We had a call from a customer who wanted us to look at the engine mounts on his ’67 Coupe that he uses for Pro ‘ET’ drag racing. That of course is no problem, but the car was on its way to Santa Pod for a weekend of drag racing. Now we don’t work on cars while people wait, the reason being anything can go wrong, things like a rusted in a single bolt could add considerable time to remove and re-tap the threads clean before we continue. If the job takes longer than expected it could leave the customer sitting and waiting. Which is not ideal of course. We also have a little announcment at the end of the post for our Social Media platforms.
Our customer Clive Dandridge turned up in his van and the car on a trailer.
The car still has some great battle scars from the odd burn-out or two. Yogi was impressed.
The car was taken straight into the workshops and Yogi got busy, making the tea. Not really, Yogi already had the parts sitting on the bench ready to fit and all the tools ready to start work.
A little while later the car’s broken engine mounts were out, and the new ones in. Needless to say we had a happy customer who then continued on his way to the drag strip.
Dan managed to get himself to the quarter finals which is an awesome result. Pro ‘ET’ drag racing is where you specify a time that you will run on the pass, the aim is to then run as close to that time without going under it, the closest to their predicted time in each heat goes through. Dan narrowly missed out on his stated time of 13.20 as he ran a 13.19, so close.
Here is Dan adding some more molten rubber to his paintwork!
Well Done Dan!
If anybody is thinking about asking for a while you wait service, don’t bother. We done this as a special for a Dan as he is loyal customer buying parts from us and he needed help or he couldn’t race. We can’t not have Mustangs racing now can we?
A good customer of ours takes his Mustang around the world on rallies and raises money for charity.
While on his travels he sent us this fantastic photo:
Is this the real meaning of a pony car? 😀
Now we can’t mention drag racing without bringing the Yogi Mach1 into the conversation. The bear has been fitting his new flow and return fuel system from his new fuel tank with a built-in fuel pump via a 1/2″ fuel pipe!
With the pipes in now place he then wanted to start with the steering and suspension, just to put the parts on the car roughly to keep them out of harm’s way.
He has even got his hinges and export brace anodised for a little something different.
Adam has some of his original date coded intakes reconditioned ready for his stash. Before you ask; no we dont have any spare intake manifolds 😉
We have Facebook, our very own WebForum with a live chat facility with other members and us if we are online at the time, YouTube, Twitter and our own personal Instagram accounts. Unfortunately we are still getting work requests and part queries posted on these platforms which is not the ideal business model of Mustang Maniac as they are not always monitored 24/7 and leading to customer frustration. Going forwards we will not be answering any WebShop part enquiries, or making workshop bookings via FaceBook and FaceBook Messenger. If you need to contact us for anything, simply email us at:
The emails are even monitored outside of our normal business hours as well, so it’s much quicker and a more direct, personal response with an audit trail of what has been agreed. We have mentioned may times before, that our stock for the WebShop is accurate, especially as we have just moved. If the part says ‘In Stock’ then honestly the part is genuinely in stock. Around 90% of our calls are asking if something is in stock believe it or not! Mustang Maniac is moving with the digital age and make thing automated, the telephone is very old fashioned now days for shopping online.
You guys rock for helping out Dan. That was a great thing for you to do! Also, if you are so inclined, if you have any customers that would like to share their Mustangs story, including the time they spent with you guys, have them submit it via the form on my blog. I will make sure that links back to you will be all over.
On another note, maybe one day I will be able to jump the great pond between us and come visit.
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Thanks. We try and help out our fellow Mustang friends where we can. By all means if you get on a plane over here gives a shout and we can give you a tour. 👍