• 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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  • 8:15

    Door Glass Removal

    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 a Power Window Switch

    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

    Making Electrical Wire Crimp Connections

    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

    Silent Drive Vacuum Pump

    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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