The legendary Ford V8 was first available in the Ford Model 18 in 1932, body styles included roadster, coupe, 2-door sedan, 4-door sedan, cabriolet, and phaeton. Since World War II the 1932 Ford Roadster has been the dream car of many and still is today.
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.
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.
Not all replica Cobras are the same and the Factory Five Cobras are the world’s best selling replicas of the famous Shelby Cobra. Racing classes exist around the country specifically for race spec Factory Five replicas.
Local Datsun guru Ed brought his Datsun 280Z over for us to run his car on the dyno and gather information useful for tuning future 280Zs. He had spent years tuning this car by hand and the dyno showed that he had it spot on.
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.
A customer had this 2,912 cc engine for his Austin Healey 3000 send over to us in a crate. The engines in the MG Midget and MGB are well known as the A-Series and B-Series but few are aware that these engines are the C-Series. Mostly used in the large sedans the Austin Healey 3000 and MG MGC were the only sports cars to use this large engine.
These extremely rare “Adjustable 22” Armstrong period correct externally adjustable lever arm shocks are being test fit to the Austin Healey Sprite which will be receiving the equally rare supercharged engine pictured earlier. Most have only seen examples of these in some of the original special tuning parts manuals.
This Tartan Red MG Midget will not only be the owners first classic car but their first car at all because can you believe he is still in high school! It is great to see the interest in these cars continuing and with modern SpeedHut instruments, Weber carburetor, and fully digital 123ignition distributor this classic looking MG is outfitted with the equipment that will be the future of these classics.