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1969 Chevrolet Turbo Hydra-Matic Mainshaft Change
Factory Fixes
Easy fix improves lubrication of 1969 and earlier Turbo Hydro-Matic transmissions.…keep reading

A Look at Seatbelt Planet's Seat Belt Re-webbing Service
Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
A Look at Seatbelt Planet's Seat Belt Re-webbing Service Sometimes there are required processes in car restoration that you just can't do yourself. Fortunately, there are folks out there who can do it for you. …keep reading

Overhauling the Sylphon Bellows Thermostat
How To - By Chris Wantuck
Overhauling the Sylphon Bellows Thermostat Used in the 1920s and 1930s, this thermostat control system is really not as complex as it looks…keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 25
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 25 Continuing with our 1937 Buick project we finish with brakes, wiring, and, at last, firing her up.…keep reading

The Right Method for Removing and Reinserting Studs
How To - By Chris Wantuck
The Right Method for Removing and Reinserting Studs When working on an engine, it's not unusual to find studs on oil pan surfaces, transmission bell housings, and intake and exhaust manifolds. Here's the right way to deal with them…keep reading

Grand Canyon Motoring - 1915 Metz & 1921 Velie
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Grand Canyon Motoring - 1915 Metz & 1921 Velie One of the better ways to highlight a vehicle's capability was to subject it to conditions and abuse that average drivers would never face.…keep reading

Finishing Touches: Reassembly of Cowl Lamps
Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
Finishing Touches: Reassembly of Cowl Lamps Practicing what we preach: we put the concepts of some of our previous articles together so show how they all work to make your projects more enjoyable.…keep reading


Installing Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines
How To - By John Gunnell
Installing Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines They may cost a little more, but unless you're looking for concours-level originality, the added safety is worth the price.…keep reading

Storytime with Liberty (1918 & 1919)
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Storytime with Liberty (1918 & 1919) Liberty Motor Company decided the best way to sell their "medium-priced car" was through storytelling…keep reading

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum
Feature Articles
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum Continuing on our roadtrip, we visited Auburn, Indiana and the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum…keep reading

America's Packard Museum
Feature Articles
America's Packard Museum On a recent Second Chance Garage roadtrip, we found ourselves going through Dayton, Ohio, and couldn't resist stopping by "America's Packard Museum.…keep reading

1953 Mercury Gearshift Linkage Adjustment
Factory Fixes
Describes method for adjusting gearshift linkage in 1952-1953 Mercurys with standard transmission…keep reading

Protect-O-Plates Help Car Collectors Verify Facts
Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Protect-O-Plates Help Car Collectors Verify Facts In the early to mid '60s, car manufacturers had to develop a way to keep tabs on the cars they sold for warranty purposes. These Protect-O-Plates can be a reliable source of information about your collector car.…keep reading

June 1958 De Soto Factory Fixes: Clears Washer Nozzles
Factory Fixes
Seems that 1958 DeSoto's had trouble with clogged windshield washer nozzles. Here's the remedy.…keep reading

Product Review: Muggy Weld Specialty Welding Products
Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
Product Review: Muggy Weld Specialty Welding Products Welding unlike metals... fixing pot-metal... what about welding cast iron? These are just some of the situations facing car restorers. Here are some products that may help. …keep reading

1958 Mercury Accelerator Pump Stroke Adjustment
Factory Fixes
These adjustments can make your carburetor work better when the weather changes.…keep reading

1950 Plymouth Condensation in Distributor cap
Factory Fixes
This Fix addresses a possible cause of hard-starting in a 1950 Plymouth…keep reading







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