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Article on Cars with Character - The Stylistic Flamboyance of the 1959 Cadillac

Cars with Character - The Stylistic Flamboyance of the 1959 Cadillac

  • Patrick Shaw -
  • July 13, 2017

There are few cars as recognizable - and controversial - as the 1959 Cadillac. The large, iconic tailfins, dual bullet taillights and audacious front and rear bumpers represented the zenith of stylistic flamboyance and put an exclamation point on an era when the jet age was capturing the nation's collective imagination.

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Article on Cars with Character: The Rise and Fall of the Buick Super

Cars with Character: The Rise and Fall of the Buick Super

  • Joe Jenks -
  • July 7, 2017

It's hard to understand why the Buick Super faded away in the late 1950s. Just a step below a Cadillac in the GM pecking order, the Buick Super tried to bridge the gap between a luxury car and the car for the common man. It was the mid-level Buick, and had plenty of luxuries while being competitively priced when compared to other large sedans on the market.

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Article on Eye Candy for the Hot Rodder - The Stromberg 97 Carburetor

Eye Candy for the Hot Rodder - The Stromberg 97 Carburetor

  • Nick Hibben -
  • December 12, 2016

Modern fuel injection systems do a terrific job of producing horsepower and controlling emissions, but they don't have much style. For getting the gearhead's blood flowing not much compares with the look and sound of three Stromberg 97 carburetors atop a hot rod's motor.

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Article on Top Tip: Weep Holes Extend the Life of Your Muffler

Top Tip: Weep Holes Extend the Life of Your Muffler

  • Eric Page -
  • December 7, 2016

I Googled "muffler leaking water" and came across the term "weep hole". In what appears to be common knowledge to everyone but me, a "weep hole" is a hole that is drilled or punched into the bottom a muffler so that water vapor that condenses has an exit. This helps to prevent a steel muffler from deteriorating from the inside out and thereby extending its life.

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