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Classic Car Troubleshooting Guides

These troubleshooting guides show you things to consider when diagnosing problems with your antique car. No attempt has been made here to show you how to remedy the problem...that we will do elsewhere. Rather, they are designed as checklists for you to use to get you going in the right direction in analyzing problems.

SCG Classic Car Troubleshooting Checklist - Troubleshooting Engine Noises - Internal
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

The Complete Guide to Troubleshooting 1953-1960 Era American Classic Car Engines
Covering anything and everything about troubleshooting the engine of your 1953 through 1960 classic car. You may want to bookmark this page for future reference.…keep reading

Ignition Coil Troubleshooting: (No) Fire in the Hole
Troubleshooting - By Tom Benford
Here's what to do when the spark in your life is missing.…keep reading

SCG Troubleshooting Checklist - Noises that are not engine noises
Here's what to look for when trying to resolve problems with all those non-engine noises…keep reading

SCG Troubleshooting Checklist - Carburetor Problems
Here's a checklist of things to look for when trying to solve carburetor problems…keep reading

SCG Troubleshooting Checklist - Rear Axles (Non-Locking Differential)
Ring and pinion gears must be adjusted to mate together within very close tolerances. Otherwise problems arise that include noise, premature wear and vibration…keep reading

SCG Troubleshooting Checklist - Battery Problems
Batteries can fail to inadequate charging, electrolye chemical imbalances, shorts, age and a host of other things. Here are some ways to check for major problems…keep reading

SCG Troubleshooting Checklist - Disc Brakes
Checklist for troubleshooting your disc brake systems…keep reading

Troubleshooting Checklist - Drum Brakes
Quick reference guide for troubleshooting conventional hydraulic drum brake systems…keep reading

SCG Troubleshooting Checklist - Excessive Oil Consumption
Checklist for troubleshooting Excessive Oil Consumption…keep reading