Owner - Heath Bullock
Step 1 - Completed
Heath has been picking away at this car for many years. He has hit his limitations for Horse Power with the current Transaxle, It's time to move into something stronger and more modern.
Step 2 - Deconstruction
With the winter months bearing down on us. Heath is preparing to welcome Springtime with a big smoky Posi-Trac burnout!
Step 3 - New Drivetrain
Ahhh... That's better! Now we have some room to breath under here!.
With the anemic Trans Axle out of the way, Heath can patch some bodywork before he decides on which modern rear end he is going to install. FYI - The Sticker on the lift actually reads "I love Dick Clark".
This is the 455 Olds Big Block that this car deserves! Sadly Heath will probably go with some POS Pontiac engine that nobody but him has ever heard about.
Here is the Transaxle after the amputation. Notice how clean it is?
It's almost a shame to leave it on the floor all used up and tired.
Word on the street is this isn't the only tired old tranny hanging around Heath's garage...
Time to strip the hood. Heath enjoys the smell of stripper juice from the "Hood".
8 years of College Heights tech courses are starting to pay off! Bodywork looks better than the Guild.
Transmission cross member required some modification due to the previous transaxle set up.
Here is a good view of the reinforced steel plate required to hold the 4 link into the chassis.
Getting the metal work started on the rear quarter panels.
Heath is using his precise measurement blocks to set ride height, he picked these up from an abandoned construction site.
Upper 4 link control bars installed.
Coil over shocks installed and this rear end is getting ready for some punishment.
Transmission cross member painted and new tunnel fabricated.
The new stance now gives the car a cool modern look.
The previous stance gave it the aero dynamics of a Ford Econo Van!
Heath can now check his 1/4 mile time with a stopwatch instead of a calendar.
Rear end is patiently waiting for a drive shaft.
If you look close... you can see Heath is preparing to change the gear oil by drinking the old oil. Fun Fact... drinking gear oil will cure constipation and saves recycling fees. (disclaimer - Drinking gear oil is dangerous and deadly)
Notice the new coil overs? The last ones were not "Bullock Proof"
Here is a two tone paint scheme that you don't see every day. The door handles require freakishly long sasquatch fingers to open.
Judging by the smell of freshly burnt rubber in front of my house and the tell tale signs of a Bullock burnout, I would hazard a guess that the car is finally on the road.
Summer 2017 Update
There is something missing from this picture, fans of the site will realize that is the 326 cubic inch Power Plant that has powered this car for many years. Sadly... it was time to go.
The first step was to implement a strategic plan that included copious amounts of "Thinking Juice" and apparently huffing one complete can of primer.
Heath spent the winter and spring building this awesome 400 cubic inch engine. Alas, it is still a Pontiac engine...
Nothing short of the best of everything went into the construction of this power plant.
It took a little perspiration, ingenuity and moving some engine mounts but Heath got it hooked up and attached to a new 200r4 tranny.
With the driveline hooked up, and the line lock turned on these tires won't last long!