• 17:59

    Cleaning Fuel System: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Unfortunately, oftentimes when a classic car has been stored it wasn’t properly stored. But rather it just stopped being driven. This commonly means the battery is still in place, the fluids are dirty and the fuel tank is partially full. To bring any car out of long-term storage requires more effort than simply adding fresh…

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  • 17:23

    Battery Care: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Oftentimes when a classic car is put into long-term storage, the intention is not for it to be in storage at all but rather the car was simply no longer driven. This often means many items that should have been taken care of before sitting for extended periods have created their own problems. This includes…

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  • 3:20

    Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage – Water Pump Packing

    We’ve all come to expect that various components on our classic cars require routine maintenance, but on early classic cars the maintenance schedule includes several items we’ve come to take for granted on more modern classics. One item that requires more care on older classics is the water pump. These early water pumps worked well…

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  • 2:14

    Building Your Own Sanding Blocks

    High-Density Foam sanding blocks are great for block sanding filler and primer. But they can get expensive, and the cost alone can have you second-guessing yourself when it comes to modifying one of these foam gems. Mark Simpson shares a great tip that will help you build custom foam sanding blocks at a fraction of…

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  • 4:24

    Installing an Inner Tube Patch

    Mid-fifties and earlier classic cars commonly used inner tubes in their tires. In fact the first U.S. auto manufacturer to use tubeless tires on production cars was Packard in 1954. Early roads were rough and it was commonplace in the 1930s for drivers to install an inner tube patch while on the side of the…

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  • 10:13

    Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage: Removing Tires from Rims

    Perhaps the first thing most enthusiasts have to deal with when bringing a car out of long-term storage is flat tires. Understanding how to remove a tire from a rim can be a real lifesaver in getting a classic car rolling again. Over time most tires lose air pressure and if unattended, the rim and…

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  • 12:46

    Car Assessment – Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Let’s face it, stuff can go wrong with a classic car just sitting still and if you’ve let the car sit for decades or bought a car that has, you’ll have to take a few precautions before ever considering firing up the engine. When bringing any car out of storage you should begin with a…

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  • 3:41

    Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    The simple fact is that for every gleaming classic car at your local car show or cruise night there are 10 more sitting in a garage, barn or field waiting for their time to shine again. But for many of these cars, they were never prepared for car long term storage but rather simply parked…

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  • 8:40

    Glove Box Detailing

    Complete classic car restoration is actually a collection of numerous smaller restoration projects. And it’s the quality and quantity of these smaller restoration projects that determines the overall quality of the final car. If your plan is to reach for the top rung of the ladder on your restoration you’ll need to pay close attention…

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