Timing a T-Bird

Q. I have a 65 t-bird with a 390 and I just changed over to electronic ignition. It runs great and starts right up. No pinging or missing. I want to make sure the timing is right but I cannot see a timing mark on the balancer. I found the indicator but no mark. Is… Read more »

Multi Carb Vacuum Issues

Q. I have a 216 in my 37 Chevy with 3 Holley 94 carbs on progressive linkage. The center carb has the vacuum hook up to advance the distributor. The distributor turns with vacuum applied but there is not enough vacuum from carb I tried it by sucking on line and distributor turns. Would it… Read more »

Scratch-Built Snake

Q. I have been restoring 65-68 Mustangs at my house for 41 years I have done 200 mustangs and kept only a 65 Shelby, which took me 7 years to put together. Now at 63-years old, I have decided I would like to build a ‘65 cobra with my son. Please help me with some… Read more »

Chevy Hubcap Restoration

Q. I recently acquired a ’48 Chevy Fleetmaster Sport Sedan 48-1019 in original condition and in need of restoration. It will not remain ‘original’ due to upgrades and modifications. My question is, one original hubcap came with the car as well as one spare wheel with tire. I am hoping to restore the wheel, hubcap… Read more »

El Camino Interior Resto

Q. I have a 1973 Chevy El Camino and want to completely refurbish the interior and would like some advice and instruction on how to do so. Looking for information on taking care of the rust/old paint and cleaning up the inside of the car to prep it for a new interior. Thank you A…. Read more »

Hardware Under Pressure

Q. I am resto-moding a 1955 Chevy Belair. Every step of this mod is new to me…. never done it before. I am using grade 5 and 8’s throughout, but have found that NO ONE includes torque specifications with there aftermarket kits. When it comes to safety, properly torqueing brake, steering, and drive shaft components,… Read more »

Tank Strap Cushions

Q. I have a ’53 Pontiac and am replacing the gas tank. The old tank had cloth straps that fit under the metal straps and between the tank and body. Your video for the 57 Desoto gas tank replacement showed no such cloth straps. What purpose did they serve and are they necessary? A. Many… Read more »

Leaking Heater Core

Q. My 1963 Chevy Nova is almost restored. New carpet was just installed. I replaced the heater core once and it leaked on the old carpet after 4 years of use. Is there any place that will repair old cores? Can’t have a supposedly new core leaking on new carpet. A. There was a time… Read more »