So the first day off the trailer we took out the car and it died on us leaving us stranded. Started troubleshooting with the builder and found out it wasn't getting spark. Tracing wires we found that the ballast resistor wire had been pulled out of the spade connector. Simple fix so we're back up and running. More videos to come.
Rat Rod vs Lamborghini Aventador! Roadkill Episode 5
On this episode of Roadkill, HOT ROD's David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan
spend 24 crazy hours with a 1930 Model A Rat Rod and a 2012 Lamborghini
Aventador to find out which wildly impractical, larger-than-life car
attracts the most attention.
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Satan's Rat-Rod: 1931 Ford - /BIG MUSCLE
• Henry Kessler
The engine is out of a 1952 Diamond-Reo tractor and makes 1,640 lb-ft of
torque. The chassis is pieced together from old light poles from the City
of Hollywood. The body... that's from a 1931 Ford. Meet Gretchen, one of
the coolest rat-rods we've ever seen and a ride that turns heads wherever
it goes. This ain't no hybrid, instead it's a black smoke belching,
gasoline guzzling, animal of a car that's not only amazing to look at, but
with some cool hidden engineering, has the ability to surprise even the
most hardened of motor-heads.
Mitch Allread: Don't Call it a Rat Rod... - /BIG MUSCLE
It packs a 400 hp diesel out of a Ford F-350, a Dana 80 rear-end, and a
look and feel that would make Max Rockatansky feel right at home. This is
Mitch Allread's custom fabricated creation and it is, without a doubt, one
of the coolest things on the road today. This is a machine that transcends
the traditional hot rod formula by breaking down borders and setting its
Whereas most hot-rods are built by custom shops utilizing parts from mail
order catalogs, Mitch took a different approach and fabricated just about
everything on his ride by hand. Calling this a rat-rod would be an insult -
a work of art however... that'd be just fine.
1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
• Gordon Tronson
In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as
big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as
"Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated
from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with
four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for
an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the
rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling
a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all
your naughty bits tingle.
1000+ HORSEPOWER * Pro Street Blown 31 Ford Model A "COUPEZILLA" Hot Ratrod, OPEN HEADERS video #2
ENTER "COUPEZILLA" IN YOUTUBE OR GOOGLE AND SEE MANY MORE "COUPEZILLA"
VIDEOS...."BURNOUTS ON THE STREET AND MUCH MORE.. "COUPEZILLA"...'31 Ford
5-window Coupe all steel, tube chassis, Corvette 4-link, Big Block Chevy
built for the Awesome 8.71 blower. 6' dropped axle with Coil Overs front
and rear. 30x19 dual-pass aluminum radiator in rear. Coupe is still a work
in progress. Don't have the grille brackets made yet, that is why NO
grille. Still have to wire it. It can be driven right now. Since this vid
it has been tagged "C-ZILLA" (COUPEZILLA) and is on the Street.
Thanks....."LETS LIGHT THIS CANDLE"!
New Skool Rat Rod
Just a Short film ... This is my 1st shot at messing with Video Editing,
still a lot to Learn.... Filmed in Grand Junction, CO
Rat Rod 4x4 build
1935 4x4 project air ride from 0 to +12 tires are 44 inch on the back 39
front Dana 5.13 gear back front 4.56 4L80E tranz LS Engine
This is as work is in process....
Music from... "Fantasy Dream Orchestra-El Bueno el Feo y el Malo", sound
recording administered by:
Bobber Pros "let it ride"
BobberPros.com latest build.
We take newer Sportster motorcycles and create daily driving masterpieces
like this one shown in video.
Video by http://benchristensenphoto.com/ Thanks Ben!
Ian Annesson - Let It Ride
Taken from the album: Ian Annesson - Jewels In A Box
Music and Words by Ryan Adams
A special 'thank you' to Ruud Lucker @ Vulcano Music for allowing us to use
this song in our video
Starting the 1909 Blitzen-Benz, UNEDITED, @ Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
The Blitzen-Benz was purpose built to do just one thing, to break speed
records (not racing), and it did repeatedly from 1909 through 1911.
(Edited version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga2HtUHzUuw )
Its speed of 228.1km/h (141.73mph) on April 23rd, 1911, driven by Bob
Burman at Daytona Beach, stood as a record until 1919. Twice the speed of
the fastest airplane, (12 April, 1911, Alfred Leblanc @
69.442mph/111.801kph in a Blériot Blériot) and even shattering the record
speed of 210km/h set by a locomotive in 1903.
This record was not even officially broken in an airplane until 1920!
Of the six originally built, this is one of only two that exist today, and
is displayed at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
While the extended and nuanced effort required to start the Blitzen-Benz on
a cool coastal morning can try the patience of some viewers, its historical
significance and ground-breaking engineering brilliance still place it
amongst the greatest motor-vehicle achievements of all time, and the dozens
witnessing this effort felt it was one of the highlights of many great
moments at Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Here's a great collection of vintage and modern images of the Blitzen-Benz
and other historic speed record contenders:
displacement 21500 cc / 1312.0 in³
bore 185 mm / 7.28 in
stroke 200 mm / 7.87 in
power 149.1 kw / 200 bhp @ 1600 rpm
specific output 9.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 137.93 bhp per tonne
1960 Peterbilt Hotrod Truck called Piss'd Off Pete
While I was at SEMA 2009 a captured a video of Piss'd Off Pete's engine
being revved up in front of a huge SEMA crowd just down from the
This is Jay Leno's 1960 chopped Peterbilt with a 852ci two-stroke Detroit
Diesel twin-supercharged V12 mated to an Allison 4-speed automatic
transmission from a Greyhound bus. The engine produces 500 horsepower and nearly 1000
lb-ft torque with a red line of just 2,800 rpm. Built by the Blastolene
See more pictures at www.autogeekonline.net