||Changing motor mounts the easy way (AMC 199, 232, 258)
This sequence of actions makes the job fairly easy.
||Home-made front suspension toe-setting tool
An easy to construct and use tool for setting front suspension, front wheel toe-in.
||Hot-rodding drum brakes
Drum brakes have a bad reputation mostly (not completely) based on examples
suffering from years of neglect. When 50+ years old they need more than just
new shoes and drums. And with inexpensive modifications they can be made to
compete with small disc systems in demanding applications. I've run hot-rodded
drum brakes for years in Los Angeles freeway commutes and they they give small
discs a run for their money.
||Easy, cheap replacement for the windshield washer foot pump check valve
Original style replacements don't (aaffordably) exist. If you don't mind this non-standard
look this works as well or better, uses common inexpensive parts. A five-minute fix.
||A real fix for your sloppy 1960's column shifter
The column mechanism in column-shift cars after 50 years of service wear
out. They get sloppy, pop out of gear, in general degrade the pleasure of
driving. The problem is that the metal components wear out. Here's a fix for
this chronic condition.
||An electronic replacement for instrument panel gauge voltage regulators
Instrument panel gauges use an electro-mechanical
voltage regulator that is either unobtainable or expensive and hard to find.
Here is an all-electronic replacement using a common part.
||Replacing AMC/Rambler Motorola alternators with Delco 10si
There's nothing wrong with the older Motorola alternators other than
they're old and expensive to replace. Most of the Moto's
out there are "rebuilds" missing tag data and other critical information. A
new Delco 10si, with warranty, is half the cost of the Motorola voltage
regulator alone. The "three wire" Delco can be attached to the AMC wiring
harness with no cutting or modification.
||AMC and Rambler dash knob removal
Why is it that automotive instrument cluster, knobs, levers, cranks, dials,
etc are so weird and strange? The 60's and 70's Rambler and AMC wiper knobs in
particular, even with the factory Technical Service Manual it's not easy.
Here's photos of the mechanism.
||Automotive LPG Fuel
In the late 1980's I converted my 1963 Rambler Classic Cross Country wagon
to LPG as a motor fuel, and drove it for 20 years without gasoline. It was
great, except for when it was a huge PITA. Here's an electronic copy of the
how-to booklet I sold 1200 copies of through the Real Goods Trading Company
||Renovating a rusty gas tank
Making a rusted old gas tank as good/better than new qith Caswell's Phenol
Novolac fuel-proof epoxy and a lot of work.