Ajax in front our our 1951 Pontiac hearse. He is actually quite chubby and has gigantic bat ears. He's doing a bang-up job appearing as a ghetto pit - all lean and crop eared. So far from the truth... (Carpe Mortem - The Resurrection of a 1951 Hearse)
Please come follow our blog. From the first steps to final restoration: Carpe Mortem - The Resurrection of a 1951 Hearse. We just started it and it will be nice to share the journey with friends and like-minded hearse enthusiasts. Click the hood ornament!
Carpe Mortem - The Resurrection of a 1951 Hearse. If you want to watch my hearse as it journeys back to life, you can follow this blog. Here's the 351 Windsor we bought to replace the straight 8 currently in it. Not enough HP in the original motor. I want to be able to haul a vintage trailer and to drive the hearse on the highway.
New (old) motor for my hearse. Taking out the 1951 straight 8 3-on-the-tree and replacing it with a 1979 351 Windsor. The old engine had lots of torque, but not a lot umph. My goal is to tow a vintage trailer behind the hearse. And I wanted it to be an automatic because, well, I'm a pussy and it's my car. Haha! Honey unloading it from the truck. YEAH!