The Drags


Been one hell of a long weekend………The nostalgia drags were as cool as expected below are a few photos of the show and a few from our booth. Make sure you check out our new 4 – Bolt Splayed FE 390 block. Next week-end back to the merc build!

What is a Rat Rod?


Rat rodz  (răt rŏdz): rat rod – ratrod – rat rodz – old school – kustom kulture – hot rod stripped down – lean and mean – what you see is what you get .  A  style of  hot rod or custom car that, in most cases, imitates (or exaggerates) the early hot rods of theContinue reading “What is a Rat Rod?”

Decking The Y- Block


     Its been a busy week here. I have decked the block from the deck height of 9.770″ to 9.734″  a difference of .036″ I am going to be placing the piston .002″ in the hole. The block was not very square from the factory at all the CNC machine really straightened out the block.Continue reading “Decking The Y- Block”

Sitting outside for 17years


This is our 1954  Mercury Sunvalley.  Over the next several month we will be re-working the body and putting a new rat rod on the streets.  The car was once ready for paint but like many projects the funds ran out and the car was placed on the back burner. The body was removed from the frameContinue reading “Sitting outside for 17years”

The 1954 Mercury Sun Valley


The 1954 Mercury Sun Valley was the beneficiary of one of the more memorable advertising campaigns of the 1950s. “The heart of a city at night gleams with its own stars of neon and marquee. This is a magnificent sight … All the richness and color reaches you. Yet the intensity is softened, filtered byContinue reading “The 1954 Mercury Sun Valley”