Nothing makes your heart sink faster than turning the key on your classic car and hearing that familiar clicking of the starter. Batteries can drain down when not used regularly or when at your local car show and your car sits with the doors or trunk open for extended times. The best insurance you can have is a battery disconnect, as not only does it prevent battery drain down it also serves as a fire and theft deterrent when your car is stored in the shop. Mark Simpson discusses several battery disconnects available from the “Battery Doctor” and installs one in our project car.
Brent Ackley teaches you how to install plug wires into the engine of a 1956 Chevrolet 150. He walks you step by step through the installation process, demonstrating the essential classic car maintenance tips and techniques you’ll utilize, including stripping the conducting material and using a ratcheting crimper to achieve the amount of torque youWatch Now >>
George Vondriska and Brent Ackley give a cruise control update overview. They have a kit from Dakota Digital that allows them to add aftermarket cruise control to the 56 Chevy. There are many little parts but you’ll learn that it is not too difficult to install.Watch Now >>
Car enthusiasts have argued the merits of white LED tail lights versus red LED tail lights bulb. Those that state the white LED bulbs are better in taillights insist they’re just brighter…period. While those that claim the red LED bulbs are better point out that the red taillight lens filters out much of the whiteWatch Now >>
Automotive battery technology continues to evolve, and the processes many of us have used to charge, re-charge and maintain our batteries have changed as well. Scott Parkhurst joins Mark Simpson as they examine how batteries and battery chargers have changed and proper battery charging. They’ll also discuss the pros and cons of Flooded, Gel andWatch Now >>