Friday, November 19, 2010

The New Deuce Build


Just a picture of the new build... See you next summer on the hi-ways and by-ways..... The motivation will be a baby Dodge hemi, nothing more than a warmed over Flathead with Arden heads..... Custom frame with a lengthened wheelbase, more on that at a later date....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bonneville P-38 Tank, Gets a New Heart !




Mr. Jimmy 302 himself, "Joe Fontana", helped me out in a "great way", with new parts for the heart of the P-38 Bonneville tank, for a 1958 GMC 302. The 'roller cam' ground by Ed Iskenderian with .645 lift, WOW, 1.75 ratio roller rockers, roller lifters, 4 bolt billet main caps, steel straight cut timing gears, oil dam and a beautiful polished "SKINNER" valve cover, all manufactured by Joe Fontana.

I cannot say enough about Joe and all his assistance with the parts, the heartbeat of the tank. Joe actually acquired a "cam blank" from Don Ferguson (who was more than happy to part with the blank) to assist with my project. Amazing....

This Jimmy will turn around 6,000 RPM (plus). Now that may not seem like a high RPM compared to todays modern V8's, however; for a 1958 GMC straight 6, 302 cubic inch motor, that is amazing. The tank will be running in the GL/XO class with a stock head reworked by Sissell's Automotive a few years ago with 1.60 exhaust valves and 2.02 intake valves...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

'46 / '48 Ford Cross Member





Recently built and installed a cross member in a '46 / '48 Ford frame encompassing a removable transmission mount. The hot rod will be powered by a 331 Chrysler Hemi mated to a automatic transmission. Pretty "Kool Kar", for a gentlman 70 years young ! Enjoy, the completed pictures and one before pic/in the beginning.....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Cover of Rod & Custom, Wow !!!!









Hot rod artist, Jeff Norwell, took his Deuce down to the Round-Up in Austin, Texas this past April which we completed shortly before the show. Photographer extrordinarie, John Jackson, shot Jeff's Deuce in an industrial area of Austin, Texas on a rainy Sunday morning. I though to myself, "what a terrible morning for rain", however; 'man oh man', did the pic's turn out great with all the rain !

A 5 page feature and the cover of Rod & Custom magazine for the January 2011 issue. Wow !! Rod and Custom Magazine, the second oldest car mag in this great land....

It was a pleasure working with you Jeff on this build and folks stay tuned for our next/current project out of the ""Candy Factory"" !

And to John Jackson, what an amazing talent, he has a great eye for terrific shots...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

30 Seconds Of Speed and Chrome

videoHave a view of our new movie..... Ha Ha Ha.... New TV Commerical for airing, north of the 49th in eastern Canada...

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Get FINK'ed !




Friend, Larry O'Gorman, master engraver with over 28 years of experience mastering the 'plates' which print the bank notes and coin we carry, engraved a few coins for upcoming projects of Hot Rod Artist, Jeff Norwell and myself.

The "Rat Fink" has been engraved on a brass coin, polished to a high luster with a coating of clear applied to prevent tarnishing.

Too Kool.....

To contact Larry for your personal engraving call (613) 820-7383 or email: engraverguy@rogers.com

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Headers And A Quick Change, Then What ?





Just finished the headers for the baby Dodge Hemi... As Jeff Norwell refers to his Deuce as; D.A.D. - The Dodge Ardun Deuce. Hence the little baby Dodge Hemi is nothing more than a flathead with an overhead valve conversion, without the huge expense of running an Ardun...

Headers are completed, Quick Change is installed. Next; "Porter Mufflers" and exhaust over the QC axles, then along the bottom of the frame rails beside the gas tank.... Enjoy 'til next time.... More to come, spy pic's at a later date when Norwell completes the art work for this build...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Next Project Under Way - P38 Stretched Tank


Well hot rod artist "Jeff Norwell" did it again ! A real quick sketch by Jeff of my next project which is under way. It will be a stretched P38 tank, 20" added to the middle, powered by a '58 GMC Jimmy six 302. The tank will be running in the XO/GL class at Bonneville. XO - relates to a straight engine, pre-1958 and limited to 325 cubes with a stock head, however; porting is allowed.
GL- relates to a 'gas' 'lakester'.

Well back to the garage to bend up some more tubing. Yes folks - there will be a canopy covering the crazy pilot attempting to reach 200 MPH. See you there in August 2011 ?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Louvered Panels and a '34 Ford Frame






Two louvered panels our shop recently punched out for an nostalgic drag car being built up our way. 36 louvers in each aluminium panel.

Second, is a '34 Ford frame we recently completed which came to our shop as a rolling chassis. The front end has a nice set of split wishbones and drop axle set up, however; the rear was donated from an 80's Corvette suffering from instalation issues. The half shafts and brake calipers were hitting the frame rails !

After some discussion, the customer (his first hot rod build) decided to switch the rear end to a Chrysler 8 3/4" which certainly has the nostalgic feel to accompany the 331 Chrysler hemi, three pedals, air plane seats and steelies wrapped with wide whites.

The customer wished to retain the center cross member, so we made some alterations to accept the new rear end. The rear end is now suspended with a set of QA1 coil-overs and ladder bars. A custom rear cross member was manufactured at our shop, notched, to allow for proper travel of the third member.

See more pic's of the '34 build below....

Have fun Al and great working with you ....

Monday, May 10, 2010

H.A.M.B. Alliance Vendor


Candy's Hot Rod Supply is now an H.A.M.B. Alliance Vendor for Canadian Hot Rodders and elsewhere. Call Neil at (613) 353-7572 for your special shipping rates and free brokerage on selected orders.....

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Center Cross-Members FOR SALE


You may now purchase a custom center cross member, made to order. 6" tall with a 2" top and bottom lip which resembles an original '40 Ford cross member, however; this is new, 10 ga. (approximately 1/8") metal.

There will be 3" flared holes (incruments determined by customer or suggsted) or if requested, oval flared holes, however; $20 will be added for each oval flare.

You will receive "two" 8' lengths with 3" round and/or oval holes flared to your request. If you wish, the cross member will be bent to your specifications, however; ease of shipping may be best if you pie cut and bend your frame rails once you recieve the goods.

$325 Canadian for a pair, two 8' lengths, shipping extra or pick up at my shop. Frame rails are built at time of request to customers design.

These new and longer rails, compared to the original '40 Ford cross member, allows your rear ladder bars to be parellel with the rear legs of the cross member.

Experience welding and fabrication is required for this product.....

Call Neil @ Candy's Hot Rod Supply (613) 353-7572.........

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Deuce Frame Build





Just working on a customers Deuce frame. 10 ga. American Stamping rails with inset boxinig plates and a clone of a '40 Ford X-member built here at Candy's Hot Rod Supply..... Tail or rear of the X-member will be parallel with the rear ladder bars, which if you remember; when using an original '40 X-member, you will not achieve. Therefore, the rear ladder bars and the tail of the X-member are now parallel. Stay tuned for pictures of the quick change rear end, Dodge Hemi and custom headers....

By the way folks, the mufflers are manufactured by "Porter Mufflers", excellent product and a design much superior than the glass packs....

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Flared 3" Holes, 2 1/2" Old Time Louvers & Roll Cages



Well just a small update, here are 3" flared holes in 1/8" plate for a center X-Member I am building for a customers Deuce... More to follow on the Duece at a later date... Yes we punch 2 1/2" old time round top louvers and tube dyes to properly bend up your roll cage....

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Diamond Deuce, Eye Candy






Completed at the Candy Factory.... Amazing pictures of Jeff Norwell's hot rod Deuce pick up, photo shot at "Pie In The Sky Studio's"... Story to follow at a later date detailing the life and times of this hot rod from its humble beginnings in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada to a four page spread in Hot Rod Magazine with TV Tommy Ivo's four engine Buick Nailhead dragster....Fast forward thirty plus years, Jeff located this truck, not knowing of its rich hot rod heritage....

Monday, January 11, 2010

Candy's Dandy, But Hot Rod Parts are Better




Need hot rod parts in Canada, give us a call or email...

Remember this is your place for the famous, flat rate brokerage charge of $35 for anything less than $1,400 Canadian and $50 for anything over $1,400 Canadian, shipping directly to your door step from the warehouse in the United States....

By the way remember we punch 2 1/2" old time louvers, bend roll cages with the proper tubing benders and flare sheet metal with our round, flaring dyes, ie: model 'A' visors, etc.....

Gotta' love that Jeff Norwell, monster art work....

phone #: (613) 353-7572
email: neilcandy@xplornet.ca

Sunday, January 10, 2010

GMC Jimmy 302 - Fisher Aluminum Head





As part of our garage crawl tour we stopped into a hidden treasure, owned and created by a master machinist 82 years young.

First we spoke about his Buick Nailhead heads he made out of plate steel, however; my attention quickly turned to a GMC 302 Jimmy with a "Fisher" aluminum head, injected on alcohol, McGurk valve cover reworked by the owner using a rubber 'O' ring instead of the regular cork gasket, and Wayne timing chain cover to accept the Hilborn pump to feed the alcohol to the injectors.

It is not exactly known how many "Fisher" heads were produced; , however; the number is believed to be less than twelve. This motor is an Ardun Flathead killer....

The Jimmy ran a short while ago in a vintage car, out performing any flathead around !

It would be very difficult to place a dollar valve on this motor as it may be the only one, or one of two, in existance....

The first picture, is a 1.8 ratio rocker assembly manufactured by the same machinist, for a stock iron head Jimmy 302....

No it cannot be purchased and sorry I will not provide the owners contact information, which was my promise to this very young man of 82 years.....

Buick Nailhead - After Market Heads !





Were there any after market high performance heads available for the 401 / 425 Bucik Nailhead ?

Well the answer would be; Buick made less than 30 cast iron 'D' port heads and less than 10 aluminum heads... However; on a garage tour the other day look at what we saw, STEEL heads made back in the mid 60's which were injected on alcohol.

These heads were welded up using an old arc welder with 1/2" plate for the top and bottom of the head with some pretty nice tin work to form the outer structure of the head. Amazing work when you also consider the heads used Chrysler hemi valves, no harden seats as mentioned the motor was injected on alcohol. Due to the large valves, compared to the stock 'nails' used for valves, the top of the piston ended up having a reverse hemi piston. The top of the piston was dished, in essence, the dish also created a cooling effect on the top of the piston where the alcohol would pool and cool the slug and allow for valve clearance.

The rockers consisted of Ford 'Y' block rockers, machined, to accept a roller bearing in place of the original Ford shaft and affixed to custom pedistals.

In the picture with the aluminum valve cover, you will first notice this head looks more like a big block Chev, however; you will clearly see the valley cover.

Next to the Offy breather on the valve cover you will notice a crank timing gear. This motor also ran a "gear drive", custom cut, by the builders father who was also a master machinist....

You will also notice a small 1/2" tube exitting the front of the head, this is the only cooling for the head, remember the motor ran on alcohol, therefore; cooling is not such an issue as with race gas, etc....

The oiling system consisted of a capillary tube along the bottom/out side edge, of the rocker platform assembly which feed each rocker. This capillary tube has been removed for repair.... Oh yes, the oil pump, not a stock factory oil pump, instead a pump manufactured using various aircraft parts ! Sorry I cannot remember the parts, as it did not remotely resemble a Nailhead oil pump.

The aluminum plate timing chain cover, consisting of three plates welded togehter then milled, completed the front of the motor to accept a Hilborn fuel pump.

This motor ran very strong back in the day and WON super modified races....

This motor is not for sale and I promised the owner I would not post his contact information, you will see this motor running again.... Truely an amazing piece of art, imagine if they had a MIG or TIG welder back in the day...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

New at the "Candy Factory"





Just finished a front "V" spreader bar, rear spreader bar and tail light brackets holding '37 Ford tail lights on a custonmers '34 Ford 3 window coupe. Both items are ready for the ole' chrome shop.

On top of the Candy Factory, a weather vane, image of our nostalgic drag car designed by "TOD Enterprises" listed in our favourites. This company will place ANY image on your weather vane, sign, etc. Just send them your picture (straight on picture) and you will be very pleased with the results.....