Project 6: Engine Appearance Freshening
Applicable Years: C1, C2, C3
Skill level: 1 Wrench
Tools required: wire brushes, engine paint and disposable brush, steel wool, nitrile gloves, WD-40, compressed air, masking tape, misc. hand tools
Time required: 1-4 hours
Parts source: Paragon Reproductions

Over time your engine will acquire a coating of dirt, dust, road grime, and grease, and some parts will become discolored due to oxidation or gasoline/oil seepage. An hour or two (or three or four, if it's really bad) is time well-spent with the improvement you'll see when the job is done. So roll up your sleeves and let's get started.

Well, that wraps it up for this year's Weekend Projects issue. But, if you're like me, there are still plenty of other things that need to be done. See you same time next year!