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.
Sometimes you need to take a break and bring something newer back to life. Both fuel pumps are froze on this one and it will soon be back on the street after a long sleep in long term storage.
Our next food truck project arrived this morning from Maryland. The old Metro is a little beaten up but a pretty solid truck with good mechanicals. Watch here for the transformation!
It is a great day when an owner wants not one but two V8 Triumph Stags restored. After getting the white car running we will spend the rest of the day seeing if the red car will run so that we can assess the condition of all the systems before we tear them down.
After restoring the chassis this winter and fixing rust issues on the body the two are finally ready to be mated again. The Chrome Orange is going to look amazing in the sun on the Beetle and nobody can wait to see the color painted on the outside.
After testing this Triumph on the Dynojet and sorting out a mess of wiring this TR6 is ready to follow it’s happy owner to Germany.
With the frame and suspension, drivetrain and body for this one ton truck restored just a few trim and electrical bits need installed and this truck can be put back in service around the farm.
No before pictures of this one were posted as it came to us as a pile of parts. A rat rod look that he doesn’t have to keep clean was the goal for the owner of this one. The new Studebaker 232 cu.in. V8 is so quiet and smooth you can hardly tell it is running.
Dual Weber IDF carburetors can be tough to tune and how would you know for sure that you have it just right? Using our wideband O2 sensor and Dynojet we can tune your jet sizes and make sure that your vehicle is running correctly at more than just idle.
With the snow melting it was time to get the old Buick out into the sunshine for some pictures. After the car’s slumber in a garage the engine is now seized and we have the task of getting it back on the road. Don’t worry a full restoration will not be happening, being a solid car everyone is in agreement that it looks just fine the way it is.
This is a true British MOPAR muscle car. Powered by the Chrysler 440 cubic inch V8 the Interceptor was a great GT car of its day. So popular is this car that an Interceptor had a lead role in the Fast and Furious 6 movie. A company in England will even sell you a new one completely rebuilt with modern equipment.
Looks like it is fresh out of a barn? Check. Deserves to be put back on the road? Double Check! Watch for this car back on the road later this year.
It was exciting to have a Triumph Stag in the shop. Even surprising to other owners who have called up inquiring about having us work on one and hearing that we had one here. This car hasn’t been running for an extended time and fought back stubbornly with more problems after each repair. The Stag has such a great sound from its rare Triumph V8 that I hate to see it leave.
Another one back on the road. Although not as bad as most cars we see come through here this one needed some TLC to make it run and safe to drive again. The owner is anxious to get it out and do Corvair Club events.
It wouldn’t be until September of 1974 that MGBs started to come with rubber bumpers. This one built in February 1974 has now been restored 41 years to month of when it was originally built. This project took a year for us to complete and the results were well worth it.
Using the new Dynojet we can now tune carburetors in a quarter of the time and we have solid quantitative data to know that we have it right where it should be.
Our new Dynojet with Eddy Current Load Absorption Unit to perform loaded tests is up and running. We now have the ability to run the cars in a controlled environment at all speeds and loads to make sure the car is running optimally.