Almost everyone wants to know where their old car has been. Does it have a racing history? Did someone important own it? When did it get bigger carburetors and … More
Last week, we introduced you to the multimeter (“John, this is multimeter. Multimeter, this is John. John owns a vintage car. John really needs you.”) Today we’ … More
One of the most problematic and least-understood parts of any classic car is its carburetor. Everything else can be functioning perfectly, but one little ailmen … More
As temperatures rise, so does the bug population. Unfortunately, many of those pesky insects end up on the hood of your classic. In our latest Shiny video, we p … More
First, thanks for all the comments, both here and on my Facebook page, about the piece on Electrical Safety two weeks ago. I felt that, if I made it short and k … More
In this continuing series about electrical issues in vintage cars, I’d like to cover the five types of circuit failures this week.
To summarize what we detaile … More
Last week, we learned enough about how electricity works in the automotive environment (meaning a battery supplying 12 volt direct current (DC) with the negativ … More
“Slow it down,” you said. “What’s going on?” you asked. We listened, and Davin Reckow, who rebuilt the Ford automatic transmission, sat down with Larry Webster, … More
This week, we begin a new series of articles on how electricity works in a car and how to use a multimeter to troubleshoot it.
First, why say “in a car?” Does e … More
This article wraps up our series on The Big Six things likely to cause a vintage car to die and leave you in the lurch (ignition system, fuel delivery system, c … More