• How to Build a Custom Pneumatic Workbench using Eastwood tools

    If you're a motorhead it's in your blood to always be building, tinkering, and improving upon mechanical things. Eastwood product manager Mark R. is no different, but he likes to take things to the extreme sometimes. Recently Mark built a new garage and was building the shop with new work benches that allowed him to maximize the usable space he had in shop....  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Powder Coating Aluminum and other Cast Parts

    Larger cast aluminum parts like transmission cases, cylinder heads, engine blocks, etc. can be difficult to get the current to pass through when powder coating a cold part and poor powder adhesion can be the result....  Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Electroplating Safety

    When electroplating any piece of metal in your workspace, it is absolutely important that you exercise safety and take the proper precautions to avoid any kind of injury.   Click Here To Read Full Post...
  • Your First Resto Project—A Rolls Royce?

    1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

    Let's say you're a young adult interested in learning how to restore cars as a career. So you sign up for the two-year automotive restoration technology major at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.

    You walk in for the first class in January, for the Spring 2013 semester, and what ready-to-be-restored automobile do you see in front of you? How about a 1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow?

    You think to yourself, "This is gonna be good!"

    The Rolls-Royce Foundation has agreed to provide one car at a time, as available, for Penn College students to restore in the School of Transportation Technology’s automotive restoration labs. They've also started a “building to endowed” scholarship to provide financial support to select students in the associate-degree major.

    Faculty will also have the opportunity to attend training seminars offered by the Rolls-Royce Foundation for its members, and faculty members and select students will be able to attend monthly meetings at which members work on museum and member cars.

    Charles Jensik, chairman of the Rolls-Royce Foundation Board of Directors, said, “The complexity with elegance that is prevalent in these cars makes them engineering marvels, and hopefully will spark the interest and challenge that will last a lifetime.”

    The collaboration’s initial vehicle is a red, four-door Salon, representing the part played by Rolls-Royce in the history of the automobile and the role of the Silver Shadow in overall Rolls-Royce production. The Silver Shadow was produced from 1965-77, with approximately 16,700 standard Salons constructed.

    If you'd like to find out more about this program for yourself or someone you know, please click here.

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  • West Coast Report 42st Edition by John Gilbert

    Welcome to the 42nd edition of West Coast Eastwood’s West Coast Report. This time around the focus will be on Hot August Nights held in Reno, Nevada. HAN as it’s often abbreviated is one of the most expansive events a participant can attend and consequently an absolute nightmare for journalists attempting to cover it all.   Click Here To Read Full Post...