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Was at the Columbus GoodGuys event this past weekend and had a chance to see Troy Trepanier's new build. It's a 56 Buick with a super charged nail head engine. The build quality on this car is unbelievable. Beyond a pro-built everything, the interior is distressed leather that smells like a ball glove (not just your normal leather).

Anyway, I had a chance to briefly chat with Troy and he said that they're making over 800hp at the wheels on this car and that it was tuned by his usual guy that tunes the super chargers. Later, Craig Morrison was telling me that he knew the owner and gave me some additional detail on the engine build - custom forged crank and rollers stuffed inside the nail head block. I'm not trying to name drop, I just happen to know Craig from another forum and met Troy about 8 years ago when he was just gaining some noteriety - both nice guys.

One of the reasons I love Columbus is the opportunity to see the most amazing pieces of art on four wheels...and trust me, it's not just the pros that turn out art.

If you ever get a chance...go.
 

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Yeah Micky - I took a couple cell phone variety that didn't turn out too well - but The Google has a lot of images from others. Will really give you the detail.
 

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beautiful, money talks. :)
 

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:):tu Had a buddy during my 2nd tour of duty who dropped a 425 nailhead Buick and automatic transmission into a shorty 1950 Ford school bus. He was in the process of building a bed and table and carpeting the interiour when I first rode in it in the mid-'70s. The Buick mill was stock, but made serious power. I never got tired of watching him light up the dual wheels on the back of that bus after dropping me off.

Happy Motoring,

Harry
 

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Rad rides do amazing work. I've got loads of pictures saved from their old web site, the new one has all the good pictures removed!

I have some of this car, I'll put them in a gallery somewhere for people to view.
 

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I like the look except for the wheels.

I don't know why you spend real money supercharging a nail head, or hot rodding one at all, except to say that you can.

I met Troy Trepanier at Bonneville a couple of years ago. He was there with the 68 Barracuda that he built for George Poteet (went 319 mph). Cool car and a really nice guy. He was pretty excited about his creation.

That car probably would have gone 142 mph with a blown nail head. :sign0020:
 

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Build pics from the old site, there are four chapters:

1: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fv87p6bi5to06jr/yu19cHOQfb/1956 Buick Chapter1
2: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fv87p6bi5to06jr/y_UrTUJjeY/1956 Buick Chapter 2
3: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fv87p6bi5to06jr/bdRoq44ujF/1956 Buick Chapter 3
4: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fv87p6bi5to06jr/t2KDseg3lC/1956 Buick Chapter 4

There are a bunch of other albums for other cars too, you can see them all listed here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fv87p6bi5to06jr/AewoSOeMWh

There is a '55 Chevy that they did work on for Glen Grozich (owner of Billet Specialties). Worth checking out Hal Wing's '54 Buick too.
 

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Probly shouldn't say this for fear of offending someone but.....

The wheels SUCK!

The styling of them is ok, but the stage coach look detracts from the beauty of the car.
Sorta like seeing a beautiful woman, then noticing a giant 'third eye' boil on her forehead!
 

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I have to agree that I dislike the wheels also; but I'm not the owner and he got what he wanted. ;)

I know that not everyone likes my color/wheel/interior combination either; I'm good with that. :)
 

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It's just as well that we each like different things, isn't it, or else we would all have cars that looked the same.
 
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:congrats::congrats: As True As It Gets :congrats::congrats: Just make it yours and drive the wheels off it. Just turned 3000 miles in 3 months. :shakehands: :bowtier:
 
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