WHAT’S UNDER THE HOOD? A GIANT-SIZED DEBATE WHEN IT COMES TO ENGINES
One of the most common engines found in resto-mods is the Chevy 350. They are plentiful, reliable and can be built into a monster with after-market parts.
The big question about a 350 is whether they belong in a non-General Motors product.
Lately a growing number of car guys are saying no to this question.
AUGUST 2010: 1955 PONTIAC- A HAPPY ENDING STORY FOR A GUY AND HIS FIRST CAR
There used to be a universal rite of passage for every kid when he turned 16. The driving force was a first car and the subsequent first burst of freedom for its young owner.
Robbin Dawe had that mindset when he bought his first car in the late 60s as a 16 year old.
And now he's reunited with that first car ....
SUMMERTUNES 2010: "HIGHWAY TO HELL" AC DC RELEASED JULY 1979
'Highway to Hell’ was a song that probably scared the liver out of parents in the summer of 1979 when AC/DC unleashed it on a young musical audience of loyal listeners.
Here was an anthem without boundaries that leaned into the pitch of fun without rules.
"No stop signs, no speed limits Nobody’s going to slow me down “- these guys were more anarchists than Satanists.
But the notoriety of the title meant that AC/DC had stepped on many toes with their title and content choice.
EARTH BITES...WHEN PATIENCE AND TACT ARE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND
I recently had a golden opportunity to shed a few layers of social graces and tact. I was in a local gas bar that had a line-up of customers (about four deep) held hostage by a lone cashier.
A typical sequence of events occurred in which the first customer had a slightly complicated series of transactions that were slightly outside the normal realm of gas plus varying degrees of lotto ticket and nicotine addiction.
I was not close (or interested) enough to determine what had slowed things down to a- molecules- at-zero- degrees- Kelvin pace, but I did notice two other employees behind the counter.
AUGUST 2010-1910 FRANKLIN: A HUNDRED YEARS OLD AND STILL ON THE ROAD
If you want to see a 1910 Franklin up close and personal, you would usually have to look in a museum. Dave Cruickshank doesn't believe that 100 year old cars belong in museums. They belong on the street because as Dave says; "If you own them you should drive them".
So Dave's 1910 Franklin is still a street machine. He spends as much time behind the wheel of his centenarian as time will allow him.
Typically a mild summer night becomes an open invitation for Dave to crank up his air-cooled Franklin and hit the Thursday night show and shine in his home town.
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