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Dodge Rebellion

Dodge Rebellion

Classic Car Literature - By Chris Ritter
Dodge announced the great Dodge Rebellion ad campaign in 1966, designed to change the status quo …keep reading

Emotional Attachment Makes VW Restoration Worthwhile

Emotional Attachment Makes VW Restoration Worthwhile

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Sometimes an emotional attachment to a car can cause some people to spend more on a restoration than the restored car will be worth. But, hey, it's their car and their money. They know what it's worth to them. …keep reading

The Factory Behind the Car

The Factory Behind the Car

Classic Car Literature - By Chris Ritter
With so many automotive manufacturers in existence, and many of them not being too stable, it was important for manufacturers to show that they were here to stay …keep reading

Rebuilding a Door Bumper: An Example of Machining Basics and Simple Casting

Rebuilding a Door Bumper: An Example of Machining Basics and Simple Casting

Car Restoration How To - By Chris Wantuck
On many projects, many smaller parts are just not available. This door bumper is one of them. Here's how to re-create your own. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 15

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 15

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
I can't remember ever thinking about paint as much as I have in the past 5 months. It has been constant; before I fall asleep at night, all day during work, and even one or two dreams! …keep reading

Banjo Lessons: Steering Wheel Restoration

Banjo Lessons: Steering Wheel Restoration

Car Restoration How To - By John Gunnell
Restoring a three-spoke "Banjo" steering wheel...sometimes it take two to make one. …keep reading

Salvaging an Ignition Rotor: When Parts Become Scarce and You Must Repair

Salvaging an Ignition Rotor: When Parts Become Scarce and You Must Repair

Car Restoration How To - By Chris Wantuck
As parts for collectible cars become harder to find, sometimes you have no choice but to repair what you have …keep reading

Welding Cast Iron: Repairing a Brittle Metal

Welding Cast Iron: Repairing a Brittle Metal

Car Restoration How To - By Chris Wantuck
No sense in tossing a hard-to-find cast iron part because it's cracked or broken. Instead of drilling out the end of the crack and putting in a bolt, repairing the cast iron to join the surfaces is a better way to prevent further cracking. …keep reading

Exclusive Powdercoat Saves Unobtanium Pistons

Exclusive Powdercoat Saves Unobtanium Pistons

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Here's a solution to getting longer life to those old, impossible to find replacement pistons (and other parts). …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 14

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 14

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Smoothing out some small dents an wrinkles proved to be not too difficult. But sanding (and more sanding) was a tedious requirement. Did I mention that I had to do a lot of sanding? …keep reading

How Car Makers got your Attention before World War II

How Car Makers got your Attention before World War II

Classic Car Literature - By Chris Ritter
When it comes to advertising, it has always been hard to stand out from the crowd. Working with the technology they had, early car manufacturers sometimes got pretty creative in getting their message to customers. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 22: Resto-Mod Sound Systems

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 22: Resto-Mod Sound Systems

Resto-Mods
Our final installment in our series on Resto-Mods deals with sound systems. We hope that you have found this series to be informative, instructive and inspiring. …keep reading

Making Acorn Nuts: The Pursuit of Excellence

Making Acorn Nuts: The Pursuit of Excellence

Car Restoration How To - By Chris Wantuck
When do we settle for just what is available from a vendor or supplier? At what length do we go in order to achieve the correct look? …keep reading

Automobile Blue Book: 1911 GPS??

Automobile Blue Book: 1911 GPS??

Classic Car Literature - By Chris Ritter
Getting around in 1911 by automobile wasn't always easy. The American Blue Book did what it could to make your travels pleasant. …keep reading

Clean and Protect Cars and Trucks Quickly with Prolong Car Care Products

Clean and Protect Cars and Trucks Quickly with Prolong Car Care Products

New Products
New line of waterless car cleaning products can be just what's needed during these times of drought and water shortages. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 21: Convertible Tops

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 21: Convertible Tops

Resto-Mods
Detroit built convertible top muscle cars in relatively small numbers. If you're lucky enough to have one of these, it can add difficulty and cost to your restoration. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 13

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 13

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Prepping a car for paint takes a lot of work, there's sanding, sanding, sanding and, did I mention, sanding. …keep reading

How to Use Threaded Rivets

How to Use Threaded Rivets

Car Restoration How To - By Chris Wantuck
It's all in the details...It's the little things that count and these little gems go along way to achieving the original look. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 20: Upholstery

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 20: Upholstery

Resto-Mods
A slight divergence on our path through our resto-mod series. We look at another project Camaro with a storied past for our upholstery coverage (pun intended). …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 12

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 12

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Time to tackle stripping off the old paint and adding some new... …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 19: Wiring

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 19: Wiring

Resto-Mods
In this installment of our Resto-Mod series, we discuss wiring systems and suppliers for re-wiring your project. …keep reading

Classic Car Trailering

Classic Car Trailering

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
What you want to look for before (and after) buying a trailer to carry your Classic Car. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 11

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 11

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Engines, and bearings and paint, oh my. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 18: Assembly

Resto-Mods
This part of our continuing series on resto-mod restorations discusses some things to consider when planning your re-assembly process. …keep reading

Losing Your Car in Unforeseen Circumstances

Losing Your Car in Unforeseen Circumstances

Feature Articles - By Patrick Smith
When using the services of restoration shops there certain pitfalls you have to be aware of. Sometimes they can even cost you your car. …keep reading

A Look at Pierce Bicycles & Motorcycles

A Look at Pierce Bicycles & Motorcycles

Classic Car Literature - By Chris Ritter
We've all heard of Pierce Arrow auto, but before they made cars, Pierce manufactured some top quality bicycles and motorcycles. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 17 - Paint

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 17 - Paint

Resto-Mods
Paint is an important part of any restoration, but in the Resto-Mod world, it is everything! …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 10

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 10

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Cleaning up the torque tube, rear axle, rear suspension and the horns are covered in this segment of our restoration journal. …keep reading

Casting Tail Light Lenses

Casting Tail Light Lenses

Car Restoration How To - By Chris Wantuck
Casting plastics is not new, but knowing what materials are available and how to use them can make this task simple. And fun! …keep reading

AutomotiveTouchup Offers Custom-Specified DIY Paint Pens

AutomotiveTouchup Offers Custom-Specified DIY Paint Pens

New Products
AutomotiveTouchup introduces their line of paint touchup pens for DIY automotive paint touchup jobs. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 9

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 9

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
In our continuing saga of the 1937 Buick, we look at a generator rebuild and have a look at the door innards. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 16: Sanding and Priming

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 16: Sanding and Priming

Resto-Mods
The key to a good paint job is good preparation. The article discusses painting primer and the sanding process needed to give you that spot-on paint job. …keep reading

How to Touch Up Paint on Your Classic Car

How to Touch Up Paint on Your Classic Car

Car Restoration How To - By John Gunnell
Applying touch-up paint to a car is easy. Applying touch-up paint to an old finish so it looks like no touch-up has been done is an art. …keep reading

Driving a Ford Model A

Driving a Ford Model A

Good Ol Days
While the Model A Ford conformed more to standard practice than the Model T, there are still some idiosyncracies to contend with. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 8

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 8

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
This journal entry covers a part of the restoration process where precision is definitely required. …keep reading

Beauty Under the Skin: Pontiac Chassis Clean Up

Beauty Under the Skin: Pontiac Chassis Clean Up

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
There are other options available other than a $50,000 frame-off restoration. For many collectors a more practical alternative is cleaning up, rust-proofing, and painting as much as possible. …keep reading

Classic Car Buyer's Guide: 1968-1972 Olds Cutlass & 442

Classic Car Buyer's Guide: 1968-1972 Olds Cutlass & 442

Buyers Guide - By Patrick Smith
After Pontiac's success with the GTO, the Lansing Boys decided to make their F85 and Cutlass a performance car. Thus, the 442. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 15: Drive Train

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 15: Drive Train

Resto-Mods
In this installment of our continuing series on resto-mods, we'll take a look at some of the popular transmission choices builders make. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 7

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 7

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
We pulled the engine to look things over...we've got to get this Buick to give up smoking …keep reading

1946 Buick: Where the Fun Begins!

1946 Buick: Where the Fun Begins!

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Buick was ready to go when World War II ended. Because the 1942's were completely redesigned, the '46's were still pretty fresh. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 14 - Exhausts

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 14 - Exhausts

Resto-Mods
There are at least a gazillion options (you can quote us on that) available when it comes to selecting the exhaust systems for your resto-mod project. We hope this provides some guidance. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 6

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 6

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Time to make sure that the gas tank is in proper condition. …keep reading

Controlling Noise and Heat in Your Classic Car

Controlling Noise and Heat in Your Classic Car

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
To make your classic car more enjoyable to ride in, you want to reduce noise and heat as much as possible. Here's some information that might help when considering automotive insulaton. …keep reading

New 6 Volt Fan Line

New 6 Volt Fan Line

New Products
Maradyne Introduces a new line of 6 volt fans for classic vehicles. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 13 - Crate Engines

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 13 - Crate Engines

Resto-Mods
In this installment of our Resto-Mod series, we take a look at crate engines, what to look for, and some things to avoid. …keep reading

"Pipe by Numbers" to Properly Route Brake Lines

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
We were concerned about making brake lines for the '61 Daimler SP-250 we've been restoring. Fabricating the "pipes" wasn't the problem; knowing what "pipes" to fabricate was. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 5

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 5

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
After our little mishap described in Part 4, it was time to dig in and make sure that didn't happen again. …keep reading

Restoring Instrument FacePlates for Your Classic Car

Restoring Instrument FacePlates for Your Classic Car

Car Restoration How To - By Chris Wantuck
Details...it's all in the details. Leaving a clock or instrument faceplate in its original worn condition detracts from the look of a freshly restored car. Here's one approach to giving those faceplates a new look. …keep reading

A Spectacular Exhibit of Art Deco Cars

A Spectacular Exhibit of Art Deco Cars

Feature Articles
Second Chance Garage decided it was time for a road trip, and what better trip to take than to Nashville, TN to see the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' exhibit of Art Deco cars, titled "Sensuous Steel: Art Deco Automobiles". …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 12: Choosing Tires for Your Resto-Mod

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 12: Choosing Tires for Your Resto-Mod

Resto-Mods
With practically unlimited choices, selecting the correct wheel for your resto-mod project can be daunting. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 4

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 4

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
This Buick Journal entry discusses replacing the headliner, upholstery, and some serious unpleasantness. …keep reading

Abrasive Blasting Cabinets: Blasting Parts from the Past

Abrasive Blasting Cabinets: Blasting Parts from the Past

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
If you're going to be cleaning more than just a few parts, a blasting cabinet is a necessary tool for your garage. …keep reading

Reproducing Small Parts: A Quick Way to Make Patterns

Reproducing Small Parts: A Quick Way to Make Patterns

Car Restoration How To - By Chris Wantuck
Sometime we come across the need to replicate small parts that aren't readily available commercially. Here's one approach. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 11 - Suspensions

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 11 - Suspensions

Resto-Mods
In this installment of our Resto-Mod series we look at Suspension systems and discuss some of the upgrades that are available. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 3

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 3

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Time to make the "Old Girl" pretty again. I wanted to drive the car while doing these projects, so the first thing I decided to tackle was redoing the '37 Buick's woodgraining. …keep reading

Car Restoration Costs Broken Down

Car Restoration Costs Broken Down

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
The first question a typical restoration shop gets is "How much is it going to cost?" TLC Restorations shows how they answer it. …keep reading

How to Replace the Trunk Handle on your 1948 Pontiac Streamliner

How to Replace the Trunk Handle on your 1948 Pontiac Streamliner

Car Restoration How To - By Bill Flitcraft
These things always look tricky, since there are rarely any visual cues as to how to take them apart. This step-by-step directions should make it a piece of cake. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 10 - Disc Brake Conversions

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 10 - Disc Brake Conversions

Resto-Mods
When considering a disc brake conversion for your resto-mod restoration, you need to consider many things, including horsepower, driving style, wheel design and tires. And then some. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 2

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 2

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
We needed to go a little further before we could get our Project Buick up and running. …keep reading

Want a gem of a show car? Follow Diamond Dave's Tips

Want a gem of a show car? Follow Diamond Dave's Tips

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
Dave Collard operates Diamond Dave's Detailing and he been doing car detailing for a long time. Here are some suggestions on how the do-it-yourselfer can get better results. …keep reading

Wills Sainte Claire: A Car Ahead of Its Time, Part Three

Wills Sainte Claire: A Car Ahead of Its Time, Part Three

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Part One dealt with the biography of C. H. Wills, focusing especially on his long-time association with Henry Ford. Part Two explored the history of the marque. In Part Three, we'll take a more in-depth look at the car's special features and how it was marketed. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 9 - Trunk Restoration

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 9 - Trunk Restoration

Resto-Mods
Here we look at repairs that may be required for a typical resto-mod trunk restoration. …keep reading

Restoration Made Easy: Simple Coil Spring Removal

Beginners Corner - By John Gunnell
The job of removing coil springs from in between the upper and lower control arms of a classic car's front suspension is a task that throws fear into the minds of many hobbyists. …keep reading

Wills Sainte Claire: A Community-Built Car, Part Two

Wills Sainte Claire: A Community-Built Car, Part Two

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Part One dealt with the biography of C. H. Wills, focusing especially on his long-time association with Henry Ford. In Part Two we'll consider in greater detail the history of the car that bore his name, the Wills Sainte Claire. …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 1

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 1

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
This is the first installment following the restoration of Chris Ritter's 1937 Buick Special Business Coupe. …keep reading

Electrical Connections: The Importance of Soldering

Feature Articles - By Chris Wantuck
How many times have you seen classic cars that wouldn't start, and the culprit is a bad electrical connection? Here are some thoughts as to how to prevent this from happening to you. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 8 - Upgrading A Resto-Mod with Factory Goodies

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 8 - Upgrading A Resto-Mod with Factory Goodies

Resto-Mods
In this installment talks about upgrades that can be easily made to your resto-mod project. …keep reading

C.H. Wills: The Man Who Produced the Wills Saint Claire, Part One

C.H. Wills: The Man Who Produced the Wills Saint Claire, Part One

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Childe Harold Wills was a considerable presence in the early development of the automobile, first with Ford and later producing his own car that was a technological marvel. This is the first of a three-part article about the man and his automobile. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 7 - Bodywork

Resto-Mod Restorations: Part 7 - Bodywork

Resto-Mods
Moving on to bodywork on our Camaro and Firebird Resto-mod projects …keep reading

The Columbia Car: Reliable, Simple to Operate and Ready for Action

The Columbia Car: Reliable, Simple to Operate and Ready for Action

Auto Biography
In the late 1800s, as fewer bicycles were being sold, the Columbia Electric Car seemed like a good way for Albert Pope to keep his factories busy. …keep reading

Sweating the Details on a Camaro Redo

Sweating the Details on a Camaro Redo

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
The bottom line when it comes to car restoration is that it is your car and you can do with it what you want. Some people want to rebuild the car to a level of perfection never seen before, others want to modify to suit their tastes. Then there are those who want it to be exactly as it came from the factory …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 6: Metalwork

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 6: Metalwork

Resto-Mods
In this segment of our Resto-Mod projects, we look at sheet metal replacement. …keep reading

Real World Ways to Tag and Flag Old Car Parts

Real World Ways to Tag and Flag Old Car Parts

Car Restoration How To
There are different ways to keep track of all the parts you remove from your classic car restoration project car. Here are some you may find useful. …keep reading

Rolling to Victory: U.S. Enlists Automakers in WWI

Rolling to Victory: U.S. Enlists Automakers in WWI

Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
America's automotive industry played a definitive role before, during, and after the First World War. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 5: Real Steel and Real Rust

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 5: Real Steel and Real Rust

Resto-Mods
We continue with part 5 of our coverage of the resto-mod restoration of a '67 Camaro and a '69 GTO Judge. …keep reading

Cars Built in Virginia: Dawson, Coffee, Virginian, Piedmont, Robe and Kline Kar

Cars Built in Virginia: Dawson, Coffee, Virginian, Piedmont, Robe and Kline Kar

Feature Articles
In the early, feverish days of American car development, it seemed as though every small machine shop or carriage builder had an idea or two about building a better car. Most states boasted several or more such wannabe auto manufacturers, and Virginia was no exception. …keep reading

Restoring Plastic Headlight Lenses

Restoring Plastic Headlight Lenses

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
With cars of the '80s and '90s now becoming of interest to classic car restorers, we take a look at restoring hazy plastic headlight lenses. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 4: Removing Doors, Trunks, Gas Tank and Paint

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 4: Removing Doors, Trunks, Gas Tank and Paint

Resto-Mods
We take a look at continuing the tear-down and paint removal on our two resto-mod projects. …keep reading

Book Review: Art of the Hot Rod by Ken Gross, photography by Peter Harholdt

Book Reviews
Rarely does a book this well done come across our desk. The quality of the printing and binding is exceptional. The cars ain't bad either. …keep reading

1961 Chevrolet Apache Pick Up Restoration Finale

1961 Chevrolet Apache Pick Up Restoration Finale

Feature Articles - By Patrick Smith
Our final installment on the restoration of a 1961 Chevrolet Apache Pickup. …keep reading

Cadillac in the 'MadMen' Era: Advertising Mid-Century Luxury

Cadillac in the 'MadMen' Era: Advertising Mid-Century Luxury

Auto History - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Right after WWII, GM did everything they could to cement the image of Cadillac as the most desirable luxury car. …keep reading

Review of Eastwood's Spot Welding Kit for MIG Welders

Product Reviews
With a little practice, this nifty little tool can give you some nice looking spot welds with your MIG welder. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 3: Interior Trim & Upholstery Removal

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 3: Interior Trim & Upholstery Removal

Resto-Mods
In this installment of our Resto-Mod series we discuss how best to remove the cars' interiors. …keep reading

Storing Your Classic Car for Winter

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
It's that time of year when we need to be thinking about storing our classic cars for winter …keep reading

Book Review: Ultimate American V-8 Engine Data Book. 2d Edition. By Peter C. Sessler

Book Reviews
If you're a V-8 enthusiast, this book has just about everything you might need to know about your favorite V8. …keep reading

HRG: A Gentleman's Racer

HRG: A Gentleman's Racer

Auto Biography
From 1936 to 1956 (with a gap for the War years), HRG made only 241 cars and it is thought that 225 survive. That's an unheard of 94% survival rate. (Of that number, about 25 are in the U.S.) Most of these cars are still in use, and some continue to compete. …keep reading

How and Why of Cracked Distributor Caps

Good Ol Days
Back in 1936 cracked distributor caps weren't particularly uncommon. …keep reading

Save Money With Do-It-Yourself Exhaust Pipe Repair

Beginners Corner - By John Gunnell
Sometimes you don't want the expense of a full rust-resistant stainless steel exhaust system. Here's how a quick fix can rejuvenate that old exhaust system …keep reading

Resto Mod Restorations Part 2: Chassis and Undercar Teardown

Resto Mod Restorations Part 2: Chassis and Undercar Teardown

Resto-Mods
In Part 2 of our Resto-Mod series, we discuss some of the tools needed as well as things to consider when dismantling a car you want to put back together again …keep reading

Radebaugh: Illustrator of Future Cars

Radebaugh: Illustrator of Future Cars

Feature Articles
Arthur Radebaugh's interpretation of the future of automobiles put him in a league of his own. Some liken him to other futurists such as H.G.Wells, Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov …keep reading

Book Review: Austin-Healey: The Bulldog Breed by Jon Pressnell

Book Reviews
A richly illustrated history of Austin-Healey based on interviews conducted over a twenty-year period …keep reading

Car Restoration Tip 44 — An Easy Way to Store Your Sand Paper

Restoration Tips
Here's a quick way to keep your sand paper tidy. …keep reading

Rauch and Lang Electrics: Cars of Social Prestige

Rauch and Lang Electrics: Cars of Social Prestige

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
Rauch and Lang was one of the finest, most expensive, and longest lasting of the early electrics. It oozed luxury and was de rigueur of the social set. …keep reading

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 1: Introduction

Resto-Mod Restorations - Part 1: Introduction

Resto-Mods
By definition, a Resto-Mod is a modified car. This begins a series of articles that follows in detail resto-mod restoration of a '67 Camaro and a '69 GTO Judge. …keep reading

Fixing a Pane in the Bottom

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
On our first spring ride of a 1953 Pontiac Catalina a few years ago, the car hit a bump and the door glass fell to the bottom of the door. Oops! …keep reading

1961 Chevrolet Apache Restoration: Part 2 - Box Repairs and Some History

1961 Chevrolet Apache Restoration: Part 2 - Box Repairs and Some History

Feature Articles - By Patrick Smith
A brief history of the Apache project along with reporting on some work to the pickup box …keep reading

Buyer's Guide: 1970-1974 Barracuda/Challenger RT

Buyers Guide - By Patrick Smith
Plymouth stunned the auto world when they released their all new Barracuda in the fall of sixty-nine. The Challenger was Dodge's version. Here's what to watch for when buying these cars …keep reading

SCG Classic Car Troubleshooting Checklist - Troubleshooting Engine Noises - Internal

Troubleshooting
Typical engine noises are an indication that the engine is not running properly. Here's a guide to help you identify the problem …keep reading

How Automotive Temperature Gauges Work

Auto Theory
We rely on a temperature gauge to tell us the conditions inside the engine's cooling system. The gauge typically sit in the car's dash and never needs maintenance. How's that happen? …keep reading

Vent Window Regulator Rebuild

Car Restoration How To - By Tom Benford
It's a fact of life that all things mechanical will eventually wear out. Such is the case with vent window regulators. Here's how to rebuild them …keep reading