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Welding Cast Iron: Repairing a Brittle Metal
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Welding Cast Iron: Repairing a Brittle Metal No sense in tossing a hard-to-find cast iron part because it's cracked or broken. Instead of drilling out the end of the crack and putting in a bolt, repairing the cast iron to join the surfaces is a better way to prevent further cracking. . . .keep reading

Exclusive Powdercoat Saves Unobtanium Pistons
Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Exclusive Powdercoat Saves Unobtanium Pistons Here's a solution to getting longer life to those old, impossible to find replacements, pistons (and other parts).

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1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 14
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 14 Smoothing out some small dents an wrinkles proved to be not too difficult. But sanding (and more sanding) was a tedious requirement. Did I mention that I had to do a lot of sanding? . . .keep reading

How Car Makers got your Attention before World War II
Good Ol Days - By Chris Ritter
How Car Makers got your Attention before World War II When it comes to advertising, it has always been hard to stand out from the crowd. Working with the technology they had, early car manufacturers sometimes got pretty creative in getting their message to customers. . . .keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 22: Resto-Mod Sound Systems
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Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 22: Resto-Mod Sound Systems Our final installment in our series on Resto-Mods deals with sound systems. We hope that you have found this series to be informative, instructive and inspiring.
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Making Acorn Nuts: The Pursuit of Excellence
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Making Acorn Nuts: The Pursuit of Excellence When do we settle for just what is available from a vendor or supplier? At what length do we go in order to achieve the correct look?
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Automobile Blue Book: 1911 GPS??
Good Ol Days - By Chris Ritter
Automobile Blue Book: 1911 GPS?? Getting around in 1911 by automobile wasn't always easy. The American Blue Book did what it could to make your travels pleasant.

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Clean and Protect Cars and Trucks Quickly with Prolong Car Care Products
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Clean and Protect Cars and Trucks Quickly with Prolong Car Care Products New line of waterless car cleaning products can be just what's needed during these times of drought and water shortages.


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Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 21: Convertible Tops
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Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 21: Convertible Tops Detroit built convertible top muscle cars in relatively small numbers. If you're lucky enough to have one of these, it can add difficulty and cost to your restoration.
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1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 13
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 13 Prepping a car for paint takes a lot of work, there's sanding, sanding, sanding and, did I mention, sanding.


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How to Use Threaded Rivets
How To - By Chris Wantuck
How to Use Threaded Rivets It's all in the details...It's the little things that count and these little gems go along way to achieving the original look.
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Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 20: Upholstery
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Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 20: Upholstery A slight divergence on our path through our resto-mod series. We look at another project Camaro with a storied past for our upholstery coverage (pun intended).
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1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 12
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 12 Time to tackle stripping off the old paint and adding some new...


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Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 19: Wiring
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Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 19: Wiring In this installment of our Resto-Mod series, we discuss wiring systems and suppliers for re-wiring your project.


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Classic Car Trailering
Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
Classic Car Trailering What you want to look for before (and after) buying a trailer to carry your Classic Car.


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1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 11
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 11 Engines, and bearings and paint, oh my.



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