The Loper’s Service Center in Phoenix always has interesting vehicles in the shop, and this day was no different. They were working on a way-cool 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt (replica) with a 427 high-rise V-8 engine. Finding parts for this rare engine can be challenging, but the Loper’s guys managed to find some rocker arms and pushrods, that repaired a serious engine problem. They also did tuning on the dual carburetors, and engine tuning. A ‘77 Ford F-250 is receiving some engine repair and tuning. A ‘64 Chevrolet Impala got a new intake manifold, new carburetor and electronic ignition module and tuning. Up on a lift, a ‘57 Chevy convertible received a new fresh built 383 stroker small block engine and 700R4 automatic overdrive transmission, new headers & dual exhaust system. A ‘69 Ford Bronco is receiving some serious suspension upgrades and four wheel disc brakes.
The Loper’s tech’s are also getting the 289 V-8 engine running. A 1955 Pontiac and 1969 Chrysler 300 convertible will soon be reunited with their fully rebuilt/restored 287 cubic inch-Pontiac and 383 cubic inch-Chrysler engines. Another engine shown is a fully performance built 455 Oldsmobile V-8 engine. It now has aluminum heads, a big roller cam and lots more torque and horsepower. It will be going into an Olds Cutlass. Also shown is the Rochester mechanical fuel injection system from an early Corvette. The Loper’s tech’s have fully rebuilt/restored this one and had several others in the rebuild process. These are great examples of the different types of older vehicle mechanical work you can have done at the Loper’s Service Center. They also do custom exhaust systems and have a dedicated in-house dyno facility,
Plus, the Loper’s Performance Center has a huge inventory of name brand performance and racing related parts, including Sunoco face fuels. Call Loper’s at 602-264-5288 or stop by at 902 E. Indian School Rd. in central Phoenix. Please mention Roddin’ & Racin’ when you call or stop by.