• CCRC 014796f_SS383U_c Understanding a Combination Valve FREE

    Combination valves are common on most classic cars from the 1960s forward. This valve is often misrepresented as the proportioning valve, however the combination valve actually contains three distinctly different functions. Mark Simpson explains the different components within the combination valve and exactly how they function together.

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  • CCRC 014794f_SS381U_c Brake Bleeding PREMIUM

    The final step in most brake projects on your classic car requires bleeding any air out of the brake system. Mark Simpson demonstrates three common ways to bleed your brake system, including the gravity method, vacuum bleeding and the pedal technique. You’ll discover both the proper techniques on bleeding brakes and some helpful tips.

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  • CCRC 014793f_SS380U_c Locating a Vacuum Leak FREE

    Some engine idle and performance issues can be directly related to vacuum leaks. Loose hoses, missing vacuum caps, cracked hoses, failed intake and carburetor gaskets can all be the source of potential problems. Mark Simpson demonstrates some sure-fire ways to assist you in locating a car vacuum leak in your system.

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  • CCRC 014791f_SS378U_c Power Brake Upgrade PREMIUM

    You automatically assume when you purchase a classic car with a power brake upgrade, all the work is done, but that is not always the case. Sometimes the past owners have made choices that don’t really get the job done. When 1968 Oldsmobile Cutlass Convertible owner Doug Sjogren stopped by the Classic Car Restoration Club

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  • CCRC 014790f_SS377U_c Doing a Vacuum Check FREE

    A vacuum gauge is a valuable tool in diagnosing problems with your car. From poor performance to bad braking, the vacuum gauge can help you find the root of many problem. Mark Simpson demonstrates how to perform an accurate engine vacuum test.

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  • CCRC 013910f_SS375U_c Color Sanding and Buffing PREMIUM

    Surface preparation is key to making any good paint job last, but it’s the color sanding and buffing that makes it shine. Mark Simpson demonstrates the process to properly color sand and buff a panel to a glass like finish. We’ll explore the types of sanding blocks to use, sandpaper grit selection, buffing pads and

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  • CCRC 013909f_SS374U_c Filling a Dent FREE

    Cars get dented, even classic cars. We’ll go step-by-step through the process of filling a dent, from proper surface preparation to filler application to final sanding. When done right, no one will ever know you made the repair.

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  • CCRC 013907f_SS372U_c Removing Anodizing From Aluminum PREMIUM

    Most classic car aluminum trim pieces have an anodized finish. While this finish protects the surface from scratches and corrosion, it must be removed before and repairs can be efficiently made. Mark Simpson takes you through the process of safely stripping off the anodized finish without damaging the base aluminum.

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  • CCRC 013906f_SS371U_c Straightening and Polishing Aluminum FREE

    Straightening and repairing aluminum trim pieces can seem like a daunting task, although many of the same skills and processes you use to refinish car body panels are also used when straightening trim. Mark Simpson demonstrates the process of removing dents and scratches and returning a luster to trim pieces by polishing aluminum.

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