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The W-30 Show

The W-30 Show

Detailing a 1972 Olds W-30

The focus of this article is a 1972 W-30 455, but the information here covers many of the details found on all Oldsmobile 455s from 1970-’72.... more

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By James Kryta / Photos John Kryta - December 30, 2014 09:56 AM - Comments

Suspension Upgrade

Suspension Upgrade

Smooth Riding Chassis

Difficulty rating: Professional help recommended     Time Factor: Days... more

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By Andy Bolig / Images Dave Semel - December 29, 2014 08:00 AM - Comments

A Little Face-Time

A Little Face-Time

Updating the instrument panel with new gauge faces

Subtle mods are often some of the best updates you can make to a car. Sure, the big changes – wild paint, flashy wheels, and 1,200hp blower motor are always cool – but they are also obvious and in-your-face.... more

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Jefferson Bryant - December 26, 2014 02:14 PM - Comments

Heat Control

Heat Control

Keeping Your Cool

Horsepower thrives in cool conditions. It’s your job to keep the engine compartment free of heat.... more

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Andy Bolig - December 24, 2014 08:00 AM - Comments

Drums To Discs

Drums To Discs

An early Mustang gets more lugs and disc brakes

You can always spot a straight-six Mustang with a quick look at the wheels. Every V-8 Mustang that came out of Ford in the early days had five lug nuts, but the six-cylinder cars got four. The suspension and steering under the six-bangers is not as stout, even the rearend was smaller with the 7¾-inch unit. Since chances are the six-banger project you are working on needs some fresh joints and brakes anyway, why not replace it all together and go five-lug?... more

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Jefferson Bryant - December 23, 2014 09:30 AM - Comments

Let’s Get Started

Let’s Get Started

Headlight Upgrade

Skill level: Easy... more

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By Larry Jewett / Images by Michele Jewett - December 22, 2014 01:00 PM - Comments

Anti-Theft

Anti-Theft

Number of Stolen Cars Down

Statistics have shown that people are hanging onto their cars longer these days. Apparently, car thieves have contributed to that because their business has not been doing that well lately. While Gone in 60 Seconds may have glamorized the idea of appropriating... more

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Larry Jewett - December 21, 2014 08:00 AM - Comments

Saggin’ to Sealin’

Saggin’ to Sealin’

Curing worn door hinges

A friend of mine kept asking me to please look at his 1973 Corvette convertible that had multiple water and wind leaks around the windows. My first question for him was, “How well do the doors fit?” “Not bad,” was the reply. Once we finally got a chance to check out the situation in person, it was apparent that we could not get there from here, so to speak.... more

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Chris Petris - December 19, 2014 10:38 AM - Comments

The Winning Edge

The Winning Edge

Advanced Learning

Winning, as the ultimate objective, is an elusive challenge that offers no guarantees that one success breeds another. The path to winning takes many turns and involves many aspects. The competitor puts the value on each element along the way.... more

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Larry Jewett / Images courtesy of Advanced Engineering Technology Conference - December 18, 2014 08:00 AM - Comments

Tire Safety Month

Tire Safety Month

Consumers Urged to Be TireWise

     TireRack.com, America's largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories, has partnered with the White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on its TireWise... more

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Courtesy of PR Newswire - December 16, 2014 10:42 AM - Comments