Frequently Asked Questions


 Does Smothers Tuned Supercars ONLY work on Mopars???
 
  That's a big, fat, NO!!! We'll work on any carburetad, performance car.......from Chevy's, to Ford's, to Pontiac's, to Buick's, to AMC's, and even Oldsmobiles!!! (YES, they can be made to run good too!!!)

 
 

Why should I take my car to Smothers Tuned Supercars instead of some other musclecar restoration shop?

 
  Well, I guess it all boils down to what you want……..If you want a car to parade around on a show field after it‘s coughed and sputtered it’s way off your car hauler, then we’re not the guys for you……..If you want a car that’s show worthy, AND will still hook up and haul ass like it‘s supposed to, then we’re the place that can make that happen…….

 
  

What’s it cost for a ground up RESTIFICATION???

 
  That all depends on how nice and fast you want your car, how rough it is and how much is missing…….Now, the only reason for me to list what it would cost to do a car would be if I was trying to be the cheapest guy around……..I’m not trying to be the cheapest……If you want cheap, I’m the wrong guy…….If you want a nice, right, car that will make the passenger riding with you crap their pants and scream like a little girl when you hammer on it, I’m the guy to get it there.
 

How long does a restification take?


  That depends on your pocket book…….  Typically, it can be done in as short as 6 months.

 

What’s a Super Tune cost?



  Depending how messed up your carburetor and distributor already are and how long it takes, you can spend anywhere from $200 to $1,000, plus parts.

  

 

When the car is finished, will you race it for me and get a time slip for it that I can be proud of?

  Sure thang……That’s what I’m all about………..If you don’t want me hammering on the car, just let me know………I really like to drive them fairly hard just so I can get ALL the bugs worked out before you get it………That way, if there are any problems, they’re found and fixed before you get the car……..I’ve even had guys bring me cars that were fresh out of another restoration shop to have me go over their cars to make sure they run to their fullest potential……..
 
 

What kind of cars do you prefer to work on?


  Well, if I could, I’d like to specialize in ‘62 to ‘65 B-body Mopars and ‘68 Hemi A-body street/race cars……….Basically, A990 and factory race cars and replicas……….BUT, I’m not too picky…….I’ll work on just about any performance oriented ‘62 to early 70’s Musclecar…….

 

What are you all about?

 
  I love teaching people how to make their cars run respectable and my passion is building really nice cars that run great……..It really disappoints me to see a nicely restored car and whoever restored it spent as little as possible on the drive train so the owner can make as much money on the car as possible when it’s auctioned off……..The cars are basically large model cars that aren’t even road worthy…….They’re just an investment like a Stock……..Just a number with a value…….  If you haven’t ever power shifted a high compression big block Musclecar, you haven’t lived……….You’re missing out on what these cars were built to do…………


 

What do you think about people that have cars that are too nice to drive or race?

 
  Well, I hope they didn’t marry a Playmate then………… it would be a shame to let her go to waste.  ………Having a Musclecar and not racing it is like having a beautiful wife and only cuddling with her……..What’s the point???

 

Can I help, or watch, you put my motor together?

 
  I hate to say it, but, no, you can’t.  ……Honestly, I don’t have the time for that and my insurance company would crap their pants if they knew that you were hanging out in my shop..........and even if I did, it would cost you double what it normally would have cost……

  

What’s it cost to have a motor built by you?

 
  Here again, it’s all about what you want and how fast you want to go……I get a flat fee to assemble your motor, run it on my test stand, set the idle mixture, curve the distributor, re-torque the heads, and run the valves again, plus all parts and machine work……....When assembling a motor, I clean everything, file fit the rings, degree the cam, order custom length pushrods, and have the intake cut to match the ports in the heads……..then I spend a day dinking around with it on the test stand………making sure there aren’t any leaks or other issues…….