With car show now under way we have had some good weather which has bought out a nice selection of Mustangs for us. Nothing to exciting just the usual service stuff, oil, plugs, points and MOT prep etc. In one day we a had a few ’67 & ’68s ready to go back on the road. They still look as good today as they did then, if not even more so the rarer they get.
We have a very nice ’71 Ford Torino into us for a little work. This included some rear springs, new shocks front and back and a LED conversion for the lights. We don’t get many of these into us, but Yogi was quite happy to drive this lady around for the road test.
Simple but elegant interior is a very nice place to be especially with the bench seat.
We were tasked with the rear lights to be amber flash to make them a little more UK spec legal without changing the stock look. The normal red lenses proved to be a challenge as the Amber didn’t show through as well as we liked.
So we had a thought, change the back up lamps to be amber flash when needed. This also gave us the clear lens for the amber to use as well. A little re-wiring and box of bespoke tricks sorted that out. And while we were at it we also made the front sides white with amber flash as well. We took this short video to show the difference it makes to have bright LEDs in place. We were quite pleased with the results for our first Torino conversion, makes a change from the Mustang conversions we regularly do.
Yogi decided that he needed an extra road test just to make sure the LEDs worked while on the road, we think he liked it!
Or should we say our trucks? A few of our very own LAR trucks also needed a little TLC and some servicing. So Yogi had a little change this week and worked on some bigger trucks. Not his normal cup of tea, but a change is as good as a rest so they say. We didn’t think that you wanted to see a load of hydraulic lines and under cab engines, so we didn’t bother to take pictures for you.
Have a good bank holiday from all at Mustang Maniac.