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A Brief History of Utility Trailers

07.16.2016
How our blogger survived the 70s' era of DIY trailers and kids riding atop the sacks of garbage on the way to the town dump. Plus, etiquette for the modern trailer borrower. 

Avoiding the time suck of a stuck spark plug

06.23.2016
It took Dan three and a half days to change his spark plugs because of one fussy coil pack. What turned this simple job into an epic quest for fire?

How to Paint a Car With a Bucket of Rust-Oleum and a Roller

07.14.2015
A couple of years ago, a reader named Karen wrote in to Car Talk's newspaper column, asking if there was a solution to peeling paint on her Toyota. They responded, "Have you ever heard of Rust-Oleum, Karen?" It may have been a joke, but I took it seriously. I had heard of Rustoleum, and I was bound and determined to paint my car with it.

Today: MIG Welding an Older Truck?

05.05.2015
Car Talk's advice for MIG welding: get the right eye protection, and try not to set your car, your house or your hair on fire. Read the rest, right here.

Vintage DIY Magazines Projects Were Sure-Fire Deathtraps

03.10.2015
DIY magazines like Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated and Modern Mechanics gave men from the 1920s through the 1950s ample ideas for exterminating the entire family.

Today: What's a CHMSL and How Do We Fix It?

09.04.2014
The upper light cover on the back hatch of Brenda's Subaru Outback needs to be changed, but Brenda can't figure out how. This is the only fixture not covered by the owner's manual. Learn what's special about this particular light, and what any of this has to do with acronyms right here. 

Today: The Right Tool for Mounting Tires?

08.12.2014
David goes through a lot of tires, so he mounts them himself using a lug wrench. He's ready to upgrade to the right tools, if the right tools are $50 or less. Tom and Ray say $50 isn't going to get him what he needs. Find out what's involved in mounting a tire, right here. 

Hali's '68 Chevy and the Bad Carburetor

07.01.2014
The carburetor on Hali's '68 Chevy pickup truck is spewing gas, but she can't find a mechanic who can help. The oldest mechanic she knows advised her to tap it with a hammer (which fixed the gas leak) but is officially retired, so can't help her rebuild the carburetor herself as she had hoped. Read Tom and Ray's suggestions for Hali, right here. 

Homemade Handcart - Easy as a Day at the Beach

07.05.2016
Tom Bodett employs Einstein's little known law to his advantage: For every stupid product design there is an equal and opposite homemade solution.

Today: Kylee's Not-So-Small Oil Leak

10.26.2012
Kylee used Mercury Sable came with a "small" oil leak. It's only getting worse and she's getting tired of filling it every couple weeks. Tom and Ray have plenty of sympathy for Kylee but don't hold out much hope for the Mercury. Find out why, right here.

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