Since selling the Meat Truck last year, Matt has been searching for a replacement. One of the main things we needed was a larger box for when we vend at swap meets, and the ability to haul hot rods. That combination is extremely hard to find and by some luck we found the perfect truck, except it’s on the complete opposite side of the US. About a week before leaving for our trip to PNW Matt started looking around online at the trucks that were available for sale, and found this perfect truck. This 1965 F600 runs, drives, and has a very unique box that will fit a hot rod perfectly
Our good friends at Old Yankee Speed have taken the guess work out of the Model A Flathead V8 Conversion. They sell all the necessary brackets and mounts to fully swap a Flathead into your Model A Chassis. The motor and trans mount kit require a few holes to be drilled into the chassis, and the center cross member will require some trimming. The kit is as simple as it gets and made the install of the blown flathead a breeze. Matt usually spends multiple days getting the mounts fabricated and installing and engine. Matt and Steve installed the kit and engine in less than a day! Old Yankee Speed AV8 Conversion – https://www.millworkshotrod.com/colle…
One of the most asked question on any internet forum, or Facebook group seems to involve tires. “What tires should I run on my Hot Rod” seems to be asked time and time again. The real answer is any type of tire, but if you are trying to emulate a certain time period in hot rodding history there are certain styles that were used at specific times. Matt uses a few of the projects in the shop to explain the different looks and styles that were common. This is not the definitive guideline of what tires you should run, but more of a discussion on the subject. Comment below with your favorite hot rod tire combo!!
When building a traditional hot rod wheels can confuse a lot of first time builders and we often receive emails about what to run on their project. A lot of people get mixed up between the different styles of wheels that Ford used, and do not realize there are so many options!! Matt sits down and walks us through the 3 style of wheels that Ford produced. Each style of wheel have different factory options that can be used to further customize your hot rod. There are also a huge variety of hub caps and trim rings that can be swapped around to change the look of your car. While this isn’t every single wheel option for Early Fords this should help you going in the right direction!!
One of our viewers Ed emailed us many months ago about the 1932 Fords that were owned by his father, both with New York drag racing history. Ray Stillwall purchased the 1932 Ford Roadster in 1948 and built the car in stages over the next 10 years. The roadster was raced at many local tracks, and even at the Allentown Fairgrounds back in 1955! Ed’s father was able to purchase the car back in 1970 and after a few other owners it ended back in the hands of Ed. The blue 1932 Ford Tudor was owned by Ed’s father and was also raced all over. This one stayed in the family and Ed continues to drive and race the car today. We enjoyed spending time with Ed and hearing all of the stories of the two 1932 Ford’s in his shop. Thanks for watching
It is not everyday that you receive an email asking if you would be interested in buying a barn full of 1934 Fords, but if you do respond immediately. At first we thought the barn was going to be full of rusty and rotten 34s, the pictures we received told a different story. At that point we knew we had to try to buy it all. We won’t spoil to much in the description so be sure to watch the entire video!!
While visiting Ronnie Roadster Matt filmed a ton of footage while talking with Ron. We wanted to put together a video showing exactly how an Ardun OHV Conversion works for a Ford Flathead engine. Ron is a wealth of knowledge and has over 100k miles on his blue 32 Ford Roadster that’s powered by a blown Ardun. Ron shows us the inner workings of an Ardun valvetrain and some of the tricks that are needed to get them running correctly. A huge thank you to Ron and his wife Laura for letting us visit and film!!
Most car shows happen in the evening or on weekends, not Ted’s Antique Auto Picnic. Local auctioneer Ted Maurer has been running the event for a number of years, and recently our friends at Cabin Fever Auctions has taken over the event. The show starts at 9 am and runs till 2 pm, with a sandwich lunch served buy the church the event is held at. This show brings out some amazing local antique cars that we typically do not see at other local shows. If you local to the Reading Area and would like to attend next year be sure to follow Ted’s Auto Picnic on Facebook!
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