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.
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 aroundWatch Now >>
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 partsWatch Now >>
George Vondriska teaches you how to find the correct gaps between points on your car engine. He starts by showing you how to create the largest gap possible between points. This will not give you the perfect gap, but allows for your classic car to run. Then, he teaches you how to maneuver the gaps to find the perfectWatch Now >>
If you have ever gotten a bolt stuck in your classic car, you want to know how to use an EASY OUT. Brent Ackley shows you the slow, deliberate process so you can avoid making the expensive and time-costly mistake of having to repair a broken bolt. See how this technique helps avoid the need toWatch Now >>