"DRIVING OLD CARS" ARCHIVES

Pursuing a '37 Packard...A Quarter of a Century Quest - July 1996
100th Anniversary of the Motorcar - September, 1996
Insulation and Rust Preventative - October, 1996
Impressions of a '54 Cadillac - November, 1996
Old Cars at Christmas - December, 1996
Driving a 1948 Custom 8 - January, 1997
The 49 Buick - Where Have All The Portholes Gone? - February 1997
Buying an Old Car - March, 1997
Buying an Old Car,  Pt.  2 - April, 1997
Buying an Old Car,  Pt.  3 (Body Prep)- May, 1997
Buying an Old Car,  Pt.  4 (Body Work & Block Sanding) - June, 1997
Buying an Old Car, Pt 5 (Painting an Old Car) - July 1997
Bringing Home a Rumble Seat Coupe - August 1997
Buying an Old Car, Pt. 6 (Painting) - Sept 1997
Buying an Old Car, Pt. 7 (Painting & Woodgraining) -Oct 1997
Buying an Old Car, Pt. 8 (Working on a Straight 8) - Nov 1997
Buying an Old Car, Pt. 9 (A Straight 8 Comes Together) - Dec 1997
A Straight 8 Comes Together, Pt 10 - Jan 1998
Test Driving --Looking for Problems - Feb 1998
Working on Torque Tube Cars - March 1998
Eliminating an Engine Vibration - April 1998
Parts Cars and Parts Repair - May 1998
"Goodbye Old Friend" - June 1998
Fixing a Crankshaft Problem - July 1998
Rear Axle Seal Repair - August 1998
Punchin' Up A Dynaflow - September 1998
Paint Blending - October 1998
Installing Hood Lace - November 1998
The Straight 8 Returns! - December 1998
Fixing An Oil Leak - February 1999
Repairing Body Rust - March 1999
Repairing Body Rust - April 1999
Body Work & Painting - May 1999
Buffing New Paint - June 1999
Buying an Old Car - July 1999
A Restoration Begins - August 1999
Coolin' Down a '54 Cadillac - September 1999
Cooling Problem Solved! - October 1999
Brakes, Starters & Kingpins - November 1999
Testing a 6-Volt Electrical System - December 1999
Welding, Panel Fabrication & Replacing Pinion Seal-January 2000
Rebuilding a Front End - February 2000
Fixing A Corvette Door Latch / Panel Fabrication-March 2000
Sidemount Rebuilding & Parts Detail - August 2000
'54 Cadillac V-8 Finish Assembly - October 2000
Bringing an Old Car Back to Life - January 2001
Ignition System Basics - September, 2002
Cooling System and Engine Completion - October, 2002
Test-Starting a Packard 356 - November, 2002
Dropping Engine Temp 20 Degrees - December, 2002
Engine Been Sitting? Top 10 Prep Tips - January 2003
Vacuum Testing an Engine - February 2003
Machining An Engine, Part 1 - March,  2003
Machining An Engine, Part II - April, 2003
Engine Assembly and Starting - May, 2003
Rebuilding a Front Suspension - June, 2003
Assembling The Front Suspension - July, 2003
Making an Old Car Stop & Handle Well - August, 2003
Stopping and Handling, Part II - September, 2003
Fuel Problems When a Car Sits, Part I -October, 2003
Fuel Problems When a Car Sits, Part II-November, 2003
Installing a Rear Main Seal-December, 2003
Old Cars at Christmas - January, 2004
Diagnosing Engine Troubles - February, 2004
Transmissions - March, 2004
Buick's Fireball 320 Straight 8 - May, 2004
Reconditioning a Buick Fireball 320 Straight 8 - June, 2004
The All-New Buick for '53 - July, 2004
1953 Buick Restoration - August, 2004
1953 Buick Rust Repair & Primer - September, 2004
Rebuilding a Buick 322 Nailhead V-8 - October, 2004
Rebuilding a '53 Buick V8 - November, 2004
Installing & Starting a Nailhead V-8, December, 2004
Old Cars at Christmas, January, 2005
GM's 1949 Waldorf-Astoria Expo, February, 2005
Working on a Dynaflow, Part 1, March, 2005
Working on a Buick Dynaflow, Part II, April, 2005
Harley Earl, father of modern design, May, 2005
Rocker Panel Replacement & Body Work, June, 2005
"Driving Old Cars"--a continuing series on restoring a '53 Buick Roadmaster", July 2005
History of Automotive Paint in America , August 2005
'54 Cadillac Coupe deVille Drive Report, September, 2005
Drive Report:  1946 Packard Custom Super Clipper, October, 2005
GM's Hydro-Electric Windows, November, 2005
Early GM Electric Power Windows, December, 2005
Driving Old Cars at Christmas, January, 2006
Replacing Hydro-Electric Window Cylinders, February, 2006
Introducing the 1937 Packard Super 8, March, 2006
Servicing Carburetor vacuum Starter Switches, April, 2006
Servicing Carter Carburetor Switches, May, 2006
Dash Gauge Testing & Repair, June, 2006
Project Cars Restoration Update, Part 1, July, 2006
Project Cars Restoration Update, Part II, August, 2006
Insulating & Sound Deadening a '53 Buick, September, 2006
Roof Antennas & Di-Noc Transfers, October, 2006
Radiator Caps & Automotive Cooling Systems, November, 2006
Rust Repairing a Driver, December, 2006
"Old Cars at Christmas" December, 2006
Rust Repairing a Driver, Part II, January 2007
Buick's Experimental XP-300, February, 2007
Testing a 12V Generator/Regulator System, March, 2007
Manual Steering Systems on Old Cars, Part I, April, 2007
Manual Steering Systems on Old Cars, Part II, May, 2007
Fitting and Installing Fender Skirts, June, 2007
Get That Car on the Road! July, 2007
Simplifying Automotive Painting, August, 2007
Salon:  1936 Packard Rumble Seat Coupe, September, 2007
Close Up:  1948 Packard Custom Eight, October, 2007
Corvette Experiences and Passions, November, 2007
Aligning a 1941 Packard with Safe-T-fleX, December, 2007
"Old Cars at Christmas," December, 2007
'53 Buick Restoration Update, January, 2008
A History of Buick's Dynaflow, February, 2008
Engine Troubles:  Causes & Remedies, Part I, March, 2008
Engine Troubles:  Causes & Remedies, Part II, April, 2008
Engine Troubles:  Causes & Remedies, Part III, May, 2008
Buffing for a Show Finish, June, 2008
Upholstering a '53 Roadmaster, Part I, July, 2008
Upholstering a '53 Roadmaster, Part II, August, 2008
Engine Testing with a Vacuum Gauge, September, 2008
Fixing Power Brakes on a '54 Cadillac, October, 2008
Identifying and Analyzing Engine Noises, Part I, November, 2008
Identifying and Analyzing Engine Noises, Part II, December, 2008
Buffing and Polishing for a Factory Finish, January, 2009
External Engine Noises, February, 2009
New Life for Old Paint, March, 2009
Making Old Car Chokes Work, April, 2009
Adjusting Hot Air Chokes, May, 2009
Researching Old Car Parts Part I, June, 2009
Researching Old car Parts Part II, July, 2009
Survivor Drivers, Part I, August, 2009
Survivor Drivers, Part II, September, 2009
Refinishing "Old School," October, 2009
Sealing a '51 Chevy Torque Tube, November, 2009
Testing & Repairing an AC Gas Gauge, December, 2009
Wheel Cylinder Replacement on a '48 Packard, January 2010
Building an Old Car Library, February, 2010
Working on Mechanical Brakes, March, 2010
Replacing Vintage Door Glass, April, 2010
Ball Bearing Types & Servicing, May, 2010
Ball Bearing Types & Servicing, Part II June, 2010
Ball Bearing Types & Servicing, Part III, July, 2010
Preserving & Restoring Old Cars, Part I, August, 2010
Preserving & Restoring Old Cars, Part II, September, 2010
Preserving & Restoring Old Cars, Part III, October, 2010
Preserving & Restoring Old Cars, Part IV, November, 2010
Beyond the Usual Winter Prep, December, 2010
Continuing Restoration of a '48 Packard Custom 8 Club Sedan, January 2011
Vintage Car Interiors, February 2011
Vintage Car Interiors, Part II, March 2011
"Gentlemen, Crank Your Engines!" April 2011
1941 Packard LeBaron Update, May, 2011
Electrical Fundamentals, May, 2011 extra
Electrical Fundamentals, Part II, June 2011
Documenting Your Car For Optimum Value, July, 2011
Installing & Adjusting Buick Side-Opening Hoods, Part I, August, 2011
Installing & Adjusting Buick Side-Opening Hoods, Part II, September, 2011
Troubleshooting the Packard R-9 Overdrive, Part I, October, 2011
Troubleshooting the Packard R-9 Overdrive, Part II, November, 2011
Packard's Electromatic Clutch, Part I, December, 2011
Packard's Electromatic Clutch, Part II, January, 2012
Packard's Electromatic Clutch, Part III, February, 2012
Determining Generator Types & Polarizing, March 2012
Aligning King Pin Front Ends (Don't Heat That!), April 2012
Universals, May 2012
Automotive Cooling Systems & Radiator Caps, June 2012
Testing an Engine with a Vacuum Gauge, July 2012
Making Sense of Engine Noises, August, 2012
In Search of Top Dead Center, September 2012
Restoring Your Carburetor Vacuum Starter Switch, October 2012
Service Bulletin:  Carter Carburetor Starter Switches, November 2012
A History of Buick's Dynaflow Transmission, December 2012
Ignition Systems 101, January 2013
Vintage European Cars...A Nice Addition to any Collection, February, 2013
Jaguar:  Reversing Polarity & Choke Repair, March 2013
Jaguar:  Mark II Oil Change & Brakes, April 2013
Jaguar Mark II Brake Overhaul, May 2013
Color Sanding a 1948 Packard Custom 8 Coupe, June 2013
Guidelines for Diagnosing Engine Noises, July 2013
Engine Troubles, Causes and Remedies, August 2013
All About Universals, September 2013
Jaguar Brake Rebuild and Bleeding, October 2013
Glow Plug Testing a Mercedes 300D, November 2013
Machine Glazing a '48 Packard Custom 8 Coupe, Jaguar Mk2 Gas Tank Renewal, '36 Packard 320 St 8 Oil Pressure Adjustment, December 2013
SU Carburetor Reconditioning on a '67 Jaguar, January 2014
Aligning King Pin Front Ends, February 2014
Chrome: Removal, Packing & Shipping, March 2014
Servicing Carburetor Starter Switches, April 2014
Car Bonding:  If Your Car's Not Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy!, May 2014
Fixing Hot Air Chokes on Old Cars, June 2014
Don't Give Up On Your Dreams!  July 2014
Aligning King Pin Front Ends, August 2014
Testing And Repairing Dash Gauges, September 2014
Understanding & Testing Your 12-Volt Generator/Regulator System, October 2014
Starting a Nailhead After Long Storage & Unclogging a Fuel System on a Mercedes 300D, November 2014
Bringing an Old Straight 8 Back To Life, December 2014
Ignition Systems in Old Cars, January 2015
Ignition Systems in Old Cars, Part II, February 2015
Solving the Mystery of Loss of Power & Backfire at High Idle, March 2015
Low-Tech & Vintage Test Equipment on a 1946 Packard Standard 8, April 2015
Automotive Cooling Systems, Radiator Caps & External Engine Noises in Vintage Cars, May 2015
Aligning King Pin Front Ends - "Don't Heat That!" and UNIVERSALS--an Overview, June 2015
Researching Old Car Parts:  Ball Bearing Types, Removal, Cleaning, Servicing & Mounting, July 2015
Vintage Car Interior Basics, August 2015
Generator Types & Polarizing Basics, September 2015
Going Beyond the Manual on SU Carbs, Wiring & Borg Warner 35 A/T on a '67 Jaguar Mk 2, October 2015
The 1949 Buick: A 3-Part Series,  November, 2015
Old Car Chokes:  Repairing & Adjusting, December, 2015
Installing & Adjusting Buick Side-Opening Hoods, January 2016
My Quest for a Corvette, February 2016
Borg Warner R-9 Overdrives: Troubleshooting, Mar 2016
Engine Trouble:  Their Causes and Cures, April 2016
A History of the 24th Series Packard, May 2016
Bringing an Old Straight 8 Back to Life, June 2016
Solving the Mystery of Loss of Power & Backfire at High Idle, July 2016
Sealing a '51 Chevy Torque Tube, August 2016
Final Assembly of a 1951 Packard Mayfair, September 2016
Upholstering a 1953 Buick Roadmaster, October 2016
Restoration / Preservation of a 1951 Packard Mayfair, November 2016
Finishing the Detailing of a 1951 Packard Mayfair, December 2016
Beyond the Usual Winter Prep, January 2017
Jaguar Mk2 Brake Overhaul, February 2017
GM's Hydro-Lectric System, March 2017
Rebuilding a 1953 Buick 76R Hydro-Lectric Seat, April 2017
Installing and Adjusting Buick Side-Opening Hoods, May, 2017
Quest for a Corvette, June 2017
Survivor Drivers, July 2017
1948 Packard Custom 8 Club Sedan,  August 2017
Borg Warner R-9 Overdrives: Troubleshooting, Sept 2017
GM's Hydro-Lectric System ('53 Buick Roadmaster), Oct 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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