1974 Plymouth Gold Duster – My second car – Photos from the Past!

1974 Plymouth Gold Duster – My second car – Photos from the Past!

My folks found this set of pictures of my second Duster, a 1974 Plymouth Gold Duster originally equipped with a 318 two barrel, 904 automatic, 2.45 geared 8 1/4 rearend, and a SNAKE SKIN VINYL TOP!! Oh yeah, super swingin’ 70’s baby!! I made many great memories in this car. With a 2.45 geared rear end the top end was amazing, I buried the 120 MPH speedometer a lot more than... 

Lost Footage Found!!  56 minutes from 2005 – Paso Robles, Relics Car Club

Lost Footage Found!! 56 minutes from 2005 – Paso Robles, Relics Car Club

An insight upon what was happening at the WaywardGarage, circa 2005!! My Dad found this collection of footage on a camera disc my sister used to video us. Links to pictures and other Paso Robles 2005 pics:  Read More →

Cutting it up!  End of a 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Cutting it up! End of a 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

This actually happened way back on February 22nd but I’m finally get round to getting some stuff added to my webpage – Scott The awesome photography was done by Heather Sumpter of Heather Elizabeth Photography. The not so awesome photography is still done by yours truly…  Read More →

The Wreck of Old ’67

The Wreck of Old ’67

It was a typical morning commute for me, dropped the kid off at the babysitter, pop the top on my Pepsi Max, cruise into work in the fast lane. As I got to the 205/580W merge the cars in front of me panic stopped. The Valiant had good brakes, I stopped quick enough to not hit them but during the fast braking the Valiant slid towards the right, apparently enough that I got clipped by a big... 

More than Parts, or How I scored a FREE 1956 Ford F-100

More than Parts, or How I scored a FREE 1956 Ford F-100

One cold Saturday evening I got a call from my good buddy Panel Pete wondering what I was doing. He wanted to come hang out, which was a treat as ever since I’ve moved to Tracy I’ve felt like a pariah. Through course of conversation he mentioned a junky mid-50’s Ford truck awaiting a cleanup crew on a foreclosed property. I was interested in it for the parts, after all,... 

Pictures from the Past… Working on my first real musclecar… My first 1968 Dodge Charger

Pictures from the Past… Working on my first real musclecar… My first 1968 Dodge Charger

I haven’t really added a whole lotta pictures of my first real musclecar and since I’m feeling nostalgic I figured I’d upload some. My Pop scanned these and sent them to me a while back. I think this is around 1999, when I was nineteen or twenty. This car later ended tragically with very few miles with me piloting it, but that’s a story for a different time.  Read More →

Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic 2011

Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic 2011

Jimmy’s Old Car Picnic fell on a Saturday this year and I wasn’t going to miss it again! My little dude Cam was my copilot, my sis Stacey and bro-in-law Jimmy met me at my house on the their way in from Sacramento, and we all met up with Norm and Stephanie at the Donut Wheel in Livermore. Getting gas in downtown Livermore, Cambo is ready to go!! “Are we there yet?” The... 

Slant Six Club Bay Area 2011 Car Show

Slant Six Club Bay Area 2011 Car Show

I found a Slant Six car show on Sunday that sounded like hoot, so I gathered up some friends and we too our six poppin’ Chryslers to Redwood City! Steve drove his 1964 Plymouth Valiant drop-top and I took my little daily grinder the 1967 Plymouth Valiant coupe. It was pretty quiet when we got there, but the cars kept rolling in until about 1:30 or so. This is an aluminum block... 

Big Weekend with Improvements and Issues for my Valiant!

Big Weekend with Improvements and Issues for my Valiant!

Friday night after work and dinner I pulled the Super Six carb off for a rebuild, I had to put the top piece on the belt sander because Gorilla Grip McGee rebuilt it previously and there was no way it was going to seal. After that I cleaned everything extra good and test fitted all the parts. I got it mostly reassembled up when I realized I left the fuel baffle on the workbench. It was late,... 

Driven Daily!  1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

Driven Daily! 1967 Plymouth Valiant Coupe

That’s right, last Friday marked three whole weeks of driving my little slant six bomber everyday, including a rush one day mission to Santa Cruz! In those three weeks I’ve fixed a few things. During the first week it started running poorly, seemed like a vacuum leak but as I was checking all the vacuum lines I noticed the distributor hadn’t been tightened down by the... 

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