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Welcome to the Hot Rod Time Garage. These forums are here for you to connect with each other, ask questions and offer advice to others. Please use the forums responsibly. Thanks You Steve
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Jolly has been a member here for a while, just checking in on some of  the Forums.
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I am recreating my first car and hotrod for my high school days in Houston Texas. I bought the original car when I was 14 and over the next two years I installed a 283 Chevy V8 with heads off a B Gas dragster and two-fours and a Chevy Duntov cam. We installed Corvette 11.5 to 1 pop up pistons. It had custom headers made by Bobby Knighton...he won the A Fuel Altered Class at the 1958 NHRA Nationals...He has a 32 Ford coupe with an extended nose and it ran two fuel burning small block Chevy engine...end to end. Bobby was a real old time hot rodder. The car had a Corvette three speed standard shift transmission and a 1949 Mercury Station wagon with overdrive...Bobby to us what to go find in the wrecking yards of Houston. The rear came with HD 456 gears. With little work we slipped the rearend onto the springs and all we need was a drive shaft. This I feel was the best part of my very limited budget hotrod. Body got under the car and measured for the driveshaft from Yolk to Yolk. 56 3/4 inches he instructed me to go to a certain junk yard all ask to see their 1950 ford drive shafts...and measure until we found one that exact measurement. I asked aren’t they all the same? No, he said they are not. We found the driveshaft and pressed on new U Joints and it slipped right in. The car turned out to be incredibly fast. I never lost a drag race on the streets of Southeast Houston. I kept the car until my second year in college and have missed it for 50 years.

I have always wanted to recreate it. Last October I found a great 52 on EBay in Kentucky and "Stole" I think. The original car was named Alley Oop for the 1958 hit by the Hollywood Argyles. I have dubbed this new one Alley Oop II. I just ordered all the new front and rear suspension and brakes (Phase I). I will install a 350 SB Chevy with a 700R4 Transmission tied to the Ford 9 bolt rearend with 4.11 gears. I can't tell what an absolute rush it is to drive the car now as it is stock. It is like a step back in time. I will keep you posted on the progress. Tom -Dallas, Texas
PS: Phase I is complete and the car is now drivable…wow it is like an new car
PSS: Phase II is complete and the car is at the interior shop…check out the photos of the old car and new car on the HRT website
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Okay, where do I start? We have an auto restoration and repair shop in Rockville, MD. It's About Time Automotive, LLC. I enjoy seeing the pics of everyone's rides. Great stuff on this site from all over. My husband is so busy with the shop, he does not have time to work on anything of his own!:S We are going to setup at Spring Carlisle in Carlisle, PA in April so we hope to see our friends there and make new ones. If you are in the area, come by and see us. We work on daily driver cars too. Thanks for a great site to join and see what the rest of the gearheads are up to.
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I'm still workin' full time. I have my '55 Chevy which I love cruisin' in. Put 7,500 miles on it last year cruisin'. This will be my 5th season cruisin' with it. Got somethings I'll do to it when I get a chance. I've got rear shock mount, wiring harness, bumpers to put on. I bought the car in Jan. of 2007. Update:  Retired July of 2015. Still cruisin' in my 55, weather permitting. I have a 1980's 305 block with late 60's heads and Edelbrock manifold and carb. Running a Muncie M-20 4 speed and 3.55 stock rear. Body is stock and needs some work. Have a new 500 series steering box and Ididit column to install and still have that wiring harness waiting to be installed. I go to the Adirondack Nationals in Lake George New York every September and have a blast.          In my area of Massachusetts there are 15 to 25 cruises every night of the week with in an hour of home I try to go to as many different ones as I can.
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Thank you for your welcome, your website fits the bill for the gearhead like me. We are able to share our interest with people who understand what we go through.
A little about me, my dad and my self have been car guys for along time. We are mainly "old school" We have done several projects together,(he has a wealth of knowlege in his head) most of the projects are still here, hard to sell them, we get attached to them. As time permits I'll post them on this website. Our collection range from a 1937 Pontiac the oldest to our daily drivers of a 2005 Chrysler 300C. There is about 14 total and others are always welcome.
Keep up the good work, and keep your website open. Thanks again
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Hi, I am Louis live and work in Aberdeen Wa, been into cars since i played with hot wheels and models car as a kid, I build drive and sell hot rods, it is my life, I always have something in the hat in hot rods, I like going to the car shows and driving them, last weekend we was at Ocean shores Casino show and shine here is a picture http://www.hotrodtime.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/downsized_0417000825.jpg
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Ok. So here I am. I've been a car nut all my life. I've been doing photography since I bought a 35mm SLR at the PX in Germany where I was stationed from 67-71.

I''ve been running theChevy Asylum web site for about 12 years. I've owned a number of muscle cars...my current projects are an 85 Monter Carlo SS with a 406 race motor that I hope to run on the salt flats, personal goal to break 200 mph in a car I built myself. I also have a 29 Model A pickup that's my own version of a rat rod. It's full-fendered with a stock-height top and the original 4-banger motor.

[img size=800]http://www.hotrodtime.com/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/images/29modela_0425r8.jpg[/img]

I play blues bass and make sporadic attempts to improve on my 1962 Hammond organ.

I'm retired due to health issues (heart trouble) and widowed. I live in Taylorsville, Ut.

I have 2 grown/married sons and should be a grandfather in December.

I photograph car shows, cruise nights, most of the races at Miller Motorsports Park and try to get to every event on the salt flats. My daily driver is a 95 Suburban, sometimes referred to as the Hotel Suburbia, since I camp in it on the salt flats.

I've set a very heavy schedule of photo shoots this year. So far I've made all of those I planned to. At the end of this week (May 31st now) I'll head for Manti, Ut for the annual Rat Fink Reunion to celebrate the life and creations of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. I first met him in 1963 and last saw him a few months before his death. He was a big influence on my hot rod mania.

That's about it.
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