Classic Cars

Motor Works performs a complete stem to stern rewire on this lovely 1929 Ford Model A

This lovely 1929 Model A came to Motor Works referred by M.A.R.S. Inc., the local starter/alternator rebuilders. We found fresh repairs from another shop to the starter, generator and battery cables, but despite the recent work our Model A still would not charge the battery. Note, the wiring throughout the car was pretty much a wreck being old and cobbled together after many clumsy repairs. It looked like we had our work cutout for us.

Mark Huff, our classic car guru started tracing wiring. Upon pulling the floor to access the battery, Mark found the battery was hooked up backwards. This old buggy was supposed to be a positive ground system with the positive battery cable going to the frame and the engine. The negative cable then divides off and feeds all the individual circuits. This is common on many classic cars and directly opposite the way modern cars are wired.

Mark pulled the floor on our green beauty, reversed the battery cables and the Model A instantly began charging the battery. YIPPIE!

The customer was so delighted with our abilities on “classic old iron”, he had us order in a complete new wiring harness and we rewired the Model A from stem to stern. Completely rewiring an old classic is a big job and we couldn’t help but be pleased this new customer trusted us with such a major repair on a car very dear to his heart.

At Motor works we understand classic cars are a matter of deep emotion. We feel exactly the same way! Our care of these irreplaceable cars reflects the most skilled craftsmanship, decades of experience, and above all passion for “great old iron.” We are as “bonkers” over classic cars as our customers.

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It’s Not a Car Show; It’s a Single Week at Motor Works.

An MGB GT, a Jaguar XKE, an MGB, an MGA, a Jensen Healey and another MGB.

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1953 GMC Pickup

1953 GMC Pickup

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350Z

Motor Works installs the first racing differential in the USA in this beautiful 350Z.

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American vs. British muscle cars

American vs. British muscle cars: 1973 Camaro Z28 350 and 1989 Jaguar XJS V-12.

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Air Cooled Engines

1963 Corvair and 1967 VW Beetle.

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Classic 1955 Chevy

A Classic 1955 Chevy gets major suspension work.

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1960 Porsche

Perfect 1960 Porsche 356b comes in by tow truck.

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1961 VW Bus

Only 22,754 VW Busses were produced in 1961 worldwide.

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The Citroens

1971 Citroen major fuel system work & restoration.

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1965 Corvette

1965 Corvette gets a handcrafted engine.

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1955 Hudson Hornet

1955 Hudson Hornet ignition work.

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1965 Mercedes 230SL

1965 Mercedes 230SL mechanical fuel injection work.

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64 Beetle Project

Who should read this article? Absolutely everyone!

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1973 MGB Hardtop

1973 MGB Hardtop comes to Motor Works out of storage.

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1973 MGB Weber Carburetor Conversion

1973 MGB Weber Carburetor Conversion

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1960 MGA

Finished 1960 MGA looks like it is right off the showroom floor.

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1974 TR6

Siezed engine

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Fiat

Fiat head gasket washed by kids.

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