• 5:04

    Working on classic cars almost always involves dealing with rusty fasteners. The three most common methods to free up rusted fasteners are brute force, heat or penetrating oil. We’ll take a look at some commercially available penetrating oils and how to make your own penetrating oil that “Machinist Workshop Magazine” claims to outperform them all

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  • 1:36

    Nothing is more frustrating than chipping fresh paint while attaching trim screws. Mark Simpson demonstrates a quick and easy way to use dielectric grease to avoid chipped paint mishaps and finish your classic car off right.

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  • 5:29

    Hose clamps have remained largely unchanged in design since nearly the dawn of the automobile. However, the Power Grip hose clamps provide a new twist on hose clamps, using a heavy gauge heat shrinkable material these clamps get the job done. Not only do they clamp well they adjust their tightness every time the engine

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  • 13:37

    Proving that more can go wrong with a car sitting still than when it is driven regularly, components that are lubricated with 50 plus year old grease can often fail become inoperable. Mark Simpson digs into a vintage wiper motor to determine why it stopped working, then cleans, inspects and re-lubricates the windshield wiper motor

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  • 3:13

    Removing decals from car and trim tape adhesives can seem impossible without damaging the underlying paint. Gary Simpson demonstrates how the process can be done safely and effectively using a tool known as an eraser wheel. Knowing how to use this tool properly will help you safely remove even vintage decals without scratching the paint.

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  • 1:12

    Creating square cuts on round tubing with hand tools can be challenging. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson demonstrates the process of laying out straight and square lines on round tubing and how to cut them.

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  • 2:35

    Fish mouthing is a process of creating a weldable joint when joining two pieces of round tubing, while jigs are available to simplify the process, Gary Simpson demonstrates how to create quality fish mouth tube joints using simple hand-tools.

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  • 0:00

    Often overlooked, welding metal prep is key to achieving good looking and strong welds with proper penetration. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson, explains the importance of properly cleaning metal and demonstrates how to remove mill scale to create stronger welds.

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  • 9:48

    Proper setup of your MIG welding equipment is the first step in achieving good MIG welds. Metal fabricator Gary Simpson demonstrates how to setup your welder, shielding gas, your workspace, and replace consumables on your welder.

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