Dean Batchelor's 1941 Pontiac

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1941 Pontiac restyled in 1942 by Link Paola of Link's Custom Shop for Throttle Stompers member Dean Batchelor. The side trims strips and the rear deck trim were removed and the holes were filled. However the large center piece on the hood was more difficult to remove, a piece of sheet metal 5 inches wide as wide as the strip was bent in slight u-shape and welded to the side of the depression, the hollow middle part was filled with lead. Gerry Huth of Huth's Muffler Co installed twin exhaust by cutting the headers and ducting four cylinders into a longer muffler and two cylinders into a longer muffler. The fewer the cylinders the louder the noise became. Tailpipes were Model-A driveshaft housings which added a deep and mellow roar that interested to police a lot.

Magazine Features

Rods and Customs May 1953



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