Thanks to Barney Gaylord the MGA Guru for stopping by the shop today. We helped him out with a spare distributor for his car which has gone 150,000 miles in the last five years of traveling across the United States. Check out his website at https://www.mgaguru.com/
For years we have been testing homemade ultracapacitor banks in the old cars such as the one on the right. Now commercially available they are a considerable upgrade on original generator powered cars giving you constant power for lamps, quicker charging, easier on the generator, and most of all is not affected from being fully discharged if your car sits around. Due to the power output they are dangerous if you are not careful so do not install one yourself if you are unsure how to do so.
With the chassis restored and a brand new engine built from NOS block and parts it was time to tackle a fuel tank relocation. Early Jeep drivers had to sit on top of the gas tank but with the installment of a CJ7 tank in the rear we were able to free up the space used by the original fuel tank for other things.
This 1966 MG MGB has less than 100 miles since restoration at another shop, which incidentally is no longer is around. The rod bearings were completely worn out, the timing chain tensioner had never been engaged, and camshaft key was almost completely sheared off. Now machined properly and back together the owner can finally enjoy their family heirloom.
We have the LT4 Wet Sump Automatic Connect & Cruise Powertrain System w/ 8 Speed transmission installed and running great in the Firebird. This engine has a 10:1 compression ratio, makes 9 pounds of boost, and produces 650 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque with 100 octane fuel. On our dyno with this configuration and running 91 octane for testing purposes we are seeing 541 horsepower and 613 lb-ft. of torque.
Although The General is officially a 1969 Dodge Charger, 1968 and 1969 Chargers were used in the original television series with the addition of some 1970 Chargers used in the later movie. Besides the insignias on the outside the car is also well known for the horn which plays the first 12 notes of the song Dixie.
After dealing with modem-like speeds from our DSL provider since opening we have finally been upgraded to a fiber connection, also known as a usable internet! This should improve communication, allow for quicker updates, and for those car clubs whom we host their websites — quicker updates and more features.
The Lloyd Alexander featuring a four-speed gear-box was offered, in parallel with the Lloyd 600, between 1957 and 1961. One difference visible from the outside was that the Lloyd Alexander included an opening hatch into the rear luggage locker, whereas drivers of the Lloyd 600 had to reach behind the rear seat in order to access the luggage locker.
This 1973 Pinzgauar 710M ten person troop transporter now wears a set of Interco Narrow S.S. “Super Swamper” tires. The original prototype was developed around 1969 and production began in 1971, as a successor of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch Haflinger 700 AP 4×4 light military multi purpose offroad vehicle.