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Choosing an Oil Filter

Choosing an Oil Filter

Oil Filters 101

It’s one of the unsung heroes found on or in your car’s engine. It has a clear purpose that’s understood, but the level of understanding goes beyond the “what does it do?” question. The informed consumer and car lover needs to know how it does what it does and why. Otherwise, you could make some buying decisions that may unintentionally lead to problems down the road.... more

GENERAL

Story Kevin Haper Images Royal Purple - September 23, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Building door braces

Building door braces

How to build door braces for your Shark’s restoration

When you restore your C3 Corvette, door braces are needed to keep your body and cage in alignment when the body is pulled from the frame and the doors/windshield removed.... more

CORVETTE

Bob Cultrona - September 23, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Bolt-on power for S197 Mustangs

Bolt-on power for S197 Mustangs

A bolt-on approach to more power for your S197 ’Stang!

2010 introduced a thorough redesign of the S197 Mustang platform that we have become so fond of. Ford did a terrific job in updating the car inside and out.... more

MUSTANG

Ricardo Topete - September 23, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Suspension Buyer’s Guide

Suspension Buyer’s Guide

Various approaches to improve your ride’s ride

Travellers have understood the benefits of building in some sort of cushioning system long before the automobile entered the scene. The phrase “rides like a buckboard” heralds back to those earlier modes of transportation where they still recognized ride quality, even if there was only one or two horsepower.... more

GENERAL

Andy Bolig - September 21, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Tuning Holley four-barrel carbs

Tuning Holley four-barrel carbs

First of a double feature on tuning Holley’s hot street four-barrels.

I got my old hot rod back in 1980 in a smokin’ deal from a fellow car club member. Here I was – a kid with an affinity for burn-outs who’d hit the big time: a light car with a limited-slip diff, 255/60 tires and a big-block engine. Luckily, I didn’t get in trouble (well, not too much) and, boy, did I have fun!... more

GENERAL

Hib Halverson - September 16, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

1967 Camaro Suspension Upgrade

1967 Camaro Suspension Upgrade

Turning the Camaro Back Into A Hugger

There comes a time in the life of all vintage vehicles when some parts have to be replaced as a result of the combination of the ravages of time and accumulated mileage. In the case of the front suspension and steering on our 1967 Camaro, it was both.... more

GM

Larry Weiner - September 16, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Swing ’n Sting engine plans change

Swing ’n Sting engine plans change

Swing ’n Sting Dart Plans Change Again

Most Mopar guys know the stock 318 engine only makes so much power. It seems like Chrysler made millions of them, but these things were built for durability, not performance.... more

MOPAR

John Stunkard - September 16, 2011 12:00 PM - Comments

Lubricating heater control parts

Lubricating heater control parts

Maintaining 1964 to ’67 GM plastic heater control parts

For some reason, the designers at GM decided to use some plastic parts for the dash control levers in many 1964-’67 A-body cars.... more

GM

Story Jim McGowan - September 07, 2011 04:00 PM - Comments

AUTOMOTIVE ARCHAEOLOGY

AUTOMOTIVE ARCHAEOLOGY

Inside An Original 1969 Nova Interior

our low mileage 1969 Nova is a 9,317-mile virgin car, and although it was repainted once in the past, most of it is pretty much as-produced at the factory.... more

CLASSICS

Wayne Scraba - September 02, 2011 09:00 AM - Comments