• 9:49

    Oil Change Tips: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    When bringing any car out of long-term storage it is important to change ALL the fluids, this includes the engine oil. Even if you installed fresh oil before putting it away, if it’s been sitting for more than a year the oil needs to be changed before ever thinking of turning the key. We commonly…

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  • 4:53

    Plugging a Tire

    Any time your car breaks down on the side of the road it can be an uneasy situation, but when it’s your classic car it seems a little worse. Classic cars draw a lot of attention and the thought of leaving it on the side of the road adds to the stress. Most flat tires…

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  • 7:51

    AMC’s 1970 Rebel Machine Up Close

    Many of the most radical factory street machines came out of the late 60s and early 70s and the 1970 AMC Rebel Machine is no exception. We join Dennis Gage to check out Joey Lange’s extensive collection of classic iron, but more importantly take an up close look at his stunning ’70 Rebel Machine. While…

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  • 11:37

    Install New Spark Plugs: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Before trying to start any classic car coming out of long-term storage it’s a good idea to inspect the entire ignition and electrical system, and replace spark plug wires if needed, change out the points and condenser and drop in a fresh set of spark plugs. Even though the car may have run just fine…

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  • 17:59

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

    Oftentimes when a classic car is put into storage, it isn’t done so properly. Rather than prepare the car to sit unused, it simply stopped being driven by the owner. This usually means the battery is still in place, the fluids are dirty and the fuel tank is partially full. To bring any car out…

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  • 17:23

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

    Improperly preparing your car for storage can lead to problems when taking it out after sitting unused for an extended period of time. Problems with batteries are common, as most classic cars came originally equipped with flooded lead-acid batteries that continue to “out gas” even while stored. These acid vapors can deteriorate lead terminals, weaken…

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  • 3:20

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

    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 sanding filler and primer. However, they can get expensive, and the cost alone can have you second-guessing yourself when it comes to modifying them. Mark Simpson shares a great tip that will help you create custom foam sanding blocks at a fraction of the cost. Using simple hand…

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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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