Classic/Antique Car Repair/Expert Profile

Ask A Question

Brad Sears


Follow me on:


All automotive including antique and collectible. However if the car has been modified I can only answer in general terms and maybe get you pointed in the right direction.

Experience in the area

Automotive tech instructor. Syndicated auto columnist 1970's though the early 1990's. Syndicated auto radio talk show, Ask Brad About cars, CBS Radio 70's through 90's TV Show "Last Chance Garage" 1980's PBS-TV syndicated. Auto instructor for the following companies: Fram Autolyte Holly Carter AMF Ford Motor University Of Conn Blue Hills Technical School Sugar River Technical Center Grew up in a family garage in Needham Mass and turned wrenches from the age of 14.


Manchester Union Leader, Nashua Telegraph, Motor Service Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Popular Mechanics (Saturday Mechanic early 80's), Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and lots more.


More than I care to remember. Basically Franklin Technical Institute in Boston, Northeastern University, Fitchburg State Teachers College, Tufts University, and a lot of factory schools along the way.

Awards and Honors

Moto Award winner. And much more.

What do you like about this subject?


What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I learn every day and a day without learning is waisted.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

In the history of the world the auto industry is just a fly speck on histories time line but perhaps the single greatest invention for the benefit of mankind.

Average Ratings

Recent Reviews from Users

Read More Comments

    K = Knowledgeability    C = Clarity of Response    P = Politeness
John05/12/15101010Thanks Brad, I'll suck it up and .....
KEN05/04/15101010Brad is very knowlegeable and very helpful .....
Brandon04/28/15101010Thank you for your speedy and succinct .....
Bob04/27/15101010Great job...very prompt response....appreciate that .....

Recent Answers from Brad Sears

2015-05-11 Brake Light on 1956 Ford Truck:

I think that you have called the problem correctly, I agree with the directional light switch, a common problem in the day. Replacing the switch is relatively straight forward and fairly simple. Pull the


This is one of those questions that goes not have one set answer. If the engine is mostly original and has not been rebuilt back to close tolrances then I would use a 30W with an API rating of at least

2015-04-27 M-B OM617 engine performance:

We have three 300D series cars. They have well over 200,000 each.  82, 83, and an 84. I have needless to tinkered a fair amount with them. Each time I have reverted to the way it came from the factory

2015-04-19 Convertible windows:

Well it is an age thing but can be fixed. A good body man, collision man should be able to adjust the doors and windows. He may have to replace the window channels and or the weather striping as well.

2015-03-25 muscle:

Answer 1971 Chevelle.    Some where in the mid to late eighties a group of us that derived a good portion or all of our income from writing about cars and the auto industry formed the International Auto


Ask A Question

Classic/Antique Car Repair

All Answers

Answers by Expert:

Ask Experts


©2015 All rights reserved.