Sunday, February 27, 2011

More progress...

...I just keep pickin' away at it! Fired the Hemi up again, but this time with all 6 carbs. Have a TON of tuning to do, but mostly I wanted to know she would fire again. Going to try and turn it over more often now...

Can't wait to go for a drive!

Friday, February 25, 2011

SUHR Speed & Custom

Since I'm in blogging mode today, I want to share a website and creator of killer traditional hot rods... Zach Suhr of SUHR Speed & Custom! Killer cars, killer projects, and killer taste! Check out the website, get a shirt, support the a hot rodder!

SUHR Speed & Custom

New shirts from Zach! Should be available through the website soon! Keep an eye out!

Friday Cutaways...

Spare Tire Parallel Parking

This could be handy... HAHA!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Seret Speed Shop - Build it from Scratch!

So I'm a huge fan of vintage race cars. Especially 50's and 60's era race cars. I always thought it would be really cool to build a body from scratch the way people in this industry did during this era. Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, AC, Jaguar, and many others built race cars by hand during this time, and of course earlier. The ultimate in automotive craftsmanship! Well... Matt Seret, of Seret Customs with the assistance of Kirk Jones, are doing just this! Very inspiring and motivational! Excited to see the end results!

Check out and follow their build progress on Seret's blog on their website and blog pages...

Seret Customs
Seret Blog

Righteous Bucks!

Spicoli said it and these people have done it!

Panel forming bucks have long been used to construct and form hand made body panels in the automotive industry. They help define the shape of the body and offer a guide for the sheet metal artists to work their shaping magic.

Since I've been looking at various designs lately, I thought I would share some of the pictures I found of wooden bucks used by various people over the years. Maybe they will help someone else with their panel forming tasks...

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Friday Cutaway...

...Mechanical Fridays... Maybe that's what it should be called?