The foundation for any classic car electrical system is good quality wire and connections. Improperly installed electrical wire crimp connections can lead to electrical shorts, system failures or even fire. Mark Simpson will discuss the different parts of a crimp connector and demonstrate how to install the most common types of electrical wire crimp connectors and shares tips on how to prevent damaging the wire while making crimps. He’ll also explore ways to make modern crimp connectors look at home under the hood of your car with the use of shrink tubing. Then Simpson will demonstrate how to crimp and assemble different types of multi-wire electrical quick connectors, using un-insulated crimp-on terminal clips.
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 solution…Watch Now >>
Automotive battery technology continues to evolve, and the processes many of us have used to charge, re-charge and maintain our batteries have changed as well. Scott Parkhurst joins Mark Simpson as they examine how batteries and battery chargers have changed and proper battery charging. They’ll also discuss the pros and cons of Flooded, Gel and…Watch 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 motor…Watch Now >>
Brent Ackley teaches you how to install a new dashboard cluster into the front of a 1956 Chevrolet 150. He demonstrates the essential classic car maintenance tips and techniques that you’ll utilize, stressing the importance of taking your time so as not to scratch the edges of the dashboard.Watch Now >>