Wow! We have made some serious progress over the last month! The dedication of the guys during holidays, vacations, nights and weekends is really bringing the Hearse to life.
Shane, Lance & Greg were able to get the final prep done and the rear section of the 1 ¾ roll bar completed over our Christmas break. The guys will be completing the bar with removable door bars after the car is up and running.
Over the past year we’ve been developing our in-house European ECU tuning capabilities. While there are a lot of companies offering ‘tunes’ for European cars, only a handful actually develop their own tunes from scratch. Most companies just resell generic tuning files and have no experience or knowledge of how to calibrate an engine. AMS has been tuning cars on the dyno, at the track, and at rally stages for well over 10 years now. The knowledge we’ve gained from in depth stand alone ECU engine tuning and also what we’ve learned from our own engine development programs now gets translated in our new line of European tuning. A great example of this is tuning philosophy shows in the recent tune we did for a 2004 Bentley Continental GT.
We have been making some progress on the Hearse this week. We were all excited to get the new engine installed but first we needed to address a couple things. Before installing the LQ4 engine our head Hearse Technician, Danny, sorted through the factory wiring harness and eliminated the unnecessary wiring.