• 17:59

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

    Oftentimes when a classic car is put into storage, it isn’t done so properly. Rather than prepare the car to sit unused, it simply stopped being driven by the owner. This usually means the battery is still in place, the fluids are dirty and the fuel tank is partially full. To bring any car out…

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  • 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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  • 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, we dread the thought of having our cars towed home simply because the part you need is not readily available. Thankfully, the…

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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. 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 faster,…

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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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  • 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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  • 11:30

    High-Torque Starter Upgrade

    The importance of a good high-torque starter in your classic car cannot be overstated. Whether you’re leaving for that big trip or simply a cruise around town, when you turn that key you want to hear the engine purr. Nothing makes your heart sink faster than hearing nothing at all or the slow moan of…

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