Monday, March 31, 2008

Few pics form 2-J's pre-viva show

Beautiful ride up to Fullerton in Erik's coupe for the FoMoCo MoFo's gathering at 2-J's.

Bad Bob's Merc
Jimmy's Merc

Pretty much says it all...

Beautiful '55 Poncho

Erik's 31 Model A

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The 1935 Ford

A big transition year for Ford! Also the year that's "on the fence" between what would be the last of hot roddable cars and the first year of the what some would consider a "custom".

On the exterior biggest notable difference would be the increased overall size of the car, the new curvier lines that flow around the fat fenders and the new design for the grille shell.

Let's take a look...

Mark from Scotland's small collection! Thanks Mark!

If anyone has more pictures of 1935 Ford Coupe of the "Custom" variety, please send them to me! THANKS!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Women of war!

Mad respect!

That's a LOT of clecos!!!!

Been thinkin' about planes again...

Okay, ever since I was little I've been into WWII planes. Maybe it started with a model of a B-17 I did when I was like 8 or something, I don't know. None the less I've always been amazed by them. The hobby for the OBSCENELY WEALTHY now!! None the less, I guess old planes and all the related mechanics and construction techniques go hand in hand with traditional hot rods and bikes... no coincidence there!

P-51 Mustang!

F4U-1 Corsair

TBM and TBF Avengers brought justice at Medway

Wanna' go REAL fast?? How about strappin' into a Gee Bee!

So... what's under the hood??

Wasp Jr. by Pratt and Whitney
Common valve train configuration

Common radial cylinder configuration

The Wasp Major R-4360 by Pratt and Whitney was 28 cylinders of twisted love! I think you have to be a little twisted yourself to come up with such an engine design! INSANE!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Rolling bones

Oh yeah...

This Friday it's...
fugazi rules!

Various things...

Can't remember where I got some of these... If the person that took any of these is reading, stand up and take credit in the comments.

You hosers!

Jim Phillips rules!!! Slime balls anyone??
Southwind... I actually have one of these. A fire waiting to happen!