1967 Camaro Valve train Adjustments

Concerned with excessive engine noise; this ’67 Camaro came in to have a look at and see what the issue was. Removing the valve covers revealed a rocker stud backing out of the block; and a couple vavle springs needed adjustment. A slight adjustment to the idle and the car is much more responsive and quieter as well.
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Need Carburetor Help?

We’ve got you covered.  We repair, rebuild and tune carburetors.  This 1984 Ford F150 came in this week with a no start condition.  Customer was installing this Holley 850 and couldn’t quite get it finished up.

Upon inspection when it arrived, we found the crankcase full of fuel.  When we did get it to fire the engine shot fuel out of the dip stick tube.  After removing the carb we found the floats were stuck just dumping fuel into the cylinders.  After cleaning up the carb, changing the oil and filter, reinstalling the carb, found the throttle cable too short holding the throttle at 3000 RPM.  New throttle cable and choke cable later this one is running again.  She still needs some tuning but she’s running again.

Vortech Supercharger rebuild

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.

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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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Ford Pinto carb setup

This super clean Pinto only has 39k original miles; and the current owner is the second owner – first being his aunt. But any car needs maintenance; and this one came in to sort out some fuel delivery issues and dialing in the carburetor. IMG_1467 IMG_1468 IMG_1469 IMG_1472

1965 Black Beauty Mustang

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.

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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1956 Chevy Hot Rod Pickup

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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’!

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