full-size trucks. If you decide to replace your accessories yourself, remember to get the correct part number for the vehicle you are replacing. If you are unsure of the correct part number, search for it online.

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Performance

Most full-size muscle car parts come from American makes, but there are a few suppliers that specialize in European and Asian import cars. Since American makes are quite dominant in the muscle car industry, they are the most common source of aftermarket parts. However, some European donor cars can also be found. There are two different types of aftermarket automotive parts: performance parts, which are for hardcore racers and street rods; and standard parts, which are for everyday use and are designed for daily use. Performance parts include exhausts, clutches, performance kits, headers, intercoolers, carbs, and more.

Body Conversion

The second type of aftermarket accessory is a body conversion kit. A body is a shortened chassis body made from a plastic mould. It is usually a seamless part of a muscle car’s engine compartment, rather than being attached to the vehicle like other body parts are. Because of its convenience, many people opt to purchase a body rather than purchasing a complete muscle car accessory kit.

Restoration Products

Muscle car restoration products for the body are also very popular and include everything from new windshields to used sheet metal parts. Some people are hesitant to purchase a body kit for their muscle cars because they don’t want to modify the muscle car’s already existing chassis. However, muscle car enthusiasts choose to continue modifying their muscle cars using aftermarket parts, as sheet metal parts are generally easier to install than their more traditional metal counterparts. Most body kits are made with the same quality standards as other muscle car parts, so purchasing a body kit is as high a quality as buying any other muscle car part.

If you’re planning on restoring an existing muscle car or installing any custom modifications, body parts are the best way to go. These cars are also less expensive than their full-scale muscle car cousins. Although muscle cars have always been considered high-end car models, they have come down in price over the years, making them accessible to nearly every budget. If you’re interested in restoring a body muscle car, a quick visit to your local muscle car restoration shop might be just what you were looking for!…

Muscle Car Builders – Parts For Building a Limited Edition Muscle Car

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When muscle car enthusiasts think about muscle car builders, they automatically think of those hot rods you see on the streets and TV. While some muscle car builders have put muscle into their muscle cars by hand and some have built muscle car prototypes, the majority of muscle car builders built their muscle cars with muscle car engines. Some muscle car owners are even using muscle car engines to build hyper-cars for sale. And muscle car engine builders make a lot of money with those engines because they are very popular in muscle car circles and can be customized well. Because of the popularity of muscle car engines, muscle car builders need to be able to come up with custom made engines for muscle car owners who want a really fast muscle car that will go high speeds and through big turns.

Engines

Muscle car engines are usually made with block bodies, so-called “rotary valve” gasoline engines or nitrous oxide gas engines. There are two main types of muscle car engines: direct-vent and vent-less engines. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Direct-vent hot rod engines work best in stock form, but some hot rod enthusiasts like to convert their muscle car engines to direct vent so they can use them on track. These engines require more horsepower and larger diameter rotors, so the price of a muscle car engine is higher than most.

The most important part of a muscle car’s engine is the camera body. A camera is a special type of muscle car that uses a low restriction air box to maximize airflow through the engine. It also features low-profile aluminium cylinder heads and high flow stainless steel cylinder valves. Muscle car enthusiasts prefer to build their muscle car engines with blocks that have been led. This means that the block has been sandblasted down to the original factory specification, making it stronger and more reliable.

Brakes

Brake systems also vary between different car models. Stock braking can be hard on the chassis if the suspension is not set up properly. Some stock suspension designs do not work well with certain weight configurations. If you have a stock suspension, you might notice a drop in acceleration from corner to corner. You can correct this problem easily by fitting special shock absorbers that will dampen the effect of a quick transition by absorbing all of the energy that the brakes exert, thus making your cornering simpler.

A major advantage of muscle cars is the use of aluminium chassis components. Aluminium is lightweight and strong; it is also rust-resistant. The frames for the front and rear suspensions of muscle cars are made entirely out of aluminium, which means that the frame can last a very long time without rusting.

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Suspension

The suspension system of a muscle car must be set up in a very unique manner, though. Because of the stock type suspension, the tires will have to be much wider than stock. The wheels will need to have a bigger diameter to compensate for the wider spacing. The frame, though, must be able to support the extra weight and therefore, have a stronger frame, to begin with.

Body

Another thing to consider when building a muscle car is to choose a body style that compliments the muscle car’s chassis. Camaros with long bodies and wide tires look best with flat front fenders, while cougars should use slick straight fenders to minimize ground clearance. Muscle cars also look best in aggressive quad taillights, chrome wheels, and aggressive rims. They should also get body kits with low profile skirts and rear wings. If the muscle car has a long roof, then the top must be lowered for aerodynamics.

Building muscle cars is not very easy, so most muscle car builders choose to build a limited edition car. Limited edition muscle cars usually come with better parts, have better warranties, and are much easier to repair and customize than their standard counterpart. This is because the market for muscle cars is small compared to other vehicle categories. So it can be hard to find a reputable company to build your full frame.…

How to Build Muscle Car Engines

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When muscle car enthusiasts think of muscle car engines, they typically think about big blocks made of iron that are usually run by an aggressive nitro-methane engine or a high capacity “hot dog” version that has been designed for high-speed racing. But muscle car engines also come in many varieties such as flat top versions, small block versions, and many others. Many muscle car enthusiasts prefer to build their muscle car engines rather than buy them from muscle car specialty shops or muscle car racing events. And while there is no shortage of websites where you can go to find muscle car engines for sale, it’s also good to know what you should know before you start your muscle car engine search.

Start With Basics

To ensure that your muscle car engine is going to run properly, you will need to start by checking the air filter. If your muscle car doesn’t have one fitted, it’s time for a new one. Most muscle car enthusiasts agree that a muscle car engine needs its fair share of air filtering so dirty air can be replaced with clean air before going out for a ride. Some muscle car owners even go so far as to say that adding an oil filter to the engine is necessary as well. For those muscle car owners without an oil change kit, this might mean adding a couple of extra items to your list of things to do. But muscle car enthusiasts swear by muscle car engine exhausts for the performance benefits they provide.

Of course, any muscle car engines for sale comes with a price tag attached. But when you start researching the different options available, you may be surprised to see how affordable some of the more popular models can be. There are several popular models from the 1960s and ’70s that still have functional engines; you just have to hunt and peck to find them. Many of these muscle car engines use original parts; meaning you don’t need to buy a whole new vehicle to get the job done. You should check the specifications of the model you’re interested in carefully to make sure that the engine you choose will work with the other components you already own.

Engine Types

For Ford muscle car engines, you can go with either small block or mid-block stroker engines, regardless of whether you opt for a block or cylinder-based engine. Many people are familiar with the small block Ford muscle car engines that are typically found in the Mustangs and Chevelles. Cylinder based engines tend to be lighter and have a lower compression ratio compared to block muscle car engines.

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Displacement

The next thing to consider when purchasing muscle car engines is displacement. There are four major categories of muscle car engines: Magnum, V-12, SOHC, and HHO. A Magnum horsepower rating is determined by the piston displacement, bore and stroke length, and compression ratio of the engine. If you want your engine to produce more horsepower, then you’ll likely need to increase the piston displacement.

For a Magnum block muscle car engine, you will need to increase the bore and stroke length by at least 40 per cent. However, before going to this extreme, it is best to find out what the current market average is for these dimensions. Then, you can determine how much of an increase in bore and stroke you need to make to produce the highest horsepower numbers. Once you have your current average, then you can make your purchase.

Exhaust

If you’re looking for a power increase, then a muscle car exhaust system is what you should look for. Muscle car exhausts are designed to maximize power and minimize horsepower waste. For example, to propel a car very fast down the road, the exhaust system needs to expel a lot of exhaust gasses. That’s why these exhausts are typically very large. They also have very snappy backbeats to help get the cat fast!

Muscle car engines are just a cylinder away from building that incredible power that all muscle car enthusiasts covet so much! But, before building a muscle car engine, you should make sure to pick the right side of the cylinder for your particular car. You should also be sure to do the proper installation of your cylinder. And, lastly, remember to keep the cylinder displacement size appropriate for your car and your intended use!…