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 >>
If you have missing heat shields or notice spark plugs lying against the exhaust manifold, you should probably replace your spark plug wires. If you are unsure whether you need to, Brent Ackley will help you examine your valve cover and other parts to double check. After watching this video, you will know how to…Watch Now >>
George Vondriska and Brent Ackley explain how to put spark plugs back into the engine by finding the correct gap and gapping the plug. They also cover the diagnostics of a spark plug before putting it back into your classic car. They give multiple examples of bad spark plugs, discuss what is wrong with them…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 >>