Singlefinger Speed Shop is a diverse group of Engineers, hot rodders, & gearheads, deeply passionate about all things mechanical. We have brought together a wealth of experience that can ONLY come from decades of wrenchin', cussin', bustin' knuckles, and storied careers inside of Detroit's OEMs.
We are rabid, single-minded car junkies & we support our habit(s) the old fashioned way, by buying, selling, & swapping junk. We rarely make a profit, but we have accumulated impressive part inventories at our home-base in Detroit, MI & at our satellite operation, near Denver, CO.
As a special service to our valued customers, we will gladly help you find the "car of your dreams", for a modest fee.
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Monday 02 December 2013 at 9:32 pm
100 yrs ago today was the birth of the modern Service Station, a business dedicated to the concept of selling a single product (petrol) to the public. Prior to this groundbreaking idea, gasoline was dispensed at General Stores, Repair shops, or by Smithys around the country.
The concept of selling overpriced fuels to the consumer, as they do today, seems to have also originated in the early days of the motorcar. When this station opened on its 1st day, gasoline was 27 cents a gallon. That's the equivalent of $6.37 per gallon in today's dollars.
Nothing's really changed now, has it?
Read more on Hemmings: The Modern Gas Station Turns 100yo.
Thursday 28 November 2013 at 12:06 am
Not funny, Nutting!
Sunday 24 November 2013 at 3:03 pm
Last weekend was a really eventful couple of days in the annals of history.
The 22nd holds emotional highs & lows, from that fateful day in Dallas in 1963, where we lost a beloved President 50 years ago.
To the premiere of the Beatles White Album in 1968, which is one of the highpoints of the music industry.
Seemingly lost in the media coverage of JFK's death, the very next day (23NOV63), the BBC launched the long-running Dr Who TV series with Bill Hartnell as the original Doctor.
For many scores across the globe these are 2 special days to remember.
Saturday 02 November 2013 at 7:51 pm
... when you plumb your Carburetors!
The SInglefinger guys got to work with TechAFX to develop a way to replace the leaky, old rubber fuel hoses on rods with Carbs & Mechanical Fuel Pumps. Their FLATwrap Hose
has a low gloss, TPV outer jacket, stainless-braided, PTFE (Teflon) conductive-core inner layer. TechAFX's new brass TX Fittings
(Pat Pend) & their black screw clamps with FLATwrap Hose
(Teflon core) makes it look like you've running "old school" rubber hoses on your vintage rod.
The coolest part of this new FLATwrap Hose & TX Fittings, is that they go together just like the old stuff did! Cut the FLATwrap Hose, stick it on a TX Fitting, secure it with a black TX Band Clamp & GO!
We will be loading these to our webstore after the official release @ SEMA next week.
Sunday 27 October 2013 at 11:15 am
Freep photo- Henderson
Kim Godak poses as Rosie the Riveter, a Willow Run plant icon from WW2 .
campaign, which had until Friday to meet a fund-raising target to prevent demolition, had its deadline extended to May 1.
The Ypsilanti Twp factory that helped win WW2 & put Michigan on the map as the Arsenal of Democracy, was given a temporary reprieve from the Demolition Man. The hard work of a bunch of folks & donors have raised already about $6m to bring a new home to the Yankee Air Museum, where 8,600 B-24 Liberator bombers were built. They have a goal to add $2m more to the building's purchase/renovation fund.
Go to the site & hit the DONATE
button to give them a hand.
Read complete coverage on the FREEP.com
Friday 11 October 2013 at 11:59 pm
"Mad at Congress over the shutdown? Have a drink and tell them."
This is the simple recommendation put forward by the website Drunk Dial Congress, which provides a service to connect frustrated citizens and furloughed employees with a random member of Congress to bitch at. This new website was put together by mobile advertising company Revolution Messaging & has to be the funniest proposition that we've seen in a long time! Right now, the site has put thru nearly 45,000 calls and averages about 1,400 calls per hour.
When you have polls showing that Americans prefer dogshit, cockroaches, & zombies to Congress, it's time to let Washington know that their voters are going to do something about it. (CBS poll)
So, have a beer or make a cocktail from the website's recipes, then call the bums up & let them know how you feel! Tell them what ASSHOLES they are for screwing with our country's economy (again). Remind them that they need to start looking for a real fkn job, because their days in DC are numbered!
Monday 07 October 2013 at 11:54 pm
October 7, 1913, the Ford Motor Company turned the switch on the world's 1st moving assembly line in their new Highland Park factory, just outside of Detroit. Ford's invention allowed workers to build a Model T from scratch in a mere 84 steps. This resulted in cutting production time down from 12 hours to around 90 minutes to build an entire car.
For those of us that frequent automotive factories, I say "thanks... I think".
Monday 02 September 2013 at 3:33 pm
September 14th in Georgetown Colorado, the Historic 60th Anniversary of the Hot Rod Hill Climb will happen & the Singlefinger guys will represent! This is a Period 1950's event, only 50 1954 and earlier Jalopies, Hop-Ups, GowJobs, Hot Rods!
Sixty years ago a sleepy Colorado silver mining town was ground zero for a Hop-Up challenge. Local timing associations and hot rod clubs tuned their Mills and assembled on an old wagon route to prove their talent on the twisty dirt road.
This September the mountain comes alive once again, as we fill Georgetown with the sound of uncapped vintage motors echoing through the canyon!
Follow our tomfoolery on this trip in our FORUM: HillClimb
Sunday 18 August 2013 at 8:42 pm
Local artist Jerry Vile had a simple suggestion as to how Detroiters can ease the pain of Bankruptcy. His controversial, new art installation is titled "Vessel of Hope", which features a huge can of lard under "Joe Louis' Fist". Vile is well known as the organizer of the annual Dirty Show
, here in Detroit's Eastern Market, so the real connotation of the installation went over the heads of most people. The installation only lasted 6-7 hours before city workers carted it off as "abandoned property".
The funniest bit comes from the offices of Detroit's Fox 2, as they didn't get it either, as this FB post asks: "Can anyone explain what this means???" After getting a reply, our crack media team later added, "Wow. Apparently, we're a little naive." Nice job, Jeff Clark.
Vile has sold the installation on Ebay
for $1,300.00 & wanted to donate the money to the city, but they rebuffed his offer, so the cash will go to charity.
Seller Notes: ''It is banged up a bit by the city of Detroit rolling it when they had it removed from the street. There are some tears-, but heck, that's like a bullet hole in an army canteen. It makes it better. It's less than a month old. It can refurbished by my team of expert experts. But why would you want to?''
Tuesday 06 August 2013 at 08:23 am