The 1970 Pontiac GTO we just had come in is well preserved that the tank build sheet was still there an in perfect condition. This “goat” was built at General Motors Fremont Assembly and sent to Sumner Pontiac Company in Des Moines, Iowa.
Now powered by a 572 Chevrolet crate motor the Chevelle has been tuned on the dyno. The color is the original Autumn Gold Metallic used on the 1970 Chevelles.
With a new set of Torq Thrust wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich tires and a refresh of the suspension this 1965 Ford Mustang that the owner has owned since high school is transformed from a pony to a mustang.
Five different colors of paint and this 2.0-Liter Mazda MZR engined race car is ready to take on the ST1 competition at NASA events across the country.
This owner of this second generation GTO got this car brand new for her 17th birthday. She drove it for a few years until she got her first corvette and she parked it for the last 28 years. This car is very original and we hope we can keep many of the original parts.
Hints of the original Medium Blue Metallic can now be seen on this Ford Mustang Boss 302. The underside of these cars were left in primer and the color of primer was determined by the color of the leftover paint that was dumped into the primer from the night before.
This beautiful 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback is now ready for the track. With a current and extra thorough tech inspection and new log book this vintage race car is ready for racing season.
Marking out the graphics that will be painted onto the full carbon fiber body. Labeling the colors each section will be really helps keep our minds on the same page.
Although not a restoration this Willys is not back in drivable condition after many years of being in an inoperable state. The wheels have been restored and powder coated and fitted with a new set of Coker military tires and an electric fuel pump has been added to assist with starting after an extended storage.
Pictured here as it was stored for 20+ years in a garage this Boss will be returned to it’s factory state and original color of Medium Blue Metallic of which 460 Boss 302’s were painted.
Now again wearing it’s original color of Spring Green this Chevrolet looks right out of the 50’s. Although this truck was restored some period modifications made on the farm of the owners family have been left in place which show that this really is “Grandpa’s” truck.
Powered by the L-134 Go-Devil engine these civilian versions of the military Willys MB were intended for farming, ranching, and industrial applications. The CJ-2A sports a grille reminiscent of those found on modern Jeeps which makes them easy to differentiate from the military model.
The D-Series trucks from International Harvester came out in 1969 and were now square bodied and looked more like Scouts. Equipped with International’s own 304 cu. in. V8 and a floor mounted manual shifter this truck was made for getting work done.
This 120″ wheelbase Master came in with a seized engine but with the help of some new custom pistons and a lot of machine work the engine is back in working order and the car can continue on for the next 90 years.
These specialized four wheel drive military fire trucks were built for the air force. With only a few thousand miles on the clock these trucks can still be put to use in specialized private fire departments.
With only a final sanding left on the five window truck cab the color will be put on this week. They style of these Chevrolet Advance Design trucks, which ran from 1947 through 1955, are among the most popular for Chevy enthusiasts and it is great to see another one saved.
Running this Shelby GT500 Super Snake first on 91 octane pump gas and then on 98 octane Sunoco racing fuel confirmed what we saw two weeks ago with the GT350 that these cars will greatly benefit from higher octane fuels. The Super Snake saw an increase of 46 hp giving it around 740 gross horsepower.
Fifty years after the original Shelby GT350 a new one is now available in dealerships. Ford rates this 2016 Shelby GT350 at 526 hp but it wasn’t until we drained out the premium pump gas and put 98 octane Sunoco race fuel through it that we were able to see those numbers. To our surprise switching fuels netted a gain of 25.5 horsepower with this car.
Thanks to LMC Truck for sending us these big beautiful boxes of panels to fix the 1952 Chevrolet truck project. After unpacking it looks like the panels fit as well as if they were made by the factory.
You may have already seen the 1955 International Metro around Iowa State the last two weeks and if this food truck Makes You Wanna some Macubana then you can find it on the Iowa State campus and around the Ames area throughout the week.