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STARS IN REHAB PART ONE:'62 FARGO-A 3RD GENERATION PROJECT TO HONOR A GRANDFATHER

62-picture14STARS IN REHAB PART ONE:'62 FARGO-A 3RD GENERATION PROJECT TO HONOR A GRANDFATHER

There are many reasons to take on a project but one of the best is a strong family connection.

This 1962 Fargo is a textbook example of the "why" and "how" part of an old ride but it's also a great example of how important a father-son relationship is in a project.

Every story begins with an owner history.

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THE MAGIC OF FUEL INJECTION: IT'S NOT JUST FOR MUSCLE CARS AND HOT RODS

tv-bimgp6728-001Fuel injection is the biggest thing in the world of old iron since the first hot-rodder stuck a Caddy engine in a '32 Ford.

Hank Williams was alive and well and topping the charts on your AM tube radio when car guys did stuff like that to their old rides.

Many things have changed since then but the concept is still the same...reliable power.

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MSCC FEB 27 STAR OF THE DAY: ’73 COMET GT—SMOG ERA PERFORMANCE

27 imgp3316 001MSCC FEB 27 STAR OF THE DAY: ’73 COMET GT—SMOG ERA PERFORMANCE IS STILL PERFORMANCE

You have to hold post ’71 era cars to different performance standard because they were literally put in a chokehold by overzealous bureaucrats.

Smog laws that called for lower compression and crude smog era exhaust systems turned Detroit iron into street slugs.

Despite their handcuffed engines, the smog era rides were still in competition for some version of performance in the 70s and they came up with some pretty cool cars.

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HAULING THAT HOLIDAY TRAILER BEHIND YOUR VINTAGE RIDE -- WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

tr-aimgp1762One of the hottest commodities in the old car hobby are vintage trailers or retro-looking trailers.

Car guys travel hundreds of miles to shows and rolling in with a trailer.

This may be a cool way to arrive in retro-style but you should learn the insurance side of the trailer equation.

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FEBRUARY 2015 FALLEN STARS: THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END IN LIFE

imgp9039 001There are many reasons why a car has a beginning, middle and end in life.

The most obvious one is simple-machines don't last forever.

Less obvious is the planned obsolescence behind these old rides.

Read more: FEBRUARY 2015 FALLEN STARS: THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END IN LIFE

   

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