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September 2014


  • 1979 Silver Anniversary Jeep CJ-5
    Sure, it resembles the multitude of Jeeps that have been working & playing hard for decades. But a trip to a dealership proved that this one truly is uncommon.
  • Diagnose & Replace a Faulty Water Pump, Pt. 2
    We need to remove the pump that’s currently on the car. But this is an ’80s model, and there are numerous brackets, belts and hoses in the way.
  • Restoring a 1940 Packard 120 Sedan, Pt. 3
    Before this Packard could return to the road, it needed a few more components…like an engine & transmission, and rebuilt suspension & electrical systems.
  • My First Car Was Great, Until…
    A reader tells us about his brand-new ’Mustang, which, unfortunately, had an unhappy ending. But then there was the ’55 Ford and the ’68 Dodge Dart GTS.
  • Dealing With Rust
    Project vehicles generally have at least one thing in common--rust. So let’s ask a restoration pro how he approaches this widespread problem.
  • Repairing a Dash With a Molded Plastic Cover
    Years of sun exposure may leave a dash cracked and worn. Installing a molded cap can be a relatively inexpensive fix.
  • Alfa’s Back In Town…With a Performance Coupe Called “4C”
    • After a two decade absence from the North American market, the famed Alfa Romeo brand has returned with its take on a supercar.


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