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Monday, September 19, 2011

2011 Street Rodder Road Tour Visit

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2011 Amsoil Street Rodder Road Tour On the morning of Wednesday September 14th, 30 classic vehicles participating in the Amsoil/Street Rodder Road Tour stopped by the Flaming River HQ for coffee, pastries, and a tour of our facility.


We invited the Road Tour participants in to our shop where we gave them a tour of our Car Corral and showroom and then took them into the shop to meet our team, show them our products, and give them a look at the manufacturing processes that happen right here in Berea, OH.


We're honored to be the official steering sponsor of the Road Tour Car each year and we're always excited when it makes its way through our part of town. We really enjoy meeting the friendly folks on the tour and showing off our facility and products, but we especially love taking a look at all of their killer cars before they pack up and continue on to the next stop on their trip!


Check out some of the pictures from their visit, and visit our Facebook page for a full photo gallery with over 60 pictures from that day. Jerry Dixey, of Street Rodder Magazine, also posted his own recap and video on their website detailing the time they spent at Flaming River.



Road Tour Cars in our Parking Lot:

Road Tour Cars in our Lot


2011 Street Rodder Road Tour Car


Road Tour Cars Full Parking Lot


Road Tour Cars Cool Rods


Road Tour Cars


Road Tour American Flag



The Road Tour Group Touring our Facility:

Road Tour Group in Lobby


Road Tour Group Coffee


Flaming River Road Tour Coffee 2


Flaming River Road Tour Group


Road Tour Group American Flag


Road Tour Group Machines


Road Tour Machines Laser Manufacturing


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Flaming River FR-2 "Blackbird" Peterbilt Specs

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Here's a look at our custom FR-2 Blackbird Peterbilt - Completely customized and modified by the Flaming River team!


FR-2 Blackbird Peterbilt


















Vehicle: 1987 Peterbilt 379 EXHD Extended Hood


Powertrain/Drivetrain Type and Mofifications:

  • Engine: Cummins 400
  • Turbocharged/Intercooled: Holset Turbo - Model NT3B; 24 PSI boost
  • Cummins Intercooler: Air to water
  • Injector Pump: Cummins - Modified for higher flow
  • Fuel Injection Nozzles: Cummins
  • Engine soda blasted and painted to match body
  • Air induction tubing removed, powercoated electric purple with a new K&N external mount air filter system
  • Exhaust manifold stripped, bead blasted, treated with high temperature Jet Coat
  • Transmission: Manufacturer - Eaton "Road Ranger" 15 speed with overdrive
  • Rear Axles - Dual; Manufacturer - Eaton


Chassis Type and Modifications:

  • Peterbilt 287" Wheel Base
  • Factory Air Ride Suspension


FR-2 Blackbird Peterbilt


Exterior Modifications:

  • Complete frame off rebuild
  • Cab, sleeper and hood stripped and repainted Jet Black from Hot Hues by DuPont
  • Frame, transmission, final drive soda blasted and painted to match body
  • Fuel tanks, steps, trim molding, mirrors, and brackets removed, cleaned, and black powdercoated
  • Custom integrated fuel tank/exhaust brackets - Polished stainless steel / Chrome billet aluminum
  • Exhaust system tubes chrome plated and rerouted to side dump ("Lakester Style")
  • Battery boxes - Black powdercoated with polished stainless steel cover, and custom emblems by Flaming River
  • New Bumper - 22" deep (4" lower than stock)
  • New windshield visor - 14" deep (6" deeper than stock), black powdercoated
  • Original aluminum wheels bead blasted, black powdercoated with chrome hub/center covers and lug caps
  • Removed original real fenders, replaced with flamed fiberglass fenders painted black with purple/blue/white flames
  • New black, bucket-style headlights with integral top mounted turn signals - halogen bulbs
  • Orange LED sidemarker and clearance lights on truck and trailer
  • Removed fifth wheel pin and converted to gooseneck ball hitch
  • Installed polished stainless steel deck on frame between rear of sleeper and rear of truck
  • Replaced original Peterbilt logos with billet aluminum ovals - "Pete 379" engraved into oval, mounted on backlit LED housings
  • Trailer painted to match with Flaming River identification graphics on sides and rear tailgate


FR-2 Peterbilt Interior


Interior Modifications:

  • Cab and sleeper completely stripped and refurbished
  • New Design Engineering sound deadening installed in cab and sleeper
  • New carpeting installed
  • New headliner, interior door panels, side/rear interior treatment (sleeper)
  • New dash cover
  • Four new Air Ride seats for cab and sleeper
  • New wood cabinetry in sleeper
  • New sound system in cab/sleeper - Satellite radio, Radio?CD/Cassette/MP3 player, speaker system, flat screen television, DVD player, tuner, Playstation 3 video game/Blu-Ray system
  • Dual air conditioning/heat temperature control for cab and sleeper
  • GPS navigation system
  • Aftermarket steering wheel


Peterbilt before and after


Our FR-2 "Blackbird" Peterbilt is brought to you by the following sponsors:

  • Hot Hues by DuPont Finishes
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Exide Technologies
  • Design Engineering Inc.
  • United Pacific Industries
  • Southern Air, Pure Power Lubricants


For more information on our Pete, take a look at this vehicle profile in Custom Rigs Magazine


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