richard and penny hammer go all-in with their 65 acadian canso sport deluxe | fueled news
Richard and Penny Hammers 65 Acadian Canso Sport Deluxe is a car that deserves the rebuild and preservation it received by Dean Livermore and his team at Hot Rods by Dean. When you break it down by the numbers, only 365 Sport Deluxe Acadians were made in 1965 and most of them didnt survive the snow, sand, and salt that covers the Canadian roads every winter.
If youre not familiar with the Acadian name, its was Canadas version of a Chevy II, or Nova. Similar to the Chevy II and sold through Canadian Pontiac dealers, the Acadian body styles didnt alter much from 1962-65 aside from trim options. But in 1965, the higher-level Acadians were branded with the Canso Sport Deluxe badging similar to Chevrolets Super Sport designation.
This particular 65 Canso Sport Deluxe was originally sold by Trapp Motors in New Westminster British Columbia, Canada where it lived most of its life as a well-kept regular commuter. In 2002 it was bought by a GM dealership in the far eastern province of Nova Scotia, where it was restored for use as a showroom vehicle. It traded hands one more time in 2006 and was shipped back west to Alberta, which is where Richard and Penny found the car and struck a deal in 2013 to become its fourth owners. Richard restored a 66 Acadian wagon that he still owns and drives, but he had bigger plans for this 65 hardtop. In the fall of 2016, he shipped it to Hot Rods by Dean in Arizona, where they spent the next two and a half years rebuilding and refining it into a modern street machine.
The first step was updating the ride quality, so a full Roadster Shop chassis was ordered which came with IFS, power rack and pinion steering, a Ford 9-inch rearend hung with a four-link rear suspension, and Wilwood disc brakes front and rear. The floor needs to be completely removed when you place a full chassis under these cars, so all new floor pans were fabricated once the chassis was in place and a set of Detroit Speed mini tubs were stitched in the rear.
The Hot Rods by Dean crew worked more metal by grafting in a GTO hood scoop for a more aggressive look. Then they smoothed the body seams, tightened and straightened all body panel gaps, and shortened the wheel well openings. Highlighting the exterior is a custom mix of deep metallic burgundy PPG paint applied in-house, a black vinyl top, the original Canso Sport Deluxe badging that underwent meticulous restoration, and custom 18-inch wheels.
One of the biggest gripes Richard had about his Acadian (and all Acadians, for that matter) was the lack of a Pontiac engine from the factory. When these cars were sold new, they had GM Chevrolet engines under the hood, whether it was a straight six or a V8. That was remedied with a built 400c.i. Pontiac V8 now residing between the frame rails, and it keeps a vintage vibe with an AutoTrend EFI Tri-Power induction setup. Hot Rods by Dean fabricated custom headers and exhaust, then backed it with a 700R4 transmission and converter from Hughes Performance.
Hot Rod Interiors carried that refined original theme to the inside of the car by modifying the stock seats before re-covering them in black Naugahyde material and laying the black square weave carpet on the floor. The stock dash was painted with the same custom-mixed PPG exterior paint in a matte finish and fitted with Classic Instrument gauges (staying true to the Canadian origin and using metric units) and Vintage Air A/C. A custom steering wheel by Hot Rods by Dean tops an IDIDIT column, power window controls and a Lokar shifter are fitted in a Nova center console, and an American Autowire harness ties everything together.
Richard and Penny Hammers 65 Acadian Canso Sport Deluxe was a victim of the year 2020 after being finished in late-2019 it only made one appearance at the 2020 Grand National Roadster Show before being tucked away. Were excited to see more of these builds that have been sitting idle for over a year make their way into the limelight and sunlight at Goodguys events as the 2021 season progresses.
A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the Folsom Flash 55 Chevy from the 70s through the 90s. Stevens father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, its no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.
Thats right Hammer fans, youre reading correctly. The iconic Vibe line is back and with it comes the crowd favorites. Blue Vibe will bring length, predictability, and versatility to your arsenal at an unbeatable price.
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The Hammer Cherry Vibe was known as a ball that every kind of bowler had success with. This doesn't happen often. The original Vibe
symmetric core is back with its medium RG and differential. These core numbers allow the coverstock to dictate the reaction.
The Vibe core is paired with the CT Reactive Pearl reactive
coverstock, finished at 500/2000 Abralon and polished with Powerhouse
Factory Finish. Not to mention, Hammer's carbon fiber outer core has
been added and with it comes a 3 year warranty.
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The Hammer Blue Vibe has been praised by high caliber bowlers for years due its versatility and predictability. The original Vibe symmetric core is back with its medium RG and differential. This creates a ball motion that is extremely easy to read.
The Vibe core is paired with the CT Reactive Plus Solid reactive coverstock, finished at 500/2000 Abralon and polished with Powerhouse Factory Finish. Not to mention, Hammer's carbon fiber outer core has been added and with it comes a 3 year warranty.
hammer blue vibe bowling ball review | bowling this month
The Vibe core makes its return to the Hammer line with the slightly updated Cherry Vibe and Blue Vibe. The Blue Vibe uses the CT Reactive Plus solid coverstock that comes out of the box polished on top of a 500/2000 Abralon finish. The RG and differential are the same as the original Blue Vibe at 2.51 and 0.042 and both new Vibes use Hammers carbon fiber outer core. The Blue Vibe is the smoother of the two, but both new Vibes were very user-friendly on our medium and dry test patterns.
Stroker and Tweener were playing the same part of the lane on our fresh medium pattern. Tweener was just a couple boards left of Stroker at release, but both were crossing just left of the second arrow and feeding their balls to 10 at the breakpoint. They both liked how much the Blue Vibe picked up the middle of the lane, allowing their misses into the oil to still strike. Shots that got to the dry too quickly also
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The iconic Vibe line made its return with the Blue and Cherry Vibe. The Cherry was designed to go long and flip where the Blue was designed to give more midlane with a controlled backend. Now, we are bringing back the popular Onyx Vibe to give you the midlane of the Blue Vibe, with the backend motion of the Cherry.
The iconic Vibe line made its return with the Blue and Cherry Vibe. The Cherry was designed to go long and flip where the Blue was designed to give more midlane with a controlled backend. Now, we are bringing back the popular Onyx Vibe to give you the midlane of the Blue Vibe, with the backend motion of the Cherry. Updated with Hammer?s patent pending carbon fiber outer core, this Vibe carries Hammer?s industry leading three year warranty.