We have a 1969 Charger 383 that is in the shop to just go through it and make sure everything is running right. It was rebuilt some time in the past so the customer wanted to make sure everything was good to go on it.
Love muscle cars? How about a 1970 SS 454 Chevelle? Yes please!
We have one on the shop that is getting some leaks checked and then will get a clay bar treatment.
(That is like a spa day for its paint.)
Using a clay bar will remove embedded surface contamination that still remains after a maintenance wash. Sometimes the contamination removed is not always visible on the paint to the naked eye. After using a clay bar on your paint you will be left with a surface that is as smooth as glass and properly prepped. It is now ready for polish or for you to apply layers of protection. Not only can you clay your vehicles paint, but glass, wheels, lights and more. A common misconception about using a clay bar is that it has an impact on removing swirls and scratches, it does not.
Jan 22nd, 2015
The brakes worked well for stopping functionality, however the foot pedal was not giving much resistance for the operator. Further troubleshooting revealed a bad brake booster and replacing it solved the problem!
1969 Cadillac Deville convertible came in for some brake and electrical work.
Jan 29th, 2015
This elegant beauty was originally a 6 volt system. The owner updated it to a 12 volt system and was causing the headlights to blow the fuse. So we decided to solve this problem with a clever solution.
We would construct a headlight relay which would store the majority of available power until the headlight floor switch signals it to high or low beams.
Here is the initial fitting we came up with…notice anything unusual?
We are secretly disguising our relay unit to appear like a period voltage regulator!
Here is the cover over the unit for initial fit:
The next step is to use cloth wrapped wires to keep the period correct look while using the new, more flexible wire inside. Here is the soldering step;
and now a ready to cover pose by the unit;
The shiny black and red wires will not be noticed under the cover. however the yellow cloth ones will.
The next step was to rewire the interior floor switch that will signal the relay to send the proper voltage to the headlights. This system make the headlights more efficient and allows the headlights to be nice a bright on our California nights! Here is the switch…
Are you ready for the big reveal? Drum roll…………(cymbal crash!)
How does it look? We go the extra mile to ensure attention to detail is key…there are no cut corners in any project that we do!
Jan 22nd, 2015
We added a new artisan, Dan, to the team this week. Dan has been troubleshooting the original electrical system from 1940. We found too many places in the wiring harness from the engine to the trunk that are worn so a complete wire replacement is underway.
The first car of 2015…in the shop this week is a 1940 Pontiac Deluxe Coupe.
It will get some electrical and mechanical work done on it.