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Help for Hurricane Victims Alvin Texas Area

If you need help here are some local resources

Affected by Hurricane Harvey or Wish to Help? Here are some resources that may be useful.
St. John The Baptist Catholic Church 281-331-3751
Caring Hearts 9/5 to 9/9 open 9 to 4, Friday will be open until 7
Additional Hours to be determined at end of the week. Normal hours every Tuesday
Food, water, cleaning supplies, paper products, diapers, misc. items, possible financial help

Calvary Chapel 3700 F...

Work continues here is South East Texas

What a mess we have here in Texas. So many folks who have been pushed out of their home and so much water damage. Some folks are still not able to get back in their home. I believe things are going well overall. So many volunteers working to help in so many ways. Operation BBQ is one of the many groups who are donating meals and also New Hope Church. The New Hope Folks have cleaned out 140 homes in the last few days and scheduled for another 70 homes on Saturday. Wow what a difference folks are ...

What it is like to be a Texan

MUST READ! Best article I've ever read from a NON-Texan about us Texans! #texasstrong....
By Robert Dean:
"I’m not a Texan. I don’t adore the Lone Star State. I’m a transplant who’s lived in Austin for the last four years. I can’t name the state fish, I don’t understand the thing with mums at Homecoming, and I think chicken fried steak sucks. I don’t care about Friday Night Lights.
But I married into a Texas family. A Texas family with crazy deep roots. My wife is a direct descendant from the...

Ford 9 Inch Information

How do I determine which Ford 9” I have?What gear lube do you recommend and how much should I use?Can you tell me more about your axle seals?What’s the difference between Truetrac vs. Trac-Loc?

How to determine which Ford 9” you have:1.Bolt pattern on the housing flange. Center hole to center hole, vertically, and horizontally. The diameter of the hole. This determines what flange you have
.2.With the axle in the differential, measure from the face of the housing flange, to the outer face (d...

Good advice on Vehicles after the Hurricane

As you begin the process of rebuilding, obviously making sure your family is safe and has a roof over their head is most important. However, your transportation needs will soon come into play and there will be challenges. Here are some key points to ponder.

At this point, it appears that there will be more cars that need to be replaced than there are cars for sale in the hurricane area. This is going to create car shortages of both new and used cars. Pickups and SUVs will be shortest in ...

Scammers and Rip off Artists

Scammers and Rip off Artists. As we move ahead during these troubled times in South East Texas please be aware of Scammers and folks trying to rip you off. I am still getting the calls from the IRS saying that I owe money and they will be taking me to court. Be aware of all the phone scammers and fly by night contractors promising to do the job and wanting money up front to get started. Never pay anyone up front. I always make them work a day and pay as they progress Be careful as a fool and his...

Contact information for Hurricane Support Texas

Please join us in praying for everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey, the flooding, the first responders and all those that are helping others. We pray God will give you strength. Texans are the best when it comes to helping each other! Let’s join together in giving a helping hand to our friends, neighbors and those in need. Please share the list of helpful resources below.

“The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11


Flooding down in Texas Continues

Flooding down in Texas Continues. As Harvey pushes east the trouble in Houston Texas continues. Several of the water shed are still at peak capacity and the banks which are made of dirt are showing signs of leakage. The engineers are letting the water out causing still more flooding in downstream areas. The Brazos river is out of the banks and more rescues are taking place today. Hopefully things top out in the near future. Willie Moore...

Flooding Down in Texas

This is a really good summary. Borrowed it from a friend's post...
Both Houston airports have been under tornado warnings and are closed. Every major road in Houston shut down. Ben Taub hospital is being evacuated. Only one way out of Brazoria county because every other way is under water. Everyone south of Hwy 6 and west of 288 are under mandatory evacuation...evacuating through the flood.
20,000 cruise passengers stranded in the gulf. Every waterway from Houston to the coast predicted to rea...

Classic cars feed the hungry

A guy looked at a Corvette the other day and said, "I wonder how many people could have been fed for the money that sports car cost."

I replied I am not sure, it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it, it fed the people who make the tires, it fed the people who made the components that went into it, it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires, it fed people in Decatur IL. at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore.

It fe...

Buying a Classic

If you are looking to buy your first classic car, Replacing a classic that you once owned or looking to add to your collection here are a few things to think about.

Whether you buy online from a dealer in another country or you decide to take your best buddy’s classic car off his or her hands, you will want to inspect the car in person. If you can’t travel to the car’s location, hire a reputable vintage car authority to take a peek for you. If the seller is hesitant to let a professional i...

Auto Transport Information

Auto transport companies ship vehicles from one city to another, one state to another and even one country to another. Some reasons people need to ship a vehicle include:

Individuals making a cross-country move

Car collectors purchasing a classic car from out of state.

Small businesses purchasing a small fleet of vehicles for local transport or delivery services.

Cab companies that need to replace their entire fleet of vehicles.

No matter your reason for having your vehicle ship...

The Ford Edsel cost to Ford

Ford spent a year aggressively marketing the Edsel — named after Henry Ford’s son — ahead of its 1957 release. It was to be the “car of the future,” made available on dealership lots on what Ford dubbed “E-Day.” Despite the hype, the car was a commercial disaster. It was considerably overpriced, disappointingly not futuristic, and generally ugly. Ford ceased the car’s production after only two years, losing an estimated $350 million....

Trophy Motors New Braunfels Willie Moore

Trophy Motors New Braunfels Willie Moore. Met with Tom at trophy motors in New Braunsfels Texas and bought a used 24" enclosed trailer. Tom was great to deal with and had a great selection of enclosed trailers. Tom also deals in classic and muscle cars. ...

StreetRodding Makers Mark Kentucky

StreetRodding Makers Mark Kentucky. As you can tell we spent a few days in Kentucky looking at a few hot rods and visiting several distilleries. I must say we had a great time. Makers Mark is so pretty and just a great place to spend the day. So much history and so much to see. If you are in the area stop by and say hello. You will be glad you did. ...

StreetRodding Jim Beam Distillery Kentucky

StreetRodding Jim Beam Distillery Kentucky

We had a great day at the Jim Beam Distillery. The scenery is great and the tour is very good. We learned all about the many labels they produce there and the history of Jim Beam. After the tour we had lunch at the restaurant on location and the food was great. The tour guide was a real blast and was able to answer all questions. Close to the end of the tour you will be able to select your own bottle off the line and and purchase it if you so desire....

StreetRodding Willett Distillery Kentucky

We are here in Kentucky for a few days making our rounds through the country side. What a great part of the country to visit and the scenery is great. We are visiting several of the distilleries in the area and having a great time. Today we are at the Willett distillery. Willett by comparison is small in every aspect except taste when compared to Jim Beam and Jack Daniels. The tour was a lot of fun and we learned a lot about making Bourbon. The tour guide Jessica was great and able to answer all...

Streetrodding Dicks Auto Museum San Marcus

Streetrodding visits Dicks in San Marcus

As we were heading out on a road trip to Kentucky we made a stop in San Marcus at Jack’s antique car museum. The museum has many cars from the mid 1900s through the 1960’s. A great collection of collectibles including one very rare Tucker. The museum is a great place to spend a few hours if you love old cars like I do. So many beautiful cars and so much history. Additional information can be found on the web. Here are a few photos.
Willie Moore...

Today in 1914 Babe Ruth

With baseball season in full swing here is a little baseball history

On July 11, 1914, in his major league debut, George Herman “Babe” Ruth pitches seven strong innings to lead the Boston Red Sox over the Cleveland Indians, 4-3.

George Herman Ruth was born February 6, 1895, in Baltimore, Maryland, where his father worked as a saloon keeper on the waterfront. He was the first of eight children, but only he and a sister survived infancy. The young George, known as “Gig” (pronounced jij) to h...

Collector Car Financing the Facts

Collector Car Financing

If you do think you can afford your dream car think again.

With J.J. Best Banc & Co.’s top-level customer service and knowledgeable team of classic car experts, collector car financing is quick and easy. In as little as 2 minutes, you will be approved to finally finance that special classic car you have always wanted to add to your collection. No matter what you have been dreaming of in terms of collector car financing, look no further than our team at J.J. Best ...

First Checker Cab rolls off the line

On June 18, 1923, the first Checker Cab rolls off the line at the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Morris Markin, founder of Checker Cab, was born in Smolensk, Russia, and began working when he was only 12 years old. At 19, he immigrated to the United States and moved to Chicago, where two uncles lived. After opening his own tailor’s shop, Markin also began running a fleet of cabs and an auto body shop, the Markin Auto Body Corporation, in Joliet, Illinois. In 1921, a...

A true legend Vic Edelbrock

In the following days, much will be said about Vic Edelbrock Jr. The man left a lot of friends, family, and fans behind. Almost everyone in the industry will have their own Vic Jr., story, and there will be a cornucopia of stories because of the numerous relationships that Vic cultivated through the years.

It’s the love affair of the automobile, remember that! – Vic Edelbrock Jr.
He knew everyone and everyone knew him. Even if you had never met before, Vic treated you as a long-time fr...

First Porsche Build in 1948

First Porsche Build in 1948

In 1948, a hand-built aluminum prototype labeled “No. 1? becomes the first vehicle to bear the name of one of the world’s leading luxury car manufacturers: Porsche.

The Austrian automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche debuted his first design at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1900. The electric vehicle set several Austrian land-speed records, reaching more than 35 mph and earning international acclaim for the young engineer. He became general director of the Austro-...

Henry Ford Quadricycle

At approximately 4:00 a.m. on June 4, 1896, in the shed behind his home on Bagley Avenue in Detroit, Henry Ford unveils the “Quadricycle,” the first automobile he ever designed or drove.

Ford was working as the chief engineer for the main plant of the Edison Illuminating Company when he began working on the Quadricycle. On call at all hours to ensure that Detroit had electrical service 24 hours a day, Ford was able to use his flexible working schedule to experiment with his pet project–buildi...

The First Indy 500

The First Indy 500

On May 30, 1911, the inaugural Indianapolis 500 is run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. The 200-lap, two-and-a-half mile race has since become a Memorial Day weekend tradition. With the exception of a break in 1917 and 1918 for World War I and from 1942 to 1945 for World War II, it has been run every year since, and is now the largest sporting event in the world, attended by about 270,000 spectators annually.

When the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was desig...

The History of Memorial Day

The beginning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day was a response to the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War, in which some 620,000 soldiers on both sides died. The loss of life and its effect on communities throughout the country led to spontaneous commemorations of the dead:
In 1864, women from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, put flowers on the graves of their dead from the just-fought Battle of Gettysburg. The next year, a group of women decorated the graves of soldiers buried in a Vicksburg, Missis...

Ford Model T Last Day of Production

Ford Model T Last Day of Production 05261927

On this day in 1927, Henry Ford and his son Edsel drive the 15 millionth Model T Ford out of their factory, marking the famous automobile’s official last day of production.

More than any other vehicle, the relatively affordable and efficient Model T was responsible for accelerating the automobile’s introduction into American society during the first quarter of the 20th century. Introduced in October 1908, the Model T—also known as the “Tin Lizzi...

Limited Production 1974 Bricklin SV-1

The 1974 Bricklin SV-1 was a contradiction in terms, a sports car that put safety ahead of style or performance. “Safety Vehicle 1” had fiberglass body panels and massive bumpers wrapped around a crash cage, side beams, and gull wing doors. The Bricklin did not have an ashtray or cigarette lighter to discourage smoking. The car came in five friendly safety colors: green, orange, red, white, and suntan. The added weight of all those safety features cut into the acceleration and speed, and the sa...

Simple battery maintenance

Simple battery maintenance

As we work on your hot rods and daily drivers performing routine maintenance one thing we do not spend much time looking at is the battery. Here are a few tips on what to look for and how to maintain your battery.

Always take time to inspect the battery terminals. These are either on top of the battery or on the side. The top ones are posts about an inch in diameter where the cables are held with clamps. Side posts have threaded spots where the cables bolt ...

Mopar Junk Yard

Mopar Junk Yard. What a great collection of old Mopars. Here are a few photos from a recent visit. So many great classics and parts everywhere. This man has quite a collection. When you are driving around take a minute and smell the roses. I am as guilty as the next guy being in such a hurry that I just drive on by in a hurry to get where I am going. You just never know what you might see. Thanks to the Swedes for the photos. Willie Moore

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