Lawrence Joseph Schneider 1927-2011

My great Uncle Lawrence was one of the coolest guys I've ever had the pleasure of knowing & someone I've always looked up to. He was an eccentric man, a WWII veteran & a hot-roder since the birth of hot-roding; an original "greaser" (though he never would have called himself that). His memory was exceptional to the very end. I saw him just a couple of days before he passed & though he was in a hospital bed, he perked right up when I asked him about his '34 Ford V8. I'd say his favorite car though would be his '50 Ford sedan (also V8 of course). That was the one he always talked about racing around. His daily driver though, was a '70 Ford 4x4 with a 390. Mom has some really rad photos from the 50's of him, his brothers & my grandpa with their cars I hope to get soon & post them. He will be greatly missed.


Took this a few years back at the Kingsburg Ca. car show.

Oil Bath Conversion

The Dodge's air filter/cleaner is an oil bath type. This literally means it is filled with oil. It's actually a very good filtering system, just messy & time consuming as you have to wash (& dry) it instead of just changing out a dry filter element as in modern autos. Since I had a spare assembly, I decided to retrofit the set-up with a paper element. The filter I chose is a bit tall so I needed to build a custom nut to make it all work. So I made two. In the pictures, the top of this assembly is what I salvaged from the spare & the body is the original & has not been modified. So, when I want to run the thing in it's original state (with oil) all I have to do is swap the tops & fill it with oil. I love old technology.

Progress- Lionel's CB550

Wicked custom clip-ons & narrowed tank. Good stuff!

Glass Bowl Fuel Filter

This belongs to the Dodge. Originally it should have had a ceramic filter element inside the bowl, but since it was missing I utilized a paper element from NAPA Auto & made a copper spacer to make it all work.