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    Secondary chains

    A shaft drive used to be your thing about it. After all, it was low maintenance (not maintenance free). But a chain? That was a wear part that also required a lot of attention during wear and tear. Because dismantling, cleaning and greasing the chain every 500 kilometers? That was work! More

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    1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. What a great find. Part 2

    In March of this year I received a nice offer following an advertisement in Germany. A 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. A car that was originally delivered in the Netherlands in 1957, from first owner, stainless and stored since 1985. Now part 2 of the series. More

  • Dinitrol anti-rust treatment

    Dinitrol anti-rust treatment. Rust does not rest

    Years ago, a technician from my then classic association advised me to have my newly purchased, as a new-looking classic, tectylated. I then followed that advice and I never regretted it. So the idea was to do the same in my follow-up classic. I ended up at a company that gave my Volvo 240 a Dinitrol anti-rust treatment. More

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    1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. What a great find. Part 1

    After I advertised a Chevrolet 150 in Germany at the beginning of March, I got a special response. If I was interested in a 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. A car that was originally delivered in the Netherlands in 1957, from the first owner, stainless and stored since 1985. By: Daniël Schop Of course I had ears […] More

  • Four-stroke engine, operation and principle

    Four-stroke engine, operation and principle

    In the past, every motorist was half a mechanic. Nowadays there are quite a few classic enthusiasts who are genuine enthusiasts, but who actually have no idea what is happening under the hood. Of course we know everything. But maybe there is someone for whom this article about the four-stroke engine is enlightening. The name four-stroke – or […] More

  • Oldtimer as a company car Rolls Royce de Vaal

    Oldtimer as a company car

    An old-timer as a company car. That is a matter of reconciling the useful with the pleasant. Entrepreneurs are therefore well prepared insofar as they do not think that their identity is derived from a recent expensive lease car or – even worse – a Tesla. Most old-timers as a car […] More

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    Restoration is done for pleasure

    It has been the case for a long time that 'cars with work' or serious restoration jobs are only very popular. That is of course because restoring a classic here in Western Europe has become almost unaffordable. And the generation of classic enthusiasts who simply carry out such a job in-house? It's thinned out nicely. […] More

  • Toyota MR2 radiator

    Toyota MR2 - radiator leak

    Handy to know, Toyota MR2 lasts a maximum of 10 years Now that the Toyota MR2 has reached the status of young timer and there are many enthusiasts who prey on such a car, it is good to know that the radiator will last a maximum of 10 years. Regardless of the mileage! After reading this, we see you […] More

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    Depress the clutch at a traffic light, note!

    In addition to main and connecting rod bearings, and camshaft bearings, bearings are also mounted in an engine to limit the necessary axial play. When you depress the clutch pedal, you not only push the pressure group forward, but also the flywheel coupled to the crankshaft (depending on the engine setup). Axial Clearance The spinning […] More

  • Tyres

    Rotate tires?

    If you have a real classic, a car of at least 40 years old and the accompanying instruction booklet, you are (almost) guaranteed to come across an article in which it is advised to rotate the tires after a considerable number of kilometers in accordance with a special pattern. Front-wheel drive That of course depends on the remaining […] More

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    Door panels: handy tip

    As a tinker with classics (but also modern(er) cars) you have noticed that with the door panels (and even more interior panels), the fabric, imitation leather, leather or plastic leather forms the basis for the design from cardboard or in the most favorable case some kind of hardboard exists. The cover is usually glued or stapled. † More

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