Last week we had a ’99 Cobra brought in that had a Vortech supercharger installed. There was a notable leak at the supercharger; and the car hadn’t been tuned properly. We sublet the rebuild off to Vortech; and upon its return we will be tuning the Cobra here on our dyno.
We have this beautiful 1965 Mustang in the shop this week. She is a gorgeous example of good ole’ American Muscle running a small block Ford. Just getting ready to drop the motor to replace the clutch and repair the clutch linkage. Once we’re done with that, we’re installing a power steering kit for the comfort of cruising. Lastly, cleaning her up and tying up a few small issues. When she’s ready she’ll be the star of the show, just in time for fun in the sun. More pictures to come once we have her all finished up.
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.
This beautiful black ’56 came to us with the customer noting complaints such as rough idle and a few other minor issues. Upon close inspection we found a couple of badly burnt spark plug wire boots where they had been resting on the exhaust manifold and a few badly fouled spark plugs. We replaced all 8 plugs and wires and performed an oil change at the customer’s request. No job is too small for us here at Fast Specilaties! Truck is running great and ready for cruisin’!
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.
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.
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.