1988 Ford Mustang with Subframe Connectors

Subframe connectors are steel tube reinforcements that are welded to the bottom of the car. They connect the front and rear subframes together. This strengthens the flexible floorpan between the two subframes, and greatly increases the rigidity of the Mustang’s unibody chassis providing a better ride, improved handling, and a longer lifespan for the floor pan as it helps prevent fatigue.

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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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Kenne Bell Boost-a-Pump mounting and installation

If you are going to install a supercharger or turbocharger on your vehicle; you need more fuel. Kenne Bell makes a reliable boost a pump that can be easily mounted in an out of sight location and once properly set may never need to be adjusted or fussed with again; just quietly working away in the background. This one was installed behind a trunk trim panel in an ’07 Mustang.

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Transmission tuning with HP tuners and LS engine swaps.

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.
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Super nice truck

2007 Ford Mustang GT supercharger install and tuning

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We have this ’07 Mustang here for a supercharger install and when its completed it will need to be fully retuned. The supercharger looks right at home under there. Check out the series of pictures showing the progress. Will post the final results on our Facebook page when its all done.
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Update: The Mustang is just about all buttoned up and ready to go on the dyno for the tuning portion of its visit.
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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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Track arm bar repair and setup

Customer stated the rear end of his Mustang was clunking terribly; upon inspection it was found that the rear track arm bar was disconnected and in need of repair. Our fabricator was able to successfully weld the components back together and get it down the road. IMG_1098 IMG_1099