When craftsmen come together from multiple disciplines of the hot rodding world the end result is something incredible. This can be evidence in the form of the 1949 Mercury you are about to watch make a dyno rip at Steve Morris Racing Engines in this video. The car was the brainchild of CHRA (Customs and Hot Rods of Andice) a shop in Texas that has won the Ridler and makes some of the most wonderfully crafted hot rods on the planet. They wanted to do a 1949 Mercury so they employed there incredible hot rodding and metal working skills to get the body and details done, they went to Skinny Kid Race Cars for a cutting edge double frame rail pro mod chassis and the went to Billy Briggs racing engines for power.
With all of those pieces in place they needed someone to work on tune for their twin turbocharged, conventionally headed big block Chevy and that guy was Steve Morris. In this video, Morris gives us a walk around of the car, showing details that will blow you mind. He also makes a single dyno rip on his chassis dyno and gets them onto a solid starter tune for the car which will be shaken down, driven, and raced when it is completed.
It was at Steve’s shop because he has a great relationship with Skinny Kid and because this is how an awesome partnership works. This Mercury has a ways to go before it hits the track but it’s going to really be something once it gets there. Somewhere Johnny Rocca is smiling.