Shelby, Or Not A Shelby?

That is the question. Adam has bought a one-off, hand-built bespoke car. This car is something pretty special because it’s the prototype and the test car for the GT500. This car has 4.6L V8/ Manual five speed transmission with only 11,300 miles on it – most of which were full on track miles for testing the handling, performance and characteristics of the upgraded parts.

The point is that this was not allocated a Shelby CSM number as you would expect for a Shelby car for sale. The reason was quite simple; this car was never intended to be for sale, but things change. Adam expressed his interest in the car a couple of years ago when we visited the Shelby Factory in Las Vegas for our private all access tour. The provenance is in no doubt that this is indeed a rare Shelby. Heres why; this is the ‘primary’ vehicle used for the development of the Drake Muscle Car and Shelby Performance Parts line from 2006-2010. This vehicle was also used in all marketing collateral, install instructions/videos and demonstrated at various car shows. When the vehicle was new, Shelby Autos put on a ‘Shelby GT’ parts kit in the spirit of the partnership between Scott Drake and Shelby Autos to form Shelby Performance Parts, LLC.

The Shelby Upgrades

Ford Racing Springs inc. Shocks and Struts, Ford California Special Mustang front/rear fascia and lower qtr scoops, Baer Braking system (front and rear), Paxton/Vortech ‘SHELBY’ branded Novi 1200 Supercharger with diablosport tuner and vinyl stripe kit.

Under the hood;

The Drake / Shelby Upgrades

Drake adjustable panhard bar, adjustable lower control arms, adjustable upper control arm and upper control arm bracket, Drake/Hoewe 1” tall lower ball joints (rebuildable with screw-in housing), 2007-09 Shelby GT500 factory hood w/Drake 40th anniversary hood vent inserts (lightweight aluminum), Drake billet aluminum high capacity fuel rails, Drake bumpsteer kit, JBA 3” catback exhaust system, Drake front and rear sway bar, Shelby/Drake upper and lower front grilles, Full Kicker vehicle speaker replacement with amp and subwoofer, Shelby center gauge pod with branded autometer gauges, Shelby/Drake billet aluminum pedal covers and dead pedal replacement, Shelby/Drake short throw shifter with knob, Drake GT console lid cover, Drake billet aluminum eBrake handle, Drake billet aluminum climate control knobs, Drake stamped aluminum seat switch covers and map light accents, Drake billet engine caps, Drake billet fuse box cover, Shelby carbon fiber mirror caps, 2007/2008 Shelby/Drake  Shelby GT foglight/brake duct kit, Drake aluminum fuel door and of course some rather nice Carroll Shelby Wheel Company CS40 wheels.

Underside rear;

Underside front;

Bodywork;

Interior;

Wheels & Brakes;

In short, this car is absolutely mint underneath. What Adam intends to do with we are not sure, but when we asked him he simply said “I have an idea for it.” So we will jut have to wait and see. So is this a real Shelby? Without a doubt it is, there is plenty of documentation and photo’s that proves it, along with the fact it has been heavily tested by Shelby & Drake this is perhaps one of the most finely tuned Shelby cars out there by the Legendary Shelby experts themselves, with parts made by Scott Drake specifically for this car, some of which never went into production. Another Shelby Adam has added to his collection.

Oh, it also sounds like it looks – amazing.

For Sale

It’s a known fact that Adam doesn’t actively sell cars. The process works by you taking down the money and making an offer to Adam. Now if he likes what your offer – the car or parts are yours, if he don’t like your offer, he will tell you and you have two options from there; revise your offer or leave it. We now have a unique opportunity to buy a car ‘for sale’ from Adam. The reason is simple, he wants the space, it’s as simple as that.

This is a 1966 Coupe that starts and runs, it’s a 289ci with c4 transmission. This was going to be another project car for Mustang Maniac, but due to work loads and space in the yard now being at a premium, the little lady needs to go, sooner the better in fact.

There are a few bits of surface rust, but nothing out of the ordinary for the age and condition of the car. There is some rust on the front chassis leg that needs repair or replacing nothing that a competent restorer can’t handle of course.

Adam has strict instructions for this car’s sale;

  • No phone calls about it
  • No tyre kickers / time wasters on a day out
  • Emails only to sales@mustangmaniac.co.uk about the car
  • Price is not negotiable, no offers, the price is what it is
  • once you bought it – you take it away.

As Adam says ‘You either want it, or you don’t, the car is worth the money all day long’

The cost is £10,000 

If you want to get into the classic Mustang ownership circle, or just want to flip the car for some cash here is your chance. Not often a proper running v8 Mustang comes on the market for this sort of money. Adam doesn’t have the space or the time to spend on this sale. If he don’t sell it, it will just go to his of yard storage area which is not ideal to retain the condition of the car which would be a shame.

Other News

Adam has some new parts the are coming into us that we have not stocked before, and they may not even be going on the WebShop as far as we know. We will try to grab a few pics for next week for you. 😉 As ever watch this (blog) space.

Tops Off

We like to pride ourselves on being one of the best in the country if not “The Best” for Mustang restorations, our customers are loyal and return on a regular basis whether for a standard service, repairs or upgrades. A number of our customers have more than one Classic Car and not all them are Mustangs. So on the odd occasion for the good customers and friends of ours we will make exceptions. This week was one of those “Chevy” occasions.

’63 Corvette 

This little lady is the a beauty and in great condition. Obviously for the parts we have to source those in unless it’s a generic part, like bulbs etc. It will be a shame to see her go back home as this car drives as well as it looks especially with the roof down in the sun shine and the crackle from the side pipe exhausts. Oh yes!

 

’73 Convertible

The Ford connection is here with this car, the guy who owns this lovely original condition car also worked for the Ford Dagenham plant in London. A seriously well looked after car and pleasure to see them looking this good in the sunshine.

Adams ’73 Convertible

Not to be outdone by the customers topless cars, Adam got his ’73 out for a road trip out, as he would say “it’d be rude not to!” Somewhere in the countryside he stopped to take a few pics, we’re not sure if this was just a picture break or a combined “comfort stop”. Adam was gone a while and had been drinking lots of tea before he left, just sayin’. Nice job of the pics though.

Earlier in the week Adam was trying out his new wheels and tyres combination. He settled for this look, a good choice it was we would say, he is also using his Mustang Maniac red Hub centers to match the car paint, and the white wall for the roof.

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We had a brand new item in stock is our ’64 to ’69 Mustang trunk sound proof mat. We sold one to Mart with his ”66 Coupe and he kindly sent us some pics of the install for us. We checked with Drake and the Black side does indeed go down on top of the tank. This mat will help protect the fuel tank and mask some noise that resonates from the truck area.

Before fitting you can remove the protective plastic on the black side to help stop the mat slipping around on the tank surface. The Black side has a very slight tack to it but not sticky so can be easily moved around if needed.

The fit of the mat is inside the drop off sections.

With the truck mat refitted and all back in place.

Mart’s verdict of the product;

“A thick sound proof mat like the fire wall sound proofing, a great product as you would expect. Good fit which only took minutes to fit (after I had cleaned the complete trunk area). The good part; is that it has certainly muffled some drone from the trunk area and the top of the tank has a nice protection to it. The bad is that the exhaust is not as loud now 😉 But, if you put sound proofing in that’s what you expect. I’m pleased with it.”

Enjoy the sun, check the radiator fluids, keep the sun cream on and keep an eye on the pets in the heat. This is supposed to be the hottest May Bank Holiday on record. We shall see.

Ripping Up The Rule Book

This week we can’t fail to mention the weather, which has seen a promise of more to come in the UK. We are happy to see a period of nice weather for a change instead of the normal rain, with the on set of the nice weather we have managed to convert the old car storage areas into a new “large and heavy parts” dispatch area. As a result of Mustang Maniac needing more space and storage areas for a slightly different car! More on that later a little further down.

Park & Pic

This week we had a very nice rare car come into us with a minor leak on the steering. We fixed it with no problems as normal, and the customer arrived to take her away. We give you the legendary Shelby GT500, nothing else needs to be said!

 

More Stock

It’s a well-known fact that for your Mustang parts, Adam is your man with is ever-expanding WebShop. But, what is not quite as well-known is that Mustang Maniac stocks an ever-increasing rage of ’64 – ’66 Falcon parts too, so much so that Adam is now “stock piling” Falcons cars now to match the stock levels.

The latest set of Mustang parts in stock are these performance strut rod parts which have now arrived in the latest container. They are super high quality and an awesome racing part upgrade or just for bragging rights.

Drag Racing

Another known fact is that Yogi takes his Mach1 down the Santa Pod 1/4 mile drag strip, wrecking a set of tyres each time, but the bear was not happy with his last eleven second run. The reason was the will spin being unable to get all that power down to the tarmac. To stop that Yogi bought himself an over drive and under drive unit. Yep you read that right “Under Drive”. This gearbox allows you to select the lower gear to launch of the line that much quicker. The gearbox will allow you to change gears for each of the main gears which gives you in effect six main gears now. Yogi has fitted it and loves it, so much so that he has melted his speedo cable, we need to think of a way to fix that, we have a plan. Here we have some instructions for the unit to show just how it works. The new AutoDrive is able to handle up to 1200bhp! Yogi has been heard to say, “That will do for now”!

The inside is so subtle to work the overdrive, fully automatic with indicators via a switch on the console arrowed here.

For race, there is a switch on the console that controls the normal operation, and another he operates with his foot for “only for racing purposes, on specially designed track with proper supervision for all health and safety purposes” should the need arise at Santa Pod.

The funniest part of all this is that we found a page “removed” from the instructions. Rumour has it that Yogi “accidentally ripped it” or tore out the page called; “Drag Racing do’s and dont’s”. He is also rumoured to be growling “nobody tells the bear how to drag race”.

Yogi has changed out his livery on his car too, subtle but very effective. Thanks to Linards for these.

The gearbox is working fine, but his interior is now apart thinking of a way to stop the speedo cable getting so hot. But this is what the completed fit looks like underneath.

He has put some of his stickers on the car too;

If you see this car don’t bother to try racing it! Honestly, we have road tested it and we can confirm – it’s quick.

Next week we have a special report on the Fox body lights. Keep cool in the sun and be sensible with the heat.

Las Vegas – Scott Drake

Monday 31st October 2016. This was the first full day in Las Vegas before the SEMA Show 2016 started on Tuesday. Adam always takes the advantage to pop in and see the Scott Drake guys.  Adam is one of the few genuinely authorised suppliers, not just selling the odd few bits now and again claiming to be a authorised supplier. The trip out to Drake’s takes in a highway, it’s difficult to comprehend that Las Vegas is basically in the middle of a desert surround by mountains wherever you look.

As Adam is a very well-respected client we were all taken for a VIP guided tour around their offices, warehouses, storage area and manufacturing area. Obviously some things were confidential and we were asked not to post the photos, so we obviously respect that request, but we can show you the huge scale of their operation. On arrival you are greeted with a massive building which is only half of the plot.

The entrance has the reception area, a display of a few parts and a seating area. Most of the staff were preparing for SEMA so they were on a skeleton staff there, but Adam’s personal account handler had arranged to meet us.

Passed the reception area is the main workstations and few offices. The workstations were showing account details etc so we can’t show that part, but we can show you the gold mine of memorabilia in one of the offices.

Past the desk area is rest area for the staff, which has some amazing stuff on their walls. There is the fifteen stage process of how the wheels are made.

On the other walls there are the rough Die Casting raw mouldings of the various parts for various cars.

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Past this break out area there is the main warehouse at the back. The first thing you notice walking in is a bench with half a car on it. The warehouse itself has rack after rack of parts that are stacked full floor to the ceiling.

The wheels are shipped in from the manufacturers and inspected before they are released to the chrome plating area. The newly chromed parts are then inspected again before they area assembled in-house. For confidentiality reasons we won’t show how it’s all done, but it’s a very cleaver process.

The rims are fitted to the centres and put on pallets ready for another inspection.

The other parts are batch tested also and any parts that are not up to their high standards are scrapped.

We left through a side door and taken to another huge storage area which is not usually seen by anybody. This is where some of the rare cars are stored, we were all buzzing with excitement. First up was a drag car which has been quite successful in its time.

Most of the cars are covered in a layer of dust waiting some dedicated attention.

And the cream of the of crop is the genuine Shelby GT500. The dilemma here is to restore it to her full glory or leave her as she is. The current thinking is to leave her as she is, totally authentic and rapidly rising in value.

Under the covers is a rare Sunbeam Tiger which has the original v8 engine shoehorned in it still.

With the tour completed we taken to another are where the meeting rooms are. The was a table laid out with a batch of some new products that were being discussed. Again for obvious reason we can’t show you those particular items, but we can show you some others. In the corner there was a hood which has a genuine Carroll Shelby signature on it.

A personalised autograph to Scott Drake.

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After the tour we were taken out to lunch at a wonderful place called “Mustang Sally’s Diner” of course just down the road which was attached to a Ford dealership.

The Ford Dealership next door had one or two cars and trucks for sale!

After we had finished lunch and Adam had concluded business we set of back to Vegas where we would spend Halloween on the old strip Fremont Street.

Mustang Maniac would like to thank everybody at Scott Drake Automotive Group once again for their very generous hospitality. 

Small Is Beautiful

We have some big updates on Customer Cars this week, business related news for Mustang Maniac and news of new products for later Mustangs. A kind and loyal customer has donated something pretty special Mustang Maniac History Collection, that’s just been made up as this post is being prepared. 🙂

The John Wick Car

We posted a little while ago how the floor pans were covered in sound proofing sheets, now we have taken another huge step forward. The rest of the car that needed to be sound proofed has been done ie. the wheel arches, these are always difficult due to the angles and shapes involved.

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While the windows are out the head liner has to be fitted, Yogi got busy and spent a day fitting it and the rest of the evening getting the glue out of his fur, he told us the glue had made the cup of tea permanently stick to his hand! We are not so sure on that one. 😉

Next up was the wiring, the kit comes with everything needed to wire the car back up with a new fuse box, relays and accessories. We managed to salvage some of the original under dash loom once we had checked it was all OK and we were happy with it. The lower dash was then fitted and looms run out to the engine bay. With everything out-of-the-way it makes life so much easier to complete the intricate jobs.

The trouble is you can spend a complete day doing things like this and it looks like you have done nothing. The secret is all the small steps and preparation, such as where the cables are going to run, what else need to be attached with the loom, where the looms will run to and from etc.

Here are some before and after shots of loom work. This kit requires a 1-wire alternator, but with our know how we can wire these kits up safely with a standard alternator. This doesn’t look like much, but the work involved to remove or add some wires and re-crimp into the original fittings is a dark art. The solenoid is almost ready for the final connections and the loom to be wrapped with our own loom tape for that authentic stock look.

With most of the climbing around inside the car done we could fit the carpets. Again this looks like just throwing in the pre-cut  carpets in place, but you have to trim and create the fitting.

The rear of the car has been completely wired up now and the fuel tank has been fitted in place. The outside of the car has seen the new handles fitted so we can open and shut the doors properly now.

The brakes are all in place now, bleed and the special Yogi treatment performed on the brake lines.

Did You know?

Each car’s brake lines that Yogi has to fabricate are subtly unique, that’s just how Yogi likes it apparently, works of art so he says! Unless you want the standard routing of course which he will do for you too.

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Golden Convertible:

This lady has been into us for some serious pampering as only we know how. The car need a whole heap of work doing to her as she was a little tired. The work consisted of a new C4 transmission, rear shocks, leaf springs shackles and bushes. At the front we are going to further improve the handling with new shocks, spring perches and rubber bushes. With the new transmission in place we could fit the new exhaust, boxes and re align it all back up again.

Once all the work is done there will be plenty of life left in her yet and she will feel like the new car again.

Mustang Maniac History Collection

We have been donated some rare Corgi made Mustang toys which are always welcomed.

The second part of the donation is something very special indeed. We had not seen these before let alone actually own one.

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These small and beautiful key rings were made during the World Trade Fair in 1964 for the launch of the Mustang. They are no more than an inch wide plus the chain itself.

What we understand is that when you went to the 1964 New York World Fair you could get your car plate made up with its number on a World Fair mini key ring. The cost went as a donation to the US Vets fund. The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) purchased The ident-o-tag company in 1941. License plate key chain tags were used since 1938. The New York based “Lost Key Services” was among the first. There were other advertising tags used too, but you had to order the tags. The DAV was able to get the various state motor vehicle departments to co-operate with them and give them the mailing lists of the people who registered their cars. The DAV mailed tags with your license plate number on them and asked for a donation. The premise was that if you lost your keys, the finder would drop them into a mail box, and the DAV would return them to you. The program continued from 1941 through 1975, and was ended because of a “right to privacy” rule. It’s incredible to have something from that very important World Trade Fair that was actually produced there and also relates to a real person who visited the fair. Special thanks to GW for the information and donations, we seriously appreciate it.

To match all of that, we aim to bring you something very special soon. We have been speaking to somebody who bought their fastback from NEW in 1965 and had it shipped over to the UK in 1966. They still have that same car and all the provenance that went with it. The owner of the car attended the world trade fair in New York itself. We hope to ask some questions with him to bring you a first hand account of that whole Mustang experience.

Mustang Maniac Offices:

The offices at Mustang Maniac always seems to be at the back of the queue when it comes to reliability for our broadband service and telephones. We won’t name them of course, But The name should be easy enough to guess. All the Office ordering, invoices, internet services and telephones are run through the broad band. Yet again we have had an outage where the phones were disabled and we were unable to work. To stop this happening again we have invested in Satellite broadband as a back up. It won’t be brilliant, but at least we can still keep the WebShop working and process your orders. More expense that we shouldn’t have to incur, but if you can’t trust something you have to do something about it.

New Parts

To cater for our customers with the new Mustangs, our suppliers and good friends from USA – Scott Drake are introducing a sale on their new products for the 2015/2016 Mustangs. We haven’t had full details of the costs yet .but we will do very soon. Some of the new parts include:

California Deck Lid Panel for Mustang S550

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Aluminum Pedal Covers

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550R Aluminum Strut Tower Brace Mustang S550 GT/Ecoboost

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AlumaLift Hood Strut System Mustang S550

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Billet Parking Brake Handle Cover

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Comp Series Fuel Door

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LAR Tyre Services: 

The sister company to Mustang Maniac is LAR Traffic Services who have now launched a brand new service to run along side their recovery. That service is a road side tyre service, changing, fitting, inflating, balancing etc. They will be operating to start with in the Essex, Herts and North East London areas. All the details can be found here on their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/lartyres/

Moving To All WebShop Ordering

Over the weekend at the Enfield Pageant we spoke to a lot of customers who came to see us and asked their opinions about the WebShop. With the very positive responses we were getting a decision was made, Mustang Maniac will be moving with the times and the internet age. It is our intention to make your parts ordering as simple and efficient as possible. In order to do that we are going to transition all our sales over to our WebShop ordering service. This is for a number of reasons;

  1. We are increasing our already extensive current Classic Mustang stock levels, as well as stocking some of the more common parts of the recent model Mustangs.
  2. When you click on the WebShop what you see “Currently in stock” that means we have that item on the shelves, no need to call us and check. The stock is instantly updated as soon as any item is purchased. If you ring us to ask if something is in stock, we check the item on the WebShop in exactly the same way as you do.
  3. The WebShop staff does not answer the phone as they are busy getting the daily deliveries ready and organising the stock. If they were to answer the phones, the deliveries could be delayed which isn’t acceptable for our customers. For instance today we have had 274 missed calls and the day isn’t over yet (4.30pm as we start to prepare this post). We missed the calls due to the fact that we had a big container delivery with three fully loaded pallets inside. All of those stock items have to be loaded onto the system to update the availability. Each item is then stored in location which could easily take a couple of days. That’s not an excuse, we are just realistic about the priorities at the time. If you have seen all of our stock locations then you will know what a big undertaking it is.
  4. Adam is now spending more of his time fixing, restoring, collecting, delivering and buying cars.
  5. Customers are ringing to ask how to do repairs and what parts they might need. Obviously this is virtually an impossible question to answer without seeing the car or even seeing the problem. To help with this we recently set up an email service which has been doing very well so far. Adam is often answering the emails in the evenings or where ever he is around the world at the time (literally). Please by all means send in your emails with pictures of the problem and as much detail as possible and we will do our best to get you the parts you need, even if you don’t know what you need. It’s so much easier than trying to explain it on the phone.
  6. No more messing around taking payments over the phone, the WebShop is fully automated.
  7. Order your parts where ever you are, sitting on a bus, train, or in a cafe having a coffee.
  8. Order day or night when it suits you, rather than being tied to our opening hours to place an order.

However, Mustang Maniac fully appreciates that you may not find exactly what you are looking for on the much bigger and new improved WebShop, We are pleased to say that we have also had limited number of the Scott Drake 2016 Retail Catalogues delivered to us this week, so if you wish to order a copy of the catalogue, email us via the WebShop and we will post one out to you while stocks last. The other much quicker alternative is to download the catalogue which will be added to the WebShop as soon as we can get it updated, hopefully by the end of the week. In the meantime you can get it first from our blog and download the PDF from the “Download” menu above, or click the icon below to view the full catalogue PDF.  This is a large download of 43mb so please be patient.

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The office phones will not be redundant, they will be used for booking in the cars for a service, accident repairs, full restorations or part restorations etc. all of which by their very nature require a conversation prior to the vehicle arriving at the workshops.

We have had some calls to ask about the standard postage charges we use. One example is we were even asked if we can “nip down to the post office and post them to me so it makes it cheaper”. Unfortunately this isn’t a viable option for our business, by the time we drive to the Post Office which is six miles down the road, register the package and pay the postage you would only save about £3. That’s without our time and effort we could be putting too much better use elsewhere and all for a part that costs much less than the cost of the postage.

Most people already know this, we have various options to help out our customers who do not wish to pay the postal charges that we pass on to our customers;

  1. Make arrangements to call in and pick it up from our office.
  2. Make your own arrangements to have the parts collected and delivered to your location of choice.
  3. Rather than ordering the small amounts, order a larger package with couple more parts which would still cost the same, oil filter or spark plugs perhaps?

We are more than happy to do any of the above for you. We are confident that this will make things much easier for you to order what you need, and to get in contact with us. We do listen to you and hope you like the new process as it comes fully into operation. A big thanks to everybody who put up with our questions at the show.

A Mid Week Treat

We had seen this video clip posted on our Facebook page, it’s only a few seconds long but it’s well worth a look.  We are sure that you will be singing the song after you have watched it. Janette Semerdjian is Australian and owns this very nice 1965 Coupe which had been converted to a right hand drive.

The pictures were found on 360 Mustang 

Cleaning

We mentioned last week that we always get busy this time of year due to the show season, so we would like to thank those of you very much who have emailed us and we hope that the response(s) was what you was after. We can see some of the emails have resulted in WebShop purchases, so by the looks of it the system works we are pleased to say. While we are subject of show car season even our very own Yogi has been bitten by the car show bug.

There was even a request for the Yogi fan club to have a picture of him again, (Note: must find the person who started this “Fan Club” thing up and feed them to the dogs). 🙂 Seriously though, we found a picture that we like and decided to post that up just for the Yogi Fan Club.

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(Rumour has it that Paul spotted some dust on Yogi’s engine.)

Customers Cars:

French Car:

We have been sent some more pics of the French convertible on the first of a few outings. This day trip needs no introduction as the pics speak for themselves. The car generated a good deal of interest at the event the owner was pleased to tell us.

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Big thanks to the owner who kept his promise to send us some pics of the car during her events, please keep them coming.

Patchwork:

A new project in the workshops has been started on to take out the engine and gearbox to see exactly what we are dealing with under the bodywork. She was bought in from the states and has sat in the owners garage for the last three years. Considering the time standing still, the car is not in to bad a shape at all. We are trying to come up with a name for this little lady so we thought “Patchwork”, the reason being the floor pan has had a patchwork of welding done to it and not very well unfortunately. Nothing that concerns us of course as we have done it many times before.

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The bodywork is not to bad at all on the upper side and paint looks pretty reasonable too. We were a little surprised when we had a proper look at the floor area, part of it had been cut away around the chassis legs and held in place with few self tap screws. We have seen this before from USA restorations that were done in a hurry. We have arrowed the offending items on the pic below.

The tunnel of the car had been cut about a fair bit in order to make the manual gearbox fit, another good reason to replace the floor pan with fresh clean metal. We shall sort that out properly when we replace it with a C4 gearbox.

The other usual spot for a bit of rust is the inner fender for the battery tray which will also be replaced.

When we moved the car around by hand it was clear that the diff has been locked up or welded up, we will need to investigate how it’s been done properly. The engine runs a little lumpy, but we can soon sort all that out, so we are not to bothered there. So in general it’s not a too bad a looking car at the moment, we have seen a lot worse that’s for sure.

Country Squire:

A few posts ago we mentioned that we had an old Ford Country Squire hat was going to be used as a tow vehicle. Well we right there. John – has now started working on it and got the engine out. A few of the fittings were a little difficult to get out due to age and rust etc, but John got the engine on a pallet without to much trouble.

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Secret Stash:

Adam had to go and get some of his new Alloy wheels out of stock in order to send to a customer, so we grabbed a quick pic of the temporary Aladdin’s cave until it’s all moved into their proper storage location.

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Speaking of Wheels:

It’s no secret that Adam loves his Ranchero truck and uses it, a lot. While Adam was in the stash area he pulled himself a set of his new Scott Drake 4 stud alloys out to give his Falcon a treat. He likes these new wheels that much, and it’s his truck so why not?

falcwheels1Adam took the old wheels off the car and they are now in storage. As much as we like originality these wheels really do suit the car.

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Original As It Gets?

We have some more pics of a car that Adam has stashed away, the car still has the original exhaust from 1965.

Adam Sold A Car:

Yes you did read that right, Adam sold a car and bought a couple more, but we can see his logic there. It was time for a quick blast before she went to her new owenr. Sad to see her go, but even more happy to see his new additions to the Mustang Maniac fleet.