To give the body just enough attitude; Dave chopped the lid 4 inches followed by filling all the body seams, adding ’48 Ford taillights, a custom rear bumper, and Deuce grille from Brookville Roadster. After massaging the body to perfection making sure all the lines were razor sharp, Dave coated it in a vibrant R-M chrome yellow. Lucky Strike of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, added tasty traditional pinstriping to complete the exterior while Dave got busy inside.

A ’32 Ford dash was filled with Moon gauges while a Bell-styled four-spoke steering wheel helps navigate the course. For seating a Chevy S-10 pickup bench was narrowed and then treated to an EZ-Boy black and white pleated interior kit complete with door panels and black loop carpeting.

The entire build took Dave three years with the help of his wife, Sandy, while working on other projects in the shop. One thing for sure is that he nailed the design of creating a traditional coupe with just enough aggressiveness to make it a wicked street shaker.

Tech Tips


Find small problems and fix them before they become big ones

The next time you change your oil, take the time to cut open the filter and examine its contents. There may be a few small pieces of debris, but if you find large chunks of steel or aluminum, you might have a problem worth investigating. Opening an oil filter may be a dirty job, but it can help find small problems before they become large, costly ones.


Is an analog or digital air/fuel meter better?

Choosing between digital and analog air/fuel meters often comes down to personal preference. They are equally accurate and both can be backlit for night viewing. The biggest difference is in price and features. Analog meters tend to be less expensive but have fewer features. FAST Wide-Band Digital Air/Fuel Meters are more expensive than analog versions but have built-in data logging, graphical displays, narrow band simulator functions, and more.


How do I tune my Weber carburetor to fix a stumbling idle?

All Weber induction systems from Ingelse are tuned properly, but you may need to adjust the idle occasionally. This is simply a matter of adjusting the master idling screw. The master screw location varies by system type. However all V-8 and V-6 systems use only two carburetor-mounted speed adjusting screws. You should be able to locate one on each side. Then, it’s just a matter of adjusting the screws in or out to fix your idling issue.