(Words and Photos by Scott Liggett) – There are three things gearheads and even people with a mild interest in cars look at. The paint, the interior, and under the hood. The paint is obvious. The interior too. But, for some, the engine is left in the grease and untouched. On the other end of the stick, if your ride is still a project and not yet coated in glorious paint; you can gain a ton of respect at the cruise in for having a clean engine compartment. Besides, no one ever got to work because of the car’s pretty paint, the motor is doing all the work. What’s the first step in turning a blob of grease under the hood into something not embarrassing that you can show others with pride? We’ll show you two different cars we worked on for this article that both cost us less than $100 to transform the engine bay into something cool to look at.