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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mick Coyne, Jan 17, 2019.
Another hard running willys. Quain Stotts , gotta love it.
Hi Mike, I haven't seen that car in person but remember him as a Pro Mod racer.
Isn't the Grand Illusion running an injected sbc w/a clutch?
Didn't he also build or help build the Moonlighter?
Think it was Ford powered, for Gene Cromer I think...
correct me if I'm wrong.
Mick. Quains willys was injected but I think he went back to a tunnel ram.All the South East Gassers are stick, or most of them. To my knowledge Quian is involved with the Moonlighter willys. Runs a ford engine. A real gasser from way back, Gene still racing the car.
Sure like those Ford engines MIke.
We went to the Cobra Experience [museum] in Martinez, Ca yesterday,
that was incredible.
We've got some W Gassers out here too then a lot of fiberglass ones like these as well;
I dig the old stuff,
I had previously replaced the rear quarter elliptic springs in the car with the incorrect ones leaving the car way too high in the rear. 72 years old and having a bad back I finally wrote a check to them replaced with the correct ones. Now the stance is back the way it was and I can drive it again.
It's been hiding in the garage most of 2018 because of this, felt good driving it again Tuesday!
Here's a few before and after shots,
Like night and day!
Thanks Paul, first time it's been on a rack since I've had it anyway.
Looks right on the money. How was the drive?
Looks Much Better! Care to share info on the springs?
100% better, I wasn't embarrassed to drive it for one thing [it looked dumb before].
What's that song? "On the road again?"
the first springs I used were just a bit short causing the shackles to flop over, fortunately the
fender didn't hit the tire.
They were Q1 springs from Posies.
The second pair were heavy duty so I thought I'd try them but they caused the rear of the car to sit way too high, they were the Q1H springs from Posies.
The current pair are Q1s again but I had them custom made 1/2" longer, perfect!
Very Nice,Thanks Mick.
Do I see a 33 Dodge pickup?
An old friend of mine built one in the mid 1960s.
I helped him chop the top, that was exciting!
He bought it with a 389 Pontiac engine and told me he was installing a 6 in it,WTF???
He built a bad azz GMC 301 with 5 carbs, home made wild looking headers, a Muncie 4-speed and 456s.
That truck was fast!
Good looking pickup!
Yeah,that's my old 35 Dodge . 392,T -10,I've had it 17 years now.Driven it to Bonneville 3 times.Been a good truck.
Couldn't have installed an better motor [Mopar in a Mopar] and trans combo!
Sounds like it's dependable pickup and glad to hear you're putting some good miles on it.
Bonneville three times, nice!
Forgot to mention, one of the locals has an early Dodge Pickup
but stuck a little Ford in it..should have installed a Mopar in it IMHO.
Mick. Cool post on the springs. Posies is 4 miles from my place. I grew up with his kids, we all went to the same school and hung out with the same kids. Ken DUTCH Fenical , aka POSIE Has always been the top hot rod builder around here.
Nice connection Mike, Hummelstown PA, right?
Here's a couple of shots at The Dreams Machines in 2012, Half Moon Bay,Ca.
Our former drag strip,
Yea Mick. Hummlestown Pa. right outside of Hershey. Most of us can not afford a Posies car. LOL.
I know what you men, I could only afford the springs!
Front row standing...left to right:
1] Dave Wilken Blue Max Funny Car crew member
2] another crew member-same car
3] Frank Pisano, owner of Venolia Pistons and friend of our group member Rob Padrick.
4] Dale "Snail" Emery, driver of the Pure Hell "car" and also was the chief engine builder
and overseer of the operation on the Blue Max Funny Car.
5] Dale Armstrong, winner of 12 NHRA events in alcohol dragster, altereds and Funny
Cars throughout the '70s. Not to mention Crew Chief of Kenny Bernstein's first dragster
to hit 300 mph.
6] Fred "Waterbed" Miller [don't ask], Crew Chief of the Blue Max Funny Car.
7] "Lil" John Lombardo, Funny Car driver.
Back row sitting on the left is our friend Shara, yours truly, Louie Force and my friend Bill.
Bill introduced me to Louie Force [John's brother] in 2009 at Bakersfield [drag races] that opened
a can of worms.
Louie sounds just like his brother, what a character!
him later, Mick
Louie is a wild man!
Short video, says it's a BBC but it's not, it's a Hemi.
Some people do not know that louie is Johns brother. Great and very different wheel stander. COOL.
Hey Mike, you're right.
Spending the weekend with Louie at the track was a kick to say the least.
Because we got introduced to him, we got to meet a bunch of the great from the past.
He really liked the coupe, reminded him of the old days.
We've e-mailed back and forth quite a few times, holidays now.
Here's a couple of inside shots at John's shop in Indy back, these are all
old shots now.
John's daughter's ABC, Ashley, Brittany and Courtney.
Louie in shorts with the family.
He has since moved to Florida,
So much for writing checks, guess I'll never learn.
Had a leak at the pumpkin so I took it apart yesterday while the wife cleaned the wheels and tires.
Going easy with my back, I'll put it back together sometime this week, Mick
Mick. My cage is about 85% done. I will try and post up some pictures this week end. Still have a bunch of little stuff to figure out , but it is looking real nice.
Looking forward to seeing it Mike.
A local youngster has a Valiant with a slant 6 and wanted to install a small blower on it.
I don't have a machine shop but I volunteered anyway.
I made a thick steel support mount, then I "machined" a piece of phenolic [spellcheck] spacer.
Got the pulleys lined up right on the money.
I used the black plastic for ease of "machining" and to keep the fuel cool!
He didn't like it and had a piece of aluminum made instead but he has a blown slant 6,
This of course was quite a while ago as usual,
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