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Posts Tagged ‘Classic Car Repair’


Posted on July 15th, 2022

Putting Springs Back on Drum Brakes

Putting springs back on drum brakes can be difficult. Many people use pliers. That’s not what we recommend. Pliers pose a safety hazard. They are not the right tool for the job. In this short video, I show you a drum brake retainer spring tool, the perfect tool for putting springs back on drum brakes….   Read More

Posted on July 13th, 2022

How to Properly Tighten Car Bolts

Many new classic car technicians have trouble with tightening car bolts. Most don’t get them tight enough or set to the proper specifications. In this short video I share how to tighten bolts properly. By watching this video you’ll learn: How to properly tighten a bolt to specification What a torque wrench is and how…   Read More

Posted on July 12th, 2022

How Standard Points Distributors Work

In this short video (under 3 minutes), I show you how points work in a distributor. I also introduce you to two tools which help you properly measure the points opening width. By watching this video you will learn: The purpose of points in a distributor How they work How to properly measure the points…   Read More

Posted on July 1st, 2022

Classic Car Idling Rough? Check the Power Valve

One of the most common issues we see at my classic car repair and restoration shop is a car that is idling rough. One of the prime yet overlooked causes of a rough idle is the power valve on the carburetor. We made a video about rough idling and the power valve.  In this…   Read More

Posted on July 2nd, 2021

A Look Back at the Most Memorable Classic Car Restorations at Wilson Auto Repair

We were going through some old photos of restorations and repairs we have done on countless classic cars and truck and thought we should share some of our favorites. It wasn’t easy narrowing them down to eight of our favorites.  There is something special about each and every classic car or truck that comes through…   Read More

Posted on February 23rd, 2021

The Best Way to Select a Classic Car Repair Shop in Texas

Repairing and maintaining classic cars is different than the repair and maintenance of modern-day vehicles. Classic cars didn’t utilize driver’s aids like power steering and computers. And most mechanics at your neighborhood repair shop have no experience working on classic cars. Here’s the best way to select a classic car repair shop in Texas: drive…   Read More

Posted on February 3rd, 2021

Classic Car Restorations & Repairs this month at Wilson Auto Repair

We have been sharing a lot of images from classic car and truck restorations & repairs here at Wilson Auto Repair.  Right after the first of the year, we showed you all the classics that were at the shop to ring in the new year. We also shared detailed pics of a Ford Thunderbird we…   Read More

Posted on January 5th, 2021

New Year Restorations and Repairs at Wilson Auto Repair

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021!  2020 was a memorable year to say the least and while it wasn’t the greatest year for many, we are thankful for all of us that were able to make it through the year unscathed! Despite the pandemic, we have been staying busy here at the shop with…   Read More

Posted on October 14th, 2020

Tools and Spare Parts That Should Be Kept in Your Classic for Road Trips

Your classic car or truck may be in pristine shape, but everything eventually wears out and breaks.  Even the finest restored classic cars encounter mechanical problems out on the road from time to time.  The risk of something happening certainly increases the longer of road trip you plan on taking. When a mechanical failure happens…   Read More

Posted on August 21st, 2020

Classic Car and Truck Projects at Wilson Auto Repair – August 2020

Summer is officially halfway over, and it has been a hot summer to say the least.  If you have been following our project posts, then you know the heat has been on since early July.   The projects keep rolling in and we have another group of pictures to share with you so you can see…   Read More