Chevy 350 small block, tuning forks, ball bearings, engine stand,
steel, all-thread, miscellaneous hardware
50 x 36 x 38 inches

The revival of a rusted, seized, carbon-caked, jellied-grease, and oil-smeared hunk of metal is the heart of this project - to care for it from the moment the first crud buried bolt is broken loose to the moment when the last nut spins fast and easy onto its threads.  The magic happens in the middle of the process; while I scrape, clean, and polish every little nook and crevice, the transformation waits patiently.

It doesn’t need to rumble under the hood of a Camaro to accentuate the sound of its rhythmic, graceful, perfectly timed movements.  I’m not sure how to do it, but I’ll figure it out as I go… and in so doing, transmit to you the same strange fascination that a roaring engine inspires in me.