Make a lean, mean, racing machine out of your old clunker so that you have a good shot at winning the next, local demolition derby. A few simple adjustments and repairs will help make this possible. The following tips will help you.
Adjust The Choke
If your car has an automatic choke, switch it out for one that is manual. By doing so, you won’t have to worry about your car stalling out if it gets hit. If you don’t want to sink a lot of money into this upgrade, you can wire the existing carburetor so that it stays open. Another option that may make your car faster during the competition is to exchange your existing carburetor for one that is larger. This will require changing the intake manifold.
Change The Fan
Older cars have mechanical fans that assist with keeping the engine cool. Running one can use up some of the horsepower, making your car operate at slower speeds. Consider purchasing an aftermarket electric fan to replace the original one with. You can purchase one for a small fee and will appreciate how much faster your car goes once it has been installed. The original fan will need to be unbolted with the assistance of a socket set. Once the new one is installed, it can be mounted to the radiator with brackets.
Remove Unnecessary Wiring
Any unnecessary wiring can be removed so that you don’t risk having your car shut off if one them is damaged during the derby. Of course, you will need to leave a wire that runs to the starter, coil, and alternator. Have a mechanic assist you with completing this job if you are not electrically inclined. Once the job has been completed, you will be able to drive with confidence and not have to worry about holding back when other cars approach yours.
Add Some Paint And A Design
One last thing to do that will allow your car to stand out is to give it a sharp appearance. Purchase some inexpensive spray paint that is brightly colored. After adding a couple coats to the body, make a stencil out of cardboard and place it on the sides of your car. Fill the outline in with a different color of paint that contrasts with the other colors on the car. Once the demolition derby begins, your vehicle will stand out and make a lasting impression.


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