These are just some of the restoration mistakes Frank Badalson spotted— and corrected—while working on Richard Boeye’s Hemi Super Bee.
Frank removed the shifter boot and found shims that had been cut and fabricated to stiffen the shifter mechanism.
“Everything painted silver” on the transmission was clearly not stock and a surprise on such a valuable muscle car.
The speedometer cable was melting against the H-pipe.
Inside the Hemi, Frank found pushrods split from banging against the rocker arms. If Richard had driven the car, he would have caused more damage, as those pushrods were too long. When Frank got through with his rebuild, the 426 ran as it was intended....
The carburetor linkage was “absolute junk” that somebody fabricated and was a “calamity of amateur work.”
The idler arm was generic with a grease fitting.
n Washers welded onto the driveshaft are clearly not factory but rather an amateur method of balancing. Frank has seen this before.