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Troubleshooting A Hard Brake Pedal

Here’s a scary scenario we all dread as drivers. You’re cruising down the highway, wind flowing through your hair and “Born to be Wild” pumping from the stereo. Up ahead traffic begins to slow and you gently tap the brakes. To your horror, nothing happens! The pedal is stiff as a plank of wood. You…

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Yearly Brake System Maintenance

For some of us, we have been fortunate enough that we have been able to enjoy our classic cars much later in the year than normal. Others were forced to put them to bed quite some time ago. If you are one of the few that has enjoyed the fall and early winter months but…

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Do I Have Power Brakes or Not?

I recently overheard an exchange taking place at a car show about whether or not you could make drum brakes into “power brakes.” “Aren’t drum brakes always manual and disc brakes always power?” the one fellow asked. “That’s right, it’s why they have disc brake conversion systems,” a second fellow chimed in. “Whoa – not…

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Understanding Tire Aspect Ratio

One aspect of tire sizing that is often confused is aspect ratio. The aspect ratio is a tire’s section height as compared to its section width. The aspect ratio is often referred to as the tire’s “series.” With that in mind a 50-series tire has a section height that is 50-percent of the section width.…

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An Inside Look at Wheel and Tire Tech

Few modifications will make as big an impact on the look and handling of your street machine as your choice of wheels and tires. The bottom line is that whether your car is being judged at a show or selected to be featured in a magazine, the three items that set the benchmark as to…

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Carburetor Tuning — Ignition First

Story and Photographs Courtesy: Moore Good Ink The cardinal rule of carburetor tuning is Ignition First. Once the static ignition setting and the ignition advancing mechanism in the distributor is correct, the air-fuel mixture can be tuned for full power and fuel efficiency. High-performance carburetors, intake manifolds, cylinder heads, camshafts, and other tuning components are…

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Guide to Classic Car Terminology

Even the most seasoned car enthusiasts, don’t always see eye-to-eye when it comes to the terminology we use while enjoying our hobby. Here is our list of the most commonly used terms, but we may have missed some so don’t hesitate to let us know, just drop us a note at editor@classiccarrestorationclub.com and we’ll add…

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Carburetor Tuning Tips

1.) How do I select the right size of carburetor? Carburetor performance is largely based on the air-speed traveling through its venturis. If they are too big the air speed will be reduced, too small and vice-versa. Probably the best instruction on carburetor choice is found in the Demon Carburetor Selection guide. It is based…

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