Roadways across America were much different in the seventies and earlier than they are today. To compensate for rough roads and uneven pavement manufacturers gave their cars plenty of ground clearance, however today this elevated stance seems to rival that of most four wheel drive trucks. A popular conversion to give cars a more modern stance is the addition of lowering blocks. Mark Simpson takes us through the process of adding lowering blocks and important considerations that should be made when deciding exactly how much to lower a car.
Suspension is a good first step for improving the handling of a car, but Cam Benty explains how new, better wheels and tires for classic cars can make an even bigger difference. Cory installs the wheels and teaches you about an aspect you might have otherwise overlooked: alignment.Watch Now >>
Many classic car enthusiasts are not purists when it comes to building and restoring their cars. Often these adventurous souls seek to improve the performance, handling, and safety of their cars, but without drastically altering the car’s original appearance. The number one modification many consider is improving the cars braking system but number two on…Watch Now >>
Corey Bedortha teaches you how to safely remove the parts of the stock rear suspension in your classic car, including how to take out the old shocks, rear shackle and leaf springs that will be replaced with new u-bolts. Be careful around the parking brake cable, because without it you’ll be down the road without…well…brakes.Watch Now >>
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,…Watch Now >>