After I bought the car I was able to find some inexpensive used equipment to convert it to an early 50’s Chevy Hot Rod. An uncle of a friend had some Chevy speed equipment and was able to find me a later model 235 in3 Chevy six cylinder engine. In the winter of 1953-54 my father and I made the car an early 50’s Chevy Hot Rod. We installed the 235 in3 engine which was bored 1/8 over, head was milled and a high lift cam installed. The engine also had a Nicson aluminum manifold with two Stromberg BXOV-2 carburetors, Fenton headers, Mallory Magspark Ignition and Auto Pulse electric fuel pump.Even though this engine didn’t make a lot of horsepower, it was enough to take second gear out of the Chevrolet transmission quite regularly. It handled Oldsmobile Rocket 88s and Buick Centuries pretty well. The 1954 Ford OHV V8 police interceptor was no problem either.I had a pretty big pile of broken 1936 Chevrolet transmission behind the garage. Earl Bostick, the owner of the local junk yard liked me because of my interest in cars, and I could buy a 1936 transmission from him complete for $6.00. However, I decided to install a 1937 Packard floor shift transmission to solve the second gear problem.The car performed quite well when it was built and I had a lot of fun with it. In fact when it was finished my mother and father liked to drive it when they went out to a movie. The car guys I used to hang out with played tricks on each other. I remember one time I was driving past the movie theater in my father’s Oldsmobile and my mother and father were getting ready to drive off in the “36”. One of my friends thought I was in the theater and had put a whistling smoke bomb in the car, which went off when my father hit the ignition. Needless to say this bomb really took my mother and father by surprise.We started a hot rod club in Port Huron, Michigan in about 1953 called the Road Knights. The club was a charter member of the Michigan Hot Rod Association. I still have the club plate.