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All About POA Valves

The factory air systems from the 60s into the 70s included what is called a POA valve to regulate the flow of refrigerant in the AC system.  Tim breaks down some of the various valves used over time, along with restoration options for these valves.

5 Less Common Detailing Tips

There are a lot of ways to detail a car, and there are a lot of products to help you do so. If you're a classic car owner, chances are you've been gladly making yours shine for years with your own set of routines and products. Well, there are a few extra tips we'd like to give you that you may not have thought of before. 

1. Clean The Top Of The Windows.

At some point during your cleaning, roll down the windows just a little bit and clean the very tops of them. Not doing so can result in smudges and you’ll have no idea where they came from. 

2. Treat Your Trim

Your trim can look better with a specialized treatment for plastic. Use a plastic restoration product for all your trim before waxing and you’ll notice quite a difference up close and on the overall appearance of your ride.

3. Brush Your Carpets

If you don’t have a vacuum accessory with a brush on it, you should replace that friction with a nylon brush. This helps loosen up the carpet fibers and get all that hard to reach dirt out. The amount of that hard to reach dirt can amount to more than you can imagine.

4. Use 2 Water Buckets

One bucket needs to be your regular mixture of water and cleaner, the other just water in it. This is so you don’t put all that dirt from your car back into the bucket when rinsing your cleaning. This is a very common mistake.

5. Read The Directions!

Always take a minute to read the directions of your products. Some products work much more efficiently if the directions are followed correctly. That little bit always counts when you’re striving for perfection.

5 Of The Most Sought After Classic Muscle Cars

5 Of The Most Sought After Classic Muscle Cars

Muscle cars, we love them and so have many people before us. We took a look at what some of the most sought after ones on the market are nowadays. Here's what we found for muscle car models ranging from the '60s to early '70s.

1. The Oldsmobile 4-4-2 (1971) Specs: 455-CID V-8, an under-stressed, big-port engine with tug-boat torque

2. Shelby GT 500KR (Mid to late 1960s)  Specs: 8-cyl. 428cid/335hp 4bbl Cobra Jet

3. Chevrolet Chevelle SS/LS (Late 1960's) Specs: The 450 horsepower LS6 was the most powerful engine around in 1970. 780 cfm Holley carburetor

4. Plymouth Barracuda (1970-1971) Specs: 7.2-liter engine 390 HP

5. Pontiac GTO (Late 1960's) Specs: ohv V8, 400 cid (4.12x3.75) 370 bhp