Many car enthusiasts don’t give their wiring or electrical system a second thought, that is until it fails. On the other hand nothing makes a classic car owners heart sink faster than having their car dead on the side of the road. Mark Simpson joins Bob Wilson of RJ Restorations as they dig in and take the mystery out of under dash wiring restoration. In the 60s, much of the instrument wiring was replaced by thin vinyl and copper circuit boards. Wilson explains how using a quality reproduction circuit board from Classic Industries is a must-do project for many enthusiasts. He also explains the process of restoring under dash wiring and shares his tip for cutting custom width wire wrap.
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 >>
When driving your classic car there are sometimes when you want all the features of a modern audio system but don’t want to give up your original factory radio, or perhaps building that traditional early hot rod and any radio would look out of place. Thankfully the folks at Custom Autosound have a great solutionWatch Now >>
Proving that more can go wrong with a car sitting still than when it is driven regularly, components that are lubricated with 50 plus year old grease can often fail become inoperable. Mark Simpson digs into a vintage wiper motor to determine why it stopped working, then cleans, inspects and re-lubricates the windshield wiper motorWatch Now >>
It’s time to do the under dash wiring for the cruise control system. Brent Ackley recommends using the instruction manual to tell exactly which wires need to get tied to other wires. After the wiring is done, Brent installs the cruise control switch and shares why they chose the style that they did.Watch Now >>