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Classic Car Keys

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Sometimes the smallest things can cause the largest hassle. Classic car keys could be one of those smallest things. …keep reading

Jacks Are Wild

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Taking your classic car restoration project to new heights can be an uplifting experience. (Ok, so that's a little corny.) …keep reading

The Magical Muncie 4-Speed Transmission

The Magical Muncie 4-Speed Transmission

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
The Muncie 4-speed manual transmission came in many GM models of the 1960s and 1970s. …keep reading

PHS Interviews - Cars In Barns Owner Steve Jackson

Feature Articles - By Patrick Smith
Cars In Barns website offers some great photos of every car lover's worst nightmare: rare or desirable classic cars slowly rusting away and for a variety of reasons the owners just won't sell. …keep reading

First in Filtration: From Canister Oil Filters to Spin-Ons

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Amazing as it seems, many car manufacturers only offered optional oil filtration until well into the 1960s. Here's a history of a company whose slogan was "First in the Field of Filtering." …keep reading

Finding Good Engines: A Hunter's Guide

Feature Articles - By Patrick Smith
It used to be easy to get a good engine for rebuilding a street machine. All you had to do was go to your local wrecker...Not so anymore. …keep reading

Engine Rebuild is Important Part of Classic Car Restoration

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Even if you're not rebuilding your engine yourself, there are lots of things that you can do to keep your costs under control. …keep reading

Lalique Automotive Mascots

Lalique Automotive Mascots

Feature Articles - By Tom Benford
In the Golden Age of Motoring, the well-to-do owners of automobiles such as Delage, Bugatti, Rolls Royce and others wanted to set their cars apart from every other rich person's car. Lalique hood ornaments filled the bill. …keep reading

'Forever' Volvo Has Gone Nearly 3 Million Miles

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Just like that battery bunny in TV commercials, it just keeps going and going and going …keep reading

Restoring Early '60s Mopar Dashes

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Sometimes it's best to leave certain car restoration tasks to the pros. …keep reading

Restorers and rodders find GPS an easy install

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Those who grew up driving older cars tend to think that we can't very easily add modern technology to our relics and rods. We might want to rethink that notion. …keep reading

Classic Car Buyers Guide: 1969-1970 Mustang Mach 1

Classic Car Buyers Guide: 1969-1970 Mustang Mach 1

Feature Articles - By Patrick Smith
The Mustang was tame until mid 1968 when Ford released a 428 CJ engine package...then it became a full blooded muscle car. Many of these cars have been around the block more than once, so it helps to know what you're looking for. …keep reading

Survival Gear for Classic Car Parts Hunting Expeditions

Feature Articles - By Tom Benford
Just because I don't need some arcane part now has nothing to do with my desire to go on a parts safari anyway...it is the hunt that's the lure even when the quarry itself isn't known. …keep reading

Regarding the Demise of Pontiac

Feature Articles - By Robert Bravender
Some thoughts as Pontiac falls victim to some harsh economic times. …keep reading

Buying a Collector Car at Auction

Feature Articles - By Tom Benford
Purchasing a collector car at an auction is becoming more and more popular every year, and, although we're frequently seeing tasty models going for astronomical prices, that doesn't necessarily mean that you can't snatch up a real bargain - if you're savvy enough. …keep reading

Parts of a Whole - Getting the stuff you need for your old cars, locally - Part 1

Feature Articles - By Luke Chennell
You don't always need to "send away" for your restoration parts. Building relationships with your local parts store can reap its own set of rewards. …keep reading

A Short History Of Fuel Injection

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Fuel injection has been around for nearly as long as the auto industry. Here's a look at how it got to where it is today. …keep reading

Barn Finds: They're Still Out There

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If you've read about the recent finding of a rare 1937 Bugatti Type 57S in a garage, don't be surprised....they're still out there …keep reading

New Brakes for a 1966 Buick Deuce & A Quarter

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After we fixed the burnt wiring on our friend's '66 Buick Electra 225, we quickly notice that nothing happened when we tossed out the anchor on this boat …keep reading

The Buick Wild Fire

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No, Wild fire isn't the name of a Buick engine, it's actually what happened to a friend's '66 Buick Electra 225 convertible. …keep reading

Finding a Good Classic Car Restoration Shop

Feature Articles - By Steve Nicholson
We typically do our own restorations, but realize that many do not have the time nor the facilities to do their own. So here are some tips for selecting a classic car restoration shop to do the work for you. …keep reading

Mazda Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Rotary Engine

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Felix Wankel started development of the Wankel engine as far back as 1924...in 1957 he finally got one to run. …keep reading

First, Do No Harm - Maintaining An Unrestored Original 1958 Jaguar XK1500S

First, Do No Harm - Maintaining An Unrestored Original 1958 Jaguar XK1500S

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Our friend's 1958 Jaguar XK150-S is a family heirloom. His father bought it new, and he wants to freshen it up a bit …keep reading

Product Review - Installing the Moss Air Conditioning Kit for the MGB

Feature Articles - By John Treible
Why would anyone want to install air conditioning in an MGB? Sometimes it can get too hot to have the top down …keep reading

Time to Enlighten Your Classic Car?

Feature Articles - By Bill Sullivan
You're enjoying your cruise on a country road in a string of shiny classic cars. The line of cars comes to an intersection and the brake lights come on...can't see the brake lights? …keep reading

The Lost Art of Double Clutching

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Before the days of synchronized transmissions, certain shifting techniques were often required...definitely a lost art …keep reading

Automatic Transmissions and Detroit's Dirty Little Secret

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Nearly everyone has read Moby Dick, Herman Melville's morality novel depicting the battle between evil (Captain Ahab) and good, represented by the white sperm whale. What does this have to do with cars? Read on …keep reading

Air Meter Restoration Wrap Up

Air Meter Restoration Wrap Up

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We finish up our ECO Air Meter restoration project. We think it'll make a nice addition to our office …keep reading

Old Cars, New Oil: Is There Something To Worry About?

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The old car hobby is replete with discussions about the incompatibility of using modern stuff in old cars …keep reading

Air Meter Restoration

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We recently obtained an old Eco Tireflater air meter and decided to add it to our collection of automobilia. Of course, it needed to be restored. Most of the skills used are of the same nature as "car restoration" skills, so we thought we'd include it here …keep reading

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