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Brad Sears

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Expertise

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.

Publications

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.

Education/Credentials

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?

CARS!

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.

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Recent Answers from Brad Sears

2014-10-12 Generator repair:

I use an electric motor repair company to do field repairs for me. I have tried dipping coils in varnish and other things but have not had success. A muli meter will only check for opens and shorts to

2014-10-07 QUESTION UPDATE PLEASE:

Okay, sorry to be so long getting back to you but the older I get the slower I go and the longer projects take. Now to the Bantam. You can accomplish the timing check by just removing the side plates that

2014-09-28 QUESTION TIMING:

The basic steps to set up timing a distributor are straight forward but require a little work. The first thing it to locate number one firing position. This is a straight forward procedure. The simplest

2014-09-24 electrical:

This car is equipped with points and condenser ignition from the factory. When the points are open and the key is on there should be voltage, around 7 volts when measured with a voltmeter, on the + side

2014-08-07 6 volt battery for 1929 Graham-Paige:

Good-morning Steve: Sounds like you have a rare nice car. Now to the questions. First before I started replacing parts and throwing money at the car I would want to make a few tests. I would start with

 

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