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Updated 6/24/06

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1964 Plymouth Savoy Illustrated story.


1930 Ford Model A Flatbed Truck. We went out to look at this truck for sale. Front View  John inside truck.

Chad inside truck.  Steering wheel.  Engine.  Bed.


 1959 Volvo 544  Complete story with pictures.


Late 1940's Allis Chalmers Model WD Tractor Complete story with pictures.


1930 Ford Model A Engine with air compressor head: Carburetor Side view of engine, Front of Engine, Left side of engine
Rear of engine.
I have removed the carburetor, cleaned it, and replaced the gaskets: am getting better response but engine stalls out after a few seconds. Will try new ignition coil lead. Tillotson Carburetor disassembled for cleaning.


1978 Mercury Grand Marquis currently undergoing repairs and restoration. Read full story with pictures and restoration diary.


1986 Dodge 3/4 ton pickup with Tommy Lift This truck has a 360 cid carbureted engine and 3-speed automatic transmission. Read story with pictures. Documents water pump pulley failure.

Jukebox on the Tommy Lift

1990 Mercury Grand Marquis 302 cid multi-port fuel injection.


1989 Dodge 1-Ton Van This van is good for hauling when a covered cargo area is needed. It has a 360 cid engine with throttle-body injection. This is the first year for computers/fuel injection on Dodge trucks. Read complete story.


.Retro Westy This is a 1981 VW Westfalia sporting a recent paint job. This vehicle has hauled many pieces of audio equipment including several large consoles.

Retro Westy Pictured is Kevin Henson of Collins Auto Body and 5-Star Auto Rebuilders with the Westy. Kevin has done a fine job on the body and paint work for several of the Retro vehicles including the Westy. Their shop is at Marienfeld and Florida, just down the street from Retro.


1978 International Loadstar 1700 Bus This bus has a Carpenter body and a 345 cid carbureted engine that still uses points ignition. The bus is equipped with Allison automatic transmission and air brakes.

1978 International Bus Dashboard


1974 GMC 6000 Bus This bus has a Ward body and a GMC 366 cid engine with 4-barrel Holley carburetor. It has electronic ignition, standard transmission, and hydraulic brakes


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