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.
Car enthusiasts have argued the merits of white LED tail lights versus red LED tail lights bulb. Those that state the white LED bulbs are better in taillights insist they’re just brighter…period. While those that claim the red LED bulbs are better point out that the red taillight lens filters out much of the white…Watch Now >>
George Vondriska and Brent Ackley give a cruise control update overview. They have a kit from Dakota Digital that allows them to add aftermarket cruise control to the 56 Chevy. There are many little parts but you’ll learn that it is not too difficult to install.Watch Now >>
Rick Schmidt of National Parts Depot (NPD) joins Dennis Gage in the garage to explore some of the great products offered by NPD to add modern conveniences to classic cars while keeping your car looking completely like stock. Schmidt begins by exploring adding power door locks to almost any car, and continues with power window…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 >>