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.
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George Vondriska and Brent Ackley explain how to put spark plugs back into the engine by finding the correct gap and gapping the plug. They also cover the diagnostics of a spark plug before putting it back into your classic car. They give multiple examples of bad spark plugs, discuss what is wrong with themWatch 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 aWatch Now >>
If you have ever gotten a bolt stuck in your classic car, you want to know how to use an EASY OUT. Brent Ackley shows you the slow, deliberate process so you can avoid making the expensive and time-costly mistake of having to repair a broken bolt. See how this technique helps avoid the need toWatch Now >>
Brent Ackley teaches you how to correctly install a distributor into the engine of a 1956 Chevrolet 150, walking you step by step through the process and demonstrating the essential classic car maintenance tips and techniques you’ll need to utilize. He shows the proper method for opening the intake valves in order to drop inWatch Now >>