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Dick DeLoach

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Tech & How-To

The line between a traditional-style lowrider and a custom low has blurred in recent years; even many OG lowriders are now building what we’ve dubbed “low rods.” So many, in fact, that we run a low rod feature in nearly every issue. Thus, it makes sense to be

Tech & How-To

There are many tasks that must be mastered when restoring a pre-’50s bomba. But few elicit as much uneasiness as the electrical system. Whether the plan is to keep the 6-volt system or modernize it by converting to a 12-volt system, even the most competent mec

Events & Auto Shows

The Seventh Annual International Auto Salon (IAS) produced by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) at the Los Angeles Convention Center could be summed up in one word: more! More spacious: the show covered 112,000 square feet. More exhibitors: 210

Tech & How-To

Webster’s Dictionary defines a camshaft simply as “a shaft bearing integral cams.” A cam is defined as “a disk or cylinder having an irregular form such that its rotary motion gives to a part or parts in contact with it a specific rocking or reciprocating moti

Tech & How-To

Automotive experts have boiled an engine down to being nothing more than a big air pump, stating simply: the more air that you pump through an engine at one time, the better it performs. That’s the reason for installing turbochargers or superchargers (blowers)

Tech & How-To

Tom Stotts of Mena, Arkansas, acquired his ’57 Chevy back in 1971 when he was a high school senior in Loveland, Colorado. Like many “Shoebox” enthusiasts of the time, performance was the first thing on his mind. Out came the original 283 V-8 and three-speed co

Events & Auto Shows

It’s been six years since Joseph Mendez of JM Productions first fulfilled his dream to bring together lowriders from all over the Southwest in a show of “national” size and importance yet with grass-roots appeal and camaraderie. “Lowriding is traditionally ass

Tech & How-To

As we move closer to the completion of our “Project Altima,” it’s time to turn the Nissan’s plain maroon exterior into a candy coated work art. If you’re a regular LRE reader you will recall the beautiful renderings of the finished car, drawn by Hot Wheels des

Tech & How-To

The Mitsubishi Eclipse has always been a popular platform among Euro enthusiasts, especially since the introduction of the new body style in 2000. Recently, we’ve been seeing its “suspension sibling,” the late-model Galant sport sedan, showing up at Euro event

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