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Do-It-Yourself High Performance Car Mods: Rule the Streets by Matt Cramer

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How Old?

Cars from different time periods have different strengths and weaknesses. Different eras produced cars with different “personalities.” You may have already decided that you want to have a car with the styling of the ’60s muscle car or the latest high-tech performance. If you do not have a particular era in mind, here are some pros and cons of different car eras.

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They still build them like they used to: Vic Edelbrock Sr.’s 1932 Ford is set up the way it used to race on salt flats and dry lakes. (Photo courtesy Edelbrock.)

Cars built in the 1950s and earlier tend to get built with various degrees of updating. If you are buying a car for ...

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