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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Classic Car Restoration Project: Anthony’s ’68 Ford Mustang

Classic Car Restoration Project: Anthony’s ’68 Ford Mustang

Long-time customer, Anthony, brought his newly acquired 1968 Mustang to B&W Service Center with two goals: Improve the car braking system Inspect the rigid and noisy steering system An extensive inspection revealed that the ’68 Mustang, equipped with a powerful 351 V8 engine, needed a couple upgrades. In particular, our team recommended installing a Power Brake Conversion Unit and a new Steering Power Cylinder. Power Brake Conversion Unit. The car previously had a manual Disc Brakes System that was simply not cutting it any longer. Installing the Power Brake Conversion Unit solved the problem to satisfaction. Steering Power Cylinder. We found steering fluid leaking from the Steering Power Cylinder, making it difficult to pilot this ’68 Mustang. The new cylinder corrected the problem, allowing the vehicle to navigate turns with ease. Lastly, our technicians performed a full safety inspect ... read more

Car Maintenance Tip 4: Get The Best Fuel Economy

Car Maintenance Tip 4: Get The Best Fuel Economy

Want to know how to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to gas? With proper auto maintenance you can increase your fuel economy, saving you money and time spent at the pump. What to Watch For Make sure to keep the air filters clean. Dirt, dust and bugs can choke off the air, creating a “rich” mixture. This wastes gas and causes the engine to lose power. At each oil change, ask the technician to inspect your air filters as well. Torn, dirty, water or oil soaked filters should be replaced with clean ones, which can improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent. Seasonal temperature changes can cause tires to lose pressure, preventing your vehicle from getting maximum performance and mileage. Check tire pressure (including the spare) on a monthly basis. Fully-inflated tires can save you as much as three to five cents per gallon. Worn spark plugs sometimes cause the engine to lose power or misfire, wasti ... read more

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