After last weeks sad post we are back to normal with our work related updates, and of course a little play time.
Park & Pic
This weeks park and pic is from Lee Fulford with his ’67 GT390. He has done most of the work himself and wanted us to fit a Borgeson steering upgrade along with some Mustang Maniac Magic. There was the usual settling in and settling down issues that needed to be tweaked a little after a few miles has been tucked under her belt. Nothing major just the usual adjustments and check over the engine timings etc. We think Lee was a happy chappy when he came back to collect her.
I very nice example and has a lovely stance to her.
We recently had a convertible into us that had some issues with heat, like to much of it. There was also some strange noises coming from the rear of the car especially when braking. So we set about investigating. The tell tale signs of over heating was obvious.
There was also a leak coming from the front timing cover that we tried to adjust, but it had warped beyond the tolerances we were happy with.
We removed the cover, hoses and drained what was left of the fluids ready for a full flush through. We soon found a big reason for the problem. The thermostat was in the wrong way round.
We replaced the cover and new water pump as that had started show signs of serious wear and tear. The new thermostat also fitted the correct way round, but not before we let the hose to run through the engine to flush out the debris while all the hoses were off. Refilled with fluids and all was well with no leaks, she started to purr like a kitten and the temperature sat where it should do. First job done and we were happy, the customer got away without any other boil over damage.
The second job that always concerns us is where safety and stopping comes into the mix. We found the problem alright! They say a picture speaks a thousand words, but this video says it all. Its only a few seconds long, but it needs to be seen.
We of course fixed it all back up, adjusted and tested. The car is now quiet again and stops properly.
After the Santa Pod drag strip day trip a couple of weeks ago with Mustang Owners Club of Great Britain, we have been sent a few pics of the day. Adam likes this pic of his rare Enos 350;
Then there is Spence’s incredible burn out in slow motion before a drag race;
Then we have an on-board video of Yogi doing a gentle run down the strip, with the radio on just chillin’. His car lets go of traction and he just carries on!
Yogi has some more work to do on those traction issues, he said that if he gives it too much loud pedal ‘it just lights up, but it’s good fun though’!
Thanks to everybody for sending the pictures to us. Enjoy the sun that is promised this week and check your fluid levels.