1951 Ford Panel Suspension Airbag Issues

We received this beautiful 1951 Ford Panel this morning.  She was towed in last night because the front airbag suspension would not inflate.  After a thorough inspection we found one of the compressor solenoid vent valves was stuck open.  We disassembled the solenoid, cleaned up the valve and reassembled it, and up, up, and away she went.  Once we had the system operational again, we found a few other items needing some attention.  We noticed the compressors would not turn off, after the system pressure reaching 180 PSI we decided to shut it down before the bomb went off.  We found the pressure switch stuck closed not allowing the system to turn off once maximum pressure was achieved.  To finish it off, the rocker switches used to control the ride height were a getting sticky so we’re replacing those while we’re at it.  After a little TLC this rig is ready to get back on the road and have some fun in the sun.

How she looked upon arrival.

 

With work, comes elevation.

LS3 powered CJ6 gets tuned.

Another local shop brought us this Jeep project after doing a beautiful job putting it together to be tuned and get the engine broke in and sorted out. A fast EFI setup was used and worked great. A single plain manifold modified for port injection was used for induction.

The engine ran pretty rough with the start up file it came in with so we spent some time on the dyno sorting it out. End result was 400rwhp through the th400 and throwing the big tires around. LS power is awesome.

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1965 Shelby Cobra Kit Car

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Cobras always turn heads; in this great blue and white combo it really brings out the curves. It is a replica; however it is a very accurate one even down to the period correct gauges. Its got a modern, warmed up 5.0 powerplant with an electronic engine management system with a 5-speed manual behind it. Awaiting a Stage II clutch and upgraded flywheel.

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1965 Shelby Cobra

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Got in this beautiful Cobra with a freshly built engine for some fine tuning and adjustments to bring out its full potential.

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Changing out the jets on the carb, adjusting the throttle linkage, and getting the timing just right really makes this Cobra pack a punch now. Plus it looks great doing so.

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331 stroker motor tuning

Here we have a 331 stroker motor nestled in the engine bay of a ’65 Mustang that was brought here for some tuning and sorting out. Setting up the carb, dialing in the timing, and adjusting air and fuel mixtures make it a much better runner now.
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1965 Dodge D-Dart

In came this very rare factory D-Dart; which was a little know go-fast package right from Dodge.The owner of this one has had it since brand new in 1965! It has fully redone engine; and was converted to a dual carb setup – but when they were rebuilt by another individual; the jets and calibrations were all completely off – making this car run so rich it was smoking even at idle. We have the dual 4’s calibrated and running substantially better now.IMG_1724 IMG_1725

 

Chevy box van rear brakes

We get a little of everything through here; this ’99 Chevy chassis box van came in with a customer complaint of a leak coming from the rear end of the vehicle. Customer approved for rear brake shoes and axle seal replacements; resulting in a leak and squeak free rear end.

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