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Put Your High-Beams On

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

While the term lead-sled refers to an overall style of rod, there will always be one image that comes to mind, the 49-51 Mercury. No other single model has ever possessed a [...]

Street/Strip 383 Mopar Big Block Build-up

September 30, 2014 // 7 Comments

When it comes to putting together an engine, we need to consider design in addition to assembly. Anyone can pick parts out of a catalog and assemble a motor, but proper [...]

Before you junk it, read this!

September 30, 2014 // 2 Comments

  Engine blocks are tough. They deal with thousands of pounds of force pulling in every which way thousands of times a minute for hundreds of thousands of miles. Add to [...]

727 TorqueFlite rebuild Tips and Tricks

September 30, 2014 // 19 Comments

The good ol’slush box. Late model transmissions, particularly automatics, have advanced way beyond the years of the two-speed Powerglide, in fact there are now 8-speed [...]

Spit Shine

September 30, 2014 // 1 Comment

The shiny parts on or in any rod are necessary bits. Even for a “traditional” style or rat rod, there are usually a few pieces of chrome or aluminum, especially if you [...]

Guano How to hot-rod a batwing air cleaner

September 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rat rod, rusto rod, traditional, whatever you call them, they all require certain style-specific parts. Whitewalls are a must for a traditional rod, as are pinstripes. One [...]

A Touch of English

September 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Unless you get lucky, most restorations require a little metalwork eventually. Some panels require heavy repairs, such as rust and serious collision damage while others just [...]

Royal Scamp

September 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

This is the first installment of the “Royal Scamp” street\strip A-body build. The main objective for the Scamp is going fast, after all this is supposed to be a 10-second [...]

1951 Ford Floor Pan Replacement

January 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

I have a name for those special projects that always seem to have hidden surprises in them. I like to call them icebergs; they don’t look too big on the surface, but [...]
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