Jordan was having some fitment issues with his new headers for the Trans Am. They need a bit of persuading with the torch, so we went to see our buddy Rick Ritter. Once again, Rick helped get Jordan back on the road again. Thanks again Rick!
Filmed at Ritter Cycle Racing in St. Jacob, IL
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Our latest video from Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri. The crew at Manns turns out some of the finest restoration work you’ll find anywhere. In this video, Bernie is setting up a Strange 9 inch Ford rear, that is headed for the Coyote swapped 1963 T-bird. We also looked in on Marty, who was hand crafting a headlight trim ring for the 1936 Cord 810. Then, we caught up with Jarrod, in the upholstery shop. He was busy painting the faux wood grain on the the dashboard of the 1939 Hudson. The attention to detail by everyone at Manns, is second to none. We’ll have updates coming on all of these projects in future videos. We hope you find this interesting, thank you for watching!
We thought you might like a look at this 1978 Pontiac Trans Am from Manns Restoration. It’s powered by the original 400 V8, that has been bored and stroked to 455 cubic inches. It also features the shaker hood, t-tops, and snowflake wheels. They still have a few bits of trim left to install, but it’s getting really close to completion. In this video, we mostly wanted to give you a look at the stereo setup. It allows you to sync up with modern devices, but still retain the appearance of the factory stereo. It’s definitely a cool piece of equipment. Hopefully you find this interesting, we appreciate you watching. We’ll try to come back with another video when the car is fully completed.
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We thought it was time for another update on the 1936 Cord at Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO. They really have made a lot of progress recently and it’ll be back on the ground before long. They solved some issues with the pre-selector gearbox and now they have it running and shifting fine. The Cord is a truly unique automobile that was way ahead of it’s time. It’s equipped with front wheel drive, flip up headlamps, suicide doors, the pre-selector style gearbox, and many other impressive features. It’s great to get the opportunity to study one in depth and up close. We hope you find it interesting, we’ll have more on this fantastic automobile in the days ahead. Thank you for watching!
This old Chevrolet 6400 stake side farm truck is sitting out behind the shop at Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO. They acquired the truck a while back and they have plans of making it into a shop truck. There have been discussions about possible putting a more modern chassis underneath it, or possible even making it into more of a suburban style vehicle. It will be a while before this project actually gets underway, but I thought the truck was worth checking out. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!
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It was a nice day out, so we decided to take the Trans Am for a little road test. Jordan is still waiting on some parts, but he cobbled things together just so he could drive it. The acceleration run at the beginning was with a shorty header on one side and a long tube on the other. With open headers, the size difference left to right didn’t seem to effect it any. Hopefully you find this interesting, we thought it was time for an update. Thanks for watching!
It was a beautiful day for a drive, so we decide to take the Ferrari 550 Maranello and find some country roads. The crew at Manns Restoration just finished some repairs on the car and it was time for a good road test. The 550 is powered by 65 degree V12 with four valves per cylinder, that cranks out around 480 horsepower. It will power the car to a top speed of right at 200 mph and it makes some glorious noises while doing so. This is an amazing touring car, that flies through sweeping curves with ease. We hope you find it interesting, thanks for watching!