Someone's happyThe June '06 issue was the best CHP ever, with great tech articles! Plus a Pro Street, a Pro Touring, and a way cool sleeper. You guys covered all the bases. What more could a gear-head want!MasVia e-mail
Thanks, Mas, and as clich as it may sound, you ain't seen nothing yet. Rest assured we'll continue to deliver hardcore tech, engine builds, dyno flogs, and only real-world cars from here on out. We're not about fluff and there's plenty of other magazines out there to fill that void.
Welcome the NewbieI want to start by saying this publication is great; I have every issue from the last five months. I recently purchased a school bus for tailgating. It isn't a Chevy, but it's close; it's a GMC. Where can I go to get info and parts on this beast? Any help would be great. Thanks.Dave BaldwinVia e-mail
Tailgating, eh? As for engine tech specific to your GMC, you never told us what's in it. E-mail us again with the details and we'll be more than happy to help you out.
Guard dogI have a '56 Chevy nomad, a '68 El Camino, and I'm looking for a '67 Chevelle. My concern is protecting my cars from thieves. I'm looking for an anti-theft/tracking device and wanted to see if you had any insight. I've looked at Lojack, but it has some serious limitations (e.g., not nationwide, not satellite based). I was wondering if you have any suggestions as to what system/manufacturer has the hot setup. I found one company but I want to make sure I'm getting the best. With your connections, I'm hoping you can steer me in the right direction. If you haven't done one already, I think the security and anti-theft procedures for our classic Chevys would be a great article!Mark PattonVia e-mail
It's been a while since we've addressed vehicle security. With the growing popularity of early-gen musclecars, it's truly a wise investment and something well worth looking into. Be sure to keep an eye out for a future issue, where we'll tell you all the dos and don'ts when it comes to protecting your ride.
Cam swap?Let me start by saying you make a great product in Chevy High. Have you ever done an article replacing an LS1 cam while the motor is still in the vehicle? Specifically a Camaro? Thanks for your time.Bryan BedwellVia e-mail
Most of the LS engines we've tested were strictly on the engine dyno, with a few exceptions on the chassis dyno. While we haven't taken the time to do that type of install, we're willing to bet someone on our message board has done it and would be more than willing to share some tips to make the swap easier-just log onto chevyhiperformance.com.
Affordable muscleI have never written a letter to a magazine before, but I am an avid reader and have been for quite some time now. However, I keep reading about restored Camaros, Chevelles, Novas, and every other car from the '60s and early '70s. I would like to see you guys do a full article or perhaps a buildup of late-second-generation Camaros, Firebirds, and the '80s G-body cars. Many of my friends who are in the army or work 40-plus hours a week cannot dish out $10,000 to $20,000 for a restored musclecar or even find one in the bushes to restore. It would bring a smile and hope to us regular joes that there is still affordable muscle out there that can be built up and raced on the street/strip without taking a second mortgage out to find a '69 Camaro or Chevelle. Keep up the good work and I enjoy your magazine!Greg TroxelManhattan, KS
I couldn't agree more. Most of us don't have the luxury of handing over that kind of green. Still, keep in mind that some of the first-gens can still be had for well under that and it's mostly a matter of time before being able to complete them. The majority of the cars we feature seem to have one thing in common: They took years to build. Now, as for us building a later-model Camaro or looking into a G-body, you must be snooping around the office, because we're already looking into that.