First of all we can say that Yogi is back from his home country Canada and he has had a restful break in a cave up a mountain somewhere. So to ease him back into things we had a nice little job for him, but more on that after the Park & Pic.
Park & Pic
Andy had bought his ’68 Coupe 302 into us for a service and the much sort after Mustang Maniac once over and adjustment as only we know how. Here she is sitting pretty ready for a nice drive home.
The Swap Overs
Something that we don’t normally do as we have no control over the parts. A customer wanted his ’66 Fastback to be converted from auto gearbox to a modern 5 speed manual gearbox. The other part was to swap out the drum brakes to a set of Wilwood front discs. The brakes are certainly an upgrade of course, we can’t technically say that a manual gearbox is an upgrade as some owners swap the manuals to automatics, it’s all down to personal preference. However a 5 speed gearbox is an upgrade to the standard 4 speeds.
Lets just say there were a few parts dropped off to us. The customer had supplied the conversion kits for the clutch and brakes to us, except for the pedal bracket for the additional pedal that we supplied. All the parts are quality parts. As we have seen these parts in similar kits before we knew there shouldn’t be any problems fitting and assembly with experience from our past conversions.
First job out with the old gearbox and then check the transmission tunnel to make sure the new gearbox will fit into the hole for the selector.
Then swap out the flywheels and align the clutch.
Fitting the new clutch and pedal and adjustments.
The new gearbox is fitted up and mounted on retaining bolts.
Checking of spindles and prep for the new rotors and caliper brackets.
The brake booster brackets mounted in position ready for the pedal positioning.
We will get to finish this little lady early part of next week with some more pictures. After all we wanted to get Yogi back into the swing of things slowly, well until Wednesday at least. 😉