460 Ford 460 Truck valvetrain failure.

This engine is a 460 swapped into an F-100 that the owner had some pretty serious valve train problems with. The engine would randomly toss the push rods out of the rocker arms. New correct length push rods and careful attention to the rockers geometry fixed this concern.

Anytime anything in the engines upper end is replaced its a necessity to pay attention to the valve train if you want the engine to stay together. Luckily this didn’t cause a complete engine failure.

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Dodge Ram exhaust upgrade

IMG_0867 IMG_0868 IMG_0869 IMG_0873 IMG_0874 IMG_0875The owner of this ’06 Ram with a HEMI loved the power his truck puts down; but not the quiet restrictive exhaust. We ordered up a Flowmaster American Thunder exhaust system at the customer request and it sounds amazing; looks better to since the kit turns a factory single pipe to dual side exit.

 

 

Big block Chevelle timing woes

We received a call from a customer who had just installed a newly built big block engine in their hot rod; but experienced constant backfiring and the car just wouldn’t rev. Inspection found that several timing related components were far off from where they should have been; resulting in a significant loss of power. Set everything up properly and the car now does 400 horsepower dyno pulls all day.

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1985 Ford Mustang GT

IMG_0196Today this super clean 1985 Ford Mustang GT came to us for a baseline dyno run; just to see what kind of power it was making. Its a one owner car that has had several mods done over the years but still wears the original paint; except for the custom cowl induction hood.

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At just above 4800 RPM on the full throttle pull; the engine was getting starved for fuel. It is now getting an upgraded Bosch fuel pump and a programmable MSD ignition controller so we can squeeze even more ponies out.

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Mustang GT with intake upgrades

We have this 2000 Mustang GT here for some tuning after getting an upgrade from the conservative factory setup. The car now sports a TrickFlow throttle body, K&N cold air intake, and is equipped with an SCT tuner to calibrate the car for the new values.

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Ford Pinto carb setup

This super clean Pinto only has 39k original miles; and the current owner is the second owner – first being his aunt. But any car needs maintenance; and this one came in to sort out some fuel delivery issues and dialing in the carburetor. IMG_1467 IMG_1468 IMG_1469 IMG_1472

Camaro wiring and installation of Dakota Digital gauges

We have this Camaro; which is in the middle of restoration for the installation of of Dakota Digital gauges. These are the style that have an analog gauge face for the classic look. Here you can see the module that controls all the gauges; and since this is in a restoration state we are simply running all new wiring for the kit.

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