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NZ Hot Rod September 2019

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Published since 1967, N.Z. HOT ROD is dedicated to portraying every sphere of Hot Rodding. From traditional and modern Hot Rods to Street Machines, Muscle Cars and Race Cars, NZ Hot Rod features them all. Plus there's coverage of many of the 100 or so hot rod events, including Drag meets from around New Zealand and overseas.

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12 Issues

in this issue

5 min.
publisher’s podium

Heart and Soul I’VE been itching to write this editorial for quite some time. It’s been on the list of thought starters for a few months and because it’s timeless in nature there’s no urgency to publish it. It’s not related to vehicle safety, governance or other A-political topics so here goes. In my opinion a hot rod is the sum of its components, plus the fit, finish, paint colour, interior design and texture, plus body silhouette and engine. When all these factors are singing from the same song sheet, there’s a certain cohesiveness which sets top cars above all the others. For me, the two largest factors influencing my personal choices are firstly the engine and secondly the body style. There is a myriad of engines available to hot rodders, most…

3 min.
box 573 orewa letters

Thank you HELLO PAUL, I would like to thank you for a fabulous feature on my ‘32 Roadster in the latest issue, the magazine has a lovely flow to it, the photography by Alistair Ritchie is superb and a great story by Bruce Taylor. I am taking a copy of the magazine on holiday with me through Europe and then back to the States to leave with my family living in Maine, which I am sure will be enjoyed by many along the way. Regards, Bert Dove Speedshow HELLO everyone, It is hard to believe that one whole week has already passed since we started setting up CRC Speedshow 2019 at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland. We would like to thank everyone for helping make the 13th edition of CRC Speedshow an absolute cracker!…

6 min.
just in passing

Rod Quiz THIS month we’re reaching out to readers to see if you can help Mark Gover identify these roadster body parts. He bought them a few years ago and apparently they came from Kansas, USA. He’s been online trying to identify against 1930s model American Roadsters but so far all the research comes close to is a 1931 Ford Model A or a 1932 Ford which it is not. It was thought to be a Chevy but the front and the rear don’t seem to match. It is a rumble seat model and perhaps the front may be from a 1929 Chevy truck? Any assistance would be much appreciated. Contact Mark Gover on +64276991257 or email technicote@xtra.co.nz. Best Gasser DAVE Best will be hoping he can show the Aussies how he can stand his…

1 min.
new arrivals

Model A Magic TONY House laned this mint Model A coupe from the USA. It sits on a boxed 1932 chassis and nestled between those deuce frame rails is an alloy-headed 327 Chev backed by a Camaro 5-speed, so it’s fast between stoplights! It has the right hot rod look and has an excellent body as well. It’s for sale, call Tony on 027-3085936. Showtime ROSS Tebbs has just landed this show winning 1934 Ford coupe from Oregon. It’s all-steel body is flawless and has been chopped 3 inches and painted in Viper Red. Under the stock hood are a 383ci smallblock and 700R4 trans sending power to a Ford 9” rear. Inside is an awesome all leather interior featuring bucket seats and we look forward to bringing you a full feature in…

3 min.
family falcon

DUNCAN’S interest in cars stems from his early childhood days back in the early ‘70s. It was there in Sherwood Avenue, Te Atatu South he spent time playing with trolleys and it was from there his mechanical aptitude grew going forward. His oldest brother Cliff brought home a ‘57 Ford Customline and later a ’51 Ford twin spinner? Those cars heavily influenced his tastes but in his journey has owned a wide range of family cars, Ford Prefects, Cortinas, XR6 Falcons, EH, EK and HR Holdens, A Fiat and a VW. Growing up in Te Atatu in West Auckland’s suburbs meant that if he wanted to go somewhere, he needed a car, so they deemed a necessity. He and his brothers used to fix them on the front lawn or…

1 min.
features & specifications

Car: 1965 Ford Falcon XP Hardtop Built by: Ford and a few friends Body: Standard with radiused rear fenders Paint: The colour is Dynamic White DeBeer system supplied by Phil at Wairau paints. Engine: 302W featuring Edelbrock heads with roller rockers and hi-rise inlet manifold, custom headers and MSD ignition. Gearbox: C4 High stall converter Diff: 9” New Era Steering: Rack and pinion Brakes: Disk front and drums on the rear Front suspension: XP Bilstein shocks Rear suspension: Leaf with Bilstein shocks Wheels: Wildcat mags shod with Hankook 215x60x14s on the front and Bridgestone Eager 245x60x14s on the rear. Interior: Standard with a little custom dash and gauges. Acknowledgements: My Wife Jillian for letting me keep the car when things were tough as she knew it was good counselling for me. Our children Ben, Daniella and Natasha for their consistent belief in me.…