Engine Bay Projects:


  • Air Pan Restoration
  • Battery Tray Restoration
  • Brake Booster Removal (Part 1)
  • Brake booster Restoration (Part 2)
  • Brake Booster Refitting (Part 3)
  • Brake Master Cylinder Dual Reservoir Upgrade
  • Gas Pedal Restoration and Safety Upgrade
  • Holley Carb ID Tag
  • Fitting or Replacing Carb Spacers (Pros & Cons)
  • Replacing The Mechanical Stock Fuel Pump
  • Power Steering Pump Restoration
  • Radiator Coolant Changing
  • Water Thermostat Replacement
  • Spark Plug Technology & HT leads Replacing / Fitting (Includes a detailed article)
  • Distributor Rebuild (Includes a detailed article)
  • Replacing Hood Pin & Safety Catch Bar
  • Radiator Shroud Fitting
  • Starter Motor Restoration

Air filter restoration

  • Rust Removal
  • Rust Prep
  • Rust Treatment
  • Undercoat
  • Spraying
  • Step by Step Photos

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Battery tray restoration

  • Rust Removal
  • Rust Prep
  • Rust Treatment
  • Undercoat
  • Spraying
  • Step by Step Photos

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Brake booster removal – Part 1

  • Removing the booster
  • Step by Step Photos

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Brake booster & master reservoir restoration.

  • Cleaning
  • Rust removal
  • Prep for spraying
  • Making a cradle to spray
  • Undercoat
  • Top coats
  • Step by Step Photos

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Refitting the brake booster and master brake cylinder

  • Stripping The Paint
  • Rust Removal
  • Sanding
  • Metal Prep
  • Rust Treatment
  • Test Fitting
  • Step by Step Photos

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Master Cylinder upgrade to dual reservoir system

  • Disconnecting the brake pedal
  • Removing the old booster
  • Replacing booster brackets
  • making new lines
  • Fitting the brake proportioning valve
  • Fitting the drum pressure valve
  • Removing the brake block
  • Fitting the booster
  • Fitting the master cylinder
  • Refitting the brake pedal
  • Reconnecting the brake switch

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Gas pedal restoration and safety upgrade

  • Removal of gas pedal assembly
  • Cleaning
  • Spraying
  • Refitting assembly
  • Fitting the kickdown cable and adjustment
  • Connecting to the carb
  • Gas return spring safety upgrade
  • Step by Step Photos

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Holley carb ID tag location

  • Holley ID tag location

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Holley carb spacer fitting or replacement. Pros & Cons

  • Why do you want one?
  • Do you need one?
  • what is best for your driving style.
  • Different options of spacers
  • Style & design options
  • Sizes
  • Removing the carb
  • Removing the gaskets
  • Cleaning
  • Making new gaskets or purchase
  • Fitting the gaskets
  • Fitting the chosen spacer
  • checking the carb before fitting
  • Refitting the carb
  • Connections to the carb
  • Retuning the carb
  • Step by Step Detailed Photos

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Replacing the mechanical fuel pump

  • Background
  • Removing the fuel line fittings
  • Removing the old pump
  • Cleaning the block
  • Preparation of fitting the pump
  • Fitting the gasket
  • Fitting the new pump
  • Refitting the fuel lines
  • Fuel filter options
  • replacing the fuel filter
  • Step by Step Photos

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Power steering pump restoration

  • Options of restoration
  • Removing the pump
  • Dismantling of the pump
  • Replace or just the can replace?
  • Replacing the insides of the pump
  • Cleaning
  • Paint prep
  • Spraying
  • Refitting
  • Connecting the plumbing
  • Step by Step Photos

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Replacing hood pin and safety catch bar

  • Removal
  • Cleaning
  • Replacing
  • Step by Step Photos

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Radiator coolant change

  • Why you should change
  • Preparation
  • What you need
  • Process
  • Refilling
  • Step by Step Photos

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Water thermostat replacement

  • Rust removal
  • Cleaning
  • Spraying
  • Step by Step Photos

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Distributor rebuild

  • Background
  • Dismantling
  • Cleaning
  • Greasing points
  • What grease to use
  • Repairing
  • Rebuilding
  • Step by Step Photos

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Replacing spark plugs, problem diagnosis, HT leads, making and checking, engine condition based on spark plugs.

  • What are spark plugs?
  • Spark plug technology
  • Different styles and what you need
  • Heat range of spark plugs
  • Spark plug problems
  • Spark plug diagnosis
  • Gapping spark plugs
  • Fitting spark plugs
  • What are HT leads?
  • Engine running problem diagnosis
  • HT lead styles and what you need
  • Making HT leads
  • Replacing HT leads
  • Fitting HT leads
  • Step by Step Photos

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Radiator shroud fitting

  • Why do you need a shroud?
  • Fitting the Scott Drake shroud
  • Results
  • Step by Step Photos

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Starter motor restoration

  • Rust removal
  • Cleaning
  • Spraying
  • Step by Step Photos

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