Vintage Auto Parts: Tips for Restorers and Repairers

Vintage Auto Parts: Tips for Restorers and Repairers

  • 4 Useful Safety Features to Look For in 4-Post Wheel Aligner Lifts

    If you want to install a 4-post wheel aligner lift in your garage, then you need to find the right product for the cars you'll work on. You also need to ensure that your lift has all the safety features you need. Which features are important? 1. Locking Systems A safe wheel aligner lift will have an on-board automatic locking system. These locks hold the ramp in place at each corner of the car at any point through its lift height.

  • Top Signs You Need A New Pressure Plate for Your Truck

    Do you drive a manual truck? The pressure plate is a significant component of the truck's clutch assembly, which acts as the connection between the transmission and your engine. It works alongside the clutch disc and the flywheel among other components to ensure smooth engagement and disengagement of the clutch when you shift gears. Just like other components that make up the clutch assembly, pressure plates are usually made to last.

  • Why A Heavy Duty Truck May Benefit From Two Different Braking Systems

    Mechanical maintenance can be very costly and especially when the vehicle in question is a large truck. Fleet managers may be looking for every help they can get in order to keep these costs down, and will often turn their attention to the braking system. If you're in this position and are thinking about upgrading the drum brakes to air disc brakes across your fleet, what else do you need to bear in mind as you make your decision?

  • 3 Mods to Maximise the Performance of Your 4x4's Suspension System

    Looking to adjust your 4x4's suspension system to achieve the best possible riding comfort and vehicle handling? The secret to improving your Landcruiser suspension is to make suspension components upgrades that matter the most. Here are some key suspension parts that you should consider upgrading: Shocks and Struts Despite the fact that the shocks and struts on your four by four's suspension aren't physically connected, they work together to keep your vehicle stable on the road.

  • Are You Sure Your Boat Can Bring You Back from Your Fishing Trip?

    Have you finally had enough of the daily grind, as you feel that your life has been overtaken by work? If so, you may have decided to take up a brand-new hobby and one that will be passive rather than active, so you can try and restore some sanity to your home environment. You have always fancied the idea of deep sea fishing and decided to get a boat, so you can take to the high seas and disappear for a while.

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    Vintage Auto Parts: Tips for Restorers and Repairers

    My name is George. After working as a teacher for two decades, I retired, and now, my heart, hands and time are wrapped up in restoring a vintage car. I love it, and I want to share some of the minutia of that passion with others. My wife doesn't always want to hear about auto parts, but they are always on my mind. I want a place where I can share buying tips, restoration tips and repair tips, and this blog is the perfect place. I plan to write about my own restoration work as well as general info on auto parts. Thanks for reading.