• 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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  • 15:00

    Selecting the Right Air Hoses & Fittings

    In the easy days of automobile painting, cars were painted by brush then hand rubbed into a smooth finish. But as assembly lines began, the need to paint cars quickly and efficiently became a driving factor to the introduction of spray painting. Cars are still spray painted today although in most cases the assembly line…

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  • 9:26

    Painting Prep – Cleaning the Surface

    A frequently asked question for our technical staff is, “I want to repaint my car, what’s the first step I should take?” Our reply is simple: “Clean It.” Perhaps that’s an oversimplification, but nonetheless an important first step to achieving a high-quality paint job. If you begin sanding or grinding on your car’s finish before…

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  • 12:12

    Paint Spray Gun Cleaning & Storage

    As hard as it is to believe nowadays, there was a time when all cars were painted by brush with several coats of Japanese and Nitrocellulose Lacquer. Spray painting cars began in the 1930’s and over the years has become the standard for applying the cars finish. Professionals and hobbyists alike have perfected this process,…

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  • 25:14

    Automotive Paint Spray Gun Setup

    From nearly the time automotive manufacturers stopped painting cars with a brush and began using paint spray guns, spray gun manufacturers have pursued the challenge of making a “better spray gun.” This competitive process has dramatically changed the equipment and processes we use today, even when compared to just a few decades ago. Modern spray…

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  • 32:31

    Understanding Automotive Spray Guns

    There are many steps to any complete classic car restoration but perhaps the most time consuming and expensive is completing the body and paint work. Likewise there is no greater aspect of the restoration where you can save a few dollars and have the pride of knowing “you did that”, not to mention knowing it’s…

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  • 27:30

    Rear Coil-Over Shock Conversion

    Many classic car enthusiasts are not purists when it comes to building and restoring their cars. Often these adventurous souls seek to improve the performance, handling, and safety of their cars, but without drastically altering the car’s original appearance. The number one modification many consider is improving the cars braking system but number two on…

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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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  • 55:14

    Installing A Glue-In Windshield

    By the late 1960s, most passenger cars were using glue-in windshields. They provided better seals, additional structural rigidity and increased speed of installation over their rubber mounted predecessors. But unfortunately many auto restorers are uncomfortable removing and installing an auto windshield, but that reluctance is often nothing more than being unfamiliar with the process. The…

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