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Entertaining, empowering and educational automotive news and car culture, featuring guest interviews from all over the world, with host Frank Leutz, shop owner and ASE Certified technician.

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Entertaining, empowering and educational automotive news and car culture, featuring guest interviews from all over the world, with host Frank Leutz, shop owner and ASE Certified technician.

    #219 In The Rough : Seeking a Rare Classic Car Gem

    #219 In The Rough : Seeking a Rare Classic Car Gem

    Never Give Up the Hunt 

    Digging deep researching your next classic car acquisition does take time , and in some occasions this vehicular hunt can frustratingly dry up quickly. Investigating leads , clearing through abandoned desolate fields or historic farm barns , and the false advertisements that have you on a wild goose chase ..to only reveal a vehicle that was not what you were exactly looking for can make you just give up . All of these scenarios can play out when tracking down that very vehicle you so aspire to have. 

    Vintage Rare One of One Find

    Greg Ovist of Geezzup   http://bit.ly/3bB9sEP   is no stranger to car culture and that classic vehicle hunt. His methodical and structured approach has not only led to his personal top classic car find of a vintage 1 of 1 gem that will go through the rounds of restoration , but more importantly consulting many of his active clients who rely on his ability to aid in their classic vehicle acquisition ! 



    Greg joins us on this special edition of Wrench Nation to investigate the strategies and techniques of how to acquire that classic vehicle for your collection, while shedding a few tips about how he approaches the hunt for his classic vehicle acquisition clients . 

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    #218 Electric Vehicles : Tips Before You Buy

    #218 Electric Vehicles : Tips Before You Buy

    Electric Vehicles : Understanding The Basics Before You Buy



     

    With the outlook moving forward regarding all things electric vehicles , how will you know if it will be the right mode of transportation for you &, more importantly, if you are ready to make the transition from ICE ( Internal Combustion Engines ) to an EV platform .

     

    On this special edition of Wrench Nation , we uncover the basic technology of Electric Vehicle operation , the vital infrastructure support required for an EV lifestyle, and the current\upcoming EV models to choose from, while visiting the current stable of hybrid platforms that may just be the more practical approach at this time. 

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    #217 Wax & Wash Tips : How to get it Right

    #217 Wax & Wash Tips : How to get it Right

    With a smorgasbord of paint conditions and available product , you may seem overwhelmed at times about how to ensure you're getting it right here without wasting time or money regarding your next wax and wash.



    We are honored to have Mike Pennington , Meguiars Director of Global Training, Event Marketing, and Consumer Relations help us navigate car care tips to help you understand how to utilize the right product for a variety of paint conditions and styles, as well as the right approach to washing and waxing your vehicle to ensure maximum protection and that showroom exquisite look !



     

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    #216 LS Swaps : What's Best For Your Project Ride

    #216 LS Swaps : What's Best For Your Project Ride

    As LS SWAPS are all the rage seen on a variety of vehicles from the Mazda RX7 to the S10 pickup to the Porsche 911 -you name it and it probably has the engine bay , of course with modifications, to drop a nicely tuned LS series engine creating that next level of unearthly like horsepower. 

     

    How does one go about a legitimate strategy installing an LS series engine , and not get it wrong?  With so many options available , we discuss some of the basics about all things swappage of the LS power plant. 

     

    We are honored to have Terry COVERMAN66 -CHECK OUT HIS You Tube Channel  https://bit.ly/2Lhj3Yr  , an experienced authority on LS swaps who has seen a wide variety of power plant situations, share his approach  in hopes we can help you before you start dropping unnecessary time and coin on your project !

     

    Terry has a home shop THE GARAGE SHOP - where he builds classic muscle cars with nothing but LS series engines under the hood and a YouTube channel helping many with their vehicle projects. From suspension builds to LS1 swaps -Terry has created a popular following with his sincere and candid approach , while keeping it honest and funny. Who says education has to be boring anyway??

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    #215 The Art & Style of Pinstriping Johnny Martinez

    #215 The Art & Style of Pinstriping Johnny Martinez

    Special Guest : Veteran World Class PinStriping Talent "Wicked Lines"  Johnny Martinez 

    The unique and personal message of each vehicle, or for that matter anything with wheels extends to the spirit & passion of that individual. Pinstriping became a clever way to express this spirit with creative art that has no boundaries of artistic style.



    *Visit his exhibition at the Murphy Auto Museum Fireball Art Gallery  http://bit.ly/2L3UZIe



    or catch Johnny on Fireball Tim's page and watch the video of him in action laying down lines on rare VON DUTCH motorcycle gas tank http://bit.ly/2MI7jhI



    How does such a craft stay pertinent into the future & remain for generations to come ? World class pinstriper Johnny Martinez of the West Coast joins us to share his story , some of his great art pieces and the importance of keeping pinstriping alive and kicking !



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    #214 Auto Parts : Avoiding Common Install Errors

    #214 Auto Parts : Avoiding Common Install Errors

    With a vast array of electrical, hydraulic and vehicle system parts that can go wrong , how will you know what you officially diagnosed will both fix it and is installed correctly for the long haul? We reveal tips on how to accurately test and verify, while ensuring that your repairs go smooth -covering alternators, starters, brake system components ,turbochargers wheel bearings & more. 



    Nelson Davis ASE Certified Master Technician L-1  ; Director of Training ;Technical Instructor ; Field Rep for Motorcar Parts of America https://bit.ly/2McPDKQ joins us on this edition of Wrench Nation Car Talk http://bit.ly/WrenchNation



     

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