• 4:24

    Classic Car Circuit Breakers

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

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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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  • 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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  • 4:42

    Spot Welder Setup and Safety Tips

    When it comes to welding sheet metal, we often think of MIG or TIG welding or even gas or stick welding, but the spot welder is equally as useful and a great addition to any restoration shop. Mark Simpson demonstrates the basic setup and discusses common safety tips and procedures.

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  • 5:19

    Crimping on New Battery Terminal Connectors

    Whether you’re relocating your battery, making custom length battery cables or powering up a huge audio amplifier in the trunk, knowing the right way to cut and crimp large electrical cables will ensure your new upgrade will work as you intended. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to cut copper cable and crimp on new battery terminal…

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  • 4:21

    Steele Rubber Sealing

    Sometimes there are few options when purchasing reproduction rubber parts for your classic car, and nothing is more frustrating than when they don’t fit right. Dennis Gage is joined in the shop by Matt Agosta of Steele Rubber, to review one of their newest offerings, factory correct door weather striping for early Camaros. Agosta goes…

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  • 4:10

    Custom Autosound

    Adding modern sound to classic cars used to involve cutting up pristine factory dashboards to get everything to fit. But thanks to manufacturers like Custom AutoSound upgrades have become a lot easier. Dennis Gage is joined by Ryan McDonald of Custom Autosound as they discuss the many audio solutions including hidden audio systems that can…

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  • 7:46

    How To Remove GM Dash Switches

    Replacing the dash plastic is a common task when restoring most classic cars of the 60s and 70s. Whether the chrome accents need to be restored or the previous owner carved a bigger hole in the dash for a modern stereo, the dash can serve as the focal point of the interior. But removing the…

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  • 3:47

    Control Arm Upgrade

    Weak rear control arms are a common problem for GM A-Body cars (Chevelle, GTO, Cutlass, Gran Sport). This problem is especially noticeable on high horsepower cars. For years the backyard garage solution was to add boxing plates welded to the open channel in the control arm, but times change and aftermarket control arms offer both…

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