1985 Pontiac Firebird - CHP Garage


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Department of Corrections
In "Turn and Run, Part 1" (Jan. '09), we printed the wrong phone number for A&E Motorsports, the company that installed a BMR suspension system in our test-bed '71 Chevelle. The phone number for A&E, which is located at 10933 S. Painter Ave., Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670, is 562.944.4300.

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Damage Report
When you go fast, it's inevitable. Something is going to break sooner or later. Luckily, the problem was caught before any more damage could ensue. Take for example current PSCA champ Al Jimenez's Fel-Pro head gasket-or should I say what's left of it? On the last pass of the day, the head gasket failed and was turned into scrap after 130-plus runs making over 1,500 hp to the tires! What's that good for? 7.65 at 189 mph! Currently the motor has been freshened up and put back together. Now that's some reliable power! Let's get a championship back-to-back now.


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