Part 2 of the Henry Project. Every project needs a heart, a soul. Henry's is a 350 Chevy small block and below you'll find his story. According to the casting number, this is a replacement crate engine used from 1969-79 in many car and truck applications. This particular gem came from my father-in-law who had it sitting … Continue reading In the Garage: Henry’s New Engine
In the Garage: Henry’s First Drive
When I bought Henry, I drove him to the school (Crown School of Trades and Technology) and parked him for a while. I did a little research and got a few parts to get him (at least a little) roadworthy. As I said in the last post about Henry, he'd lived a very hard life, and … Continue reading In the Garage: Henry’s First Drive
Back in the day of cast iron heads and engine blocks, stripped bolts were not a super common concern. Now with all aluminum engines in an all-out quest for weight reduction, we're seeing more and more stripped and broken head bolts. A couple of common occurrences that I've seen recently come from a 2.4 Toyota engine … Continue reading Broken/Stripped Bolts
Chevy S10 4.3 No Start
Starter Relay wiring Red - 12V constant Black - ground Purple - starter feed Yellow - control signal (ignition switch) We had a '95 Chevy S10 towed in to the shop for a no start the other day, and I started with the usual; checked the battery cables for tightness and corrosion, booster pack to … Continue reading Chevy S10 4.3 No Start
2014 Chevy Sonic Intake Boot
2014 Chevy Sonic 1.8 (non-turbo) Codes: P0101 MAF Sensor Flow, P0171 Bank 1 Lean Symptoms: Surging at idle, poor power, MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) on We had a fleet-owned 2014 Chevy Sonic 1.8 come into the shop the other day for an oil change and complaint of a MIL (Malfunction Indicator Light or check engine … Continue reading 2014 Chevy Sonic Intake Boot
New year, new look!
Exciting things are happening around the blog this year. I've been working on a new look, a new logo, and a lot of fresh new content (including a Service Station first: videos!) for you this year. Follow along as I work on projects like Henry (my '67 Chevy C10 pickup) and the Falcon (my '64 … Continue reading New year, new look!