Monthly Archives: August 2010

Post Monterey – Whats next?

Still recovering…  The car is back in the shop getting a new cam and other minor bugs worked out (oil leaks etc.) — I’m hoping to test her thoroughly before the end of summer; either at Buttonwillow or Thunderhill raceway. … Continue reading

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SpeedTV Coverage – schedule

Quick update. Here is the schedule for the SpeedTV coverage of the event and my interview. The Speed show will be aired on (EST): Fri., Sep. 17 at 8:00 p.m. Sat., Sep. 18 at 1:00 a.m. Fri., Sep. 24 at … Continue reading

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Monterey Day 3 – SpeedTV & The Checkered Flag!

Well today was an amazing day. SpeedTV interviewed me for a featured spot about the car during their coverage of the event (should air in a week or two, I will update the site as soon as I have more … Continue reading

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Monterey Day 2 – Photos

Here are some photos from today — there were tons of people and lots of interest in the car. I also got interviewed by Classic Cars Magazine a UK Print and online magazine today, super excited about that…. On track … Continue reading

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Monterey Day 1 – CAM oh cam….

Hi guys, drove the car today and had a little bit of an issue with the cam, looks like driver error (mine) on breaking the cam in I let it idle too low (1000rpm) on pregrid before we went out … Continue reading

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We made it…

Made it to the track OK— sorry no photos yet at the track (been working on 30mins of sleep here ) more tomorrow I promise and a video or two if I can show my Dad how to use my … Continue reading

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Day 25 – “Gentlemen.. START YOUR ENGINES” we are donnnnnnnnnnnneeeeeee!

Whew! Its 5:21am and the crew and myself have been up more then 24hrs finishing the car, but we are DONE! — Its been an amazing journey — so many folks to thank! I’ll have to do that in a … Continue reading

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Amazing painting by Paul Aleman

Paul Aleman painted this incredible image, inspired by this restoration project. Thank you Paul! This is amazing work

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Day 20 & 21 – Stickers, its getting really close!

Today we lowered the car off the jackstands for the first time in nearly a month. Man she looks good! – Things to do still: 1) fuel system 2) grill/misc. trim installation 3) finish brakes 4) run her around the … Continue reading

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Day 19 – Doors and cage in

The doors are on, cage is back in the car — if all goes well we should have a ready car by Sunday!

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Day 18 – First engine start!

The day you’ve all be waiting for — today we started the Chevy Big Block 427 and Roy Mayne’s 1965 Impala came to life for the first time in over 40+ years!

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Day 16, 17 – Wheels and radiator

We are making steady progress — Today the custom made wheels came, thanks to Stockton Wheel they exactly duplicated the original wheels and color. We also installed the radiator and front supports today. I keep promising a video of our … Continue reading

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