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Vintage Upgrades and Performance

Vintage Upgrades and Performance We are an auto restoration facility specializing in most domestic vehicles from 1955-1985.

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Found the coolant on the DZ302. Rocker studs had RTV on them instead of thread sealer. Two leaking on each head.
09/21/2022

Found the coolant on the DZ302. Rocker studs had RTV on them instead of thread sealer. Two leaking on each head.

Well, this should be fun.
08/17/2022

Well, this should be fun.

Bringing some 50 year old valve covers back to life.
05/20/2022

Bringing some 50 year old valve covers back to life.

"Has new wiring from front to back." Sure it does.
05/02/2022

"Has new wiring from front to back."
Sure it does.

Truck pulls to one side when braking. Think we figured out why.
04/21/2022

Truck pulls to one side when braking. Think we figured out why.

All cleaned up and ready for use. Any guesses to the car it belongs to?
04/14/2022

All cleaned up and ready for use. Any guesses to the car it belongs to?

"My 4x4 pickup broke down, can you send a wrecker?"
03/29/2022

"My 4x4 pickup broke down, can you send a wrecker?"

Spending Sunday building interiors.
03/27/2022

Spending Sunday building interiors.

Does anyone need part of a Superformance MKIII frame before it goes to the scrapyard?
03/26/2022

Does anyone need part of a Superformance MKIII frame before it goes to the scrapyard?

71 LTD. Ready for blasting.
03/02/2022

71 LTD. Ready for blasting.

The seatbelts needed to be replaced and carpet was dirty. It kind of just snowballed after that.
02/24/2022

The seatbelts needed to be replaced and carpet was dirty. It kind of just snowballed after that.

Replacing the crack-prone urethane bumper cover on the GTO with a fiberglass cap.
01/27/2022

Replacing the crack-prone urethane bumper cover on the GTO with a fiberglass cap.

Pace Edwards "Jackrabbit" bed cover on the 69. Fits great.
01/27/2022

Pace Edwards "Jackrabbit" bed cover on the 69. Fits great.

Holley EFI on a 468 Big Block Chevy
01/22/2022

Holley EFI on a 468 Big Block Chevy

Refurbished 1970 GT500 gauge cluster. Original build date of 1/3/69. That is the correct mileage.
01/21/2022

Refurbished 1970 GT500 gauge cluster. Original build date of 1/3/69. That is the correct mileage.

The entire front of this GTO was assembled with metric bolts using an impact wrench. Unfortunately,  the threads were no...
01/21/2022

The entire front of this GTO was assembled with metric bolts using an impact wrench. Unfortunately, the threads were not metric.

Autometer Shelby series gauges for a 67 Mustang fastback.
12/07/2021

Autometer Shelby series gauges for a 67 Mustang fastback.

Dakota Digital VHX gauges for a 68 Mustang coupe.
12/07/2021

Dakota Digital VHX gauges for a 68 Mustang coupe.

New Vintage USA gauges for a 70 Mach1
12/04/2021

New Vintage USA gauges for a 70 Mach1

Dakota Digital VHX gauges for a 70 Mach1
12/04/2021

Dakota Digital VHX gauges for a 70 Mach1

New bulbs and lens.
12/04/2021

New bulbs and lens.

Ever wondered why older cars have clear dash light bulbs, but the lighting has a green tint? Regardless, here is the ans...
12/03/2021

Ever wondered why older cars have clear dash light bulbs, but the lighting has a green tint? Regardless, here is the answer. The backside of the gauges and the gauge cover are painted green.

For those of you with a 70s or 80s GM car, this might be of interest. Trico makes a replacement windshield washer pump t...
12/02/2021

For those of you with a 70s or 80s GM car, this might be of interest. Trico makes a replacement windshield washer pump that does away with the stock, mechanical unit. Looks a little different, but bolts right on.

We have a 429-460 mockup block for sale. $300, local pickup. Will ship (30lbs.)
12/02/2021

We have a 429-460 mockup block for sale. $300, local pickup. Will ship (30lbs.)

Offshore parts strike again!
10/27/2021

Offshore parts strike again!

Found this in the trunk of a 63 Dart.
10/23/2021

Found this in the trunk of a 63 Dart.

Busy day.
08/25/2021

Busy day.

After waiting for months on wheels and tires, it is finally sitting on the ground.
08/25/2021

After waiting for months on wheels and tires, it is finally sitting on the ground.

I have had many animal cross my path at work, some even follow me. This was a new one.
05/21/2021

I have had many animal cross my path at work, some even follow me. This was a new one.

New rear end for the C10 tucking 31x18-15 Mickey Thompsons.
05/12/2021

New rear end for the C10 tucking 31x18-15 Mickey Thompsons.

Does anyone need these? 17x9.5. They have some repairs and need to be refurbished. $40
04/16/2021

Does anyone need these? 17x9.5. They have some repairs and need to be refurbished. $40

This is not a sound deadening or insulating product for your car.
04/13/2021

This is not a sound deadening or insulating product for your car.

Anyone looking for a Caprice parts car? Dash and front end are in great condition.
04/13/2021

Anyone looking for a Caprice parts car? Dash and front end are in great condition.

Paint is cracking. I think we figured out why.
03/28/2021

Paint is cracking. I think we figured out why.

This a brake light switch from an eBay disc brake kit. Under panic braking, it cracked and blew brake fluid all over the...
03/13/2021

This a brake light switch from an eBay disc brake kit. Under panic braking, it cracked and blew brake fluid all over the engine and exhaust. Be careful what you buy.

283 for a 64 Impala
10/21/2020

283 for a 64 Impala

56 Cadillac V8
10/16/2020

56 Cadillac V8

We don't see this very often. The transmission cooler uses engine coolant.
10/16/2020

We don't see this very often. The transmission cooler uses engine coolant.

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4125 Wilson Road
Humble, TX
77396

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 9am - 3pm
Friday 9am - 3pm

Telephone

(281) 441-4623

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Something keeps denting the air cleaner.
Found the coolant on the DZ302. Rocker studs had RTV on them instead of thread sealer. Two leaking on each head.
Well, this should be fun.
Bringing some 50 year old valve covers back to life.
"Has new wiring from front to back."
Sure it does.
Truck pulls to one side when braking. Think we figured out why.
All cleaned up and ready for use. Any guesses to the car it belongs to?
It is alive!
"My 4x4 pickup broke down, can you send a wrecker?"
Spending Sunday building interiors.
Does anyone need part of a Superformance MKIII frame before it goes to the scrapyard?
71 LTD. Ready for blasting.
The seatbelts needed to be replaced and carpet was dirty. It kind of just snowballed after that.
Replacing the crack-prone urethane bumper cover on the GTO with a fiberglass cap.
Pace Edwards "Jackrabbit" bed cover on the 69. Fits great.
Holley EFI on a 468 Big Block Chevy
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