Maintaining your own car can be both rewarding and frustrating. Yet even for experts who can size a bolt by eye and grab the correct box-end wrench by feel, a few repair jobs are just plain dreadful no matter how you come at them.
Adjusting the parking brake on this 1960 Plymouth Fury was a headache, but a lift made it less so. (Photo Hagerty)
Valve-lash adjustments are headaches for many motorcycle owners, and sometimes Volkswagen Beetle owners can empathize with the sentiment. Sunbeam Tiger owners lament spark plug replacement—Ford’s small-block is stuffed so far back into the British roadster’s firewall that the rear two plugs must be accessed from inside the car, rather than under the hood. Anyone with a modern car doesn’t relish needing to change headlight bulbs. Changing a spark plug might not be so bad.
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