Installing New Fan and Fan Belt

Quick Tips: Installing New Fan and Fan Belt in Your Late Great Chevy Time: 1 hour Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches, long screwdriver or pry bar Cost: approximately $40-$70 Tinware: replacement or aftermarket engine fan, aftermarket fan spacer (if needed), fan belt Tip: Always be careful of loose clothing, jewelry, or hair when working […]

10 Cheap & Easy Restoration Tips

10 Cheap & Easy Restoration Tips for Show or Go Keep your car scoring higher at the shows, without blowing the budget! Story and Photography by Tom Shaw Sometimes the cash flow is up, sometimes it’s barely a trickle. Either way, you don’t always need to throw huge money at your car to get it […]

Windshield Cleaning Tip

When cleaning your windshield, use a short nap microfiber and clean in one direction on the inside and the other direction on the outside. This way you don’t have to chase streaks and you can tell if you need a final wipe on the inside or out. Be sure to use a dry microfiber towel to prevent […]

Portable Battery Charger

Portable Battery Charger Here’s a great little tip… While at the last SEMA Show, we noticed many vendors now offering portable batteries capable of starting a car. These items are slightly bigger than a paperback book and most not only jump a car battery but also re-charge a variety of portable electronics like phones or […]

Brake Fluid Tip

When working with brake fluid, always be extra careful. Brake fluid can quickly and permanently ruin paint jobs. Even a slight film on your hands can leave its mark on the car. It’s a good idea to wear rubber gloves and cover all painted surfaces around the master cylinder reservoir.

Soda Blasting Tip

If you’re planning on customizing your classic Chevy with some fiberglass panels or parts, you will be interested to know that soda blasting works very well on fiberglass, cutting paint and top coats without damage to the fiberglass. It’s ideal for small parts and spotting in small repairs. You can learn more about soda blasting by […]

POR 15 Tip

Coating your surface rusted floor pans with POR-15 is a great idea. First step is to scrape away all the old surface rust with a wire brush. After the dust/rust particles have been vacuumed up, thoroughly clean the surface with POR-15’s Cleaner/Degreaser. Next comes the Metal Prep (also from POR-15), then you’re ready to apply […]

Canned Air Detail Tip

Dust Buster (or a generic “canned air” product) is commonly used to clean computer keyboards. Basically, it is cold, compressed air in a can. It works great for blasting unwanted debris from your car’s nooks and crannies. We’ve used it to blast dust from interior vents and to remove dried, crusty wax residue on the […]

Exhaust System Mock-Up Tip

Whether you are installing your new exhaust system yourself or having a pro handle the job (our recommendation), it’s important to loosely fit all the sections before you attempt cutting, clamping or welding the system together. This will save lots of time and frustration, not to mention a better fitting exhaust system! <img class="alignnone size-large […]

Steering Column Wiring Harness Tip

When removing the old switch from the column, tie a piece of string or twine to the end of the connector. This can be used to feed and guide the new harness down through the shaft cover. Shop for Late Great Chevy parts at www.LateGreatChevy.com Follow us on our Late Great Chevy Facebook page. Click […]