The owner of this brand new 2016 Denali pickup came by to order up a ReadyLIft leveling kit for up front; and a Firestone Ride Rite air spring kit for the rear. An alignment was performed after installing the leveling kit to verify nothing was off and the valves to inflate the rear bags are neatly attached to a bracket on the rear hitch bar.
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.
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.