Today in the Shop

Cleaned and now rebuilding a powerhouse dual carb set-up for a client. These may go up for sale – I’ll keep you posted.
R4 Avanti Tribute Closer To Rocking and Rolling

R4 Avanti Tribute Closer To Rocking and Rolling

The pulleys and belts installed – Yeah!!! All parts and pieces placed and this engine is several steps closer to cranking. Custom milled face plates, brackets, lightweight pulleys and the belts all strung.  This includes a Novi blower, power steering […]

Repairs on 63 Avanti

Worked over John Graham’s 63 Avanti. Rebuilt the carb – secondaries were stuck – not opening (at all) – floats now adjusted properly – put in the correct metering rods, jets and calibrated springs for engine size. Straightened the bent fan […]

R4 Engine Progress

I know how you love pictures of sexy…….so here’s some more of that R4 tribute engine!            

Avanti Super Charger Rebuild

Another one taken completely apart, cleaned and refurbished.

Trunk Lid Work on 1962 GT Hawk

   After de-laminating the outer skin of the trunk lid, I sandblast the metal parts of the inner trunk structure, then straighten the inner structure. This is damage repair, caused by years of packing the trunk too full and closing the lid on […]

Replacing Convertible Top on 89 Avanti

Replacing this convertible top on Tom Larner’s 89 Avanti. The present top has shrunk with age and is coming apart at the seams. All normal canvas roof top occurrences. Also on the project list, replacement of weather seals and some […]

In The Machine Shop

 We had a fun and productive afternoon in the machine shop.  Thom Gipe, Lew Shucart and I recently had the opportunity to work in a friend’s well equipped machine shop. I’m machining a crankshaft pulley spacer on this metal lathe […]

Wilwood Brakes on The Avanti R4

In the shop today – installing Wilwood brakes for Halibrand Mags. These are Wilwood Four Piston Dynalite Brakes. I chose this high performance brake system to bring adequate stopping power to the output of the R4 engine. Fully vented rotors […]

Custom Brackets for Avanti R4 Engine

This week in the shop, I’m building a mounting bracket for the R4 that will hold the Novi supercharger. These modern Novi chargers put out more boost, have a better impeller design, last longer than the ball drive type chargers […]

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