Wednesday, November 26, 2014

AMX / Javelin Hop-Up Stage One

Hi-Performance Cars began it's look at the Javelin with this first overview, titled PROJECT 390 SUPER JAVELIN: DYNO-TUNING PART 1 OF A NEW SERIES.
Here's the info they presented that issue...

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Installing AMX / Javelin Exhaust Pipes

It's not easy to find vintage information on how the AMC crowd beefed up their rides back in the day. Fortunately, Hi-Performance magazine was all over it, and did a series of pony car hop-ups, including this nice spread on hanging pipes off your street rig for maximum breathing, and great looks!

Monday, November 24, 2014

The 1958 Wichita Drag Wagon Dragster

The Wichita Drag Wagon dragster was the brainchild of Duane Rose and Lloyd Davis. They decided to make the switch from a 1948 Mercury flathead to this 1956 Pontiac set-up with Potvin stick and four stromberg carbs providing the breathing. It won over 25 trophies, and was one the rare engine set-ups running at the time.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Vintage Star Trek Harley Dash

Leave it to Harley owners to flout convention, especially back in the day when things like "speed limits" were a nuisance, not a guideline. This guy decided 120 wasn't going to cut it, and reconfigured his readings to "Warp Factor" 500!
Another classic hog rider!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Dissect A Dash: The Fred Stebbins Roadster

The Fred Stebbins homebuilt special is a masterpiece of ingenuity. Using fiberglass molds, a boat windshield and a Crosley donor, he made a throwback-styled to-scale hot rod, that even for his time was a 50's tribute, in 1970.

The dash is simple, clean, and unique. He's running the Sun Tach (at first blush; it could be SW, very hard to see through the pixels), a Stewart Warner pressure gauge, and the timeless Stewart Warner -made Crosley "four-in-one" gauge cluster.

Here's a closeup shot of that Crosley cluster. It's really a beautiful set.

Sometimes using what you have results in the perfect design; in this case, it's 100% true!