Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hemi Nutter - Setting up a 6x2 on an early Hemi

I ran across this link on the HAMB today.  I had to share this.

6 Holley 94's on a 354

There is some great info on setting up a 6x2 (6 Holley 94's) progressively linked on a 354 Hemi.  For those of us who thought it was somehow a good idea to RUN this setup, you will understand how much anyone's accounts of setting one up helps.

Have a look at HEMI NUTTER's website for his 1932 Ford Pickup...

Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Films - Metal Shaping

Some inspiration for the weekend.  Get crackin' and make something!

Love me some reverse curves...

Thursday, May 23, 2013

1932 Plymouth Roadster - A Hemi Hot Rod Story

Okay...  everyone knows I'm a sucker for an early Hemi.  Especially when that early Hemi is in a REALLY nice hot rod build.  Even MORE so when it's actually put in a Mopar hot rod done RIGHT!

Here's a great story and build website of Bob Mead's '32 Plymouth Roadster with a nice little Red Ram in it!  I love this thing!  Have a look and follow along!

Bob Mead's '32 Roadster

Thanks for telling me about your build, Bob!

Thursday-Friday Film - Old Fashioned Story

This is NOT another Porsche film...  This is about car people and their success in building a company doing what they love.  Building race cars and driving them!  VERY inspirational!!!  LOVED this!

Chase your dreams, folks!!  

Thursday-Friday Films - Out of the Rubble comes a Genius Behind the Wheel

Latest videos from NC Museum of Art for "Porsche by Design".

Genius at the Wheel from The North Carolina Museum of Art on Vimeo.

Out of the Rubble from The North Carolina Museum of Art on Vimeo.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Learn to Fabricate - Places I Like!

Okay, so as most of you know, I'm into a lot of different types of stuff.  My background has always been traditional hot rods and the likes, but as some of you may have noticed I post a lot of different types of cars here.  Yes, I know.  "Too many Porsches" (I can view traffic sources).  I have an early 911, so I'm always digging early Porsche stuff.  OOPS!  Well, the point is being missed, I think.  I'm a car lover in general.  ALL TYPES!  I just love cars and their history.  But the REASON I like so many different types of cars is because of how a lot of them are BUILT!

This Blog/Website is really about celebrating automotive inspiration for the people who really appreciate and "GET" building things.  Specifically mechanical things related to cars.  So hopefully I'm opening a few doors for people to appreciate all things automotive, in this world.  And I especially appreciate the people that are building incredible cars in tiny little shops without a million dollars in special tools.  You folks are just heroes, in my eyes.

With all that being said, I want to know about your builds and if you know of builds, email me with them.  If you're building a super cool traditional hot rod, or a vintage race car, fabricating car parts from scratch using bucks, hammer forms, whatever, I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT!  Please share them with me!

scootermcrad AT yahoo.com

With all that being said, here's some websites I check out on a regular basis throughout the day related to fabrication, specifically.  Maybe it will inspire some of you, maybe some or none of it is your thing.  Either way, this blog is about sharing stuff to simply inspire people to BUILD CARS!

All Metal Shaping -
One of my favorites!  Easy to navigate, very little drama, fantastic projects and tips from people of all skill levels.

Metal Meet -
Another great and educational website.  A huge website that's easy to follow and again, amazing projects, tips and tricks from many people doing many different things with metal.

Metal Shapers Org
This site has been around for quite awhile and is MASSIVE!  You can spend days and days going through this website and barely scratch the surface.  Requires a little bit of patience to navigate, but overall pretty straight-forward and worth spending time at.  Learned some great things here!

There are tons more, but these are the three I like to check out on a regular basis.  Check them out.  Maybe they will help one of you with a project, or maybe they will simply inspire you to START a project.

Sorry for the long read.  Hope you guys are digging the blog and hope I've inspired at least one person to build something cool.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Go Build Something - Abarth Clone

Okay, I don't care if you're a hot rod guy, a vintage race car fan, whatever you may be, if you appreciate metal shaping at all, then you HAVE to check out this build done by Tin Element LLC.  This car is INCREDIBLE!!  Truly scratch built and the details are insane.  Such an amazing tribute to an amazing car...

Abarth Clone

Here's the original...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Dan Bridges T Banger Roadster Pickup

Still one of my all time favorite T RPU's, and with a nasty hopped-up banger to-boot!  Dan's roadster just keeps getting better...  especially with that B-banger!

Thinking back to Antique Nationals from a couple years ago...

Dan Bridges is also responsible for a very successful T5 5-speed to closed drive-line adapter for early Ford rear ends.  Incredible adapter and very well made!  I'll update this with some more info, soon!

Here's the latest version of his nasty little B-banger!

Film Friday - Jeff Zwart Pikes Peak 2010


Film Friday - 6 Hours of Spa Porsche 904

A few minutes of seat time for you at Spa in a 904

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mercedes W194 - Scratch Build

I'm always on the lookout for amazing reproduction builds of amazing cars.  I stumbled on this fantastic recreation build blog of a Mercedes W194.  Hats off to Mark Passarelli and team!  Make sure to check out all the progress links on their side menu showing engine, body, etc..


Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Films - 18th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

I may need to start a new series of Friday Films, while I rebuild my "Friday Cutaway" submissions...

Turn this one up...  as loud as you can stand.  And Magnus, if you're reading, you're mug is on here too.

Born of a Blue Sky from LetsMakeMedia on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

1957 - Preview Lap of Lemans in D-type Jag

Mike Hawthorn(Lemans winner 1955) driving a preview lap on the Lemans track in a Jaguar.(1956!) from MotorsportMediaNL on Vimeo.

Queen City Fabrication - Charlotte, NC

Hey everyone! There's a shop in town that is doing some killer work. Check out Cassie's website, blogspot, and stop by to check the place out. She's gonna' show some people around here how to finish a car!

  Queen City Fabrication Blog
  QC Fab Home Page