Wednesday, October 30, 2013
With all the updates we scheduled with Robert McGaffin on his PHR Project Olds '65 Olds 4-4-2, I kept looking the stock dash. And thinking how awful the stock "sweeper" speedo was. And then there was the gauge panel installed beneath the dash with the "missing" gauges that Detroit often left out of a dash in favor or idiot lights. I think this looks much better, don't you? Photo: McGaffin Digital Photography.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
So, Peter A. rang up the shop and said to me, "hey, I've got this '58 Bel Air that someone cut the roof off of. And I'd like something a bit different. You'll never guess what we have planned for this unsuspecting maligned '58. But it involves a stellar body mod, and "hauling the mail."
So you thought you seen everything? No. You haven't. HRCC is proud to announce (although a bit remiss) Project Violent Valiant!! A Plymouth Valiant is not exactly top of mind when tasked with building a kick ass race car. At a typical GoodGuys Autocross event, it’s tough to get noticed in a field dominated by Camaro’s, Nova’s and Chevelle’s running LS based motors. The Violent Valiant will hopefully help inspire the non-GM crowd to participate, and perhaps even think outside the box. We thought that the Valiant would be perfect because it is a small, light car and these A-body Mopars are almost built from the factory to be race cars. There’s not going to be much factory stuff left when we are done, but it is a great starting platform. Violent will feature Max Wedge based power with a Hilborn Fuel Injection backed by a Tremec T-56. Like our Raybestos 1964 GTO-R Giveaway Car, the Valiant will get a purpose built HRCC chassis in the style of vintage Trans Am racers with a healthy dose of modern technology. Look for the Violent Valiant at an Autocross or Road Racing event near you in 2014. WHY BUILD A ‘64 VALIANT? FOLLOW THE BUILD EXCLUSIVELY ON: BANGshift!