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Thread Restoration & Workarounds

There are many times when disassembling old parts that you end up stripping a bolt or nut and ruining your whole day. New shiny replacement hardware is often available, but looks 50 years newer than the piece you are attaching it to, and a lot of original hardware items are no longer made. Using re-threading tools to restore existing hardware Continue Reading...
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Tech 101 – Refrigerant: What You Can & Should Use

All classic car original air conditioning systems were filled with dichlorodifluoromethane or R-12/CFC-12 Freon. Even newer cars used the standard R-12 until the EPA, under section 609, in an attempt to reduce atmospheric ozone depletion, mandated that manufacturers phase out its use by the end of the 1994 model year. An environmentally friendlier substitute, tetrafluoroethane or R134A, was selected as Continue Reading...
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Tech 101 – What oil viscosity ratings mean

Choosing the correct oil viscosity can be an important factor in determining the life expectancy and performance of your engine. Using the correct-viscosity oil can also keep the engine running at its peak efficiency, and plays a small part in the overall fuel economy of your vehicle. Modern engines have very different viscosity requirements over vintage engines, and manufacturers invest Continue Reading...
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