1957 Black Widow Article
Saturday 4/17 - Garage
Santa Showed up for this years Annual Triple XXX Jingle Bell
New Chevy ads seen in
NWCCC member Marc Buehler
makes Sunday's Seattle Times NW Auto Section
NW Autos – Sunday – Nov.1
Buehler purchased his 1957 Chevrolet six years ago, he
expected to replace the upholstery and maybe give the car a
paint job. But after more than 40 years of longing for his
classic beauty, that would have been too simple.”
2009 LeMay Open House
Collectible cars are holding up surprisingly well
in this down economy. The reason? Boomers with bucks. An old car
is an increasingly popular way to recapture the excitement of
our youth. In this GB Classic, Marc gets an unforgettable ride
in a '57 Chevy that has been "slightly" customized. Fasten your
seatbelt -- this is gonna be a wild ride.
The Fastest '57 Chevy in the World
Click here to watch story.
Goodguys National - Friday - 7/24
Delta Park Opener - Portland - submitted by Greg Weld
Bud's Cooling Problem Fix
by Greg Weld
Original Email Request
that went out
"Bud’s Nomad overheated
yesterday while waiting in line for Cruzin’ to Colby.
He has a new 4-core Griffin Aluminum radiator with fan
shroud, a mechanical fan, and a 180 degree thermostat.
He’s looking for a pusher type front mounted electric fan
and an alloy overflow catch tank to solve his cooling
problems. If anyone can help him please call Bud’s
cell at (206) 601-1762."
Greg Weld fix and solution
BUD stopped by after I talked to him... and I
looked at, and adjusted a few of the following things:
His fan blade is 1" off the radiator - and he
has a shroud - and the fan blades are half in and half out
of the shroud -- PERFECT.
The radiator showed between a 20 and 30* DROP
in temp from top to the bottom -- perfect. This is idling in
gear for a long period (20 minutes).
He has a 180* Thermostat - which my digital
(infrared) measurement showed was working just fine -
opening and closing.
I tested his system for leaks - it held
pressure perfectly.... but his CAP was a low 7 #'r --- NOT
His idle was about 100 rpm too low "in gear" -
he was at 600... not enough fan flow that low... I adjusted his
700ish IN GEAR. This is where you sit at a light - or in
traffic - not in NEUTRAL/PARK... His torque converter is tight -
and drops the idle 200 RPMs when dropped in gear.
His timing was "okay" - set at 9* - I bumped
it to 12* (initial) after adjusting the carb etc.
His carb was LEAN.... I adjusted it using
the tried and true vacuum plus tach method - highest
vacuum and highest tach reading.... A lean condition on
the idle circuit will add heat... Lean is hot - Rich is
Lean for a day - rich for life... LOL
The radiator CAP was a 7 # model --
not high enough with a 180* thermostat.... so gave him
one of my 15 # versions - that will raise the boiling
point.... and keep the coolant in the radiator on shut
down... also added one bottle of Water Wetter.... Water
Wetter is a surfactant (fancy name for soap) it makes
the molecules slicker so they make better contact with
the surface (of the block and of the radiator cooling
fins) just for good measure.
According to my fancy dandy measure
tool - his temp gauge (after market) reads about 20*
HIGH... but this depends on where the sender is
installed. I didn't spend any time to figure that out...
it doesn't matter... it only matters that he's not
boiling over... if the sender is in the head near an
exhaust port - it's going to read higher than my
measurement at the actual thermostat. I'm interested in
real readings taken at the thermostat - the top of the
radiator - and the bottom of the radiator (temp drop).
Then we went to Dixies BBQ and had
Cooling system issues can be "stacked
up" against you. There are all manor of things to work
against you here.... and if your system is working well
- i.e., good radiator - good fan - good thermostat....
then adding fans etc is just putting lipstick on a pig.
There is a reason the system isn't able to pull the heat
out -- and you have to find that reason... not just
cover it up. My bet is his number one issue was the low
idle coupled with the low cap pressure....
Now we'll wait to see -- cool days
and freeway cruising won't tell us a thing. We'll need
to wait for a 80* day and bad traffic or a slow cruise.
Old Rides Show at the Triple
XXX on 05/24/09 by Mario Pipkin
Cruzin' Colby 2009 - May
Cadance Paulino's very
correct and very original '54 Corvette that her father bought
from Tom Crooks in 1984 at the Triple XXX Spring Opener - May
Click on the image below to open up the PDF.
May 2009 Autotrader Classics Article about
Bud does the Sockit Wenches
Hot Rod Hall of Fame
Gina Edwards was inducted into the Hot Rod Hall of Fame on
April 25th. Clockwise from top, members Bob Jennings, Dave
White (webmaster), Mark Wadzinski (Pres.), Fred Edwards
(father), Gina, Elena & Tim (hidden) Sellers, Scott Swindling
(Sec.) and Steve Foltz.
Gina was also
selected to serve on the Banquet Committee for the 2010 event.
Submitted by Greg
Weld - 04/13/009 - "Trainload of Trucks"
Worley in Hot Rod Hall of Fame by Gina Edwards (Nomad
Jerry Yoder's Garage Tour -
Saturday March 21st (vernal equinox)
'56 4 door 210
only did the get the right model, they got the correct
color. HB dude!!
invited Bud to meet me at the LeMay Club Auto last night
because I’d never gone and didn’t know anything about it.
As a long standing member of the museum they send me
reminders every week to come over and check it out.
For more information about Club Auto click here
to the public and you don’t need to be a member. The
address is 11200 Kirkland Way in Kirkland, WA. 98033
greeted by Dominic Dobson the Director of Corporate
Development for the museum. Dominic is a former world
class driver with over 20 years of competing in motor sports
events such as Sebring, LeMans, Daytona and Indianapolis.
He took us on a short tour and
pointed out a recent acquisition of an absolutely stunning
Bud holding on very gently to the million dollar plus
Daimler. This was a local car that was restored to the
highest level possible and is spectacular to see in person.
There are about 30 or more cars there that include Jags, a
DB2 Aston Martin, early Porsches, and even a Dusenburg.
Hagaman who is on the LeMay Steering Committee was also
gracious enough to show us his own personal collection which
is housed next door in a separate facility. I’ve known
Peter for over 30 years when I used to race vintage Ducati
motorcycles up and down the West Coast. Peter has a
wonderful collection of very original and very correct
Ducati’s singles and also a 750 Sport and Super Sport.
He also has a Norton Manx 500cc racer (unobtanium) along
with lots of memorabilia. Peter is a noted Pebble
Beach Concourse judge along with putting on and promoting
the Concourse at Carillon Point here each September.
collection includes not one, but two Mercedes Benz 300s, one
a gull-wing coupe and a convertible. In addition he
has several Porsche Cabriolet’s and a number of historic
Bently’s. As we were wandering around I noticed an ISO
– Daytona. During the 60’s and into the 70’s ISO
produced a number of exotic Italian supercars (Grifo and
Bizzarini) with traditional Ferrari like bodywork, but they
were powered by Chevy small-blocks.
ISO Daytona is one of only two in the world and features a
cross-ram Weber setup shown on the left.
kind enough to start it up and it sounded unlike any Chevy
I’ve ever heard It reminded me of the most exotic
double-overhead cam 4-valve 12 Ferrari sound, it reved
instantaneously like a top fuel dragster and shrieked when
pushed towards the top of it’s rpm range.
To say the
least this was far more than I had expected on a cold,
dreary February Thursday night. So if you’ve got some
time to spend, take a moment and head on over to Club Auto
on Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings, they’d love to
see you and everyone is welcome.
and Bud Worley
Photo by Mario Pitkin
Photos from Mario Pitkin of the Old Rides
Car Club at the Dick's Event
It was a great little event down at the
Dick's 55th yesterday.. Fair weather and great cars and owners!
Thank you for your part in making it happen. All three network
news channels covered the event as well as radio.
free to pass along this photo hosting website of my photos of
I look forward to partnering with your club in a event some time
in the near future!
Our beloved Dick's
Drive Ins is celebrating its 55th Anniversary this month and
would like to offer vintage car owners the opportunity to be a
part of our "Delicious Memories" kick-off on Wednesday, January
28! We'll have media in attendance at a press
conference that morning (Wed. Jan. 28), so we are looking for
several 1954-1957 Chevrolet and a 1920s-early 1950s hot rod or
two of any make, to display around the Dick's
Wallingford location. We require cars with visually correct,
1950s appearance. If your car is chosen to participate you'll
get some professional photos, possible media coverage, a Dick's
T-shirt and some Dick's Dollars (redeemable at any Dick's
location). -- not to mention the opportunity to share your own
Dick's memories! Dick Spady, who is now 85, and his son Jim who
runs the business, will be hosting the event.
Timeline: Wed. Jan. 28 -Staging of cars will begin at 9:45 am.
and end at 11:15 am
Pre Photos to be taken between 10 am -
10:30 am - Press Conference is at 10:30 am
Cars will need to
be off the lot by 11:30 am (to allow for the lunch rush hour)
Dick's Drive In - Wallingford
111 NE 45th St.
Seattle, WA 09107
Please email or call Jim
Giordano or call Bud Worley (425) 235-0825 (home) or (206)
601-1762 (cell) if you would like your car to be considered for
Vintage Car Coordinator
Owner Giordano's Vintage Motors
Carnation, WA 98004