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Parts Used In This Episode

C & R Racing, Inc.
Radiator, Module, Crossflow, 12 Row, Aluminum, Natural, 33.25 in. Wide, 18.59 in. High, 7.52 in. Thick, Each
EBC Brakes
Stage 6 Track Day Dimpled and Slotted Brake Kit, 3GD Series Dimpled and Slotted Sport Rotors and Bluestuff NDX Formula Racing Brake Pads
Summit Racing
Intercooler, Aluminum, Black, 24.50 x 11.75 x 3.00 in. Dimensions, 3.00 in. Inlet/Outlet, Universal, Each
Vibrant Performance
Bead Roller, Manual, Vice Mount Style, Each
Automotive Workwear
The Official Workwear of Detroit Muscle
Motor Medic
Motor Medic MF3 5-Minute Motor Flush - 32 oz
The Industrial Depot
INDUSTRIAL DEPOT - FASTENERS, HARDWARE, AND SHOP SUPPLIES

Episode Transcript

(NARRATOR)>> TODAY ON DETROIT MUSCLE IT'S A COOLING CONUNDRUM THAT REQUIRES CREATIVITY ON OUR '72 CHEVELLE PROJECT AS THE GUYS HAVE TO MAKE THE SUPERCHARGER INTERCOOLER FIT THE FRONT OF THAT BIG, BAD CHEVY.

(TOMMY)>> HEY Y'ALL, WELCOME TO DETROIT MUSCLE. NOW IF YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING ALONG WITH US YOU NOTICE THAT OUR CAR HAS MADE QUITE SOME PROGRESS. WE'VE GOT SOME GLASS IN IT, GOT A WHOLE LOT OF SHINY STUFF, AND THE FRONT END BOLTED ON. NOW TODAY WE'RE GONNA BE DOING QUITE A BIT OF WORK RIGHT THROUGH HERE, AND IT'S GONNA BE PRETTY INVOLVED.

(MARC)>> AND THE REASON WHY IT'S GOING TO BE SO INVOLVED IS BECAUSE WE WANTED SOME CREATURE COMFORTS LIKE A/C, AND YOU KNOW, 1,000 HORSEPOWER, BUT IT'S NOT JUST GONNA BE A RADIATOR INSTALL. WE'VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WE'RE GONNA MOUNT OUR CONDENSER UP HERE, AND WE'VE GOT A BIG AIR TO AIR INTERCOOLER THAT NEEDS TO GO UP HERE AS WELL. THEN WE HAVE TO CONNECT ALL THE DOTS. SO PULL UP YOUR BOOT STRAPS, IT'S GONNA GET BUSY.

(TOMMY)>> NOW THE FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS GONNA BE INSTALLING OUR RADIATOR. WE'VE GOT THIS SETUP FROM SUMMIT RACING. NOW IF YOU'LL NOTICE, THE COOLING FINS ARE ALREADY MOUNTED ONTO IT, AND THAT'S GONNA SAVE US QUITE A BIT OF WORK CAUSE GETTING THEM TO LOOK THIS NICE MOUNTED UP CAN BE A LITTLE TEDIOUS. IT ALSO HAS THE COOLER FOR YOUR TRANSMISSION, AND THIS THING IS DIRECT BOLT IN FOR A '68 TO '77 CHEVELLE. SO INSTALLING THIS THING SHOULD BE CINCH. NOW WE'RE NOT GONNA HARD MOUNT ANYTHING YET WITH THIS RADIATOR. WE'RE JUST GONNA KIND OF SET IT IN PLACE BECAUSE WE'RE STILL GOT MOCK UP TO DO, MEANING WITH THE A/C CONDENSER AND THE INTERCOOLER. WE'RE ALSO GONNA HAVE TO RUN THE UPPER RADIATOR HOSE, AND OUR BOOST TUBE IF YOU WILL. SO IF WE HARD MOUNTED THIS THING AND MADE A BIG FANCY BRACKET, WELL WE MAY END UP HAVING TO CHANGE IT ALL.

(MARC)>> WE'LL GO AHEAD AND PLANT THE FORD RADIATOR SUPPORT BRACE, WHICH HOLDS THE HOOD LATCH AND SUPPORTS THE GRILL. THEN WE'LL SNEAK THE A/C CONDENSER IN FRONT OF THE RADIATOR. WELL NOW THAT WE'VE GOT OUR CONDENSER MOUNTED, THIS WOULD BE THE TIME WHERE WE WOULD INSTALL THIS TUBE HERE. THIS IS THE DISCHARGE TUBE, AND IT COMES FROM THE COMPRESSOR THROUGH THE RADIATOR SUPPORT ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE HERE, AND INTO THE TOP OF THE CONDENSER, AND THIS CAME WITH OUR A/C KIT, AND THAT'S FINE BECAUSE NORMALLY THE COMPRESSOR'S ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE OF THE CAR, BUT OUR COMPRESSOR'S ACTUALLY ON THE PASSENGER'S SIDE OF THE CAR BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A SUPERCHARGER ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE. SO WE DON'T WANT TO COME ALL THE WAY OVER HERE AND THEN BACK OVER WITH THE HOSE. WE WANT TO KEEP EVERYTHING ON THE PASSENGER SIDE. SO ALL WE REALLY NEED TO DO IS CONNECT THE DOTS BETWEEN OUR COMPRESSOR HERE, AND OUR CONDENSER HERE IN FRONT OF THE RADIATOR SUPPORT AT THE TOP. SO WE'RE GONNA JUST MAKE A HOSE FOR THAT LATER ON, BUT WE'RE NOT GONNA DO THAT NOW BECAUSE WE'VE GOT SOME OTHER THINGS WE NEED TO DO FIRST. WE'VE GOT TO MOUNT AN INTERCOOLER HERE AND GET ALL THE BIG TUBING THROUGH, AND THEN WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHERE THAT LINE'S GONNA GO. WELL NOW IT'S TIME FOR US TO START THINKING ABOUT MOUNTING OUR INTERCOOLER. THIS IS ACTUALLY JUST A GENERIC INTERCOOLER THAT CAME WITH THIS SUPERCHARGER KIT. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE INTERCOOLER THAT THEY USED DOWN IN ENGINE POWER TO DYNO OUR ENGINE. NOW WE KNOW THIS IS GONNA BE BIG ENOUGH TO MAKE THE POWER BUT WE DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GONNA FIT, AND IF YOU LOOK AT SOMETHING LIKE THIS, IF WE DIDN'T HAVE OUR A/C CONDENSER THERE AND THAT DRIER IN THE WAY THIS THING WOULD PROBABLY WORK JUST FINE, BUT IF WE MOVE IT DOWN HERE TO FIT IT'S JUST GONNA COME IN AND GET IN THE WAY OF OUR LEFT HAND HEADLIGHT BUCKET, AND WE CAN'T NOTCH OUT OUR HEADLIGHTS. SO WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT. SO WE'VE COME UP WITH THIS ONE HERE. NOW THIS IS ANOTHER AIR TO AIR INTERCOOLER THAT PROCHARGER MAKES. THIS IS ACTUALLY FOR A LATE MODEL MUSTANG. IT ACTUALLY SOLVES THE PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE WITH OUR DRIER THERE, BUT THE NEW PROBLEM IS THIS IS ACTUALLY WHERE OUR HOOD LATCH GOES. SO IF WE WERE GONNA GO WITH THIS ONE WELL WE'D HAVE TO ELIMINATE OUR HOOD LATCH AND GO WITH HOOD PINS.

(TOMMY)>> BUT WE DON'T REALLY WANT TO SACRIFICE THE SAFETY OF THIS GOOD LATCH. SO WE ORDERED UP ANOTHER INTERCOOLER. NOW WE'RE SURE WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DO A LITTLE BIT OF MODIFYING ON THAT, BUT LET'S JUST SEE IF IT ALL FITS. WE DON'T WANT THE INTERCOOLER HANGING ANY LOWER THAN THE BOTTOM OF THE RADIATOR SUPPORT. SO I GOT THESE BOXES AND A COUPLE OF BOARDS TO GIVE ME SOMETHING TO SET IT ON. NOW WITH THAT IN PLACE, OUR HOOD LATCH WILL SIT SOMEWHERE ABOUT RIGHT HERE. NOW OBVIOUSLY IT ISN'T GONNA WORK BECAUSE ALL THIS ARM IS HANGING DOWN TOO LOW, BUT IF WE CUT IT OFF AND THEN REWORK THE ARM IT'LL PROBABLY ALL WORK FOR US.

WELL IT LOOKS LIKE WE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF WIGGLE ROOM DOWN HERE. NOW WE'RE DEFINITELY GONNA HAVE TO MAKE ANOTHER ARM SO THAT WE CAN RELEASE THE HOOD, BUT NOW IT'S TIME TO MAKE SOME BRACKETS AND MAKE THIS THING PERMANENT.

(NARRATOR)>> UP NEXT WE'LL SHOW YOU THE STEP BY STEP BRACKET BUILDING TO MOUNT THAT PESKY INTERCOOLER FOR BIG POWER!

(TOMMY)>> HEY WELCOME BACK EVERYBODY. WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF MOUNTING OUR INTERCOOLER, AND DOWN HERE ON THE BOTTOM WE'VE ALREADY GOT THE BRACKET FABBED UP. IT'S PRETTY MUCH A LITTLE "T" SHAPE PIECE OF ALUMINUM, IT'S MADE OUT OF EIGHTH INCH PLATE, AND IT SHOULD DO JUST FINE. NOW WE'RE GONNA SET THIS UP HERE, AND UP HERE ON THE TOP IT'S GONNA TAKE A LITTLE BIT MORE FABRICATION. MARC'S GOT IT FIGURED OUT. Y'ALL GO CHECK HIM OUT.

(MARC)>> SO LIKE TOMMY SAID, WE'VE GOT TO GET A COUPLE OF UPPER BRACKETS MADE TO HOLD THAT INTERCOOLER IN PLACE, AND I ACTUALLY MADE ONE ALREADY, BUT INSTEAD OF JUST COPYING THIS ONE, WHAT I DECIDED TO DO WAS GO AHEAD AND MAKE THIS ONE FROM SCRATCH SO I CAN SHOW YOU HOW I MADE THAT OTHER ONE. THIS PIECE RIGHT HERE, THIS IS THE TAB THAT MOUNTS TO THE UPPER RADIATOR SUPPORT. NOW I WANT THAT TO BE SEVENEIGHTHS OF AN INCH. SO I'M JUST GONNA TAKE THIS HERE, HAND MARK SEVENEIGHTHS OF AN INCH.

OKAY THIS TAB IS ACTUALLY TWO INCHES BY TWO INCHES. SO I'M GONNA GO AHEAD AND MAKE THE MARKS FOR THAT.

THAT'S WHERE MY BEND'S GONNA BE. NOW I NEED TO MARK OVER WHERE MY CUT'S GONNA BE. SO THIS IS GONNA BE MY TAB, AND THIS IS GONNA GET DISCARDED. WELL MY NEXT MOVE IS TO CONNECT THE DOTS BETWEEN HERE AND HERE, BUT I DON'T WANT TO JUST MAKE A STRAIGHT LINE. I WANT IT TO KIND OF CURVE TO LOOK REALLY NICE, AND I'M GONNA PUNCH A COUPLE OF HOLES IN HERE AS WELL. SO WHAT I'M GONNA DO IS HAND DRAW MY LINE FIRST, AND THEN I'LL FIGURE OUT WHERE I'M GONNA PUT MY HOLES. LET'S SEE HOW CLOSE THAT IS. WELL IT LOOKS LIKE THE SAME HAND DREW BOTH, HOW ABOUT THAT? [ saw cutting metal ]

(MARC)>> WELL I WANT TO GO AHEAD AND GET MY HOLES DRILLED NEXT, AND THEN BEND MY EDGES UP BEFORE I DO THE DIMPLE DYE, BUT I WANT TO USE THESE TO FIGURE OUT WHERE MY HOLES ARE GONNA GO AND MAKE SOME MARKS. I'M GONNA USE THIS DYE HERE TO FIGURE OUT WHERE I WANT MY HOLE TO BE, AND KIND OF SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EDGES HERE. THAT LOOKS GOOD RIGHT THERE.

PUT THIS SMALLER ONE RIGHT HERE.

WE'LL TAKE OUR BRACKET AND PUT IT IN THE BREAK. WE'LL NEED TO PUT A SLIGHT BEND IN IT TO GET THE ANGLE RIGHT FOR ATTACHMENT. THEN WE'LL FLIP HER AROUND AND PUT A 90 DEGREE BEND ON THE OTHER SIDE, WHICH ATTACHES TO THE TOP OF THE INTERCOOLER.

WITH OUR HOLES DRILLED, WE'LL GRAB OUR DIMPLE DYES AND MAKE THE DIMPLES ON OUR BRACKET.

LET'S SEE HOW THIS THING FITS. THAT LOOKS NICE. SO ALL WE NEED TO DO NOW IS DRILL SOME HOLES, GET IT BOLTED IN PLACE, AND THEN WE CAN JUST CLEAN UP THE EDGES HERE AND MAYBE GIVE THESE THINGS A COAT OF BLACK PAINT.

(TOMMY)>> HEY Y'ALL, WE'RE GONNA SLOW DOWN JUST A BIT AND DO WHAT I'M GONNA CALL IS A LINE TECH. WE GOT AN EMAIL FROM A GUY OUT OF MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA. HIS NAME'S "RT", AND HE DRIVES A CAMARO, BUT WE'RE NOT GONNA JUDGE HIM FOR THAT. HE BOUGHT A PIECE OF BRAKE LINE AND CUT IT, AND NOW HE CAN'T GET IT TO SEAL. SO WE'RE GONNA SHOW YOU THE PROPER WAY TO DO IT. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE A HACKSAW AT HOME, AND YOU CAN USE IT BUT IT TAKES A BIT OF FINESSE. NOW DOING IT THIS WAY CREATES A COUPLE OF ISSUES. IF YOU NOTICE ALL THESE LITTLE BURRS ON HERE, WELL YOU'VE GOT TO GET RID OF THOSE, AND SECOND, IT'S REALLY DIFFICULT TO CUT IT TRUE. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO SEE THAT IT'S KIND OF WONKY'ED UP, BUT YOU CAN FIX THAT BUT IT TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF HAND JIVING WITH A FLAT FILE. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS REMOVE ALL THOSE GNARLY BURRS THAT THE SAW LEFT. THEN YOU GET THE LITTLE BURRS HERE ON THE INSIDE. SOMETIMES YOU CAN TAKE THE FLAT FILE, SPIN IT AROUND, AND CREATE A LOT MORE OF THEM. THAT DIDN'T WORK, SO WE'RE GONNA GRAB THIS ROUND FILE AND TRY TO KNOCK OUT THE BURRS. THAT'S A LITTLE BETTER, LET'S BLOW THAT TUBE OUT.

NOW YOU'VE SEE WHAT KIND OF ISSUES THAT THING CAUSED. NOW IF YOU JUST BUY YOU ONE OF THESE SIMPLE TUBING CUTTERS YOU AIN'T GONNA RUN INTO ALL THAT. NOW JUST SLIDE THIS THING ON IN YOUR DESIGNATED AREA, CINCH HER DOWN JUST A BIT, AND THEN SPIN IT AROUND. NOW YOU DON'T WANT TO GET TOO CARRIED AWAY AND TRY TO CUT IT IN ONE PASS CAUSE YOU CAN ACTUALLY DISTORT THE TUBE. WHAT YOU'LL DO IS AS YOU SPIN IT AROUND YOU'LL FEEL IT GET REAL FREE. SEE HOW EASY IT IS TURNING AROUND THERE? THAT'S HOW YOU KNOW THAT YOU NEED TO PUT A LITTLE MORE PRESSURE ON IT.

SEE HOW NICE AND NEAT THAT LOOKS? YOU DON'T HAVE ALL THEM BURRS AND STUFF YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH, AND YOU'RE PRETTY MUCH READY TO START FLARING FROM THERE. NOW OFTEN TIMES WHENEVER YOU'RE DOING WORK LIKE THIS YOU'RE TRYING TO SAVE AS MUCH MATERIAL AS POSSIBLE WHENEVER YOU'RE DOING A SPLICE, AND THIS COOL LITTLE CUTTER HAS A FEATURE IN IT THAT CAN HELP YOU DO THAT. IF YOU LOOK AT THE ROLLERS ON THIS THING IT'S GOT A GROOVE CUT IN THEM THAT ALLOW YOU TO CUT RIGHT UP AGAINST THAT FLARE, ONLY REMOVING JUST THE TIP. NOW NOT ALL CUTTERS HAVE THIS GROOVE, AND IF YOURS DOESN'T, WELL IT'S GONNA PUSH YOUR CUT ALL THE WAY OUT TO HERE. SO YOU MIGHT LOOK FOR THAT FEATURE JUST IN CASE YOU NEED IT. NOW THAT PRETTY MUCH COVERS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW WHENEVER IT COMES TO CUTTING TUBING, BUT WHENEVER IT COMES TO FLARING THERE'S 37 DEGREE, 45 DEGREE, SINGLE FLARE, DOUBLE FLARE. SO THAT MEANS WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO DO ANOTHER TECH TIP. SO YOU GUYS COME BACK AND SEE US.

(NARRATOR)>> STICK AROUND, LATER ON WE'LL SHOW YOU HOW TO CUT A RUN OUT OF CLEAR COAT.

(TOMMY)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK. WELL WE'RE MAKING SOME PRETTY GOOD PROGRESS ON THE FRONT END OF OUR CHEVELLE. WE GOT THE INTERCOOLER, THE A/C CONDENSER, AND THE RADIATOR WHERE THEY'RE GONNA BE LIVING. NOW THE NEXT STEP WOULD BE RUNNING SOME OF THIS PLUMBING, BUT BEFORE WE GET TOO CARRIED AWAY WITH THAT WE'RE GONNA GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF TIPS. JUST IN CASE YOU'RE DOING THIS TYPE OF THING AT HOME, IT MIGHT SAVE YOU SOME EFFORT AND SOME TROUBLES DOWN THE ROAD. NOW IT'S VERY COMMON TO SEE GUYS USE TUBING LIKE THIS WITH A COUPLER, AND THEY JUST PUT THEM TOGETHER, AND THEN PUT A COUPLE OF CLAMPS ON IT. THE PROBLEM WITH THAT IS IF YOU'RE RUNNING A HIGH BOOST APPLICATION WELL THE BOOST PRESSURE CAN ACTUALLY OVERRIDE THE CLAMPING FORCE OF THE SEAL AND PUSH EVERYTHING APART. NOW LET ME SHOW YOU A WAY TO HELP PREVENT THAT. WE'VE GOT THIS COOL LITTLE TOOL FROM VIBRANT PERFORMANCE, AND IT'S LIKE A LITTLE BABY BEAD ROLLER, AND IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE TO USE. YOU JUST SIMPLY PUT YOUR TUBING IN THERE, PUT A LITTLE BIT OF PRESSURE ON IT, AND THEN GET TO CRANKING. NOW AS YOU'RE CRANKING YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE TO PAY ATTENTION RIGHT HERE AND KEEP EVERYTHING NICE AND TIGHT UP AGAINST THIS SURFACE. IF IT PULLS BACK SOME IT'S GONNA GET A LITTLE WONKY ON YOU.

NOW THAT WE MADE ONE PASS, CRANK A LITTLE PRESSURE ON IT, THEN A LITTLE MORE.

THERE WE GO!

THIS LITTLE LIP HERE, WHAT IT DOES IS WHENEVER YOU PUT THAT CLAMP ON THERE AND CINCH IT DOWN, WELL IT CHANGES THE TWO DIAMETERS, AND IT KEEPS EVERYTHING HAPPY AND WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE. NOW IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE OF THEM FANCY TOOLS I HAVE, TAKING A WELDER AND PUT A COUPLE OF TACKS HERE AND THERE, AND THAT HELPS IN A PINCH, BUT IT'S NOT AS NICE AS THIS PIECE. GOT ANOTHER LITTLE TIP FOR YOU. REGULAR OLE CLAMP, NO SAYS I. WE ACTUALLY CUT A HOLE IN HERE AND IT'S FOR A PURPOSE. WHENEVER YOU'RE TRYING TO JOIN TWO PIECES OF METAL LIKE THIS SOMETIMES YOU NEED MORE THAN ONE HAND. USE ONE OF THESE AND IT CAN SAVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF WORK. CHANGE THAT NUT FROM A LOCK NUT TO A STANDARD REGULAR NUT, AND YOU CAN RUN THAT THING DOWN. IT GIVES YOU ADJUSTABILITY, HOLDS IT IN PLACE, AND YOU CAN WELD IT.

(MARC)>> HEY TOMMY, I GOT A TIP FOR YOU. WHY DON'T YOU QUIT YACKING OVER THERE AND GET OVER HERE AND HELP ME DO SOME OF THIS TUBING? [ pipe clanging on the floor ]

(MARC)>> WELL WE DIDN'T GET EVERYTHING DONE THAT WE WERE GONNA DO TODAY, BUT WE MADE QUITE A BIT OF HEADWAY, AND HOPEFULLY BY THE NEXT TIME YOU SEE THIS THING TOMMY WILL HAVE FINISHED ALL THIS PLUMBING. ME, I'M GONNA GO ORDER ANOTHER 90.

(TOMMY)>> YOU GUYS KNOW THAT THE BUILD UP OF SLUDGE AND VARNISH INSIDE YOUR ENGINE CAN ROB YOU OF PERFORMANCE AND FUEL ECONOMY. YOU CAN RUN INTO THINGS LIKE STICKY VALVES AND PISTON RINGS, POOR OIL CIRCULATION, AND A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER STUFF. WELL THIS MOTOR MEDIC MOTOR FLUSH WILL KNOCK OUT THAT NASTY SLUDGE AND VARNISH IN FIVE MINUTES. YOU SIMPLY POOR IT IN THE CRANK CASE. THEN LET THE ENGINE IDLE FOR FIVE MINUTES TO CLEAN OUT THOSE DEPOSITS. AFTER THAT CHANGE YOUR OIL, ALONG WITH THE FILTER, AND YOU'LL BE GOOD TO GO. MOTOR MEDIC IS MADE BY THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE GUNK ENGINE CLEANER AND DEGREASER. SO YOU KNOW THAT IT WORKS.

(NARRATOR)>> NEXT UP, HOW TO FIX A BIG OLE DRIP IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR CLEAR COAT.

(TOMMY)>> HEY Y'ALL, WE'RE GONNA SHIFT GEARS JUST A BIT ON OUR CHEVELLE AND JUMP OVER HERE ON THE HOOD. NOW I GUESS YOU COULD SAY WHENEVER I WAS SPRAYING ON THE CLEAR THIS THING KINDA GOT IN THE MOOD AND GOT ME ONE OF THOSE FLOW INDICATORS, OR RUN IF YOU WILL. SO TODAY WE'RE GONNA SHOW YOU HOW TO CUT THAT THING OUT. NOW THIS ISN'T A HUGE RUN RIGHT HERE, BUT WHENEVER I DRAG THAT CUTTER ACROSS IT HERE IN MOMENT YOU'LL DEFINITELY BE ABLE TO SEE IT. WHILE UP HERE ON THE FRONT LEADING EDGE OF THE HOOD, WELL THAT RUN ALMOST DRIPPED INTO THE FLOOR. THE FIRST TOOL THAT WE'RE GONNA USE IS PRETTY COMPLEX. IT'S A SIMPLE RAZOR BLADE, AND WHAT I'M GONNA DO IS STAND IT UP AND DRAG IT ACROSS IT, AND THAT'S SLOWLY GONNA CUT THE MOUNTAINS OFF IF YOU WILL, AND FIX OUR PROBLEM. DRAGGING THIS THING ACROSS HERE, YOU WANT TO LEAN IT FORWARD JUST A BIT. YOU DON'T WANT TO DO IT THIS WAY CAUSE THAT'LL CAUSE IT TO DIG INTO IT. YOU'RE JUST TRYING TO SKIM OVER THE TOP. ALSO YOU DON'T WANT TO SET THIS DOWN REAL HARD ON EITHER SIDE OF IT. KINDA, IF YOU WERE GETTING IN A HURRY, CAUSE IF YOU'RE CHOMPING IT DOWN LIKE THAT, THAT BLADE BEING SHARP CAN ACTUALLY GOUGE INTO THE PAINT.

THERE IT IS! NOW UP HERE ON THIS FRONT EDGE IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT STORY. WE'RE GONNA TAKE THE RAZOR BLADE AND KINDA CUT OFF THESE BIG PIECES, BUT SINCE THIS IS JUST A REAL THIN SPOT WE'RE GONNA COME BACK WITH A SANDING BLOCK TO REPAIR MOST OF IT. NOW WE'RE GONNA START SANDING UP HERE TO FINAL SHAPING ALL THIS STUFF UP NICE AND PRETTY. NOW WHEN YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO USE A SOFT BLOCK LIKE THIS ONE HERE CAUSE IF YOU NOTICE, IT'S FORMING TO THE WHOLE LIP AND WE'RE JUST TRYING TO SAND THAT HUMP OUT. SO WHAT YOU WANT TO USE IS A HARD BLOCK. THAT WAY YOU CAN CONTROL WHERE YOU'RE SANDING PRECISELY. YOU'RE JUST TRYING TO SAND IT FLAT.

NOW UP HERE ON THE TOP WE'VE SCRAPPED IT FLAT BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING'S NICE AND FLAT WITH THIS RUBBER BLOCK. NOW WE'RE GONNA DO THIS TO THE WHOLE HOOD, BUT THAT'S GONNA BE A LITTLE LATER DOWN THE ROAD BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BORE YOU WITH ALL THAT. SO WE'LL DO JUST A SECTION RIGHT HERE TO SHOW YOU THE PROCESS. WHENEVER YOU GO TO SANDING YOU WANT TO KEEP THE BLOCK MOVING, AND ALSO PAY ATTENTION TO THE SOUND THAT IT MAKES. SOMETIMES WHENEVER YOU GO TO SANDING YOU'LL HEAR THIS FUNNY LITTLE RIPPLE KIND OF NOISE, AND OFTEN TIMES WHAT THAT IS IS A PIECE OF TRASH UNDER THE BOTTOM OF THE SAND PAPER BETWEEN IT AND THE PAINT. WE'RE PRETTY GOOD THERE, LET'S CHANGE PAPER GRITS.

NOW UP HERE ON THIS FRONT EDGE WE'RE JUST GONNA SAND IT BY HAND. THERE'S NO NEED TO USE THE HARD BLOCK TO DO THIS SANDING BECAUSE WE ALREADY HAVE IT FLAT. WE'RE JUST TRYING TO MOVE OUR SCRATCHES FROM 800 TO 1,500 SO THAT WE CAN BUFF.

NOW WE GET TO RUB ON IT TO SEE HOW WELL WE DID. NOW WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF COMPOUNDS THAT WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO USE, AND OUR BUFFER OF COURSE. NOW IT'S TIME TO SLING SOME MATERIAL.

WE'VE SHOWN YOU HOW TO BUFF BEFORE. JUST KEEP THIS THING MOVING AND USE MEDIUM TO LIGHT PRESSURE ON IT. WE'LL SMOOTH IT DOWN, AND WE CAN STEP OVER TO THE FRONT LIP. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION HERE AND USE SLOW RPM'S TO KEEP FROM BURNING THROUGH.

NOW WE CAN SWAP OVER TO THE POLISH PAD AND USE THE SAME TECHNIQUES YOU DID EARLIER TO GET THAT SUCKER NICE AND SHINY. THE COMPOUND WE'RE USING STAYS WET FOR A GOOD WHILE, WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO WORK THE SHINE BACK UP. YOU DON'T WANT IT TO DRY OUT. THAT CAN LEAD TO SWIRL MARKS, OR EVEN WORSE, RUBBING THROUGH THE CLEAR.

WITH IT BUFFED OUT, SHE'S NICE AND SMOOTH. WELL YOU SEE, IT WASN'T THAT HARD, IT DIDN'T TAKE THAT MANY TOOLS, BUT IT LOOKS A WHOLE LOT BETTER. I'VE STILL GOT A WHOLE LOT MORE WORK TO DO.

(MARC)>> IF YOU'VE GOT A LATE MODEL CHARGER THAT YOU LIKE TO TAKE TO THE TRACK ON SATURDAY BUT USE IT AS YOUR DAILY DRIVER DURING THE WEEK THEN YOU WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT SOME BRAKES THAT CAN HANDLE BOTH YOUR WEEKENDS AND THAT COMMUTE. EBC OFFERS THIS STAGE SIX TRACK DAY KIT THAT WILL LET YOU STOP ON A DIME WHETHER YOU'RE ON OR OFF THE TRACK. THE ROTORS FEATURE A GEOMET COATING THAT LOOKS GREAT AND PREVENTS CORROSION, WHILE THE HIGH FRICTION METALLIC PADS WILL DO THE WORK TO GET YOU SLOWED DOWN. THESE ARE GOOD FOR BOTH HIGH PERFORMANCE AND A LONG SERVICE LIFE. WELL THAT'S ALL THE TIME WE HAVE FOR TODAY FOLKS. SO UNTIL NEXT TIME IF YOU CAN'T FIND'EM, GRIND'EM.
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