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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

2016-10-11 73 Chevy pickup backfire:

The ready things to check first is for a cracked distributor cap or miss wired plug wires. If they are ok then a compression check of the engine is in order. The possibilitys are burned intake valve, bad

2016-09-15 Knocking:

Sorry for the delay getting back to you but us old guys sometimes get bogged down. I would suggest getting in touch with the Local Model A restorers club. There are Model A clubs all over the country and

2016-08-21 electric fuel pumps in a dynamic system:

The system from the book is the one that I have used for years and it has worked well. The system that turns the pump on for a specified time is controlled by the engines computer. I am sure that in some

2016-06-19 electrical problem 1950 dodge b2b:

No you have not killed the truck. But there is a procedure that should bring it back to life. First we need to get the battery charged to the correct polarity. To do this completely discharge the battery

2016-06-14 LCG:

Thank you for the kind words. We were the first of the how to auto shows on a major network.I am not pleased with the current crop of auto shows that are nothing more than an infomercial. These guys never


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