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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1951 Ford Panel Suspension Airbag Issues

We received this beautiful 1951 Ford Panel this morning.  She was towed in last night because the front airbag suspension would not inflate.  After a thorough inspection we found one of the compressor solenoid vent valves was stuck open.  We disassembled the solenoid, cleaned up the valve and reassembled it, and up, up, and away she went.  Once we had the system operational again, we found a few other items needing some attention.  We noticed the compressors would not turn off, after the system pressure reaching 180 PSI we decided to shut it down before the bomb went off.  We found the pressure switch stuck closed not allowing the system to turn off once maximum pressure was achieved.  To finish it off, the rocker switches used to control the ride height were a getting sticky so we’re replacing those while we’re at it.  After a little TLC this rig is ready to get back on the road and have some fun in the sun.

How she looked upon arrival.

 

With work, comes elevation.

1965 Shelby Cobra Kit Car

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Cobras always turn heads; in this great blue and white combo it really brings out the curves. It is a replica; however it is a very accurate one even down to the period correct gauges. Its got a modern, warmed up 5.0 powerplant with an electronic engine management system with a 5-speed manual behind it. Awaiting a Stage II clutch and upgraded flywheel.

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1965 Shelby Cobra

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Got in this beautiful Cobra with a freshly built engine for some fine tuning and adjustments to bring out its full potential.

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Changing out the jets on the carb, adjusting the throttle linkage, and getting the timing just right really makes this Cobra pack a punch now. Plus it looks great doing so.

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331 stroker motor tuning

Here we have a 331 stroker motor nestled in the engine bay of a ’65 Mustang that was brought here for some tuning and sorting out. Setting up the carb, dialing in the timing, and adjusting air and fuel mixtures make it a much better runner now.
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