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But why do Ford Hot Rods have Chevrolet Engines? Do they want to become muscle cars? Chevrolet engines are quite possibly the most popular engines used in hot rods today. This is not surprising, considering the vast selection of aftermarket parts and the fact that Chevrolet engine components are almost always cheaper compared to other manufacturers. A hot rod’s performance primarily depends on two variables: power and weight. If the vehicle’s weight is constant but the power is increased, the vehicle will be faster. Similarly, if the engine’s power is unchanged but the vehicle’s weight is reduced, the vehicle will also be faster. A Chevy hot rod engine can be built to both increase the amount of power and reduce the vehicle’s weight.
Ford Hot Rods and Chevrolet engines aren’t muscle cars – what’s up? http://www.empowernetwork.com/wellcraft3/blog/ford- hot- rods- and- chevrolet- engines- arent- muscle- cars- whats- up?id=wellcraft3 January 29, 2013 Well, hot rods aren’t really meant to be muscle cars, so why the chevy engines? Last summer I had the opportunity of attending the LA Hot Rod show in Pasadena at the Fairplex. Being from the state of Washington where it rains 9 months out of the year, you see very little hot rod enthusiasts driving their rods. I didn’t realize how big Hot Rods were in California until I attended this show. Year 2013 will be the 49th time the Los Angeles Roadsters Car Club has produced its world- renowned show and the 34th year it will be held at the Fairplex in Pomona, California. Late model enthusiasts can find the swappers and manufacturers with many of the parts they are looking for, while early car parts are in abundance for the fellows who are restoring antiques or building that special new car. This is the West Coast’s largest trade show, where over 200 manufacturers and vendors of reproduction hot rod parts and accessories display their products and services. It’s a huge show that kind of reminds me of Disneyland…you need a week and still can’t see everything. One of the reasons for going there at this time was my brother-in-law has a 37 Ford Hot Rod and attends many of these show in the area. He’s involved with his hot rod group and goes to many of the local shows. There was also going to be a private Birthday party for Alex Xydias, the father of the Southern Cal hot rods. Prior to the big show at the Fairplex, we attended a Hot Rod drive by at a residence near Pasadena. A guy by the name of “Thumper” (not really sure how he got this name) holds a barbeque every year for the Hot Rod enthusiast. Anyone, and I mean anyone, who hears about Thumpers barbeque drives by with their Hot Rod, and can stop for FREE burgers, margueritas, beer, etc., all compliments of Thumper. The following photos are of his “everyone with a hot rod is invited” barbeque. NOTE: check out the red car on the fence. It is actually cut in half and mounted on the fence. Xydias first started construction of his hot rod, shaped like a tank, in February 1948 and finished it in time for the first SCTA meet in April . He set the Class A record of 130.155 mph at the close of the 1948 season. But why do Ford Hot Rods have Chevrolet Engines? Do they want to become muscle cars? Chevrolet engines are quite possibly the most popular engines used in hot rods today. This is not surprising, considering the vast selection of aftermarket parts and the fact that Chevrolet engine components are almost always cheaper compared to other manufacturers. A hot rod’s performance primarily depends on two variables: power and weight. If the vehicle’s weight is constant but the power is increased, the vehicle will be faster. Similarly, if the engine’s power is unchanged but the vehicle’s weight is reduced, the vehicle will also be faster. A Chevy hot rod engine can be built to both increase the amount of power and reduce the vehicle’s weight. Enter the muscle cars. While the image of a hot rod is typically a 30’s model Ford, there are also some very strange hot rods developed by people who work around other types of frames. I guess they figure once they have done everything else, why not step out of the box a little. Speaking of stepping out of the box a little, why not check out Empower Network. 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Don Whitson, Extreme Team Member and Team leader Remember, “Life is either a daring adventure…or nothing” -Helen Keller- affiliate marketing, blogging, empower network, empower network reviews, empower network scam, empower network viral blogging system, empower 100 percent, empowernetwork.com, internet marketing tools, marketing strategies, multilevel marketing, MLM About The Author: wellcraf t3 Graduate of the University of Washington (Huskies) and still watch every Husky game every Saturday. Retired owner of a Graphic Design firm looking for a little extra cash with Empower Network. Living in Everett, WA and love to boat, fish, play golf, tennis and bowl. Two daughters have graduated from college... one living near LA, CA and one studying in New York to achieve her Masters in International Relations.
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