• 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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  • 10:11

    Classic Car Fuel Pump Conversion

    Restoring almost any classic car can be a challenge, and finding the correct maintenance parts once they are completed can prolong those challenges. Let’s face it cars break down, and for many of us classic car enthusiasts we dread the thought of having to have our cars towed home simply because the part you need…

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  • 13:42

    Replacing Classic Car Sway Bar Bushings

    The first patent on a sway bar and sway bar bushings design came in Canada by Stephen Coleman in 1919. Although 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…

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  • 8:49

    Spin-on Oil Filter Conversion

    Oil filter conversion is one component of our classic cars to which we seldom give much thought. The fact is most cars even into the 1930s did not have oil filters, but rather a large oil plug on the oil pan was used so debris in the bottom of the pan could be fished out…

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