Last updated Aug 1, 2010
My brother's dream was to build a '34 Chevy streetrod. He owned an elevator co., so he had the $ to just go buy one already built, but he said "it would just be someones we bought!", so he set out to build his dream. After we got the body and chassis, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. This didn't stop him! He ordered the ZZ# stroker engine from GM with 425 hp. He never got the chance to start working on the "34. After Two surguries, and tons of Chemo and radiation, he lost his battle with cancer. So with the help of TRUE friends, i set out to see his Dream fulfilled!! 85% of the Chevy was completed in my two car garage. Paint and exhaust done at other locations.We completed the Chevy in 16 months. All of my brothers associates called him "the doc" because he could fix or build ANYTHING! The guy was amazing! I wish he had lived long enough to put his talents into the '34, i bet there would be some real trick stuff in it! I'm sure the doc is looking down and smiling at my efforts to complete the '34. It has amazed me at the attention and awards it has received at the shows. The Doc and i used to go the big indoor shows and always said how cool it would be to have a car in there. Well, i'm still pinching myself, because the '34 has been in 2 East Coast Indoor Nationals (by invitation only) and has been selected again for this years Nationals. It was selected to be in the "elite 100" car show at the 2009 Motorama in Harrisburg, Pa. It received 3 awards! It has recieved awards two years in a row at the Ocean City, Md. rod&custom indoor show, and this year. was selected to be on display in the Ballroom, on the 2nd floor of the convention center, during the May Ocean City Cruise-In. I had Bowser, formally of Sha Na Na, pose with the '34,.great photo! I love driving the '34, it's really fun when you roll up at a traffic light! Some people just stare, some take pictures and give a thumbs up and then say ZZ Top!! It's fun! Anyways, enough rambling. Doc..I hope you're enjoying the '34 as much as i am...Miss You Brother!!
Engine "was" a Gm Performance ZZ383/425hp stroker crate motor. Notice i said WAS...I heard a guy say his blew up, due to wrong bearings on the crank shaft!! Well, that's all i had to hear!! I had Hottle Engine Development tear it down to the bare block. Good thing i did!! You guessed it..WRONG BEARINGS on the crank!!!!! Well..It's NOW a Hottle Engine, with Hottle Improvements!!! Now setting at AT LEAST 515 HP! And BUILT RIGHT!!!!!!
Only "options" it has, are the one's i decided on, while building it "from the bare frame, up'!!!..heh heh :-)
car is completely homebuilt (except paint/exhaust)...side to side, overhead console with am/fm/cd radio, 10" screen DVD unit, 6 cd player..console upholstered to match interior.(burgundy tweed)..lower center console with fuse block, ign.switch, a/c, heat, def. controles, B & M mega shifter, four german stereo speakers, IDIDIT polished tilt column, Grant mahogany steering wheel, 4 bucket seats (2 mustang & 2 Subaru..all modified!), Dolphin gauges. Firewall is military grade Titanium (good luck drilling a hole in it!!!!!!)
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