The Return of the Wagon! Part 2
Back in the old garage with Dad! We have built and restored so many cars in this 30' x 30' home of horsepower but the wagon was memorable because it was the first build that I was old enough to really work on. It was the first car I could really contribute to but I was still too young and inexperienced to drive it. This, like most of our cars, was on a tight budget. It was all hand-built and armed with mostly swap-meet parts. In fact, we found a left for dead '79 Camaro race car and got many of the parts we needed for the wagon from that old car. Fast forward 20 years and here we are with the same short block 406, same heads, same intake and same old double pumper. We decided on a roller cam this time but everything else is pretty much exactly the same. The 9 inch Ford out back has 4.10's so the car will mile-per-hour well and we added new rubber all around but the long-roof racer is basically a time-machine filled with 90's tech. This episode has become a fan favorite since you get a glimpse of my Old Man in his element. He has been drag racing on an off the track since 1962....and you get to hear the old small-block roar again!