Restoration

New brake booster has Saratoga ready to roll again

’57 Chrysler gets a much-needed boost By Brian Earnest Jody Stuck had a hard time believing it himself. The longtime owner of Midwest Classic Restorations in Oneida, Wis., has restored more cars than he can count, and worked on scores of finned Mopars from the late 1950s, including ground-up restorations on...

True grit: Sanding to perfect paint

By Angelo VanBogart One of the most obvious signs of a quality restoration is the condition of a car’s paint. Many people paint cars, but a small few do so with a mind toward judging, and in those cases, the restorer’s reputation is on the line. As paint evolves, these esteemed...

Here’s the Rub: How to stop wire and hose chafing

Sometimes, the various hose lines and electrical harnesses of vintage vehicles begin rubbing on each other and chafing against other components. The best way to prevent problems in wires and hoses is to evaluate, emancipate and eliminate or, at least reduce, the effects of rubbing and chafing of the lines by...

Death by Oil?

With so many changes in lubraction, hobbyists question whether modern oils will work in old cars.

Vroom with a view

New glass for an old Barracuda Story and photos by Scott Lachenauer  The windshield on my ’67 Barracuda was in pretty poor shape when I bought the MoPar A body about 8 years back. Rather than replace it at the time, and since it was OEM piece, I figured I would...

Tracing Your Car’s Ownership History

There are many reasons that car collectors seek previous-owner information. First, it is simply fun to know the ownership history of a vehicle. Second, a previous owner might be able to tell you more about your car and verify that it still has the same standard and optional equipment it left...