13 of the Best Hot Rod Engines at LA Roadster Show
Best Engines of the 2010 LA Roadster Show
Walking the 2010 LA Roadster Show, I started snapping shots of the dazzling chrome works of four-stroke art found in the roadsters and hot rods in the show. Where else to place the prized and uber-rare speed parts for your flathead than out for the world to see in an open engine bay?
So let’s put it to a vote. Pick a favorite and MyRideisMe.com will send a T-shirt to the top 3 engines. Easy for me to say! To do that, I’ll need help! If you know the owner or know the owners cousin or even want to know the owner… leave a comment and help us get in touch.
Owners of these engines: Please email to moc.eMsiediRyMnull@senignEtseB. You might have won a t-shirt! Let us know the details of the build and how this engine shows why, “My Ride is Me”.
For every picture here, click on it for the full size image.
Starting with The Flatheads category: (don’t forget #1 above)
#3 Jimmy Shine’s Truck – 1949 Ford flathead built by Mike Gilbert with Stromberg 97 carbs atop a S.C.o.T. blower with wide open zoomie headers
#4 Tom Cobbs Roadster Flathead: 1946 Mercury 268CI with Cobbs designed 3-ring pistons; Evans 8:1 heads and Cobbs modified GMC 3-71 blower on Navarro manifold supplied by 4 Stromberg Model 48′s. Dig the cooper fuel plumbing too! (I cheated on this on and copied the show card. I also got a picture of “The Snake” Don Prudhomme starting this up. Yea! It runs!!)
Next, representing the, Blown & Bad not a flathead category:
Next, representing the, Hell NO I ain’t a Small Block Chevy category:
That’s it. 13 of the best looking, best detailed engines of the LA Roadster Show. Care to pick a favorite?
And don’t forget to tell the owner to contact me with details of the engine. I’ll update the story. (Cause we love old school, but we’re we’re the dynamic NEW way to read about hot rods!)
Want more “Best of” Engines? Check out the Best Engines of SEMA 2010