Muscle Car Research LLC is a small, family-owned business located in northern Virginia (USA) that's focused on providing parts and services for the American muscle car hobbyist. Our mission is to bring you the highest quality parts and services at competitive prices.
The Muscle Car Research web site uses an online shopping cart system that allows you to select and pay for products online. Look for the "Add to cart" button on each product page - it lets you select a single item to be purchased. When you click on this button the item gets added to a virtual "shopping cart", which keeps track of all of the items that you'd like to buy. After adding your items to your shopping cart you can click on the "Checkout" button to provide your billing, shipping, and payment information.
If you've ever placed an order through the Muscle Car Research online store you should be able to access your order history here. You can login to this site using the email address from your last order as your user name; you will probably have to use the "Request new password" link to reset your password. You can change your user name once you get in. Please contact me if you don't remember the email address you used with your order.
A customer recently asked me if I had a rebuild kit for the Bonaldi proportioning valve used on his de Tomaso Pantera. I didn't then, but I do now! As usual, I've also written articles that describe how to disassemble and rebuild the valve. Here are the links:
When disassembling a brake valve it's not uncommon to find an internal component that can't be easily pulled or pushed out using mechanical pressure. Heat from a propane torch coupled with compressed air sometimes works, but when can you do when compressed air doesn't get the job done, either? I've found that using hydraulic pressure will typically do the trick, and it's relatively easy to apply hydraulic pressure using a common grease gun. The challenge is connecting your grease gun to the ports on your brake valve. How can it be done?