454 Swap, out with the 350 in with more power!

I know you can make plenty of horsepower with a small block. I have done it several times. Bolt on some AFR heads, add a Voodoo cam and yes, you will have more horsepower then a stock big block. But… you can do those same mods to a big block like a 454 and have … Continue reading 454 Swap, out with the 350 in with more power!

Sun Roof Disaster, why do people cut holes in the roof?

I wonder how many Square Body Chevys found their way to a scrap yard because someone thought it would be a good idea to add a sunroof. Trust me its not and it never is. If your truck has a solid roof leave it alone. As you should know by now, I bought the 1976 … Continue reading Sun Roof Disaster, why do people cut holes in the roof?

Project Scrap Metal – 1976 SWB 4×4 Chevy

Im not really one for naming cars or projects. I have the Black Vette, the Green Vette, the Camaro and so on. It just not my thing, but for some reason this truck is getting called Project Scrap Metal. Thats really what this truck is. The Chevy is too far gone to save but for … Continue reading Project Scrap Metal – 1976 SWB 4×4 Chevy

Lowered Steering Column?

I started driving my V8 swapped Mazda around a little to break-in the engine and work out whatever little bugs it might have. I must say, I hate the location of the steering wheel. Its just to high for the seat position.  I’m 5’10” and about 150 lbs …. so pretty skinny. I like my … Continue reading Lowered Steering Column?

VW Air Shocks on a B2200?

When you drop a truck 6″ you can expect the factory shocks not to work. I know, I know there are a few lucky guys who say there factory shocks work just fine compressed 6 or more inches, but I have never been that lucky. The new Monroe shocks blew out within a few miles. … Continue reading VW Air Shocks on a B2200?

In the 90’s everything had to be shaved, so lets roll with it.

It seems most Mazda have broken antennas and that just didn’t work for me or my mini. If you have every replaced an antenna, you know they attach from the under side of the fender. My plan was to unbolt the side of the fender and try to pull it out enough to get to … Continue reading In the 90’s everything had to be shaved, so lets roll with it.

Out with the old and in with new!

After I figured out the factory block was junk it was time to get it out of there. Got the Block out and … a little while later, I had the tranny out as well. I then borrowed a bare block, head and manifolds for the mock up process. Since so little was online about … Continue reading Out with the old and in with new!

Found a Clean 1989 Mazda B2200 for $250… What to do with it?

I found this little Mazda on Facebook. Its been living on a farm, working way to hard. He gave up his heart to that farm. I believe he has always really wanted to be a Minitruck. Well… I thought it would be best to really inspect his heart and decided if it could be saved. … Continue reading Found a Clean 1989 Mazda B2200 for $250… What to do with it?

Bags working in the 46!

All new brake parts arrived so I am making progress on that. Nothing special. 80’s Camaro’s had much better brakes then a 46 truck so stock was plenty of an upgrade. New rotors, new calipers, new drums, new bearings, and new wheel cylinders. Electrical is about done, need to finish headlights and tail lights when … Continue reading Bags working in the 46!

Starting the 1946 Chevrolet project.

After searching for about a year I found this gem in New Mexico for $1200. Its a 1946 Chevrolet half ton pick up. For some reason I love the front end on these and have been wanting to build one that laid running boards. I loaded up the car dolly, grabbed the wife and headed … Continue reading Starting the 1946 Chevrolet project.