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.
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-year-old grease can often fail and 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 gear assembly.Watch Now >>
Nothing makes your heart sink faster than turning the key on your classic car and hearing that familiar clicking of the starter. Batteries can drain down when not used regularly or when at your local car show and your car sits with the doors or trunk open for extended times. The best insurance you can…Watch Now >>
George Vondriska teaches you how to install a new wiring harness under the dashboard of a 1956 Chevrolet 150. He demonstrates each of the essential classic car maintenance tips and techniques you’ll use, including the mounting and wiring of the fuse board.Watch Now >>