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.
The seat doesn't move on a Spec Racer Ford. To accommodate different height drivers the pedal assembly moves fore and aft.
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.
Last year we had to swap in a new transmission over night in the paddock. That meant new transmission fluid here is how you change it.
Rubbing is racing... but sometimes you get nudged, bumped or slammed. Luckily the rub rail is designed to be replaced.
Sloppy shifts? Can't find the right gear? Shifter wiggle? It might be time to replace the U-joints and/or rod ends in the shifter linkage.
Dang that don't look right? A tweaked ball joint or ball joint bracket is straight forward to replace with a few simple tools.
Adding the go juice to the Spec Racer Ford is straight forward. Just make sure to activate the check valve in the vent tube.