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October 2015


  • 1951 Frazer Manhattan “Hardtop”
    When is a hardtop not exactly a hardtop? For a clue, check out the center “window” on this extremely rare car.
  • Planning the Right Ford Flathead V-8 Build
    Do your homework before you reach for a wrench…and you’ll be on the right path to the flathead you’ve always wanted.
  • 1975 Cougar XR-7
    He wanted a nice driver, not a concours contestant…and he found it in this 40-year-old uncommon car “from the sign of the cat.”
  • Diagnosing and Repairing a Rough-Running Engine, Pt. 3
    The engine’s running well with the points distributor we installed last month, but it should be even better with an electronic ignition kit. We’ll also repair the engine’s original distributor.
  • John’s Tool Chest, Pt. 8
    In our latest journey into John’s well-stocked collection, we’ll consider some useful sockets, screwdrivers, pliers and a handy tray to carry them all.
  • Readers Respond
    Let’s join several readers as some give their views on the future of the hobby, another finds a car like the one he drove in his younger days, and still another restores a vintage driver for his daughter.
  • Spending a Day at The King’s Place
    It’s time for the annual car show at Richard Petty’s property in North Carolina. Let’s visit a place where some famous race cars…and a famous racer…were born.
  • Renovating the “Birthplace” of General Motors
    The automotive giant is converting a former carriage factory in Flint, Michigan, into a research and meeting center. The building once belonged to GM founder William Durant.


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