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Precious Metal Investing

Lots of people buy precious metals - gold and silver - to retain the value their paper dollars would otherwise be losing by not spending them. The latter being what's called...

What Most of Us Don’t Do Anymore

The other day, I started up my old muscle car. This involves something more than pushing the "start" button - which is how you start pretty much every new car (the...

The Decontented Car

Everyone has heard about muscle cars - but how many remember decontented cars? Often, such cars were both. Examples include the "5.0" liter iterations of the 1980s-era Ford Mustang that weren't Mustang...

A Lift That Works

If you like to work on cars you probably hate crawling around underneath one, trying to get at things you can't easily reach - or even see. This gets old after...

Ford Mustang: 1964-2028?

We already know that the first will be the last - again. Ford's Mustang didn't just precede the Chevy Camaro and the Dodge Challenger. It inspired their creation. Had Ford - under...

When 9 Volts Isn’t Enough

One of the many appealing things about old cars, in particular, those so old they don't have computers (to find one without one, you'll need to go back to the late...

Remember the Bolt-in?

One of the more ridiculous things our parents in Washington (i.e., the government) did to try to get us to not drive faster than they thought was "safe" was to require...

It’s Time for a Lift

If you work on cars at all - let alone a lot - you are probably tired of spelunking underneath one precariously perched on jack stands, trying to find a way...

A Price Well Worth Paying

How much would you pay to be able to buy and drive a brand-new 1995 Honda Accord EX? Does $24k sound reasonable? Vern Eide Honda in Sioux Falls, South Dakota had...

Twice-Plus As Much

Thirty years ago, when I was young guy in his 20s, I bought the Great Pumpkin - my 1976 Trans Am - for $5,400. It seemed like a lot of money...
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