• 1969 AMC Hurst SC/Rambler

    Photos by Jesse Bowers and Steve Fox Protruding from the floor is the Hurst shifter; long and lean in all its chrome glory. As the factory-installed Sun brand tachometer calls out the engine speed from its perch on the steering column, the Hurst shifter is eager to grab another gear. This is what muscle cars…

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  • Supercharge your lawn moewr

    For most of us, mowing the lawn is a necessary chore that we must undertake every couple of weeks in order to keep the grass under control and the Homeowners Association hawks at bay. Unless you hire a service or a neighborhood kid to take on this task, it is up to you to get…

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  • brake upgrade

    Braking performance is critical for every vehicle on the road, yet it is far too often overlooked until something goes wrong. Brake pads wear down, calipers develop leaks and rotors get scarred, all of these can be avoided with some preventative maintenance and paying attention to your brakes. Eventually, however, you will have to replace…

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  • body bushing replacement

    Most modern cars are built as a single shell, where the body is also the frame. This is called “unibody”. Older vehicles, typically 1996 and older, and almost all years of trucks, are built with separate bodies and a frame chassis. The frame holds the engine, suspension and the supports the body with rubber bushings, anywhere…

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  • How to de-ice your windshield

    As you grab your coat to head out the door, your coffee spills and burns your hand. You have a half-eaten doughnut in your mouth which hits the floor as you yelp in pain. You shake it off and get out the door only to find that Mother Nature has yet again blessed your day…

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  • How to paint an engine

    Engine heat wreaks havoc on paint, even the paint on the hood can fade from the heavy dose of radiant heat from the hot engine below. How well do you think that rattle-can paint job is going to last? We have sprayed engines with spray cans, even the high-heat versions, only to see cracks, flakes and…

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  • Fiberglass Repair with JB Weld Plastic Bonder

    Dealing with cracks in fiberglass is no fun, but unfortunately it is a necessary part of owning a fiberglass-bodied car, especially a classic like a C2 Corvette. The C2 was built from 1963 through 1967 and is considered by many to be the ultimate in Corvettes. The problem is that the very nature of fiberglass…

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  • Car stuck in snow

    With winter’s grasp firmly upon us, the issue of getting stuck becomes more prominent in our daily lives. Whether you are just slipping a little or the wheels are buried to the axles, these 10 tips on how to get your car unstuck are not only helpful, but can prove to be a lifesaver. All…

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  • 11 trailer towing tips

    There are many reasons to hook a trailer to your car or truck. Whether it is for work, recreation or out of necessity, safe trailering is important. Here are 11 trailer towing tips to keep you safe on the road. 1. Use proper loading techniques If you are loading a trailer with a vehicle or materials, proper…

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  • Unlike the classic American cars on the 1950s and earlier, modern automobiles are full of plastic. From door panels and dash pads to the engine cover, plastic is everywhere. While this may be an affordable way for today’s auto manufacturers to build cars, the fact remains that plastic simply does not last as long as…

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