• 2:54

    Car Start: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Whether you just purchase a car that has not seen the road in years or if it’s your beloved classic that has sat patiently for years waiting for it’s time in the sun again, the process of bringing a car out of long-term storage can be a little labor-intensive. Our slogan when we started the…

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  • 15:44

    Brake Master Cylinder: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Classic cars that have been stored for years are notorious for having brake system failures, and when bringing a car out of storage it’s important to examine the brake system components carefully before getting started. Signs of leaking, missing or wrinkled paint around brake components, and signs of corrosion on brake parts can all give…

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  • 8:03

    Replacing Frost Plugs: Bringing A Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Proving the case that classic cars can break down even when you’re not driving them, frost plugs or also known as expansion plugs or core plugs are known to fail even when a car is in storage. The correct term for these plugs in the engine’s cooling jackets is “Core Plug” although “Frost Plugs” is…

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 11:30

    High-Torque Starter Upgrade

    The importance of a good high-torque starter in your classic car cannot be overstated. Whether you’re leaving for that big trip or simply a cruise around town, when you turn that key you want to hear the engine purr. Nothing makes your heart sink faster than hearing nothing at all or the slow moan of…

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