Customer brought in this beautiful ’65 Mustang that he recently purchased for concerns in relation to hearing what sounded like gravel in the front of the car. Discovered some loose front wheel bearings and brake pad shift were to blame. Currently remedying these issues and we should have it back on the road again soon!
We quickly will find your concerns. This Mustang came in; owner stated it felt like the parking brake never disengaged. This was pretty true; as the right rear caliper wouldn’t fully disengage when the parking brake had been used. A new caliper and readjustment of the parking brake calipers allowed the brakes to function as normal.
After having a Stage 3 cam from Comp Cams installed; the factory MDS was causing loss of power and performance. We created a tune file for the vehicle disabling the MDS and were able to tune the Hemi to make power to an impressive 6390 rpm as opposed to the 5200 rpm limit when we first got it.
After making a strong 403 horsepower run on the dyno; the customer was happy with the results and the car is going to be turning heads with its new lumpy idle and howl from the Corsa exhaust out the back. Under the hood shows the custom painted engine cover in classic Hemi orange.
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.