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.
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.
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.
Painted again in it’s original Ivory color this MG TD has been re-assembled and brought back to running condition after many years of sitting. The wheels have been powder coated in the original silver color and proper replica tires from Coker have been fitted.
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.
Although not an original shade this car looks great in modern Ford Race Red. The engine and transmission are already installed and the fun can begin on all of the many smaller jobs to complete it.
Racing season is a week away, we have NASA Dyno and Tech inspection available. So be like these guys and get it done now so that you don’t have to wait in line for tech inspection at the track.
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.
The Healey is about the receive it’s 2,912 cc C-Series engine. A wheel swap to the knock off Minilite style wheels is planned before completion.
With the piles and boxes of parts that were delivered with the chassis now bolted to the car we can see what we are working with and what is missing.
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 1949 MG TC is an example of MGs first postwar model which was introduced very quickly in 1945. With a little more power and being four inches wider these cars became a hit in America especially among the returning America G.I.s. This beautiful example only needed wiring repair, tube replacement, and fuel pump points to be back on the road after sitting for many years.