If it don't have wheel's, it ain't a sport.
by Phil Veldheer
In photo 3A you see master painter,Marty Hyson. He is the owner and
operator of Shark's Custom and Collision in Holland, Michigan. Its just
south of Holland on Blue Star Highway. Marty has painted and three of my
Oldsmobile race cars and one of my Corvettes. Marty's paint jobs have
won a lot of trophies for me. They are all lined up in his shop. The
photo shows a bashful Marty without his typical white tyvek suit and face
mask that he wears in the paint booth.
photo 3B shows the package we ordered from (Greg) Moser Engineering.
Moser can be reached at 1-219-726-6689 or one of there bigger dealers is
Nationwide. Ask for Jay and he will answer any rear end question anybody
has. Jay can be reached at 1 800 471 9000. We wanted to keep the
factory 10 bolt (8.5") GM rear end in the car. As I said before, this is
a foot brake race car. We are running 10.5" wide M/T tires so we don't
need a ford 9" rear end or a GM 12 bolt. The package we received from
Moser includes the bulletproof axles, c-clip eliminator kit, spool and
big wheel studs. Moser is the brand I use in my other two race cars,
with axles in both cars and a Moser 9" modular Iron Case in the red car.
Moser is expanding there product line with custom driveshafts, rear end
covers, motor oils and gear lubes and just added WIldwood disk brakes.
photo 3C shows the outside of my TA rear end cover, they can be reached
at 602-922-6807. They make covers for just about everything. Also shown
is the stud kit and the heavy duty bolts for the cover. The cover
prevents carrier bearing cap breakage while at the same time increases
the strength of the whole rear end housing. This will always increase
ring and pinion gear life.
photo 3D shows the inside of the TA cover. It makes sure the oil is directed in the correct areas.
photo 3E shows the rear end being set up by Jay at Nationwide. He ships
all over the world. He is one of the best.
photo 3F shows the bottom of my intake. JET-HOT Coatings does all my
stuff. I have used other brands, but believe me JET-HOT is the best, it
lasts much longer. What you see on the bottom of my intake is a heat
barrier, it keeps the carb, cooler, and it works.
photo 3G shows the top of my OFFY Intake. It is also JET-HOT Coated.
Believe it or not it will look the same in three years. It is a ceramic
coating that keeps heat out of the intake. It works.
photo 3H shows a lot of work. We've taken a set of Hooker Headers #3203.
This is a new set of headers that HOOKER makes. It bolts right into
your 78-87 cutlass with a 455 Olds engine. It is 1 7/8" x 31". We
however, cut the collectors off and put on a set of HOOKER'S new Merged
12" collectors. It looks like the top of a cone when you look at the
end. It eliminates sharp edges and reduces turbulance. They look and
work great. My other two cars have 2" HOOKER HEADERS on them. I take
the headers built for a 70 Cutlass 455- 2" size and spend about 5 hours
modifing them to fit a 78-87 Cutlass. You have to use a remote oil
filter when you do this. As you can see these are JET-HOT Coated also.
They reduce underhood temperature greatly. You can touch these within
five minutes after racing. They cool fast. They can be reached at
1-800-432-3379. Tell them I sent you. One last word about JET-HOT, the
headers look just as nice inside as the outside. But that's just like a
friend of mine who works burying cable, he says he does the best work in
the state of Michigan, but nobody gets to see it. Thats it for this
For technical specs on Phil's cars, check out his page in the 442.com Virtual Car Show.
Questions, comments, ideas, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Phil Veldheer Racing
Holland MI USA
78 Cutlass 10.39, 87 442 10.83, 87 442 11.86