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For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage


Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Second Chance Garage

For the Classic Car Restoration Enthusiast

Second Chance Garage

Doctor Crankshaft, Cont'd.

Dabney's Mysterious Oil Leak Byline:

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Dabney's XK120 engine leaks oil worse than a grounded tanker! The Doctor figures out the reason, but Dabney's reaction is a little out of the ordinary …keep reading

Those Stubborn Screws

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Dr. Crankshaft is at it again...in his own irascible style, he proves once again to be a good man to have around …keep reading

The Doctor and Dabney Track Down Another Noise

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Dabney was hoping the Doctor could help him figure out the dull, heavy metallic knock that increased as the engine speed increased. He knew he could count on the Doctor for an opinion …keep reading

Dr. Crankshaft - An Unauthorized Biography

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Who Is This Dr. Crankshaft Guy, Anyway? (some of this might not be true) …keep reading

Some Surprises Come in Little Packages

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Dabney might have let his collecting fever get too high and added something a little quirky to his collection. Little did he know the Doctor wouldn't be able to solve his problem quickly …keep reading

The Mysterious Start/No-Start

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If you can handle the rough edges, Dr. Crankshaft can get you through some tough problems...But Doc is what he is and nobody's going to change him...We know...we've tried …keep reading

Dr. Crankshaft and the Lincoln Brakes

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Power brakes can be a "nice" thing to have in a 6,000 pound car …keep reading

Dabney's Buick is a Little Out of Balance

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Dabney's really got a problem and very little time to correct it: he just can't figure out why his Buick keeps throwing fan belts. There's only one way to solve the puzzle but he just doesn't have time for Doctor's long-winded explanations …keep reading

Dabney Becomes Firmly Grounded

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Major surgery to Dabney's 1940 Ford had some serious risks. Enter Doctor Crankshaft …keep reading

Dabney's Dripping T-Bird

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This is one of those cases where Dabney couldn't see the forest for the trees. Sometimes a little creativity can go a long way …keep reading

Dabney and the Doctor Cluster Together

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The Doctor finds a use for an old cluster gear that it wasn't designed for …keep reading

Dr. Crankshaft and the Skipping Chain

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Dabney thought he had the solution to some disconcerting symptoms in his '55 Nomad, but once again he has to endure the Doctor's pontificating …keep reading

Dabney Puts Up Resistance

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After much resistance, the Doctor had joined the 21st century and bought a cell phone. Knowing that, Dabney couldn't resist. He called the Doctor with his resistance problems …keep reading

There Are Days When It Just Doesn't Pay to Get Out of Bed

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Sometimes the most obvious isn't always the most obvious …keep reading

Dabney's Smoking Engine

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The other day our friend the Doctor was taking his usual stroll down the street and passed Dabney's cavernous garage. From under the partially-open door of one of the bays was emanating a thick, blue cloud of smoke that simply couldn't go unnoticed. He stepped in and found Dabney hunched over his engine test stand …keep reading

Dabney Puts A Brake on a Project

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Mushy brakes on Dabney's LaSalle caused a little consternation. Doctor Crankshaft to the rescue …keep reading

The Case of the Hungry Buick

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Dabney's Buick has a strange appetite for points …keep reading

There Are Sealants...And There Are Sealants

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The right sealants can go a long way to making your life easier …keep reading

Dabney's Smokin' Cougar

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Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but oil smoke is hard to pin down …keep reading

The Pesky Pilot Bearing

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Sometimes when mechanics won't do the trick...try hydraulics! …keep reading

Dabney Gets Tanked

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Dabney was tinkering with his 1965 Ford Fairlane 500. Its engine wasn't running smoothly, and Doctor Crankshaft was due any minute so that they could take the Fairlane out for a ride …keep reading

Where to Get Those Parts

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Sometimes there's more than one way to skin the cat, or locate that hard-to-find part …keep reading

Dr. Crankshaft and the Chirping DeSoto

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The Doctor still has a few tricks in his pocket and sometimes Dabney needs all the help he can get …keep reading

So How Did the British Settle On British Racing Green Byline:

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The Doctor gives a little history lesson on the origin of one of the most famous automobile colors …keep reading

The Case of the Leaky Tires

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Fantastic 1965 Sunbeam Tiger. Terrific looking wheels. Great tires. Unfortunately, Dabney can't keep air in them …keep reading

Sh-Sh-Sh-Shaky Driveshaft

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Our man Dabney is perplexed. He just installed new U-joints. Why is he getting such bad vibrations? Time to call the Doctor …keep reading