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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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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

2015-03-21 My '87 Chevy Caprice Classic:

I too belong to the drive em forever club. My daily driver is a 1982 Benz Diesel with 200000 miles and my work truck is a 1992 Ford F 150 with just under 300000 miles. Based on what you have told me I


Good question and there is no simple answer, and there is realty not a lightweight alternative, and I will explain that in a minute. I have towed hundreds of thousand miles with both open and closed car

2015-03-09 1987 Ford turbo T-bird:

Where are you in Florida. I am in North Fort Myers. Second, cleaning the Throttle position sensor is not an option as .1 volt change will effect engine operation. I test them with an oscilloscope or just


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