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December 2014


  • Cruising In a 1935 Plymouth Rumble Seat Coupe
    The little coupe was very well-engineered for the time and provided a solid driving experience. As for the rumble seat… Well, there’s a method for using that.
  • John’s Tool Chest, Pt. 4
    On this visit to the well-stuffed toolbox, we’ll consider a new type of pliers and look at some tools for bending and cutting sheet metal.
  • A Century of Automotive Evolution
    Let’s follow a car company’s movement over the decades as seen through its ever-changing advertising.
  • Troubleshooting & Repairing a Spark Knock Condition, Pt. 1
    When an engine knock developed, it was time to consider the “seven causes,” and then consider a couple more.
  • Visiting a Pontiac-Oakland Resource Center
    This museum in Pontiac, Illinois, houses an extensive collection of manuals, books, ads and other literature. And there are some Pontiacs and Oaklands on Hand Too.
  • 1989 Dodge Dakota Sport Convertible
    If you’re interested in a Dakota Convertible, ask a family that owns four…we did. And yes, that top is stock…not an aftermarket mod.
  • Readers Speak Out
    Auto Restorer readers share some of their thoughts on the fact that drivers really are losing control, and old (automotive) friends are the best friends.
  • Make a Homemade “Car Mover Tool”
    It comes in handy when a vehicle’s in storage.


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