With the Dual Carb Registry going fairly well, I still get E-mails from people who don't own '41 or '42 Buicks who have been inspired by my work. Frankly, I'm flattered. So in return, I thought I'd showcase some of the neat projects out there. I know I've done this once before back in the January 2003 Spinning My Tires editorial, but I thought these cars deserved a more permanent place on-line. So, in no particular order, here they are:
This is my friend John "Spider" Kilbane's '36 Buick Special coupe (that's Spider in the yellow shirt). It's been nicely restored and slightly modified like a '50s custom. In addition to the skirts and fender markers, it also sports a '41 dual-carb setup, dual exhaust and a tuck-and-roll interior. It's a very strong runner and looks delightful in the flesh. The '36s were the cars that put Buick back in the black after some rough years in the early '30s.
Jan Rons sent me some awesome pictures of his 1940 Century Convertible (66-C) project. He's made a few upgrades, including the ubiquitous dual-carb setup, sidemounts and fender skirts, but as Jan says, "Why not build it the way I want?" I agree completely, and admit that a 1940 Century convertible is about the most desirable pre-war hot-rod out there. Keep the photos coming!
Paul Florio owns this very nice 1966 Mustang GT convertible. He's been working on it for several years and has turned it into a great summer driver that is reliable and safe. Paul is a fan of factory-original restorations and has been changing other owners' mistakes to match original specs. Nice.
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