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Gearbox Problems

4 Common Gearbox Problems You Might Need to Repair

Troubleshooting Common Transmission Problems: Signs and Solutions   A car’s transmission is a complex mechanical system responsible for transferring power from the engine to the driveshaft. Due to the intense heat and friction generated by its numerous moving parts, the transmission is prone to wear and tear over time. It’s crucial for car owners to […]

Classic Car Maintenance

How to Maintain a Classic Car

Owning a classic car is not just a possession; it’s a passion and a connection to a bygone era of automotive craftsmanship. Whether you’re an avid collector or a sentimental enthusiast, maintaining the allure of your classic car requires diligence and care. This guide will cover the basics to help you to keep your cherished […]

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Most Iconic Cars in History

Certain cars have transcended mere transportation throughout history, etching their indelible mark upon the eras they graced. With each engine’s roar and every sleek contour, these five iconic vehicles emerged as true legends, exemplifying innovation, style, and the illustrious personalities that have embraced them. Brace yourself for a journey through time as we unveil the […]

What is the difference between a classic, vintage and an antique car?

Here at Overdrive, you will know that we specialise in classic car repairs.  Sometimes we find that some people find it hard to define the difference between certain types of cars. This is why we ask what is the difference between a vintage car, a classic car and an antique car? The definitions do overlap […]

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Tips When Buying a Vintage Triumph Spitfire

When purchasing a vintage car, you need to consider that it isn’t like buying a modern car. To begin with, there will be fewer cars available for selection when buying a classic car, not to mention that time will take its toll on older cars, including the Triumph Spitfire which is likely to rust and obtain structural […]

Oil for Austin Healey Gearbox

Which Oil Should Be Used in an Austin Healey Overdrive Gearbox?

The type of oil that you should use in your Healey overdrive gearbox may be something you’ve thought of for a while. The reason for this is often because the available information on the subject can be rather confusing. Below are some basic issues one man uncovered: Overdrive gearboxes are operated hydraulically, thus the it’s the pressure that […]

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The 4 most common faults with the Triumph Spitfire

There are a few common faults that occur in the classic Triumph Spitfire. Of course, many of the problems are the usual niggles that were common in cars made it that era. If you’re planning to buy a vintage Triumph be sure to check alignment, rust, engine and gearbox. If you’re already the proud owner of […]