Painless Performance Products presents
STREET RODDER Top 100
For the Top 100 program, STREET RODDER attends 10 particular car shows each year and picks 10 vehicles at each to make up the Top 100. For more on where those shows are and how they're voted on, check www.streetrodderweb.com.
Did you know that in theory that current flows around the strands of wire? This means that the more strands of wire in a wire the more current that wire can carry. When doing wiring of a circuit, be sure the wire is high quality and has maximum strands.
Most aftermarket ignition switches are limited to about 60 amps of current-carrying capacity. Always use caution when using a universal switch that it is not overloaded by it powering the electric fan circuit or the air conditioning circuit without a relay.
Jerry Conklin, Libertytown,...
Jerry Conklin, Libertytown, MD / '51 Chevrolet Fleetline
A 4-inch chop with slanted B-pillars and a 2-inch sectioned decklid, frenched headlights, and flush skirts are just a start. The slammed stance is ride height without 'bags, and the decadent House of Kolor Candy Lime Gold vibe simply leaves you in awe.
Larry Roche, Mt. Airy, MD...
Larry Roche, Mt. Airy, MD / '52 Chevrolet Styleline
Larry Roche's Styleline car benefits from the pristine bodylines thanks to Jerry Conklin and mile-deep forest green gloss by Richard Glymph. The spotless engine bay was filled with a magneto-sparked 327ci Chevy V-8 fed by dual quads while the interior was as tidy as the rest of the car with a tan rolled bench for comfort.
Dick Applegate, Wall, NJ /...
Dick Applegate, Wall, NJ / '31 Ford coupe
TCI Engineering framerails were built into a solid base by the Hot Rod Garage in Denton, MD, featuring a Super Bell axle and Pete & Jakes hairpins, while the body received countless subtle modifications capped off by a perfect chop. Power comes from a highly detailed 350ci mill topped with three deuces linked to a four-speed, which sends plenty of power to the Wheel Vintiques wires.
Corry Hunter, Milford, DE...
Corry Hunter, Milford, DE / '32 Ford convertible
When we first visited Six Deuces Speed Shop in Milford, DE, we knew it was a hotbed of creativity. Shop owner Corry Hunter's new coast-to-coast Deuce was a knockout with its low-slung stance, custom-fabbed hood sides, handmade wheel tubs, and '59 Chevy Apache gauge cluster. A big-block 396 is an attention grabber.
Mike Sappington, Forest Hill,...
Mike Sappington, Forest Hill, MD / '41 Willys coupe
Mike Sappington's Willys features a '58 Chrysler 392ci Hemi topped with a 6-71 huffer breathing deep though a Hilborn two-hole injector while a Mopar four-speed makes for fast getaways. Pristine body and paint by Dave Vrankin and a full-race interior by Clayton Custom Cars makes the package complete.
Steve Garrison, Ellicott City,...
Steve Garrison, Ellicott City, MD / '29 Ford roadster
Steve Garrison's roadster originally started life as a sport coupe. Mike McDaniel of Glenwood, MD, redesigned the car including a 3-1/2-inch channel, 2 inches added behind the doors, Hallock-style windshield, and superb aluminum interior sporting 1,128 rivets. A dual-quad small-block Chevy, Winters quick-change, and Norsea Blue Pearl polished suede body make this one cool hop-up.
John Hutchinson, Marriottsville,...
John Hutchinson, Marriottsville, MD / '34 Ford coupe
Built by the Hot Rod Garage in Denton, MD, its vibrant red body was razor sharp and packed with an immaculate black pleated interior by Dean Alexander. A dressed 350ci mill filled with a hot cam links to a Halibrand quick-change to spin Halibrand wheels topped with big 'n' littles making a killer statement.
Chuck and Tina Niglio, Silver...
Chuck and Tina Niglio, Silver Spring, MD / '32 Ford sedan
Chuck and Tina Niglio opted to retain the full fenders and massaged the vintage steel to perfection before coating it with Sonic Blue. A dropped front axle and RideTech rear 'bags set the stance while a blown 351ci Ford linked to an AOD trans and 9-inch rear makes plenty of power.
Tony Richards, Catonsville,...
Tony Richards, Catonsville, MD / '65 Buick Riviera
Tony Richards updated his Rivi with perfect details, including bodywork, House of Kolor Orion Silver sparkle, Billet Specialties wheels, and RideTech 'bags. A factory big-inch dual-quad Nailhead brings gusto to the mix while a custom pomegranate-toned interior adds the right amount of allure.
Steward Milby, Glen Mills,...
Steward Milby, Glen Mills, PA / '27 Ford roadster
Starting with a Zipper body, there are many unique components, including the hairpins, pushbar, rear travel rack, air cleaner, steering column, and dash. Extra personality comes from low-slung headlights, friction shocks, and a blanket interior. For power, a detailed 350ci Chevy spins through a TH350 trans to an early Nova rearend.