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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! Read more

  • Four-stroke engine, operation and principle
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    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 sincere enthusiasts, but who actually have no idea what is happening under the hood. We know everything, of course. But perhaps there is someone for whom this article on the four-stroke is enlightening. The name four-stroke – or Read more

  • Oldtimer as a company car Rolls Royce de Vaal
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    Oldtimer as a company car

    An oldtimer as a company car. That is a matter of combining the useful with the pleasant. Entrepreneurs are therefore well prepared to the extent that they do not believe that their identity is derived from a recent expensive lease car or – worse – a Tesla. Most oldtimers as cars Read more

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    Restoration is done for pleasure

    It has been a long time ago that 'cars with work' or serious restoration jobs are only very popular. This is of course because the restoration of a classic here in Western Europe has become almost unaffordable. And the generation of classic enthusiasts who simply do such a job under their own management? It is pretty thinned out. Read more

  • Toyota MR2 radiator
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    Toyota MR2 - radiator leak

    Good to know, Toyota MR2 lasts a maximum of 10 years Now that the Toyota MR2 has reached the status of a youngtimer, 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 will see you Read 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. Depressing the clutch pedal pushes forward not only the clutch pressure plate, but also the flywheel coupled to the crankshaft (depending on engine setup). Axial clearance The revolving Read more

  • Tyres
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    Rotate tires?

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

  • Door panels
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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. Read more

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