Bumbera's Performance Shop Talk

Here's where we discuss popular car topics, give answers to some of the most asked questions, and weigh the pros and cons of various
car scenarios based on our decades of experience.

What is a 1964 1/2 Mustang?

The Mustang was Ford's answer to the Chevrolet Corvette and its release was very highly anticipated by the public at that time. In fact, people were so excited to see the reveal that it was named the Indianapolis pace car of 1964. Ford rushed to get a prototype out to the general public in time for the race. To produce the car quickly Ford had to borrow parts some of the other vehicles in their lineup, particularly the Ford Falcon.This rushed prototype became the 1964 1/2 Mustang.

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The Guide to Buying A Classic Car

Buying your first classic car is exciting! It can also be overwhelming. It’s important to know exactly what you’re buying and if it is valued correctly.

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Houston Area Dyno Tuning

Some of the best car tuners in the country can be found in the Houston area as Houston is a hub for performance shops. So in what situation would you need a car tuner? When you add performance modifications that increase airflow, power, or both such as headers, nitrous, a supercharger or a turbo, you will need a custom tune.

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The Difference Between Wheel Horsepower and Engine Horsepower

Cars are typically defined by the amount of horsepower they have. However, there are often two types of horsepower numbers tossed around in discussions  - engine horsepower and wheel horsepower.

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Why You Should Upgrade Your Classic Car’s Radiator

Overheating is a common problem we see in classic cars. Customers want to be able to drive their cars across town without the fear of being stranded. In this instance we usually find that replacing the original radiator with a larger, more efficient one does the trick.

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