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A Review of a Combo Lathe and Milling Head: Why would I want one?

A Review of a Combo Lathe and Milling Head: Why would I want one?

Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
Equipment for the hobbyist's shop doesn't come cheap. This in-depth article describes some of the features to look for on a combo lathe and milling machine and provide the information you need to know before you buy …keep reading

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 26

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 26

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Tightening up leaks in the engine bay, tackling the doors and finishing up on the brakes …keep reading

Royal Purple Promises a More Affordable 'Zinc Oil'

Royal Purple Promises a More Affordable 'Zinc Oil'

New Products - By John Gunnell
Royal Purple introduces new product for older high-performance engines with flat tappet camshaft systems. …keep reading

Fixing 1958 Mercury Medalist Clutch Pedal Noise

Factory Fixes
A quick fix can eliminate an annoying noise in the clutch of a 1958 Mercury …keep reading

Auto Trimming is Becoming a Lost Art

Auto Trimming is Becoming a Lost Art

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
It takes a lot of skill, equipment and effort to install pre-cut upholstery kits. Here, we look at an alternative to do-it-yourself. …keep reading

How to Repair Damaged Vinyl Soft Trim

How to Repair Damaged Vinyl Soft Trim

How To - By John Gunnell
Padded dashboards were introduced in the 1950s. After years of being baked by the sun, they tend to get brittle and crack. If the cracking is minor, it's not too hard to repair the vinyl. …keep reading

Turn Signals for Collector Classic Cars: Turnswitch S&M Electro-Tech

Turn Signals for Collector Classic Cars: Turnswitch S&M Electro-Tech

Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
Did you ever find yourself grumbling under your breath about the driver in front of you who didn't know what that little lever on the side of the steering column was for? Some older cars didn't even have that lever, and here's what you can do about it. …keep reading

Storytime with Liberty (1918-1919)

Storytime with Liberty (1918-1919)

Classic Car Literature - By Chris Ritter
Liberty Motor Company decided the best way to sell their "medium-priced car" was through storytelling …keep reading

Installing Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines

Installing Braided Stainless Steel Brake Lines

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

Finishing Touches: Reassembly of Cowl Lamps

Finishing Touches: Reassembly of Cowl Lamps

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