Blog Posts About Modifications

Wires And Gauges: A 1967 Chevy II Nova Makeover

Classic cars are awesome when they’re working right. But intermittent issues can turn a weekend drive into a nightmare. This 1967 Chevy Nova II looked pristine when it arrived at our workshop, but it wasn’t cranking over. One look at the wiring revealed why this was the case. Kyle Kolke gives us a rundown in…

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Should I Replace The Distributor – Or Just The Cap And Rotor?

Modern vehicles use electronic ignition systems, often with individual coils for each cylinder. However, if you prefer a big old classic V8 – and who doesn’t? – then it is more likely to have a mechanical distributor. These components wear out over time, and when they do, you may wonder whether you should just replace…

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What Causes A Wiring Harness To Fail?

Wiring harnesses are critical components in modern vehicles, serving as the nervous system that connects various electrical components and systems. While these harnesses are designed to be durable, they can still go bad or fail over time. Why Wiring Harnesses Go Bad There are several reasons why wiring harnesses in vehicles can deteriorate and fail –…

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Why A Standalone Wiring Harness Is Best For Your LS Swap

If you’re a car enthusiast looking to boost your vehicle’s performance, you’ve likely considered an LS engine swap. Swapping in an LS engine can breathe new life into your ride, but it comes with its fair share of challenges, especially when it comes to wiring. In this blog post, we’ll dive deep into the wiring…

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Should You Add A Lopey Cam To Your Build?

If you’re looking for a bit more menace from your LS engine, you should consider a “lopey” cam like the Elgin Sloppy Stage 2 LS Camshaft. Not only will it give you a bit more power, but it balances street usability with a custom high-horsepower choppy idle sound!  Our team here at Karls is well-versed…

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Does My Build Need A High Output Alternator?

The alternator is a crucial component in your vehicle. It powers the electrical systems when your car is running and charges the battery. If it is faulty or can’t supply the required power, it’s time to upgrade. Karl Kustoms has the perfect solution for you. We specialize in GM performance parts and accessories. And our…

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Beyea Custom Headers From Karl Kustoms

Looking for more performance out of your sealed 602/604 track engine? Whether you’re running on asphalt or dirt in a Modified or Late Model, Beyea has a custom header to fit your needs. For over 15 years, top teams and engine builders have counted on Beyea headers and exhaust products to help put them in the…

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Kustom Builds: 1970 Chevy Chevelle

The 1970 Chevy Chevelle is a legendary classic muscle car. It offers a great combination of timeless good looks and old-school performance. Best of all, it’s a blank canvas for whatever type of car you want to build. You can restore it to its original showroom condition, go full restomod, or build something in between. The…

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The Upholstery Shop At Karl Kustoms

Karl Kustoms is nationally recognized for the work we do on everything from Concours quality classic restorations to modern high-performance muscle and everything in between. We do a lot more than just sell crate engines, tires, and high-performance parts. Our Kustom Shop can do it all, from dyno testing engines to custom paint work. One area that…

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Kustom Builds: 1954 Chevy Bel Air

Karl Customs is all about the love of cars. But a stunning classic, especially a well restored one, is always close to our hearts. That’s why we pulled out all the stops when it came to this 1954 Chevy Bel Air. It got the full Karl Customs treatment which took two years to get right.…

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