Author Archives: Story and photos by John Gunnell

A Project Worth Saving

Bob Drake Reproductions unique booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last October featured a rustic scene that included an old school ’35 Ford hot rod. The five-window coupe — restored to look like a low-bucks, early postwar hot rod — drew a lot of attention. We have the exclusive story behind this...

Stainless Steel Brake Job

Many old cars with original brake systems only have a single-circuit brake system. On such cars, the master cylinder has only one chamber, and if a brake line should blow, hydraulic pressure is completely lost, and the driver has nothing but the emergency brake to prevent disaster.