Dennis' Willys is a former (A / Gas) super charged race car that ran in the 7's just under 180 mph. Dennis is from southen Calif. where he attended University High School,was a member of the Baron's car club, and graduated in the summer of 1958. He now lives in Lake Havasu City,Arizona, where he can go to just about any gas station to get race fuel, at the pumps, for his fire breathing Willys. Music is from Stevey Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, CD, In Step. Song is, Paradise.
The Petersen Crew Takes a Ride in The Wildest Hot Rod You've Ever Seen!
The parking structure at The Petersen Automotive Museum always has really
interesting cars show up, including this wild horseless carriage based on a
real Studebaker carriage. The entire drive train is located forward of the
pivot point. The middle wheels are the drive wheels. Throttle, brake, and
steering controls are all hydraulic. The pivot is a ball joint on a tubular
control arm with a coil-over shock!
132768 / 1941 Willys Coupe
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When you build a car around the principles of going fast and looking good,
you either go big or go home; and with a big engine, big tires, big brakes
and a big blower this killer 1941 Willys coupe LIVES that motto!
Titled as an actual 1941 Willys, this breathtaking '41 coupe began life as
a straight and smooth fiberglass body from Clayton Custom Cars in Raleigh,
North Carolina. Once the body arrived for its full shakedown, the slick
panels were covered in House of Kolor Cinnamon Pearl, sealed in FIVE coats
of UFC 35 clear and rubbed to a fantastic shine. The result is one bad ass
street rod with absolutely no sign of orange peel, gaps that are
exceptionally narrow and moving parts which close with a solid seal that is
more akin to a modern Corvette.
Under the cars fiberglass hood you'll find a completely detailed GM
Performance Parts ZZ502 big block V8 which makes a Dyno-proven 751 horsepower. At the top of
the motor, a pair of Boost-referenced Mighty Demon carburetors mix
air from the polished shotgun intake with a steady stream of fuel which
travels through a frame mounted Holley HP 125 fuel pump, a chrome Holley
fuel regulator, a pressurized fuel gauge and polished stainless fuel lines.
At the base of those carburetors, a polished 8-71 billet blower, supplied
by The Blower Shop, sits between polished aluminum Edelbrock RPM heads and
an MSD billet distributor. At the top of those heads, you'll find chrome
"Willys" branded valve covers, at the sides of those heads you'll notice
polished wire looms which hold Taylor performance wires; and under those
heads, you'll see polished long tube headers which look great next to the
big silver block. At the front of the motor, a polished serpentine system
with polished pulleys spins a chrome alternator and polished AC compressor,
which is complete with polished stainless lines, above a polished Meziere
water pump. That water pump receives water from a polished brass radiator
which is equipped with two chrome electric fans, chrome flex hoses and
polished overflow tanks.
The car's big engine is backed by a proven GM turbo-Hydramatic 400 3-speed automatic
transmission which is equipped with both a 2,700 RPM stall converter and a
durable, finned pan. Power from that tried and true transmission flows
through a 1350 U-joint to a Strange nine inch rear end that turns tall 3.70
billet aluminum gears and Moser axles. The cars chassis is a sturdy boxed
frame that has been powdercoated satin gray for durability. At the front of
that chassis, polished tubular control arms combine with aluminum coil over
shocks, a polished Heidts manual steering rack and polished tie rod ends
mix the best of form with function; and at the back of the chassis, a
show-detailed four link suspension combines with aluminum coil over shocks
and a heavy duty rear sway bar to provide drag strip worthy launches.
Keeping all this muscle rolling down the road is a slick set of 17 inch
Budnik Ozone wheels which wear 205/40 Sumitomo radials up front and 31x18.5
Hoosier Pro Street radials in the rear.
Prop the doors on this awesome street rod and you'll find a Copperhead
themed interior which was designed and executed by award winning designer
Lucas Sanchez. Built around custom black leather buckets seats with actual
snake skin inserts, this stunning cockpit wraps its occupants in a very
well integrated six point roll cage and modern three point seat belts. At
the front of the car, a body-matched dash centers billet aluminum vents
around a full assortment of slick Classic Instruments All American Series
gauges and a cool chrome Willys emblem. Below that dash a body-matched
"Willys" branded and custom covered console flows from a Dual MP3
compatible CD player and Vintage Air climate control system past a B&M
shifter and power window switches to an ignition killing 'suicide' switch
and polished emergency brake handle. And in front of the driver, a polished
tilt steering column hangs a leather wrapped aluminum steering wheel above
chrome pedals and a billet hood latch.
If you're a fan horsepower, Willys or just
going fast and looking good, your car awaits! Call, click or visit
http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
1941 WILLYS GASSER ---FRESH BUILD
1941 Willys gasser coupe. Just finished the build yesterday and took it on
its maiden voyage today. Have to be gentle at first and work out the bugs,
then after we break it in we can drop the hammer on it. Car was completely
built at Fast Times Rods in New York with custom chassis, ladder bars, roll
bar, straight axle etc. Motor is a 383 stroker with Canfield aluminum
heads, well built 700r4 transmission from Bobek's Transmissions and Dennys
Nitrous Ready driveshaft.