What Happens After We Do The Custom Paint Job?
Here's A Couple of Our Customers Doing What THEY Do Best!
Wow, sounding great and looking even better! Now, Hollis Jones loves to go fast. Back around that time, while he was tuning and working on the performance of this great car, I can remember the "promises" to his wife and his family, that once he reached 7 seconds in the quarter mile, he would hang up his fire suit and that would be that! Hmmm, I guess that wasn't the case......in this next video, I think you'll see a few differences in the car! The huge, stainless steel blower hanging out of the hood is one of those differences! LOL
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Back in the '80's, when Larry first started working on Hollis's car, I can remember the two of them enjoying a cold one while trying to figure out how to fit the car for the huge racing slicks that were necessesary to keep him "glued" to the pavement! Larry is quite the magician when it comes to modification of these cars and after some thought and "Blackman" engineering, he tubbed the quarters and they modified the chassis to hold the slicks. It was a job that Larry is proud of to this day. As anyone who has seen a '66 Nova knows, the body lines are beautiful, but, very intricate. The line that travels down the lower portion of the body of the vhicle is a double indentation with a raised point above and below the indent. In asking Larry how he managed to duplicate that line in the portion of the quarter that he had to fabricate, his answer was....."I found somethin that worked....". We also fabricated from scratch, the hood scoop to house the huge blower that then took up residence above the engine block. That particular 1966 Nova had become one of the first "Larry Blackman originals"! As usual, Larry's experience and engineering skills paid off and the rear slicks fit perfectly and the hood modifications were flawless.
Once again the vehicle was repainted, but, this time, the car was stripped down to bare metal and an absolutely flawless, pure white, pearlized paint job was put on the car. Hollis Jones is one of the only people that Larry has allowed to help out with the paint job. Larry's almost fanatical obsession with perfection usually does not allow for any type of assistance. But, Hollis insisted and Larry agreed and the two set out as a team to produce one of the finest paint jobs ever to speed down the 1/4 mile strip.
Hollis Jones' car is just one of many that we have on the drag strip or circle track. Check back often for more success stories!