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Brad Sears


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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.

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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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Bob04/09/14101010Very helpful.
DC04/05/14101010Thanks again for your suggestions!
DC04/04/14101010Thanks Brad. Now this makes sense and .....

Recent Answers from Brad Sears

2014-04-14 1940 Chrysler vapor lock?:

OK, now we can go to work. The problem is either the fuel pump, the lines including the flex fuel line at the fuel pump, or the fuel tank including the gas cap. The easiest fix is the cap. The cap should

2014-04-07 1940 Chrysler vapor lock?:

It sounds more like the carburetor flooding over than vapor lock. But to be sure test the fuel pump pressure. It should be in the 4 PSI range and with the fuel line disconnected and directed into a plastic

2014-04-03 1950 Ford F-1 6 volt:

Well let s what we have here. First if the voltage at the battery when the engine is not running reads 6.4 to 6.5 volts it indicates a fully charged battery. The 7.4 volt reading that you are getting is

2014-03-30 transmission:

Sorry for the delay, but I needed to do a little research on the aftermarket transmissions available. Sadly to say there is no available fix to add a syncromesh gear to your transmission. Also there is

2014-03-29 Last Chance Garage!:

Thanks for the kind words about LCG. Sadly to say there are no master copies of the shows as the show going off the air had more to do with internal politics at PBS than anything else. I do not have copies


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