Friday, June 19, 2009

First Drive

Finally took the Henry J out for a spin last night with my daughter....and when people pull up next to you on a 2 way street to ask you what kind of car/engine that is, you know you have a head turner! I'll admit to struggling a bit getting her out of the garage (5 pt. turn to get facing out to go down the long steep driveway...a bored out Chevy 350 is a little dicey to get to move in small increments at a slow pace!). But once on the street it wasn't too tough to get used to. Stepping on the gas definitely gets you somewhere fast! Planning to take it to a car show this Sunday, Father's Day, in honor of Dad. Wish me luck!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Its Here!

In the garage as I type. And I've sat in it, started it...scared the kid to where she said she won't ride in it unless she has earplugs! Has a bored out 350 Chevy "Stroker" engine in it, aluminum header, positraction rear end (for drag racing. As. If. I. Could.). But its here all the same.

Thats a tough car. Hope I'm up to it!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday. Terror.

Tuesday I go get Dad's car. I've never driven it....what I do know is the guy who helped him rebuild it "advised" against the carburator he installed. The other one is at Dad's house. So I'm going to drive it 120 miles to my house on Tuesday.

And then it will be, officially....mine. And I haven't seen it since the last time I saw it with Dad at a car show before he passed. I am A) scared of how it will make me feel and B) Scared to drive it!

It will be ok, Dad's got my back....I have back up to follow me the whole way. But I'm freaked.