I thought it might be time to add some more photos from my old scrap book; people and cars from Richmond Hill in the 1960s.
(Click on any photo to enlarge it.)
Eddie Talerine, on left, and Tony D'Amato, look over some parts for a car Tony was building at the time: a '48 Ford convertible.
The original photo that was given me was a bit blurry so I tried to sharpen it up. Tony is installing a late '50s De Soto Hemi engine in his '48 Ford convert. The four-carb manifold on the engine can be seen in the photo on top.
After painting the car in yellow primer, Tony sold the car to Al Banome; these shots are from in front of the116th Street garages, just off Atlantic Avenue.
(Note my '55 Chevy convert in the background, obviously shot in 1963.)
When Al owned the car, it still had the De Soto engine in it (but, running with a single four-barrel carb).
Al sold the car to friend Richie Paretta, who promptly removed the hemi and installed a '54 Buick engine, Ford floor-shift trans ('39 ?), and a full-floating rear axle assembly.
The car is seen here on Sunrise Highway, on the way to Westhampton Drag Strip, one Sunday morning.
Another guy who hung out at the 116th Street garages was Bob McCowski, who was in the process of building this '36 Ford convert, with an early '60s 'Vette engine.
A '40 Ford rear with late Merc brakes were utilized.
The engine had Fuelie pistons and cam, and a single four-barrel.
Still another '36 Ford convertible that grew in the 116th Street garages was this one being built by Andy Turano.
According to my notes, the engine in Andy's '36 was a '56 Olds, running a Mallory Ignition, Isky high-lift cam, high-rev kit, and three carbs.