Customer brought in an ’03 Cobra complaining of backlash noise; disassembling the rear end showed the shims were worn creating a side to side slop as well as the backlash that was the original concern. Now rebuilding entire diff.
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 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.
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.
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.