You automatically assume when you purchase a classic car with a power brake upgrade, all the work is done, but that is not always the case. Sometimes the past owners have made choices that don’t really get the job done. When 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible owner Doug Sjogren stopped by the Classic Car Restoration Club garage, it was evident his brake system was failing to get the job done. After examining the car and discussing what we discovered with the tech support team at Master Power Brakes (MPBrakes.com) we soon had the “Right Components” in the shop. Follow along as Doug and Mark Simpson and make the conversion and have this Cutlass stopping on a dime.
We are nearing the end of our project where we’re replacing brakes and rotors. It is time to start putting things back together on the brake job. George Vondriska continues with the brake update by installing the rotor and caliper. Learn tips on tightening castle nuts on wheel bearings and more.Watch Now >>
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 overlooked otherwise – alignment.Watch Now >>
Brent Ackley repacks the wheel bearings on his 1966 Buick Skylark to inspect them for wear and damage. He removes the dust cover, cotter key and castle nut to teach you how to take out both the inner and outer bearings for cleaning and then examine and repack them.Watch Now >>