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Midlife Classic Cars interview with David Logan, author of The Ultimate Off-Road Driver’s Guide

Midlife Classic Cars interview with David Logan, author of The Ultimate Off-Road Driver’s Guide

We are pleased to present our interview with David Logan, author of The Ultimate Off-Road Driver’s Guide. We talk off-roading, overlanding vs. rock crawling, and 4x4s. David shares a few of his experiences with driving various types of 4x4s off-roading.
by Chad Byrumon October 31, 2022
Shelby American: The Renegades Who Built the Cars, Won the Races, and Lived the Legend

Interview With Shelby American Author Preston Lerner

In this interview with author Preston Lerner we discuses what inspired him to write the book Shelby American: The Renegades Who Built the Cars, Won the Races, and Lived the Legend
by Chad Byrumon October 21, 2022
Author Interview with Matt Avery, author of COPO Muscle Cars

Author Interview with Matt Avery, author of COPO Muscle Cars

Today we're pleased to have Matt Avery, author of COPO Muscle Cars. We talk COPO, muscle cars, writing, and his upcoming book Camaro Special Edition, available now as a pre-order.
by Chad Byrumon October 13, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars got robbed of $13k worth of gear

Midlife Classic Cars got robbed of $13k worth of gear

Unfortunately we got robbed this week but the good thing is we are still able to get your orders out on time. Watch the video to see all the damage done to our building and office.
by Chad Byrumon September 16, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars talks with Wes Duenkel author of Ford Mustang: How to Build & Modify 2011-2014

Midlife Classic Cars talks with Wes Duenkel author of Ford Mustang: How to Build & Modify 2011-2014

Wes Duenkel author of Ford Mustang: How to Build &...
by Chad Byrumon September 09, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars author interview with Scott Kolecki, author of Corvette Concept Cars: Developing Americas Favorite Sports Car

Midlife Classic Cars author interview with Scott Kolecki, author of Corvette Concept Cars: Developing Americas Favorite Sports Car

Midlife Classic Cars author interview with Scott Kolecki, author of Corvette Concept Cars: Developing Americas Favorite Sports Car

by Chad Byrumon September 01, 2022
The Books You Need To Have If You Own a BMW E30

The Books You Need To Have If You Own a BMW E30

As an owner of an E30, I put together my top books you must have if you own one. These books range from restoration, maintenance, performance upgrades, and the history of the BMW E30.
by Chad Byrumon August 20, 2022
New Carroll Shelby Books First Look With Midlife Classic Cars

New Carroll Shelby Books First Look With Midlife Classic Cars

Midlife Classic Cars just got in two new Carroll Shelby books, and in this video, I give you a little preview of each book and the box set you can buy at MidlifeClassicCars.com
by Chad Byrumon August 19, 2022
Interview With John Elkin, author of Bronco Racing

Interview With John Elkin, Author of Bronco Racing

We sit down with John Elkin, author of Bronco Racing: Ford’s Legendary 4x4 in Off-road Competition to talk about this gorgeous book featuring over 300 images of Bronco Racing and the stories that surround the sport. John also shares a bit about his experience as a former off-road and rally racer.
by Chad Byrumon August 03, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars Interview With Jim Ciardella Author of The Dealer

Midlife Classic Cars Interview With Jim Ciardella Author of The Dealer

Today I sit down with Jim Ciardella to discuss his book The Dealer, How One California Dealership Fueled the Rise of Ferrari Cars in America, in which Jim shares the many astonishing stores shared by Brian Burnett and others of the dealership.
by Chad Byrumon July 15, 2022
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Part two of pulling a 2004 Subaru WRX engine using a Haynes Shop Manual

In this video we get the 2004 Subaru WRX engine out using the Haynes Manual. We struggled getting the engine out because the engine did not want to separate from the transmission. Also, we had an issue with some heat shielding that got hung up and it took us forever to find where it was snagging.
by Chad Byrumon June 24, 2022
Part one of pulling a 2004 Subaru WRX engine using a Haynes Shop Manual

Part one of pulling a 2004 Subaru WRX engine using a Haynes Shop Manual

In this video, Gavin and I start working on the 2004 Subaru WRX. This is Gavin’s first-ever experience working on any type of car, so the process is a little slow, but that’s ok. After teaching him the importance of cleaning an engine bay, I then spend a lot of time teaching him what tools to use and how to use them.
by Chad Byrumon June 09, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars is thrilled to share the arrival of two new books: Early Funny Cars 1964-1975 and Corvette Concept Cars.

Midlife Classic Cars is thrilled to share the arrival of two new books: Early Funny Cars 1964-1975 and Corvette Concept Cars.

Midlife Classic Cars is happy to share two new books: Early Funny Cars 1964-1975 and Corvette Concept Cars now available for purchase.

Midlife Classic Cars would like to take this time to thank all of those who have served and wish everyone a safe Memorial weekend.
by Chad Byrumon May 27, 2022
Using Haynes & Robert Bentley Manuals On a 2011 Prius

Using Haynes & Robert Bentley Manuals On a 2011 Prius

My stepson is getting ready to start driving so I decided to start giving him projects so he can learn to use automotive tools. To learn how to work on his mothers Toyota Prius.
by Chad Byrumon May 20, 2022
Automotive Book Publisher Paul Heard

Automotive Book Publisher Paul Heard

Paul Heard's books focus on AMC, GM, and Ford car and truck interchange guides and restoration manuals. These books are great for taking to swap meets or the junkyard so you can identify what parts will interchange with your car or truck.
by Chad Byrumon April 29, 2022
Haynes International Motor Museum UK 2018 Collection Tour

Haynes International Motor Museum UK 2018 Collection Tour

In a joint tour with Rusty’s Speed Shop, Midlife Classic Cars visit The Haynes International Motor Museum; home to the UK’s largest collection of unique, historical, and rare automobiles curated from the world over. Chad and Bruce explore the breathtaking collection, touring the facilities, and gush over the remarkable collection of motorized vehicles ranging from the 1800’s, to the present.
by Chad Byrumon April 27, 2022
The Haynes Duamax Diesel Engine Repair Techbook

The Haynes Duamax Diesel Engine Repair Techbook

There isn’t a publisher more ubiquitous for repair manuals and tech guides than Haynes! With over 200 million individual titles in their catalog, when it comes to the best workshop manuals for hobbyists tackling DIY projects, Shadetree mechanics tinkering away, or the professional- a Haynes Manual for your vehicle is the premier source of in-depth knowledge.
by Chad Byrumon April 27, 2022
David Vizard's How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors Video

David Vizard's How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors Video

David Vizard's How to Super Tune and Modify Holley Carburetors...
by Chad Byrumon April 20, 2022
Midlife Classic Cars New Books and Shop Update April 8th 22

Midlife Classic Cars New Books and Shop Update April 8th 22

This week Midlife Classic Cars are showing off the new Ford Maverick, FIAT in Motorsport, and The Cars of BMC. I will also show you some of the progress made sorting all of my BMW and VW parts into their new home.
by Chad Byrumon April 08, 2022
New Books For April Fools & a Tour Of Our New Building

New Books For April Fools & a Tour Of Our New Building

Midlife Classic Cars latest video showing off new books for April 1, 2022, and a tour of our new building.
by Chad Byrumon April 05, 2022
Don’t Subaru or Porsche swap your Volkswagen!

Don’t Subaru or Porsche swap your Volkswagen!

Before you post your broken-down classic Volkswagen Beetle for sale or swap the air-cooled engine in your Volkswagen Bus for a Porsche or Subaru one, it might be worthwhile taking a crack at that original engine- it might surprise you! These robust little flat-four boxer engines have stood the test of time, known for their simplicity, reliability, and capability to be modified. With a little know-how, anyone can keep their classic VW air-cooled engine around for years to come.
by Chad Byrumon March 31, 2022
How to: DIY porting your cylinder heads

How to: DIY porting your cylinder heads

Whether you add boost or keep your engine naturally aspirated, the common denominator between all the best bang-for-buck modifications increases the flow rate of your engine along with fuel.
by Chad Byrumon March 31, 2022
The ONLY Slant 6 manual you will ever need!

The ONLY Slant 6 manual you will ever need!

The Chrysler Slant Six is making a comeback! While the Stellantis twin-turbo “Tornado” i6 is incoming, the Chrysler G-Engine, or Slant 6 engines have always been. Since the 1960s and whichever the cubic flavor from the plucky 170, 190, to the venerable 225, this rebuild and modification guide will help you make the most of your already unkillable leaning tower of power! Learn the tips and tricks from Slant Six expert Doug Dutra aka “Dr. Dodge” on the tried and true methods of squeaking more power out of your classic Mopar, and keeping it reliably on the road for years to come.
by Chad Byrumon March 31, 2022
BMW e30 Faulty fuel pump symptoms + replacement

BMW e30 Faulty fuel pump symptoms + replacement

The Midlife Classic Cars 1986 BMW 325i (e30 chassis) has been one reliable and fun classic but needs some attention from Chad and Lucas. Right up until the mid 90’s a lot of vehicles used a 2 pump fueling system. A smaller in-tank sender pump working in conjunction with an external main fuel pump.
by Chad Byrumon March 31, 2022
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