This month's performance tech took us out to the Carb Shop in Ontario, California. The crew there helped us with a Holley rebuild about a year ago and while we were there, they told us about a number of other carbs that they are able to service. When we picked up our matching-numbers classic, we knew that we wanted everything refurbished, and that included our carb, so a return trip was needed as we wanted to maintain the value of our latest project.

When I pulled off the carburetor, I assumed that it was a Quadrajet-style carb, but in reality it was actually a four-barrel carb, which was the foundation to a current Edelbrock carb. We found that some of the parts were the same, as the design was hardly changed over the years.

In this tech, we took the four-barrel and resurrected it from the graveyard as OJ tore it down and completely fixed it, allowing us to get a few more years of service. Now follow along, as the carburetor experts crack it open and remanufacture this classic carburetor.

Tech Tip of The Month

Slick Mist

In this Issue of the Lowrider Garage "Tip of the Month" series, we discuss Lucas' Oil Products Slick Mist Tire & Trim Shine. This product is a treatment spray exclusively formulated by Lucas Oil to give your Tires and Trim a longer lasting "like-new" shine. You can also use Slick Mist Tire Shine to remove dull, grey oxidation from Bumpers, Tires, Plastics, or any Rubber and Vinyl Trim.

Key Benefits:

  • Great for Cars, Trucks,
  • Boats, and Airplanes
  • Shines and Protects in One
  • Easy Application
  • Over Spray Nota Problem
  • Water Based
  • Sling Resistant
  • Quick and Easy
  • UV Resistant
  • Long Lasting
  • Prevents Sidewall Blowout

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