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    Diagonal tires and radial tyres: the advantages and disadvantages Suppose you have completely restored your classic car from before the end of the sixties and are ready for new tyres. The history of the vehicle has indicated that it was supplied with diagonal tires from new. Bystanders, many 'advisors' and connoisseurs have […] More

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    Mini brakes

    In the past, only the Austin and Morris Mini Cooper and Cooper 'S' – the 10” wheeled cars – were fitted with front disc brakes from the factory. All other Minis had to make do with drum brakes all around. 'Pimping up' the engine still meant that 'the brakes' were the Achilles' heel of […] More

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    As a classic car owner, you naturally tinker yourself? Therefore, the valve cover must be regularly removed to adjust the valves. And then you suddenly see that the inside of the valve cover has a tasty (…) white gunk that reminds you of mayonnaise… 'Sludge' is what it is called in technical language. Don't panic, you don't have to […] More

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    Grease on time

    Time and time again you will be amazed how many grease nipples can be found on the wheel suspension, steering and drive of your classic car. And they often have to be provided with new grease every 1.500 kilometers. The amazing thing is that all those lubrication points with the help of a good grease gun, if you are a bit handy […] More

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    Make creeping oil yourself

    You can make stuck bolts, nuts and screws 'ready to cook' with penetrating oil. That prevents snapping. The ingredients used to make penetrating oil are often listed on the spray can. It's about finding out what the main active ingredients are. Simply put, acetone and ATF, 'oil' for the automatic gearbox. A ratio of half to […] More

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    Be kind to the link

    Clutch: You do 'start' the engine - with a classic - contrary to what many experts (...) want to claim, never with a clutch engaged. In addition to excessive and unnecessary loading of the thrust bearing and thrust group, you 'press' the crankshaft against the axial bearings that have not (yet) lubricated. Check if there is still enough More

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    Holiday tips classic or old-timer

    Are you going to experience a holiday with your classic or old-timer this year? Then a number of things are important to bring such a ride to a successful conclusion. At home you have made all the preparations, such as changing the oil and oil filter, checking and changing all further fluids (especially the brake fluid! Because you may go into the mountains?), Greasing, checking and adjusting valve clearance, checking contact points More

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    Buying a Rover P5 or P5B

    Recently confronted with an enthusiast who had set his sights on a P5 type Rover, but lost his interest in crafting because he ended up from one disaster to the next. Such a Rover is a jewel and exudes British aristocracy and not only because it was the favorite transport of the British royal family some forty or fifty years ago. It is therefore always a shame and very unfortunate if such an edetset is eventually cannibalized ...

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    Buy a classic

    The temptation is great, buy your own classic! Before you get that far, it's a good idea to do your homework properly. Buying happens faster and is easier than maintaining, late More

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    OptiMotor: devilish stuff?

    Fuel consumption is nowadays the magic word for every motorist and even motorcyclists. The usefulness of the OptiMotor addition to the engine oil of a used engine has already been confirmed after extensive tests by the German TÜV Thüringen. OptiMotor really works! On a tank with a capacity of 50 liters More

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    Slow windscreen wipers

    Is it going to rain and your windshield wipers are going back and forth tragically slow? This can have various causes. Your classic usually has an average age of 30 years or more. Have the correct wiper arms been installed? You never know, maybe the previous owner changed them? More

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