• 17:23

    Battery Care: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Improperly preparing your car for storage can lead to problems when taking it out after sitting unused for an extended period of time. Problems with batteries are common, as most classic cars came originally equipped with flooded lead-acid batteries that continue to “out gas” even while stored. These acid vapors can deteriorate lead terminals, weaken…

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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. In fact, most cars even into the 1930s didn’t have oil filters, but rather a large oil plug on the oil pan that was used so that debris in the bottom of the pan could be fished out…

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  • 2:50

    Steering Wheel Puller Demo

    There are plenty of stories about the guy who removed a steering wheel in a salvage yard and ended up clobbering himself in the face when the it suddenly set itself free. You don’t have to be that guy. Using the right tools correctly can make short work of removing a steering wheel. Ross Kiehl…

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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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  • 3:09

    Windshield Washer Pump Rebuild

    It’s not uncommon at many car shows to see plenty of cars with a windshield washer pump that no longer functions. Those tell tale signs of an inoperable pump include missing hose lines, broken fittings, and even the electrical unplugged. Thankfully, our friends at Original Parts Group, Inc. have all the correct reproduction parts to…

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  • 10:15

    Sound Deadening Insulation Install

    Heat insulation and sound deadening insulation is and important step in building a solid new ride. Mark Simpson takes on the task of quieting down our 1968 Chevelle with the assistance of some great products from Hushmat, including their Ultra insulation, Pro Roller and new Quiet Tape. Our Big Block Chevelle makes plenty of heat…

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  • 8:01

    Stopping Rust in Frames and Rocker Panels

    When restoring a classic car, there are some areas that are nearly impossible to get to. One of those areas is inside the rocker panels and frame rails. Let’s face it—if your classic car still has it’s original rocker panel sheet metal, you want to do everything you can to keep it that way. Mark…

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  • 2:14

    Classic Car Brake Fluid

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

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  • 18:23

    Car Restoration Tools : Getting Started

    If you’re going to restore a classic car or just maintain one, you’re going to need some basic shop tools to get started. Mark Simpson discusses the car restoration tools you need to get started and some helpful advice for selecting the “right” tools.

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