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I have been subscribing to Chevy High Performance for 21/2 years now and have been picking up issues off newsstands for many years. I must say CHP is my favorite magazine out there. I have been a Camaro nut since my first car-a '68 RS-and have had many Camaros since then.
I currently own an '81 Camaro Z28 street/strip ride that I enjoy tooling on and hopping up for local cruises and the occasional dragstrip passes. You guys always have great tech articles and features that are not only informative, but enjoyable to read. Thank you very much for such an awesome way to spend my lunch at work and evenings on the couch in my garage-next to my Camaro, of course.
Also, I got this awesome hat when I signed up for a two-year subscription and I ended up wearing it out pretty quickly. Even worse, it somehow disappeared. I don't know if it was stolen, maybe my son lost it, or what, but I've looked everywhere for it. It was my favorite hat and I wanted to see if it would be possible at all to get another one. I would really appreciate it!
Queen Creek, AZ
We just happen to have a new hat sitting here, so check your mail for a fresh one. We even added a few stickers. Enjoy and thanks for writing in.
Let me start by saying I subscribe to automotive mags based on their technical Q&A, so I just get one magazine, which is CHP. Enough flattery; I have a question for you. I have a complete Ram Jet 502 injection system, minus the fuel pump. Is this system capable of supporting a much more aggressive engine?
The Ram Jet 502 system is a nice system that was originally designed and tuned for a GMPP crate motor. While it's a good system, the only adjustment you have control over is the initial timing. Should you decide to use the system; Rinda Technologies (rinda.com) does offer tools to interact with the supplied computer.
What kind of camera are you using for your tech stories and features?
There's a wide variety of cameras used throughout the pages of CHP. On staff, we have everything from the Canon G-series for tech stories to the professional level 1DS DSLR for features and cover shoots. If you're looking to shoot feature-style images for yourself, you really can't go wrong with any of the entry-level Canon DSLR bodies. Nikon has a great selection too, so it really comes down to personal preference. That said, used EOS Rebels can be had for relatively cheap these days. Beyond that, you just need to get out there and practice, practice, practice.
I really like your site and articles and I just wanted to tell you about how much I love my '72 Nova SS that I bought brand new. The past few years have been a little rough, considering I lost my house due to an illness. I ended up having my car towed to my family's place, where it sat for two years. More recently, I'm back into a home and was able to bring my Nova back to where it belongs: with me.
Since then I've repainted it and [was] even offered quite a bit of money for it, I didn't want to part with it! Why? This is the first car I've purchased new and I've left it mostly stock, right down to the original small-block 350, four-speed Muncie, and posi.
At 62, I still know that I will never get rid of it. I need to redo the interior and get new bumpers, but that's just a matter of time. I always hoped that a show would surprise and me and restore the car, but that may never happen.
I've noticed that Novas aren't as popular as the Camaro, Chevelle, or El Comino, but that's OK, I love my muscle car and I just wanted you to know how much it means to me.
We're glad to hear things are going well and that you're reunited with your Nova. Also, be a proud owner; Novas are a lot more popular than you think and there are plenty of people who would love to get into one.
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