• 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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  • 17:59

    Cleaning Fuel System: Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Unfortunately, oftentimes when a classic car has been stored it wasn’t properly stored. But rather it just stopped being driven. This commonly means the battery is still in place, the fluids are dirty and the fuel tank is partially full. To bring any car out of long-term storage requires more effort than simply adding fresh…

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  • 17:23

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

    Oftentimes when a classic car is put into long-term storage, the intention is not for it to be in storage at all but rather the car was simply no longer driven. This often means many items that should have been taken care of before sitting for extended periods have created their own problems. This includes…

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  • 4:24

    Installing an Inner Tube Patch

    Mid-fifties and earlier classic cars commonly used inner tubes in their tires. In fact the first U.S. auto manufacturer to use tubeless tires on production cars was Packard in 1954. Early roads were rough and it was commonplace in the 1930s for drivers to install an inner tube patch while on the side of the…

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  • 12:46

    Car Assessment – Bringing a Car Out of Long-Term Storage

    Let’s face it, stuff can go wrong with a classic car just sitting still and if you’ve let the car sit for decades or bought a car that has, you’ll have to take a few precautions before ever considering firing up the engine. When bringing any car out of storage you should begin with a…

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  • 10:11

    Classic Car Fuel Pump Conversion

    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

    Replacing Classic Car Sway Bar Bushings

    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

    Spin-on Oil Filter Conversion

    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

    Jay Leno’s Garage: 1966 Ford Galaxie 7-Litre

    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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