This week things have calmed down a little and we have been rearranging some things about in the workshops, we shall be bringing pictures of that rather large project soon, but we wanted to get it looking nice first before we shard it. So watch this space. 👍
We had a car come into us with an engine that was not running well and making some odd noises being reported to us. So it was time to investigate what was going on.
We listened to where it was coming from and we eventually nailed it down to bottom end of the engine. Definitely not a good sign.
Yogi and Adam decided that the best plan of action was to pull the engine out and see exactly what was going on with an engine strip down.
The engine was put onto a stand and Yogi started on the dismantling looking for any clues as he went along. The bottom was drained of fluids and still no clues for the actual cause just yet.
The intake was removed and then over to the heads.
With the heads removed we couldn’t see any issues to start with.
We started to crank the engine over by hand and then all was revealed.
Now that the found the problem was found, we needed to work out what was best for the customer. The best plan of action was to get one of our ‘off the shelf’ short block engines and start to rebuild with the good bits we could salvage.
The heads we’re replaced and then the time-intense task of setting the valve clearances and getting the timing chain on.
The intake was fitted and torqued up.
With the top built it was time to flip over for the bottom end of the engine to be rebuilt.
With the engine in effect built with the main components the exhaust headers we’re fitted.
This week we shall get the plumbing fitted and then onto our test rig to fired up with a default setting to make sure all is good before we fit back into the car.
It’s well known Adam has plenty of cars and he likes to get rotate them a bit. So when Gary from our office started to get the bug and showed an interest in Adam’s Falcon the deal was struck. Gary was to have the car as long as he keeps it road worthy. Obviously all the parts from Adam to restore and keep it going. What a fantastic way to get into classic cars.
So Gary started the clean up and strip down inside.
The interior needed some TLC regarding the gauges and steering wheel.
The car was cleaned and put into the workshop to get the soft top working and greased up properly.
The top was filthy from storage dust in the barn, so Gary put in some serious hours to get it clean and looking new.
These Falcons are great cars and fun to drive. The major advantage is that these cars were what the Mustang was based on and share many of the parts.
We shall bring you more of this project as it progresses. As Adam said to Gary, ‘All good things come to those who wait’. Now Gary drives around in a desirable rag top Falcon, how’s that for a company car???