Drive Type: Rear Wheel
Model: Bel Air/150/210
Greenwich, Ohio, United States
This is my 1955 Chevy 210 2 door Hardtop.This is a very nice driver quality car.First the good,This car has an HP code 1965 327 that has been completely rebuilt professionally.It is 40 over with forged crank Speedpro pistons,Cleveite bearings,Felpro gaskets, High volume Melling oil pump.Also has a solid lifter Crower Cam #00320 comp solid cool lifters with the small oil hole in the face of the lifter,Comp roller rockers and heavy duty pushrods. Camel hump heads completely rebuilt with unleaded valves and guides also screw in studs were installed at rebuild.New fuel pump,water pump, one wire alternator and edelbrock carb,Headers.The flywheel and clutch are stock size for a 427 corvette.The transmission is a 1967 Muncie wide ratio 4 speed that was totaly rebuilt and shifts perfectly and tight.New Hurst comp shifter.The u joints are heavy duty,Not sure what brand...The rear is a 9" 373 Ford Motorsports posi with 11 inch drums and Moser racing axles. The car has power disk brakes in front and new ball joints upper and lower.New A frame bushings upper and lower as well as wheel bearings.Tie rod ends were in great shape so I did not replace,but new ones come with.It has Purple Hornies glasspack mufflers (if you want to call them mufflers) its kinda loud.It has less than 1500 miles on all this stuff.
Kurt Busch will channel Ricky Bobby for another NASCAR race, this time driving a Wonder-sponsored Chevrolet SS, in this weekend's Camping World RV Sales 500 at the Talladega Motor Speedway. Unlike past tie-ins, though, there's actually an element of sponsorship here (the "Me" car was done when Busch was running on a team without sponsorship).
It was arranged by Flower Foods, the new owner of the Wonder brand. Wonder was part of the bankrupt Hostess company, which temporarily exited the US market 2012, and set off the Great Twinkie Shortage.
Busch has made something of a habit of channeling characters from famous racing movies, most recently running Tom Cruise's City Chevrolet livery from Days of Thunder in a Nationwide Series race earlier this year. Busch kicked off his movie-inspired antics, though, at Talladega in 2012, when he raced El Diablo's ("It's like... Spanish for like a fighting chicken") "Me" car complete with a cougar on the hood. He even went so far as to channel the lovable idiot that is Ricky Bobby during the race, dropping a few catchphrases about macchiatos and slingshots.
We all remember the financial crisis that began several years back. At its core was a splurge of subprime lending for housing loans. The housing bubble burst, triggering a collapse of the mortgage-backed securities market. Apparently, those types of loans still exist in the automotive industry, and the market share for these types of "nonprime, subprime, and deep subprime," loans has grown 13.6 percent compared to the third quarter a year ago.
According to an Automotive News report, high-risk lending expanded to 24.8 percent of total loans in Q3, up from 21.9 percent for this time last year. As this level increased, average credit scores of borrowers dropped to 755, down from 763 a year ago. In that time, the average financing amount increased $90 per vehicle, to $25,963.
At 818, Volvo maintains the highest per-owner credit score, while Mitsubishi has the lowest, at 694. The highest rate of borrowers was at Toyota, with 14 percent of the market, followed by Ford with 13.1 percent and Chevrolet at 11.1.
Chevrolet handed over the keys to 33 Hot Wheels Camaro Convertible Indianapolis 500 festival cars this week. Race directors get the luxury of driving the droptops around Indianapolis in an ongoing tradition with roots all the way back to the 1960s. The stunt is supposed to remind area residents that the Indy 500 is right around the corner. The cars are our first look at the special Camaro Hot Wheels Edition in convertible form, and they are slated to head to dealers after a one-time production run. The cars also represent the first time in history full-size Hot Wheels have been offered for sale by an automaker.
The cars will be available in both the previously seen coupe bodystyle and this convertible configuration, and will feature metallic blue paint and special wheels with the iconic redline accent. Buyers will be able to choose between the V6-powered 2LT trim and the V8-powered 2SS guise.
Hot Wheels says the original Custom Camaro toy was one of the original 16 1:64-scale diecasts, and it remains one of the company's most valuable collector items today.