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We love our vintage cars. They look cool, they retain their value, and they have a way of turning heads as you drive by.
Problem is: they usually drive like shit.
While we can forgive antiquated suspension and AM-only radio, one thing we can’t stand is the effort required to steer the cars that come with manual steering. At lower speeds, it really becomes an effort to turn the vehicle. you can also opt for power steering.
Don’t fret, there is a solution to that. Nowadays, you can now upgrade your classic car into one with power steering, here’s how…
Going Through The Upgrade
Many classic car owners go through the trouble of upgrading their manual steering simply because of convenience. With power steering, the amount of effort you put into steering your wheels is greatly reduced. It provides a better driving experience.
Some classic cars were also offered in the market with a choice to have power steering or not. That means that those car models have parts for power steering available. Additionally, there are also DIY kits available so you can upgrade your steering.
Note: Don’t try to do things on your own if you are not an expert mechanic. Don’t endanger yourself and others by meddling with your car when you don’t have prior experience or training.
Here are the two ways on how you can add power steering to your classic car:
- Hydraulic Power Steering Kit – This kind of power steering makes use of hydraulic pressure that comes from an engine-driven pump. This is responsible for assisting in turning of the wheels. Unlike the electric power steering kit, this is constantly running.
- Electric Power Steering Kit – This kind of power steering is mostly chosen due to its efficiency. It doesn’t need to run all the time and only provides assistance when the steering wheel is turned. This also provides better control over how much assistance is needed or preferred by the driver.
Adding Power Steering To A Classic Vehicle
If you have decided to add power steering to a classic vehicle, you can do that by going to auto shops. Most auto shops offer a variety of power steering kits that are compatible with cars.
Auto shops also have contacts with manufacturers, which makes it easier for them to find the compatible kit for your vehicle. In case they don’t have them in stock on their shop, they can always place a special order.
If you have the experience and knowledge, you can also replace your manual steering with a power steering kit. You can even call your mechanic friends for the weekend to tweak your classic car.
Other Ways To Modernize Your Car
Aside from power steering, here are other ways on how you can modernize your car:
Classic cars usually have drum brakes. Although drum brakes work well, they have the reputation of wearing out quickly. They also need to be adjusted and cleaned constantly or else they can fail. Upgrading to disc brakes is a modern alternative, which is also safer in the long run.
You’ll definitely thank yourself for adding air conditioning to your classic vehicle when the hot summer days come. Make sure you select modern air conditioning instead of the ones they used back in the day. That stuff just causes engine drag, which can cause your engine to break.
Electric Engine Fan
Classic cars may have fans but they only work depending on how fast the motor spins. In traffic situations, the motor doesn’t spin and so the fans won’t work too. This isn’t ideal. The motor needs the fan even if it sits in traffic.
Electric engine fans are useful and not at all expensive. They can help your engine cool off to prevent it from overheating even if you’re stuck in traffic.
Making sure that your business stays profitable can be challenging in this day and age. To better your chances, you have to improve your marketing strategy.
In a previous post, I’ve discussed how to start a custom car shop. In today’s post, I’m going to give you some marketing tips. These tips should help you get more loyal customers.
Is your car ceramic coated yet or are you thinking about getting it done? Before you rush to coat your car with ceramic, let me first explain what it really is. It may not be one of the things first car owners should know but you should definitely be informed about it.
It can help you decide whether it is best for your vehicle or not.
Okay so you have decided to take out the time and money to lower your car’s suspension. It sure-as-shit looks cool, but seriously, is it really worth it?
The debate isn’t about how you decided but should you really look forward to it or not.
Many drivers don’t even think once before lowering suspension as it gives out that supercar feel. Before you make the decision of lowering your vehicle’s suspension considering the advantages and disadvantages would be the best option.
Today’s article we’ll jot down all the points, against and in favor of lowering your car’s suspension. Just keep up with us and get to know what the right decision is.
Miles are like kryptonite to high-value classics, so in the world of show piece cars and trucks there’s a cardinal rule that you shall not break prior to a big event:
Thou Shall Not Drive Your Car To The Show
Look, the road is a dangerous and unpredictable place, why take the chance of getting a big bug goober on your car or windshield that you have to spend 15 minutes scrubbing off, or worse yet, getting into a fender bender on the way to the show.
Protect your investment, spend a little bit of money, and get those wheels off of the road and onto a flatbed tow truck.
In our opinion, it’s the safest, and most economical option to use when looking to transport your sports car.
Improving on perfection is tough work, and that may be why the engineers at Ford have made relatively few styling changes to their critically-successful transformation to the Mustang in 2015.
Other than lowering the front profile, widening the grill, the tweaking some louvers and edges here and there, the 2018 Ford Mustang GT looks a lot like, well, the 2015 Ford Mustang GT.
As for modders like us, we couldn’t be happier.
3 years of relative stability in the design has allowed custom shops like us and aftermarket suppliers like Cervini and Corsa to refine some truly kick-ass additions to the great foundation that Ford has laid down with the 2018 model.
So with 7 months and 4 Mustang job completed, we wanted to go over the essential customizations we feel any 2018 GT get in order to up their game from good to great!
As the owner of a successful auto customization business in Memphis, I consider myself to be extremely lucky. I’ve got a great bunch of people working for me, my business is expanding, and our business has a stellar reputation in the area.
While it may seem like roses and sunshine now, it wasn’t all that easy getting here. In fact, in my 25 years of figuring out the auto business, I’ve managed to #1) Go bankrupt – twice #2) Shutter 4 businesses and… #3) Hire and fire over 50 people!
While you may argue my business acumen, one thing is for sure: I’ve earned my stripes.
As an experienced car mechanic, and someone who customizes cars for a living, I can attest that tricking out a car is not a simple process. If you are not careful, car customization projects can be fraught with unseen expenses, quality issues, and delays. Experienced plays a big part in mitigating these issues, but more than anything, adhering to a process and plan will save you and your customizer valuable time , money, and headaches.
So today I wanted to share the simple 5 step process I use with every job, regardless of the size or budget. So let’s begin with a plan…
I made a promise to myself that I will write this blog in such a way that it is interesting both to those who are experienced car owners, fellow mechanics, those who are passionate auto enthusiasts, but also for those who have no experience in cars whatsoever.
This blog post is for all those who are thinking of buying a car, or have just recently bought a car, and here is what you should know, as these tips will make your life a lot easier on you.
A lot of people come to me every day, asking me how they can increase the performance of their car, so I have decided to share some of the tips that I would definitely give out to anyone who is wondering how they can have a better car.
If you want to get a better car without buying one, these are the tips that you would want to read and stick to. Take it from me, as I have a vast experience in cars both driving them and repairing them.