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OFFER QUALITY CARE FOR YOUR
quality parts and service
Suspension, Brakes, Electrical,
Complete Builds, Minor
Services & Repairs
LITTLE BIT ABOUT US....
of all, we would like to thank
of our customers
through the years and we would like to introduce
who have not yet become one of our customers.
owning and operating Bowtie Automotive
for 21 years as an all-Corvette
made a change 7 years ago to a broader field of
specialized car care.
Our expertise is complete from
performance, street or race, to custom,
for all makes, models and years.
specialize in quality parts and
for Antiques, Classics,
Street Rods, Hot Rods, Rat Rods, Race Cars, Corvettes,
Vehicles, Pro Touring, Kit Cars and Replicas.
Your imagination and finances are our only limit.
plan to have a basic inventory of high performance and custom parts
do work the "old school" way.
available in our shop and are looking ahead to an
believe in building relationships with our customers.
work is done with care for your
and in cooperation with
interests and opportunities.
us a call or stop by the shop. We're
in the same location
Friendship and advice are always free and if we can do business,
it's our pleasure.
Mike & Patty Poupart
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Our wicked 1930 Chevy Sedan Rat Rod.
being a part of the Rat Rod scene.
always making changes to it. Keep watching for the newest tricks!
It can be seen at local cruise nights and cruisin in the French Quarter
the June 2013 issue of Corvette Fever Magazine as one of the "100+
Corvette Shops You Can Trust" and has been the only shop listed for
the State of Louisiana for the 11th year in a row!
WE CAN DO CUSTOM BRAKES ON ANY
We are the
largest Baer Brake dealer and installer on the Gulf Coast.
Contact us for your particular
application needs and if Baer Brakes
offer a kit for your car, we
can do a custom installation using Baer
SOME OF OUR
PROJECTS. . .
Ravaged by the flood waters of
Corvette convertible was resurrected
and restored to be one sweet ride.
The car was
submerged in flood waters in Slidell, LA during Hurricane Katrina in
It was completely disassembled - every body panel, part, nut and bolt
was removed and reconditioned
or replaced with a new piece in its place. The project took 2-1/2
years to bring to completion.
original roadster is powered by a 396 cu. in. 450 hp big block with
just a few mods.
We added a
Keisler 5-speed manual transmission, Vintage Air
and chrome American Racing
"Torque Thrust D" wheels with B.F. Goodrich
* * * * *
So many great sportscars and
street rods were destroyed and forever
of Hurricane Katrina.
We're proud to have been a part of saving
this classic Corvette.
Although this was one of the nicest rides
to cruise New Orleans and Houston, it was
time for a change.
An RS grill,
hideaway headlights, and new
Nitto 555 with 225/40/18s on the fronts and 255/35/20s on the rears on
Huntington Brushed wheels 7" wide up front and 8 1/2" wide in the rear
were the first changes.
Out came the
ZZ430 small block and in went a GM Performance 502 Ramjet that linked
up to the
Keisler 5-speed transmission we previously installed about 6 months
prior to this upgrade.
The trans is driven through a Spec Racing 11" clutch with a hydraulic
The front springs were changed to QA1 coilovers for ride height
A Rock Valley stainless steel fuel tank with in-tank fuel pump was
added to feed the 502.
project comes to an end, this is a short list of all of the mods
currently on this nice ride:
GM Performance - 502 Ram Jet
Keisler 5-speed transmission
11" clutch with a hydraulic
Baer 13" Track
Huntington Brushed wheels with
Nitto 555 tires
RS grill with
Cobin/AutoMeter gauge cluster
Vintage Air a/c
Custom bucket seats
stainless steel fuel tank
We're proud to
say this car was a huge favorite at Cruisin' the Coast the weekend of
October 9-12, 2008!
PROJECT. . .
a "Resto-Mod" conversion on a 1961
Corvette. We started with a restored 1961 Corvette car with 2x4's
and a 4-speed. We installed a GM "Ramjet" fuel injected engine.
The Ramjet's fuel injection unit keeps the retro Corvette Fuelie look.
We linked it to an automatic transmission with a custom Billet shifter
and added air
conditioning. We installed Baer "Eradispeed" 13 in. front and 14
in. rear rotors with
C-5 Corvette Z06 brake calipers. It all rolls on Billet
Specialties 18 in. front and 20 in. rear wheels and BFG tires.
B. Karl Brindell's 1950 Sedan Delivery
is one of our regular customers whose 1950 Sedan Delivery, one
of only 200 that was converted for the U.S. Forestry Service. We
didn't build this vehicle,
but we are responsible for
the custom motor work and upgrades
and we keep regular maintenance for Mr. Karl.
His "Plum Purdy" sedan
was the featured
car of the month for April, 2004 on the ClassicCarBug.com
site and it
was also in the Jasper Engines calendar for January, 2005. It is
also featured in issues of Southern Rodder and Cruisin' Style.
installed Baer "Track" 13 in. front and "Sport" 12 in.
brakes and topped them off with a set of Boyd's "Magneto" 18 in.
wheels rolling on Bridgestone Potenza's.
sure is Plum Purdy!
CARS FOR SALE
- Project car, needs complete restoration. 327 ci/350 hp,
4-speed, P/S, P/B, air conditioning, head rest seats, no hard
available on request.
- Project car, "Miami Vice" style Corvette replica body kit with or
without Corvette frame. Pictures
available on request.
PARTS FOR SALE
Corvette Brakes - Front
& rear hubs, drums, and backing plates. Make offer.
Datsun 240Z Complete
original intake manifold, carbs, air cleaner, linkage & exhaust
assembly. - Ran
Corvette Seats -
gray, driver's side power rack, passenger's side manual rack.
1998 Corvette Top - clear
Corvette Wheels - one
front, one rear; very nice. $100.00
Chevelle Malibu factory
air conditioning parts
- evaporator case, blower, controls, no
compressor, no condensor. Make
Race Motor - 366
cu in, small block, 600+ HP, 500+
lb ft torque - Link to details
Chevrolet Race Motor - 355
cu in, small block,
600 HP, 525 lb ft torque - Link to details
Corvette Rear End - 4:56 ratio; heavy duty axles; heavy duty
rear end cover - $850.00
Corvette Rear End - $600.00
Tuned Port Fuel Injection System (complete)
Corvette Rear End (Dana 36) 2.59 ratio
Corvette Rear End (Dana 36) 3.07 ratio - $600.00
Corvette Rear End Cover (Dana 36) - $200.00
1984-1996 Corvette Rear End Cover (Dana 36) (OEM special heavy
duty) - $400.00
Rear End - 12 bolt with leaf springs; narrowed 2"; drum brakes -
Rear Bumper Cover - excellent condition -
Rear Bumper Cover - flexi-fiberglass; excellent condition -
prices subject to
negotiation. Please contact us to confirm availability.
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