1936 Cord First Drive, MG Restoration Complete, & Spohn Custom

The crew at Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO, are putting the final touches on the 1936 Cord 810. In this video, we took the car for it’s first test drive and it did really well. They have a few little bits left to add, then we’ll do a complete video on it. The restoration has also been completed on the nice little MG. The owner is now going to take the car home and install the engine and transmission. We hope to get another look at it after it’s up and running. Kurt McCormick stopped by to check on the progress on his Sam Barris custom Buick. The whole crew has done a wonderful job with it. Kurt was sure to thank Craig Wimmer for the amazing job he did with the wet sanding and buffing. The paint truly looks flawless. We hope you find this interesting, we’ll have more video on all of these cars in the near future. Thanks for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO.
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The background track is “Down in the Valley”, by The Head and the Heart, from their 04/16/11 self-titled release. This video is not monetized, nor do we express any rights over this track. You can download their album from itunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the…

Bending Headers with Oxy Propane Torch at Ritter Cycle Racing

 

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

The background track is “Propane”, by Pinkard and Bowden. This video is not monetized, nor do we express any rights over this song.

1978 Trans Am 455 V8 Start up and Restoration Update

 

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.

The background track is “Ten Million Slaves”, by Otis Taylor. It’s off his 2002 album, “Respect the Dead”. This video is not monetized, nor do we claim any rights to the song.

JeffCo Power Tour at Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

For the first time, Manns Restoration was one of the stops on the JeffCo Power Tour. This was the fifth year for the event and they really had a great turnout. The lot quickly filled up with hot rods, muscle cars, and classics. With over 140 cars participating, it really was an impressive sight. Of course, Manns Restoration opened up their facility, so that everyone could check out their latest projects. Everyone seemed to be having a great time, despite the gloomy weather. Of course a few participants couldn’t resist laying down a little rubber on the way out. We don’t encourage that sort of thing…but we will film it. Hope you enjoy the video, thank you for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration in Festus, Missouri
http://mannsrestoration.com/

Tha background tracks are Texas Techno and The Chance, both by Jason Shaw of Audionautix.com. They are available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download Texas Techno at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TexasTechno.mp3

and The Chance at: http://audionautix.com/~audion/Music/TheChance.mp3

720 HP 1969 Chevelle Convertible 454 LSX by Manns Restoration in Festus, MO

Manns Restoration, in Festus, MO, just finished making some serious upgrades to this awesome 1969 Chevelle Convertible. The customer brought the car in to have a Vintage Air unit installed, along with a couple other things. When they started looking more closely at the car, they realized that the big-block that was in the car was not in very good shape. The decision was made to replace it with a LSX 454 from Don Hardy Racing Engines. It’s a high-compression, naturally aspirated engine, topped with ultra-efficient, custom ported 12 degree heads and an 8 Stack injection setup from Inglese. It’s pushing 720 plus horsepower through a Tremec TKO 600 five-speed, back to a Ford 9 inch rear. We decided to take it to Bonne Terre Drag Strip, for a tuning session. It really has too much power for the street tires, but it sure makes it a blast to drive. While they had the car, they also installed the Vintage Air unit and a full set of custom gauges. It’s also riding on a full Roadster Shop chassis, with Wilwood Disc brakes all around. This car is ready for anything. It accelerates, handles, rides, and stops, like a modern high-performance car. You can drive it to the strip, getting pretty remarkable mileage along the way, and then take it out for dinner afterwards. It’s amazing these days, that you truly can have a 700 plus horsepower, naturally aspirated, daily driver. As always, I was extremely impressed with the crew at Manns Restoration and their attention to detail. I have a feeling the new owner will be suitably impressed as well. I hope you found it interesting, thanks for watching!

Filmed at Manns Restoration, in Festus, Missouri and at Bonne Terre Drag Strip, in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Special thanks to Chris Roberts and Eric Lindsey, from Manns Restoration, for all their help. We’d also like to thank Jarrod Keen, the owner of Bonne Terre Drag Strip, for allowing us the use of his facility.

Custom 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Show Car – Supercharged 6.1 Hemi V8

I thought you might like a look at this custom 1971 Plymouth Barracuda from Manns Restoration in Festus, MO. We plan to do a full video very soon, this is just a preview. It’s powered by a 6.1 Liter Hemi V8, topped with a Magnuson MagnaCharger. This beast is pumping out north of 600 HP. All that power is being funneled through a TR6060 Six-speed manual, back to a Dana 60 Rear. It’s rolling on Billet Specialties aluminum wheels and has Wilwood disc brakes all the way around. This thing has so many custom features, that is would be difficult to list them all here. It has a custom see through hood with similar styling to the original shaker hood scoop, carbon fiber accents, full custom interior, L.E.D. lighting, aftermarket gauges, custom stereo, etc. As you can see in the video, the paint is smooth like glass and the car is just as clean underneath as it is on top. I hope you find it interesting. I never cease to be amazed by the quality of the craftsmanship at Manns. They truly have assembled an amazing team. This particular car just recently received the Builder’s Choice Award at Goodguys Lone Star Nationals in Ft. Worth, Texas. We hope to get this car out on the road for a test drive in the days ahead. Thanks for watching!

Be sure to check out their current and past projects on the Manns Restoration website at: http://www.mannsrestoration.com/
The background track in this video is I Feel You, by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com. It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download the track from Incompetech at: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/mp3-royaltyfree/I%20Feel%20You.mp3

1980 GMC Hot Rod Pickup Mondello Built 455 Olds V8

I thought you might like a look at this super nice 1980 GMC Pickup. This one is particularly unique, due to the fact that it’s powered by a Mondello built 455 Olds V8. Definitely not something you see every day…and it sounds awesome. This hot rod was built using a very well-kept, low mileage truck. It features super slick red paint, leather seats, a Hurst Shifter, and even Air Conditioning. This one is ready to go. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for taking a look!

For more info, check out http://www.PassingLaneMotors.com

The background track is Slow Burn, by Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com. It is available, royalty-free, under Creative Commons unported license 3.0. You can download the track from Incompetech at: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/mp3-royaltyfree/Slow%20Burn.mp3