This weeks blog was going to be a catch up on the standard run of the mill stuff we do, servicing, upgrades etc. But, this morning we have dcided to a little bit of a rewrite to the blog to give you an update on what has been going on today.
Earlier Adam was contacted via Whatsapp to ask for help. A company ‘up north’ that offer driving days with a ’65 Mustang and they needed some help. The problem was that the starter motor on the car had packed up and they had no way of starting it. The car earns its living by having people drive it on a daily basis and experiencing the joys of a Mustang track day thrash around. By having the car out of action, the company would lose money. A game of WhatsApp tennis started earlier today, but a problem arose when the owners didn’t know which starter motor they had as there are a couple of alternatives.
The decision was made to buy both variations, Adam would then take back and credit them for the one they didn’t use. The guy was super happy, especially as Adam agreed to leave the parts in a twenty four hour manned office for him to collect the parts as and when it suited him. That way the car would be ready for first thing Monday with the bookings and no dramas.
Not many people would or could go into the parts store and get a pick multiple variations of parts, ready for a Sunday morning. Yes, they could order from the States and get it over the pond to here, but there is a delay of around forty eight hours or so providing all goes well. Then which version of the starter would they buy? In these situations it would make perfect sense to buy both to be on the safe side, the down side is that they are stuck with the other starter. So, to use one of them makes it an expensive purchase, much more than our price in the first place.
Although we get a bad rap for our prices which is unjustified in our minds, we have probably the best Mustang parts stock in the UK, all off which are off the shelf same day.
Park & Pic
This car “The Grinch” is owned by a good friend and customer of ours. The car was in for a little fettling by Yogi. Nothing wrong with the car we must add. But, we think Yogi and Spence are up to ‘stuff’ ready for the upcoming Santa Pod Race day.
A car was dropped into us with some strange feelings going on with the brakes. The car was diagnosed with a faulty brake booster and a leaking reservoir. You can’t mess with these things and they needed sorting out.
If there are any doubts, its a full strip down for a rebuild or replace. You can’t afford to botch the brakes for safety reasons. Although, it has to be said that we have seen some rather ‘interesting’ takes on brake safety from other specialists in the Mustang restoration field. Here the old booster was removed and the rust had made the metal rather thin in places.
The new Leed Brake set was took to the workshop ready for fitting and bleeding.
The reservoir was put into the vice ready for some basic bench bleeding. This is often an overlooked step, the thinking is that the standard brake bleeding will do the job, it wont. Well, not for a fair while at least.
The new booster was fitted into place after the bench bleeding.
The reservoir was then bolted into place and the brake pipe plumbing was re-attached.
The last step is to then bleed the brakes at the wheels, adjust the brakes, re-check the levels and then adjust the pedal. Only once we are happy can we then take it for a road test.
Hertz and Shelby American announce a three-year custom car partnership, kicking off with exclusive 2022 Shelby edition Ford Mustangs.
Beginning this summer, this special production run of history-making vehicles will be available for rent at select Hertz locations across the U.S. The collection includes Mustang Shelby GT500-H fastbacks modified with 900+ horsepower and Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H fastbacks and convertibles, each created specifically for Hertz. The vehicles pay tribute to the original “Rent-A-Racer,” the legendary 1966 Shelby GT350-H, and builds on Hertz’s legacy to give customers the unique opportunity to drive elite, high-performance vehicles they can’t access anywhere else. The Mustang Shelby GT500-H will be available in Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix and Tampa. The Mustang Shelby GT-H convertibles and fastbacks will be available in Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Tampa.Each of the 2022 Shelby Mustang Hertz models will be instantly recognizable with unique styling enhancements that celebrate a rich performance heritage.
Nineteen of the Shelby GT500-H fastbacks will wear shadow black exterior paint and six, to honor Shelby American’s 60th anniversary, will be clad in oxford white.
The Shelby GT-H fastbacks and convertibles will be available in rapid red metallic, oxford white, carbonized gray and shadow black exterior paint. All will be set off with gold “Le Mans” dual racing stripes and set of special rocker stripes, along with Hertz Edition and Shelby 60th anniversary emblems. Inside, Shelby and Hertz logos are on the seats, sill plates and floor mats; a numbered badge will be on the dash and under the hood.
The supercharger on the Shelby GT500-H is gold hued for Hertz’s livery.
Starting with Ford’s world-class Shelby GT500, the 5.2L fastback boasts 900+ horsepower, aluminum forged mono-block wheels, performance spec tires, tinted windows, Shelby GT500-H badges, driver- and passenger-side stripes and much more. Shelby cut 30 pounds by replacing the stock hood with a vented, ultra-light dry carbon fiber one that is also much stronger.As with previous models, the 2022 Ford Shelby GT-H will include a Borla cat-back performance exhaust for the 5.0L V8.
Both convertibles and fastbacks will have staggered wheel kit. The Shelby GT-H rides on 20-inch aluminum wheels wearing all weather Michelin tires and is also fitted with a unique Shelby-designed deep-draw hood, upper grille, fascia winglets and tail light panel.
Shelby American will complete the cars at its assembly facility in Las Vegas and document them in the official Shelby American Registry. With production limited and exclusively destined for Hertz rental fleets across the country, the special-edition cars will give Hertz customers a truly exclusive driving experience.To learn more about the new Shelby and Hertz program,
Looks like Adam will have to get his wallet out to buy one of these to complete his “collection”!
Stay Safe & Take Care!