Rust Revival 2010 – Wayland, MO


The Rust Revival ‘10 is set for May 21st and 22nd , in Wayland, MO. The Kropdusters Car Club (www.kropdusters.com) are hosting the event with help and advice from friends, family, and car clubs from all over the Midwest, including the Vagabonds (from 7 states), The Rod Dippers (Missouri), Kerosene Kings (Iowa), Opossum Benders (Missouri), andContinue reading “Rust Revival 2010 – Wayland, MO”

Bessel Blocks are now offered at www.Strokerkits.com


                              StrokerKits.com Is Now Offering Bessel Shortblocks  Product Description Bessel Ford 460 Engine Block – 545 or 557 Stroker – $4100.00 Bessel Ford FE 390 Engine Block – 445 Stroker – $4100.00 Bessel Ford 302 Engine Block – 331 or 347 Stroker – $3400.00 add AFR 185 heads $1400.00Continue reading “Bessel Blocks are now offered at www.Strokerkits.com”

Hot Rod Glossary


Aftermarket: Source of parts made by companies other than the original manufacturer. In the hot rod and custom world, the term is used to refer to the many companies that manufacture parts specifically for hot rods and custom cars. Alky: alcohol fuel for racing. aka; methyl alcohol or methanol, a very high-octane fuel.Ardun heads: CreatedContinue reading “Hot Rod Glossary”

Power Steering Hoses


Finally got  my power steering hoses done. I found a local guy that did them for around $160.00 dollars, but  I did re-use my ends. Hopefully I will get the radiator back soon and we can button up everything.

Its Been A While


Since the last time I checked in here we have been very busy. We have stared the re-wiring of the car, installed the new heater / AC set up from Southern Air. We installed a new electric windshield wiper motor from Newport engineering. We shaved the doors and the trunk and installed new solenoids. WeContinue reading “Its Been A While”

1954 Mercury Woodie Monterey 4-door 8 passenger station wagon for sale


1954 Mercury Woodie  Monterey 4-door 8 passenger station wagon. Highlights of model year was new overhead valve “Y-Block” eight replacing Ford’s venerable flathead eight. Ball joint suspension was also new. 11,656 were produced. The wagon has been garaged for the last 20 years still has the y-block, but no tranny. There is rust in theContinue reading “1954 Mercury Woodie Monterey 4-door 8 passenger station wagon for sale”

Pain in the GAS!


I found a new gas tank for the Merc………….. well not really this tank is really for a 56 Ford but the new 54 tanks were outrages on prices.  It seems all workout in the end anyhow.  The back of the car where the gas tank snout come’s out has some rust and we needContinue reading “Pain in the GAS!”

Making A Deadline


         Putting in some serious hours trying to get this car done ASAP as there are some shows coming up I want to take this car to.  These last few nights have been nothing but welding and filling in holes.  Coming up with a look for the hood has taken some serious beer and hard thought decisions.  I feel weContinue reading “Making A Deadline”

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”