2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe vs. 1932 Ford Roadster V8 Model 18
Good Day Oside Car Enthusiasts,
Have you seen the movie Ford vs. Ferrari? We were lucky enough to have the CARicature of the motion picture in our garage! Ken Miles was magnificently replaced by Dave Cortez, Car Collector Extraordinaire, while Ferrari was dismissed entirely! In their racing shoes, Michael Snead, an honest, genuinely bonhomie, and over 6 feet of pure American Marine! Unfortunately, the two never met, however their American Racing Machines entangled at Cornerstone Automotive!
First, we will be talking about the repairs on the 2019 Ford Mustang Ecoboost Coupe. Michael was interested in adding Caliper Covers to his vehicle. He had brought in his own parts that we were told were stock for the vehicle. Below you can view the pictures of the Driver’s side Brakes on the front & the rear!
The project was going incredibly smoothly, almost too smoothly. Below you can view a picture with the Caliper Cover placed upon the Anti-Lock Brake System.
Shortly after, we had our first and only hiccup, with the Mustang. The wheel weights were positioned in a solid line, and scraping the brand new Caliper Covers! [Due to the extra volume taken up, within the ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System)]
All that was left to do, was place the wheel weights in a position that would not prevent the revolution of the tire & Hurrah! The 2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe was shortly picked up after we snapped these photos below!
One bright and sunny morning in paradise, Mr. Cortez drove, hobbling in a once in a lifetime vehicle! Mr. Cortez complained there was excessive amounts of play in the suspension, and a loud metal sound when going over any bump in the road. Devastatingly, Dave only drove it under 5 miles and lived in an American Nightmare. Upon arrival, the service writer at the time, pointed out the fact the right rear shock absorber was no longer attached to the vehicle. Below you can see the pictures of the beauty upon arrival!
It was evident, the rear shock absorbers would both need to be replaced. It sounds very simple, purchase a set of coilover struts similar to the originals. However, most vendors do not carry Hot Rod Automotive Parts. After hours of research and using our resources, we found; Short Gas Filled Tube Shocks with the same 450LB Spring Rate & 6 Inch Stroke. In addition, the shocks had a compressed length of 12 inches and 14.5 inch extended length. Therefore, we had some wiggle room with the vehicle. Before we could install the new shock absorbers, the engineer designing this model 18, Roadster, made non sensible decisions like the exhaust piping being held hostage in between the frame and the control arm. The poor execution on the engineer blueprint was the main issue Dave was hearing! We are lucky enough, our neighbors, Warner's Mufflers have a ton of experience with Hot Rod Exhaust Systems. They were kind enough to help us out! Specifically, they cut, welded, and rerouted the original exhaust system with aluminized and polished stainless steel underneath the control arms to prevent any collision between the suspension and chassis! Thankfully, after a few days, the Roadster returned back to our garage ready to rock and roll! Below you will see the pictures of our technician at the time, installing the rear shock absorbers supplied from Speedway Motors.
Once the repairs were completed, all that was left was to test drive the absolute legendary vehicle! Lucky enough, we recorded a video from the passenger’s view. For your enjoyment click the link below to view our First and Final Test Drive in the 1932 Ford V8 Model 18 Roadster!
POV FINAL TEST DRIVE 1932 FORD V8 ROADSTER
If you have read this far, thank you for your time. If you have any questions regarding a similar repair, Contact Us. Feel FREE to give us a call at (760) 757 - 9615 or stop on by 477 N. El Camino Real, 92058 Oceanside, California. We look forward to your own motion picture at Cornerstone Automotive! Cheers and Stay Outta Trouble!
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