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 their garage. In this video, learn a few helpful tips regarding engine repair and see how these simple tips can speed up the repairing process.
George Vondriska teaches you how to find the correct gaps between points on your car engine. He starts by showing you how to create the largest gap possible between points. This will not give you the perfect gap, but allows for your classic car to run. Then, he teaches you how to maneuver the gaps to find the perfect…Watch Now >>
Amir Rosenbaum teaches you the three aspects that you can utilize to add power to your car – fuel, spark and air. For a car’s performance, hot air is bad and cool air is good. Amir demonstrates how to install a cold air intake kit that adds 1% horsepower for every 10 degree drop in…Watch Now >>
George Vondriska and Brent Ackley teach you step-by-step how to do a compression test for your classic car. They show how to check the compression of each cylinder whether you are by yourself or with a partner. After analyzing the range of your compression results, you will know whether your engine is in good condition,…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 >>