23 T-Bucket - 6.80 ET / 101 MPH - Dorchester Dragway, SC
***Shaky Video*** 1923 Pro Street T-bucket with SBC 355 making some runs at Dorchester Dragway with my Dad, Sam Wilson of Sam's Frame and Alignment in North Charleston, SC. Complete custom frame, engine, trans and rear-end by me & Dad. Flat tops, AFR 195 heads, tunnel ram, AED 750 HO carb, MSD Digital 6A, Comp Cams XR288, turbo 350 with 3000 stall, 12 bolt rear-end 4.10's.
1957 Devin Special Vintage Race Car All Aluminum Buick V8
1957 Devin Special for sale! The "Gary Special", S-71527 racer purpose built at Devin's El Monte, CA location. Raced in California by Don McQuilken, and later by Donald Shaw in Canada. Has had a complete body off restoration. The engine is a race built Buick 215 alloy V8 engine running 10:1 compression, aluminum radiator, Edelbrock carburetor, Offenhauser intake and valve covers running to an aluminum T-10 4 speed manual transmission with a hydraulic clutch. All inner body panels and firewall are aluminum. Reupholstered aluminum seats, new interior and carpet. Rack and pinion steering, front disc brakes, quick release steering wheel, rear aluminum finned drum brakes, coil over front suspension, and leaf springs in the rear connecting to the highly modified TR chassis. New Dayton wire wheels with knock offs wrapped in BF Goodrich radial performance tires, and turn signals for road use. Thanks for taking a look!
The "Gary Special" was race purpose built at the Devin, El Monte, CA location with the assistance of James Gary, Esq. The car was entered in the 1957 Concours d'Elegance and participated in several California races in 1957. The car was featured in several Devin ads.
Following the 1957 season, the car was sold to Donald Shaw in Ontario, Canada. Shaw raced the car through several seasons. At some point, the car was re-powered with a race purpose built Buick 215.
This is a complete body-off restoration. The engine was completely rebuilt to original specs, but de-tuned from CR 12.7/1 to 10/1. Aluminum radiator, electric fan with aluminum shroud, Edelbrock carb., aluminum Offenhauser intake and valve covers. Hydraulic clutch, aluminum T-10 four-speed transmission. All inner panels and firewall are aluminum. Body was undamaged. Original 72-spoke wires with Pirellis (available) were replaced with new chrome knock-off Daytons and BFG performance tires. Aluminum seats reupholstered, new interior and carpet. Steering column replaced with Ididit, quick-release steering wheel, turn signals for road use. Rack and pinion steering, front disc brakes, rear finned aluminum drum brakes. Coil-over front suspension and leaf spring on highly modified TR chassis. Prior to completion, car was shown at 2011 Detroit Autorama, 4th Place and St. Johns Concours d'Elegance 2011.
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars near St Louis, Missouri
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download link:http://music.incompetech.com/royaltyfree2/Whiskey%20on%20the%20Mississippi.mp3
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
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1955 Chevy Gasser
My '55 chevy gasser, 454, zl1 solid cam, 12.5 to 1, nodular iron case super t-10, Hurst Vertigate shifter, fiberglass flip frontend, chevelle 12 bolt, etc,etc,
Devin Crosley Project
A friend of mine took on this project from a person from ILL. Then it came to my shop for work. The car is a Devin fiberglass body over a home made frame . The drive train is from a Crosley. We thought the car was from the early to mid 50's . It was found in Indiana mostly complete.
The engine that was in the car was rusted bad in the cylinders . And would need to be sleeved . But the bottom end was in good shape.
The owner of the car supplyed another engine that was an outboard boat engine. This engine was from what I was told at the time an OMC . When crosley went belly up , the rights to the engine were sold to OMC. They re did the engine to run standing upright for outboard use. Kind of neat.
The boat engine was in good shape. So I used the upped jug , pistons , rods on the lower end of the car engine. With new bearings , rings , seals , cam , oil pump , and gaskits. Put the engine together. I painted it detroit diesel silver to give the engine that " Offy look " we were looking for.
I remade the rad mounts , front engine mount , and master cylinder mounts . Rebuilt the brake system which had the Goodyear Hawley disc brake set up on the car. I had someone make up wheel adaptors to mount on knock off spoke wheels.
I got the engine into the car , made up a new fire wall out of aluminum . Cleaned and painted the MG TF transmission . Had to rework the adaptor for the trans so it would work better. Was almost to the finsh , when my friend became very sick. Shortly after , he passed away. The owner of the car picked it up . and I haven't seen it since. So I don't really know what happened to it.
But in all , it was a very fun and challenging project that i'll never forget.
Sadly , many of the pictures I took along the way of this project were taken. What you see , are the picture I have left to remember what I did. This build happened between 02 and 03.
Thanks for taking the time to watch and read all of this.