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The Perfect Hot Rod

By Ron Anderson

Please tell us a little bit about yourself:
My name is Ron Anderson I work for FEDEX EXPRESS. I used to have my own automotive shop, Anderson Quality Automotive, but when the economy started crashing I had to close it and take a regular job. I learned about mechanics by working with my grandfather and helping him restore W.W.II vintage aircraft.

He always had Corvettes and I guess that’s where the car bug bit me.

 How did you first learn about Cool Rides Online?
I saw Cool Rides Online on a friend’s timeline and was hooked!!

What Cool Rides do you currently own?
I have my red 1969 Camaro and a white 2010 SS/RS Camaro.

Now tell us a little about your favorite “Cool Ride”; what makes it special?
My Red 69 is, in my eyes, nearly the perfect Hotrod! It is all steel except the hood and uncut. It has a really nice 434 with ported dart 18° heads, a big roller cam, Jesel shaft mount rockers, Edelbrock glidden 2 piece intake, pro systems dominator callais crank and rods, steffs pan, basically a monster SBC.  A nice Reid power glide , aluminum drive shaft , 12 bolt rear with all Moser internals. Beautiful paint and interior.

What’s next for your Cool Ride?  Planning additional work for it or maybe a special trip/cruise?
I would like to drop the compression and install a front drive procharger, put a higher gear in it, maybe 3.73. I also want a gear vendors over drive!!!!!

What’s your favorite memory involving your Cool Ride?
I’ve not made a lot of memories yet with this car, but i bought it to replace a blue 69 Camaro that i had from when I was 17 until a few years ago. The red car is like a second chance at having my high school Ride!!!

What is your dream car to own if money was not an issue?
This one is easy, a Pro Street 67 Corvette with a blown Big Block Chevy.

Taking care of collector vehicles is not easy.  Do you have any special tips on how to take care of your Cool Rides in and out of storage?
My advice is to learn the joy of maintaining and modifying your very own Cool Ride and pass that knowledge to your kids!!

Is there anything else you’d like the Cool Rides Online readers to know about you?
I love cars, boats, airplanes, and pretty much anything fast, but family always comes first.

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