To get an accurate power rating we recommend at least 3 pulls of chassis dyno testing to determine a good base line. Most pulls will only last a few seconds and a typical 3 pull session will only take about 15-20 minutes on the dyno.
Man, just listen to that baby purr… If you’re in the middle of an auto restoration project and want to get some accurate torque and horsepower measurements then come on down to Brauns! We have the best prices anywhere in LA for chassis dyno tuning and testing. Let us help YOU with your next hot rod, classic, or muscle car restoration.
One of our latest auto restoration projects was a transmission conversion on a 1950 Buick Special Straight 8. It’s been really fun attacking this project. The car is a BEAUTY as you can tell from the video so we were really excited to get back under the hood to soup this baby up!
The first step in the process was to remove the old 2-speed, dynoflow transmission and replace it with the much improved 3 speed GM 400 turbo transmission.
Next we had to remove the old differential. This can be a bit tricky so if you’re trying to do it for your own muscle car restoration project, we recommend that you stop by Brauns Automotive and for some tips and advice!
Once we got the old differential removed, we installed a Currie 9″ differential, Chris Alston 4 link suspension, coil-over shocks, and panhard rod. Not only does it look better under the car, you can definitely tell that it’s more solid. You can really feel the difference in the ride as well.
All in all, it took us a little time and sweat but it was well worth it! The project was completed in August and we’re psyched about the results; 400 turbo transmission with 355 gear ratio differential for 3 speeds and more power up a hill.
Our next step is to bring this baby in for some chassis dyno testing to see where we’re at with the horsepower and torque numbers!
Many people love the cars from their childhood. They may be able to buy one cheap but it may not be in the greatest shape. Auto restoration services can fix these up and make them look just like new. They can also take care of rust problems on any type of vehicle.
Old memories can be brought back to life when this happens. They can have the car of their dreams. It can be the perfect vehicle even if it is very old. It will be a chance that not many people are able to have.
Muscle cars, street cars and mud trucks along with several other vehicles can be restored with original or after market parts. The customer will have options to consider. Sometimes they even fix up derby cars for fun.
A lot of people just want their car to be a street car or hot rod so that they can show off. They are willing to pay whatever it takes to fix it up like they want it. This can include putting oversize tires on it or many other things.
Sometimes making a car what a person wants can include changing out a motor. A paint job may also be something special. These places will be able to guide you in the right direction if you are unsure how to fix it up.
Restoring or upgrading classic or muscle cars is made possible by these shops. They can fix these with ease and many times very quickly. Not all auto shops are going to have all of the resources that the auto restoration places have. It is important for them to know the right places to get the best parts.
These days customized automobiles are undergoing a big surge in popularity across the country, especially in southern Cali. There are many places to bring them to for work, however you should feel comfortable with the garage that services your vehicle. For the best custom work or chassis dyno testing, check out Braun’s Automotive in Lomita. They have been in business for over 30 years and can perform any upgrade or repair you need.