During the course of an insurance work collision repair, an ol’ dog learned a new trick. As an old panel pounder myself, I can wield a torch, a hammer, a dolly, a Vixen file and so on. Although I’ve never owned one, I’m also aware of shrinking discs. From here, you’re...
American Modern offers step-by-step process to install carpet in your restoration vehicle.
An engine can overheat for a multitude of reasons. Some reasons are ridiculously simple while others can be complex, requiring major repairs or even complete replacement of the engine block or cylinder heads.
For restorers who cannot find an authentic replacement shift knob, here's how to repair it.
The fuel gauge is one of an automobile’s most important instruments. An accurate gauge helps keep one from running out of fuel, or at least indicates when more is needed. Faulty fuel gauges are a common problem in collector cars. Here's how to fix them.
By ‘Rotten’ Rodney Bauman While I don’t necessarily recall the exact statistic, it’s been said that the average worker-bee changes career courses seven times in his or her lifetime. Although I could have been a doctor, a lawyer or a famous underwear model, I’ve made a career of straightening body parts...
By ‘Rotten’ Rodney Bauman In any given facet of the automotive trade, it pays to pay attention to technology. In my own protective bubble as an automotive painter, technological advancements have made their way through the chemistry we use, as well as how we use it, all the way into the...
Most of Ken's Klassics' projects involve a total ground-up restoration, and that was the case with a 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS the shop took on this year.
Insufficient intake manifold vacuum can be deadly to an internal-combustion engine. It will reduce engine efficiency, causing a loss of power and fuel economy and rough operation, especially at idle. Prolonged vacuum leaks can eventually cause serious engine damage. Here's how to fix it.
Some of the following information and parts sources will be helpful whether you’re working on a British sports car or a Model A Ford. Removing and installing bearings, greasing hubs, brake repairs and tips on tools are pretty much universal, no matter what vehicle you’re restoring.