• CCRC 014796f_SS383U_c Understanding a Combination Valve FREE
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    Combination valves are common on most classic cars from the 1960s forward. This valve is often misrepresented as the proportioning valve, however the combination valve actually contains three distinctly different functions. Mark Simpson explains the different components within the combination valve and exactly how they function together.

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  • CCRC 013901f_SS366U_c Electric Choke Conversion
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    Many vintage cars use a heat riser tube from the exhaust manifold or intake to the carburetor to operate the choke mechanism. Because these systems rely on hot exhaust gasses to operate properly they are prone to failure over time. Adding headers or aftermarket carburetors can also make the use of heat riser tubes impossible.

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    Here’s one of the great masking tape tips. Aluminum foil can be a great tool in the shop. Whether you’re touching up paint on the engine or covering electrical components prior to degreasing an engine, its ability to form tightly around even complex shapes will keep it in place until the job is done.

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    Commonly used DOT 3 & 4 brake fluids are well known for their ability to damage paint. Here’s a quick tip to stop brake fluid leak and keep your engine compartment looking its best.

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  • CCRC 013108f_S3537u_c Evans - Evans High Performance Engine Coolant
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    An engine cooling system without water seems like science fiction, but the folks at Evans Cooling are rethinking the way cooling systems work. Water can be a good and evil component in any engine’s cooling system. While it does provide the necessary cooling our engines need its corrosive properties rusts our water jackets, clogs our

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  • CCRC 013696f_S3555u_c Points and Dwell
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    Most classic cars do not have electronic distributors, but rather rely on a set of points to trigger the ignition system. Mark Simpson takes a close look at how the points work and explains how they’re installed, then shows how to properly set the point gap and the dwell.

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  • Engine Detailing Tips
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    The difference between a good restoration and a great restoration is often the attention to detail. Bob Wilson of RJ Restorations shares some of his secrets in recreating original stamps, marks and inspection labels. While restoring the engine compartment on this low-mileage ‘71 Boss Mustang factory test car, Bob gives us an inside look at

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    Converting the coating on your bright zinc plated nuts and bolts to a yellow cadmium or black oxide look is a lot easier with some great products available from Caswell Inc.

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    Ball and Trunnion style U-Joints are susceptible to having the boot tear and then compromising the integrity of joint when water and debris enter the joint. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to replace the boot without the need to replace the shaft pin.

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