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September '19

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SEPTEMBER 2019 THE SHOP 59 Corp.) are doing as much of the work as they can. Many other museums also rely on volunteer labor. "But I don't know how to do restoration work myself," Thomas admits. He relies on his talented volunteers to get things done, but lately some volunteers have had family medical issues that forced them to cut back on work hours. And, of course, there are some shop jobs—such as tube bending and chrome plating—that volunteers are unable to help with, no matter how much they're able to contribute in other areas. Very few car museums have big budgets or actually turn an operating profit. How- ever, they have ways of raising funds via donations or grants to get special projects completed. For instance, when we visited the Forney Transportation Museum (www.forneymu- seum.org) in Denver in 2014, it was solic- iting monetary donations to restore a 1921 Kissel Sport Touring model that was the Forney Museum's first car. In such cases, the monies are sometimes used by volunteers to finance restora- tion upgrades, but in other instances car museums rely on professionals to do the actual hands-on work. Tom Zat's Motorama Museum (www. alfaheaven.com) in Aniwa, Wisconsin, is basically a one-man operation, with Zat being the guy who does 90 percent of the work. However, there can be specialty jobs, such as upholstery work, that have AMCM's Ed Dedick machine- polishes the collection's 2011 4.0 911 Porsche. (Photo courtesy American Muscle Car Museum) AMCM's Todd McCarty restores an engine from the collection's 1972 Chevy pickup. (Photo courtesy American Muscle Car Museum) THIS CAR IS UNDER ATTACK. THE WATER IN YOUR COOLANT IS RUTHLESS. Learn to fight back at EvansCoolant.com/FightBack Fight boilover and corrosion with the only waterless coolant. The water in your coolant is your engine's worst enemy. It lurks in your engine's cooling system, waiting to boil, expand and build pressure. Causing boilover, bursting hoses and corroding your engine's components. That's why Evans is 100% waterless.

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