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67 Mustang coupe exhaust tips

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Hi gang! Have you ever added something to your classic car, then stand back and wonder, “what was I thinking” kind of moment?  btw, This is just a short blog;)   When I had the stang taken on a flat-bed to have the exhaust put on, I was thinking large exhaust tips~ something to represent […]

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Subaru Baja brakes drilled and slotted rotors (gone wrong)

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Hi, just a quickie here, Since finishing the engine overhaul on the Subaru Baja, I felt why not go ahead and replace the brakes with some new slotted and drilled rotors?  Nothing worse than looking through some pretty wheels and seeing ugly rusted rotors! Note: Today is 9-26-14, I had some problems with these brakes, […]

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06 Subaru Baja Turbo engine overhaul

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Hi Gang! Seems like I’m becoming more of a Fleet mechanic on our daily drivers than a Classic Car restorer! I really don’t mind as I’ll work on anything!;)   The vehicle I’m blogging on today is our ’06 Subaru Baja Turbo which will soon be up for sale. This Baja was actually being driven […]

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2002 Honda CRV evaporator/expansion valve installation

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Hi Gang! I’m finally getting around to blogging the evaporator/expansion valve installation on our daughters ’02 Honda CRV which I performed a while back.  This part is difficult to show and tell because it’s located under the passenger side dash, but I’ve included some pages out of the 02 Honda CRV service manual that may […]

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AJ’s ’81 Trans am Wilwood brake upgrade

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Hi everyone! Classic car owners go to great lengths on their vehicles and spend a great deal of money to make their precious rides look great! Keeps the economy alive and well for sure, Plus when at the car shows, we get the almighty rewarding words we love to hear, “Nice car!”   Not long […]

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This Old House, Kitchen of the ’50’s

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Hi y’all! It’s been a while since my last post:( I’ve been busy “restoring” or resto-modding Mom’s kitchen amongst other things.  Mom’s kitchen was long overdue for a facelift! Here, Mom, Gary(hubby), and yours Truly after my rendition of a coca cola room was created, that started it all! So this is a restoration of […]

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Jack stand rack

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Good Morning from Classic Cars and Tools! I’m Dne’!;) You know, jack stands are a necessity in any shop, but a pain in the buttocks when storing! If you have a small shop like mine, they would normally be lined up on the floor gathering dust and dirt, cords get hung up on them, and […]

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Aprilia RS250 Race bike (past bike)

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OK, back to reminiscing again:(  Back in 2004, I was experimenting with race bikes, or in my case, track bikes. Even though I had my race license and had the number 298, I had only raced officially twice in my life, I came in last:(  But I was out there baby! yeah!   The Aprilia […]

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HF Paint Shaker (pneumatic)

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  HI Classic Car enthusiast fans! Just a short mention of my new, now used, Harbor Freight Tools paint shaker!  I had a gallon can of 2k primer that had sat on a shelf, and it had a slight leak, so I took it to the paint store where I buy my automotive paints to […]

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2002 Honda CRV air conditioning repair

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  Hi! Dne’ here;) Though this ’02 Honda CR-v isn’t a classic, I felt compelled to put this repair on Classic Cars and Tools because there are many people out there having problems with this particular AC system(including yours truly), mainly due to the HS110R scroll AC compressor blowing up!   Recently we purchased our […]

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