1948 Studebaker – Skyline drivetrain

After driving my Skyline powered RX-7 for a year, I decided that I really like the RB20 turbo motor, and would consider doing another project using the same motor.  I have always done European or Japanese car projects, but never an American car except for my Ford truck.  I went …

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Red RX-7 Custom Convertible

In 1987 I purchased a wrecked 1984 RX-7, roof and rear body destroyed beyond repair, but very low mileage and like new interior.  After finishing my house and shop to the point of being usable, I decided to build a custom convertible.  My friend Robert had a 1979 RX-7 rear …

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Ford Truck

In March of 1981 I went to a salvage auction and bought a 1980 Ford van which had been rolled over.  It had only 3,000 total miles, the roof was badly smashed, but there was no suspension or chassis damage. I cut it off behind the driver’s door and grafted …

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V8 Powered RX-7

After spending most of my adult life tinkering with foreign cars, and quite a few years with rotary powered cars, it occurred to me that I never owned an American muscle car or anything else with a high powered V8.  As much as anything, I think I just wanted to …

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RX-7 with Skyline Turbo Motor

I acquired this 1984 RX-7 GSL in 1997 with a dead motor and minor body damage, but with a very nice interior. I built a ported 12a motor and painted it with this red and silver paint scheme, lacquer with a lacquer clearcoat. After 15 years it still looks pretty …

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The Stiletto Project

For many years I was intrigued by the concept of a three wheeled sports-car type vehicle because of its light weight and potential to use a motorcycle type of engine and transmission. I knew that turnover stability is always a consideration with a three wheeler, and after much time spent …

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