Homebrewed Hacks for Troublesome Repairs
Homebrewed hacks for troublesome repairs
Building and working on muscle cars is supposed to be fun. It often is
(it’s a hobby after all), but there are a few times when drudgery can set in. You just encounter things, big and small, that prove troublesome and can stop your build progress cold. Some tasks, if not performed correctly, can damage either the parts you’re working on or the car itself. In other instances, the only apparent solution is to take the component to an expert or specialist and have him perform the necessary work. That can be expensive. Been there, done that. What follows is a short list of problems and the solutions we’ve come up with that can make life a bit easier in the shop. Bottom line? You can do this stuff!
After allowing the molasses to work for several weeks, we think the result is rather remarkable. As you can see, the rubber section of the mount wasn’t affected by the molasses.
This comparison shows molasses rust removal on the left, commercial rust remover on the right. The molasses was actually superior to the commercial stuff.
What’s the magic rust removal elixir? Molasses that anyone can buy from a grocery store. We mixed it with hot water in a plastic ice cream bucket.
Our sample part was this rusty motor mount. As a side investigation, we also wanted to see if the molasses had any effect upon the rubber.