Many vintage cars use a heat riser tube from the exhaust manifold or intake to the carburetor to operate the choke mechanism. Because these systems rely on hot exhaust gasses to operate properly they are prone to failure over time. Adding headers or aftermarket carburetors can also make the use of heat riser tubes impossible. A good solution is to convert the your car to an electric choke. Mark Simpson takes you step-by-step through the process of electric choke conversion.
Brent Ackley and George Vondriska have a new project to work on, a 1977 El Camino. Mechanically the El Camino is in good shape but the body is in poor shape. The body is what they plan to focus on. Brent and George will be providing lessons on how to work around the fact that you can’t readily find body parts…Watch Now >>
George Vondriska pops the hood on Brent Ackley’s 1966 Buick Skylark to take a look at its 225 V6 engine and talk about what it means to be a shade tree mechanic, or someone who can learn to fix some of the problems in a car’s engine with the basic tools they have lying around…Watch Now >>
If you hit the gas and your classic car goes “vroom, vroom”, but you’re still not moving, it’s time for a clutch replacement. Brent Ackley and George Vondriska show you how to take out the drive shaft and unbolt a majority of the transmission on your car’s engine to remove and replace the clutch.Watch Now >>
To conclude the repairs made on Brent Ackley’s 1966 Buick Skylark, he and George Vondriska need to make a final inspection. They briefly cover everything under the hood from the direction of the gas filter to the transparency of the air cleaner to proper heater and radiator hoses. They’ll help you make sure the general condition…Watch Now >>