Vehicle History

1975 Kawasaki 175 Enduro

1984-87

I rebuilt the engine and rewired the whole bike for a high school shop class called Power Mechanics. This bike actually had a slick oil injection engine with a two-cycle oil tank. No mixing gas and oil. :)

1978 Yamaha 650 Special II

1986-88

A 2 cylinder 650 without electric start. Kick starting this puppy used to be fun.

1970 Buick Skylark 350

1987-89

My first car. Paid $300 for it, and it broke the rear end the first winter I had it. With a junk yard rear end, it lasted a few more years and was pretty reliable.

1971 Plymouth Cuda 383

1987-88

Bought with no motor or trans, it was my first engine install, a used 383 where a 340 used to be. With 3.91 gears, this car was quite fast. Sadly, the used 383 threw a rod, so I parted it out and somehow even came out ahead.

1979 Olds Cutlass Calais 307

1989-91

This car had a 1972 307 chevy engine with a Holley 600 and a turbo 350 trans. Body was super clean and the frame was solid. This car was a lot of fun to own & drive.

1986 Chevy S10 Blazer 4x4

1991-92

Not sure what I was thinking when I bought this piece of crap. With its pathetic little 2.8 motor, this was easily the most underpowered vehicle I was ever foolish enough to buy.

1978 Olds Cutlass Supreme

1992-93

Ah, back to the A/G bodies. Even with a 260, it had twice the power of my old Blazer. This car also had some mighty unique "Egyptian Hieroglyphics" inspired custom seat coverings installed by a previous owner.

1984 Chevy Monte Carlo CL

1993-94

My first Monte. It was an Arizona car, super clean, and with a 305. But alas, an uninsured drunk driver slammed into me and in an instant, cost me $2100. Bought for 3K, sold for $900 needing front clip, hood, trunk, rear bumper.

1979 Olds Cutlass Calais 260

1994-95

Yup, a second 79 Calais. The black paint on this puppy was mirror like. Absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, the frame rusted out and the rear bumper dropped right to the ground (while parked, thank heaven).

1984 Pontiac Gran Prix 305

1995-96

Found this 305 G body with 215K miles on the clock for $1500. With buckets, console, the OD trans and all power accessories, this was a nice car for long trips. Probably would've kept it if I hadn't found my next car:

1985 Chevy Monte Carlo SS

1996-present

My continuing desire to own and build a chevy V8 powered G body led me to one car. The fourth generation Monte Carlo SS (1983-88). Classic lines, a full frame chassis, and an engine bay anxious to host any small or big block chevy engine I like.

1986 Chevy Monte Carlo LS

1997-2003

The "Blue Bomber". To keep the SS off the streets in winter I bought this car. With a 305 and 200-4R trans, it was decent alternate transportation. But the body really started rusting apart at the end.

1998 Pontiac Grand Am GT

2003-2006

A worthy replacement for the Blue Bomber, this car is much better in snow, and gets twice the mileage.

 

1998 Chevy Blazer

2006-present

Yes, another Blazer, lol. Wanted something with more room. This one's got a 4.3 vortec engine. They've come a long way since '86.

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