These stock spoilers seem almost immune to rust, thus hardly ever needing repair. Then I noticed a split on the steering ram rubber boot. Tip:Use the jet wash at a forty five degree angle to the paintwork. The exhaust is now a slightly deeper tone and a more even note. When I first bought my car I needed a one wire alternator to go with my American Autowire kit. I have a list of a few more that I want to attend so I hope I can get into them.
Within the space of half an hour that thirty percent turned into one hundred percent rain. On the other hand, when the two close firing cylinders are exhausting on one bank, there is nothing happening in the other bank, so connecting both pipes effectively enlarged the exhaust system, allowing these exhaust pulses to exit through both sides of the system. The first being the Mirror Bright Wax Paste which can be found here , or cut and paste the link; The second was my first tentative steps into ceramic coatings, this was from Auto Finesse for the Caramic range for glass, which can be found here, or just click the link; Then finally Auto Finesse product Iron Out which can be found here, or again paste the link; After arriving back home I pulled straight into the garage and put my dehumidifier on dry while I started to dry and clean the car again ready for the next days antics. What a terrible start to the show season, it can only get better I guess. A common mistake by not priming the pad prior to the application of the products. I will then do a follow up post of some proper photos taken on the day. The body needs to resemble the original bodywork, and be free of rust, dents, and damage for years of faithful service.
Think of it as a lip, as it resembles a small ramp. I found a pack of Blu Tack, that was the cunning plan for the day. The wheels were sprayed with the Mirror Bright wheel cleaner. I have been sceptical of snow foam for a while, it turns out snow foams are not all the same! So the real question; do you want a different style? Therefore you need to make a plan and stick to it as much as possible, to avoid extra expense and a less-than-satisfying result. I was so miserable I even took a video of the rain sitting on my freshly waxed car! I buzzed into the main offices where I asked to see Dale, he in turn was then called. I forgot to take pics of the back, but it all came out spot on, cutting the inside the holes and at a slight inward angle.
My mounting bracket is a modified bracket to sit lower down from the chassis because of the larger exhaust headers and not having enough clearance for the steering ram. Not that I was laughing, much. The jet wash came out and the buckets were being filled. There is no wondering here—you know exactly what you have under the hood. Some reviews have been great, and there has even been the odd over rated product too.
I had the choice to turn around in a few minutes at the next junction and go home or carry on hoping it would pass. Click for the link to buy it if you need one. I decided to take a chance for a second day, after all the odds were in my favour right? The Cobra grille features the running horse logo with an added opening for air to flow through to the engine - bonus! So, if you are going to leave comments, be gentle with this fifty something, grey haired old bloke! It was found that, with the addition of an H-pipe, exhaust noise could be reduced by as much as two decibels. Later that evening on social media platforms I spotted these posts: Yes that is me with the polisher! Patrick was filming Dale explaining the process of what he was going to do. I dried the car and spoke to few familiar faces and we discussed the weather for a little while. As I was itching to get to a show I thought I would risk it, when I left it was overcast, but importantly still not raining.
Option 1 is pretty limited in terms of potential clearance and requires a decent amount of work. Then I had a mad moment looking through my tool box for ideas. This explanation below is just a quick summary of what I done. I used cloths to wipe inside the wheel arches to remove dirt and debris from the inner side bend of the wheel arch on each corner of the car. Then there it was, the first drop of rain. Within minutes the car was wet again and now so was I.
Unless one is a body repairman or has extensive experience with body parts, it is not advised to repair parts. With that out of the way, the decision comes down to a preference of style. I was then left to my own devises under the car to clean it while it was back up in the air on the ramps again. Mine had sat in the garage unmoved since the end of October last year. In some cases, it can be cheaper to simply replace them and get repainted rather than repairing it and repainting. It took me two hours in total, which included the wheels. I had been emailing Dale much earlier in the year and we arranged a date for me to attend on the 29th March.
However, in most cases, painting is not going to be the only expense. I could have ordered some from the net in different colours of course, but I wanted to do it there and then as the weather was nice. I jumped on the dual carriageway and started to relax and enjoy the drive. A few tiny very fine spots of rain filled the air just a little damp, nothing to worry about. I continued with my now somewhat ruined drive. Which would involve a more thorough clean as the car was no going to stand until the next show. The aftermarket has procured direct fit, replacement panels for just about every major exterior section of a Foxbody.
Regardless of what level of restoration you undertake, you want to achieve professional results. I was well chuffed with how it came out, it looked like the aluminium colour that I was after. Akin to the front fenders, they are susceptible to rust in the wheel well, but perhaps the greatest mystery is their ability and love to sprout the bubbly brown iron smack in the middle of the quarter panel. Body work to remove and fix the rust patches, pulling and evening out any dents, this small stuff can quickly add up. It is not uncommon to find moldings like the one pictured. Yes I did, and I do clean the underside of the car.