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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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Recent Answers from Brad Sears

2016-01-03 1952 pontiac:

Sounds like a problem that I had in the way back machine. I was working in a Ford dealership (1957) as a line mechanic. The body shop had rebuilt a head on collision wreck to put it on the used car lot

2015-12-13 Carburetor adjustment:

My own flat head. a 1941, runs the same set up as your car. I have done all the dance steps with this car and in order for it to run its best it runs slightly rich. Since I don't drive it hard I found

2015-12-11 Carburetor adjustment:

On a high performance engine spark plug color is only a valid indicator of mixture when the engine is being run at the speeds higher than the cut in RPM of the cam shaft. Most modified engines run rick

2015-12-11 Steering wheel wobble at high speed:

As I read this red flags popped up all over the page. So lets see if we can sort this out. Lets start with balance. A wheel out of balance will not be detected at low speeds, and will increase as the road

2015-10-12 1965 Rambler Marlin:

The fist place to start when facing one of these problems is with the battery. Diagnosing electrical problems without a battery in top condition soon turns into an exercise in futility. And don't be fooled


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