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America's Packard Museum

America's Packard Museum

Feature Articles
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

Protect-O-Plates Help Car Collectors Verify Facts

Feature Articles - By John Gunnell
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 Review: Muggy Weld Specialty Welding Products

Product Reviews - By Chris Wantuck
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

Roamer: America's Smartest Car

Auto Biography - By Llewellyn Hedgbeth
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

Old-time upgrade for your old-time car's king pins

How To - By John Gunnell
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

1937 Buick Special Business Coupe: A Restoration Journal - Part 24

Feature Articles - By Chris Ritter
Continuing on with the Buick, we add rear suspension and gas tank. …keep reading