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.
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.
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!
134344 / 1941 Willys Coupe
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Featuring an impressive roster of components, a supple leather interior and
an awesome 540 cubic inch Merlin V8, this head-turning custom is poised to
draw big attention and take home very big trophies.
This Willys is a high quality fiberglass tribute that's been hand-prepped,
dipped in classy Burgundy Metallic two-stage, and finished to a much higher
standard than anything that rolled off pre-war assembly lines. Take a look
at our high resolution photos and you'll see that every panel is as flat as
Kansas, with a shine that's only found on five-figure hot rods. At the
touch of a button, a trick front clip tilts forward to reveal a highly
polished powerplant. And even though there's no mistaking a Willys, this
coupe has an identity all its own thanks to careful workmanship and
excellent attention to detail.
One thing you won't have to worry about is power. Thanks to a balanced, 540
cubic inch Merlin V8, which is fitted with a Dragonslayer crank, Callies
rods, a custom Comp cam and JE pistons, this sleek street rod is more than
just a pretty parking lot poseur! At the top of that World Products mill,
coated Holley carburetors mix air from a polished, shotgun-style intake
with a steady stream of high octane dinosaurs that travels through
stainless lines, braided hoses, a chrome Mr. Gasket gauge and Aeromotive
pressure components. At the base of those carburetors, a polished Weiand
blower rides between familiar Edelbrock Performer RPM heads that anchor
high quality Crane rockers under polished valve covers and chrome,
bowtie-branded breathers. At the back of those heads, a modern points
distributor sequences fire through red MSD Super Conductor plug wires.
Cooling is provided by a polished Weiand water pump that's sandwiched
between a polished overflow tank, two electric puller fans and a heavy duty
Be Cool radiator. And Exhaust is
handled by a pair of wrapped fender headers that look great next to the
block's subdued silver casting.
Behind that professionally built engine, a cooled TPI turbo-Hydramatic 400, which comes complete with
automatic overdrive, spins a narrowed and braced Strange 9-inch and
streetable 3.25 gears via a custom Denny's driveshaft. That first class
drivetrain is held off the ground by a custom, square-tube chassis which,
along with its suspension, has been bathed in a pleasant shade of Charcoal
Gray to provide an excellent contrast to the car's clean, Maroon flanks.
Speaking of that suspension, the front of this Willys utilizes a
traditional Mustang II set
up, which is equipped with tubular control arms, modern rack and pinion
steering and standard Strange coil-overs, to mix a pleasant ride with
vintage feel. And the back of the car combines a traditional ladder bar
system with adjustable Strange coil-overs to provide drag strip worthy
launches. And keeping all this muscle rolling down the road is a slick set
of polished Boyd Coddington wheels that spin 26x8.00R18 Mickey Thompson
Sportsmans in front of 31x18.00R20 Mickey Thompson Sportsmans.
Pop this car's lightweight doors and you'll reveal a custom-tailored cabin
that's ready for the road and equipped for the strip. Aftermarket,
racing-style buckets are coddled by a 4-point roll bar and Pro Series
G-Force harnesses. Auto Meter supplied the sporty looking gauges, which are
arrayed across a body-matched dash. And the primary controls, a polished
and wrapped steering wheel, a B&M Pro Stick shifter, polished pedals and a
polished Ididit steering column, make it very easy to get very comfortable.
If you're looking for a fully-sorted bruiser that's blindingly fast and
aesthetically exhilarating, come in and experience this handsome Willys
street rod! Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com today.