Removal and Replacement of Engine

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Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches, engine hoist, engine stand or cradle, floor jack (if needed) Cost: if renting an engine hoist, expect to pay about $40 for a day’s use Tinware: heavy-duty chain and/or lifting plate Tip: If you pull the motor and trans out together as one unit, invest in a transmission tail […]

Installing a New Intake Manifold

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Installing a new intake manifold Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches, flat-blade and/or Phillips screwdriver, putty knife or scraper, torque wrench Tinware: aftermarket aluminum intake manifold, quality high performance intake gaskets, gasket sealer (silicone) Tip: Before final installation, double check the fit of your parts to make sure everything lines up and will work with […]

Front Lowering Springs and Shocks

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Tools: socket wrenches, rubber hammer, pry bar, pickle fork (ball joint removal tool), drill with bit for drilling steel, grease gun, grease. Tinware: front 1-1/2” lowering springs, KYB gas shock absorbers, tie rod ends and polyurethane bushings, upper and lower ball joints, shock mount retainers (if not included with shock kit). Tip: Always support lower […]

Timing Chain Removal and Replacement

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Tools: standard socket set, standard wrenches, crankshaft socket, breaker bar Tinware: new timing chain, new timing cover (optional), timing cover gasket, gasket sealer, oil pan gasket (optional) Tip: Before getting started, check out the clearance between the oil pan and the crossmember to see if there’s enough room to remove the pan. Performance gains: A […]

Differential Housing and Gear Set

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Inspection of differential housing and gear set Tools Needed: Standard socket set, flat-blade screwdriver, hammer or mallet. Tinware Needed: New gear oil, clean rags, a container to collect the old oil, and a new differential cover gasket. In this relatively brief “You Can Do It”, we’re going to cover how to inspect your car’s differential […]

Installing Valve Cover Gaskets and Studs

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Time: approximately 1 hour Tools: a pair of 3/8” boxed wrenches, putty knife, deep-sockets and socket wrench Tinware: valve cover gaskets, gasket placement glue, valve cover studs, Tip: When replacing your valve cover gaskets, it’s a good time to think about other similar upgrades such as valve covers, breathers, or plug wire retainers. Using a […]

Marina Blue

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At Eckler’s, we deal primarily with restoration and performance parts and accessories, so the subject of paint colors and codes doesn’t come up that often. But when it does, somehow Marina Blue always enters the conversation. It’s just one of those colors. I remember being at a big car show a few years back. It […]

1st Generation Camaro: Roof Rail and Cowl Weatherstripping Installation

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A simple and inexpensive way to tighten and seal up your Camaro is to replace the weatherstripping. This cowl and roof rail weather stripping will give a tight seal that cuts down on wind noise. Parts Needed: WS-4: 68-69 Roof rail weather strip with molded ends WS-100: 67-69 Hood to cowl seal WS-99: 67-69 Roof […]

Ram Air Modification For Your Gen 4 Camaro

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Tools you will need: Saw or Dremel Tool 200 plus grit sandpaper 10 mm socket ratchet 3″ extension Expect approximately 20-40 minute install time Purpose:  This modification will remove most of the bottom plastic on the bottom of the air box. This will decrease the air temperature significantly giving your car some extra horsepower and better […]

Fuel Door Mod for 4th Gen Camaro

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First off, you will need a fuel door off a 2000-2005 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Even though the door looks like it’s made of billet, it’s aluminum. It fits flush against the body of the car – it pops right in.
You’ll need some washers that are 1/4” – 3/8” OD, and make sure they fit the bolts […]

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