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    Grampa’s 1929 Model A Hot Rod

    Since the birth of the automobile in the late 1800s, car owners have sought to make cars go faster. This led to stripping away any unwanted weight including fenders, running boards, seats, etc. and increasing the engines performance. This quest for speed gave birth to what we know today as the Hot Rod. Fords were…

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    MHRA Rod Shop – Car Repair

    The Michigan Hot Rod Association is an alliance of seven car clubs; one of their missions is to help fellow car enthusiasts get running again when the unthinkable happens and their car breaks down while attending an event they are at. This volunteer group of dedicated car guys have been helping get rides on the…

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  • 4:33

    MSRA – Safety Inspections

    Let’s face it: restoring a classic car often takes more than just a few months and can even take years to complete when doing a full restoration. Oftentimes, the restoration process needs to be paused from time to time to accommodate many of life’s other demands. Fortunately, when you do need to take a break,…

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    Advanced Spot Welding

    When most of our classic cars were assembled years ago in the factory, the most common type of weld holding all of the sheet metal together were spot welds. Spot welds are: quick to create, strong, require basic prep and are easily finished in an assembly line environment. Spot welding and resistance welding has been…

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  • 37:55

    Measuring a Classic Car for Square

    You wouldn’t build a house on a foundation that wasn’t square and level, but you’d be surprised how many classic car enthusiasts start building their cars on a frame or chassis that is out of square. Let’s face it, the components of your car are designed to be bolted to a solid and square frame…

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  • 5:58

    United Pacific LED Mirrors and Light Bezels

    We’ve long been a big fan of United Pacific’s great line of LED lighting solutions, from intensely bright LED headlights to trick sequential tail lights, but did you know they also offer classic car trim and body panels too. When our good friend Shawn mentioned he wanted to add some of their state-of-the-art LED side…

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    Car Start: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Whether you just purchase a car that has not seen the road in years or if it’s your beloved classic that has sat patiently for years waiting for it’s time in the sun again, the process of bringing a car out of long-term storage can be a little labor-intensive. Our slogan when we started the…

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  • 15:44

    Brake Master Cylinder: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Classic cars that have been stored for years are notorious for having brake system failures, and when bringing a car out of storage it’s important to examine the brake system components carefully before getting started. Signs of leaking, missing or wrinkled paint around brake components, and signs of corrosion on brake parts can all give…

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  • 8:03

    Replacing Frost Plugs: Bringing A Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Proving the case that classic cars can break down even when you’re not driving them, frost plugs or also known as expansion plugs or core plugs are known to fail even when a car is in storage. The correct term for these plugs in the engine’s cooling jackets is “Core Plug” although “Frost Plugs” is…

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  • 13:42

    Replacing Classic Car Sway Bar Bushings

    The first patent on a sway bar and sway bar bushings design came in Canada by Stephen Coleman in 1919. There wasn’t much call for it on early pre-war cars, as stiff suspension and body roll were simply viewed as part of the driving experience. Following World War II, roads had improved, cars were faster,…

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  • 3:47

    Control Arm Upgrade

    Weak rear control arms are a common problem for GM A-Body cars (Chevelle, GTO, Cutlass, Gran Sport). This problem is especially noticeable on high horsepower cars. For years the backyard garage solution was to add boxing plates welded to the open channel in the control arm, but times change and aftermarket control arms offer both…

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  • 19:25

    Gas Tank Replacement

    It’s no secret that the inside of many vintage gas tanks can hide rust and scale that has built up over years of service. To ensure the reliability of your car, you should consider replacing it. Mark Simpson takes us through the process of installing new fuel level sending units, filler necks and hanging the…

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