Monday, September 29, 2008

Hemi is getting closer...

Brackets are done, oil is in the pan, and I just need to resolve a water neck issue, get my oil filter mounted, some minor wiring, and it's time to make NOISE! There will definitely be video when it happens!

Hot rods, bikes, skating and Cycle Zombies rule!

Oh man... where to start!? Cycle Zombies held their 2nd Annual BBQ at Hurley Skate Park in Costa Mesa this weekend. Tons of great bikes, great food, great music, great people and tons of greast stuff going on! Not to mention the weather was PERFECT!! Thanks guys! Great to see everyone and it was great to catch up with a few people that I hadn't seen in waaaay too long!

You can check out their blog spot at

I took tons of pictures. This is only a sample...

See you all next year!

Tons of Triumphs! YES!

Smiling Face Down! Great band! Check 'em out!

Big Scott!

Well?? DOES IT!??
These guys were CRAZY! They also ruled!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Gauges Rule!!

I LOVE old gauges and gauges with some thought put into them! Nothing gives the interior of a car more personality than the gauges you put in your dash. If you spend anytime in your car at all, then it's just one more reason to put some cool gauges in.

Here's a few of my favorites. Most of these pictures I did not take, but have collected along the way.

Backseat Betty by HRCC

My absolute FAVORITE!! AWESOME!!

Some day I'll get this thing to tick...

My Ride Is ME! Check it out!

Here's a website I was clued in on today! Check out Pike's "MyRideIsMe" website and blogs. Tons of great pictures, featured cars, some rad videos and even some hot pinups each month! Little something for everyone!

Thanks for the heads up Pike!! Lookin' good man!! Keep up the good work!!


Monday, September 22, 2008

Seller Equipped Preview

Recently I had a chance to check out one of Steve Sellers newest parts... You early Hemi guys are going to like this!!!

More on this and also more on Steve in the very near future.

Check out Steve Sellers in my list of links...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

On the lake

Spent a day on the dirt Yesterday. El Mirage is definitely an amazing place! More pics coming soon...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Still going....

Believe it or not, there's actually been a TON of work going on in the shop. Seems like it takes two months to get a ton of little things done so that there's a noticable change to the Model A, but it's coming along. Won't be long before I see if it will make noise...

Friday, September 5, 2008

The coolest 1930 Sport Coupe EVER!

Okay, Rick's 1930 Ford Model A Sport Coupe is not new to the local scene, but certainly is worthy of being repeatedly posted on threads, forums and yes now the new fangled Blogger sites...

I love this car! It has more cool factor than ANY painted show car and has more attitude to boot! The car is PERFECT and for those of you who seem to think that cars like this fall into the "R@t R*d" category, you better recheck your definitions and get your facts straight. This is the genuine article! A REAL hot rod!

Here's the low-down from Rick...

Quick run down of the car... 1930 Ford Sport Coupe body,
6" Chop & channel
1951 Ford truck dash
'50s Boat wheel
Modified 1926 Chrysler frame & Rad/Grille
"A" axle & '34 'bones
ORIGINAL Lincoln brakes all 4 wheels Buick drums in front.
'46 Ford truck axle (to be replaced by a '59 Olds)
"A" Rear spring & Ex~Drag car Ladder bars
F~1 pedal assy
1936 Plymouth steering box A~833
4spd Chrysler trans
'56 DeSoto 330 bored .090 over for 346 cu. in.
Vintage Jahns 11.5~1 Pistons
Clay Smith Cam, 440 solid lifters & adj Pushrods Heads ported & S/S valves & M/T guides Double roller chain & 340 oil Pump (dont like the conversion kit from Hot Heads)
Scheifer Aluminum Fly wheel & McCloud Clutch
Vertex Magneto
Crower U~Fab intake & 6 97's A Lil bit of chrome Plating
'50 Mercury wheels.. front narrowed to 4" & rears reversed & widened to 7 1/2 in by STOCKTON WHEELS

Seriously... have you heard a better list of parts and specs??!! Thanks Rick!!!!

Looks like I need to turn up the resolution on the camera... At least it sounds good!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

How I saw it...

A few things from this weekend...