Monday, December 21, 2009

The Stang






This Mustang was my 2008 project. It is a 1969 Daytona Metallic Blue coupe. It was equipped with a 302 High Performance V-8, with Edelbrock Performance manifold and new Performance Holley carb, headers, Pertronix electronic ignition, mild cam, power steering & brakes, a C-4 transmission and no Bondo. New black interior with deluxe console. The hood scoop is functional and had working directional signals on the back of the scoop. Factory A/C with new style compressor and every gauge worked including the window washer. It took a lot of time and many new parts along with some excellent painting by Mills Bros. Paint & Body shop (Tampa) to bring her to show condition. This one was a real eye catcher and a strong runner that won a number of trophies including two Peoples Choice Awards.


Note directional signals on rear of hood scoop. ( Also shown in dash )
They gathered quite a bit of attention when stopped at a red light at
night and the cars next to you could see the hood scoop flashing.










Not sure when I will work on another Mustang but this one was a lot of fun.
The Daytona Blue Metallic paint and detailed engine certainly got a lot of attention!


Sold to a Mustang fan from Texas.



To see the 1968 GTO click on the Older Post below.





My GTO













The backboard was hand painted by Diadema Designs www.DiademaDesigns.com














Well I finally got my 1968 GTO in 2007. Had a great time really getting this car into show shape. She has won about 45 trophies. Four Best of Show. The interior has been reworked and the rich red interior and white exterior catches lots of eyes. It has a 400 engine that has an Edelbrock Pontiac Performance manifold and Edelbrock 750 cfm carb, Crane cam, 4-Speed with factory Hurst shifter, Headman headers, Pertronix Flame Thrower electronic ignition and a 3:70 Posi rear end.  Compression is 10.75 / 1.   I just recently added a pair or Flowmaster Super 44s which have the highest flow rate of any of their mufflers, with the exception of their racing series.  In addition to the mufflers I installed a crossover pipe to increase scavenging in the exhaust system which in turn increases HP and Torque.   I occasionally put a stuffed tiger in the backseat at shows which was how Pontiac originally advertised the car. It was Motor Trend's "Car of the Year" in 1968. With approx 390 + HP and over 470 pounds of torque I named this one the "Beast". I really enjoy the power and torque a big block produces even at moderate RPMs. The feeling of being pushed back in your seat through every gear is nice too.

Don't think I'll ever part with this one!







Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Little Work For A Friend

This is a project I worked on for a friend who's restaurant, the Conga Cafe, (excellent Latin food) was a former sponsor of a Classic Car show. As you can see this is an MG clone on a VW chassis that needed a little TLC. I also did a small amount of mechanical work on it.

I was surprised to find as I began to work on the car that it was actually very well constructed and the exterior parts were of high quality and fit. Many of my neighbors who stopped by to see the car thought it was an original MG. I only had one day with the car but I feel it came out ok. This is a great little car to cruise in; gets its share of attention and very economical to operate. Hard to beat that combo.



BEFORE













AFTER





















Friday, December 18, 2009

CUSTOM PAINTED TRUNK BACKBOARD

EVEN THE MOST DETAILED TRUNKS ARE TYPICALLY THE MOST MUNDANE AREA OF A GREAT LOOKING CAR. THESE CUSTOM TRUNK BOARD COVERS COMPLETE THE OVERALL SUPERIOR APPEARANCE OF YOUR CAR TO BOTH JUDGES AND ADMIRERS.

The following trunk board picture of the 6.5 Liter Emblem was hand painted from approximately a 2" x 2" picture I cut out of a parts catalog. Chief Pontiac was also a 2" x 2" picture from a catalog. At my request Gran Turismo Omologato was written to encircle Chief Pontiac's image.

These Custom Backboards are hand painted on artist quality canvas, which are very easily attached to the backboard using spray adhesive.

This is a real eye catcher at car shows and cruise-ins. When viewed it is obvious that it is a custom made product and not a commercial product with a logo from Chevy, Ford or Mopar.

Prices begin in the $125 range, plus materials, and can vary due to size and complexity.

 If you would like additional information regarding these Custom Backboards or are in need of reasonabley priced professional graphic art work and web site development, email my daughter Amanda at Diadema Designs. www.DiademaDesigns.com