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Watch us turn this pile of parts into a rare vintage racer

Did you know we're in the middle of restoring a one-of-30 Elva Mk VI–that's also a long-lost Sebring 12-Hour entry?

How To Find Your Next Project Car—and Finish It, Too

Looking for your next—or perhaps first—project car, but don’t know where to start?

Have You Met One of Our Most Ambitious Projects to Date?

Sure, it was a complete basket case, but we like a challenge.

Nismo Will Restore Your Nissan Skyline GT-R To Like-New Condition, for a Price

Wish your R32-chassis GT-R could be restored to factory condition? Nismo has you covered.

Acura Considering First-Generation NSX Restoration Program in the U.S.

In light of other manufacturers' heritage programs, it might not be a surprise that Acura is considering starting one themselves for U.S.-based NSXs.

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Shop Work: How to easily diagnose common automotive electrical problems

Have some spark outside of your engine block? Here's how to fix that.

Electronics & Electrical Systems: How to wire a car from scratch

Wiring a car from scratch doesn’t have to be a daunting project.

Shop Work: 10 tips that will make your engine rebuild a success

Rebuilding an engine? Here are 10 tips to ensure it all goes right.

Shop Work: How to solve common electrical issues with only a test light

In building the Miata-powered MGB GT pictured, we mated the MG’s wiring harness to the Miata’s engine-management loom using nothing more than a test light.

Columns: When is the right time to slow down? | Column

Is it finally time to pay more attention to the blinking yellow signs and slow down?

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Restoration project car updates

Cleaning up our Corvette's grille area while the grille is removed

While we were working on our 1965 Corvette’s grille area and had the hood off, we decided to clean things up a bit.

First, we cleaned overspray …

Success: We turned a tired racer into a show-ready Sprite

We faced a big undertaking: turning a tired, worn-out Sprite into something that could be shown on the national stage. We figure that we spent about three years and …

Finding, then mounting, a correct front grille for our 1965 Corvette

As original as our 1965 Corvette was, it did not have the correct grille. Along the way, most likely during a minor shunt in the late ’70s, we’re guessing, …

A straightforward fix for our Corvette’s rear interior panels

The upright panels that covered the interiors of our Corvette’s quarter panels were also in pretty rough shape. In addition to being bent up a bit, these white …

One of the most rewarding parts of any project? The first drive.

Before that first drive in our Bugeye Sprite project car, Tom Suddard, our resident expert, quickly tuned the carburetor. While 14.7:1 is the theoretically optimal air/fuel ratio, engines …

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