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 >>
Whether you’re relocating your battery, making custom length battery cables or powering up a huge audio amplifier in the trunk, knowing the right way to cut and crimp large electrical cables will ensure your new upgrade will work as you intended. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to cut copper cable and crimp on new battery terminalWatch Now >>
Understanding engine timing and timing advance is important when making decisions on your classic car. Mark Simpson explains the difference between “Initial” timing and “Total” timing, and how to set and check both. Mark also demonstrates the use of a dial back timing light to accurately set timing advance.Watch Now >>
George Vondriska explains that malfunctioning cruise control comes from a broken brake switch and it can be a real cheap and easy fix as long as you know you way around a dashboard. Use these helpful tips provided in this video to go through a brake switch replacement for your classic car with ease!Watch Now >>