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Here we present classic car restoration articles that are of particular interest that do not necessarily fit into our other categories. They can range anywhere from how to set up your garage appropriately for the car restoration hobby to articles about gasoline or oil additives. All geared to the classic car restoration enthusiast.

Simple Speedometer Check

Simple Speedometer Check

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Through the years, speedometers, more-or-less, have been accurate. Our emphasis here is on the "more-or-less" part. …keep reading

Students redoing Toyota 4Runner for SEMA

Students redoing Toyota 4Runner for SEMA

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Freedom, Wisconsin high school is doing its part in keeping the interest in classic cars alive …keep reading

Dodge Truck Cartridge Lube Sock Filter

Dodge Truck Cartridge Lube Sock Filter

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
"Cartridge Lube Sock Filter" is not exactly a household term. But if you own a 1946-1960 Dodge Truck you know what it is. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 27

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 27

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
We tend to our trunk lid, and head liner as we begin to wind down our 1937 Buick Restoration Project …keep reading

Detailing a Barn Find Car: Before and After

Detailing a Barn Find Car: Before and After

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Sometime restoration isn't the best answer. Careful detailing can go a long way to making a survivor car presentable. …keep reading

Tips on Adjusting Retractable Hardtops

Tips on Adjusting Retractable Hardtops

Feature Articles - By William J. Moreland
Originally published in 1959 this article gives you some info on how to adjust these unique contraptions. …keep reading

Safety in your Car Restoration Shop

Safety in your Car Restoration Shop

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
When discussing shop safety, we often only consider safety equipment. Here we want to look at the "culture" of safety …keep reading

Restoring the Looks of Your Classic Car Coil Springs

Restoring the Looks of Your Classic Car Coil Springs

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
There are right ways to do things and there are wrong ways to do things. And it isn't always clear which ways are right. …keep reading

Classic Car Quick Fix: Straightening a dented oil pan

Classic Car Quick Fix: Straightening a dented oil pan

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Here's a quick way to deal with a dinged-up oil pan …keep reading

Novel uses of ratchet straps in car restoration shop

Novel uses of ratchet straps in car restoration shop

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Ratchet straps are some of the handiest "tools" to have around a car restoration garage. Sometimes no other tool will do …keep reading

E-Z Chassis Kits give old trucks a 'second chance'

E-Z Chassis Kits give old trucks a 'second chance'

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Here's a quick way to mount old pickup truck bodies on a new chassis... Most of the work has been done for you. …keep reading

'Second Chance' Streamliner Sets 406.769 mph record

'Second Chance' Streamliner Sets 406.769 mph record

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Danny Thompson dusted off his father's Bonneville Salt Flats racer to break his dad's speed record …keep reading

Product Review: The Car Capsule — Storing Your Classic Car in a Bubble

Product Review: The Car Capsule — Storing Your Classic Car in a Bubble

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
The ideal storage for your classic car would be a warm garage stall for every car. But that's expensive. Here's a more reasonable (and affordable) method of classic car storage. …keep reading

Giving a Brake Cable the Right Look

Giving a Brake Cable the Right Look

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Success for your car restoration project oftentimes depends on attention to details. One of those details is giving your parking brake cable the right look. Here's one method for doing that. …keep reading

A Review of a Combo Lathe and Milling Head: Why would I want one?

A Review of a Combo Lathe and Milling Head: Why would I want one?

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
Equipment for the hobbyist's shop doesn't come cheap. This in-depth article describes some of the features to look for on a combo lathe and milling machine and provide the information you need to know before you buy …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 26

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 26

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Tightening up leaks in the engine bay, tackling the doors and finishing up on the brakes …keep reading

Auto Trimming is Becoming a Lost Art

Auto Trimming is Becoming a Lost Art

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
It takes a lot of skill, equipment and effort to install pre-cut upholstery kits. Here, we look at an alternative to do-it-yourself. …keep reading

Turn Signals for Collector Classic Cars: Turnswitch S&M Electro-Tech

Turn Signals for Collector Classic Cars: Turnswitch S&M Electro-Tech

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
Did you ever find yourself grumbling under your breath about the driver in front of you who didn't know what that little lever on the side of the steering column was for? Some older cars didn't even have that lever, and here's what you can do about it. …keep reading

Finishing Touches: Reassembly of Cowl Lamps

Finishing Touches: Reassembly of Cowl Lamps

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
Practicing what we preach: we put the concepts of some of our previous articles together to show how they all work to make your projects more enjoyable. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 25

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 25

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Continuing with our 1937 Buick project, we finish with brakes, wiring, and, at last, firing her up. …keep reading

A Look at Seatbelt Planet's Seat Belt Re-webbing Service

A Look at Seatbelt Planet's Seat Belt Re-webbing Service

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Sometimes there are required processes in car restoration that you just can't do yourself. Fortunately, there are folks out there who can do it for you. …keep reading

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

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Continuing on our roadtrip, we visited Auburn, Indiana and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum …keep reading

America's Packard Museum

America's Packard Museum

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On a recent Second Chance Garage roadtrip, we found ourselves going through Dayton, Ohio, and couldn't resist stopping by "America's Packard Museum." …keep reading

Protect-O-Plates Help Car Collectors Verify Facts

Protect-O-Plates Help Car Collectors Verify Facts

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
In the early to mid '60s, car manufacturers had to develop a way to keep tabs on the cars they sold for warranty purposes. These Protect-O-Plates can be a reliable source of information about your collector car. …keep reading

Product Review: Muggy Weld Specialty Welding Products

Product Review: Muggy Weld Specialty Welding Products

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
Welding unlike metals... fixing pot-metal... what about welding cast iron? These are just some of the situations facing car restorers. Here are some products that may help. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 24

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 24

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Continuing on with the Buick, we add rear suspension and gas tank. …keep reading

Product Review: Duo-Mite Metal Bender

Product Review: Duo-Mite Metal Bender

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
There are several tools in our shop that aren't used every day. But when we need them, it's great to have them. The Duo-Mite Metal Bender is one of those tools. …keep reading

Towing Home a Touring Car

Towing Home a Touring Car

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Towing a teens and twenties touring car is not like towing a 60s and 70s muscle car. Especially when all you have available is an open trailer. Here are some things to consider …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 23

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 23

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
We finalized our windshield installation and turned our attention to our drive train. …keep reading

Seeing is Believing says Fluid Dynamics Expert

Seeing is Believing says Fluid Dynamics Expert

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Something for those car restorers who are also interested in car racing: using the science of fluid dynamics to get more performance out of your car …keep reading

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