Supercharger Repair

Customer brought us a supercharged F-150 that was making noise from the blower; and not the awesome supercharger whine. The coupler located behind the snout was making excessive noise. The purpose of the coupler is to prevent gear damage by absorbing the shock load from accelration rather than forcing the flex of the internal supercharger gears. Repair kit is on its way and this truck  can go back to making awesome power.

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Brakes hanging up on a Mustang

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.

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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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Supercharger Oil Changes

Did you know your supercharger in your high performance vehicle also has its own maintenance schedule? Depending on whether you have a Kenne Bell, Eaton, or Whipple they have their own standards for changes and fluid specifications. Some intervals are as low as every 12,000 miles so call us if you are unsure. We have the expertise and equipment for proper oil changes.

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1964 Chrysler 300

Well almost finished the Chrysler 300 project. Summer cruiser.
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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?

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Chrysler 300 interior
Chrysler 300 interior
Well it starts and drives as of now… We will be starting on all the electric accessories soon.

Datsun 240Z Repairs

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.IMG_0491 IMG_0492
 
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