Sunday, October 30, 2011

My first car.

I was going through an old photo album and found some pictures of my 65 chevelle that I was building through high school. I had this car for 4 years before it got stolen from a body shop. The car was a Chevelle Malibu Coupe with a 250 in line six and a 2 speed power glide. I tore t hat engine out and build a solid short block with 10.1 forged pistons and all ARP hardware. The rods were reconditioned and the crank was ground and side clearanced. The original heads were gone through but eventually I got some Edelbrock aluminum heads and a solid lift cam to go with it. I had a stock 10 bolt rear end with an Eaton posi, Richmond 4.11 gears, forged Superior Axel's. The transmission was a built th350 with a 3k B&M stall Hole Shot converter. For suspension I has Moroso front trick springs and 90/10 race shocks, the rear was stock new springs with boxed trailing arms and Lakewood anti hop bars and 70/30 racing shocks. The 350 was pretty stout, 10.1 with good heads, hooker headers, 750 Holley carb, Edelbrock air gap manifold, Crane Cams gold roller rockers, Com cams Solid lift .525 cam, TCI rattler dampener, solid motor mount, Edelbrock high flow fuel pimp. The shifter was a B& M mega shifter and the transmission had a stage 2 shift kit. The exhaust was a custom built 2.5 inch H pipe with Flow Master 2 chamber mufflers done by Kenz Muffler. The car was pretty quick for a pump gas car and my first attempt at a good street stomper. I would say it would have ran 12's on the 1/4 mile due to the fact that some of the cars I raced were in that time zone. Here's some pictures of my old ride...

This was after I had done the front disc brake conversion.
No kits were availble then just know what car was the doner.

This was before i got the rear end built and the Weld wheels.

Here you could see the stock heads, RPM manifold, Edelbrock carburetor,
Check out the trick ignition, external coil with MSD ignition runnig the timing.

These show the new Edelbrock heads, air gap manifold, Holley 750, TCI rattler,
Brand new at the time Chevrolet valve covers.

Man I miss this car, I learned alot from this build.

Dia De Los Muertos

My lady and I went to our buddy Tizok birthday halloween bash. We dint want to spend cash on a halloween suit so we decided to go old school and do a traditional "Dia de los muertos" face paint. Last time I painted my face was 12 years ago when I was a vampire so it took a while to get this down. My wife on the other hand is a pro at makeup application so she was done quick. I had to wash my face off three times before I was satisfied. Heres some pics.
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Friday, October 14, 2011


I must have been a pyro in my past life cause I love playing with fire since I was a kid. Luckily I have never burnt any thing to the ground. Today we decided to clean up the patio and get ready for the winter partys I have here at the house. We have a fire pit that we use to stay warm while we drink out side. I have been noticing a lot of thick web from the bottom of the pit. I knew it was a black widow, I flipped the thing over and found the mother load. I had carb cleaner and couple matches for rotisery style spider. Here's some pics.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

How cold, ice cold!

This 65 chevelle i have been working on has a pritty weak cooling system, 3 row small radiator withsome tranny cooler fans on it. No justice for this lil beast. The owner called me up and we came to a decision for a new cooling system. We already have a high flow aluminum water pump so now we got a 4 row aluminum radiator with a shroud and two high out put fans. I'm going to gut out the thermostat so it acts like a restrictor plate with a 1/2 in. Hole, were going to use distilled water with royal purple "purple ice" that sould cool it off. Heres the old and new cooling system. Were are also adding an external trans cooler too.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Weather rized 36 Ford

Well as you know the rain came early, the 36 now being my daily driver I had to make it some what weather tight. I needed to get the engine covered from the rain, spark plug holes are wide open and the dizzy cap is vulnerable to water. I also needed to keep water from coming in to the cab from around the front and rear window channels. The cowl hole got plugged with screws when I added the cowl lace. I got the hood cleaned up and painted with rustoleum satin black straped it down with a ratcheting strap. Kind of cheesy but it works. I drove the truck today and I really need to finish my floors and add a wiper motor. Heres some pictures with the hood on. Oh and I also treated our selves to new mattres. Woo hoo!
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