• 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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  • 4:53

    Plugging a Tire

    Any time your car breaks down on the side of the road it can be an uneasy situation, but when it’s your classic car it seems a little worse. Classic cars draw a lot of attention and the thought of leaving it on the side of the road adds to the stress. Most flat tires…

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  • 7:51

    AMC’s 1970 Rebel Machine Up Close

    Many of the most radical factory street machines came out of the late 60s and early 70s and the 1970 AMC Rebel Machine is no exception. We join Dennis Gage to check out Joey Lange’s extensive collection of classic iron, but more importantly take an up close look at his stunning ’70 Rebel Machine. While…

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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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  • 2:14

    Building Your Own Sanding Blocks

    High-Density Foam sanding blocks are great for block sanding filler and primer. But they can get expensive, and the cost alone can have you second-guessing yourself when it comes to modifying one of these foam gems. Mark Simpson shares a great tip that will help you build custom foam sanding blocks at a fraction of…

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