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2018

Damn the luck Bartons 1792

Wow I was just there a few months ago.

Thousands of whiskey barrels crashed into a massive heap Friday when a large section of a decades-old storage warehouse collapsed at a distillery in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country. The damaged warehouse at the Barton 1792 Distillery in Bardstown held about 18,000 barrels, and it appeared that up to half the barrels inside were affected, the distillery's owner said, per the AP. "We are assessing how many of the impacted barrels can be recovered. . ...
2018

Lone Star 2018 Final Entry

Lone Star 2018 Final Entry. The dog days of summer are back in Texas. We had a great time at the show. I hung out with my friend Kenny Daily from Ardmore and and Frank Tucker from Odessa. A couple of great guys who always make the shows a lot of fun. Good friends and good times. Ready for next year Willie Moore StreetRodding.com....
2018

Wrap Up The LA roadster show


On Father’s Day weekend, hundreds of hot rods and customs took over the Pomona Fairplex for the 54th annual L.A. Roadster Show. Although the show is not as big as it was at its 50th anniversary, we were glad to see a diverse mix of cars ranging from roadsters to tail dragging lead sleds (and everything in between)....
2018

Painless Wiring the Industry Leader

Why use Painless Wiring?
It's a lot more than circuits and wire!
How often have you seen advertisements for wiring harnesses promising, "21-circuit kit for the low, low price of...?" What do you get for that low price? 21 circuits and yards of colored wire? Is that all you need, and exactly what makes up a proper wiring harness, anyhow? Well, it's a lot more than just circuits and wire. A wiring harness is, first and foremost, engineering. At Painless, all of our harnesses are designed by real...
2018

How much time

“My time is worth more than money”
Every minute of every day is precious. It’s important to understand how much your time is worth. Treat your time like dollars and how you spend it. Wasting time is more of a travesty than wasting money.

“You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” ~Jim Rohn

What a true statement. We run through life as fast as we can sometimes without thinking how fast it is moving. Willie Moore StreetRodding.com ...
2018

Lane Auto Museum Nashville

Lane Auto Museum Nashville. A great place to spend the day and so many cool cars. The museum is all foreign cars. One thing you will notice is some of the cars are similar to our design. The museum is in an old sun bream bread factory. A great place to hang out. Willie Moore StreetRodding.com...
2018

Arts Classic Cars Bowling Green

Arts Classic Cars Bowling Green. A very nice place with a large show room located in Bowling Green KY. If you are ever in that part of our great nation stop by Arts and the Corvette Museum. They are right next to each other. ...
2018

StreetRodding Angels Envy Louisville

StreetRodding Angels Envy Louisville. Wow what a great little distillery located just outside of Down Town Louisville. We stopped by to take the tour but this small batch facility fill up quickly. You will need to make reservations a few days in advance to take the tour. So we just hung out in the lobby an took a few photos. The building was built in 1902 and there are a lot of cool things to look at in the lobby. And of course there is Whisky for sale. Willie Moore StreetRodding.com ...
2018

Scammer Warning

Scammer Warning be careful out there. Just wanted to take a minute and tell you about a friend who was ripped off on a car deal. A friend located a 1949 school bus from a man in Kansas named Jeremy Upham. They made the deal on the bus and my friend sent the man a deposit of $200.00. Not much money I know but the guys intent was to get more as the deal progressed. The buyer was going to Kansas to pick up the bus and once the deposit was sent the guy never would answer the phone. All for just $200...
2018

StreetRodding at Jack Daniels

StreetRodding at Jack Daniels. What a great trip indeed. Went to Nashville for a few days and a short drive away is the Jack Daniels Distillery. Such a cool place to hang out and learn about Tennessee Whisky. The old buildings and facility hold so much history. Worth the trip Willie Moore StreetRodding.com become a member today. ...
2018

Absolute Sheet Metal New Supporting Vendor

Absolute Sheet Metal New Supporting Vendor

The name may be new to you but many of the products produced by Absolute Sheet Metal, LLC in Chino Valley, AZ have been around since the early 1980's with new items being added to the inventory frequently. Jeff Hill and his wife Sheryll are the proprietors of this growing company which opened its doors in January of 2012. They fabricate replacement sheet metal for Fords and Chevrolet's from the 1920's to the 50's. The business actually began in the e...
2018

Beatersville Louisville KY 2018

Beatersville Louisville KY 2018. What a great show. The show is held in the downtown area in between all the old buildings. The area was an old industrial area with buildings that are over 100 years old. There were hundreds of cool rides, live music and great food. The show is a little like the Lone Star Round up in Texas. Everything from rat rods to 100K roadsters. If you are able to make it the show should be on the top of your list for next year. ...
2018

Just a minute ago

Just a minute ago. As we fly through life we should take a few photos so we can remember what a minute ago looks like. Willie Moore...
2018

Headed back to KY car shopping

Headed back to KY car shopping. You may be a real rodder if you plan your vacation around a little car shopping. I am headed back to Kentucky and Tennessee for a week and will be searching for a new ride while I am on the road. Anytime you are on a trip there should be a little time to search for a New ride. Willie Moore StreetRodding.com ...
2018

Just a thought

Kustom Built Cars is fostering the automotive aftermarket restoration industry for the next generation. Learn valuable skills at this Hot Rod Workshop, building a classic/custom car from start to finish. This 5-month workshop gives hands-on training which includes the evaluation of a project, disassembling the car, rust repair, metal work, body work, basic suspension work, basic engine rebuilding, basic welding and fabrication, painting, color sanding, assembly of the car, and electrical wiring....
2018

Keels and Wheels NASA Texas

Keels and Wheels NASA Texas. What a great show. So many cool cars and super cool boats. All of the cars at the show were very top end ad so and there millions of dollars on display. ...
2018

Learn to Build a Classic Car

Learn to Build a Classic Car from start to finish!
Kustom Built Cars is fostering the automotive aftermarket restoration industry for the next generation. Learn valuable skills at this Hot Rod Workshop, building a classic/custom car from start to finish. This 5-month workshop gives hands-on training which includes the evaluation of a project, disassembling the car, rust repair, metal work, body work, basic suspension work, basic engine rebuilding, basic welding and fabrication, painting, color...
2018

Pate Swap Meet 2018

I am getting ready to head out to the Pate Swap Meet 2018 next week. I have been attending this meet for over 20 years and always have a great time. If you are in the Dallas area stop on by and say hello. See you there. ...
2018

R. Lee Ermey Passes

U.S. Marine Corps
In 1961, at age 17, Ermey enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and went through recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego in San Diego, California.[2] For his first few years, he served in the aviation support field before becoming a drill instructor in India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, where he was assigned from 1965 to 1967.[4]

Ermey then served in Marine Wing Support Group 17 at Marine Corps Air S...
2018

Better Results on Craigslist

Hey All,

There are quite a lot of potentially valuable findings hidden in those www.craigslist.org daily listings available on your computer. But not everyone knows how to harness the real searching power of this medium when looking for our favorite Shoebox cars and parts. Below is a guide to make searching easier.

Please note that our Forum hosts at Shoebox Central have the know-how and parts to help make that Craigslist find work as it should on your classic. Be sure to give them a ca...
2018

Change with Texas Antique Plates

Change with Texas Antique Plates. In Texas for years the process was seamless for antique plates for your car that was 30 years old or older. When I went in to get my new plates this year the process has changed. The plates are still issues for 5 years but you are no longer able to pick up the plates at the office. The plates now have to be mailed to your home and you will run a paper plate just like the new cars. Once your plates comes in you will then add a sticker to the plate like a trailer ...
2018

What is going on

What is going on?? As we head out to many shows this year it has become clear to me that the older rods are not around as much as they were in the past years. Maybe it is the fact that most of the rodders are in fact old rodders and not able to get out as much as they once were. Maybe it is a true changing of the guard and the old rodders are just not making it out as much as in younger days. What are your thoughts???

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2018

Show cost are going up

Show cost are going up
We just got back from the 2018 Lone Star Round Up in Austin Texas. As we participate in these shows it is clear that the cost to attend is going up. I guess the folks running these events are just not making enough money and feel the need to increase what they are making. When we first started attending the round up the initial cost was $50.00 and that included two wrist bands to get it. Now you only get one band. The cost to walk in was $10.00 and now it cost $15.00 to ...
2018

Lone Star Round Up 2018

Lone Star Round Up 2018 . Another great show in the books. The weather was great Friday and pretty damn cold on Saturday. Here are a few photos from the Show. ...
2018

Ford Flat Head Ignition Upgrade

Ford Flat Head Ignition Upgrade


The Ford Flathead V8 is the original Blue Oval hot rod engine. Produced from 1932-1953 in the U.S., this iconic engine is the oldest of the three vintage applications we’re talking about in this article. It still enjoys a healthy aftermarket presence, so it’s not really a surprise that the application is covered by Performance Distributors.
The Ford Flathead still enjoys a healthy aftermarket. The Performance Distributors D.U.I. offers a significant power in...
2018

Component Amp Draw on your Ride

Just in case you are looking to figure out what each component on your classic ride draws here is the chart.


Accessory Amp Draw
Brake lights 3 to 7
Driving lights 4 to 10
Electric cooling fan 8 to 20
Electric fuel pump 10 to 20
Headlights – pair 6 to 20
Ignition system 6 to 11
Instrument lights 3 to 4
Radio 3 to 8
Stereo amplifier 10
Turn signals 4 to 8

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2018

Methods to remove Rusted Bolts

We have all hod those times when old rusted bolts just will not come out. Here are the top 10 ways to get them removed.

Methods to remove Rusted Bolts

1. Blunt Impact/Force: This is usually our first step when attempting to loosen stubborn bolts. We always use this method before attempting to remove exhaust studs from a cylinder head. There are a few methods to accomplish this. One is to hit on the head of the bolt in the center with a chisel or punch. Another is use an impact wrench/gun ...
2018

Cam Shaft Information

UNDERSTANDING CAMSHAFT SPECIFICATIONS
There are many numbers and terms used when describing a camshaft’s design that must be understood when choosing a cam. It’s good to know exactly how each of these specs affects the engine’s performance, but one of the most important is duration, so pay special attention to that one. Also, look at the recommendations given by the cam companies for our six sample vehicles at the end of this article. Compare how the specs change from one example to the other, ...
2018

GM rear end information

When it comes to Chevrolet rear ends, it’s the 12-bolt that seems to get all the accolades. Rightfully so, because when comparing the 10 and 12-bolt units, it’s definitely the more durable of the two. That’s usually proven when used in high-performance, high-horsepower applications. But for all intents and purposes, the 10-bolt rear end is a great unit for a street/strip car, and can be stout enough to handle even the occasional abuse delivered by use at the racetrack. Here are a few photos to h...

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