CAL-RODS MEMBERS CARS
In order to give our Web Site viewers a flavor of the beautiful Classic cars owned by CAL-RODS Car Club Members, the photos below will feature some of the cars with a description.
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Jim and Kelly Karls 1939 Chevy powered by a 355' with Dart heads backed up with a built 700-R4 transmission. It has a '68 Nova sub-frame and 3.73:1. Posi-traction rear end. Mercedes Silver and Lexus Pearl white paint separated by a candy apple red beltline stripe & flames. This car was originally built by Jim and his Dad when Jim was just 15 years old. It has remained in the family for 36 years. Jim acquired it back about two years ago.
Bill and Linda Seal ’23 Ford T Bucket, brown upholstery, V-8 60 engine with twin carbs, aluminum heads and a mild cam, 5-speed Toyota transmission, S10 rear end, Indy style mag wheels and Wilwood brakes, Acme beer keg gas tank.
Norm and Renee Gerwien 1956 Ford F100 big window.
Clyde Searcey 1936 ford roadster, 21 stud v-8 Flathead (stock) engine, 3 speed stock floor shift transmission, 411 gear ratio stock rear end, brown Naugahyde upholstery, wheels are stock 16" rims with spiders, stock suspension, mechanical brakes.
Jesse and Chris Mezquita 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe. Chevy Specifications, Engine: V8, Pro-Flo 4 EFI System. The EFI system 29 Lb/Hr injectors capable of 450 HP with 58 p.s.i. fuel pressure. Displacement.
Bob and Linda Combe 1942 GMC flatbed dully, woodwork on bed and side rails all hand crafted by Bob, engine is rebuilt original 228 cu in OHV, electrical system has the rebuilt original generator and new wiring, but like the original, it remains a 6-volt system, won “Best in Class” in Solvang.
Dave and Emely Knight 1957 Chevy 2 Door Wagon. Car is owned by Dave and his Son Doug. 350ci V8 with less than 300 miles. Borg Warner 5 speed manual transmission. PS, PB, A/C, Bucket seats, digital gauges, aluminum radiator, headers w/electronic cutouts.
Doc Conroy 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air, 365 Chevy engine, 5 speed Richmond stick transmission, 9” Ford Lincoln rear end, front end by Williams, Americans wheels, tan leather upholstery. The car was featured in Hot Rod Magazine’s July 2002 issue and has been featured on IN-N-OUT t-shirts.
Don Geer 1937 Ford Cabriolet. 350ci LT1 GM. 700R automatic transmission, 9” ford chrome rear end. Four-wheel Wilwood disc brakes, Billet Specialties wheels with Goodyear Eagle tires, 225/45/R17 front and 235/50/R18 rear. Tan & black upholstery, bucket seats divided by a full-length console. The dash houses digital gauges & flows around into the doors. A Boyd Coddington wheel tops the chromed tilt column. Black Hartz canvas top is highlighted with bright chrome bows & hardware.
Don and Kathy Babbit 1940 ford deluxe coupe. LT1GN2 engine,400 R trans, 9 inch ford rear end, AC, PS, PB, American Torq thrust wheels, independent suspension.
Danny and Karen Blanton 1953 Ford F-100 Engine is 302 Ford, C-4 Transmission, 9” Ford rear end, stock front end, saw blade wheels, gray cloth upholstery.
Ray and Marian Mahoney 1956 Ford F100 Panel, gray naugahyde with tweed inserts, 383 Stroker Chevy Engine, 350 Chevy transmission, ORD F-100 Panel, 9" ford rear end, 79 volare clip front end, Cragger wheels.
Jim and Judy Salazar 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sports Coupe
Ron Barrett 1940 Ford Deluxe, 302 V-8, 600 CFM Holley, Custom ceramic headers, RV Cam, C-4, Mustang II front end, Mustang power bucket seats.
Daniel and Roni Diaz 1928 Ford Tudor Sedan built by Peter Fiorito Jr., 350 C.i. Chevy engine, 350 Chevy transmission, Chevy rear end, painted steel rims, upholstery black and white tuck and roll, graphics were painted by Daniel and are replicas of original WWII Flying Tigers graphics.
Jim and Linda Clark 1957 Studebaker Pickup Truck 350 Chevy engine, 3 speed automatic 350 Turbo transmission, upholstery Saddle Tan high end vinyl, rear end GM 10 bolt 3.08 1 gear ratio, late model Camaro front suspension, A/C, power steering & power windows, tilt wheel, AM/FM Bluetooth stereo system. The truck was shown at the Good Guys Rod And Custom Southeastern Nationals Car show at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Bob and Katherine Matejzel 1935 Ford PU, 1958 Olds 371, CID 3 speed. hydro power front disc brakes, Ford 9" rear end 3 ½ chop top old school flames,red & black tuck & roll interior.
Bill and Sandy Sieber 1954 Buick Century 326 Nail Head, stock dynaflow transmission, stock front and rear end, chromed spoke wheels. Teal and white Naugahyde upholstery.
Frank and Josephine Johnson 1959 Corvette with 283cu.245HP, Twin WCFB carburetors, 4Speed transmission, 370 ratio rear end.
Dave & Mary Morel Completely stock 1972 Dodge Dart Swinger. In family 46 years. Upholstery-black vinyl and checkered inserts. Engine Stock 318 C.I.
Vic and Wanda Cunnyngham 1932 Roadster
Bob and Carrie O’Neal 1948 Reo Speedwagon, Chevy 350, 700 R4 trans, 9” Ford rear end w/4.11 gears, 12” x 16” cheater slicks, 29 Ford Brookville 4 link suspension, cowhide front seat.
Rich Ralstin 1931 Ford Roadster '62 Pontiac Tempest engine, 200-4R Gm Blown 4 cylinder transmission, 9” ford rear end, So-Cal front end. Wheels are steel with beauty rims. Tan leather upholstery.
Greg and Kiki Hahs “The Freight Train”. 1946 2 ½ ton Chevy heavy duty commercial truck. Engine 1968 426 Hemi with a Mooneyham supercharger mounted behind the cab, transmission 700-R4, rear end Jaguar V12 limited slip, hydro boost brakes. Custom column with 1958 Impala SS steering wheel, Color is Red Baron red by Star Side Design.
Gary and Tami Schaal 1952 Gmc 1 Ton Dually Flatbed 5 Window, stock 261 cubic inch 6 cylinder engine, 3 speed overdrive manual transmission, stock interior.
Don and Cookie Ford 1953 Mercury Monterey in Yosemite Yellow, stock flathead engine, stock automatic transmission, stock rear and front end and wheels, deep brown tweed upholstery, India black top.
Mike and Valarie Thompsett 1957 Chevrolet 210 Post, 350 engine, 350 transmission, rear end and front end stock Chevy, gray vinyl tweed upholstery.
Carl and Bertha Glaze 1961 Ford Galaxie Series 50 Club Victoria, 352 cu in. Fe V8 250 Hp. (5.8 L) engine, factory 4bbl Carburetor, lowered 2.5”, stock cruise-o-matic dual range transmission, rear end 3.00:12 Currie axles, front disc brakes, factor air-conditioning.
Mike and Joan Case 1940 Ford Deluxe Two Door Sedan, 49 blown flathead engine, 5 speed transmission, 8.8” Ford rear end, front end Magnum dropped axle with disc brakes, gray tweed upholstery, wheels are steel with beauty rims.
Eric and Joan Martin 57 Ford 3\4 ton pick-up in full patina The truck is equipped with a drive train from a 1972 to 78 F 250. it has a 351 Ford Windsor engine with a FMX cast iron transmission and Heavy Duty, None Positraction 3.54 Gear Ratio.
When Eric and Joan bought the truck it was running but not moving! They had it towed to Four C’s Transmission Specialty in Santa Fe Springs. The transmission was re-built & given a good checkup = everything else it needed. It now has all new brakes & brake lines – Frame work- split manifold with pipes & flow thru mufflers – new rear bumper – new starter- battery – wind shield wiper motor & wipers- completely re-wired & Eric gave it rear back up lights – a new dash with all new gauges. He replaced the rear view mirrors you see in the pic (no view) & put full truck mirrors on.
People ask Eric if he's going to fix it up? Of course they mean restore it. He doesn't think he'll ever totally fix it up = he's having too much fun with it. Personally he likes the patina; He thinks it brings character to the truck and he doesn't have to tell people not to touch it- also he can use a truck & that’s why he bought it !!!