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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

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 22
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 22 Making progress on our steering, transmission and windshield (ugh)?…keep reading

Restoring a Zenith Stromberg Carburetor Linkage
How To - By John Gunnell
Restoring a Zenith Stromberg Carburetor Linkage Sometimes small things that seem really simple can be really complex.

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A New Approach to an Old Trick: Metal Stitching
Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
A New Approach to an Old Trick: Metal Stitching It pays to be on the lookout for new or different technologies that can make our lives easier.…keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 21
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 21 After some time off, it was time to delve back into our 1937 Buick project.…keep reading

Shinier-than-Chrome Wheels Roll into Aftermarket
Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Shinier-than-Chrome Wheels Roll into Aftermarket A relatively new process does a good job of creating a chrome-like coating on wheels and other trim.…keep reading

Organization Tips During Car Restoration
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Organization Tips During Car Restoration Keeping track of things when restoring your classic car is extremely important. Knowing how it all goes back together doesn't hurt, either…keep reading







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