• 10:11

    Restoring almost any classic car can be a challenge, and finding the correct maintenance parts once they are completed can prolong those challenges. Let’s face it cars break down, and for many of us classic car enthusiasts we dread the thought of having to have our cars towed home simply because the part you need…

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  • 13:42

    The first patent on a sway bar and sway bar bushings design came in Canada by Stephen Coleman in 1919. Although there wasn’t much call for it on early pre-war cars as stiff suspension and body roll were simply viewed as part of the driving experience. Following World War II roads had improved, cars were…

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  • 8:49

    Oil filter conversion is one component of our classic cars to which we seldom give much thought. The fact is most cars even into the 1930s did not have oil filters, but rather a large oil plug on the oil pan was used so debris in the bottom of the pan could be fished out…

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  • 6:55

    Dennis Gage just can’t get enough of a good thing, so naturally he’s compelled to return to the dream garage of Jay Leno. This time Jay couldn’t resist sharing one of his cars that brings back countless memories of his youth: a 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre that he helped his father order from the dealer.…

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  • 11:30

    The importance of a good high-torque starter in your classic car cannot be overstated. Whether you’re leaving for that big trip in your classic car or simply returning from a local cruise night, when you turn that key you want to hear that engine turning. Nothing makes your heart sink faster than turning the key…

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  • 8:15

    Whether you’ve just bought your classic car or you’ve driven it a few decades sooner or later you’re going to need to remove or replace the door glass. Older classics with side safety glass are also prone to “fogging” around the edges as the glass delaminates from the safety plastic sheet, forcing owners to replace…

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  • 2:06

    Removing door panels often involves removing various door panel components first. Mark Simpson gives us a look at a typical power window switch used on cars of the 40s, 50s and 60s and how to release the clips for easy removal using common automotive picks.

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  • 15:11

    The foundation for any classic car electrical system is good quality wire and connections. Improperly installed electrical wire crimp connections can lead to electrical shorts, system failures or even fire. Mark Simpson will discuss the different parts of a crimp connector and demonstrate how to install the most common types of electrical wire crimp connectors…

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  • 10:14

    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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