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...