• 11:06

    Replacing Upper & Lower Ball Joints

    In the early days of the automobile most cars’ front wheels turned on king pins attached to a solid axle. But as the roads and technology improved the KingPin was replaced by the Ball Joint in the 1950s. Ball joints served to simplify the front suspension system and offered better steering performance, they are also…

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  • 7:12

    Removing/Installing Torsion Bars

    Although Chrysler Corporation was the first to roll out torsion bar suspension across its model lines in 1957, the idea of using torsion bars for steering/suspension systems started early in automotive history. Prior to Chrysler’s introduction into torsion bars other manufacturers that had previously used it either in prototype or production cars included: Citroen, Volkswagen,…

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  • 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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  • 27:30

    Rear Coil-Over Shock Conversion

    Many classic car enthusiasts are not purists when it comes to building and restoring their cars. Often these adventurous souls seek to improve the performance, handling, and safety of their cars, but without drastically altering the car’s original appearance. The number one modification many consider is improving the cars braking system but number two on…

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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. 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 faster,…

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  • 3:47

    Control Arm Upgrade

    Weak rear control arms are a common problem for GM A-Body cars (Chevelle, GTO, Cutlass, Gran Sport). This problem is especially noticeable on high horsepower cars. For years the backyard garage solution was to add boxing plates welded to the open channel in the control arm, but times change and aftermarket control arms offer both…

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  • 19:25

    Gas Tank Replacement

    It’s no secret that the inside of many vintage gas tanks can hide rust and scale that has built up over years of service. To ensure the reliability of your car, you should consider replacing it. Mark Simpson takes us through the process of installing new fuel level sending units, filler necks and hanging the…

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  • How to Install Lowering Blocks
    14:06

    How to Install Lowering Blocks

    Roadways across America were much different in the seventies and earlier than they are today. To compensate for rough roads and uneven pavement manufacturers gave their cars plenty of ground clearance, however today this elevated stance seems to rival that of most four wheel drive trucks. A popular conversion to give cars a more modern…

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