• Car Engine
    1:48

    Gapping the Points on Your Car Engine

    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…

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  • 5:33

    Classic Car Distributor Cap Inspection

    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…

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  • How to Replace Spark Plug Wires
    4:32

    How to Replace Spark Plug Wires

    If you have missing heat shields or notice spark plugs lying against the exhaust manifold, you should probably replace your spark plug wires. If you are unsure whether you need to, Brent Ackley will help you examine your valve cover and other parts to double check. After watching this video, you will know how to…

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  • 3:59

    Putting Spark Plugs Back Into the Engine

    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 them…

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  • Compression Test For Your Classic Car
    4:09

    Compression Test For Your Classic Car

    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,…

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  • 3:17

    The Shade Tree Mechanic: Engine Repair

    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…

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