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  3- 17- 00 Update
Things have been pretty hectic around here lately. Along with being a web developer (since 1994) I also own one of the Nation's top 100 bicycle shops (out of aprox. 9000 shops). The bicycle business gets pretty intense here in March, April, and May, so things might not progress as quickly as you or I might want but I will do my best to update this site weekly with something of interest.

I've really enjoyed all the positive emails I've received lately! Some of you guys have even sent photos of your cars... cool! Maybe when I get more time I'll add a "Virtual Rod Run" section to this site so you can all post photos of your cars here. I did manage to find the time to program a new area. It's a race! and it's about as slow as they come... a pixel at a time. You can now vote for the style mirrors that will go on this car. Once the first car crosses the finish line the site will automatically tell you the winner and what the difference in votes was. This area can be used as a survey for other things in the future.

grill.jpg (14322 bytes)I finally got the grill! It was ordered 6 months ago, so my advice to you my friends is plan ahead. It was worth the wait however. It's a polished Valley aluminum grill and it's a beauty!

This website is kind of like my diary. I tell you things I don't share with anyone else. I live in a family of all women. Before you say LUCKY! let me tell you what it's like being the only male street rodder in a family of girls...

After the grill came in I just HAD to show someone. I brought it in the house to show my wife. Her reaction... "Humn...nice, how much did it cost?" I told her $20 and hurried out. Then I showed my 3 daughters (2 are teenagers) while they were watching TV. They responded with silence until simotainiously they all shouted MOVE!   I guess I was blocking their view. My family has not and never will view this site, so I'm not worried that they'll turn on me in my sleep one night over what I just wrote. When the car is finished they might go for a ride... maybe once.

Lately I've been working on the car about 4 hours a week usually between midnight and 2 am. I don't mind it and find it relaxing, but I do worry a little. What happens if a grinding wheel explodes or I get badly hurt somehow?
Stuff  happens. - No one would look for me until the garbage needs to be taken out. ;)

mockup1.jpg (10328 bytes)The engine builder, Scott Sehr, is back to work on Project33's engine. He had to take a little time off to take his new-born son to Iowa for heart surgery. The little guy is OK now and Scott is caught up enough to start working on the motor again. I had told him the motor could wait, I mean, what's the hurry? Family is way more important than an engine for a car that won't see pavement for another year. I'm glad his son is doing better.

The 700R4 Transmission is about to be built and so I'll be covering this in the near future. Modifications will be mild in this area to make it more streetable. A high stall torque converter is not needed because of the blower. I'll get more into this later.

mockup3.jpg (9194 bytes) Nice headers huh? Yesterday I held them up to my mouth and made engine sounds... can't wait to hear the real thing!  ;)

Sorry, I don't have a picture or audio file. hehehe


Thanks again to all the people who have emailed me with letters of encouragement! One of the best (and unforeseen) things in doing this website is all the fellow street rodders I've "met" through email. I can't wait to meet you all in person at rod runs in the future.

Hey, while I have you here - I'd like to try and get some print coverage (Street Rodder Magazine, Rod & Custom, Street Scene, etc.) to let fellow rodders know this site exists and to help out the great sponsors of this project. If you can help me out I'd really appreciate it! Tell a friend or write an editor if you think this site deserves to be publicized. Thanks, and keep the shiny side up!