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 improved strength and higher quality bushings and materials. Join the Classic Car Restoration Club team as we make short work of upgrading the rear control arms on a 1968 Chevelle SS.
George Vondriska and Brent Ackley teach you step-by-step how to do a compression test for your classic car. They show how to check the compression of each cylinder whether you are by yourself or with a partner. After analyzing the range of your compression results, you will know whether your engine is in good condition,Watch Now >>
If you have zerks on your classic car, you should know that you’ll need to grease them whenever you complete an oil change. Sometimes they do not want to take the grease, so Brent Ackley recommends using zerk busters. See how helpful these handy helpers can be for classic cars. Zerk Busters can be foundWatch Now >>
Corey Bedortha and Cam Benty jack up a 1968 327 Camaro to get a better look at the suspension. After a thorough analysis, the guys decide that the classic car needs a Hotchkis performance suspension kit, and they teach you all about multi-leaf springs, new sway bars and bilstein shocks.Watch Now >>