The hot rod we are working on here is roughly 50 years old! If you are going to plan to push the car a bit, it will need support to deal with the handling, power options today, the upgraded braking, and the great rubber that make it really stick to the road. All the aftermarket components put the frame to the test and frankly beyond what the car was originally capable of; support it. This car is fully equipped with all Maier components.
We had a fairly unseen old school car come into the shop for some maintainence
The customer wanted to get this great looking car freshened up before the nice weather started again. Overall it’s is in great condition, it needs attention in a few small spots to start.
I am thinking Air ride and a set of wider, black steel wheels?
- Chrysler 300 interior
- Well it starts and drives as of now… We will be starting on all the electric accessories soon.
Really nicely built/restored willies with a late model 5.3 swap showed up for some trans tuning. The factory calibrations for these transmissions like to hold off on a downshift alot longer then you really want sometimes, also the shift firmness properties and upshift at wot scheduals really need a little work to make feel right. A little time with HP tuners and we are much happier with how the trans operates. Also this swap used an on off electric fan arangement where the factory fan was a pulse width modulated assembly. So anytime the fan was commended the poor 30 amp relay got a seriouse HZ workout. By modifying the PWM tables to command 100%duty cycle when we wanted the fan on got that problem taken care of and allowed the realy to operate properly.
Super nice truck
Are you looking to get more low end grunt off the line and lower ET’s at the same time? Then look no further than installing a set of steeper gears in your car. This upgrade alone makes any car feel substantially more powerful – helping launch the car off the line and get up to speed quicker. Speedometer recalibration via a handheld tuning device is required for an accurate speedometer reading; so many opt for a performance tune at this time. This manual V-6 Mustang is getting upgraded to 3.73’s; the recommended ratio for a 5 speed car.
Update: the Z car from our exhuast post a couple weeks back has returned for a new clutch and slave cylinder along with the necessary components. Should be a big difference in engagement for a more positive driving experience.
We had in this neat little 240-Z that is a daily driver as well as a weekend autocross toy. Customer stated it was in need of exhaust repair and replacement of the intake/exhaust gasket. This is a car that is truly enjoyed and shows you don’t need a big budget for big fun.
We have this Tacoma in the shop for a customer complaint of excessive noise. The truck was just recently purchased but had a large aftermarket muffler on it that dumped almost directly under the cab causing drone and bad interior resonance. We are fabricating up a new exhaust system that mimics the factory setup; allowing the exhaust to exit out the right rear of the truck.
This Mach 1 was here recently for front suspension upgrades; and now today it came in for a torque arm installation. This essentially turns a four link suspension setup which the vehicle comes with into a three link suspension removing 25 pounds and stiffening up the rear suspension providing better control.