• De-winterize your lawn mower

    After a long, cold winter, the air warms up, the rain starts to fall, and with it comes the greenery. Eventually, you have to drag that mower out of the garage and put it to work. Unless you did the proper winterizing, then you will likely have some work to do getting it up and…

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  • How to double flare brake lines

    I still remember the first time I had to put a double-flare on a hard steel line. My dad and I were doing a brake job on our 1987 Suburban. The rear hard line for the wheel cylinder had rusted up and the nut was stripped. We had no choice but to cut it off…

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  • How To Rebuild A GM 8.5” 10-Bolt Rear Differential

    If transmissions are shrouded in mystery, then the rear differential follows on its coattails. Unlike transmission building, rebuilding a rear end is basic nuts and bolts stuff, but that comes a caveat- the set up is the tricky part. Backlash, pinion depth and wear patterns are science and art mixed together, and there are a…

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  • 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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