Complete early 283 Hi-Po Chevrolet V8 motor and TH350 trans. This is a really good running motor and trans that is super smooth and tight and very fast. The motor is a rare 1958-1962, High performance 315HP model. It was purchased by the Kennedy brothers in Pomona, California about 4 years ago and was pulled from a local Deuce 5 window where it had been sitting since the 60's. After being stripped and inspected and finding it was good condition low mileage engine the heads were rebuilt for good measure, full set of gaskets were installed as well as a new Edelbrock intake, Edelbrock carb, chrome alternator, starter, water pump, plugs, wires, distributor cap, points etc, before being painted orange. I have maybe done 600 miles since all this work done and it has never skipped a beat and does not leak or burn oil. it has great oil pressure, 40-45 when cold and 25-30 when hot. The trans was also a low mileage item and fitted with a new high stall converter, kick down linkage and an old chrome B&M shifter and it works great and shifts good. The 4 barrel air cleaner is a rare old aluminum Nicson marine style unit. The headers are old modified tube style and were on this very coupe since 1964. The aluminum valve covers are vintage 60's finned Corvette. I even have the original cut down fan for the front pulley! I have decided to put an early Cad motor and manual trans in my coupe so that is the reason this good running set up is up for grabs. I will be pulling it all out as one thing, so this really is a bolt in a car and go deal!! It's all still in my car so if you are interested you can check it out, hear it and ride in the car! It is located in Hollywood, California is local pick up only. $1500.00 firm. firstname.lastname@example.org The original chopped down Deuce grille shell & insert, custom made radiator and electric fan will also be available soon if anyone is interested.
Dan Venditto hails from the great state of Pennsylvania in a little town called Ephrata. The internet is a remarkable place to find anything and everything you are interested in and one day I stumbled upon Danâ€™s photography. It was different, new looking and yet kind of reminded me of myself in little way. He's always trying new things and growing as an artist. I have loved witnessing his progression and eagerness to capture everything amazing when it comes to motorcycles. Every single picture I see him getting closer and closer to mastering his craft. It brings me the biggest smile to welcome Dan Venditto to Fuel Cleveland, who will also be showcasing some of his amazing work on May 9th, 2015.
Dan Venditto, where do you call home?
D: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Iâ€™ve always lived in the general area.
Is there a certain draw to you and motorcycles or do you photograph more than just bikes?
D: Almost always motorcycles, but I have been playing around with budâ€™s cars, trucks and some skate shots lately.
What has been your favorite place, event or even time of your life?
D: My favorite place would have to be where I live. Itâ€™s a very small-townâ€¦ I dig it. Strange Days is damn near my perfect event â€“ laid-back hanginâ€™ with lots of badass bikes and good people. Time of my life would have to be right nowâ€¦tons of stability but many doors are opening.
Is there a place you would want to jump on your bike and just go right now if you had the chance to do so?
D: Southern California, preferably in the middle of nowhere, like where I live nowâ€¦perfect weather and open roads. The South would have to be my second choice, warm weather and a slower pace.
What is your dream bike?
D: One with two wheels, some character and history, but only something my extremely talented buds had a hand in building. Iâ€™ve made some awesome friends in this short time and Iâ€™d be honored if they were a part of my dream bike.
How long have you been into photography?
D: I guess Iâ€™ve always had an interest in photography, but only picked up a serious camera about two years ago. Self-taught with plenty of mistakes.
What moves and inspires you? What inspires your photography?
D: Solid, genuine, humble people have always inspired me. They also tend to be the ones that share my taste in motorcycles and what I like to photograph. Iâ€™ve been described as very private and simple, and have no problem with it. Quality, character and a sense of history also move me.
How many miles have you put on your bike or camera this past year?
D: A decent amount on the camera but nowhere near enough on the bike. My intent when starting to photograph bikes was to learn more. The camera has briefly robbed me of that, but it wonâ€™t always be the case.
You a Canon or Nikon guy? Or something completely different?
What vision do you want to portray and share with people when you take a photo?
D: A good image. Iâ€™m not that deep. I shoot what I like, thatâ€™s about it.
Any crazy or chaotic stories about a trip, photo shoot, or event?
D: Nothing that has to do with being on a motorcycle. Plenty of good times, I'm no saint, but nothing Iâ€™d say was chaotic. Again, Iâ€™m the simple one here, but lucky enough to have crazy buds that are cool with it. Iâ€™ve seen a lot, but keep my mouth shut, so I get invited back.
What was 13 year old Dan like?
D: 13 year old Dan? Fat (but happy).
Cool Ranch or Nacho Cheese Doritos? Hahahaha
D: Yes â€“ see above. Iâ€™m not picky. Iâ€™ll eat just about anything that isnâ€™t good for me, especially after a night of partying.
Anyone you would like to give a shout out to or thank?
D: Roost Cycles, ChopCult, Puresludge, DC and Mikey Arnoldâ€¦their guidance, support, tolerance of my stupidity, and having my back has been immeasurable.
Anything you find interesting about yourself or any stories you want to share or add?
D: Interesting, no. Iâ€™m sure that Iâ€™m the simplest one in the mix. I appreciate the opportunity that has been given to me to be among this fine company. I thank everyone involved for making it happen.
Be sure to check out Dan's work at the show and for more of his Photography go to www.dv8sport.com
The Progressive International Motorcycle is 2/6-2/8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The primary focus of the show is new models from all the big manufacturers but there are typically some custom and vintage bikes to look at too. There's usually a stunting show too. This will be my 9th consecutive year attending. My prior blog posts are tagged International Motorcycle Show.
If you're willing to drive, the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show is 2/21-2/22 in Milwaukee, WI. Last year was the first year. I didn't attend but the photos I saw made it look amazing. I'm hoping to check it out this year. The focus is hand-selected, top quality custom bikes. There's also a pre-party at the Harley-Davidson Museum on Friday (2/20) and ice riding/racing on Sunday.
At the end of the month, the 10th Annual Rochester Bike Show is 2/28 in Rochester, MN at the Mayo Civic Center. I like this show a lot and this will be my 4th consecutive year attending. It has a good mix of local custom motorcycles and there's a swap meet too. My blog posts are tagged Rochester.