Crankshaft Removal Tip

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If you plan on removing your crankshaft while leaving the rod and piston assemblies in the bores, attach a rubber band to a bolt on each rod and to a reinstalled oil pan bolt. This will keep the rods off to the side and from banging into the block when pulling the crank out. 

Coil Spring Removal Tip

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If you’re going to be removing your car’s original coil springs, you’re going to need to support the lower control arm. This can be done with a heavy block of wood and whatever further support is available (jackscrew, etc). Remember, the spring is under great pressure, and once the spindle assembly is removed, the spring […]

Yenko’s First 1967 Camaro Heads to Auction

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from Bold Ride  by Zach Doell No matter where you look, the talk of the town remains that Ferrari 250 GTO that sold for $38 million at Pebble Beach. We love it too, but it’s not the only rare breed that’s crossing the block these days. Up for sale at Mecum Auction’s Dallas is this remarkable 1967 Chevrolet Camaro, but […]

Soda Blasting Tip

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Restorers, or anyone with a fiberglass body panel, will be interested to know that soda blasting works very well on fiberglass, cutting paint and top coats without damage to the fiberglass. It’s ideal to for small parts and spotting in small repairs.

Just Fine The Way It Is!

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Finding a bone-stock ’86 IROC-Z these days is a rare treat. by Jerry and Janice Perkins, Apopka, Florida      Photography by Colin Date We purchased our Camaro used in March, 1987 at a VW/Mazda/Subaru dealership in College Park, Maryland. A close friend was the used car sales manager there. We were looking for a […]

Exhaust System Mock-Up Tip

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Whether you are installing your new exhaust system yourself or having a pro handle the job (our recommendation), it’s important to loosely fit all the sections before you attempt cutting, clamping or welding the system together. This will save lots of time and frustration, not to mention a better fitting exhaust system!

Lug Nut Removal Tip

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              Conscientious detailers worry about scratching or chipping chrome off nice lug nuts when removing the wheels. To protect their finish, place a piece of plastic over them before using the lug wrench. A heavy-weight freezer bag will work nicely. Be sure the wrench is properly seated on the […]

Tailpipe Cleaning Tip

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Tailpipes are not generally thought of as much of anything, except to car people who appreciate the completeness of the details. Cleaning and polishing tailpipes is another small step that helps to make your car show that much better.   Here, we’re using a 0000 grade steel wool to remove stubborn stains. Finish it off […]

Clay Bar Tip

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If you’ve never used a clay bar to remove contaminants on your car’s paint, now is the time to start. This is actually such an easy and painless way to get rid of minor scuffs, bird droppings, tree sap, etc. Really, anything that is sitting ON TOP of your paint surface that won’t come out […]

The Keeper

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By Pete Jamieson   New Castle, DE A 5-year body-off restoration turns this ’69 Z/28 into a real stunner I was only 7 years old in 1975 when my uncle, Kevin Green, wheeled this car into the back corner of the garage. It wouldn’t see the light of day again until 2007. He had paid $400. […]

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