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  • Sales Total $15.4m at Auctions America California +

    Auctions America racked up more than $15.4m in total sales at its third annual California sale, held July 17–18. The multi-day auction, held for the first time at Santa Monica's historic Barker Hangar, lifted the gavel on approximately 300 collector vehicles. Vehicles drove onto the auction podium via the tail section of Read More
  • Meet Keith Martin at the Concours d'Elegance of America +

    Keith Martin returns as emcee for the Concours d'Elegance of America on July 26 in Plymouth, MI. View the three-day schedule of events here. The featured concours classes are as follows: Pre-War Classes Motorcycles 1918 - 1929: The Dawn of the Modern MotorcycleGas Light: prior to 1914Jazz Age: 1915 - 1929Duesenberg Model Read More
  • Monterey Roundup: More Star Cars! +

    Monterey Car Week is less than a month away. Have you checked out the lastest consignments? Here is a roundup of some very significant star cars: Gooding & Company has consigned a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder for their Pebble Beach auction (pictured above; Gooding & Company estimate: $16m–$18m). The Read More
  • Meet Keith Martin, Donald Osborne and Alex Martin-Banzer at Forest Grove +

    The Forest Grove Concours d 'Elegance returns for its 43rd year on Sunday, July 19, on the historic, tree-shaded campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Keith Martin and Donald Osborne return as co-emcees. Alex Martin-Banzer will serve as a concours judge. All three will participate in Saturday's Tour Read More
  • Du Pont Collection Joins "Preserving the Automobile" Auction +

    Bonhams has consigned a private collection of original racing, experimental, hot rod and stock automobiles from the prominent American family du Pont — a name synonymous with a chemical empire, a luxury automobile manufacturer, and America's first motorcycle company. The property of Alexis "Lex" du Pont, son of motoring magnate E. Read More
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Marine City, MI. November 20, 2007 --Not every company has the privilege of upgrading a fleet of amphibious WWII landing vehicles to fuel injection. Howell Engine Developments, longstanding experts in EFI conversions, was very pleased to assist Tony Cerulle, one of the owners and Director of Vehicle Maintenance of Boston Duck Tours, when he inquired about converting one of his WWII landing vehicles.

Cerulle’s sightseeing business is unique. After giving his customers a tour of the finest historic and cultural sites in Boston, they are treated to a ride into the Charles River aboard a completely renovated Coast Guard approved WWII amphibious landing vehicle. These rare vehicles are gas-guzzlers and very few are still operational. Used during WWII to unload cargo from US Naval ships to the beach, they were configured to protect both cargo and the men they transported. Half boat and half truck they were code-named DUKW, hence the very appropriate company name - Boston Duck Tours.

Tony Cerulle, owner of Boston Duck Tours, initially converted his first WWII landing vehicle to EFI for more power and reliability in 2006. As this was his first EFI conversion for these WWII transport vehicles, it took about a week to properly modify the intake manifold, fabricate the piping for the fuel pump and craft a system that satisfied Coast Guard regulations.

The experience with the pilot vehicle convinced him to convert almost his entire fleet, 23 total, of six cylinder and V8 powered vehicles to fuel injection using Howell’s Throttle Body Kits.

Cerulle says, “I was familiar with Howell products from my Jeep
four wheeling days, so decided to try them with the DUCK. After we worked through those first fabrication issues, we were banging each one out in about three days. The instructions are simple to understand. I’ve got to tell you, even though I converted initially for the power and reliability, I was really surprised by the fuel mileage we gained…somewhere between seven to eight gallons per vehicle per day with both the six cylinder vehicles and the V8s. In our business that’s significant. LOVE the product.”

Howell’s GM-oriented wiring harnesses are constructed using GM Packard high temperature (TXL insulation) automotive wire, genuine Packard connectors and terminals, and Packard crimping tools. With these components, you can expect GM 100,000+ mile durability and function.

For additional information, visit www.howell-efi.com, or call 810.765.5100. Howell Engine Developments is located at 6201 Industrial Way, Marine City, MI, 48039.

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