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  • Monro Mufflers
    Monro Muffler of Howard Street
    No matter what model automobile you drive, it is inevitable that one day your automobile will have mechanical problems. Should such misfortune happen it important to know your mechanic. Your mechanic should be someone that you trust. You and your...
  • SRAM Red Hydraulic Road Bike Brake Caliper
    SRAM recalls road bike hydraulic brakes - stop use immediately
    SRAM Corporation has announced a recall on their road bike hydraulic brakes, both disc and caliper style. They advise all consumers using any SRAM road bike hydraulic brakes to stop using them immediately.More from SRAM's website:On November...
  • Master View
    How to Rebuild A Master Cylinder
    1. DisassemblyThe first step is to remove the master cylinder from the vehicle. Then disconnect and plug the hydraulic lines. Next remove the two master cylinder attaching nuts.Now remove the reservoir cover and diaphragm, replace if cut or...
  • Kodiak Hydraulic Disc Brakes
    Kodiak Hydraulic Brakes, Quality and Life Saving Power
    Ever hear of an automobile with electric drum magnet brakes? Only in the trailer world, not because they're good, but because they're cheap and less regulated. Experts have told me that hydraulic disc brakes have 30 percent better braking....
  • Amazing Old Part
    Car Guy Diary – 7/8/2012 – Amazing Old Parts
    No, I am not talking about any of my own parts, though some of them amaze me by the simple fact that they are mostly still all working as designed. I'm talking about amazing old car parts. Parts that defy belief with their ability to still do...
  • Catching a break on the brakes
    Car Guy Diary – 7/4/2012 – Catching a Break with the Brakes
    It was bound to happen...eventually. The effort, energy and number of parts shoved into my Marlin were bound to pay off with the restoration of braking power and so it has. Perhaps more than I would have expected, but more on that later.I picked...
  • Marlin Tail Light
    Car Guy Diary – 6/8/2012 – Marlin throws a bone
    Often times you can spend hours in the garage and accomplish next to nothing. If you’ve been in the car hobby long enough, you’ll have trips under the hood like this. Every bolt is rusted, stripped or inaccessible no matter how many...
  • Working on the Marlin
    Car guy diary May 29, 2012 – The wheel cylinder saga
    So I go out to the garage yesterday to get going on my Rambler Marlin's rear wheel cylinders. I turn on the battery and give the carb a little squirt of starting spray since I haven't started it in a couple of weeks. I was going to back...
  • Brakes
    Which brake pad is best for you?
    In my last article titled “What are you using to stop your car?”I went over the different compounds used in brake pads as well as provided a brief description of their advantages and disadvantages. Some brake pad applications work...
  • Big rig
    Spring in Richmond is time to check trailers
    Spring is right around the corner, and most of us are ready to get our boats back in the James River, Lake Gaston or maybe a longer haul to the Chesapeake Bay. We have checked the boat, fueled up, test run for the engine, all gear aboard –...
  • Amtrak train in Oakland, CA
    Be civil on public transportation: or else the silver bracelets
    She ran up and down the stairs of the double decker Amtrak train as if her hair was on fire! That happened not right next door to South Bend's (Indiana) Amtrak station, but 2200 miles from South Bend near the Oakland, California Amtrak station...
  • Green is a future Ferrari theme!
    Future Ferraris to go from red to green
    Ferrari, the iconic sports car manufacturer known for its red blooded automo- biles. Well, the company plans to go from red to green! A Green Ferrari will seem a bit unusual indeed. However, the automaker confirms that it is coming. The Hybrid...