A step by step guide for replacing the Tie Rod on the Spec Racer Ford. The same process applies to most production and race cars.
A step by step guide for replacing the upper ball joints on the Spec Racer Ford. The ball joints are a maintenance item that is not often required except after a few seasons.
The Spec Racer Ford Gen3 uses a reusable air filter that can be cleaned and refreshed with a new oil coating.
A quick health check of the Spec Racer Ford Gen3 engine can accomplished by performing a compression test.
Changing the oil filter on the Spec Racer Ford Gen3 is made difficult by the interference of fuel filler hose. This guide should help keep the mess to a minimum.
Servicing the half shafts can involve repacking the grease to prolong their life or replacing the CVs and Tripods that have worn out.
To ensure smooth operations of the brake calipers it is a good idea to replace the pins and bushings as they wear over time.
A great video produced by MidWest Spec Racer shows how to install the updated 5th gear on the Spec Racer Ford Gear Box.
The seat doesn't move on a Spec Racer Ford. To accommodate different height drivers the pedal assembly moves fore and aft.
Part of the annual maintenance program is to replace the Spark Plugs. You need to remove the alternator to access Spark Plug #1.
The fuel filler hose dries out and cracks with time. Replacing the hose just requires a little finnese to remove and then position the new hose in the right spot.
Swapping out a throttle cable just takes a little finesse feeding it through the chassis and a handy helper to ensure you are reaching full throttle.
The stress of racing puts a lot of load on the wheel bearings especially with the new stickier tires. To change out a wheel bearing you need a press.