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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

Grand Canyon Motoring - 1915 Metz & 1921 Velie

Grand Canyon Motoring - 1915 Metz & 1921 Velie

Classic Car Literature - By Chris Ritter
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

The Right Method for Removing and Reinserting Studs

The Right Method for Removing and Reinserting Studs

How To - By Chris Wantuck
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

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 25

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 25

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Continuing with our 1937 Buick project, we finish with brakes, wiring, and, at last, firing her up. …keep reading

Overhauling the Sylphon Bellows Thermostat

Overhauling the Sylphon Bellows Thermostat

How To - By Chris Wantuck
Used in the 1920s and 1930s to control "shutters" on grills, this thermostat control system is really not as complex as it looks …keep reading

A Look at Seatbelt Planet's Seat Belt Re-webbing Service

A Look at Seatbelt Planet's Seat Belt Re-webbing Service

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
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

1969 Chevrolet Turbo Hydra-Matic Mainshaft Change

Factory Fixes
Improving flow of lubricant to output-shaft thrust washer modification to Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 transmissions. …keep reading