Performance & Hotrod Business May '14

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May 2014 • Volume 11, Number 7 Contents Coming in the June Issue. . . • Off-Road/4x4 • Clutches • Metal Fabrication Equipment • Hot Rod Air Conditioning Never Miss an Issue! ©2014 National Business Media, Inc., all rights reserved. Perfor- mance & Hotrod Business (USPS 022-691) is published monthly by National Business Media, Inc., 2800 W. Midway Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020; (303) 469-0424; Fax (303) 469-5730. Subscription rates in the US: One year, $39; Two years, $68; Three years, $90. Canada: One year, $70; Two years, $130; Three years $183 (U.S. funds). Mexico/International: One year, $92; Two years, $174; Three years, $249 (U.S. funds). Periodicals Postage Paid, Broomfield, CO 80020- 9998 and additional mailing offices. USPS/National Business Media Automatable Poly. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Performance & Hotrod Business, PO Box 460971, Escondido, CA 92046-0971. All items submitted to Performance & Hotrod Business become the sole property of Performance & Hotrod Business and National Business Media, Inc. and cannot be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. Advertisers and/or their agen- cies, jointly and severally, assume all liabilities for printed adver- tisements in Performance & Hotrod Business. Opinions expressed in Performance & Hotrod Business may not necessarily reflect the opinion of the magazine, its management or its advertisers. Letters, photographs and manuscripts welcome. 14 Product Focus: Superchargers, Turbos & Nitrous Power-adders that can become profit centers. 20 Race Ready It's full speed ahead in the circle track market. By John Carollo 27 When Cars are the Stars Toughening up the 'Need for Speed' vehicles. 28 NASCAR Battles Back Big changes at the highest levels are designed to drive interest throughout the sport. By John Carollo 34 Accurate Readings The results are in: dynamometers pass the test. Compiled by Jef White 42 Masters of the Niche A dealership connection helps OC Motorsports forge a path with off-road clients. By Julie Knudson 48 Talkin' Performance Meet Gray Fredrick, co-owner of American Powertrain. By Regis Finn 52 Building for Forced Induction Power enhancers require a solid foundation. By Mike Mavrigian 58 Getting In Tune Cool, creative custom audio solutions for hip, happy cruising. By John F. Katz 66 Carburetor Secrets Make the right selection and steer clear of bad ideas and bad habits. By S. Kellie Colf 74 Chop! Chop! Jesse Castillo's backyard car cutting blos- somed into Lordz of Kustomz. By Eddie Wieber 80 Truth About Oil Part 1: The early years and dispelling myths. By Ed Preston 88 Rod Shop New products for Hotrod & Restoration professionals. ON The COveR A dynamometer purchase is obviously an important investment that should be thoroughly researched prior to making a commitment. For businesses that determine a dyno is right for them, the benefits can include the ability to offer testing, tuning and service work, and the knowledge gained by reviewing unbiased results. See story on page 34. (Photo courtesy Stuska Dynamometers; inset photo courtesy QA1.) PeRFORMANCe hOTROD Page 28 2 n Performance & hotrod Business n May 2014 PHBMAY.indd 2 4/3/14 3:20 PM

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