Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Speedo Accuracy, Meet the SCU2000

After fitting the new rims speedo accuracy has proved to be an issue.

When I bought the truck it had the 20’s fitted as opposed to the standard 16’s and I noticed the  Jet SCU2000 fitted to adjust for the rim change effect on the speedo and no doubt remove the top speed limitation.

Jet SCU2000

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

My Jet SCU2000 Installation

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I’ve now got to RTFM to see how to set things for the new rim configuration, watch this space!

Under the A!

After painting under the bonnet/hood I took a look at the underside.

I must admit I’ve been putting this task off because it’s not the most pleasant.

I’ve added a few old pictures from a few years back to show the difference!

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Looks a bit better now, but will need a few more coats as it’s sucking up the paint.

 

Under the Hood

Doing a little bit of under hood/bonnet painting before the weather gets too cold to get outside. Not exactly concours but looks a bit better. Much more left to do, but as you can see we’ve come quite a way!

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40 Years At HOT ROD, the Marlan Davis Saga – Hot Rod Network Thom Taylor

40 Years At HOT ROD, the Marlan Davis Saga

40 Years At HOT ROD, the Marlan Davis Saga

 

Forty years at one company is crazy, but that’s the landmark we’re celebrating for HOT ROD’s very unique, devoted, and walking GM part-number catalog, Marlan Davis. Forty years! You know him as HOT ROD’s Tech Editor par excellence—and he’s that, for sure. But Marlan is somewhat of a mystery, even to the staff, as his desert residence in Neenach, California, isolates him from city hustle and bustle, making commutes into Los Angeles a long haul and sightings at the HOT ROD mothership rare.

Great article on Marlan Davis from Thom Taylor here at The Hot Rod Network 

 

 

Cars Retrieved From Floods — Is There Hope? – Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage – Cars Retrieved From Floods — Is There Hope?

Following my previous article “Should You Buy a Flood Damaged Car” I carried on researching into the subject especially in regards to cars of the classic variety and came across an interesting article and approach from the Second Chance Garage Website.

The article describes a pragmatic step by step approach to tackling the restoration of a water damaged vehicle, you can read it here

 

 

New Rims for the S10 Xtreme 

I have never liked the rims that were on my S10 Xtreme when I bought it. The main worry was the offset of the wheels needing large wheel spacers. Just getting the wheel stud extensions off the original wheel studs was a challenge in itself. I think the Silver Rallye Wheels look a lot better. I have some baby moon caps to fit but they are a bit of a loose fit and will need adjustment

Spec is as follows :
15×8 Silver Rallye and 235/60×15 Galaxy RWL on the front

15×10 Silver Rallye and 275/60×15 Galaxy RWL on the rear

I wanted to have as much wheel and tyre as possible without spacers.

Thanks to North Hants Tyres

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After the Flathead the Ford Y-Block V8 Engine

After the Flathead

The Ford Y Block V8

 

The venerable hot rodders favourite Ford Flathead V8 reached the end of it’s life, (at least in the States :)), in 1953 and it was followed up by the introduction of the Y Block OHV V8 in 1954.

The Y Blocks came in 239, 256 cubic inch variants for 1954, for 1955 272 and 292 cubic inch units were added.

In 1956 the 312 cubic inch motor was added to the range, this engine family ran until 1964 when it was replaced by the Windsor and Cleveland V8’s

For a really good detailed look at the Y Block V8 and where it was utilised you can read here at the motor-car.co.uk website.

 

The Famous Horse Beating 1932 Ford “Pete Henderson” Roadster Sold for $192,500 at RM Sotheby’s Hershey Auction

1932 Ford

1932 Ford “Pete Henderson” Roadster

 

As the story goes, back in 1944, a guy with a quick quarter horse won countless bets challenging hot cars to a race. This roadster, however, had a reputation as the quickest car in the San Fernando Valley. With Pete Henderson behind the wheel, in a specially staged race held in La Habra, and witnessed by a large crowd, including speed equipment gurus Vic Edelbrock Sr., Ed Winfield, and Phil Weiand, this deuce was the only car that ever won. Ernie McAfee took a famous grainy photo showing the roadster edging out the horse. Noted hot rod racer Ak Miller and writer Gray Baskerville always said they could trace the origins of ¼-mile drag racing to that famous contest.

The full listing can be found here

 

 

Model “A” Ford Refilled with STOPNOX at 17 Cents a Gallon – From “The Old Motor”

The Old Motor

1930 Model “A” Ford Refilled with STOPNOX at 17 Cents a Gallon

Interesting article from The Old Motor about the issues with spark knock, pinging and detonation back in the day.

Fuel with tetraethyllead additive names like STOPNOX and other references to either ethyl or  nox in the name was common back in the day.

You can read the full article here

 

The Miraculous Miniature Model T Fords of Ruben Vinyolas – From Mac’s Motor City Garage

The Miraculous Miniature Model T Fords of Ruben Vinyolas

The Miraculous Miniature Model T Fords of Ruben Vinyolas

Ruben’s Model T models are exceptional, see the article here on the Mac’s Motor City Garage blog

Ruben Vinylos of Argentina builds meticulously detailed scale models of the Model T Ford. Inspired in part, he says, by Bruce McCalley’s classic 1994 book, Model T Ford: The Car That Changed the World, his exquisite replicas are almost indistinguishable from the real thing

You can see more of Ruben’s work at his website here