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This Corvette is now sold and heading to France in a couple weeks! Oui!
01/16/2020

This Corvette is now sold and heading to France in a couple weeks! Oui!

01/16/2020

I listed a 68 Camaro project car on Marketplace today. My phone has been dinging more than the doorbell at the new Chick Fil A today.

Frame cleanup and lift kit installation
01/16/2020

Frame cleanup and lift kit installation

Then, in the spray booth, we have Bubba's truck. This has been -by far- the most expensive build we have undertaken, and...
01/11/2020

Then, in the spray booth, we have Bubba's truck. This has been -by far- the most expensive build we have undertaken, and it was for one of my employees! He told me I had to do it or he'd quit. He has had endless, unlimited funds to pour into it, so who am I to argue? He wanted it kept a secret, not sure why, really, being the true Diva that he is about things. Just figured I'd share a couple pics of the black clearcoat I applied today during the storm.

Now, those of you that know Bubba personally....... how bad an ass-whoppin do you think I just handed him!! LMAO.

Actually we've been piecing this old truck together out of used odds and ends and working on it once in a while between other stuff. I am glad to help. There is none better. Appreciate you Bub.

Then this GTO is being massaged by Doug in the end bay. Pretty close to pulling it off the frame and painting the body. ...
01/11/2020

Then this GTO is being massaged by Doug in the end bay. Pretty close to pulling it off the frame and painting the body. Maybe next week. Pretty sure this is the last go around with the sanding block.

While the Mustang is in one bay, Bub started on another 85 Chevy for me. I may actually drive this one for a bit. We'll ...
01/11/2020

While the Mustang is in one bay, Bub started on another 85 Chevy for me. I may actually drive this one for a bit. We'll see.

New quarter panel installed. Jay tig welded the seam under the louver opening and wen to the factory joint from there ba...
01/10/2020

New quarter panel installed. Jay tig welded the seam under the louver opening and wen to the factory joint from there back. Almost no filler needed this way. It is all metal finished.

Progressing along and starting to look like a Mustang again. Pre-fitting all the exterior panels and setting gaps before...
01/07/2020

Progressing along and starting to look like a Mustang again. Pre-fitting all the exterior panels and setting gaps before welding it all.

We are having to install as much of the factory structure as possible before cutting and modifying it to fit in all the aftermarket upgrades. The mini tub kit requires the rear rails to be cut and modified and then the inner wheelhouses changed.

The engine and transmission for the 65 Mustang Shelby tribute car we are building is being supplied by TD Motion in Flor...
01/07/2020
TD Motion Performance Bolt Ons. Jeep, Mustang, Modern Muscle & Hot Rods

The engine and transmission for the 65 Mustang Shelby tribute car we are building is being supplied by TD Motion in Florida. It is a brand new Ford Coyote 5.0 liter, 460 HP plant backed up with a 5 speed TKO transmission.

The particulars:
5.0 Coyote 460 HP - 5 Speed Transmission Combo

5.0L (302 cubic inches) GEN 3 Engine
11.0:1 compression ratio (nominal)
Hypereutectic pistons with Graphal® low friction coating
Manley® H-beam connecting rods with ARP® 2000 bolts
302 connecting rod bearings
Lightweight aluminum cylinder block, features cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom-end strength
Large rear sump Retrofit oil pan with 8qt capacity features optimized oil drainback and windage tray to control oil and improve high-rpm performance
Tuned composite Mustang GT intake manifold with production drive by wire 80 mm throttle body
Four-valve-per-cylinder aluminum heads with roller-finger followers reduce friction with Boss Valve Springs
Ford Racing engine cover kit
The Ford Racing “Coyote” Engine Control Pack includes a PCM with Ford Racing calibration, Electronic Throttle Control accelerator pedal, a unique downsized power distribution module, Air box with inlet tube, MAF sensor with bolts, and EGO sensors.
Front Timing Cover and Harmonic Balancer
Includes colder heat range zero (0) spark plugs,
Includes Ford Racing oil filter
5 Speed Manual Flywheel with Hardened bolts
Vehicle harness and PCM included, designed for street rod/project car installation.
Remote Mount Filter Adapter available for applications requiring oil filter relocation
Engine mount bosses and bellhousing mount pattern common to 4.6L modular engines.
Includes 140 amp Alternator, Brackets, Belt installed
KEVLAR Clutch kit, Bellhousing with, Hardware, Fork, Installed and Aligned
TKO-600 Transmission with Carbon Syncho block ring Shipped Separately with Engine
High Torque Starter

The GEN 3 Version were supplying has some of the upgrades over the GEN 2…..
Dual fuel high pressure injection with low pressure port fuel injection.
460 hp / 420lbs Torque. Larger bores and larger vales
Higher lift valves and stiffer springs
Higher flowing intake
Improved flowing cylinder heads


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TRANSMISSION INSTALL KIT INCLUDED…….

Qwik Stik Shifter, TKO500/600, 1" back*
HWkit-TKO Ford ST Install Hardware kit, Ford TKO
Hyd Clutch set, Kevlar/Kevlar 4.6/5.0L, 26 spline disk, pilot, No T/O Hyd Clutch Master Kit, 65-66 Mustang, LF Series Type 2
Hyd, T/O bearing, Tilton 6000 Slip-on, Ford TKO/Legend/Toploader, flat face bearing (Min height 1.78")
-24 Steel Braided line, Double AN4 Female 24" (USA Made)
Shift lever, Hurst, Chrome, Classic style 10x5.5x1.3 -H Boot, Shifter, Hurst, SS trim plate, mounting hardware.
Shift Ball, 5 speed, White, 3/8"-16 threads 1
Speedo Cable, 1965-66 Mustang, 5/8" barrel style, 59" long Speedo Gear, Driven, Ford, T-5/TKO/Mag, Placeholder
Retaining Clip, Ford driven speedo gear
Speedo Sensor, 3 wire Digital, 16 pulse, Ford gear drive with 10' Pigtail harness - Use Allen-head bolt for clearance to sensor body.
Harness, Reverse Switch, Ford T-5/All TKOs/T-56,
Mount, Trans, Mid 60s-up Ford, '77-up F Series,
Synchro-QT Oil, Synchromesh, Amsoil, 1 Qt 3
C Clutch Pedal, 65-66 Mustang Pedal Stop, Clutch, 65-66 Mustang,60-65
DB Pedal pad kit, 65-68 Mustang/Cougar,
Slip Yoke, 31 spline, 1330-16 U-joint, TKO

www.tdmotion.com

I have three auctions currently active on Ebay for completed vehicles. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2741817188451981 Corvett...
01/06/2020
1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS | eBay

I have three auctions currently active on Ebay for completed vehicles.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274181718845
1981 Corvette

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274187968333
1969 Chevelle SS

https://www.ebay.com/itm/274187972500
1968 GTO Convertible

For sale is a 1969 Chevelle SS 396 hardtop. I bought the car already painted, but otherwise in boxes. It had been untouched since 2006 until I took over the project this past fall. The engine in the car is the correct year, but it not original to the body.

Lost art. Picture is of Jay removing a quarter panel on the 65 Mustang Fastback that had been replaced a LONG time ago. ...
01/04/2020

Lost art. Picture is of Jay removing a quarter panel on the 65 Mustang Fastback that had been replaced a LONG time ago. It appears the car was hit in the back when it would have been almost new. At the time, the bodyman installed a used quarter panel at the upper break line and attached it by stitch brazing the seam and then using lead for the filler. They did a great job with it, but rust took over the lower portion making replacement now 40 years later necessary.

We will be installing new quarter panels with new outer wheel housings and inner mini tubs from Detroit Speed , which will then make room for the new 9" rear end housing and complete suspension system from TCI Engineering .

We are currently awaiting a truckload of essential parts from Kentucky Mustang Automotive, my favorite Mustang parts supplier.

Muscle Car Jr Inc
01/04/2020

Muscle Car Jr Inc

Muscle Car Jr Inc vintage ad of the year! 1970 that is !!. happy new year enjoy!

69 Chevelle is almost done. Working on detailing and a few small things.
12/31/2019

69 Chevelle is almost done. Working on detailing and a few small things.

Was given some old slides over the Christmas break and in the stack were a couple of my 1970 GTO convertible. I bought t...
12/30/2019

Was given some old slides over the Christmas break and in the stack were a couple of my 1970 GTO convertible. I bought this car in about 1982 and drove it my senior year in high school. I fixed i and painted it, of course, but these are the only pics I have of it. They were the day I bought it and drove it home from Englishtown, NJ in a snow storm! #oldscool

Yooper Pasty
12/30/2019

Yooper Pasty

70 GTO Ram Air 3 car is now in primer! A few days hand block sanding and rechecking everything and this one will be read...
12/19/2019

70 GTO Ram Air 3 car is now in primer! A few days hand block sanding and rechecking everything and this one will be ready for it's new jet black paint in early 2020.

Out with the old frame, in with the newly refurbished one. In between I undercoated the entire underbody. The new frame ...
12/12/2019

Out with the old frame, in with the newly refurbished one. In between I undercoated the entire underbody. The new frame has already had the brakes replaced, new brake lines, was totally sandblasted and painted, has several front suspension parts replaced, new tires (Radial too), and now has the rebuilt engine mounted in it. Also has a new clutch, new hydraulic clutch slave and master cylinder. Once I bolt the body down completely tomorrow, I can finish things up, like the interior and engine bay wiring. Should be running my Christmas!

New shoes! Getting close to putting the body on the TR6.
12/11/2019

New shoes! Getting close to putting the body on the TR6.

Got the TR6 engine back from the machine shop, finally. Some epoxy primer followed by some red urethane. Should really s...
12/09/2019

Got the TR6 engine back from the machine shop, finally. Some epoxy primer followed by some red urethane. Should really show up well in the engine bay. Also topcoated the frame with satin black Chassis Saver today too. Hope to marry them together tomorrow sometime. We'll see how it goes.

Cleaning up and getting ready for the new one piece floorpan.
12/05/2019

Cleaning up and getting ready for the new one piece floorpan.

Sandblasting the 65 Mustang Shelby tribute car. Back portion is being all replaced, so I did not spend a bunch of time b...
12/05/2019

Sandblasting the 65 Mustang Shelby tribute car. Back portion is being all replaced, so I did not spend a bunch of time back there. Rotisserie rolls on the ground to any angle, or when set up in the shop in its casters, you can roll it in place.

Vinyl top is done now. Thanks Randy!
12/05/2019

Vinyl top is done now. Thanks Randy!

Starting the next project. Thus is a 1965 Mustang fastback mounted on my rotisserie. I will be sandblasting tomorrow. Th...
12/04/2019

Starting the next project. Thus is a 1965 Mustang fastback mounted on my rotisserie. I will be sandblasting tomorrow. This car is being done for a customer to his specs. It is getting a full suspension treatment from TCI, and the engine is a brand new Ford Motorsports 5.0 liter Coyote , coupled to a brand new TKO 5 speed and brand new 9" TruTrack rear. Car will be a GT 350 Shelby Tribute, but with far superior drivability.

Took advantage of us celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, so that left today with no one around, no phone calls and nobody...
11/28/2019

Took advantage of us celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, so that left today with no one around, no phone calls and nobody at the shop. I Sanded and polished all day. Pics do not do it any justice. Car looked OK as it came from the spray booth, but it really pops now.

The big block Chevelle is getting really close to being done. We are down to a really short list now.
11/26/2019

The big block Chevelle is getting really close to being done. We are down to a really short list now.

Midwest Racing
11/22/2019

Midwest Racing

Bless this child!

11/02/2019

1969 Chevy 396 all back together and running on engine stand to break in the new camshaft. My phone mic does not like the flowmaster mufflers! Not sure if you can tell the headers are glowing red

61 Ford F100 Unibody is now mobile. Just waiting on the front bumper to get painted and some upholstery work. Also await...
10/30/2019

61 Ford F100 Unibody is now mobile. Just waiting on the front bumper to get painted and some upholstery work. Also awaiting specialty shift linkage to make the late model Ford overdrive transmission work.

TR6 dash. Aftermarket small gauges came in. I cleaned and painted the trim rings on the original speedo and tach an also...
10/28/2019

TR6 dash. Aftermarket small gauges came in. I cleaned and painted the trim rings on the original speedo and tach an also repainted the indicator needles. New wood dashboard too.

I got the headlights and taillight wiring run today. I do the dash next week when my knees recover lol
10/26/2019

I got the headlights and taillight wiring run today. I do the dash next week when my knees recover lol

61 F100 Unibody Vintage Air installed, as well as Classic Instruments cluster.
10/25/2019

61 F100 Unibody Vintage Air installed, as well as Classic Instruments cluster.

69 Chevelle paint work today
10/25/2019

69 Chevelle paint work today

Got a few minutes in before the rain today to sandblast the 1970 GTO firewall, inner dash, rockers and toe boards. Notic...
10/21/2019

Got a few minutes in before the rain today to sandblast the 1970 GTO firewall, inner dash, rockers and toe boards. Notice all the new floors are now in place. This car had the roof rust out from a failed vinyl top that held moisture. Once there were holes, the carpet got wet and killed the floor pans. Getting really close to being able to pain the body shell on this one. It is a black on black 4 speed car, Ram Air 3.

10/18/2019
Progress on the 1961 F100. Almost ready to run the engine in it's new home. Parts are still straggling in here and there...
10/18/2019

Progress on the 1961 F100. Almost ready to run the engine in it's new home. Parts are still straggling in here and there, slowing progress.

Satin black tail panel, because - Triumph!
10/18/2019

Satin black tail panel, because - Triumph!

TR6 reassembly moving along a little today.
10/16/2019

TR6 reassembly moving along a little today.

69 Chevelle 396 car almost ready for the paint work on the new quarter panels. Pretty close
10/16/2019

69 Chevelle 396 car almost ready for the paint work on the new quarter panels. Pretty close

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Jamestown, KY
42629

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