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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Replacing a Differential Gasket
Brent Ackley gives you step-by-step instructions for replacing a differential gasket on a 1966 Buick Skylark classic car. Although it may be a bit messy, you will want to know how to do this because the differential gaskets are what make the wheels go round.Watch Now >>
Final Inspection of Your Classic Car Repairs
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 >>
Tips for Timing the Engine of a Classic Car
Brent Ackley teaches you how to time an engine for a classic car. He explains that all you need is ordinary chalk to mark the timing marks between the harmonic balancer and timing grid.Watch Now >>
Classic Car Maintenance Tips: Timing the Engine
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 in…Watch Now >>
Lame and useless video. Absolutely nothing useful
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Useless video- just two guys talking about a car. Learned nothing.