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Old-time upgrade for your old-time car's king pins
How To - By John Gunnell
Old-time upgrade for your old-time car's king pins Old-time kingpin upgrade is still available and will let your car steer better…keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 24
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 24 Continuing on with the Buick, we add rear suspension and gas tank.…keep reading

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

Product Review: Duo-Mite Metal Bender
Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
Product Review: Duo-Mite Metal Bender 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

Comet Six
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Comet Six Car makers have been interested in Comets for quite a while: from the 1907 California-made Comet to the Mercury Comet. This article as about still yet another Comet: The Comet Six…keep reading

Towing Home a Touring Car
Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Towing Home a Touring Car 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
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 23 We finalized our windshield installation and turned our attention to our drive train.…keep reading

Build Sheet History Part Two
Auto History - By Patrick Smith
Build Sheet History Part Two In Part One we looked at the origins of the build sheet from the coach-building era and early mass production of cars. In this article we wrap things up with a discussion of the build sheets of the 1960s and 1970s.…keep reading

Sweet Sixteen — Part 1: Cadillac
Good Ol Days - By Chris Ritter
Sweet Sixteen — Part 1: Cadillac In the late 1920s the high-end luxury buyer wanted something that would really make them stand out...like a really, really big engine…keep reading

Car Restoration Tip 48 — Rotary Tools and Bits
Restoration Tips
Car Restoration Tip 48 — Rotary Tools and Bits Small rotary tools and bits are valuable assets to the classic car restorer. Here are a couple of hints on how to make their use even better…keep reading

Car Restoration Tip 47 — Small Tool Holders
Restoration Tips
Car Restoration Tip 47 — Small Tool Holders It can be hard to keep track of small tools...tossing them in a drawer just doesn't work. Try this…keep reading

"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

The History and Evolution of the Build Sheet
Auto History - By Patrick Smith
The History and Evolution of the Build Sheet The Holy Grail for a classic car owner is the build sheet. It's a document that contains the car's DNA as prescribed by the factory. Build sheets add to a car's value as proof a car was built with certain options. Much talk has been generated about build sheets, but what is really known about their origins and history? Read on to learn how build sheets came into being.…keep reading

Luring You In
Good Ol Days - By Chris Ritter
Luring You In By the late 1920s traditional road maps were ubiquitous. It was becoming difficult for a destination to stand out in the crowd, so various associations, companies and tourist bureaus started publishing roadmap lookalikes to entice you to visit and spend your money.…keep reading

Using a Timing Light on your Dual Point Ignition
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Using a Timing Light on your Dual Point Ignition Several auto manufacturers from the early years up through the 1950s used a dual point ignition system. This article shows you how to adjust the points on one of those engines.…keep reading

Restoring the Look of Wiring after Painting
Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Restoring the Look of Wiring after Painting Anyone who has restored a car knows how paint over-spray can wind up on electrical wiring after a car body is painted. Here's one way to deal with it.…keep reading







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