Here at Honest Charley Speed Shop, we’re proud of our heritage, as the world’s first mail order speed shop. A lot of people have heard of our shop, but may not know the story behind it, and what makes it so special. The shop isn’t special because of what we’re doing TODAY–it’s special because of…

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It’s pretty common to utilize an electric fuel pump these days, even in a traditional hot rod, like Clay Miller’s Flathead-powered ’32 Ford (pictured). Whether you run an in-tank pump, or an inline (external) pump, you want it to be installed in the most efficient and safe manner possible. Most electric pumps are wired to…

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The Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty is the world’s leading vintage car rally, and we are big supporters of it! A few years ago, Corky Coker bought the Great Race organization, and revived the event, so we’ve been heavily involved in the production of the event and the race itself. Shop Manager,…

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You may have seen it around at various car shows across the country (and it’s even been to Australia)–it’s the Double Exposure roadster, built right here at Honest Charley in 30 days, using ONLY off-the-shelf parts from Honest Charley and Coker Tire. It’s a great car, and though it has been built for a few…

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Simple and sweet. The Ford Flathead V8 came along in 1932, and it stuck around until the ’50s. When an engine makes that sort of a run, you know it was a good idea. The Flathead V8 was not a powerhouse from the factory, but allowing the engine to breathe a little better sure made…

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Around here, it’s not uncommon to hear a car guy holler out, “START ‘ER UP”, and sometimes it isn’t that easy. We’ve run into lots of problems over the years, and stock starters always seem to give up at the most inconvenient times…ya know, the times when you want your hot rod to start! On…

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Will Davenport is a dedicated Honest Charley Speed Shop customer. We’ve been working with him to provide all the parts for his ’32 Ford roadster build, and it’s really looking good! Will keeps us posted on his progress by sending pictures and messages along the way. We’re glad to have him as a customer, and…

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Hot rodding is about bragging rights for the most part. The battle for the most horsepower has always been a top priority, but for Clay Miller bragging rights come in the form of a long distance trip. He will truly be one of the only hot rodders to have driven his ’32 Ford across the…

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If you keep track of the blog, then you’ve seen us talk about Will Davenport and his 1932 Ford roadster, which is being built from Honest Charley Speed Shop parts. Will is also using a bunch of cool components from the 1950’s to make his Deuce a period-correct hot rod. He contributes to the Dixie…

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Well, it’s that time of year again! The Christmas season is upon us, but we didn’t expect to see something like this come by the shop! If you watch our Facebook page regularly, then you’ve seen this ’37 Ford humpback sedan in front of the shop. It belongs to Jonathan Myren of Cherokee Village, Arkansas,…

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