• 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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  • 10:14

    Silent Drive Vacuum Pump

    High performance classic car enthusiasts know the pitfall of having an engine with a lopey idle and makes lots of power also means there is a lack of engine vacuum. This is caused by the narrow lobe separation on the camshaft. While low vacuum pressure alone is not an overwhelming concern, it does make operation…

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  • 21:48

    Brake Master Cylinder Booster

    Without question the one improvement most classic car enthusiasts make to their cars is improving the braking system. Whether you’re simply converting to a dual reservoir master cylinder, adding power brakes or doing a disc brake conversion the prospect of safer and better braking is a great investment in your ride. On our project 1968…

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  • 35:37

    Installing an Electric Emergency Brake

    Many classic and specialty cars don’t have the best parking / emergency brakes, and on many custom and street rod builds it gets left out completely. Our ’57 DeSoto is no exception as the parking brake for many early Chrysler Corporation cars was simply a small drum on the tail shaft of the transmission. In…

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  • 2:14

    Classic Car Brake Fluid

    Choosing the correct classic car brake fluid for your classic car can be a little confusing. We’ll examine the most common types of DOT 3, 4 & 5 brake fluid, and discuss their properties and then what you should consider when selecting them for your ride.

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  • 13:44

    Bleeding Brakes

    The final step in most brake projects on your classic car requires bleeding any air out of the brake system. Mark Simpson demonstrates three common ways to bleed your brake system, including the gravity method, vacuum bleeding and the pedal technique. You’ll discover both the proper techniques on bleeding brakes and some helpful tips.

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  • 12:06

    Power Brake Upgrade

    You automatically assume when you purchase a classic car with a power brake upgrade, all the work is done, but that is not always the case. Sometimes the past owners have made choices that don’t really get the job done. When 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible owner Doug Sjogren stopped by the Classic Car Restoration Club…

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  • 3:59

    Cleaning White Wall Tires

    Most classic car owners agree that keeping white wall tires looking bright white can be a challenge. Mark Simpson shares the process he uses when cleaning white wall tires to keep them looking like new on his rides.

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  • Proportioning Valve
    15:24

    Proportioning Valve Rebuild

    When restoring any classic car it is vitally important to rebuild ALL components in your car’s braking system. One component often overlooked is the proportioning valve. The proportioning valve determines the percentages of brake fluid directed to the front and rear brakes to ensure safe braking. Bob Wilson owner of RJ Restorations explains how the…

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