Working on classic cars almost always involves dealing with rusty fasteners. The three most common methods to free up rusted fasteners are brute force, heat or penetrating oil. We’ll take a look at some commercially available penetrating oils and how to make your own penetrating oil that “Machinist Workshop Magazine” claims to outperform them all in scientific tests.
George Vondriska identifies the different impact wrenches there are. An impact wrench often needs an air line and compressor and an electric impact wrench has a cord that needs to be plugged in. A cordless impact wrench uses a lithium battery and is another option. George explains the advantages to having a cordless impact wrenchWatch Now >>
A sheet metal shrinker/stretcher is perfect for any type of metal fabrication you need for your classic car, and it keeps the metal completely flat (without crimps). Mark Oja gives a brief demonstration on how the stretcher works and then shows you an example of a finished product.Watch Now >>
Craig Hopkins uses his helmet cam to give you an up-close look of the timing, spacing and location of a proper weld. He starts by using a 3 inch grinder to flatten welds out, and then shows you how to create lap and butt welds that are four beads long. Use this helpful welding tipsWatch Now >>
GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) or TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, was known for years by many enthusiasts simply as heliarc welding; a process that often involved very expensive equipment and gases. The cost of equipment has come down dramatically over the years and is now within reach for most auto restoration hobbyists. Like manyWatch Now >>