Rod Blog
Total Record: 77   -    Display 1 of 30   Next 30
Display

2021

Supporting Vendor Phoenix Transmission Products

We have two unique and specialized facilities. The first serves our local Weatherford, Texas automatic transmission rebuilding and repair customers. We also do torque converter rebuilding and balancing, clutch repair, flywheel repair and machining, rear axle and differential repair and service, transfer case and 4X4 repair and service, and overdrive conversions on both modern and vintage cars and trucks.

The other is to provide our U.S. and international customers the very best in custom-buil...
2021

75th Birthday Present

What a way to spend your birthday.


Fred Whitaker Coming home from his 75th birthday dinner my wife and I had a car pull out in front of us. Thankfully I had installed 3 point shoulder seat belts. Rounding up parts and starting to rebuild. Willie Moore Streetrodding...
2021

New Supporting Vendor Rust Bullet

According to extensive independent scientific testing, Rust Bullet® is the most effective, longest lasting, easiest to use rust/corrosion-control product on the market. Rust Bullet Automotive Formula has been awarded two United States Patents for its advanced technologies, providing phenomenal adhesion and superior protection. It is UV resistant and won’t fade, crack, or peel. Use for all your automotive applications including undercarriages, frames, floor pans, rocker panels, suspension, and mo...
2021

Classic car museum St Augustine FL

Classic car museum St Augustine FL.

Finally was able to get out of town even with the current situation in the US. Covid and then the SNOVID of 2021. Man I am ready for summer. Here are a few photos from the classic car museum. The cars are awesome and the folks who own the place are awesome as well. Worth the time to stop by and see all the cool stuff. Willie Moore Streetrodding...
2021

Web Sit Upgrade Streetrodding

It is once again time to make some programming changes to Streetrodding. The current system and layout are functioning as it should but the operating system is outdated. We will be rolling out the new site in the next month or so. Please email or post any ides you have on changes you would like to see or things you would be interested in adding. Thanks Willie Moore Streetrodding...
2021

A Great Idea

A Great Idea. Now here is a guy who does some great work. Very nice idea indeed and cost a whole lot less that a real safe. Not sure if it is Fire Proof. Willie Moore Streetrodding...
2021

Edelbrock Group

Edelbrock Group, a Southern California-based manufacturer and distributor of aftermarket auto parts, will soon be shuttering its Torrance headquarters which employs 270 workers.

In a recent notice sent to the state Employment Development Department, the company said employee layoffs would begin Jan. 15 and end March 31. The closure will affect 217 hourly workers and 53 salaried employees.

The Torrance facility includes executive offices as well as sales, advertising and marketing departmen...
2021

Good Guys Salt Lake City

While 2020 will not be remembered fondly by many for very obvious reasons it will be remembered for bringing a new motorsports event to The Wasatch. One that circumstances surrounding the pandemic could have easily put the brakes on. But for those souls of internal combustion and custom car culture, it did not happen.



In late 2019 it was announced that Salt Lake City would host their first-ever Good guys event in 2020. Originally scheduled for the weekend of May 14-16 the event was postpo...
2020

Cruising the coast 2020 Update

In Spite of all the cancellations this year the show still went on in Biloxi. There were a lot of cars and all the events went on as planned. I would say not as busy as last year but still everyone had a great time. Willie Moore Streetrodding...
2020

Pate 2021 Dates

View Newsletter In Your Browser

48TH PATE SWAP MEET
APRIL 29- MAY 1, 2021
TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY - FORT WORTH, TEXAS
THE TEXAS TWO STEP - The 2020 Pate Swap Meet rescheduled for October 1-3 has been CANCELLED. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and following crowd size restrictions, the Governor's mandate and with health concern for our Vendors, Patrons and Staff there is no alternative. The next Pate Swap Meet is now scheduled for our regular annual time of April 29 thru May 1, 2021. Plea...
2020

Houston Auto Rama 2020 Cancelled

Houston Auto Rama 2020 Cancelled. Just heard this today. This is truly a test in just how obedient the country will be. Maybe 2021 will be a better year....
2020

Cruising 2020 Update

Hello Everyone:
We hope this finds you all well, healthy and happy.
Let’s answer the big question most of you have: Cruisin’ The Coast 2020 is still a “GO” as
of this writing. We are moving ahead with our plans and hope for the best in October, which is
still a little ways away. As you will see inside, we have been busy pulling everything together,
planning to see you in October.
We’ve been placing a lot of focus on health and safety. We will follow federal, state and local
guidelines as ...
2020

Cruising the coast 2020

Cruising the coast 2020. For now the show is still on and has not been cancelled. I was in Biloxi this past week and the rumor is the show will be cancelled. We will just have to wait and see. If you have plans to go I would go ahead and make the trip. Everything is open and the weather is always good. Willie Moore StreetRodding...
2020

Pate Swap Meet cancelled

48TH PATE SWAP MEET

THE OCTOBER DATE HAS BEEN POSTPONED!
Due to the crowd-size restriction imposed by the State of Texas not being lifted in time, October 1st through the 3rd dates for Pate Swap Meet has been postponed but will return at our regular time in April of 2021.

Click Here To See The Video and the Full Announcement

We deeply regret the need for this action but the health and safety of our visitors, vendors and volunteers must come first.

When the initial government restri...
2020

Pomona swap meet pending

Hello Swap Fans,

We sure miss seeing everyone at the Pomona Swap Meet. We miss the people, vendors, cars, trucks, parts, and the vibe. Unfortunately, we’ve been forced to cancel another swap meet - August 9th. The Los Angeles County Public Health Dept. has deemed us an event and no events are allowed in L.A. County at this time. Currently, the Fairplex is closed for events until further notice. Make no mistake though, We Will Be Back! Once this Covid issue is over and we’re allowed to re-open...
2020

This too shall pass

Imagine you were born in 1900. When you are 14, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday with 22 million people killed. Later in the year, a Spanish Flu epidemic hits the planet and runs until you are 20. Fifty million people die from it in those two years. Yes, 50 million.

When you're 29, the Great Depression begins. Unemployment hits 25%, global GDP drops 27%. That runs until you are 33. The country nearly collapses along with the world economy. When you turn 39, World War II star...
2020

Pate swap meet still on for October

48TH PATE SWAP MEET

PATE SWAP MEET STILL ON!
We have been fielding a few calls, e-mails and web conversations about the status of the Pate Swap Meet for October 1 - 3, 2020. In light of the amount of news coverage about COVID-19 up-tick, we thought it would be a good idea to send a general announcement to everyone as an update.

Yes, as far as we know at this time, the Pate Swap Meet is still a GO(!) as planned.

We are keeping a close eye on the medical data and monitoring the situatio...
2020

Nice write up from a fellow Streetrodder


Thomas Brewer

Nice write up from a fellow Streetrodder


I may have screwed up as a significant other, a Son, or as a friend, because I don't always say or do the "right things". I have a smart mouth, I have secrets, and I have scars, because I have a history. Some people love me, some like me, and some people don't. I have done good in my life. I have done bad in my life. I don't get dressed up half the time. I am random, and I am silly. I will not pretend to be someone I am not. I am ...
2019

Put a price on it

Cruising the Coast 2019. We just got in from cruising the coast and what a great week we had. So many cars to see and great folks to visit with. This is the 3rd year we have attended this show and we will be back next year. I will have the photos up in a few days. As always there were many cars for sale. I would say that maybe 10% of the for sale signs I saw actually had a price listed. I just do not understand why someone would put a for sale sign on a car and not list the price. I have sold hu...
2020

Buyer Beware

Buyer Beware. I have bought many cars online and site unseen. I buy just by looking at the photos and asking questions about the condition. For the most part gone are the days of truth and a hand shake deal. When buying a car in this manner ask a lot of questions and if someone tells you they do not know you can take it one of two ways. Either they do not know or they just do not want to say. I have seen it both ways. Get some great photos and look the photos over closely. Ask a lot of question...
2020

CPP Power steering gear box

CPP Power steering gear box. Working on getting the power steering gear box hosed up on my 1955 Chevy. Here are a few things I have learned. There are two fillings on the gear box an inlet and a return. Neither are marked on the gear box. Both fittings where the hoses connect to the gear box are the same size. Unscrew the fittings and you will see one is larger than the other where it screws into the gear box. The larger one will be the pressure inlet and the smaller is the return line. A small ...
2020

Red Diamond sweet Tea

Red Diamond sweet Tea. Wow can you believe the signs of the times. I saw gas yesterday for $1.18 here in Alvin Texas at a local dive gas station next to a local smoke shop. How long has it been since you have seen that price. I was in HEB yesterday picking up a few things and look Red Diamond sweet Tea a Texas main stay by many a folks description is at $2.38 a Gallon. Hard to believe that a gallon of sweet tea costs more than a gallon of Gas. Gotta Love Texas my friends. Willie Moore Streetrodd...
2020

New Friend in Belgium

New Friend in Belgium. I recently sold a 37 Chevy coupe to a man overseas. I received a phone call today from a man in New Friend in Belgium who has been working to make some repairs on the Chevy coupe. The coupe looked very slick on the top, Nice paint, Decent interior, ran and drove like an old hot rod does. Usually when the car looks good and runs decent I do not spend a lot of time looking over the welds, Alignment, Bolt up on the chassis and such. I want to thank Wes at Cobble Stone Customs...
2020

Crappy Craftsmanship

Crappy Craftsmanship

I pick up a 37 Chevy coupe a few months back that looked very good from the top but was pretty crappy on the bottom. I do not understand how a guy can put in so much work to make the top look good and take so many short cuts on the bottom of the car. I think most folks just do not realize how dangerous weak welds are on the chassis of your hot rod. I had a friend who built a model A and installed a LS motor into the A model. He was taking off from a dead stop, got the car...
2020

Impact on Car Buying and Shipping

Impact on Car Buying and Shipping
• Looking to buy a car during the current state of our country?

• The ports are open, ships are still crossing the oceans, Most Companies continues to receive, load, and ship cars in all major ports around the United States.
• Encouragingly, while Chinese car factories are already back in business, most U.S. and European manufacturers have vowed to open back up in April. This keeps us hopeful that a return to normal for the world's economy is on the hor...
2020

Staying Busy Willie Moore Streetrodding

Hello to everyone. Now that we have had a couple of weeks to settle in and find things to do in our homes and garages. Now is a great time to clean up and get rid of some of the old stuff we have been tripping over for years. How many times have we looked at that item and thought one day I may have a need for that. Then we look around and it has been 10 years and we still have no had a use for it. Take my advice now is a great time to clean out that shop of yours and also that closet in the hous...
2020

Lokar Shifter Install

Lokar Shifter Install
I just installed a new Lokar shifter on my 37 Chevy Coupe. I have installed several over the years that were a cradle type that straddled the transmission. The one I just installed on a 700R transmission mounted to the tail shaft with two molts was super easy and fast to install. If you are looking for a new shifter for your street rod I would recommend a LOKAR for all your shifter needs. Lokar Shifter Install Willie Moore Streetrodding...
2020

Earls Electric Fuel Pump Repair

Earls Electric Fuel Pump Repair. My 51 Mercury had a very nice looking Earls electric fuel pump installed to supply the Fast Burn Fuel Injection system. I am not sure how long the pump has been on the car. The pump failed due to the gas turning bad. I pulled the pump and looked online for a replacement. The replacement pump was around $325 to replace the pump and the housing. I puled the pump from the housing and there were numbers on it. I went online and found the replacement pump. The cost wa...
2020

Too much Horse Power for an old ride

At 1:40 am Sunday Montgomery County Dispatchers took a call for an auto vs tree crash at Brazos and Riverwalk in the Riverwalk Subdivision. Porter Fire and MCHD responded along with DPS, MCSO and Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constables. They found a 1954 Chevrolet with the driver trapped inside. Medics determined he was deceased. According to DPS, the driver, had gone to a friend’s house just down the street from the crash. His friend and the owner of the vehicle went inside the house as they we...

Total Record: 77   -    Display 1 of 30   Next 30
Display

Find Your Street Rod

For Sale

Robert Warniers
Used Excellent Trade To Be Determine (, ) Apr 13

Tom Krombach
New $2,300.00 Buyer Pay Shipping (Anderson, SC) Mar 18

harold quarles
Used Excellent $27,500.00 Buyer Pay Shipping (, ) Mar 18

Connect With Us

Advertisers

Quick Links