This Pontiac Trans Am came to us as a car that had hid a deer 30 years ago and then stored ever since. It has been a long rebuild but they could have never dreamed of a Trans Am like this back in 1971. Almost every part of the car has been vastly improved but the interior and exterior hide off the secret and maintain an original restored look.
Half of this truck was so rusty that we had to cut it off, throw it away and rebuild. Inside all of the floor and frame was rebuilt as were the insides of the doors. Sixty years of modifications and damage were removed during the process to bring it back to it’s original shape.
The Chevrolet Covair engine is air-cooled and used a flat design, with aluminum heads and crankcase, with individual iron cylinder barrels.
These high-revving Ford Racing Boss 302 444 hp 32-valve DOHC crate engines deliver a ground-pounding 444 hp and 380 ft.-lbs. Before it goes into the Mustang Boss 302S the bearings must be changed to the tri-metal type to withstand the rigors of a serious workout.
Lotus released the second generation of the Lotus Seven in 1961 and it was such a hit that there have been many copies made over the years. This Birkin S3 is a modern interpretation of the Lotus Seven with a similar tube frame and a twin cam Ford engine.
The first food truck was back for service while we were building the next. From two different manufactures these two vans, Grumman Olson on the left and International Metro on the right, might be the most iconic shapes of a the 1950s delivery vehicles.
This new Camaro Mustang Challenge build was just finished and is here for inspection and certification. The engine was making much more than the owner expected and the restrictor set wouldn’t bring it down to spec. After fashioning a custom restrictor this car is right on the mark and can be seen at NASA events very soon.
This 1980 MG MGB has lost its rubber bumpers for chrome ones, and with a set of Panasports it has that classic look but without the fuss of the earlier cars.
These British caravans were originally sold in 1967 for only $4995. You could add 16 options above the standard equipment such as sun visors and chrome bumpers as equipped on this one. These campers were only sold in America and certainly only a handful still exist, even a picture of one is rare.
The guys are test fitting and measuring for the new rear axle to go with the four link we installed in the back of the Falcon race car project. With four racing seats this Falcon is ready for the ultimate family road trip.
Produced in Finland starting in 2011 the Fisker Karma has arguably been the best looking plug-in electric hybrid car for years. We had to drop the rear subframe on this one to fix a traction motor coolant leak. It will be getting several other upgrades in addition to needing one of the rear Nivomat, an automatic self contained load-leveling monotube damper, replaced.
Released in 1990 the Diablo was the first Lamborghini capable of attaining a top speed in excess of 200 miles per hour. This one needed some electrical and cosmetic sorting but is again ready for the street or show.
A couple years ago we pulled this 1969 Jaguar XKE out of a shed and after restoration and some time on our DynoJet this car runs like a dream.
Today a new crate engine arrived from JCS Volks Machine for a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle that we have sorting out. The engine arrives almost complete, just add an air cleaner and exhaust, mount your clutch and then bolt it up!
There are parts of a project car that can be a mystery. The owner of this Buggy got the car most of the way and we worked out the last bits to make it stop and go.
Commonly used by the Austrian and Swiss militaries this vehicle now in the United States was not running the best. After repairing and synching the carbs the air cooled four cylinder engine runs great.
Today we finished up both a 1952 Studebaker Champion and 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. Among other things both cars are now benefitting from an electric fuel pump, an almost required addition with the poor qualities or todays fuels to prevent vapor lock.
The Metro van has been media blasted down to bare metal. The smashed in front fenders were pounded out before blasting and now the body work can begin in earnest.
She loves her 69 but the engine hadn’t been given any love. The previous owner had sealed the entire engine with just RTV and no gaskets. Once cleaned up and sealed this one will be good to go for years.
New kingpins installed and this gorgeous Healey with a great vintage patina can enjoy many more enjoyable miles on the road.