The Twin Turban’Burban
Way back in 2015 I picked up this 1966 Suburban.
Its been in various states of completion and I wanted to start stringing the highlights together. In 2017, about 2 years after I bought the ‘burban, I somehow got my ass invited to the undiscovered builders showcase at the Car craft summer nationals in Bowling Green Kentucky. Even though I was still building my shop, Mike, Zach, and I started a 5.4 Ford (yes FORD) swap.
From January to July of 2017, we were able to rip out the big block,
Now its mid March 2019.
I left the thing sitting for a month as punishment. Left it strapped right to the dyno. Finally Alex and I took the engine back out and I got my hands on that little bastard. The little piece of aluminum marred up the piston and bent a couple valves, so it was time to do some freshening on some things I neglected on the first go round. Chad, our machinist, put all the pieces back together for me. What I don’t have pictures of is Scott Roth and I trying to fish the piece back out through the intake like everything was going to be fine. It was a couple hours we’ll never get back.