I had pointed out that I rebuild the drive train from the radiator all the way back to the pumpkin and wanted to write a review of the two main components of that piece of the restoration. I decided to go with the B&M Strip and Street transmission for my build because is uses the same TH350 case that was originally in the vehicle. I have done restorations in the past where new mounts had to be welded on for bigger transmissions and they all were a very big headache. The B&M 113001 is a direct replacement.. with a kick. The externals may be the same but the internals are built with a shift kit to improve shift points for greater performance. The stock throttle position cable may still fit but I needed to purchase an adjustable kickdown cable as I replaced the engine, carb, and intake at the same time. The transmission also has a 6 inch tailshaft with high quality seals. The trans comes complete with a chrome fluid pan to give your ride a little shine from underneath.
Flitz! Yes before I go any further, this is the same polish used on firearms but the polishing properties of this products are unmatched by even the big brand name car care products. I have used this product for years on windshields, glass and plastic headlights, as well as taillights. Now Flitz makes a kit that comes complete with a microfiber buffing ball which can be placed on any drill! Don’t replace your headlights, which can cost over $100, before you try this product.
A quality wax is only as good as the cloth used to take it off. Why ruin your finish with something that will just leave dreaded swirl marks in your paint? This mitt will remove all excess wax as well as buff at the same time. On top of that, the microfiber will not leave scratches in the clear coat! A must have for darker colored finishes.
As a note, the wax needs to be fully dry before it is removed. Trying to take off wax with this mitt that is not completely dry will result in beading up of the wax on the mitt. Allowing time for the wax to completely dry will help produce stunning results with this product.
This kit is a great all in one package for car enthusiasts. All of the basics are included such as a quality wax, automotive car wash, tire shine, and more. This is also a great value as buying all of these items individually would cost about $100. I have personally used this kit to obtain stunning results on my vehicle using the techniques outlined on the Application Methods section of this site.
Have you ever wanted your car, truck, or bike to shine as if it was on a platform being sold at Barrett-Jackson? Believe it or not, putting a quality shine on your favorite cruiser is just a matter of picking the right product and using the correct application technique.