Oxnard, California’s Brian Ellis has what many consider a dream job. Brian is a member of Vortech Engineering sales and marketing staff, which means when he isn’t talking tech on the telephone with a potential customer, he’s chatting up Vortech Engineering’s latest technical innovation with a prospective buyer. But that’s only the half of it. Ellis practices what he preaches, as witnessed by this Raven Black, Vortech-supercharged and intercooled 4.6L three-valve ‘06 Mustang GT, which was part of the Vortech Engineering LLC/Paxton Automotive Corporation display at the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas. (more…)
Archive for November, 2011
Mike McDonald doesn’t believe in doing anything halfway. If he’s going in for a nickel, he is going in for it all. And when he isn’t working or spending time with his family, he can be found doing one of three things: boating, golfing or “tinkering” with one of his classic cars. As you can tell by the photos of his ‘70 Chevy Chevelle SS, he takes his tinkering pretty seriously. (more…)
E-Brake Kit for Ford Rears From Wintec
Wintec Fabrication has released a bolt-on emergency/parking brake kit that’s extremely street rod friendly for 8- and 9-inch Ford rears. It’s an easy way to incorporate an E-brake if your rear brakes are not equipped with that ability.
The easy-to-install kit includes the caliper mounting bracket, caliper and pads, 8 ¾-inch-diameter rotor with mounting hardware, high strength U-joint girdles, an 8-foot cable kit that can be trimmed and a chrome, floor-mounted handle. (more…)
Rich Jones of Tucson, Arizona, stumbled across his ‘69 Camaro a couple of years back when it was an unfinished project for sale in the classifieds. Call it custom car karma, but Rich always wanted a pro touring Camaro and what better year to build than a ’69, considering this was the pinnacle year for Chevrolet’s pony car program of the late-‘60s as well as the basis for GM’s retro-themed ‘10 Camaro of today. Having owned and built his fair share of hot rods and muscle machines in the past, Rich found himself ready to wrench again when he spotted this diamond in the rough.