Auto Ronnie


 

Auto Ronnie restores classic cars
with unmatched attention to detail

Drop by the shop and you never know
what suprises await you in his garage.
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Mon - Fri : 8 am - 6 pm
Phone : 301-831-3950

1968 Mercury Cougar Engine Bay and Disc Brakes

While attending one of many car shows with my 1963 Ford Falcon, a man approached me asking for advice on his Cougar project. While the car was in great overall condition, he was disappointed with the fact that he had not won any trophies. While looking the car over I didn’t understand why, the exterior was immaculate but the weak point was the engine bay. I recommended that he have a full detail of the engine and compartment to give the car that completed look.


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The first step was to dismantle the engine to clean and paint individual parts. With the engine out of the way it was a lot easier to repaint and detail the engine bay. The customer also wanted to upgrade the front brake system from drums to discs which was done at this time also.


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Shortly after returning the car to the customer, he sent me an email to thank me for helping him win 6 trophies. Congratulations Louis! This is also when I found out that the car was originally Sea Foam Green before having a frame and interior restoration done by VP Collision. They did such a thorough job that I never even noticed the color changeover while working in the engine bay and under the car.


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