Category Archives: Modifying Cars

When Great Cars Come Together

Yup, the first Saturday of November brought out a passel of cars.  Some of these are exceptional and all of them are interesting.  So take a good look…. Nothing quite like a copper toned Chevy pickup! How about a row … Continue reading

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Ate BLUE–we’ll miss you old buddy

Ate has been a favorite brake fluid manufacturer for those of us that are higher performance car floggers, or at least think we are.  It has a nice high (dry) boiling point 536 F and wet at 392 F.  It … Continue reading

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P71–a Tune Up

This morning I took a trip over to Piedmont Custom Motorsports so that I could get the P71 on a dyno and have it tuned.  The modifications that I’ve done were not a lot, but they were substantial in terms … Continue reading

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Hey, What’s that stuff in my oil?

It was a nice clear Indiana morning as I drove toward Fort Wayne. The sun was working its way up in the east and the road was clear ahead. There was a crop duster plane doing its thing in the … Continue reading

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Stella’s Body Shop–Its not what you think…

As I made my way from Pipestone, MN, to New Ulm, I passed through Springfield and (almost) drove past Stella’s Body Shop. Wow, where did this place come from?  Prior to this Minnesota consisted of large vistas of cornfields.  Cornfields … Continue reading

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The P71 visits ADTR!

We were on our way out of Los Angeles and it was the one chance we would have for the P71 to meet ADTR – the source of many of its magical parts. Chris has been very helpful with all … Continue reading

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The Petersen

There is no automotive museum quite like it.  The Petersen publishing company’s legacy and homage to California automotive history and culture. I had the good fortune to have an entre to this gem of a museum by none other than … Continue reading

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It’s Not My Fault

Look I know that I’ve revealed some of the special powers of the P71 to you folks, but really it has nothing to do with all the heat that is now where I am staying.  I kept the speed down … Continue reading

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My Last Stop in AZ–LC Engineering

Its going to be hot today.  Very hot.  No more tongue in cheek comments about dry heat.  These are record-breaking temperatures.  I have plenty of water in the P71 and I keep two chilled bottles in the console. Today I … Continue reading

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Midland, TX–Tribute to Jim Hall

I don’t mind saying that Jim Hall is one of my heroes.  In the 1960’s and 1970’s he seemed magical.  He was doing things with race cars that just blew everyone away.  It all came out of his shop in … Continue reading

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