If your old car has been left to rot in a shed for years, you might find you have to repair or replace most of its moving parts. If you plan on doing any cornering or highspeed blasts, upgrade to some decent radial tires that match the driving application. Convertibles have additional bracing on the floorpan to strengthen the chassis in the absence of the roof structure. Consider yourself lucky if you find the base setup, however, as most people decided to go with optional V8 and 4-speed Hydra-Matic auto. Did I mention it can be made pretty damn clean, too? This beautiful pony muscle car was an almost instant hit.
In 1969, Chevrolet switched to the long water pump and was able to move the alternator much closer to the centerline of the water pump on the passenger side in front of the cylinder head. Most people have since removed them to upgrade to aftermarket wheels, or they flew off while driving. The real benefit is the improvement in the paint adhesion and finish; fisheyes and runs are all but eliminated, and the end result seems more even. If your car has extra horsepower and upgraded disc brakes, heavier and larger-diameter wheels are not as much of a concern for affecting performance. They are dangerous and I have no desire in knowing you got maimed. There are a couple of steel panels spot welded together that make the lip, so bending the lip upward and out of the way is not easy. His Olds F-85 has recessed lettering, so Jeff sprayed some aerosol paint in a cup, dipped a pin in it, and let the paint flow into the letters.
Office Address: AutoWise, 809 N 30th St. Its edges and peak are much more pronounced than the rounded chrome front bumper. But still, who would have thought that a pickup truck would take the laurels?! Compact in size with even smaller 1. You can choose to leave them resting against each other or you can dab an extremely small amount of Super Glue around the butt-joint and stick them together. If your environment is disorganized, you will have a hell of a time building a car. Is your car squeaking at every stop sign? Styling changes occurred more often this time.
Lube Your Decals The instruction sheets for most factory-style decal kits advise using a soap-and-water mix as a lubricant to help slide the decals into place on the painted surface of the body. Metro weatherstrip construction is not hollow like some other weatherstrips, depending on application, and they are not multiple pieces bonded together. These old pumps can be rebuilt with the right parts and equipment. If this happens, use the hanger to get it back in the proper position. There are new reproduction pieces to replace commonly broken or worn-out parts.
The entire duct was gloss black from the factory. For more performance info, check some of the fuel system books on the market or consult the information that accompanies your performance fuel pump. Hints and Things cannot be held responsible for any information given on this site nor do they necessarily agree with, or endorse, the views given by third parties. If it leaves a brown mark it is genuine jet. If your convertible is missing its cocktail shakers, find some used ones and restore the exterior finish because as of this writing nobody seems to be reproducing them.
Tip: Don't use it on any project you care about. It was first introduced to the public in. The difference with the lights on will be surprisingly dramatic. This is why racers wanting an additional edge on the competition switch to electric fuel pumps. Usually, speaking to someone who has done the task you are about to tackle will save you a lot of time and, sometimes, money. Choosing a car that can be restored to a high standard while keeping costs down is a balancing act, so shop around and get advice from fellow enthusiasts on classic car renovation forums like. By 'solid car' we are inferring that the car structure should be strong, as well as the floor; a little rust can be repaired but a completely rusty car which has the entire frame compromised will eventually crumble.
Even when you think it will only take 50 hours, it is always best to figure on double or even triple that time. The original door seals on many cars are coated or even impregnated with silicone when manufactured to help prevent them from binding and squeaking. From stripping the frame to be blasted and re-plated to cleaning every nut and bolt, you are looking at a big expense. Note that it was mentioned as being almost impossible. .
There were some differences between the years and options. The front-fender lip is a whole different problem, because if you need to roll the lip in order to gain a little more clearance, you have to heavily trim the inner fenderwell panel where it bolts to the wheelopening lip. In addition to our own products — , , , and — Autogeek carries hundreds of other excellent car care products for every surface of your vehicle. Plenty of them rebuild very expensive and rare carbs for the pickiest restorers. The kits include everything needed to adapt your ducts—new glove box liner, dash control panel, compressor, etc.
Once you get the fuel-pump bolts started, there will still be pressure from the lever arm, making it tough to install. Auto parts supplies can range in quality from cheap and nasty to expensive and reliable. It is much better to wait for a little and buy a half decent one than it is to end up with a money pit. Vintage Wheel Works has a version of the old Minilite named V48 available in 16×8-inch and 17×7- inch to 17×11-inch. The factory changed the vinyl-top color availability for 1969.