The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JAKE'S-Pumpkinella54, Oct 26, 2009.
What finish is that on your grill?? I like that
i did satin nickel . ... thanks not my ride ... but check my profile .
Great thread...amazing how many people drive there cars everyday!
Heres my 51, it sits on the curb and I drive it everywhere everyday when im not in the big work truck (which I need as its loaded with equipment)! People trip out when I park it in structures or parking lots etc....all I hear is "I cant believe you leave that here, arent you worried?" I built it to drive, so its driven...I already have one car to worry about that stays all safe in the garage under cover, I dont need two!!!
Keep posting fellas
Here is an update of my daily driver. I last posted in this thread in2010. August of 2011 my friend Steve Barcak (Applekrate) & I got in my 61 Tempest, with over 500K on it, & drove to Norwalk Ohio & back from Phoenix AZ. 4460 miles round trip in 10 days. We attended the Ames Try Power Nationals. Largest all Pontiac event in the world. On the way to Norwalk, we visited a Pontiac museum in Pontiac Ill. & also went to the air space museum at Write Patterson in Dayton Ohio. Here are some pics of the trip.
Loaded up & leaving Phoenix Az.
Truck stop in Tucumcary Nm.
Sunrise in StLouis
Steve Barcak & "Betsy" In front of the Pontiac museum in Pontiac Ill.
Me & "Betsy"
At the Write Patterson Museum, Dayton Ohio
On the show field in Norwalk Ohio
Me getting awards from High Performance Pontiac & furthest driven awards
That is Badass
Yep, the old V-6 GMC I have gets about 12.... hasn't been a daily since I bought a used '92 Ford.. before that, 7 days a week, rain or shine..
This is my year round daily...283, 10.5:1, solid lifter cam, Muncie m21 4 speed, electric wipers, power brakes, and heat. Also my only vehicle.
Been on the road for 2 1/2 years.
Some of ya have seen it before . . . but in this thread.
3-1/2 years and 44,000 miles under the wheels since this became my daily driver (currently my only driver).
as of Saturday!!!
What's with all the OT rides?
LOL. I was just getting ready to post about hearing the OT police sirens!
hi zman . .. i was to tired...... mata must be nice !nice ride
Here's mine at my work last week. 6000+ miles on it in about 10 months. I need to update the build thread and my gallery but I'm having too much fun driving it.
Loveley little GM cars. Buick and Olds made their version as well, but i think Pontiac is the nicest of the 3. The "number" plate is ace BTW
It needs skinny whites to compliment the white roof thou.
so cool, i see you around it this Olds a lot!!
Have allways ran white walls but they are getting hard to get in the size I run. Had this new set of tires I mounted up just for the trip. Took of whites that had 45K miles on them.
Owned the truck for 14 yrs and done about 63,000 miles.
Its always been fabulously reliable.
Just a couple mods , pertronix ign, '56 truck diff and brakes.
Original 216 / 4spd.
sweet posts ... please hamb stuff only thanks . . better hear it from me than others , ,
Better watch out they'll start calling you Sheriff.
Sweet '40 Chevy, Dusty!
lol zman " that post was for you "
I was just gonna say that!!
7 days a week.
Bad Bob pic.
My daily/shop truck.
Since it was rebuilt in '01 48 F1
Driven since I got it!!!
38,000 miles and still rollin strong
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