• 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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  • 24:23

    Rear Disc Brake Conversion

    Hang around old car guys long enough and you’ll hear plenty of conversations that start with, “What was the first car to have…?” When it comes to disc brakes, I am surprised by the number of answers that seem to be floating around. Many acknowledge the English built 1902 Lanchester as the first with disc…

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  • 0:59

    No-Cost Axle Puller

    You can never have enough tools, but if you’ve been restoring cars long enough you have most of what you need. But for those starting out or building cars on a limited budget the key to building cars is to make the most of what you do have. This same scenario applies when you are…

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  • 8:11

    Secondary Under-Dash Gauge Installation

    From nearly the invention of the automobile, motorists have relied on gauges to give them direct feedback as to how their car was performing. As time went by, more gauges were added to provide a host of information, but by the 1960s, cars became more affordable. With buyers less concerned about reading gauges, they were…

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  • 4:32

    Getting Started with Body Restoration

    No one is born with the skills to restore a Classic Car, but rather they are gained over trial and time. But there’s no argument we all started in the same place. Mark Simpson discusses with Terry Wright what it takes to get started in the hobby and be successful at it. It begins with…

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  • 4:01

    Grampa’s 1929 Model A Hot Rod

    Since the birth of the automobile in the late 1800s, car owners have sought to make cars go faster. This led to stripping away any unwanted weight including fenders, running boards, seats, etc. and increasing the engines performance. This quest for speed gave birth to what we know today as the Hot Rod. Fords were…

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  • 4:24

    Classic Car Circuit Breakers

    Every classic car electrical circuit and the components it serves must be protected by a fuse or circuit breaker. This ensures that if there is a fault in the circuit, it will not result in a ruined component, or worse yet, an electrical fire. But cars built in the 1950s and earlier often do not…

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  • 6:09

    Build Safer Electrical Systems with Electrical Relays

    Electrical relays are essentially electrically operated switches. They have been used in a wide array of electrical systems for over 200-years. Early classic cars had little need for electrical relays and often even lacked fuses or circuit breakers. As cars became more sophisticated and the electric systems more robust, relays proved an effective means to…

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  • 8:29

    Installing a Car Tire Inner Tube: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    The first tubeless tire was patented by Goodyear in 1903, and even though it was a great idea they did not become available on American production cars until 1954 when Packard introduced them on their new models. Many classic cars of the 1950s and earlier used inner tubes and some cars and trucks used them…

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