In The Garage: The Falcon (Part 1)

I have a 1964 Ford Falcon Futura 4 door that my mom bought in the late 70s as just a cheap around-town car. When I was about 13 or 14 Mom said she was thinking of selling it. Of course, that was MY car! I'd had my eye on it forever and I spent a … Continue reading In The Garage: The Falcon (Part 1)

Broken/Stripped Bolts

Back in the day of cast iron heads and engine blocks, stripped bolts were not a super common concern. Now with all aluminum engines in an all-out quest for weight reduction, we're seeing more and more stripped and broken head bolts. A couple of common occurrences that I've seen recently come from a 2.4 Toyota engine … Continue reading Broken/Stripped Bolts

Tech Tip Tuesday: What is a “Tune Up”?

Back in the day, you took your car in every 20-30,000 miles to have her “tuned up.” That meant Goober at the local filling station changed your oil and filter, air filter, fuel filter, spark plugs and wires, distributor cap and rotor button, replaced/adjusted/filed your ignition points, and maybe replaced the condenser. That was considered … Continue reading Tech Tip Tuesday: What is a “Tune Up”?