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decoding chevy 150

Episode 21: Project-COVID 1953 – Decoding The Model Type and Color

Episode 21 – Taking a look back at the car’s origins, Rick walks us through a little bit of the history of our Chevy 150 and what it looked like coming off the showroom floor in 1953.       Episode 21 – Video Transcript Rick Drewry: Hi everybody. Welcome back to project COVID 1953, our 1953 Chevy 150. Just to touch …

Forgotten Classics: The Mitsubishi Minica

The classic Mitsubishi Minica is an overlooked and underappreciated vehicle that you may not be familiar with. Although the Minica has a rich history spanning half a century, it was never sold in North America. Mitsubishi mainly distributed the vehicle domestically in Japan. You may be unable to get your hands on this beauty if you live in the United …

Classic Wagons for Your Next Road Trip

Road trips are a fun and affordable vacation for both groups and individuals. There’s something about being on the road that gives a sense of nostalgia and freedom that you can’t get elsewhere. Whether you’re taking on the open road with friends, family, or you’re flying solo, space and comfort can make your road trip even more relaxing and enjoyable. …

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1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS — A True Super Car Legend

When it comes to the ultimate classic 911, the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS is a favorite for many Porsche lovers, and for good reason. It was a Porsche developed with competitive spirit and performance at the forefront of every decision that went into its design. The 911 Carrera 2.7 RS was the fastest production 911 at the time and a …

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1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 – A New Standard in Street Performance

Through all of the iterations of the iconic Ford Mustang, the Mach 1 holds a special place in the hearts of any classic car and Mustang enthusiasts. The Mach 1 marked a turning point for the Ford Mustang in terms of its aggressive styling, target drivers, and bevy of affordable performance options and engines. Released in 1969, the Mach 1 …

gas tank

Episode 20: Project-COVID 1953 – Gas Tank

Episode 20 – Working under the car today. Rick wants to run dual exhaust straight out the back, the gas tank needs to be moved and the spare tire tub taken out. Rick drains the gas tank, drops it, and gets it out of the way. The spare tire tub needs to be cut out. He is going to go …

shock bracket removal

Episode 19: Project-COVID 1953 – Shock Bracket Removal

  Episode 19 – You never know what you are going to run into during these classic car restoration projects. Rick comes across an old shock bracket located in the rear suspension.  He works on cutting the old shock bracket out, getting the new one in, and drilling out all the spot welds for the spare tire tub. Now that …

bolting everything on engine

Episode 18: Project-COVID 1953 – Bolting Everything on the Engine

Episode 18 – Today, Rick is setting the new engine in place and getting the new engine mounts mocked up. The turbo 350 is removed, and a T-5 is put in its place. The new clutch, bell housing, bull run, and transmission are all bolted down. Motor mounts are tacked down, and we are sitting in really great shape. Ready …

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The Original Datsun Z Sport Car – The Datsun 240Z

The Datsun 240Z just celebrated its 50th birthday, and it’s hard to believe this sporty little masterpiece is already half a century old. If you purchased one back in the day, you made a smart move. In 1970, you could get a fully-loaded 240Z for just $3,500 — an amazingly affordable price for a brand new sports car, even 50 …

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