The Basics of Spraying

November 24, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

The Basics of Spraying Learning to get the paint from a gun onto a surface without it sagging, running or being too dry is not a skill, it is an art and an art that can only be perfected by practice, practice, practice. Even after numerous practice sessions you still may not be able to […]


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Paint by numbers: Top 10 vehicle restoration tips

November 22, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Paint by numbers: Top 10 vehicle restoration tips “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh Nearly all of our work encompasses the last — and most visibly noticeable — step of the restoration process: painting. Like Van Gogh, we dream big…and you can too. Simply remember to take […]


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Metalworking 101: Fundamentals of Fabrication

November 19, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Metalworking 101: Fundamentals of Fabrication Metal Selection, Gauge, Size and Composition Metallurgy is simply the science of metal and metal alloy. Everything from selection of the correct type of metal, composition, gauge (thickness) and size, to welding, treatments, and working techniques will be better understood with a fundamental knowledge of metallurgy. The two types of […]


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Body repairs and restoration

November 18, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Body repairs and restoration       The project vehicle was a solid but weather-beaten hardtop that was located in Arizona. It was immediately ticketed for a complete rebuilt that would eventually include a new Ferrari Red paint job, tan interior, new GM crate motor and modern automatic four-speed tranny.           Send us […]


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Resto Rug Doctor: How to install carpet

November 17, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Resto Rug Doctor: How to install carpet  Replacing the carpet in a restoration can make a big difference when it comes to look of the car’s interior. Carpet easily wears out, gets dirty, shrinks, and can fade, but installing a new molded carpet is a great way to freshen up the interior. By following these […]


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All About Gears

October 14, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

All About Gears So you tossed a set of 4.10s in as your rear axle gears ’cause you want to go fast…but do you really have any idea what you’re doing? According to our reader survey, plenty of you are willing to admit that you really don’t.That’s why this story will cover gearing basics for […]


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2014 Vette Lambo doors Install 2

October 7, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

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DIAGNOSTICS FUEL INJECTOR MALFUNCTIONS

September 22, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

DIAGNOSTICS FUEL INJECTOR MALFUNCTIONS Over the last 30 years, in an effort to improve fuel efficiency (i.e., fuel economy) and reduce automotive emissions, the carburetor has been phased out and has been replaced by the fuel injector. A typical fuel injector is shown in Figure 1. If you want to find a carburetor, you’ll have […]


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Strut Replacement

September 20, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Strut Replacement Emergence of the front wheel drive (FWD) transverse-mounted engine layout over the past 30 years has resulted in the McPherson-style strut taking the place of the conventional tubular shock absorber and upper control arm assemblies. A major suspension component, the strut serves double duty as the shock and the upper mounting anchor for […]


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Ball Joint Service

September 19, 2014 | Technical Questions | Blove-si | No comments

Ball Joint Service The ball joint is a major front suspension component, connecting the lower control arm to the steering knuckle. It serves as a pivot point for the knuckle, enabling vehicle steering and accommodation of road surface irregularities. In most applications, the ball joint is an integral part of the lower control arm. In […]


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