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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

Roamer: America's Smartest Car
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Roamer: America's Smartest Car The Roamer, manufactured by Barley Motor Car Company was marketed as "America's Smartest Car". Over a period of 14 years, 12,000 were manufactured. This is their story.…keep reading

Old-time upgrade for your old-time car's king pins
How To - By John Gunnell
Old-time upgrade for your old-time car's king pins Old-time kingpin upgrade is still available and will let your car steer better…keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 24
Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 24 Continuing on with the Buick, we add rear suspension and gas tank.…keep reading

1964 Tempest Front Seat Adjustment
Factory Fixes
An additional adjustment is possible on the 1964 Tempest sedan and coupe front seat to satisfy the requirements of shorter people.…keep reading

Product Review: Duo-Mite Metal Bender
Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
Product Review: Duo-Mite Metal Bender There are several tools in our shop that aren't used every day. But when we need them, it's great to have them. The Duo-Mite Metal Bender is one of those tools.…keep reading

Comet Six
Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Comet Six Car makers have been interested in Comets for quite a while: from the 1907 California-made Comet to the Mercury Comet. This article as about still yet another Comet: The Comet Six…keep reading







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