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.
Brent Ackley teaches you how to install plug wires into the engine of a 1956 Chevrolet 150. He walks you step by step through the installation process, demonstrating the essential classic car maintenance tips and techniques you’ll utilize, including stripping the conducting material and using a ratcheting crimper to achieve the amount of torque you…Watch Now >>
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 >>
Understanding engine timing and timing advance is important when making decisions on your classic car. Mark Simpson explains the difference between “initial timing” and “total timing” and teaches you how to set and check both. Mark also demonstrates the use of a dial back timing light to accurately set timing advance.Watch Now >>