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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

Factory Fixes

Over the years, it was important that automobile manufacturers get the word out to mechanics in the field, about changes and procedures developed by factory engineers that remedied problems discovered after the introduction of a specific model year car. One way they did this was through a column in MoToR Magazine called "Factory Service Slants". MoToR has kindly given us permission to reproduce them here. Many of these changes and procedures did not make their way into service manuals and may not be available anywhere else. We hope that you may find something useful here for your car restoration project.

1964-68 Buick Wheel-Bearing Adjustment

Factory Fixes
The correct way to tighten wheel bearings on 1965-69 Buicks …keep reading

Fixing 1958 Mercury Medalist Clutch Pedal Noise

Factory Fixes
A quick fix can eliminate an annoying noise in the clutch of a 1958 Mercury …keep reading

1969 Chevrolet Turbo Hydra-Matic Mainshaft Change

Factory Fixes
Improving flow of lubricant to output-shaft thrust washer modification to Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 transmissions. …keep reading

1953 Mercury Gearshift Linkage Adjustment

Factory Fixes
Describes method for adjusting gearshift linkage in 1952-1953 Mercurys with standard transmission …keep reading

June 1958 De Soto Factory Fixes: Clears Washer Nozzles

Factory Fixes
Seems that 1958 DeSoto's had trouble with clogged windshield washer nozzles. Here's the remedy. …keep reading

1958 Mercury Accelerator Pump Stroke Adjustment

Factory Fixes
These adjustments can make your carburetor work better when the weather changes. …keep reading

1950 Plymouth Condensation in Distributor cap

Factory Fixes
This Fix addresses a possible cause of hard-starting in a 1950 Plymouth …keep reading

1964 Tempest Front Seat Adjustment

Factory Fixes
An additional adjustment is possible on the 1964 Tempest sedan and coupe front seat to satisfy the requirements of shorter people. …keep reading