Straight-Pipe Drone Strike Eliminator — Automobiliacs Across California
Howdy, welcome to West Coast Eastwood’s 39th edition of the West Coast Report. Did you know that a straight-pipe drone strike has nothing to do with radio controlled model airplanes capable of delivering death from above? It’s not a controversial subject at all, come to find out straight-pipe drone is that irritating echoing in your brain caused by erratic acoustic waveforms emanating from your vehicle’s exhaust system. Continued exposure can lead to a sudden onset of an explosive headache, or even worse cause you to yell at your dog. This pesky phenomenon is not quite as bad as a subarachnoid hemorrhage, but its bad all the same. So what can you, the afflicted motorist do? The solution lies just a click away its called Eastwood Thermo-Coustic Barrier, and if you’d like to read all about how to install it please keep an eye peeled for my article in the June 2014 issue of Classic Trucks, or check it out at www.ClassicTrucks.com.
I believe this is a ’54 Corvette. Its sitting in a private collection in Huntington Beach, California, just mere blocks from the world headquarters of Mothers Wax & Polishes. Not a bad sign collection either, huh?
Again at the Turlock swap meet this 1939 Evinrude Scout would be a fun project to restore. A little known fact; Ole Evinrude liked to bake fishsticks while prototyping prop designs on his Bridgeport mill.
Blow up this image and you’ll see the Chase Chevrolet license plate frame from Stockton. I remembered a friend has a ’65 Chevy C10 pickup that was sold new at Chase (verified by the build sheet) so I bought it for him.
This young feller had just returned from the great spectacle that was the Lambrecht Chevrolet auto auction in Pierce, Nebraska. He wanted $10,500 for the white ’59 Chevy wagon behind him, and specified “serious buyers only.”
Better than trying to utilize NOS cork gaskets from way back in the last century Best Gaskets of Santa Fe Springs, California manufactures a complete line of hard to find applications. www.Vintagegasket.com
If indeed this Harley-Davidson “garbage wagon” is a ’66 year model the fuel petcock is on the right side tank. In 1967 the DC-12 Linkert was replaced on Shovelheads with a Tillotson diaphragm type carburetor.
This is an artistic shot brought to you free by the good folks at Eastwood.
Remember when the guys at American Restoration restored this 10-foot tall Pep-Boys statue? Here it is at the Petersen. Checkout Manny’s distinctive “toothbrush” mustache with flipped ends, and note the cigar missing since 1990 is now back… as it should be.
An unimaginable vastness of good memories. Isn’t funny how the passing of time can turn the dated look of this boxy ARCO pump into a piece of nostalgia. Think that ARCO EC-X pump looks sinister, Google EC-X, and MTBE to find out.
The ears aren’t as pointy as the original, but the Petersen’s recreation of the Pup Café adds a great touch of full scale nostalgia to the museum’s streetscape. That’s it for this week, next week we’ll celebrate the 40th edition of the West Coast Report in honor of the Pup Café by eating Vanilla ice cream with a Tamale on top… Think I’m kidding?
— John Gilbert