LLegue al Zone, pt. II
We seem to make an AutoZone parking lot repair stop on every road trip we take. Most recently, we wet down the lot at a Las Vegas AutoZone when we replaced the CC/Rambler's bloated upper radiator hose. This particular 'Zone was OK with us-it had copies of Car Craft on its magazine rack. Donk Box & Bubble was nowhere to be seen.
Our chop saw proves once again that it is worth its weight in gold. We needed to hack a section of the mounting tabs off the slapper bars before mounting them on the CC/Rambler. The blade didn't even slow down. And pictures with sparks are cool. Need a chop saw like this one? Go to eastwood.com.
The car may not be cool, but it is finally painted. McGann's '86 Caprice got the suede treatment over the first weekend of June after spending months in bare steel getting dents pounded out and extraneous trim holes welded closed. The paint is Hot Rod Flat Black from Kustom Shop. It's a two-part urethane, which means it's UV resistant and waterproof. Next project: Yank the embarrassing TBI V-6 and drop in a real engine.
Rambler, meet Ranger
There isn't a lot of space in Los Angeles, and driving a crew-cab longbed Silverado with a fullsize trailer with a racer's toolbox attached is like painting a big bull's-eye on your butt so idiots in a Volvo can drill their junk right into you. Paying $150 in gas for a round trip to the track is no skip through the playground either. Our solution is to eliminate the trailer completely and use a towbar behind the '67 F250 for a little more speed and agility in traffic, and to solicit the help of some old-school steel bumpers, a loud V-8, and orange paint to scare the herd of Priuses back into the slow lane. Get out of the way!
Kiss My Grits
One of the souvenirs we could have picked up at the Year One Experience in Atlanta. There actually were a lot of pretty girls there, too.