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February 2009 Blog Posts (103)

guard kitty!

Added by pete on February 16, 2009 at 1:16pm — No Comments

my cat and i

Added by pete on February 16, 2009 at 1:12pm — No Comments

66 Thunderbird

Found this car in 05, had been sitting in a lean to beside a barn for 7 1/2 years. Body was fairly straight. A kid bought it, took it home and tried to make a daily driver out of it. It had been sitting so long that it needed extensive mechanical work and upgrades which soon priced the kid right outa the car. All he could afford was a batter and he bought the wrong one. He sold it to me for $1700. I would give you the list of problems but I don't want to type for the next hour. We'll just say… Continue

Added by John Shortreed on February 16, 2009 at 10:28am — 2 Comments

Dan and Brad's Shop

Check out our Barnfinds at our website for some of our projects. Go to,

Added by dan summers on February 16, 2009 at 10:02am — No Comments

Mystery Vette & Smokey and the Bandit!

Check out the ’63 Corvette Courtney has in her shop! The race heritage behind this beautiful Vette is clear, but the pedigree of the mystery car is unclear. Owner Eric Saloom always dreamed of having a ’63 Vette. The day he drove home in his new baby he found out his wife was expecting their first baby! The car could be 1 of 199 factory built ZO6 race cars... It could be 1 of 2 factory… Continue

Added by Gearhead on February 16, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Looking for some wheeling partnersin south jersey.

Any one from south jersey trying to go out wheeling ? Im looking for new trails to explore. If anyone has any spots send me a message an will set a trail ride up. Thanks

Added by orange98xj on February 15, 2009 at 10:24pm — No Comments

the little one that might

This is our familes (the 2 of us) 1997 dodge ram sport. This truck has 113k on the orginal 318 5.2. There are a few mods that i have done all by myself, they are a flowmaster super 44 muffler, MSD wires and Distributor, E3 sparkplugs, K&N Drop in filter, Hyperstech powerstat 160, and Hypertech Power Programmer III, it rolls on stock tire size but with Mud King tires. Soon to come is a 2.5 inch leveling kit with bilstien shocks on all four corners. It has all royal purple lubricants in it… Continue

Added by Mike on February 15, 2009 at 5:23pm — No Comments

My RockCrawler

I am in the process of building a rockcrawler. I got the plans from They are some good plans. I will post more updates when they come.

Added by Brad on February 15, 2009 at 2:01pm — No Comments

So many questions. What's correct for my car?

Back in the late 60’s and early 70’s Americans built the muscle car. Boy those were the days. They don’t build them like that any more, and that’s a good thing. The big 3 would have been put out of business a log time ago. You go to a car show, check out some rides, talk to the guys about cars. Every body knows how it was done. One guy tells you this, and another tells you that. Who’s right, and where do you go to find out. Chances are both may be right depending on the car and where it was… Continue

Added by mission442 on February 15, 2009 at 11:49am — No Comments

about me

I own an auto repair shop in springdale arkansas. currently i am building a1972 fuel injected chevelle. also a 1959 impala frame off resto mod with an lt1 air suspension rack and pinion and so many mods they are hard to list. pictures to follow.

Added by Robert E. Patton on February 15, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tire recommedations

I'm looking to replace the tires on my 68 Chevy C-10 Panel.I have lowered it 2 1/2-4 and will be keeping the 250 6 cyl.I have already upgraded to 6 lug discs in front and added power brakes.I am using 6 lug rallies 8 in wide in 15 diameter.

I researched tires and have decided that I would like to go with 235/70/15 in the front and 265/70/25 rear.I have just about narrowed it down to two choices the BF Goodrich TA or a K**ho APT KL 51.

Anyone have any other suggestions or… Continue

Added by PanelDeland on February 15, 2009 at 10:28am — No Comments

The other car (blue)

68 Fairlane 500
289 to a 460 swap
slow progress

Added by Squishy on February 15, 2009 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

The project in the works...

Project absolute bad a$$.doc

Added by David Pike on February 14, 2009 at 8:59pm — No Comments

little help

i have recently purchased a 1988 silverado k1500 it has the stock 350 in it and i was wondering how do i go about identifying which model it is so i know what kind of after-market parts i can purchase i am mostly interested in bolt on due to the fact i am not very mechanically inclined and have a very limited amount of hand tools and no shop or garage this is my daily driver so any advice would be greatly appreciated

Added by soldier1 on February 14, 2009 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Who checks out these sites.

Site one........

Added by Comrick317 on February 14, 2009 at 3:54pm — 2 Comments

In need of a exhaust manifold

I just got a 1986 ford f 150 4x2 with the 4.9 inline & it has a cracked exhaust manifold iam having a very hard time tring to buy a used one thats in good shape can some one help me out . I lost my job & need this part to drive around my truck so i can try to find a job .Iam a carpenter & without a truck no one will hire me. Ineed this part ASAP Can someone help me out thanks alot

Added by brian olender on February 14, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Derby Truck

watched todays episode, boy did they miss a few key items to perform on a "derby" truck. Where we come from you can alter the front a arms by welding them to the frame, thus raising the front end which in turn keeps them out of your eng. Also with the hood, we take it off, fold the front edge over and under allowing it to bend over the front core support and add protection the the radiator and eng. this also allows the back edge of the hood to come just even with your headers allowing more heat… Continue

Added by Spencer Bryan on February 14, 2009 at 11:56am — No Comments


Hi i'm new here, i have a 1976 Mercury Comet with a 250 straight 6 in it. I have owned it for 19 years, how is everyone doing?

Added by Comrick317 on February 13, 2009 at 5:47pm — 3 Comments

Cutting out a lot of rust. Hammering out new metal!

Cutting out a lot of rust. Hand making the replacement panels, I was impressed the first fender was undetectable on the front side. As you can see we do have some repair on the torque boxes in the front section. Hope we can get the frame together!

New hood and front inner fenders will be here Monday 2/16. Hope we can cut in new rear inner fenders this coming week, along with the floor pans, and replacement trunk floor.

She's coming… Continue

Added by Denis B Gormally on February 13, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Cummins Excursion

This is my 2002 Ford Excursion. Some of the significant modifications include a six inch Pro Comp lift with 37" BFG Mud Terrain tires on Moto Metal wheels. I also had the V-10 removed and replaced with 12-valve Cummins. The swap included upgraged turbo and injectors, K&N air filter and 4" exhaust. My future upgrades include torque converter and transmission upgrades. The rear bumper was built by a local tire shop manager here in Tucson

Added by Robert Quackenbush on February 13, 2009 at 11:32am — No Comments

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