We can hear it now, all of the traditional hot rodders are standing on soapbox yelling “LS engines don’t belong in hot rods!”. But aren’t we the same group of guys who swapped in Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, or of course, Chevrolet V8’s many years ago? Sure, we love a Ford Flathead and we know its purpose in the hot rod world, but if you want to build a contemporary car, LS engines are the hot ticket. These bad boys make a bunch of horsepower in a small package, and they are affordable with TONS of aftermarket support. Honest Charley offers a number of these parts, especially those that help you swap an LS engine into an old car. We also offer parts to take away some of the LS engine’s ugly features. We offer motor mounts, headers, intake piping kits, dress up items and more for your LS swap. Take a look at our selection of LS engine parts, and call us up if you need additional help with your project!
While some folks are winding down their car show and cruise in season, we’re just gearing up! Fall is always a busy time for us, between the annual trek to Pennsylvania for Carlisle and Hershey, and then of course, the Thanksgiving trip to Daytona for the Turkey Run. But, the week before Daytona, we throw a little party here in Chattanooga to raise money and collect toys for needy kids in the area. It’s called the Chattanooga Cruise In Toy Drive, and it is held on Saturday, November 18th from 8am until Noon Eastern time. We close off the streets, and fill them with hot rods, customs, muscle cars and more to benefit the local Toys for Tots chapter. It’s a great excuse to get the ol’ jalopy out of the garage and on the road one last time before winter sets in and we expect a couple hundred cars to participate. We hope you join us here on Chestnut Street for a day of hot rodding fun…Honest Charley Speed Shop will be open for business on Saturday, so come in and see what type of show specials are available. The main thing is to have fun and donate to the cause, but buying hot rod parts for your winter project is always a plus!