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Archive for the ‘Classic Vehicle Maintenance Tips’ Category

Posted on November 15th, 2017

Does My Classic Car Have Manual or Power Brakes?

First off, if you have manual brakes you would know it.  Manual brakes take a good amount of leg pressing energy to bring a vehicle to a stop… especially a sudden stop.  With power brakes, a power booster helps assist the master cylinder apply force when you push down on the brake pedal. Last month…   Read More

Posted on November 9th, 2017

How to Stop Mice, Rats and Rodents from Hibernating in Your Classic Car this Winter

At the beginning of this month we published an article with ten tips to get your classic ready for winter storage.  We want to follow that up with an article on how to stop rats, mice and other vermin from turning your classic car or truck into their winter nesting grounds. A classic car or…   Read More

Posted on November 4th, 2017

7 Simple Steps to Adjust Your Classic Car’s Wheel Camber

The term wheel camber pertains to the angle or tilt of the wheels vertical axis.  If the top of the wheel sticks out further than the bottom of the wheel, this is known as positive camber.  When the bottom of the wheel sticks out further than the top, this is known as negative camber. Camber…   Read More

Posted on November 1st, 2017

Ten Tips to Get Your Classic Ready for Winter Storage

Despite a few bad storms, the summer weather for 2017 has been fantastic!  It is early November and most areas of the country are still experiencing daily temperatures in the 50s and 60s.  Enjoy it while it lasts because it won’t be long before winter is in full effect.  Classic car owners everywhere are making…   Read More

Posted on October 30th, 2017

Ethanol and Classic Cars: What You Need to Know

It’s no secret that America does not run on pure gasoline any longer.  In fact, we have been regularly using gasoline-ethanol blends, originally called gasohol, since 1978.  Today, almost all gasoline being sold in the United States contains ethanol. The most common blend is referred to as E10.  It is comprised of a 1 to…   Read More

Posted on October 19th, 2017

Summit Racing Equipment Opens Superstore in Arlington, Texas

In case you have not heard already, Summit Racing Equipment has opened a 32,000-square foot superstore in southeast Arlington at 2200 E Interstate 20.  The huge retail store is connected to a massive warehouse where they will store all their inventory of auto parts.  All together the facility is 750,000-square feet and covers 48 acres!…   Read More

Posted on October 17th, 2017

6 Simple tips to Help Keep Your Classic Car in Top Shape

A classic car or truck needs more attention than an everyday driver to stay in top shape.  They are older and a little more temperamental and that’s why they need special care.  Many collectors also have a special bond with their dream machines and want to keep them in the best shape possible.  Treating them…   Read More


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