Replacing valve cover gaskets has never been easier with the helpful tips provided in this Classic Car video. Brent Ackley and George Vondriska begin by taking off the layers of engine to get down to what they need to repair. Since oil has been leaking, it is important to clean the area before the valve cover is removed so that nothing falls into the rocker area. Watch as they work through each step of replacing valve cover gaskets.
George Vondriska pops the hood on Brent Ackley’s 1966 Buick Skylark to take a look at its 225 V6 engine and talk about what it means to be a shade tree mechanic, or someone who can learn to fix some of the problems in a car’s engine with the basic tools they have lying around…Watch Now >>
George Vondriska visually inspects each part of the distributor cap – the cap itself, the router, and the points. He shows what corrosion on the inside of a used cap looks like compared to a new, working one, discusses the different types of routers and teaches you how to set the point cap with a…Watch Now >>
George Vondriska teaches how to use a pressurized device to test the performance of your classic car’s radiator system and radiator cap to prevent the parts from leaking. Also see how this technique prevents the engine of your classic car from overheating.Watch Now >>
To conclude the repairs made on Brent Ackley’s 1966 Buick Skylark, he and George Vondriska need to make a final inspection. They briefly cover everything under the hood from the direction of the gas filter to the transparency of the air cleaner to proper heater and radiator hoses. They’ll help you make sure the general condition…Watch Now >>