Author Archives: Story and photos by John Gunnell

A Project Worth Saving

Bob Drake Reproductions unique booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas last October featured a rustic scene that included an old school ’35 Ford hot rod. The five-window coupe — restored to look like a low-bucks, early postwar hot rod — drew a lot of attention. We have the exclusive story behind this car. More »

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Packard Darrin: One of One

Chris Goes of Lake Geneva, Wis., owns a unique, unrestored Full Classic car that is unlike anything anyone else has parked in their garage. He is the lucky owner of the only 1941 Packard Darrin Sport Sedan ever made. More »

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Buffing Soft Metal Carburetor Parts

If you work slowly and skillfully, you can buff aluminum parts to the point where they have the luster and sheen of a piece of chrome. More »

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Engine detailing & painting 101

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Behind bars: Ex-prison houses Montana Auto Museum

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Stainless Steel Brake Job

Many old cars with original brake systems only have a single-circuit brake system. On such cars, the master cylinder has only one chamber, and if a brake line should blow, hydraulic pressure is completely lost, and the driver has nothing but the emergency brake to prevent disaster. More »

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