Classic Resto Garage’s New Adventure.

For those who have been following me, you know that I have been put my business on hold since my father was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. He was diagnosed in June, 2016, so I put work on hold to take care of him. He passed away on September 21, 2016. It was the hardest thing I had to do my entire life. My father was healthy, and never spent more than a day in the hospital. He went from being healthy to dying in just a few short months. It has been a tuff healing process, but I later found something that turned into therapy for me. Both my father and I had a common interests in old things and cars. He was a collector of Automobilia, and had his share of some cool cars. His last three cars are a 2007 Ford GT Mustang, a 1961 Ford Ranchero, and a 1965 Corvette. So, I leased out a shop building to bring our common dreams to life.
Before filling the shop with all cool things automotive, I wanted it to have a feel of an old shop. With the help of my friend, Jeff Audia, that dream is becoming a reality. When you first walk in, you’ll be sent back in time. Have you ever been inside an old Texaco gas station? Me either. We have recreated a Texaco gas station inside the shop, and should have it completed by March. For the first year, I will be focusing primarily on personal projects, and will only service existing customer’s projects. If time permitting, I will take in a few small projects by appointment only. One of the personal projects will be restoring my father’s 1965 Corvette that he never got to really enjoy. Thanks for all your support.


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1952 Crosley Electrical Replacement – San Diego, California

Most of my electrical rewires I do are 12 volt, negative ground systems. This 1952 Crosely uses a 6 volt, positive ground design. The system is very simplistic, and was protected by only two fuses from the factory. Horns and headlights. The entire wiring harness can fit in one pocket. When thinking of the flow of electricity, you have to think backwards. Also, the voltage regulators have to be polarized when connecting the battery, because they do not know which direction the generators are spinning. I also bypassed power from the ammeter. They read direct current, and were not circuit protected. If they fail, they can catch fire, so they are omitted in modern electrical systems. The factory electrical in the Crosely used the ammeter as a power junction too, which made it ever more dangerous to leave it hooked up. For each circuit that was removed from it, I added a fused circuit. I added a modern ATO four fuse panel to protect the ignition, horns, headlights, and gauges.

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