|"This 1951 Ford 2-door V8 flathead with silver
handpainted wheels was a gift from his uncle, well not exactly. Tim had been
harping at his Uncle since he was 5. This car was his grandparent's first
new car purchased in 1951. His uncle was buying a new car and his dad
offered to pay his Uncle 300.00 for the old Ford. This got Tim's attention
but he was not prepared for his Dad's next statement when his Uncle asked
what he was going to do with it his Dad said "I'll give it to Tim. Tim did a
little "buckwheat but graciously accepted it, however, he was only 14. So at
this tender age our little Techno had his first car. He couldn't legally
drive, and of course that stopped him. . .yeah right! Tim looked over his
situation and decided, like most kids his age, to throw a 239 stock Ford
with 60 over and a Y-block with 3 Stromberg 97 2bbls and a 3 speed Hurst
shifter on the floor. He would add an Isky 404 Jr. Cam and a Merc crankshaft
throw in Jahns Pistons, Wiend Heads and an Offenheimer maniford and have it
ready to race by the time he was 16. This would give him growth time so that
he could reach the pedals and see over the dash, both at the same time. . .
. But first he would need a place to work on the car, and since there wasn't
a shop at home he would have to turn else where. Kenny Lomers was his good
friend and he was leaving to join the military so he offered his shop and
Tim jumped on it. Mr. Lomer, Kenny's Dad sort of came with the deal. Mr.
Lomer helped Tim with what he didn't understand(figure that one out). By
this time Flatheads were old technology and he was able to pick up parts
from peoples attics real cheap. The candles weren't even out and Tim had her
in the Dauphin Island Dragstrip, just south of Mobile, Tim was 16.