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Beginner's Corner, Cont'd.

Stud Replacement

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Every restorer faces this problem at least once in every project: a stud or mounting fastener breaks off during removal and you run out of ideas on how to cope with it. Here's one way to look at the situation …keep reading

How to Change an Oil Filter

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Surprisingly, such a simple-looking device as the spin-on oil filter can be difficult to change …keep reading

Bracket Repair

Bracket Repair

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This happens to everyone, so you might as well know how to fix it. Even you "veterans" might want to take a look …keep reading

Guidelines for Starting and Completing a Project

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We get emails all the time, asking us for a step-by-step guide to performing a restoration. We've come up with a chronological outline that would help keep your project on course …keep reading

How to Replace Fan Belts

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Most experienced mechanics probably don't give too much thought about installing and tightening fanbelts. But if you're a novice, the details might escape you. And of course, the details are everything …keep reading

How to Wire Brush Parts with a Bench Mounted Motor

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Cleaning parts with a bench-mounted, motorized wire brush is efficient, quick and quite inexpensive …keep reading

Steering Wheel Removal

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Many people think their steering wheels are fixed, welded or in some other way unremovable. Actually, they come off surprisingly easily …keep reading

Don't Be Afraid to Change Those Plug Wires

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It might seem like a daunting task, but changing plug wires is really very simple …keep reading

How to Clean Battery Terminals

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Greasy, dirty, corroded battery terminals are perhaps the leading cause of vehicles failing to start. Besides that, nobody wants to look under the hood and see crud globbed up on the battery …keep reading

Trace That Shape Accurately

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Sometimes it's necessary to duplicate a shape. A contour gauge is the easiest...but what if you don't have one? …keep reading

	How to Drill

How to Drill

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Nearly everyone owns a drill, but relatively few actually know how to efficiently and safely use one. Here are a few techniques and tricks …keep reading

How to Solder

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Soldering is the most effective of all electrical connections, making them less prone to failure than any other connections. Learn how to properly solder here …keep reading

Metal Cutting 101: Choosing Tin Snips

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Cutting metal is a bit more involved than cutting out paper dolls …keep reading

How to Mix and Spread Body Filler

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Plastic body filler (Bondo) has a reputation for being an inferior way of smoothing dents and patching holes. The real problem is that plastic body fillers are not used correctly. Here's the right way …keep reading

Replacing Burned-Out Headlights

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Lights burn out. Automotive bulbs can take the cold, heat, humidity and lots of vibrations, but they do eventually burn out and need to be replaced. This article shows you how …keep reading

Sharpening & Re-Shaping a Screwdriver

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The humble screwdriver is more high-tech than you might think …keep reading

Tire Removal

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Ok, so technically, this is not a restoration article...but it does give you some insight into planning even for the simplest task. And it might save you some time and effort, not to mention your back …keep reading

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