• 6:33

    Front Suspension – Tie Rod End Replacement

    No one enjoys driving a classic car with loose steering, clunking noises, vibration or pulls to one side. Often these problems can be associated with the wear or failure of the “tie rod ends.” The tie rod end is a critical component in your classic car’s steering, and functions to turn your wheels when steering.…

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  • 3:56

    Front Suspension Rebuild – Overview

    While production automobiles have been offered with independent front suspension for over 100 years, the style and configuration of the various components has continued to evolve. It’s true that many early models used a beam style axle, but this was largely a hold-over from the time cars resembled little more than the carriages that inspired…

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  • 24:23

    Rear Disc Brake Conversion

    Hang around old car guys long enough and you’ll hear plenty of conversations that start with, “What was the first car to have…?” When it comes to disc brakes, I am surprised by the number of answers that seem to be floating around. Many acknowledge the English built 1902 Lanchester as the first with disc…

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  • 15:00

    Selecting the Right Air Hoses & Fittings

    In the easy days of automobile painting, cars were painted by brush then hand rubbed into a smooth finish. But as assembly lines began, the need to paint cars quickly and efficiently became a driving factor to the introduction of spray painting. Cars are still spray painted today although in most cases the assembly line…

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  • 9:26

    Painting Prep – Cleaning the Surface

    A frequently asked question for our technical staff is, “I want to repaint my car, what’s the first step I should take?” Our reply is simple: “Clean It.” Perhaps that’s an oversimplification, but nonetheless an important first step to achieving a high-quality paint job. If you begin sanding or grinding on your car’s finish before…

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  • 1:49

    No-Drip Brake Bleeder

    Early cars used mechanical means of activating the car’s brakes, whether the brakes were cable operated or metal rods and levers. These systems proved very effective when properly adjusted. But there were limitations to these early systems and they notoriously required a fair amount of effort to stop a car. All of that changed when…

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  • 12:12

    Paint Spray Gun Cleaning & Storage

    As hard as it is to believe nowadays, there was a time when all cars were painted by brush with several coats of Japanese and Nitrocellulose Lacquer. Spray painting cars began in the 1930’s and over the years has become the standard for applying the cars finish. Professionals and hobbyists alike have perfected this process,…

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  • 25:14

    Automotive Paint Spray Gun Setup

    From nearly the time automotive manufacturers stopped painting cars with a brush and began using paint spray guns, spray gun manufacturers have pursued the challenge of making a “better spray gun.” This competitive process has dramatically changed the equipment and processes we use today, even when compared to just a few decades ago. Modern spray…

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  • 32:31

    Understanding Automotive Spray Guns

    There are many steps to any complete classic car restoration but perhaps the most time consuming and expensive is completing the body and paint work. Likewise there is no greater aspect of the restoration where you can save a few dollars and have the pride of knowing “you did that”, not to mention knowing it’s…

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