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Ernie Adams Dwarf Car

Monday, April 8th, 2013



Working on his property in Arizona, Adams is building cars. It’s hard to tell without another car for reference, but as you can see in the images above, 72-year-old Ernie Adams drives a very small car. Actually, the technical name is a “dwarf car,” a road-legal nearly-perfect replica of a full-sized car, and Adams built it from scratch. He’s been building dwarf cars since 1965 – all of them from scratch, by hand. Adams was apparently the first to do it.

A Dwarf Car is the end result of a dream Ernie Adams had. Ernie made his dream a reality by taking the design of early model cars and scaling them down to a smaller size.

At the insistence of excited fans, Ernie built a 1949 Mercury sedan Dwarf. This wide-bodied, low riding Mercury is fully decked out. With all its hand made chrome and amazing detail, people are awestruck at Ernie’s craftsmanship.

Here is a link to a Youtube video you might enjoy. It’s six minutes long.






New SB Ford Pulley kits from Eddie Motorsports

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

New product

Ford 289-351W Serpentine Pulley Systems



Building on the success of their popular Chevrolet systems, Eddie Motorsports has recently introduced their new line of Serpentine Pulley Systems for Small Block Fords. The compact Ford systems are American made and feature pulleys and mounting brackets that are CNC machined from 6061-T6 aluminum by Eddie Motorsports in their Southern California manufacturing facility. The kits are available in configurations with or without power steering and/or air conditioning.



With Eddie Motorsports Serpentine Pulley Systems one part number gets you a complete kit with everything you need to easily accessorize the front of your engine. To insure a perfect, trouble free fit on any small block Ford engine, the Eddie Motorsports kit comes complete with a one piece, billet aluminum timing cover that incorporates all of the required accessory mounting bosses. The systems also contain all of the necessary billet aluminum pulleys and stainless steel fasteners as well as the highest quality, name-brand components including an Edelbrock water pump, Powermaster alternator, Gates tensioner and six rib serpentine belt. Sanden A/C compressor and Maval P/S pump are also included where applicable.


Eddie Motorsports billet aluminum Serpentine pulley systems are a great compliment to their complete line of billet aluminum accessories and engine dress-up parts. Whether you are looking for the ultimate in customizing or performance, Eddie Motorsports billet aluminum components are the answer.  Small Block Ford pulley systems are affordably priced with kits starting at $2075. Kits are also available for 351 Clevelands.


Facebook/Blog: Check out the newest billet piece from Eddie Motorsports- Serpentine Pulley Systems for Small Block Fords. One part number gets you a complete kit with everything you need to easily accessorize the front of your engine, including a one piece, billet aluminum timing cover.


Eddie Motorsports, 11479 Sixth Street, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

888-813-1293 ph 909-945-9293 fax


Media contact: Joe Rode, 888-813-1293 office, 909-294-9374 cell

Flaming River New Product: Roadster Style Tilt Steering Column

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Stainless Roadster Tilt Steering Column

We’re excited to announce a new addition to our line of steering column products. We’ve taken our popular Roadster style steering column and added the modern convenience of 5 position tilt. This new column is ideal for classic trucks, roadsters, and the early 1953-62 Corvette.


With only 5-1/2″ from the bottom of the dish to the top of the column’s shroud, this compact space-saving design has a nostalgic look and full tilt functionality. This new roadster style tilt column fits snug against the dash and, compared to a standard tilt column, allows for an additional 2″ of clearance in the driver’s seat. Each column is CNC machined from high-grade 304 stainless steel.

This column comes with a sleek 1-3/4″ tube diameter and is available in a variety of lengths and finishes including paintable mill, polished, and black or custom powder coat. Each column comes standard with a GM 4-1/4″ wiring connector, horn functionality, canceling cam, turn signal arm, tilt lever, and hazard knob. All Flaming River steering columns are proudly made in the USA.

For more information, please call 1-800-648-8022 or visit




Press Release: DiabloSport Releases First Tuner for 2014 Mustangs!

Friday, March 1st, 2013

DiabloSport: First To Market on Tuning Support for 2014 Mustangs!

Part Numbers I-1000 & Trinity T-1000

Delray Beach, FL – February 27th, 2013: As Ford prepares to release the 2014 Mustang only three months into the 2013 model year; DiabloSport has once again STEPPED UP!! We will continue to be leaders and innovators in the Mustang Tuning Market. We are pleased to announce tuning for the 2014 Ford Mustang V6, GT, and GT500. The tunes developed for these vehicles have more adjustable parameters than anything on the market. Since the year 2000, DiabloSport has been a huge supporter of Mustang and other Blue Oval Vehicles- we strive to meet the needs of the Ford Tuning Community by providing “Power You Can Feel”!

The DiabloSport inTune and Trinity T1000 give Mustang users more adjustments and tuning options in the tool than any other tuner today! Not only will do they log and record vehicle data, but they offer specific adjustments to tweak your tune for whatever bolt-on mods you’ve done to your ride. If you’ve got big plans for your 2014 Mustang, the sky is the limit- our nationwide network of CMR Custom Tuning Dealers can tune a 2014 Mustang for over 800 Horsepower!

The Firmware update for 2014 Mustang will be available on the inTune I-1000 will be available as a free automatic download when plugged in to any PC with USB and an internet connection. Updates are also available through drag and drop installation on Apple OS X Computers.  Trinity will have updates available on PC only through our DS Downloader program that comes included on the disc with every unit.

I-1000 is available now at all major automotive performance retailers for an MRP of $389, Trinity T1000 is available for an MRP of $599


“Hell’s TA” Artist Will Paint Your Car

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

This is pretty cool: some of you may have seen the wicked flame job on the “Hell’s TA” Trans Am featured at SEMA this past year. This car was done by Restore-A-Muscle-Car here in Lincoln, with the flames done by artist Mike Lavallee from Killer Paint.

Well, Mike is back in town to work on another client’s car, and while he is here he’s available to do some “local jobs” for anyone interested. So, if you’re in the Lincoln area between April 30th and May 4th, and want some awesome paint work on your car, hit up RAMC at 402-465-5756.

Scores of Drivers Ring in Spring at VIR With Laps for Charity

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Who said driving around a track is just for race car drivers? Hundreds of lucky drivers got to enjoy a beautiful day at the track while they raised money for charity on April 1 when Virginia International Raceway teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House Charities.®

The track hosted various makes and models for the event, which offered a 20-minute session on VIR’s esteemed North Course for just $25.00, and all proceeds benefited six Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) locations in the Southeast. In addition, the makers of the Aerial Atom race car offered $10.00 hot laps, with $2.00 per lap going to the charity. Even seasoned competitive drivers were astounded at the Aerial Atom’s incredible performance. (more…)

2011 Bandit Run Starts Saturday!

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

The 2011 Bandit Run kicks off this Saturday in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is the fifth running of the event, and over 125 cars are expected to make the 1100-mile-journey from Lincoln to Atlanta, Georgia. Lots of special events are planned throughout the route including museum tours, car shows, and a stop at the Kansas Speedway.

The events begin on Saturday in Lincoln with an tour of the Speedway Motors Museum and an open house at Restore-A-Muscle-Car. On Sunday, there is a car show at Husker Auto Group from 8 am to 3 pm, open to the public. If you’re in the area, make sure you stop by to see the cool cars and even a replica of Snowman’s big rig!

For more info, check out the official group here on Motortopia.

The Boss Is Back!

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Ford seems to be on a roll lately. Of all the American car companies, they seem to be the most innovative right now, from the Ford Fiesta to the Fusion and all the way up to the F-150 with its recently-announced line of new engines — which include the amazing EcoBoost V6 that gives it an 11,300 pound towing capacity. With a V6. But the most famous car in their lineup isn’t being forgotten, and Ford has just made a big announcement: the Boss is back for 2012!


Little Red Cortina

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

This 1978 Ford Cortina resembles the one I nearly totaled. Photo: Charles01, Wikimedia Commons.

What do you get when you mix a Ford Cortina Mark IV manual with a teenaged driver? Near disaster …

Yesterday’s “Save the Manuals” video moved me deeply. It really did. But before we start planning any “Bring Back the Standard” tea parties, allow me play devil’s advocate with this cautionary tale.

My dad’s a car guy, and when it was time for me to learn how to drive sometime near the dawn of the 1980s, he insisted I learn on a standard.

“But Dad,” I protested. “All my friends get to learn on automatics because they’re easier.”

“And what happens when someone has a heart attack, and the only vehicle available to transport them to the hospital is a standard?” he countered. “Do you let them die? Do you?”

So standard it was, and he hauled me out to our Ford Cortina Mark IV for my first lesson. Our family was living in Mandeville, Jamaica at the time … (more…)

Save the Manuals!

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

The manual transmission is getting harder and harder to find… the latest stats show that only ten percent of cars now sold in U.S. have manual transmissions. Even though the current generation of automatics and, even more so, the new crop of dual-clutch gearboxes are on par with or even surpassing manual transmissions in performance and economy, some of us still prefer to row our own gears. Unfortunately, that’s getting harder and harder to do.